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    NZXT Manta

    It's arguably NZXT's cutest chassis to date, but is it any good?
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    Re: NZXT Manta

    ... you wouldn't need to search for too long to find a micro-ATX case that's the same size or smaller ...
    Indeed - there's one in my living room....

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    Re: NZXT Manta

    A 46 litre mITX case.

    I have two Silverstone mATX cases that are both around 30 litres in capacity. In fact, I could add my SG07 ITX case to one of them and the net capacity would still be less than the NZXT.
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    Re: NZXT Manta

    I've got an SG13. I'd pick that over this. I mean you go m-itx to be small. This just isn't imo. Maybe a Mini-Manta will follow thats a true m-itx case

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    Re: NZXT Manta

    I really like the look of it but it is ridiculously large for a mini ITX case. My ATX case is smaller (~42 litres). It would be interesting to know what the interior dimensions are, minus the curved panels and the rather large 'feet'. There's masses of empty space between the front fans and the motherboard, even with push and pull fans on the front radiator too - even accounting for the possibility of mounting a large graphics card in there.

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    Re: NZXT Manta

    The case looks ok, and it maybe me but looks like it is bulging and about to explode.
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    Re: NZXT Manta

    I thought my Node 304 was a bit porky! It's got an overclocked & watercooled i5 4690K, and a GTX 980 but yeah, it's the PSU that causes the only headaches (even with a mITX cable kit, it's still tight with the GFX card and PSU).

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    Re: NZXT Manta

    Not a bad looking case. Only gripe might be unless I goet a chance to check it out closely is for the wiring.
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    Re: NZXT Manta

    Never mind smaller mATX cases - can anyone find a bigger mATX case? Surely a mini H440 would have been more sensible - much the same, only without the curved panels (and a massive amount cheaper)

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    Re: NZXT Manta

    Yes it's pretty huge - and I definitely wouldn't buy it for that reason - but I still think it's a really good looking case.

    I think what it's crying out for is a talented modder to get hold of one and go town - there's space for an amazing looking water-cooling setup in this thing! If only NVidia/AMD were still making dual-GPU cards...
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    Re: NZXT Manta

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    A 46 litre mITX case.

    I have two Silverstone mATX cases that are both around 30 litres in capacity. In fact, I could add my SG07 ITX case to one of them and the net capacity would still be less than the NZXT.
    Wow. My InWin 901 is big at 24 litres. This looked interesting until you realize just how big it is. Heck, my prior TJ09 was massive but apparently 67 litres. mITX at 2/3 of that? I'm out.

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    Re: NZXT Manta

    Well done on the retro, 1960s-TV styling - but this is 2016 and it's a PC case.

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