Raijintek Metis Review
Introduction and Technical Specification
Published: 5th January 2015 | Source: Raijintek | Price: 39.95 |
Measuring just 190x277x254mm (WxDxH), the Metis from Raijintek is one of the smallest cases we've ever reviewed here at OC3D. As you might imagine, you're going to be limited to using just M-ITX boards, yet through some sort of witchcraft, the sorcerers at Raijintek have still managed to create enough room inside for a full size ATX PSU, two SSDs, a single HDD, CPU coolers up to 160mm in height and GPUs up to 170mm long. Quite how they've managed this we're not sure but manage it they have. The Metis is also a bit of a looker, being formed from Aluminium with an internal steel frame to give rigidity and strength. It's available not just in the deep metallic red we have for review here but also an additional five metallic colours. Having had our hands on a few Raijintek products recently we have to say the Metis does appear to be more than a cut above what we've seen so far from the company. Best we get stuck in and see how this little beauty measures up.
|Material||1.5mm Aluminium exterior with o/5mm SPCC Interior|
|Colours||Red, Black, Silver, Blue, Green, Gold|
|Cooling||1x120mm rear included|
|Front I/O||2xUSB 3.0 HD audio|
|Max CPU cooler Height||160mm|
|Max GPU Length||170mm|
Most Recent Comments
If you want to game though, I just checked and the Asus GTX970 DCMOC is exactly 170mm long...Quote
If you want to game though, I just checked and the Asus GTX970 DCMOC is exactly 170mm long...
Unless the 970 is that efficientQuote
Some other notes:
* it is not necessary to remove the PSU bracket to install the PSU, there are cutouts in the case to get a screwdriver in for the PSU mounting bolts. That said,the fact that you can remove it, or the entire aluminum skin, with just a few screws, does help ease build-time headaches.
* an SFX PSU with adapter plate gives you a little more room, but a modular/semi-modular ATX PSU works just fine and eases the cable management problem. Just take good note that longer PSUs and longer graphics cards will fight for space.
* the power switch is circled by a white LED that turns red for HD activity. Note that there is no reset switch!
* it might be possible to mount a 120mm radiator in the back, but you'd have to make sure it did not interfere with any drives mounted in the bottom, or the graphics card at the top.Quote
Raijintek should have gone with SFX PSU....Quote