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Metallic Gear: Neo Mini mITX Case Review

Neo Mini mITX

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Neo Mini mITXPhanteks has created a slick new product brand called MetallicGear. One the products line has been given the name or NEO. The Neo product line consists of Mini ITX, Micro ATX, and Full ATX cases. All of the mentioned cases have identical features that offer flexibility for the different form factors. Each case is offered with Sandblasted Aluminum finish, Steel Chassis, and Tempered Glass doors.

Review Sample Provided by: Phanteks
Product Name: Metallic Gear Neo Mini
Price at time of review: $ 69.99 USD
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Case Specifications

 

Dimension (WxHxD)190mm x 355mm x 375mm

7.5in x 14in x 14.8in

Form FactorMini-Tower
MaterialsSandblasted Aluminum

Steel Chassis

Tempered Glass

MB SupportMini ITX
Front I/O2x USB 3.0, Mic, Headphone, RGB LED SW
Side WindowYes, Tempered Glass

PCI Slots & Drive Bays

PCI Slots2x
Internal 3.5″1x
Internal 2.5″2x

FAN

120 mm140 mm
Front2x (1 included)2x
Side2xN/A
Rear1xN/A

RADIATOR

120 mm140 mm
FrontUp to 240Up to 280
SideUp to 240N/A
Rear120N/A

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

120 mm Fan1x

CLEARANCE

CPU Cooler160 mm6.3 in
Cable Management25 mm1 in
Graphics Card345 mm13.6 in
Power Supply (Including Cables)190 mm7.5 in

PACKAGING

ModelMG-NE210_BK01

MG-NE210_SR01

Net Weight4.9KG (10.8 Lb)
Gross Weight5.8KG (12.8 Lb)
Package Dimensions

(WxHxD)

427 mm x 270 mm x 455 mm

16.8 in x 10.6 in x 17.9 in

The packaging of Neo Mini is similar to the packaging you see of on the budget cases. The packaging is simple as it has the basic cardboard box with a description of the case inside. Entire package weight about 13Lb. This is about what you would expect from Mini ITX case with tempered glass.

The case is supported by two plastic foam inserts and it is wrapped in a protective bag to prevent from any accidental scratches during shipping. Once the case was out of the box and free from the plastic bag, I found another protective film on the tempered glass.

Neo Mini mITX

This case does come with an accessory box. Inside this box, I found about two dozen random screws, four zip ties and instructional manual for the case.

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Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 15 years now. As a Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspects of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of the latest technologies.

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