Phanteks 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.
|Dimension (WxHxD)||190mm x 355mm x 375mm|
7.5in x 14in x 14.8in
|MB Support||Mini ITX|
|Front I/O||2x USB 3.0, Mic, Headphone, RGB LED SW|
|Side Window||Yes, Tempered Glass|
PCI Slots & Drive Bays
|120 mm||140 mm|
|Front||2x (1 included)||2x|
|120 mm||140 mm|
|Front||Up to 240||Up to 280|
|Side||Up to 240||N/A|
|120 mm Fan||1x|
|CPU Cooler||160 mm||6.3 in|
|Cable Management||25 mm||1 in|
|Graphics Card||345 mm||13.6 in|
|Power Supply (Including Cables)||190 mm||7.5 in|
|Net Weight||4.9KG (10.8 Lb)|
|Gross Weight||5.8KG (12.8 Lb)|
|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.
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.Article Index: >> A Closer Look at Neo Mini »