METALLIC GEAR NEO MINI v2

Metallic Gear Neo Mini v2 is 25.6L in volume and priced at £59.99 in the UK. The Neo Mini v2 case is a reasonable budget Mini-ITX case.

SPECS

VOLUME25.6L
DIMENSIONS 380 x 190 x 355MM (L x W x H)
MATERIALSSTEEL, ALUMINIUM, TEMPERED GLASS
COLOURBLACK/SILVER
I/O2x USB 3.0 TYPE-A
2x 3.5MM AUDIO JACK (AUDIO IN/AUDIO OUT)
LED POWER BUTTON
FORM FACTOR MINI ITX
CPU COOLER SUPPORT MAX HEIGHT: 160MM
GPU SUPPORT EXPANSION SLOTS: 2
MAX LENGH: 345MM
RADIATOR SUPPORTSIDE: 240MM (CHECK WITH MANUFACTURER’S FOR COMPATABILITY)
REAR: 120MM
FRONT: 240/280MM
PSU SUPPORT SFX/SFX-L/ATX
CASE FANS SUPPORTED SIDE: 2x 120MM (NOT SUPPORTED USING FRONT RADIATOR)
REAR: 1x 120MM (COOLER DEPENDANT)
FRONT: 2x 120/140MM
SSD / HDD SUPPORT 2x 2.5″/1x 3.5″
DUST FILTERS FRONT, SIDE, BOTTOM

BUILD

MOTHERBOARDGIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX
CPURYZEN 5 5600X/5600G
CPU COOLERAIR COOLER: NOCTUA NH-C14S/NOCTUA NH-U12A
GPU GIGABYTE RTX 3060 Ti GAMING OC
PSU CORSAIR SF 600 PLATINUM
RAMCRUCIAL BALLISTIX 3600MHz, 16GB 2x8GB CL16
STORAGE256/512GB M.2 NVME + 1TB M.2 NVME
CASE FANSFRONT: 2x THERMALTAKE TOUGHFAN 12 FANS (INTAKE)
SIDE: 2x THERMALTAKE TOUGHFAN 12 FANS/THERMALTAKE TOUGHFAN 14 FANS (INTAKE)
REAR: 1x NOCTUA NF-A12x15/ARCTIC P12 SLIM FAN (EXHAUST)

REVIEW

Despite its problems, the Neo Mini v2 does the job and we don’t think anyone would be disappointed, giving its £59.99 price. From the outside, you’d be hard pushed to realise that this was a budget ITX case with its clean finish, tempered glass and relatively compact size.

We were unable to install a 240mm AIO in the side position, as there simply wasn’t enough room for our AIO of choice (Alpenfohn Glacier Water 240mm High Speed), so the Neo Mini V2 is not 100% compatible with all 240mm AIOs in the side position. If you install a radiator in the front of the case, you lose the ability to mount fans to the side of the case. The Neo Mini V2 case is best suited to air cooling with 5 fan positions and 160mm of cooler height available. This means you can run the fans at lower RPMs without sacrificing much cooling performance.

SOURCE(S)

metallicgear.com

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.