Looking for a cute and cuddly case? Xigmatek may have you covered with its latest Mini ITX-friendly Nebula C chassis which will soon be available in pink, purple, yellow, lime, and emerald colors.
Measuring 305 mm (H) x 260 mm (W) x 260mm (D) or roughly 12" x 10" x 10", the Nebula C has a SECC Steel frame paired with an ABS plastic exterior. There is a power button nestled in the top right corner, front I/O (two USB 3.0 and two audio ports) on the right side, and a triangular orange cutout in the bottom left corner for aesthetic reasons. Apart from that, the Nebula C is smooth plastic with little in the way of vents, logos, or other garnishments. Cooling is handled by a large passive mesh vent on the bottom of the case and a single 120mm fan on the rear panel. There is space for regular ATX power supplies, two expansion slots, and external water cooling radiators by way of two rubber grommets.
Internally, the Nebula C can hold a standard Mini ITX motherboard, a CPU heatsink up to 80mm tall, a full height graphics card up to 230mm in length, one 3.5" drive bay and one 2.5" bay. Using an adapter, you can fit a maximum of three 2.5" drives in this system. The support for ATX power supplies is nice to see as there are many more options in this space as well as better quality parts with lower noise at similar price points ( you would have to spend more money to get these features in a small form factor PSU where available).
Judging from Bit-Tech's review of the glossy white Nebula C, the case looks very easy to work with and the ability to remove all three side panels should make it easy to get at just about every bit of hardware without needing to take anything out of the case. They do note that cable management is a pain, and that a modular power supply is recommended. Since the motherboard is mounted on the bottom with the drive bays and PSU mounted above that, I can see how it could easy start to look like a rats nest in there if you don't plan ahead on this part of the build process. In all, it may be a worthy small form factor case if you have less than $100 and want something with a bit of color.
The refreshed Nebula C cases in pink, purple, lime, emerald, an yellow will be available soon. There is no official word on pricing or availability, but expect them to go for around $80 USD (if the glossy white version is any indication).
I know its not just me, this
I know its not just me, this case is downright fugly. The only way I would use it would be as an open case and without the colored panels.
its different…thats fine,
its different…thats fine, at least someone is finally breaking out of the black or white mold.
These “cube” shape Mini ITX
These “cube” shape Mini ITX does not make any sense anymore…
It is just fugly and a waste of internal space.
Why cannot people think out of the box and just the PCIE riser card in their case?
Look at RVZ01 or even Azza Z which can even fit a full size ATX power supply within its slim body.
The pastel colors are okay, a
The pastel colors are okay, a bit feminim for my taste. IMHO the external design is pretty cool. Raidmax Hyperion case is a much more enthusiast-oriented, this one is probably better for HTPC or media server. Oh I saw a black one in a Hungarian website, pretty cool, it has a silver underplate too. :O Probably modded I don’t know, can’t read the language.