Jonsbo, an OEM based in Hong Kong that also does ODM designs for other brands (such as Newegg’s house brand Rosewill) has announced a new Micro ATX chassis called the VR2. The upcoming small form factor case measures 14.9” x 9.4” x 15.8” and is constructed using an SGCC (cold rolled steel) frame along with 3mm thick aluminum-magnesium alloy body panels and 5mm tempered glass side panels on both the left and right sides. The case comes in black, silver, and red.
The SFF VR2 case uses a vertical motherboard design that places the rear IO, power supply input, and PCI slots at the top of the case. The cable clutter is hidden by the top panel of the case and cables are routed out of the back of the case. The vertical mounting design allows for larger graphics cards (up to 12.6" / 320mm) to be installed along with standard ATX power supplies up to 250mm long. Further, while we are on measurements, CPU coolers can be up to 190mm tall.
Further, the motherboard tray can hold either ITX or Micro ATX motherboards with four external PCI slots available for expansion cards.
Cooling is handled by two 120mm fans in the bottom and a single 120mm fan up top. Airflow is going to be restricted with this design, but according to Jonsbo the cooling setup will generate positive pressure and bring in enough cool air to keep things running smoothly even with the single exhaust fan that does not have a direct outside vent above it (we will have to see if reviews confirm these claims, of course!).
The outside of the case is kept simple with subtle curved edges, rounded case feet, and clean front and top panels sans vents. There are two USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) ports and two 3.5mm audio jacks nestled in the bottom right corner and a single silver power button in the top left corner of the front panel. Other than that, even the vents are hidden from view. The red version in particular is quite attractive. The left and right sides of the case feature tempered glass to show off your components as well as your awesome cable management behind the motherboard tray (it's not a rat's nest back there right?? heh).
Internally, the Jonsbo VR2 has a motherboard tray with a very large CPU cutout and cable routing grommets along the bottom edge. This actually works out well except for perhaps the CPU power connector (the grommets are close to the bulky 24-pin and GPU inputs though). A modular power supply is a must though if you want a clean build though; there is no space to easily hide away unused cables.
The case has room for a total of four 2.5" drives and a single 3.5" drive with the 3.5" and two 2.5" SSDs in the main compartment and two SSD mounts behind the motherboard tray.
It is an interesting case from a company that I had not heard of before. More photos and specifications can be found on the company's website.
It is not clear whether we will see the Jonsbo branded version in the US soon or if we will have to wait for a US company to pick up the design and sell it under their own brand (or import it I suppose). Pricing and availability have not been announced yet, but hopefully more information will be released next month at CES.
I quite like this in red,
I quite like this in red, might replace my old red Lian-Li V354 with this for the next build.
Jonsbo is a known case
Jonsbo is a known case company. In USA, most of their cases are sold under Rosewill Legacy name, in Europe under Cooltek (VR2 is already listed there http://www.cooltek.de/en/jonsbo/vr-series/221/vr2-black ).
Interesting, I had not heard
Interesting, I had not heard of them before but I quite like the red version of this. I'm uncertain how well the cooling system is going to work with a single exhaust fan that doesn't have a direct vent to the outside though :-/.
this is a bad case for warm
this is a bad case for warm ambient temp, ’cause it’ll intake passively without any help of a fan.
Probably not as bad as you
Probably not as bad as you think, this case has a couple of intake fans in the floor which are behind the Jonsbo logo.
So, is there some sort of
So, is there some sort of quick release for the top so that you can get to the I/O without unscrewing stuff?
Good question! heh From the
Good question! heh From the looks of it, no, you can take the top piece off after unscrewing the side panels but it looks like the top screws on the left and right panels would also hold the top on? It's hard to tell, I'm trying to find some photos or videos with it being removed/installed but no luck :/.
I would hope for a mATX case
I would hope for a mATX case without optical bays to be a fair bit less than 36L. There are other cases out there that hold a lot more for the same or less amount of space. Perhaps they should have went with a SFX PSU and placed it underneath the MB area and chopped off the entire (photo) left side of the case.
That’s exactly what I was
That’s exactly what I was thinking. The Corsair SF450 and SF600 power supplies are more than enough for builds in this case thanks to how efficient CPUs and GPUs have gotten. If you really need more power, Silverstone and Lian Li have that covered (up to 800W).
Now, if we can only get manufacturers to start producing some high-end micro-ATX motherboards!
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I was sure it was a Jonsbo
I was sure it was a Jonsbo case used in this review https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Case-AMD-Radeon-R9-Nano-Powerful-Gaming-Small-Spaces but it was only a similar design aesthetic. The Raijintek Metis looks very similar to some of the cases here. http://www.jonsbo.com/en/products.html
It looks nice at first, but
It looks nice at first, but then you see it has a window and it is actually extremely large at 36L. Pass.
pls be cheap.
pls be cheap.