NZXT has launched the Manta - a mini-ITX case with a curved design and extensive water cooling support.
It's been a while since we've seen a mini-ITX case from NZXT, and while the Manta sports a slightly unoriginal internal design that's similar to other large mini-ITX cases out there, it looks quite different externally.
There are no large forward-facing air vents - instead, NZXT has opted for side vents in both the roof and front panel to feed the numerous fan mounts inside. You get a pair of 120/140mm fan mounts in both these locations and NZXT claims that each supports up to 280mm radiators such as those included with its Kraken X61 AIO coolers potentially making this one of the best mini-ITX cases for water cooling.
You can see more in the original press release below:
NZXT presents Manta, its breakthrough ITX Case
Los Angeles, CA, January, 26th, 2016 – Softening the lines, changing the game, putting everything out there for everyone to see. NZXT takes ITX to a whole new level with a revolutionary design and uncompromising quality.
Forged with groundbreaking manufacturing technologies, Manta is the world’s first case equipped with curved, structurally reinforced steel panels. Yielding double the cable management space and unparalleled liquid cooling support, this case sets a new standard for mini-ITX.
“NZXT strives to deliver meaningful innovation across every product we are designing. Manta, our first ITX case, provides an innovative and efficient answer to the ITX equation for PC users who are looking for effortless and superior build” says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder & CEO.
Quality: durable and elegant
Manta utilizes an innovative new manufacturing process to create curved steel panels that offer a beautiful blend of elegance and strength that is unmatched by traditional ITX designs Echoing the smooth lines of an exotic sports car, it is a case that is designed for flaunting and accordingly equipped with the biggest window of any ITX case to date.
Innovation that matters
Leveraging its innovative curved design, Manta features unparalleled interior space for an effortless build. Smart interior layout and generous volume result in support for the largest power supplies and graphics cards while still offering an abundance of space for cable management and organization.
Another benefit of Manta’s roomy interior is its ample natural airflow and expandability for water cooling. It’s the first ITX case to support up to three radiators at once (2 x 280mm in the front and 1 x 120mm at the rear), making it a top choice for premium builds and custom loops.
Manta is also fitted with all of NZXT’s award-winning features such as rear I/O lighting, integrated PWM fan hub, SSD display and PSU shroud. Combined with Manta’s cutting-edge interior layout, building a PC system is as easy as it gets.
Manta is available in Matte White/Black, Matte Black/Red, and Matte Black with or without a windowed side panel.
Price: £99.99 +VAT / €139.99 +VAT
Availability: Shipping in mid-February
Dimensions W: 245mm x H: 426mm x D: 450mm
Materials: Fully steel plated exterior, steel chassis
Total Weight: 7.2kg
Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX
External features: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x Audio/Mic, I/O Panel LED On/Off
Bays & expansion
Internal 3.5’’ - 2
Internal 2.5’’ - 3
PCI expansion slots - 2
Front : 2 x 140mm/120mm (2 x 120mm included)
Top: 2 x 140mm/120mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm (included)
CPU Cooler 160mm
GPU Clearance 363mm
PSU Length 363mm