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NZXT Manta Mini-ITX Case Released – Bend The Rules!

NZXT officially announces their latest concept case, the NZXT Manta mini-ITX case that, according to NZXT, “bends the rules” by providing an innovative and very attractive curved steel panels offering a mixture of elegance and functionality. The new NZXT Manta supports only mini-ITX motherboards (obviously), but it has the enough room to accommodate a full sized graphics card and can support water cooling setup, both all-in-one and custom liquid cooling. Expect a full review of the Manta from us very soon, in the meantime check out more details about this new case and some photos from the official news below.

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NZXT Manta Mini-ITX Chassis Released

NZXT presents MAnta, its breakthrought ITX case: 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.

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According to Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder & CEO: “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”.

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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.

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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.

Breakthrough Performance
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.

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NZXT Manta Features and Specifications

  • New manufacturing technology offers unparalleled build quality
  • Elegant, curved steel paneling and window
  • Double the cable management space
  • Dual 280mm liquid cooling support
  • Kraken X61-ready with push/pull capabilities
  • Integrated PSU shroud for a beautifully clean build
  • Fully filtered, easy-to-remove intake
Model Number CA-MANTW-M2 (Matte Black/Red)
Motherboard Support mini-ITX
Dimensions W: 245 x H: 426 x D: 450mm
Weight 7.2kg
Clearance CPU Clearance: 160mm
GPU Clearance: 363mm
PSU Length: 363mm
Cooling System Front: 2 x 140/120mm (2 x 120mm included)
Top: 2 x 140/120mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm (Included)
Radiator Support Front: Up to 280mm
Top: Up to 280mm
Rear: 120mm
Drive Bays Internal 3.5”: 2
Internal 2.5”: 3
External Electronics I/O Panel LED On/Off, 1 x Audio/Mic, USB 3.0
Expansion Slots 2
Power Supply Support ATX
UPC 815671012760 (Matte Black/Red)
EAN 5060301693092 (Matte Black/Red)

Price and Availability

The NZXT Manta mini-ITX chassis comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $139.99 USD; and is available in Matte White/Black, Matte Black/Red, and Matte Black with or without a windowed side panel. Day 1 pre-order on the NZXT store with an expected shipping date of Feb. 5, 2015.

NZXT Manta Mini-ITX Photo Gallery

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