EVGA Launches Mini ITX Hadron Air Case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 13, 2013 - 01:44 PM |
Tagged: mini ITX, hadron air, hadron, evga

EVGA has launched a new barebones Mini ITX case called the Hadron Air. The new case is in the same vein as the MiniBox chassis it showed off at Computex earlier this year. The new Hadron Air measures 12" x 6.6" x 12.1" (HxWxD) and is constructed of aluminum with a black brushed finish on the outside.

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The Hadron Air has curved edges and rounded corners. The front of the case is lifted up slightly by case feet, putting the case at a slight angle. There are vents on the top and right side of the case as well as an acrylic window on the left side panel. A bay for a slim slot loading optical drive and the front IO port are located on the right side of the case. The front IO includes two USB 3.0 ports and two HD audio jacks. The back of the case has a bottom mounted power supply, two PCI slots, and two water cooling passthrough grommets.

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EVGA is bundling the case with a small form factor 500W power supply. The PSU is 80 PLUS Gold rated and offers up 40A on the 12V rail. The case supports Mini ITX motherboards, two 2.5" or 3.5" storage drives, and dual slot graphics cards up to 267mm in length. As far as cooling, the case supports two 120mm exhaust fans in the top panel and the power supply has its own small intake fan. A list of compatible CPU coolers can be found here.

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The case comes bundled with a 500W power supply, manual, AC power cord, two SATA cables, and a bracket for a slim slot loading optical drive.

The Hadron Air is available now for $189.99. The Mini ITX chassis is part of the Hadron series of cases which includes the Air and a water cooling optimized version called the Hadron Hydro which is reportedly "coming soon."

More information on the Hadron Air can be found on this EVGA product page.


Source: EVGA

September 13, 2013 | 02:05 PM - Posted by Annoyingmouse (not verified)

LOL, what a coincidence! I was just thinking the Caselabs s3 is too big, and the bitfenix prodigy is too cramped. Now I've got another case that's close, but not perfect, this time because it doesn't support standard ATX PSUs.

September 13, 2013 | 02:30 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Yeah that is a weakness, otherwise it looks like a nice case. I just worry abou the fan noise from the PSU.

September 13, 2013 | 07:29 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

We will have a review of this soon!

September 13, 2013 | 07:45 PM - Posted by fffrantz

I spotted a couple problems with this case, some of which are a a no-go. First, no CPU cutout; Second, the PSU is not interchangeable; last and not least, the interior is not painted but they put black stickers (STICKERS!) on the bare steel panels. Why, EVGA, why ? It's so nice looking though.

September 14, 2013 | 01:18 AM - Posted by biohazard (not verified)

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that just a standerd 1U power supply sure there isn't anywhere near as many options as a normal atx suppy but its not like its irreplaceable or proprietary or any thing.

September 14, 2013 | 07:30 PM - Posted by fffrantz

Probably, yeah, but we'll need confirmation on this. It's still a bit annoying in case anything goes wrong, though. Like I understand why they went this way (and it's actually pretty clever design) but I wish they found a more standard solution.

September 14, 2013 | 02:00 AM - Posted by DeadOfKnight

I had a Hadron for this case until I saw the tiny fan.

September 14, 2013 | 09:54 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This case is garbage. Avoid at all costs. EVGA has the NERVE to ask $189 for this...

September 15, 2013 | 03:52 PM - Posted by Terminashunator (not verified)

I don't care if it's bad, i want it.

September 16, 2013 | 03:33 AM - Posted by Alank Rodriguez (not verified)

The composition of the case is really very cool and nice. It's not too big and not too small.

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