NZXT Introduces the Manta Mini-ITX Enclosure

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2016 - 10:00 PM |
Tagged: small form factor, SFF, nzxt, mini-itx, Manta, enclosure, curved steel, case

NZXT has announced their newest enclosure, a mini-ITX design with curved steel panels called Manta.

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This design looks quite round from the outside, and those added curves provide a lot of additional room for different cooling options in what is a very large case for mini-ITX. In fact, the Manta is actually bigger in overall volume than their Source S340, an ATX design! (The Source S340 is 7.87 x 17.52 x 17.01 inches, while this Manta is 9.65 x 16.77 x 17.72 inches.) So how did NZXT allocate all of that internal space?

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The Manta offers a lot of room for fans and radiators.

Here's a look at the specs from NZXT:

  • Motherboard Support: mini-ITX
  • Expansion Slots: 2
  • Power Supply Support: ATX
  • Cooling System:
    • Front: 2x 140/120mm (2 x 120mm included) 
    • Top: 2x 140/120mm 
    • Rear: 1x 120mm (Included)
  • Radiator Support:
    • Front: Up to 280mm 
    • Top: Up to 280mm 
    • Rear: 120mm
  • Drive Bays
    • Internal 3.5”: 2 
    • Internal 2.5”: 3
  • Clearance:
    • CPU Clearance: 160mm
    • GPU Clearance: 363mm
    • PSU Length: 363mm
  • I/O Panel: LED On/Off, Audio/Mic, USB 3.0
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 245 x 426 x 450 mm (9.65 x 16.77 x 17.72 inches)
  • Weight: 7.2 kg (15.87 lbs)

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Front view of the Manta enclosure

The Manta Mini-ITX case is up for pre-order now with a retail of $139.99, with availability estimated for February.

Source: NZXT

January 26, 2016 | 10:42 PM - Posted by KongoMan (not verified)

Is that last picture of the front view distorted at all? The curvature seems very extreme compared to shots of the side, the thing almost look spherical from the front.

January 27, 2016 | 06:27 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

It IS that bulky. :\

January 28, 2016 | 02:18 AM - Posted by donut (not verified)

It looks like a big mouse

January 28, 2016 | 10:19 AM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

That's exactly what I said! Wait... What if it IS a mouse?! The future of PC cases: the entire system resides in the pointing device!

January 28, 2016 | 01:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If the NUC and the Brix and their ilk get much smaller, this is a distinct (and fascinating) possibility.

Instead of a wireless USB receiver, it would be a wireless HDMI or DP receiver. Whole PC inside the mouse, just need a keyboard.

I like this idea.

January 27, 2016 | 05:27 AM - Posted by biohazard918

That case looks like it has eaten and is in the process of digesting another case. Also what is the point of a large mini itx case?

January 27, 2016 | 06:27 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

A bulky case...in 2016...really...

January 27, 2016 | 06:57 AM - Posted by booboop (not verified)

Daaaaaaaamn, gurl! You're as thick as a bowl of oatmeal

January 27, 2016 | 09:08 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This mITX case is exactly what I'm looking for in a mATX case.

January 27, 2016 | 09:46 AM - Posted by Patrick3D (not verified)

At $69 I would buy one, $139 is too much, you can get an H440 for less.

January 27, 2016 | 12:58 PM - Posted by Bill (not verified)

It's pregnant. When's she due?

January 27, 2016 | 04:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I half-expected this to be in Beige instead.

January 27, 2016 | 10:12 PM - Posted by quest4glory

I'm really curious, who wants these relatively large, bulky cases for Mini-ITX systems? Who are these people? I'm going to turn into Jerry Seinfeld until I get answers.

January 28, 2016 | 01:09 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Corsair Graphite 380T probably isn't nearly as bulky as this one, but it's still sorta bulky for an ITX case and I still want one.

Though for me, the portability aspect is important and the 380T has a wicked carrying handle that I don't think any other ITX case compares with at the moment.

February 6, 2016 | 11:13 PM - Posted by JWDickieson

Sebastian will this support a 2 1/2 slot vga card, the pic looks like there's some clearance to do it, but it's best to ask the case guy.

March 7, 2017 | 11:49 PM - Posted by Brian Dean (not verified)

is it enough for office space?

EFR

October 9, 2017 | 04:23 AM - Posted by John Mourey (not verified)

This one is interesting as far as the topic is concern but I am still not sure how effective it is. Does any one using it? If yes, do share your practice experience using is.

Tispy

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