Overall a great case that I'm very happy with, but with some pretty big caveats. First off, the all metal construction, while extremely solid, also has the issue of being very tricky to build in. There's zero give in any of the materials so you have to struggle at times. The area I struggled the most was with the GPU I was trying to use. Definitely measure the height of your GPU since this seems to be the most important consideration when trying to fit it. I assumed, naively, that the length would be the most important due to it being a vertical installation but no, taller GPUs will hit up against the top of the system and even with braided cables, will not allow you to install it correctly. I had to switch out GPUs in order to finish my build. Finally, I bought the white/red combo and in real life the red is not nearly as vibrant as the photos will have you believe. It very much just looks like unfinished painted metal (which it is) which detracts a bit from the expensive nature of the case. Saying all that though, I do love the size of the case and thermals have been... manageable. It's a great looking case and I don't regret purchasing it, but definitely keep in mind the considerations I've outlined above if thinking about buying.
The case is obviously well built, unfortunately there are some minor tolerance issues. The left and right magnetic side panels do not sit perfectly flush with the main case (one is slightly protruding from the body of the case and one is slightly sunken). That being said, I still like the case, and will likely build some makeshift spacers such that these side panels at least sit in a symmetrical manner.
Just perfect. On the smaller size. Good material. Easy to build. Eye catching ! You can check my review : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2STPeJdxPbs
This mini-itx case looks amazing. The metal construction is good, the small footprint make it stand out. Building in this case is not simple, you need to take it apart (many times), and its difficult to fit everything inside. The screw quality could be better, after screwing without much force, it will get damage and black paint is gone. The case is also sharp, be careful not to damage your PSU cables. Overall I give 7/10 for this case, unfortunately this sandwich stile is not so good for 3080TI FE, there is no room for the graphic card fan, since its 2mm from the middle metal divider. The room on the bottom of the power supply could be 10mm taller, it would make life easier to add slim 12mm fan and increase air flow. It took around 1 month from purchase and delivery to Germany, quite good. Unfortunately one of the magnets was broken. If IQUNIX makes and version of this case, for Founders Edition cards, I would buy it again.
Awesome case, was looking for something SFF with AIO support. Found it in IQUNIX ZX-1. Would love few more millimetres of space behind Psu to hide cables easier. Overall great build quality
Love the aesthetic. Not quite hard to build. Should use 1 hex screw size. And if side panel can remove easier would be great in V2.
Very amazing mini itx chasis that i've ever try ! Best small form factor and ventilation is great. Temperature of gpu (palit rtx 2080 ti dual) never get higher than 65 degrees ! Also cpu ( ryzen 2700x with stock cooler ) never get higher than 60 degree. Obviously with the case open. The quality of material, color and lavoration are great. Only don't have a right space for hdd 2,5"... positition betwen psu and gpu is not the best for cable managment, anymore the temperature of hdd stil not over 40 degree. Sorry for my bad english.
Great case, beautifully machined aluminum. Worth the price and the wait. I have the black water cooler version, running an EVGA xc3 3070 and a intel 10900k with a fractal AIO. Using a m.2 drive as main and opted for using a noctua intustrual fan instead of an the extra hard drive. Shocked with how normal the temps are for such a small case. IT was a fun build, yet the size made it challenging. I thought I could get by without reading the instructions as it’s pretty straight forward design, but found out the hard way the order in which the pieces go in is very important, so follow the manual. Build took me two attempts, 1st to get everything in and ensure post, 2nd to optimize wire management. As other mentioned the case is painted black and doesn’t have an abrasion resistant coating, be very careful not to scratch. Not very visible closed, but the paint already started to wear in the corners of the side piece from take on and off several times. I also ended up ordering custom PSU cables as the stock ones were too long and stiff to fit in this case with the extra case fan. I’d imagine this wouldn’t be as much of a problem with a Ssd there.
Love this case! Fantastic build quality, beautiful design, an absolute pleasure to work with. By far the best looking and feeling Mini ITX case on the market. The one drawback of this case is that the 3080 FE (specifically the FE) causes pretty serious thermal issues as there is no space in between the GPU’s exhaust and the PSU/Mobo. That being said, the build quality and design of the case outweighs these issues and I’ve seen better results after adding an extra fan and replacing the PSU bracket with one that allows a pocket in between the PSU and 3080 FE’s exhaust fan. Overall I would absolutely recommend this case, just be ready to tinker if you have a 3080 FE.
The case looks great! The main draw is obvious the unique design and tiny foot print. Quality of the aluminum panels are very good, the painted finish is generally good, but there are some inner edges where it's uneven. Thankfully those are not in very visible places. Clearances are tight as expected in typical ITX sandwich case, but I didn't have too much issues putting the system together otherwise. Airflow is good and the system is kept quiet and cool even at load. Ideal air flow setup is to have CPU cooler fan set to intake fresh air from side panel, and have the two top case fans set to exhaust. Some of the issues I ran into that potential buyers might want to be aware of: -The included mobo screws just didn't work with securing the mobo to the standoffs as they are too long. But the included extra short screws worked fine once I added in some washers. -The riser cable is PCIE gen 3. If you have a newer PCIE gen 4 graphics card, you need to set it in bios as gen 3 speed, otherwise it won't post. Hopefully, this is something Iqunix can provide in the future.
Still waiting on my motherboard so I can finish this build. But I'm extremely pleased with the aesthetic of this case so far. I look forward to installing the rest of my components.
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well it is always hard to builing sff case this case is really good at more little bit bigger than other a4 size case with water cooling that's why i choose this anyway if you consider more space for next gen gpu just choose this
Packaging is great! Easy to build with. Instructions manual is easy to follow. I just wish the screws were all Phillip screws. Other than that, it's perfect!
Great space optimized case design. Unmatched simplicity and beauty. Much better thermal performance than expected. Thoroughly impressed down to the tiniest detail. The fit and finish are also incredible. I've never seen a case that was machined to this level of precision, not even close.
Great case! Had some trouble getting it together and the panels on the side don’t quite fit flush but it’s super well made and I am really glad I got one!
Being my first ITX build it was challenging and very rewarding. Beautiful case, great finish. Delivery was fast. Only caveat is the three different screw types but a screw driver with multiple heads is provided. In short I love it.
Bought it and received it in about two weeks in the US. The finish is almost perfect, fitting components was slightly hard, but I managed. The GPU clearance of 45 mm is kinda weird as my Sapphire Pulse 5700XT (48 mm wide) would easily fit inside if not for one piece in the corner of the case that is just there to be a continuation of a screw post. Had to sand my card a bit down. Otherwise, great looking case.
Really solid case! The unibody makes it worth the price and the paint finish is beyond beautiful. The manual has some things sorta wrong, like the recommended motherboard screws doesn’t secure it to the chassis, you’d need to use the black hex screws instead. Other than that, the case always leaves a smile on my face when I see it. At $219USD, it’s priced competitively against the NCase M1 in which this provides a good alternative if you favor a more minimal and streamlined design. Love it!
It is a bit on the pricey side but it is a very good case. Overall I am satisfied with this one. One improvement point is to standardize the screw for the case, as right now you will need to change the screwdrivers multiple times while building. Keep up the good work, Iqunix!
This case is very well machined. Clearances are near perfect. The overall simplicity of this case is amazing and beautiful. Perfect for my iTX hackintosh. I first thought the case was anodized however it is painted. This does not matter though since the finish is great. As for cons, there is not a lot of room for cables from the PSU. Especially no where close to enough room for a 3rd fan or an extra ssd. I had a bit of issues fitting my 8/6pin GPU chords to where they didn’t hit the fan. However I ordered some 180 degree adapters and they work well. I wish there was just a bit more room. However, the PSU having two option height positions was VERY helpful. Last con would be the lack of built in ways to remove the side or top panels. They can be VERY difficult to remove and I think a small lip on the back of the side panels would be a great addition so it is easier to remove. I technically have a “defect” in the way my side panel was made (one side of my panel does not fit flush), however this allows for me to pry it open and get access to the inside. Overall a very well designed case and well worth the price.
A challenge to build in but highly rewarding in terms of looks!
Arrived on time, very good instructions, simple building, good fit and finish, very happy with it. Feels super high quality and well built. 2 fans on top and my temps are awesome. (80 ish gaming)
A beautiful case! Clear instructions and easy to assemble. I highly recommend!
The quality is as good as the price. It's a small size, but you can even use 3080 FTW3. But Hex screw is uncomfortable to assemble and it is inconvenient because there is no handle on the panel.
Super sleek and sturdy!!