Raijintek METIS EVO TG and AL launched!
The Raijintek METIS EVO AL is the updated version of the popular METIS Mini-ITX SFF case and features vast improvements. The designers at Raijintek have paid particular attention to cooling and have significantly improved the airflow. The front panel is now made entirely of a fine mesh, behind which a huge 200mm fan can be installed. The back and base also have air holes, as does the solid aluminium cover of the AL version. This enables airflow from all sides to installed hardware. The side panels of the TG version are made of tempered glass and are fastened with spacers, further enhancing the airflow.
The SFF case has the form of a slim cube and is ideal for Mini-ITX motherboards. It is made of two millimetres thick, coloured anodized aluminium and measures only 29.3 cm (width) by 26.3 cm (height) by 29 cm (depth). A motherboard can be mounted vertically, being attached to a steel frame that extends from the back and bottom to the front. The rear of the case has a solid aluminium cover with mesh and the front is also covered with a fine mesh, which also serves as a dust filter.
With the METIS EVO TG’s innovative design, Raijintek have struck a good balance between creating the smallest possible volume and maintaining utility. This allows the user flexibility in their choice of components to fit inside while maintaining a compact exterior. New in this version are the additional fan slots. Up to two 92 mm fans can now be mounted on the rear, and either a 92 mm or even a 120 mm fan can be attached on the base. The front 200mm fan can be replaced by a smaller 140mm or 120mm version. This creates an effective airflow that cools installed hardware. A CPU cooler up to 135 mm can be installed. Those who prefer water cooling, can mount a radiator up to 200 mm long in the front . Bear in mind though, in that case the length of the dual-slot graphics card is limited from a maximum of 280 millimetres to 220 millimetres.
The METIS EVO TG also provides enough space to mount two 2.5/3.5-inch drives in the HDD cage under the cover. Two additional 2.5-inch drives can be mounted on the HDD cage and bottom of the case. The full-fledged ATX power supply on the rear can be replaced by a compact SFX power supply , brackets for both are included. Stable feet are located on the underside, which also ensure good noise and vibration dampening and airflow from below.