Our Editor in Chief came across something unexpected in EVGA’s suite at the Consumer Electronics Show. Amid the company’s latest graphics cards, motherboards, and power supplies was an interesting new addition: a small-form-factor enclosure dubbed the Mini-ITX Box.
This is EVGA’s first stab at a PC enclosure, and it was designed "inside and out" by the company. EVGA plans to offer two versions: one without liquid cooling and one with an integrated radiator, pump, reservoir, and fill cap—but no CPU block. Both models will also include an optical drive, a 500W power supply with pre-routed cables, and USB 3.0 connectivity. (Don’t let the black hue on those front-panel USB ports fool you; EVGA confirmed that they are indeed SuperSpeed-capable.)
Now, the demo unit pictured above is a prototype. EVGA tells us the case will be refined with a black power supply and a removable brace above the graphics card. Initial shipments are scheduled for the June-July time frame.
Although neither version of the Mini-ITX Box will come with a bundled motherboard, EVGA already offers a Mini-ITX mobo based on Intel’s Z77 Express chipset. The EVGA Z77 Stinger is already available at Newegg for $199.99, or $179.99 after a $20 mail-in rebate.