G.Skill reveals their Z5i Mini-ITX PC Chassis

An ITX case with support for large graphics cards, 280mm AIOs and more

G.Skill reveals their Z5i Mini-ITX PC Chassis

G.Skill reveals their Z5i Mini-ITX PC Chassis

G.Skill has just revealed a new ITX enclosure design called the Z5i, a PC chassis that supports graphics cards that are up to three slots wide and liquid coolers that feature 280mm radiators. 

So far, G.Skill has not listed this new enclosure design on their website, and neither have they issued us a press release detailing the enclosure. So right now, all we have is the YouTube video below, though it has revealed a lot of information about the compact enclosure. 

With two tempered glass side panels and support for ARGB lighting, the G.Skill Z5i offers many of the visual features that today's PC builders enjoy. That said, we are concerned about graphics cards airflow within this enclosure, given how close graphics cards can be mounted to the enclosure's tempered glass side panels. That said, this enclosure can fit 3-slot graphics cards, which means that thinner two-slot graphics cards should have more than enough breathing space. 

At the rear of G.Skill's Z5i enclosure is space for two 120mm or 140mm fans, acting as this enclosure's exhaust. This is also where liquid cooling radiators can be mounted, with 280mm AIO Liquid Coolers being supported. This design feature allows CPU heat to be exhausted outside of the system directly, which is good news for thermals. That said, there doesn't appear to be space for any fan assistant air intakes, a factor that could make cooling problematic.  

On the front I/O of the Z5i are two USB 3.0 ports and a single USB 3.1 Type-C port. Graphics cards are supported within this system thanks to a PCIe 3.0 extension cable. This may force users of PCIe 4.0 motherboards and graphics cards to lower their GPU's PCIe level in their BIOS' to ensure hardware compatibility. 

     The G.SKILL Z5i mini-ITX chassis features a sleek 5-sided pentagonal design with curved tempered glass side panels on both sides, and capable of supporting 280mm AIO liquid coolers and high-end triple-slot graphics cards up to 330mm in length for a small, yet powerful build. The Z5i aluminum case also includes a USB 3.1 Type-C and two USB 3.0 front panel ports for easy access connectivity, a tool-less side panel hinge design, an easy-to-clean magnetic dust filter, a PCIe 3.0 extension cable, and ARGB underglow lighting support.

G.Skill reveals their Z5i Mini-ITX PC Chassis  
At this time, we know nothing about the pricing or availability of G.Skill's Z5i enclosure. However, given G.Skill's recent YouTube reveal of the enclosure, we expect to hear more about it soon. 

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G.Skill reveals their Z5i Mini-ITX PC Chassis  

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15-06-2021, 13:42:39

Looks slightly on the bigger side. Wonder what the volume is. Other than that it does look pretty good as an itx fan I would love to see a review of thisQuote

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