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Sapphire's working on an ultra-compact MATX/ITX Case for High-end Gaming PCs

The Sapphire Nitro M01 is incredibly versatile

Sapphire's working on a ultra compact MATX/ITX PC Case for High-end Gaming PCs

Sapphire's working on an ultra-compact MATX/ITX Case for High-end Gaming PCs

Thanks to @momomo_us on Twitter, we have gotten a look at Sapphire's upcoming NITRO M01 computer case, which is due to launch alongside the company's upcoming NITRO LTC CPU Cooler.

Unlike most compact PC case designs, Sapphire's NITRO M01 is designed with versatility in mind, supporting Micro-ATX (MATX) and Mini ITX (MITX) motherboard designs and either a full-sized ATX or compact SFX power supply. 

GPU-wise, Sapphire's NITRO M01 chassis supports graphics cards that are up to 335mm in length. On the rear I/O of this enclosure is four PCIe slot covers, confirming that this enclosure can support graphics cards that are up to four PCIe slots thick.

Sapphire's working on a ultra compact MATX/ITX PC Case for High-end Gaming PCs  
Depending on your chosen hardware, Sapphire's NITRO M01 enclosure can support CPU tower heatsinks or a full 240mm liquid cooling radiator. Sapphire claims that their NITRO M01 chassis supports RGB lighting, though the images on Sapphire's website highlight few RGB elements. 

With their M01 chassis, Sapphire is targeting PC gamers who want a compact enclosure that can accommodate the company's largest graphics cards. With support for MITX and MATX motherboard, users will also be able to utilise a broad range of other hardware within this enclosure, which s great news for system builders. 

Sapphire's website imagery suggests that Sapphire also plans to release Nitro series power supplies sometime in the future, with the image below showcasing a 600W model. 

In all, Sapphire's Nitro M01 case is 392 x 185 x 303mm in size, supports air-based CPU coolers that are up to 155mm tall and appears to ship with two 120mm fans. 


Sapphire's working on a ultra compact MATX/ITX PC Case for High-end Gaming PCs  
Since Sapphire has not officially revealed its Nitro M01 case, we currently cannot comment on the enclosure's pricing or release date. 

You can join the discussion on Sapphire's ultra-compact NITRO M01 PC case on the OC3D Forums


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29-07-2021, 14:58:31

AngryGoldfish
Seems like a slightly bigger version of the NR200 with slightly more versatility and a more flashy aesthetic. But that's not a good thing in my opinion. The NR200 was already a big case for the SFF form factor.Quote

29-07-2021, 15:28:04

Warchild
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Seems like a slightly bigger version of the NR200 with slightly more versatility and a more flashy aesthetic. But that's not a good thing in my opinion. The NR200 was already a big case for the SFF form factor.
I think thats the whole point, so they see people opting for these and modding/watercooling them etc. The extra space gets more appeal i suppose.Quote

29-07-2021, 16:16:55

tgrech
Have they made this less wide than the NR200 though? I thought the NR200 only had a few mm below what was needed to fit a DH15, to the point where it would fit with a couple of additional holes for the heat pipes to poke into a little, whereas this has a CPU cooler limit of 155mm, seems like a bit of an oversight or differing direction? As that seemed like an obvious improvement to the NR200 imo, add literally 2mm to the width and be able to fit the top cooler on the market.Quote

29-07-2021, 21:05:13

AngryGoldfish
I'm one of those people that thinks SFF should be SFF. It's weird to say, but the fun is not being able to fit the best of the best but still being able to have amazing cooling and noise performance. Adding height here or clearance there for this, that, or the other takes away much of the challenge and uniqueness. I see the value in no compromise ITX cases, but that's not "ultra-compact" or "SFF" in my books. Besides, it's somewhat of a misnomer to want a no-compromise ITX case when ITX motherboards are themselves a compromise. Again, I do see value in it because some people want extreme performance but NEED a tiny case due to living in small apartments, but personally I want a tiny case because I want a tiny case, and I want all the challenges that come along with that.Quote

30-07-2021, 02:47:51

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
I'm one of those people that thinks SFF should be SFF. It's weird to say, but the fun is not being able to fit the best of the best but still being able to have amazing cooling and noise performance. Adding height here or clearance there for this, that, or the other takes away much of the challenge and uniqueness. I see the value in no compromise ITX cases, but that's not "ultra-compact" or "SFF" in my books. Besides, it's somewhat of a misnomer to want a no-compromise ITX case when ITX motherboards are themselves a compromise. Again, I do see value in it because some people want extreme performance but NEED a tiny case due to living in small apartments, but personally I want a tiny case because I want a tiny case, and I want all the challenges that come along with that.
I feel the same way. Most of the ITX cases are still more than 20L. Nothing small about them.

I love my NCase M1 v6. Fits most of everything and is still small. Though I would consider it at the upper range of SFF personally.Quote
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