Raijintek Metis Review
There's not a lot of room to play with inside the Metis, so achieving a tidy build will take time, planning and a careful selection of components. We've started, as the instructions suggest, by inserting the M-ITX motherboard. The case then needs prepping to take the PSU, which involves removing two of the four feet to gain access to the screws securing the PSU retaining bracket
The PSU retaining bracket is then removed from the case prior to having the PSU attached to it. It is essential that the PSU be fitted onto the bracket in the correct direction, so as to have the fan facing towards the case's interior. A PSU connection cable runs from the base of the PSU rearwards through the roof of the case to the IEC socket at the back. We've had to use a shorter PSU than our usual as although there's still a bit of headroom anything longer than 140mm will not leave you much room to turn cables around in and even then will still impinge on the room for the GPU.
In the end, even with the shorter PSU we still weren't able to mount our old faithful Asus EN 8800 GT card, and it's not exactly a behemoth. We think some of the shorter lower performance GPUs should go in here though, provided of course they're under the 170mm limit outlined by Raijintek. We were though still able to fit our Havik 120 cooler although with it in there's not a lot of room for much else. As there's no rear of motherboard cable management space we also had to resort to tucking away unused lengths above the PSU.