The fine curves of the UMX1 automatically draws attention to itself. A design highlight of the case is without a doubt, the peppy designed case foot. There is a 35mm high recess between the bottom of the chassis and the foot. One advantage of this is that the bottom-mounted SFX PSU can freely draw in cool air for optimum cooling. This contributes significantly to the extension of the life expectancy of the power supply.
Thanks to specially decoupled side panels, the UMX1 is also very quiet during operation. The side panels rest on a specially designed silicone pad, optimally absorbing any vibrations that may incur.
The compact case is designed to house a full-fledged PC with the smallest possible dimensions based around a Mini-ITX motherboard. Due to the compact size, the UMX1 offers no assembly areas for optical drives or expansion cards and thus follows the original Mini-ITX ethos. It is aimed at users who are looking for a very stylish PC for typical living room applications.
The main body of the UMX1 is made of high quality 0.8/1 mm thick SGCC steel and gives the case maximum stability. The outer shell consists of 2.0 mm thick aluminium panels that encase the steel body. The brushed aluminium is of the highest quality and gives the UMX1 an extremely attractive appearance.
The interior of the UMX1 offers a simple yet functional design. The UMX1 can be equipped with SFX power supplies and above the power supply, a Mini-ITX motherboard can be mounted. Despite the minimalist dimensions users can install CPU tower coolers with a maximum height of 130mm.
The UMX1 accommodates up to three hard drives in a specially designed HDD cage/tray. Four screws hold the tray in-place and once removed up to two 3.5" and one 2.5" HDD/SSDs can be installed. All drive mounts are equipped with anti-vibrations mounts.
The ventilation system of the UMX1 is designed to minimise noise while ensuring the best possible cooling. A 120mm fan is pre-installed under the top cover which provides the exhaust's warm air out of the top of the chassis. If required, an 80mm fan can be installed at the rear of the case to increase cooling. The floor of the case features dust filters to ensure that dust stays out. These filters can be easily removed and cleaned. Features • Elegant Mini-ITX chassis
• Aluminium outer shell with steel body
• Accommodates Mini-ITX motherboards only
• Supports Small form factor PSUs
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- 6 months
- Return to base
- DOA Period:
- 180 days
- RTB Period:
- 6 months
Date Issued: 6th Jul 2011
There's more choice than ever before, but which computer case is right for you and which features should you look out for?
Date Issued: 20th Oct 2008
The modern PC is potentially a mass of heat output and heat production hot spots. With CPUs rated at more than 100W of heat output, single graphics boards carrying similar ratings (and people want to run two!), multiple hard drives the norm, lots of memory and mainboards covered in heatpipes to combat toasty core logic and PWM circuits, a PC appreciably warming up a room when it’s working hard is no joke.