|DIMENSIONS||340 x 140 x 223mm (L x W x H)|
|I/O||USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-C|
|MAX CPU COOLER HEIGHT||50mm / 65mm|
|MAX GPU LENGTH||320mm|
|MAX GPU THICKNESS||50mm / 65mm|
|RADIATORS SUPPORTED||Top / Bottom: 240mm|
|RADIATOR COMPATIBILITY||42mm thickness (radiator + fans)|
|POWER SUPPLY COMPATIBILITY||SFX / SFX-L|
|CASE FANS SUPPORTED||Top: 2x 120x15mm (replaced by AIO fans)|
Bottom: 2x 120x25mm (air cooling only)
|2.5 / 3.5” DRIVES SUPPORTED||2x 2.5″ / 1x 3.5″|
The GEEEK M5 is 10.6L Mini ITX case, priced at MSRP: US$89. Pricing for other regions / per retailer may vary. It features sandwich style layout and adjustable chamber design. Two height and width options are available for internal spine. The side panels come in either vented SPCC steel, smoked or clear acrylic. The M5 case includes 20mm radiator fan screws for fitment of 15mm slim fans to 27mm thick radiator.
All testing was carried out using the hardware above in 20°C room ambient temperature. The AIO Liquid Cooler fans were set to 35dB(a) noise level at distance of 50cm.
|MOTHERBOARD||GIGABYTE B660I AORUS PRO DDR4 (paid link)|
|CPU||Intel 12700K (paid link)|
|CPU COOLER||EK AIO Basic 240 (paid link)|
|GPU||RTX 3070 Ti (paid link)|
|PSU||SilverStone FX600 (paid link)|
|RAM||Crucial Ballistix, 16GB (2x8GB), 3600MHz, CL16 (paid link)|
|STORAGE||1TB M.2 NVME (paid link)|
|AIO FANS||2x Noctua NF-A12x15 chromax.Black (paid link)|
|The internal power supply extension cable caused our Corsair SF600 to bite the dust when adjusting the case while system was in use. This was caused by unstable connection between the external power cable and the internal power extension port at the rear of the case.|
The internal power extension cable; rear port does not provide secure/stable connection and allows for wiggling and/or movement. This means the PC can sharply lose and regain power when the external power cable is moved while system is in use.
We’d 100% recommend replacing the internal power extension cable with aftermarket solution or replacing it with one salvaged from another case as we did.
|10 litre case size (can accommodate seriously powerful hardware in very small footprint)||SPCC vs aluminium case|
|Case modularity (CPU & GPU)||The modular backplate can be easily scratched|
|Hardware compatibility||Spare screws provided don’t use the same size thread head as ones shipped with the case.|
|Reasonable build quality for SPCC steel case|