Lazer3D LZX-8

Lazer3D LZX-8 is an 8.6L Mini-ITX case. The LZX-8 can be stood vertical or horizontal and is available for purchase on Amazon & Lazer3D.com

SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS220 x 245 x 160mm (L x W x H)
VOLUME 8.6 Litres
MATERIALSAluminium Corner Pieces & Acrylic Panels
I/O2x HD Audio
2x USB 3.0 Type-A
1x USB (Gen 1) Type-C (uses same cable as USB Type-A)
MOTHERBOARD COMPATIBILITYMini-ITX
MAX CPU COOLER HEIGHT72mm (62mm recommended if fan on top of cooler)
EXPANSION SLOTS2
MAX GPU LENGTH205mm
MAX GPU THICKNESS50mm (2.5 Slots)
POWER SUPPLY COMPATIBILITYSFX / SFX-L
CASE FANS SUPPORTED1x 120 / 140x25mm
2.5 / 3.5” DRIVES SUPPORTED 2x 2.5″ / 1x 3.5″

BUILD

The LZX-8 is capable of cooling upto 12600K & RTX 3060 Ti, however we opted for more conservative build featuring Intel 12400 & RTX 3050.

CASELazer3D LZX-8 (paid link)
MOTHERBOARDGIGABYTE B660I AORUS PRO DDR4 (paid link)
CPUIntel 12400
CPU COOLERThermalright AXP120-X67 +  NF-A12x15 chromax.Black (paid links)
GPU ASUS RTX 3050 Dual OC
PSU Corsair SF600 Platinum (paid link)
PSU CABLESCableMod SFF Cables (affiliate)
RAMCorsair VENGEANCE LPX, 16GB (2x8GB), 3600MHz, CL16 (paid link)
STORAGE1TB M.2 NVME (paid link)

THERMAL BENCHMARKS


FEEDBACK

We’d like to see lower profile case screws to reduce visibility and prominence in future. We’ve included an example with the right side screw (LP) vs left (original) in the image above.

The top panel (side panel I’m vertical orientation) uses five screws to secure. This means it cannot be flipped so either side can be on the interior or exterior. This additional screws feels unnecessary and out of place.

The case design causes the display connector to be pushed up against the case when using the bottom port on the GPU. This also puts strain on the port and motherboard PCIe slot. We recommend not using the bottom display port on your graphic card with the LZX-8.


CONCLUSION

The LZX-8 is a unique case and different from majority of SFF cases available. The matte panels are thick, high quality, and fingerprint resistant.

LIKEDDISLIKED
Size (8.6L)Vandal switch cables extremely long for case size and multicoloured (this is been addressed by Lazer3D for future cases)
Easy to assemble and build inCase screws have high profile heads making them more noticable on exterior
Case personalisation availableTop panel uses five screws when four is sufficient
Strong, sturdy paneling
Case can be stood vertical or horizontal
Stylish & unique appearance
Modular front I/O cables
Strong cooling performance

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