EVGA Introduces the Hadron Air Mini-ITX Enclosure

Lately, there seem to be many developments on the Mini-ITX front, and as a manufacturer, it's wise to focus on what's currently popular. As such, EVGA is releasing the Hadron Air enclosure, which is a Mini-ITX case.

The idea of the Hadron Air is that it is a compact enclosure able to house relatively powerful components. It has room for up to two 2.5" or 3.5" drives and two 120 mm case fans. Graphics cards can measure up to 267 mm long, which might be a tad too short for the most powerful graphics cards, but can still house beasts. On the right side of the case there is a slit, behind which a slim slot-loading optical drive can be mounted. Next to this, users will find two USB 3.0 ports as well as a pair of HD audio ports. The left side of the case features an acrylic side window.

The case also has its own built-in PSU -- a 500 W 80-Plus Gold unit, which is more than enough to power almost anything you'll mount in this enclosure.

EVGA has granted the case a three year manufacturer warranty, and slapped an MSRP price on it of $189.99. For a Micro-ATX case, it might be a bit much, but remember, it has a custom-tailored 500 W 80-Plus Gold PSU inside it. There was no word on availability.

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Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • Hellbound
    ...introduced, like a week ago......
  • nukemaster
    It kind of reminds me of an old Sony computer.

    It is a nice looking case imo.
  • BulkZerker
    The price is wrong Bob. Way too much for what's there
  • ttcboy
    1) Price is way too high
    2) Since the PSU is custom made, u'll have a hard time getting replacement.
  • agnickolov
    The reference to the LHC cannot be missed, but I'm not sure what do they imply with that... That you can unleash a torrent of energy within the enclosure perhaps?
  • spentshells
    If the price wasn't so high I think I would get one.
  • rwinches
    Better Info unpacking and loaded.
    The systems does include 2 120 fans and does not sound loud when running in the video.
    There are pass throughs for water and there will be a hydra water model.
  • supermag24
    Hey its the Bitfenix prodig........ oh, wait.
  • balister
    11551817 said:
    1) Price is way too high
    2) Since the PSU is custom made, u'll have a hard time getting replacement.

    As to #2, no, it won't be.

    Seasonic 500W 1U Gold PS with 40A on 12V rail
    As to #1, I wouldn't say it's exhorbinantly overpriced, but it is overpriced by probably $20 to $30 considering the price of the PSU involved. The case without the PSU should probably be in the $60 to $70 range, thus the inclusion of the PSU should kick it up to around $160 to $170.
  • Durandul
    Like the article said, If you include the PSU, the price isn't that bad. $100 dollar case plus $90 gold rated PSU is what I'd go for on a desktop, why cheap out on a M-ITX?