Ultra-Compact Riotoro CR1080 PC Case Is For Full-Size ATX Motherboards

Los Angeles-based Riotoro announced the availability of its ultra-compact CR1080 PC chassis, which can house a full-size ATX motherboard despite its small footprint.

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ProductRiotoro CR1080
MaterialsSteel and Plastic
Dimensions (L x W x H)14.125 x 9.625 x 15.5 -inches
Motherboard SupportATX, micro-ATX, mini-ITX
Drive Bays-5.25-inch Optical Bay-2x 3.5/2.5-inch HDD/SSD Bays-2.5-inch Drive Bay
Fan Mounts-2x Front 120mm Mounts (One Fan Included)-2x Bottom 120mm Mounts-Storage Bay 80mm Mount
Front Panel-2 x USB 3.0-Mic In-Headphone Out

The CR1080 features a sleek steel frame with plastic panels and an inverted design, with the window facing the right side of the chassis. It sports dual compartments; one houses the motherboard and its attached components, which are displayed prominently through the clear plastic side panel, and the other section hides the storage and PSU. The segregated components and the CR1080’s cable routing and mounting points keeps the focus on the parts in the window while ostensibly also offering improved airflow.

Although the bottom and front fan mounts are dual 120 mm, the CR1080 officially supports only up to a single 120 mm liquid-cooling radiator on the front intake. Installing an additional radiator or a 240 mm radiator wouldn't fit with any full-length GPUs, although it may be possible to fit such a water cooling setup into the CR1080 if you use short graphics cards. The storage bay also has an 80 mm fan mount that can provide additional cooling to the two 3.5/2.5-inch drive bays and the stand-alone 2.5-inch bay.

In addition to supporting full-size ATX motherboards, the CR1080 can house power supplies up to 240 mm in length and graphics cards up to 300 mm. With seven PCI-e expansion slots, you can even configure a system with multiple-GPUs, and a dedicated intake for the graphics cards ensure you can properly cool such a configuration in this tiny chassis.

The Riotoro CR1080 is available now at Amazon for $79.99.

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Derek Forrest on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • George Phillips
    That's a very interesting and industrial design for any one doing real work on their computers. At first I was wondering where to place the PSU until I saw the pictures on Amazon.com. The price is also quite amazing. I will look forward for a professional reviewer to review it.
  • Lutfij
    Agreed, the price seems stellar for the sort of aesthetic and functional design elements most would find in modded chassis's. Good work Riotoro!