Sapphire is primarily known for its AMD Radeon graphics cards, but it looks like the company has nothing against some diversification. Earlier we reported about Sapphire's Nitro LTC cooling system for AMD AM4 processors, but it looks like the manufacturer did not stop there and also quietly launched its Nitro M01 PC chassis. Designed to compete with the best PC cases, the Nitro M01 looks very stylish and is compatible with Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards.
To a large degree, Sapphire designed its Nitro M01 chassis (via @momomo_us) to promote its brands and offer something very stylish and practical to its loyal customers who use its graphics cards. The case features the Sapphire logo on its aluminum front panel as well as the Nitro logo on its aluminum right panel. Its left side has a tampered glass window.
Following the latest trends in gaming PC building, the Sapphire Nitro M01 is a rather compact case with smart internal architecture to ensure sufficient airflows, compatibility with big CPU coolers, large PSUs (up to 245 mm length), multiple 2.5-inch (up to seven) and 3.5-inch (up to two) storage devices, and Sapphire's own high-end long graphics cards (up to 335 mm) with sophisticated air or even hybrid cooling systems. In fact, the unit has an optional side bracket to mount a 240-mm radiator.
The chassis is equipped with several RGB LEDs as well as two USB 3.0 Type-A and 3.5-mm audio connectors on the front.
Since the Sapphire Nitro M01 is a compact chassis, it still has some compromises. For example, systems equipped with multiple drives will not be able to house additional fans, really big PSUs will obstruct installation of huge graphics cards, but such kind of limitations are common for smaller builds.
Just like the Nitro LTC cooler, the Nitro M01 case will only be available in China for now, yet if it is enough successful and Sapphire has enough shipping capacity, it might bring it to other markets. Pricing of the chassis is unknown.
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someone with money should buy this, good on sapphire for not slinging crap!Reply
This is a customized version of a recently popular SFF / MFF case called the SAMA IM01 (amongst other names that vary based on region). It's typically available on NewEgg in it's base form for around $60, and usually has a mesh side panel instead of tempered glass, though apparently tempered glass is coming. It's a very good case that is essentially an NR200 clone but with the ability to fit MATX motherboards, and a bit more room for GPUs and PSUs.Reply
With a gpu that low, all I can think of is... 🎼 Pump pump pump pump the dust 🎼Reply
PC builds are dead, without main components being available back at msrp, and we're still far from it. Congratulations, miners and scalpers, you've killed several markets.
Put all the crotch flashing japanima figurines next to it that you want. It's ugly inside and out and isn't liquid cooled. Bleh...Reply
It’s basically a SAMA IM01 with a glass side panel. The SAMA IM01 however has the option to mount the GPU sideways, but lacked a clear panel to show it off. The Nitro M01 has the clear panel, but removed the ability to mount the GPU on the side… (｢•-•)｢ ʷʱʸ?Reply