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Jonsbo N1 ITX Case Stands Tall

Jonsbo N1 Case
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Jonsbo's latest case is the minimalist N1. An aluminum alloy case that looks good both standing tall or flat on your desk. It also manages to squeeze five 3.5 HDD drives, the same capacity as found in many ATX cases.

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Measuring 6.7 x 13.9 x 8.5 inches (170 x 354 x 217 mm) Jonsbo's N1 brushed silver aluminum alloy case is sleek and uncluttered. If space is at a premium setting the N1 upright, using the included aluminum feet will reclaim precious space.

The front I/O is sparse with just a single USB Type-C, USB 3.0 and audio port. The N1 has only a single 140mm integrated fan, drawing air from perforations around the front of the case. The 140mm fan blows air over up to five 3.5 inch HDD drives. Fully populated these drives could cause airflow issues and lead to higher temperatures. Additional ventilation is provided via perforations on the case sides adding to airflow for our CPU, GPU and PSU fans. At the rear of the case is where we find space for an ITX motherboard  and SFX PSU, and there is just enough space left over for a single 2.5 inch SSD drive.

On the rear of the case is a cutout for a GPU, but don't set your heart on an RTX 3000 series or AMD RX card. Space is tight for a GPU and we are restricted to low profile cards less than 185mm in length.

The Jonsbo N1 is an exceptionally nice looking case; between its aluminum body and versatility of orientation, it could be something to look at in the future. 

Price and availability are unknown at this time.

  • kaalus
    Now remove the idiotic prehistoric five slots for 3.5" drives and halve the size of the case. Who in their right mind puts even one, let alone five mechanical drives in their PC these days?
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  • Findecanor
    kaalus said:
    Who in their right mind puts even one, let alone five mechanical drives in their PC these days?
    The case is obviously intended especially for building a dedicated file server, aka a "NAS" (Network-Attached Storage).
    It's not that unusual: almost every PC case manufacturer has at least one such model in their line-up.

    That it is not for a general-purpose computer should also be evident from the fact that the card bay fits only a half-height one-slot card, and not even an "mITX size" GPU.
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  • coromonadalix
    loll i have 8x 3.5" mechanical drives hot swappable and 2x 2.5" ssd drives hot swappable in my pc .. in an modified antec 300 v1 case ...annnd 8 more drives in their caddy
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  • alessandroadorna
    Alternative!?
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  • logainofhades
    kaalus said:
    Now remove the idiotic prehistoric five slots for 3.5" drives and halve the size of the case. Who in their right mind puts even one, let alone five mechanical drives in their PC these days?

    People with large storage needs. Content creators, CAD software users, ect. Just because you personally do not need it, doesn't mean there aren't people that do.
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