EVGA Hadron Air is a Mini ITX Case Built for Enthusiasts

Paul Lilly

Put big things in this small package

Take a look around and you won't find many mini ITX computer cases designed specifically for power users. It's a tricky form factor when you're working with high-end parts, though not one that's impossible to work with, a point EVGA set out to prove by developing the Hadron Air. The Hadron Air is one of not many mini ITX cases for enthusiasts, measuring in at 305mm (12 inches) high by 169mm (6.65 inches) wide.

It comes with an integrated high-performance 500W Gold rated power supply that delivers up to 40A on the +12V rail. While some on EVGA's Facebook page have voiced concern about using a 500W PSU in an enthusiast build, EVGA says it's been tested to run just fine with a GeForce GTX Titan graphics card.

On a related note, the Hadron Air supports most full sized graphics cards (up to 267mm/10.51 inches, double slot). It also has a pair of USB 3.0 ports, two drive bays with support for either 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives, and support for a slim slot load optical drive (not included).

If you're into water cooling, EVGA says it will have another version called the Hadron Hydro on the market soon. In the meantime, the Hadron Air is available now for $190.

One more thing. EVGA is running a contest where it's offering up a complete Hadron DIY kit for just $0.99. All you have to do is fill out a short 5-question survey to be entered to win. The DIY kit consists of the Hadron Air case, Intel Core i7 4770K processor, 8GB of DDR3-1600 memory, 120GB solid state drive, GeForce GTX 780 ACX graphics card, and EVGA Z87 Stinger mITX motherboard. The total value is over $1,600.

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