GEEEK has shown us a new feature of its upcoming M5 SFF case, the ability to adjust the spacing for the CPU and GPU depending on what needs more cooling. This is on top of the ability to move the center spine up and down to support more cooling layouts.
The Taiwanese SFF case maker shared the new feature on Twitter late last month, giving us a better insight into what the case will be, so far it seems like it will be the most customisable case yet. Looking at the image from GEEEK it appears that the center spine is behind the manoeuvrability, likely thanks to two sets of screw wholes on the back and front of the case to let you choose a preferred position.
GEEEK hasn’t said anything about the clearances with the positioning of the spine but looking at the specs listed on GEEEK’s website we can assume that the CPU cooler height can either be 52mm or 65mm and the GPU width can either be 55mm or 70mm.
This means you should be able to fit a much larger CPU cooler in the case to something like the Noctua NH-L9x65 SE or similar coolers.
|Case Volume||10.6 L|
|CPU Cooler Height||52mm or 65mm|
|Graphic Card Length||320mm|
|Graphic Card Height||135mm|
|Graphic Card Width||55mm or 70mm|
|Drives||2x 2.5″ or 1x 3.5″|
|Power Supply||SFX, SFX-L|
|Liquid Cooling||Top or Bottom: 1x 120 or 1x 240mm|
|Fan – Top||2x 120mm|
|Fan – Front||–|
|Fan – Bottom||2x 120x15mm|
|Fan – Rear||–|
The new spine
Looking at the tweet from GEEEK, we can see the spine has two height options, low and high, set-in place with screws. The shorter option looks to allow for the AOI support promised in the spec sheet, along with slim 120mm fans. The more exciting position for us is high as it allows for an AIO to be added, also with slim 120mm fans, or added room for an SFX-L power supply which come with a larger 120mm for improved cooling and lower sound when running large loads.
A great case in the making
As we learn more about the M5 it is looking increasingly like the ultimate budget SFF case with features you would expect with a higher price tag.
Pricing and availability
The pricing of the GEEEK M5 is currently unknown but is expected to cost around the same as the G1 SE. We think the price will start at around the $130 mark. One thing we do know is the release date, according the GEEEK the case will be released in the fourth quarter of this year–right in time for the holidays.
Along with the photos GEEEK has posted to Twitter, the company has also shared a detailed list of the specs on its case comparer, allowing us to get a better understanding of what can be done with the M5 case.