After almost a month of silence GEEEK has shown off the GEEEK M5‘s PSU mounting system, giving you the option to mount it in two positions. The new feature is just one more flexible feature to add the M5’s growing list. It looks like this could be one of the best SFF Mini-ITX cases to come out to date.
Looking at the images from GEEEK we can see that there are two mounting options for SFX or SFX-L power supply. The first sees the power supply mounted almost flush to the bottom of the case, giving you almost no space underneath it but a fair amount above the PSU. The power supply is oriented upside down in this position with the cables coming out of the top as the mounting bracket sits under the power supply in this orientation.
The second option, which I think will be more popular, leaves enough space for a fan below and ample room above for a radiator and sees the power supply mounted a little higher in the case. In this position the mounting bracket is also positioned above the power supply meaning the cables will come out the bottom.
The new spine
Looking at a previous 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.
The Taiwanese SFF case maker shared the new feature on Twitter, 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.
|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||–|
Price and availability
The price will be $89 according to GEEEK. 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.