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Akasa Enigma

Akasa Enigma

Manufacturer: Akasa
UK Price (as reviewed): £63.24 (inc. VAT)
US Price (as reviewed): N/A

Form Factor: Mini-ITX
Cooling: 1 x 40mm fan

It seems of late that we’ve all developed a penchant for the miniature as we marvel at the continued innovations that allow us to cram more and more amazing technology into smaller and smaller spaces.

The explosion in popularity of netbooks over the last 12 months should be proof enough of our love for all things tech and tiny, but the Mini-ITX form factor is also enjoying continued growth as people look to build their own mini media PCs or workstations.

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Mini ITX doesn’t even mean compromising on components any more either, with fully featured boards like the socket AM2-based J&W MINIX 780G and LGA775 Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX (review soon!) offering big board performance and features in an ultra compact form factor. However, Intel’s Atom platform remains the more popular Mini-ITX choice thanks to its tiny cooling and power requirements combined with “good enough” performance and an exceptionally affordable price.

With this increasing interest in the Mini-ITX form factor, there has been a surprisingly small amount of new dedicated Mini-ITX chassis to house all those little motherboards. This is where case and cooling manufacturer Akasa is looking to step in with its Enigma Mini-ITX enclosure.

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Akasa certainly has a solid track record when it comes to cases, built on the success of its aluminium enthusiast chassis like the Mirage and Omega, so in requesting one for review, we're hopeful that the Enigma will be able to impress us just as much.