A review of the Razer ITX Desktop Box

A review of the Razer ITX Desktop Box

Razer launched new versions of its Razer Desktop Box branding the Tomahawk, introducing both mini-ITX and the premium full-size ATX.

Models and prices

Razer offers the Tomahawk mini-ITX desktop box at $ 179, while the company has set the ATX box at $ 199.

The Razer Tomahawk ITX device

The Razer ITX device appears with an original design for the company, except that it is closer to the Lian Li TU150 desktop box, as it comes in the same frame with some modifications at the top, so the cables will not be routed through the top channels of the desktop box, to provide the user with better space, as the power connectors are transmitted In Razer ITX to the bottom of the device.

the design

The company introduces the Tomahawk ITX device with some new features, as the entire external structure is characterized by a steel design, so the aluminum frame will not be included with the level of device pricing, but the device comes with a good level of manufacturing quality.

The rotating side panels on both sides of the Tomahawk ITX device support cable management in the box optimally to perform the required tasks, and the side panel supports removal and installation with a seamless experience through magnets and small clips in the frame to be better fixed.

The Tomahawk ITX also comes with unique design elements that include a square ventilation grille at the top and side of the front panel.

Razer also offers a Tomahawk ITX desktop box with LED strips with soft lighting effects and striking pulses at the bottom, and supports customization lighting via Synapse software, while the Razer logo comes in solid green at the front.

At the top, the device features I / O with two USB 3.0 ports, power button, restart buttons and separate audio connectors, and a USB Type-C port with a long cable for the motherboard.

It also supports the distinctive design with clips for the front and top panels that are easy to remove, and the front panel also features removable filters and filters in all aspects of the ventilation system, but the design may lead to throttling problems after installing the filters, and a 120 mm front fan is also available, with a filter Soft dusts lead to additional design constraints, but expectations indicate that the front entrance will not lead to air entry due to the presence of many barriers.

The fan also includes a dust filter, with the best filters on the panel that form a throttle of air flow, and the upper part includes a removable fan holder, and supports a 240 mm cooler and 120 mm fans on the back side, but the box does not include a section dedicated to 140 mm fans. .

Internal configurations

The user can install two 120 mm fans in the bottom of the Tomahawk ITX desktop box, or support two SSD memory in case the user does not want airflow, this part also does not include a dust filter, so adding a fan in this part supports cooling Graphics card with better efficiency.

Also, this part can support the fan absorption well, as a result of closing the front entrance, which may eventually lead to the withdrawal of a large amount of dust within only a month of use.

And in power sources, the desktop box supports the SFX or SFX-L, where the holder can be installed next to them on the motherboard directly, also there is a good height in the inside of the box to add or install a cooler, and a tower for the processing unit of 165 mm size can be installed, as well as compatible with the graphics card The characteristic height is 320 mm when the front fan is not added.

Back design

The back supports storing all cables, and it is also possible to add an SSD 2.5, or install a hard disk drive, but it is advised not to add other loads to avoid the presence of additional cables, as the location of the power source leads to poor space improvements, also the choice of PSU in the power supply is not a choice. Ideally, since there is a fan down towards the GPU, the user may need to rotate the power supply up to install the cable in the dedicated compartment.

This design also leads to the exit of the cooling tubes on the side closest to the back, as it does not correspond to the front of the device, so it is an incompatible with the space, as this part cannot be converted to support the ATX unit.

Performance and cooling

Users of this category of desktop box expect that Razer will provide improvements in the Tomahawk ITX space that allow the user more options in power extensions, as well as more storage options, especially with a 30-liter capacity for a desktop case, also the system does not include fans, or filters in the part. The bottom, which is one of the drawbacks in the design, especially with a lot of filters for dust in the front, also the device may not come with the optimum system for cooling, but it works well due to the mechanism of air flow in the front.

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Razer offers this version of the desktop box in an elegant steel design with ventilation and filters at the front, but it does not offer good improvements in interior space compared to other versions with the same capacity, especially with a high pricing level of $ 179.

8.0 / 10

Positives

  • Stylish steel metal design
  • LED strips with lighting effects
  • Filters and filters are on top
  • Seamless front panel removal experience

Negatives

  • high price
  • Poor management of indoor space
  • It does not include fans or filters at the bottom
  • Fixed logo on the front

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