Lightweight aluminum alloy chassis, make the desktop cleaner, Thunder Merist R-M3 get started to experience
As for daily office entertainment needs, MATX and ITX can easily cope with it. With a delicate small case, it can greatly save desktop space. Many friends who use the MATX platform hope to find a small, beautiful, strong heat dissipation, good compatibility, and very cheap chassis, but this is impossible, unless it is done by yourself.
Recently, I tried a R-M3 of Rayarti. This is a Matx chassis, but the size is close to the ITX chassis. This chassis is made of aluminum alloy, one -sided side, and 4 mm tempered glass. In order to reduce the volume, the backplane and the corresponding side plate are integrated. Use.
The dimension of the Thunder Crites R-M3 is 390x171x300mm, less than 20 liters, which is equivalent to two cans of soda with a weight of about 3 kg. Because the whole machine uses aluminum alloy material, in addition, the punching on the surface should be CNC and sandblasting, so the hand feels good, and the details work also over. At present, the mainstream MATX chassis is generally used in SPCC plates. At the same time, it is mainly black. The aluminum alloy silver design like a thundermilor R-M3 is more used on the micro ITX chassis.
The external design of the chassis is relatively simple, and even the front I/O interface has only two USB 3.0. Although there are fewer than other mainstream MATX chassis, it is basically enough. Especially as an office machine, it is basically nothing. influences. It can also be noted that the front I/O panel of the chassis is more down, so this chassis is more suitable for use on the desktop.
The top, bottom and tail of this chassis are covered with dense heat dissipation holes. Because it is made of aluminum alloy fuselage, it cannot be used to prevent dust through a magnetic filter. Usually, it needs to be maintained in the use. In addition, two 120mm fans can be installed at the top of the chassis, but it is not directly fixed to the top of the chassis, but to assist the installation by a fan bracket.
A smaller fan position is reserved at the tail of the Thunder Crites R-M3, which can install a fan of 80 or 90mm. If you have special needs for heat dissipation, you may choose a fan with a high speed. In terms of expansion capabilities, like many MATX chassis, the Thunder Criter’s R-M3 also provides four extension slots, and it is equipped with a removable baffle. In terms of the volume of this chassis, this configuration specification is pretty good.
The bottom of this chassis is relatively short, and two 120mm fans can be installed at the bottom, but one of them can be used as a 3.5 -inch hard disk position. Although the top and bottom of the Thunder Mandarin R-M3 are preset a 120mm fan screw port, in fact, the width of 171mm chassis can be compatible with 140mm fan at the bottom. The way to provide a screw installation of the 140mm fan.
The side of the chassis surface is performed to be blackened and fixed through four screws, but there is no common rubber pad on the screw, so be careful when installing.
The internal design of the Thunder R-M3 is an integrated design. The more open structure. The top fans and power supply are fixed by removable brackets. In addition, the backboard and side plate of the chassis are also combined into one. The motherboard copper column that originally needed to be installed separately was also fixed on the back plate by welding. In addition, in the lower half of the back panel, the case has also been opened with some heat dissipation.
Because there is no backplane space and power supply compartment, the cables in the chassis will not have the position of the Tibetan line. To make the inside of the chassis more beautiful, it is best to choose a custom cable. Relatively speak
In terms of the position of the power supply, the Thundermith R-M3 chooses to hang the power supply at the front of the chassis through a detachable stand, and at the same time transitions the power interface to the rear of the chassis through the power supply extension line, which is similar to the design of many ITX chassis, so it is also the same, so it also You can consider organizing the excess of the power supply in a small space below the power supply, and under the power supply, there is also a detachable 2.5 -inch hard disk position.
In terms of compatibility, the CPU heat dissipation limit of the Thunder Criter’s R-M3 is 140mm, and it is not suitable for installing water cooling. For the graphics card, it can support 330mm. Installation, the hard disk position is a 2.5 -inch fixed on the front panel, and a fixed 3.5 inches at the bottom.
Although the volume of the Thunder Critical R-M3 is relatively smaller than other MATX chassis, because the internal space is adopted with a relatively open structure, the installation is still very convenient, but it is necessary to consider the processing of power cables. If you use the ITX platform and do not deal with heat dissipation and cables at the same time, then the Thunder Merist R-M3 is also a more appropriate choice.
In addition, many friends may not be satisfied with the heat dissipation and dustproof capacity of the Thunder Critical R-M3, but if it is used as an office device, such as the low power configuration such as the basic A320 + R3 2200G Under ability, get a relatively clean and tidy desktop environment. However, if it is used on a relatively high -level performance host, it is best to choose a fan with higher speed, and add dustpin.
In short, the Thunder Criter’s R-M3 is a very special chassis at the current price. It uses the structure of aluminum alloy and tempered glass. It looks more beautiful. The simple style design also has certain attributes. At the same time, the relatively common MATX MATX The chassis is relatively small (20 liters), because the open internal space is adopted, so compatibility is relatively strong, and there is a certain room for modification, but the exquisite fuselage has some restrictions on the compatibility of the heat dissipation equipment. Materials are not convenient to install dust nets.
Therefore, for this chassis, it is recommended to use the player of the entry Ix platform. It is more convenient to install than a small micro chassis within 10 liters, and you can use the ATX power supply. After the pits, you can change the string and continue to use the MATX platform. Of course, for friends who use the entry-level MATX platform to work and entertainment, the Thunder Critesters R-M3 is indeed a good-looking and not occupying space. At the same time, the price is also very competitive.
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