November 17, 2016 – Nanoxia has announced it will be releasing the second model of its CoolForce case series, the CoolForce 1, which will be available in Europe next week. The CoolForce 1 features a spacious interior that offers an unexpected amount of space for high-end hardware and water cooling systems despite relatively compact dimensions.
Many improvements have been included in the CoolForce 1 thanks to customer feedback. For example, the case features a split-front design with a separate I/O panel to ensure that the dust filter and front fan can be accessed without a lot of effort.
The I/O panel is the same as what can be found on the CoolForce 2 Rev. B, featuring a True USB 3.1 Type C port, two USB 3.0 ports, as well as HD audio connectors and a 3-step fan control. The LED On/Off button for the two pre-installed Rigid LED bars is also located in the I/O panel, as well as the power and reset button.
One of the main features of the CoolForce 1 are the fully modular, decoupled “Easy-Mount HDD-Sleds.” These hard disk trays can be equipped with either a 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch HDD/SSD. Users can remove them separately, if desired, to allow the installation of long VGA cards or thick front radiators.
The case has been designed for water cooling enthusiasts. The top allows the installation of 120, 240, or 360mm radiators, while 120/240 or 140/280mm water cooling solutions can be mounted behind the front panel. At the top fo the case, 65mm of space is available between the upper edge of the motherboard and the top cover. Due to the laterally offset mounting holes and modular ODD cage, it is easily possible to install large radiators in the top.
When using the HDD sleds, compact water cooling solutions with slim radiators can be mounted behind the front cover. By removing the HDD sleds, it is easily possible to install very thick radiators in a push/pull setup. To allow users the installation of 3.5 inch hard drives, there is a mounting rail for separately available HDD cages at the bottom of the case.
The variable cooling system of the CoolForce 1 includes three installed fans (2 x 140mm in the front; 1 x 120mm in the rear) that can be upgraded with additional 120/140mm fans in the top (maximum of three) and the bottom (maximum of one).
Besides the aforementioned three “Easy Mount HDD Sleds,” two dedicated 2.5 inch mounting options for SSD’s are available: one at the bottom of the case and one at the rear of the motherboard tray. For the installation of optical drives, two tool-free bays are available.
The CoolForce 1 offers space for CPU coolers with a height of up to 160mm. VGA cards with a length of up to 285mm can be installed when the HDD sleds are all used. By removing one or more of the HDD sleds, cards of up to 425mm in length can be mounted. For those who like multi-GPU systems, seven PCI expansion slots are available.
The CoolForce 1 will be available in stores starting next week, although you can place your order now through their German distributor PC-Cooling if you wish.