Jonsbo RM1 ATX Mini Tower Case Review – Powered by Cooltek

Small and mighty, but is the RM1 really worth the £78 price tag?

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The Build

The specifications of the system inside the NZXT Noctis 450 are as follows:

CPU – Intel Core i7 4770k
Motherboard – MSI Z97 ITX Gaming ACK
Cooler – Noctua NH-L9i
Memory – 16GB Crucial Ballistix (2x8GB) 1866MHz

Graphics Card – Gigabyte GTX Titan X
Power Supply – Superflower Leadex Platinum 750w
SSD – Crucial MX 200 250GB M.2

Building inside the Jonsbo RM1 wasn’t exactly going to be the easiest and pain free task; maybe it’s just me personally as I have quite large hands and it can be a little fiddly inside. I think the hardest part of the overall experience was getting the order of installation right, because if you do it a certain way, it becomes a lot harder if you do it another etc.

Jonsbo RM1 Build 1

The first thing to of course install is the motherboard, but given the placement of our MSI Z97 ITX Gaming AC’s 24pin and 8pin power connectors, I actually had to remove the cables from the power supply itself, install the cables onto the board and then install it.

Once that conundrum is dealt with, the rest is child’s play with the power supply being mounted across the motherboard; it’s best to make sure you have all the cables plugged in first regarding the motherboard or you will find yourself installing, uninstalling, and so forth! Our Superflower 750w Leadex Platinum fit in quite nicely, but large 1200w power supplies are going to cause problems, not only in terms of airflow, but in terms of space too so bear that in mind!

Here is our system fully installed which is not only very potent, but it shows that full size GPUs can fit in no problem, even the NVIDIA GTX Titan X.

Jonsbo RM1 Build 2

Jonsbo RM1 Build 3

Jonsbo RM1 Build 4

Overall, quite a tricky little case to build inside if you aren’t an experienced user or builder; it can be made easier by using common sense and basic planning. Just do not expect to install full tower CPU coolers or anything other than slim designed/top down designed coolers! I feel a mini ATX power with an ITX or m-ATX PSU with a beefy graphics card such as our Titan X and an i7 4770k adds a very nice spec’d system into the mix; thus showing off the potential of the Jonsbo RM1 with its elegant design, but deceivingly small interior!

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