Last January, we showed you Razer's amazing looking Tomahawk Elite desktop PC case with hinged doors and an auto-lifting lid for excessive heat.
This January, I told you about the stunning pre-built Razer Tomahawk desktop, which, despite its tiny 10-liter frame, has retractable, upgradeable Intel NUC element modules and space for the latest GPUs.
As far as we can tell, a product called the “Razer Tomahawk” has never been shipped. That doesn't stop Razer from trying again today with two handy-looking PC cases for rolling your own system.
The new $ 199 Razer Tomahawk A1 (ATX) and $ 179 Tomahawk M1 (Mini-ITX) are pretty standard, albeit fairly flexible, cases with a few features that set them apart – most notably a pair of toughened glass panels with rear hinges to allow them to follow Can pivot at the rear like suicide doors and can also be lifted off immediately.
While the picture above shows they are made of aluminum, Razer's website states that they are made of steel. We are now trying to clarify this.
They are equipped with Razer's Chroma RGB lighting and also offer convenience such as special drive bays and mounting points for 2.5-inch SSDs, lots of cable management and – in the case of the ATX version – space for a 360 mm cooler in the front and back up to a 240mm cooler on top.
Each case has a USB-C port at the top with 3.2 Gen 2 speeds, a dedicated microphone and 3.5mm combo jacks, plus two USB-A ports and a magnetic dust filter at the top.
At 356 x 202 x 321.5mm, the Tomahawk Mini-ITX won't get an award for its particular size – although it only supports Mini-ITX / DTX motherboards and SFX / SFX-L power supplies – but it should be for most Nvidia RTX 3080 will be suitable cards on the market with 320 mm graphics card space.
The Tomahawk Mini-ITX.
The Razer Mini-ITX Chassis is available for pre-order starting today at Razer.com. The ATX version will be available this fall. I wouldn't expect to hear from the Tomahawk Elite or the Tomahawk NUC ever again: As of yesterday, the NUC was only listed as a "Concept" on the Razer website, and almost two years later the Elite was still a "Notice". Product.
According to Razer, the company is also working with motherboard manufacturers to incorporate the Chroma RGB lighting. The first AMD boards from ASRock will be available in the fourth quarter.
Update, 4:50 p.m. ET: According to Razer's briefing materials, the cases were made of aluminum, but the company's website states that it is steel. We will let you know.