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EVGA Hadron Air Mini-ITX Chassis Review - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

EVGA Hadron Air Mini-ITX Chassis Review
EVGA takes on the chassis market with their first case. Let's see if the Hadron Air should be the next Mini-ITX chassis for your compact build.
| Small Form Factor Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 7, 2013 5:09 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: EVGA

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

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Since this is the first time EVGA has produced a chassis, I will give them a pass on the limited information in their specifications chart. Here, they mention that the chassis is made of SECC steel, offers two storage bays, a single bay for a slot load optical drive, and has two 120mm fans inside of it. They also show that this is built for Mini-ITX motherboards. Additionally, they offer up the dimensions of the Hadron Air, and show the 267mm limitation for video card. They are also sure to cover the basic specifications of the included 500W power supply, and finish with the front I/O connectivity. They do not say that this is black. They do not say that the front is plastic. They do not address the fact that the Hadron air sits on an angle, and they do not address where the fans are, or if there are even options there.

 

Digging around at EVGA.com did provide me with some additional information. Not only did I find the MSRP (which we will cover soon enough), but when looking at the Hadron Air page, I also found that they have an accessories section for this chassis. Like I said previously, there are two versions of this chassis: one for air, and one for water. So, for that, EVGA offers a compact air cooler designed to fit inside. They recommend the Z87 Stinger as a perfect fit inside, and if you do opt for the Hydro version of this chassis, they even have a kit ready to go as well. They also offer a slot load DVD player. Then, all you would need is an EVGA video card, and aside from the storage, and memory, the build can be completely EVGA themed.

 

Now let's get on to the nuts and bolts. The Hadron Air is available at EVGA, Newegg, TigerDirect, and Amazon, and they all show a base price of $189.99 U.S. dollars before any sort of shipping is applied. As for Newegg, they require $12 more to ship; however, Amazon offers free shipping for Prime members. Meanwhile, other sites require entering a lot of personal information to gain access to shipping totals.

 

As for the rest of the options: the air coolers are $39.99, the DVD player is also $39.99, and the Hydro water cooling kit will set you back $179.99 for a dual radiator, and all the goodies needed to build a CPU loop, including coolant. Since we are discussing the water loop, I should also mention that the Hadron Hydro is retailing at $209.99, and all parts are currently in stock, and ready for purchase.

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