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MI-6                       

A Case for Performance

The Micro-Tower Mini-ITX Gaming Case

An ultra efficient case in a 6.7L small form factor with lightweight aluminum construction, and a powder-coated and anodized exterior. 

Holds your mini-ITX MBs and GPUs, SFX PSUs, and CPU coolers up to 68mm. 

Fresh air inlets for  CPU and GPU cooling, and for the PSU and case fan. 

Great for building a gaming rig, a video editing station or a HTPC.

Layout, features and specifications are listed further down this page, and I tried to put a lot of info about the MI-6 in the tabs at the top of the page. 

 

I hope you like what you see, and feel free to contact me with any questions, either here or in the MI-6 threads at SFF or [H]

 

--Fred Cook

 
 

NEWS

AIOs that Fit in the Tall Loft

  • Check "Building in the MI-6" for Information.

Updated -- Mini GPUs Fit the MI-6

  • Check the MB and GPU Fitment tab for the latest compatible cards.

MI-6 Review by TekEverything

  • TekReview has done a review of the MI-6.  It is HERE.

TekEverything Review of the MI-6

MI-6 Review by Performance PSU

  • Review of the MI-6 First Edition.  You can find it HERE

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MI-6 Second Edition Information

  • Click HERE for changes and improvements, and accessories.   

OpenAccess Chassis and Keyholes
 

FEATURES

Micro Tower

A beautiful black finish, with bright aluminum  top and accents.  The very small  footprint keeps your desk uncluttered.     135w x 203d x 246h (5.3 x 8.0 x 9.7")

Mini-ITX Form Factor

Built for mini-ITX size motherboards and 2-slot mini-ITX GPUs but still with enough room for a SFX-L+ size power supply.

Solid Construction

No plastic or flimsy sheet metal:  2mm aluminum alloy interior and 1.5mm aluminum alloy cover.  Threaded inserts prevent thread wear and stripping.

To give it good looks it has a  black powder-coated internal chassis.  

Open and Accessible

Open architecture simplifies working in the case.  Cutout behind MB for access to backplane.  Access M.2 connector and CPU cooler bracket without removing MB.

Cutout in front of the PSU to simplify cable installation.

Fantastic Ventilation

The GPU and CPU mount on opposite sides of the case, and the PSU is at the bottom.  There are fresh air intakes for all three.  No hot air recirculation and no PSU covering up the MB cooler. The case fits CPU coolers up to 65mm tall. A bottom case fan can be added for more cooling.

Versatility

Drive locations can be repurposed for Front I/O, SFX-L PSUs, or a Case Fan.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Construction

  • Chassis:  Black textured powder coat over aluminum alloy, 2mm thick. 

  • Hardware:  Stainless threaded inserts for all fastening.  Zinc plated steel screws for Covers, MB and PSU attachment to enable use of a magnetic screwdriver.

  • Exterior:  Black matte finished aluminum alloy sides, anodized natural aluminum top.  3mm top, 1.5mm sides.

Motherboard

  • Fits any mini-ITX MB (170x170mm).

  • 6mm standoffs leave room for M.2 cards on the back side.

Power Supply

  • Designed for SFX, SFX-L or SFX-L+ power supply.  Modular cables recommended.

  • Cable runs are very short:  custom cables are recommended to minimize excess cable lengths.

CPU Heatsink

  • Height envelope 68mm.

  • Recommend CPU coolers up to 65mm tall.

GPU

  • ​​​Accepts full-height, 2 slot GPU.

  • Max length 190mm.     Max height:  143mm.     

  • Max width 40mm   (43mm with backplate)​

  • See GPUs That Fit for compatibility information.

Ventilation

Fresh air intakes for CPU, GPU, PSU and Case Fan.

  • Vent opening for CPU cooler:  135x140mm. 

  • Vent opening for GPU: 100x140mm.

Drives

  • Standard locations for two 7mm or one 9+mm drive.

  • Up to four 7mm or three 15mm drives with optional quick-release mounts.

  • Mix and Match Mounting:  Swap drives for Fan, Front I/O or SFX-L PSU.

  • See 2.5" Drive Mounting for more info.

Power Switch and I/O

  • Minimalist Case Model:  Rear mounted power switch (blue LED).  Minimizes clutter and accidental resets. 

  • Front I/O Case Model:  Optional custom front panel-mounted power switch with 2xUSB3 and audio jacks instead of rear switch (blue LED).

Fan

  • Room for 92mm bottom case fan to increase component cooling.  Recommend slim 14-16mm height for PSU connector clearance.

PCIE Riser Cable

  • Pre-installed in case.  Model:  Li-Heat PCI-E x16 Gen 3 narrow, shielded, insulated riser.

Feet

  • Natural aluminum with rubber contact.

Dimensions

  • 135 Wide x 203 Deep x 246 Tall (5.3w x 8.0d x 9.7h"), not including protrusions. 

  • Volume: 6.7 L.       Weight: 1.35 kg (3.0 lb) max.

 

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