G.Skill's pentagonal Z5i Mini-ITX PC case changes the gaming mold

Gskill Case
Gskill Case (Image credit: G.Skill)

What you need to know

  • G.Skill has announced its pentagonal Z5i Mini-ITX PC case.
  • It can house a maximum of three storage drives.
  • It supports 3-slot graphics cards, meaning it can fit RTX cards.

G.Skill's Z5i Mini-ITX PC case doesn't have a price or release date attached to it yet, but what it does have are some striking press photos and interesting tech specs. It's not every day that a pentagonal case comes along to shake up the desktop PC form factor status quo, so it's nice to see one break the established mold and do its own thing.

Here's a snippet from G.Skill's press release to give you an idea of what this case was designed to handle. "Designed to accommodate high-end hardware components, the Z5i mini-ITX case supports large 3-slot graphics cards of up to 330mm in length and supports up to a 280mm AIO radiator or two 140mm case fans in the rear for cooling. Ample data storage is also essential in a high performance system, so the Z5i is constructed to house up to three storage drives, including two 2.5' SSDs and a third convertible 2.5'/3.5' SSD/HDD drive space."

Beyond that, G.Skill also notes that the case packs two USB 3.0 ports and a USB 3.1 Type-C port.

If you're wondering how the case maintains its five-sided (sans top or bottom) shape, know that it's using curved four-millimeter tempered glass panels to create that neat wraparound effect.

When pricing and release date details become available, rest assured, Windows Central will be there. In the meantime, keep abreast of all the latest news pertaining to PC gaming hardware, such as the associated software that you'll likely soon need to run PC games. Did you hear about the Windows 11 release leak?

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