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ASRock Unveils M8 Series Mini-ITX Gaming PC Chassis
ASRock unveiled its new M8 series mini-ITX gaming PC chassis that was designed in collaboration with BMW DesignUSA. It is targeted at gamers who require a compact form factor gaming chassis without compromising on aesthetic appeal.
The M8 chassis can be used upright or in a horizontal position. Its body is made up of steel and aluminum; while its side panels have acrylic side windows to let the gamer show off his installed components. The side panels are actually attached to the steel body of the case by magnets, which make their removal extremely easy. They also feature screw inlets for additional fastening.
The center button on the chassis has an integrated LED screen that displays system information. By turning the button's knob, the user controls the fan speeds in order to reduce ambient noise while gaming. The idea behind this was referenced from the controller knob of the iDrive system of BMW's luxury sedans.
The company intends to sell the M8 as a barebones compact form factor PC by bundling their ASRock Z87E-ITX and a SFX 450W power supply unit. For the rest of the system, it is left purely to the imagination of the gaming enthusiast.