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L5

$170.00 CAD

Note: The L5 is currently sold out. We are awaiting feedback from our customers, as we plan for the next batch.

Features

  • Dual 80 mm front fan mount (removable)
  • External PSU support reduces heat, noise and wires
  • Motherboard cutout provides access to back of motherboard
  • Dual low profile expansion slots
  • Black anodized aluminum power switch (16 mm)
  • Adhesive case feet (BS-11)
  • Vertical or horizontal orientation
  • Aluminum construction with stainless steel threads
  • Powder coat finish
  • Dimensions: 225 x 94 x 216 mm
  • Weight: 0.89 kg
  • Made in Canada

Compatibility

Motherboard

  • Mini-ITX

Cooling

Maximum supported CPU cooler height is 70 mm. Some supported coolers include:

  • Noctua NH-L9i
  • Noctua NH-L12S
  • Cryorig C7

The Noctua NH-L12S measures 70 mm in height, but has a fan located under the heatsink (23 mm from top). We recommend using a CPU cooler that does not place the fan right up against the side panel.

2 x 80x25 mm fans are supported at the front of the case using the included fan mount. Both positive and negative pressure cooling strategies are supported. Positive pressure is recommended. The fan mount locates the fans away from the front vent to reduce turbulence. 80 mm fans may also be mounted directly to front vent without the fan mount when added clearance is required.

Storage

M.2 storage is recommended. There are six total 2.5" mounts:

  • 1 x 2.5" at top
  • 2 x 2.5" at front (in place of front fans)
  • 3 x 2.5" at bottom (in place of graphics card)

Graphics

Low profile (half height) form factor, dual slot width GPU are supported. Examples include:

  • ASUS GTX 1050 Ti Low Profile
  • MSI GTX 1050 Ti Low Profile
  • Gigabyte GTX 1030 Silent Low Profile

Power Supply

External PSU support is standard. An external AC-DC power supply is connected to an internal plug-in DC-DC (DC-ATX) board. We prefer 12V power supplies for their cool operating temperatures. Some options include:

Plugin DC Boards AC Adapter
Model Wattage (W) Power Jack Model Wattage (W)
Mini-box.com PicoPSU 160-XT (12V) 160 (200 peak) 4-pin DIN Adapter Technology ATS200T-P120
CUI SDI200-12-U
TT Electronics SW4043G
192
Mini-box.com PicoPSU 150-XT (12V) 150 Cincon TRH150A120-1538
CUI SDI150-12-U
EDAC EA11703E-120
150
J-Hack ONE2 Plugin 120 (12V)
Picobox Z2-ATX (12V)
120 (160 peak) 5.5/2.5 mm EDAC EA10953C-120
Meanwell GST90A12-P1M
80
KMPKT Dynamo Mini (16-24V)1 200 7.4/5.0 mm Dell PA-19 230
Dell PA-9E 240
Dell FA180MP111 180
HDPLEX 160W DC-ATX (16-24V)1 160 (200 peak) 7.4/5.0 mm Dell PA-19 230
Dell PA-9E 240
Dell FA180MP111 180
Dell PA-10 90

1 HDPLEX and Kmpkt DC-ATX are a very tight fit with front 80x25 mm case fans.

New gallium nitride based AC adapters recently released will offer high power density resulting in smaller AC adapters.

Meanwell external AC adapters equipped with a 4 pin DIN connector (eg. GST220A12-R7B), may use a different pinout that's incompatible with the PicoPSU 4 pin DIN jack, and would require modification to work.

Internal PSU are not officially supported. Experienced users may wish to mount an internal AC-DC PSU at the front of the chassis (in place of the front fans). The internal dimensions at the front of the case are (without fans): 200 x 46 x 86 mm. A power inlet may be mounted to a custom expansion slot bracket, or may be run outside using a pigtail connector.