After Two Whiffs, Razer’s Latest Tomahawk PC Cases Look Practical Enough To Actually Exist. You might be wondering what happened to the Tomahawk Elite and the NUC. According to The Verge, We showed you Razer’s awesome looking Tomahawk Elite desktop PC case with its gull-wing doors and auto-lifting lid for excessive heat.
However this January, I told you about the stunning Razer Tomahawk prebuilt desktop, with slide-out upgradable Intel NUC element modules and space for the latest GPUs despite its tiny 10-liter frame.
As far as we can tell, no product called the Razer Tomahawk has actually ever shipped. But It’s Not Keeping Razer from trying again with a pair of practical looking PC cases for rolling your own system.
After Two Whiffs, Razer’s Latest Tomahawk PC Cases Look Practical Enough To Actually Exist
The new Razer Tomahawk A1 $199 (ATX) and Tomahawk M1 $179 ( mini-ITX) are fairly standard if quite flexible cases with a few features that set them apart. Primarily a pair of tempered glass with rear hinges so they can swivel backward like suicide doors, and can also be lifted right off.
However, the cases feature Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting underneath, and they’ve also got creature comforts like dedicated drive bays and mounting spots for 2.5-inch SSDs, lots of cable management, and in the case of the ATX version- space for a 360mm radiator upfront and up to a 24mm radiator up top.
Each case comes with a USB-C port up top with 3.2 Gen 2 speeds, dedicated mic, and 3.5mm combo jacks, and two USB-A ports, plus a magnetic dust filter. Razer has also confirmed that the new cases are made of steel and not aluminum like the company’s marketing said initially.
The correct sheet says: At 367.2 x 206 x 321.5mm, the Tomahawk mini-ITX will not win any awards for being particularly small, despite only supporting mini-ITX/DTX motherboards and SFX/SFX-L power supplies. But it should fit most Nvidia RTX 3080 cards on the market with its 320mm graphics card room.
Further, Razer’s mini-ITX chassis is available for preorder today at their website Razer.com, it will be shipped in November with the ATX version coming sometime this fall. The NUC was just listed as a concept on Razer’s website, and nearly two years later, the Elite was still a notify me item. According to Razer, it’s also working with motherboard manufacturers to integrate Chroma RGB lighting, with the first AMD boards from ASRock coming in Q4.
On October 12, Razer’s briefing materials said the cases were made of aluminum, but the company says they’re actually made of steel. We have also uploaded the dimensions of the mini-ITX case based on the company’s revised spec sheet- it’s slightly larger than originally mentioned.