In addition to its new notebook, Chromebook, and system announced during CES 2020, ASUS has unveiled a new gaming chassis designed for mini-ITX motherboards. The ASUS ROG Z11 features an 11-degree tilted interior design for improved heat dissipation and better cable management.

The ASUS ROG Z11 case is constructed with an aluminium outer frame, with steel interior, and comes with a specially designed motherboard try which is off to an 11-degree angle in comparison to standard motherboard tray implementations. This design is to allow for more airflow which is critical in high-performance systems that are using smaller form factors such as mini-ITX. Due to the implementation of the design, users can position the ROG Z11 upright which resembles a more conventional design, or on its side.

Hardware compatibility in generic mini-ITX systems can be a little lacklustre, but the ASUS ROG Z11 is designed to accommodate full-size power supplies and has good support for cooling. Supplied with the ROG Z11 is three 140 mm cooling fans, with support for a 240 mm radiator at the rear. Users can also install a 120 mm radiator in the bottom of the chassis.

On the front panel is a LiveDash 1.77" OLED screen which is also featured on the ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme rear panel cover, and allows users to upload and customize the panel with GIFs and animations. The front I/O panel includes a single USB 3.1 G2 Type-C, one USB 3.1 G2 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports, with a button to control the addressable RGB lighting.

At present, ASUS hasn't revealed any information about the pricing or availability, but it is expected to be launched sometime this year. 

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  • ToTTenTranz - Monday, January 13, 2020 - link

    Isn't making a big case kind of defeating the purpose of implementing ITX in the first place?

    I've seen gaming mATX cases smaller than that..
  • DigitalFreak - Monday, January 13, 2020 - link

    Everything is full size except the motherboard...
  • ikjadoon - Monday, January 13, 2020 - link

    Disappointing because the SFX power supply market has grown a lot: over 50+ models on PCPartPicker from Corsair, Seasonic, EVGA, Silverstone, Thermaltake, Enermax, be quiet!, Lian Li, FSP, etc.

    300W to 800W available at pretty decent pricing. There was *no need* for a mini-ITX = single-GPU + 240mm max radiator system to use a bloody ATX power supply.

    Bad call, ASUS. Try again next year.


    And Anandtech, please explain how so many SFX power supplies are still "a little lacklustre" for hardware compatibility.
  • ikjadoon - Monday, January 13, 2020 - link

  • maus92 - Monday, January 13, 2020 - link

    Yea, I don't get it. The idea of a Mini-ITX build it to make the machine as small as possible so it is easily portable - for gaming / LAN parties
  • Blaab1 - Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - link

    I felt the same thing then I saw the thickness profile. Its thinner than an appreciable "tall" case. You gain a slightly less bulkier case for the size. Its interesting.
  • edzieba - Monday, January 13, 2020 - link

    At 40L, it's larger than many full ATX cases! It's nearly double the size of the Cerberus-X, but manages to only be able to fit both fewer AND smaller radiators! If the extra wasted space was supposed to be dedicated to improved cooling, it's just a total joke.
  • 12345 - Monday, January 13, 2020 - link

    Yeah I hate it when mainstream itx cases end up being huge like this. I had a Cerberus X with an eatx mobo, 9900k, 2080 ti, a slim 240mm rad, a thick 240mm rad and a 120mm rad. Only 360mm worth of radiator space is kind of pathetic for something this huge.
  • Dug - Monday, January 13, 2020 - link

    20.91 inches!!! wtf?
    I'll gladly take the non innovative layout of other mitx cases.
  • Reflex - Monday, January 13, 2020 - link

    The second photo at first glance made me think this was a case the size of a full size server rack...

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