ADATA unveils XPG STARKER compact ATX mid-tower gaming PC case
Christmas is fast approaching, and AMD recently released new processors, making this a prime time for people to start building PCs for themselves or for others as gifts. This means people will be searching for components like SSDs, RAM, Power Supply Units, and more.
Of course, all of these things must be housed in a case, and while it is largely superficial (it can impact cooling, however), a chassis is still a very important part of any build. Nowadays people seem to like small computers, but I still prefer full-ATX so I can get a motherboard with plenty of expandability. Thankfully, there are compact PC cases that will accommodate a full-ATX board.
Today, ADATA unveils an all-new ATX mid-tower PC case under its XPG gaming brand. Called "STARKER," it is wonderfully compact, wisely forgoing optical drive bays as most consumers no longer use them. The chassis features a large tempered glass window so you can show off the things you are proud of, such as your components, RGB lighting, and/or tidy cable management.
"For easy maintenance, the XPG STARKER features an innovative on-rail dust filter design that is incredibly easy to remove, encouraging more frequent cleaning to prevent unsightly and potentially harmful dust accumulation. What's more, a replaceable VGA bracket makes it easy to show off graphics cards with lighting effects vertically or horizontally, despite the chassis' shrunk dimensions. The chassis facilitates excellent airflow with support for up to six fans. It also supports multiple radiators, including a 360mm radiator at the front of the chassis, a 280mm radiator on top, and a 120mm radiator at the rear," says ADATA.
The company further says, "Closing the lineup of capabilities, you can store up to two 3.5" HDDs and two 2.5" HDDs or SSDs, plus a Combo Drive for 2.5" and 3.5" form factors. A complete set of I/O ports are also offered for easy connectivity with USB accessories, audio devices, and hassle-free switching between pre-programmed lighting effects. It features a functional and sleek front panel design with two front-facing ARGB light strips and comes in either black or white to match different personalities in a compact form factor that makes the most of the ATX format."
ADATA shares specifications below.
|Dimension (H*W*D)||465 x 215 x 400mm (18.3 x 8.46 x 15.75 inch)|
|Color||Exterior and Interior : Black / White|
|Side Panel||4mm Tempered Glass*1 (Left Side)|
|Form Factor||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX|
|3.5" HDD/HDD tray||2+1 (Combo 3.5” + 2.5”)|
|2.5" HDD/SSD tray||2+1 (Combo 3.5” + 2.5”)|
|I/O Port||x2 USB 3.0, x1 Hybrid Audio Port, x1 LED Control Button|
|Front||1 x XPG VENTO 120|
|Rear||1 x XPG VENTO ARGB 120|
|Front||120mm x3 , 140mm x2|
|Top||120mm x2 , 140mm x2|
|Front||360 / 280 / 240mm x1|
|Top||280 / 240 / 120mm x1|
|CPU Cooler Height Limitation||165mm|
|Graphic Card Length Limitation||350mm|
|PSU Length Limitation||160mm|
Unfortunately, the ADATA XPG STARKER does not seem to be available from any online retailers yet. However, it should be available here soon. Since ADATA has not yet shared pricing, we will have to wait to find out the cost. What we do know, however, is that it will be available in two color options -- black and white.