With the Ophion 7L, Raijintek has introduced a new mini-ITX case designed in Germany and manufactured in Taiwan. In keeping with its name, it has dimensions of just 101 x 312 x 225 millimeters and thus has a volume of 7 liters. This is even smaller than the probably smallest case, the DAN Case.
Despite its small size, the Raijintek Ophion 7L can accommodate up to three fans. Although these may only have a diameter of 90 millimeters and a thickness of 25 millimeters, they are still allowed. Unfortunately, there are no dust filters.
There are restrictions on just about everything. Of course no ATX power supply fits into it, only SFX – absolutely understandable. The CPU cooler can be up to 70 millimeters high, there is no room for a radiator. Raijintek does not give any information about the length of the graphics card, but it is estimated that it may be about 28 cm long. However, a low-profile graphics card with only one slot width must be installed, which greatly limits the choice.
A 3.5-inch hard disk of course has no room inside, but there are two 2.5-inch disks.
The case is made of 0.8 mm thick steel and 2 mm thick aluminum. This results in a weight of 3.9 kg, which is not very light considering its size. Thanks to numerous openings, the components should be able to draw enough air to avoid overheating despite the limited space.
At 110 euros, the Raijintek Ophion 7L is only half as expensive as the DAN Case. However, you have to make sacrifices in terms of cooling the processor and compatible graphics cards. Since the currently strongest low-profile graphics card in single-slot design is a GT 1030, it is not possible to install a gaming PC as powerful as the DAN case. The case will probably be available in black and white from October.