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Hello All! I wanted to do a quick build review of the Realan W-60 Mini-ITX case. I haven't seen much info out there on this case, its hard to find more than a couple mentions of it in different forums, most were just asking if the case would make for a good HTPC.

I didn't start out looking at this case, it more started out as purchasing an AMD AM1 5350 CPU + Motherboard combo from Microcenter and then looking through different cases that I thought would fit my needs (desires). I really wanted something that was as small of a volume as I could get while being attractive and not too expensive. In the end after looking through countless choices, I stumbled on the Realan W-60 (and its larger brother / sister the Realan W-80).

Its a good looking case IMO and fits a lower powered system perfectly with very few downsides (which I will get into later).

So what do I plan on using this for? I plan on using it for an HTPC and emulators.

Below are the specs of this build:

Case: Realan W-60 Mini-ITX [Case includes a 60W internal PSU and 120W external power brick]
Processor: AMD Athlon 5350 (quad core 2.0Ghz with R3 GPU)
Motherboard: ASRock AM1B-ITX
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 4GB DDR3 1866Mhz
SSD: Kingston 120GB V300 (didn't need a lot of space, just something quick)
OS: Windows 10 Pro (had a copy of Windows 7 Pro, upgraded it to Windows 10)

Below are the build pictures:




















Here are some pros and cons of this case:

Pros:
Nice activity light
Room for 2x more fans
Solid metal construction
Places to connect external antenna's
Inexpensive as it includes a PSU and case
Almost as small of volume as you can get for mITX without being slim ITX

Cons:
Side USB are only USB 2.0
Power is located on the side of the case instead of the back
Very little clearance for the cooler fan [would recommend a lower profile cooler]
PSU only has 1x SATA power
Can only really fit a HDD / SSD on the one side unless you have a lower profile cooler

Thanks for checking this out, hope you enjoyed the build thread, I've enjoyed putting it together!

If you have any questions, or comments, feel free to go for it!
Edited by appleg33k85 - 5/1/16 at 2:39pm
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So the case comes with a full - 24-pin or 20-pin ?
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