|The NZXT Manta is only compatible with mini-ITX systems. The motherboard is placed vertically and thanks to the size of the case you will not have any problems with the installation of large heatsinks. The motherboard tray is made of solid steel, and it features a big cut out behind the socket, which allows the user to install aftermarket CPU coolers without having to remove the motherboard. The tray features a few openings allowing for neat cable management. Between the motherboard tray and the right side panel there is enough space to hide plenty of cables. The case comes the latest features regarding internal layout and design, in fact, there is a big midplate covering the power supply and its cables. Overall, the NZXT Manta supports up to two 3.5" HDDs and three 2.5" SSDs, both in dedicated places and well hidden. Like with high-end cases, this model also features numerous eyelets that facilitate the wiring management.
For our test we used an MSI Z170I motherboard and a rather generously sized tower cooler from SilentiumPC and did not run into any compatibility issues, despite the small size of the case. Assembling a systems inside the Manta is easier than you might think thanks to the fact that the top panel is completely removable. The area dedicated to the graphics card is large enough to accommodate even the most powerful GPU available on the market, while the only limitation is the fact that there are only two expansion slots. After placing all the components inside the case you will end up with a clean rig.