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Athenatech A1089BB.150 Glossy Black SECC Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case150W Power Supply with Glossy Black Front Panel

  • SECC Steel Mini-ITX Tower
  • USB / Audio Front Ports
  • 150W Power Supply
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 1 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Packing 2 drive bays, 1 full-height expansion slots, 1 80mm exhaust fan, 2 USB and 2 audio ports into a compact cube steel case, Athenatech’s A1089BB.150 gives you a powerful platform for building a solid mini-ITX system. Bearing a 150W PSU that acts as a second exhaust fan, this compact case has many of the features you'd expect from a larger box, all orderly arranged to do the job neatly and efficiently.

The front 5.25" bay is equipped with an optical drive cover, to keep things clean and equipment hidden. The side panels have large areas of vents for optimal air flow, so you can keep you computer components cool for system stability.

Athenatech gives you the box to put it all together, but lets you have the joy of customizing your own private little powerhouse!

  • newegg Piano Black Finish With the beautiful piano black finish, the Athenatech A1089BB.150 looks no more just a bulk of steel and plastic. The decent and elegant appearance makes computer systems built with the Athenatech A1089BB.150 carter to those particular tastes.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The Athenatech A1089BB.150 features an 80mm rear fan and side vents for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Built-in 150W PSU The Athenatech A1089BB.150 is equipped with a 150W power supply unit to handle typical power consumption for most mini-ITX systems.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The Athenatech A1089BB.150 features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 and two audio ports.


Learn more about the Athenatech U.S.A. Inc. A1089BB.150

Model

Brand
Athenatech
Model
A1089BB.150

Spec

Type
Mini-ITX Tower
Color
Glossy Black
Case Material
SECC Steel
With Power Supply
Yes
Power Supply
150W
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini-ITX

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Expansion Slots
1

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB / Audio

Cooling System

80mm Fans
1

Physical Spec

Dimensions
11.90" x 7.87" x 6.53"

Features

Features
Glossy Black Front Panel

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 6/6/2014 12:17:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsreally?

Pros: Well it comes with it's own power supply and the psu actually is pritty decent. Quiet solid build

Cons: Starting with how small the build is it's pritty decent but the price should be closer to the 25-30 dollar mark after you have everything together it's a pain to maneuver around the psu to put the motherboard in secondly cable management in this case is terrible especially if your using an aftermarket CPU heatsjnk witch most won't fit in this case and I could not find a modular psu that would fit the case and the psu has quite a few useless cables and ports seeing as your already limited to space I've got as much as I can fit in this case and I still have 6 ports floating around also the sata conector for the hdd is literally right over the stock CPU heatsink and is a little weary to work around unless your using a sata conector that doesn't have a 90* conector on one end. The disk drive cover trey sticks when opens so it doesn't close back up on its own and I don't like the idea of pushing the DVD drive closed if rather push the button but in this case is very difficult as the cover trey covers it when opened

Other Thoughts: Wish this case came with a different power supply And that the disk drive was a push through exposed face instead of a cover and the case fan is a little cheap it's starting to make a staticky sound for reasons unknown but I'm not about to replace it or fix it cause it's still working and I'm not keeping the case after I upgrade

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  • Seth R.
  • 5/29/2014 7:35:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat unit, Good size, Pain to repair

Pros: Looks great
Compact size
Doesn't Overheat
Solid build

Cons: Very small and tight inside
Complete dis assembly required for any repair
Power supply is small

Other Thoughts: I have 40 of these under the Rosewill brand and have been using them for 3 years. They are great and easy to assemble after you realize the order things need to be assembled. They are extremely small on the inside and require a full breakdown to change the ram or anything else. My biggest complaint is the PSU. at 150w it is difficult to do much. Each unit I have is running a mini-itx with a core 2 duo, 250gb hdd, 4gb ddr2 ram, and a dvd-rw. Where I ran into problems was with the PSU. At 150w there was little power left to do anything else.

We had students that were bringing flash drives to store information and at the time of the build 4gb flash drives were rare so it wasn't that big of a deal. The larger the flash drives got the more difficulties we had. There was not enough power left int he 150w PSU to power the flash drive so they would not work. Also the PSU's began to die after 18 months and finding a replacement proved to be impossible.

The PSU in this unit is made specifically for this unit and is not sold separately. I have replaced about 35 of the 40 PSU's with after market units but had to do case modifications to get the PSU to fit. I had to cut the front of the metal case out to allow the PSU to fit and also modify the back of the front plastic face. I also had to open the PSU and cut a portion out of the PSU case to redirect the wires so they would fit in the case. Once everything is back on you can't tell there were modifications made, but it did create problems when it came time to replace the PSU.

If you buy these understand that you will will most likely be buying an additional PSU for $40 18 months down the road and then have to do case mods and probably PSU mods (void warranty) to make it work.

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  • Kevin S.
  • 7/8/2013 10:37:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLoud and Hot

Pros: Good looking case, plenty of room to route cables. The two eggs are for the look of the case.

Cons: As another reviewer said, the PS exhausts inside the case and the entire right side of the case gets hot FAST. Even with an aftermarket fan in the back at full speed the PS fan still screams full-blast trying to stay cool...and the PS fan is LOUD.

Other Thoughts: Bought this for an HTPC with a Richland A6 APU, but the thing is so loud I'm gonna have to rebuild with a different case.

This little monster completely drowns out my mid-tower ATX PC when I turn it on.

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  • Bernhard W.
  • 12/18/2010 9:58:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent for small desktop

Pros: Great desin and quality. Everything works as expected incl the DVD player door and button. Sturdy and both power supply and case fan are very quiet.

Cons: was hoping to get it for 20$ less.....

Other Thoughts: needs quite a bit of attention with cable management to keep all cables out of the fans...... it is tight, but works easily with one full size ODD and one 2.5 or 3.5 inch disk drive (I used a SSD).

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  • Anthony B.
  • 1/4/2010 2:02:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCute little case

Pros: Doesn't show fingerprints nearly as badly as I feared. Not cramped (another fear I had, as this is my first mini-ITX build). The front panel (LED/power button) connectors are sensibly designed so that I can tell the ground from the... other wire/pin. Also, very small! Quiet fans!

Cons: The optical disk drive tray sometimes (but not usually) gets caught on the case. The cables from the PSU are hard to reroute around some components installed in the case.

Other Thoughts: It's so cute! Lightweight, but seems sturdy (not that I plan to move it much).

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  • Luke M.
  • 11/30/2009 9:08:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsreally nice Mini ITX

Pros: works...

replaced my DOA Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK Mini ITX with this.

Cons: have to open the case to select input voltage.. but that's really not a con as they place the PS

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  • John W.
  • 10/16/2009 5:53:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNeat, but what about the heat?

Pros: Put my first Atom 330 in this case. If you love arranging wires and playing with tie wraps (like me), then this is a ton of fun! I replaced my old file server hw (Linux, Ubuntu 8.04) w/ this setup.

I tried to put the board in w/o taking out the power supply - if it can be done, I couldn't figure it out - so, just remove the 4 screws and the PS comes right out.

I have two SATA 1TB WD Green drives mounted in this case, had to use the included molex to SATA power adapter as the PS only has one SATA power plug otherwise. Had to use 5 1/4" drive mounting brackets (not included) to mount my second hard drive where the disc drive usually goes.

I also have a PCI TV tuner card (PVR-250) that fit w/o any problem. There really isn't any airflow over the card - which produces a bit of heat (possible concern).

Good rubber feet on the bottom, the case didn't slide all over the place while I was putting it together.

Was able to hook the front panel connectors (USB and Audio) without an

Cons: The included power supply exhausts INSIDE the case, this could be a deal breaker depending on your heat concerns. After getting it all setup, I closed up the case cover and left the room - came back 30 mins later and the fans were screaming loud. Apparently they kicked it into high gear trying to cool things down. I checked my hard drive temps and they were significantly higher than before.

After switching the direction of the case fan, things seem to be a lot better - but I'll wait and see if I need to get more creative with the airflow.

Not sure how I would hook up a S/PDIF breakout card to tie into the 3-pin HD Audio connector on the board - as there isnt' anymore room to put a card adapter (already using the PCI slot). One option might be to remove the small cover above the PCI card slot, to allow a optical cable to be passed into the case - or something similar.

For some reason the case is wider than I expected, but I can't see how they would make it much narrower - so, O

Other Thoughts: This case appears to be the same make/model as the Rosewill one, only the other one was two dollars more.

To increase airflow, I reversed the rear system fan to push air into the system instead of exhaust it out, this worked very well for my setup.

I left the plastic wrap on the case cover (for now), seems to prevent fingerprints, which (no doubt) the glossy finish is a magnet for. They punched holes in the plastic wrap where the side exhaust vents are so it doesn't seem to be in the way of anything like airflow.

I might replace the rear fan with some adjustable speed fans I already have.

To increase airflow, I moved the 2nd drive up as high as possible in the top 5 1/4" drive bay (so there is more of a gap between the two drives).

Included case fan doesn't report RPMs to the motherboard, nor does the power supply fan. At this point, I think the PS fan is the loudest component (already replaced the chipset fan on the Atom 330 board as many have recommended).

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