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Athenatech A1089HG.150 SECC Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case150W Power Supply with Hairline Texture Body

  • 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 A1089HG.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 customize your own private little powerhouse!

  • newegg Stylish With the beautiful Piano-Finished Front Panel and hairline texture body, the Athenatech A1089HG.150 looks no more just a bulk of steel and plastic. The decent and elegant appearance makes computer systems built with the Athenatech A1089HG.150 carter to those particular tastes.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The Athenatech A1089HG.150 features an 80mm rear fan and side vents for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Built-in 150W PSU The Athenatech A1089HG.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 A1089HG.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. A1089HG.150

Model

Brand
Athenatech
Model
A1089HG.150

Spec

Type
Mini-ITX Tower
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
Charcoal with Hairline Texture Body

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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  • Joshua C.
  • 8/15/2013 12:28:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad, but not perfect either.

Pros: Good size overall for a small case. Plenty of room for a video card and the case fan is a NICE bonus on a small case like this. The body seems to be wrapped in vinyl? instead of painted. Didn't expect that, and it's a nice bonus.

Cons: It isn't as well though out as my Apevia Xfit I replaced for technicality reasons. The motherboard screws don't have enough vertical free space to fit a normal screwdriver vertically onto them. This could very easily have been worked into the design and just would have made sense. There is no provision for a 2.5" drive. And as others have mentioned, the optical drive needs fine tuning to work right with its button. The drive cover(flapping door) is also not working correctly. It is sticking open when the tray goes back in, and I have to close it manually. Perhaps most annoyingly, the psu cabling is routed right where the PCI-E slot is. With the design of the case, there was no reason to do that. So it's kinda weird because they gave you enough room to fit a video card in there and then stuck the fattest bunch of cabling in the case right in the way for no apparent reason.

Other Thoughts: This replaced my Xfit 200 so that I could still have a small case that would fit all my components in. My video card and the provided case fan are now on the inside instead of mounted outside the case, and that also allowed me to get rid of the ribbon cable I had to use to mount the video card before. Overall, I'll keep the case, but to be honest if you can make do with the onboard video of the mobo/CPU you go with(and that is getting more and more doable all the time) I'd go with the Apevia Xfit 200 or even the 100 if you want super slim. Even the 200 is probably just 60% of the height of this case, and it's a joy to work on compared to this one.

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  • David F.
  • 3/5/2013 11:09:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNifty little case

Pros: Very nice looking. Very compact. Good fit and finish. Very quiet fan. Solidly built. Everything slid in easily and smoothly. I've run into some cases with sloppy screw hole positioning, but this one had everything nicely aligned. It's all snug, but everything fit just the way it should.

Cons: No so much a con as a limitation: Just know that it is a small case (which is part of what I like about it). It only has room in it for a single 3.5" drive and a single 5.25" drive. Everything is quite snug, but it all fit nicely.

Other Thoughts: I put in an Asus C60M1-i AMD Fusion APU C-60, a Samsung HD and Samsung DVD burner, 4 gig of GSkill RAM. I've not had it long enough to comment on how cool (or hot) it runs, but if I encounter any problems, I'll update my review.

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  • Victor W.
  • 8/16/2010 12:09:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat by me

Pros: excellent cooling despite being so small. I expect this design to be adopted by many manufacturers.

I have a core i3 530 with the stock cooler (I almost never do that) and it's quiet between 45 and 55 watts with the wonderful GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3, a blueray drive, Vertex2 SSD, and no video card (I love core i3 video!). If I was going to try an aftermarket cooler it would be the Dynatron K666 60mm because it's low profile and it would blow air toward the rear fan.

interesting texture on the top and sides!

Cons: You have to set the depth within a half millimeter on the DVD drive for it to open and close properly (which is the depth your drive's eject button sinks). Too close to the front and it will reopen itself when the latch slaps shut. I was ready to write a bad review before I figured that out. And you will have to get used to using your pinky to close the tray as the button will be obstructed from the front when the tray is open.

I replaced 2 of the 3 rear screws with thumb screws

Given the amount+weight+grade of the material the price should be under $40 and shipping under $10. $50 + $14 shipping for this tiny thing is wrong.

Other Thoughts: It's so tight that I had to remove the PSU to seat a small Quadro FX video card, and only afterwords could the PSU go back in.

I think this is the smallest functional case w/o going to a PicoPSU.

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  • Jared M.
  • 7/5/2010 4:36:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAlmost but not quite

Pros: I love the look of this case, it has a compact and clean design. My Zotac 330 board fit nicely in it and the fan seemed to keep things nice and cool.

Cons: The optical drive cover opens nicely as long as you have your drive seated properly but while the drive is open it almost completely covers the open/close button making it impossible to close without pushing on the tray itself. The power supply burnt out on me after one week of use, sent it back for a refund.

Other Thoughts: For the price this could have been an average case but with the PS failure I'm letting this go. I will not be buying another one of these for my ITX build.

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  • Nathan J.
  • 6/1/2010 12:46:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Compact Case

Pros: Great case, plenty of space for a compact machine. Bought a 3.5" to 5.25" adapter to hang a second HD in the optical drive bay (who needs an optical drive anyway). Power supply works fine. The case actually has a lot more head room than most other mini-itx boxes, seems to have good airflow.

Cons: Can't think of any. I read the specs before I bought the products and was not surprised when the product arrived.

Other Thoughts: I don't know why people complain about their inability to put full size components in a compact mini-itx case. It really makes me wonder if they should be building their own machines or not.

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  • Robert T.
  • 5/31/2010 7:46:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HTPC case

Pros: I used this with a zotac ion board. It's a perfect fit and easy build for a htpc. Building took less than two hours. A good choice for those who want a fullsize HDD and a dvd drive. One note, make sure that you mount the DVD drive square to the door so that the drive pushes the door on the case flat.

Cons: The DVD door in the case is mounted with one central hinge rather that two hinges at the corners. This design allows for rotational motion which can make the door feel 'off' or delicate.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommend

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  • Isaac H.
  • 4/23/2010 6:33:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice small chassis

Pros: Hi, I build computers for a living and I have found this chassis to be one of the few that meets my requirements, primarily **enough airflow for every component, ... including the hard disk drive**. Modern hard disk drives NEED some airflow to keep from overheating, but many chassis designs do not have adequate provision for it. As a result, many HDDs fail prematurely, but this case does alright in that department, as it has air intake vents in front of the hard disk drive bay.

This is very nice for Intel Atom-based computers.

Cons: The Optical drive bay cover sometimes doesn't work quite right, but it's not a real big deal.

Other Thoughts: Note: The PSU is only 150 watts, so it's not prepared for a real powerful machine, but it's perfect for Intel Atom-based systems.

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  • Michael E.
  • 11/7/2009 6:23:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Case for near silent HTPC

Pros: Case is pretty well made and the build went smoothly.
PSU position allows for a full size DVD drive saving $$$ over the slim line one needed by a lot if ITX cases.

Cons: Not enough headroom for a large CPU heatsink with fan (even a slim line 120mm one won't fit).
I have just ordered a replacement 80mm quiter fan, although the supplied fan is not loud I am sure I can do better with a Silenex.
DVD door sticks open - minus 1 egg.

Other Thoughts: Overall I am very pleased with my near silent HTPC (which is more that capable of playing any standared Hi Def contenet including H264 encoded movies with DTS in an MKV container for < $500.

COOLER MASTER GeminII S RR-CCH-PBU1-GP 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
You have to remove the fan, even a slimline one won't fit!
But CPU temp stays well within limits with this cooler.

ZOTAC GF9300-D-E LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9300 HDMI Wi-Fi Mini ITX Intel Motherboard - Retail

o Onboard HDMI & WiFi (802.11n would have been nice),
NVIDA graphics are "Linux" friendly.

Intel Pentium E6300 Wolfdale 2.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E6300

o While not the fastest or most feature rich, this processor offers outstanding price performance.

Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s

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