The tempered smoked glass side panels are one of our favorite things about this case, the glass also seems strong enough to deal with every day handling with out cracking or shattering.
Overall we thought this was a great case for the right buyer. For us the lack of fan support, outside of the bracket for rads was a pretty big deal as having stagnant hot air sitting in the case is far from ideal.
Another note to possible owners is that the PSU bracket is quite close to the PCIe slot possibly limiting airflow depending on your GPU, our XFX R9 290 with dual fans was about 3-4c higher than in other cases, so this may be an issue for you.
Those who are looking at this case should take the word “Budget” out of their vocabulary as this is one of the priciest M-ITX cases on the market period, but if you are looking for quality craftsmanship, eye catching design and one of the most unique cases on the market, look no further.
Not everyone needs a Piaget, as a Timex will tell time just as well. But sometimes we like to splurge on the finer things, the D-Frame Mini is a great example of that. If you are looking for one of the most unique mini-ITX cases out there the D-Frame Mini is it. Aesthetically this case is absolutely fantastic, it’s not hard to see the craftsmanship, from the hand bent metal pipe that is spot wielded into shape to the tempered glass side panel, this case was built to last and built very well.
With that being said we can surely give this case the Technology X Innovation award, Although it’s not perfect, this case does plenty of things right and is one unique chassis!