Adata makes ATX case for reverse-connector motherboards — XPG Invader X BTF also supports standard layouts


Adata has added a BTF variant to its XPG Invader X case line. The modern XPG Invader X BTF case is compatible with motherboards with a rear connector, such as the MSI Project Zero and the Asus BTF. The XPG Invader X BTF is a mid-tower case, and its main selling point is its design, which promotes neat aesthetics and better (at least by the looks of it) cable management by supporting motherboards and components with a rear connector. But Also supports industry standard layouts, which makes it versatile and (hopefully) ready for upgrades and the future.

The XPG Invader X BTF supports up to 10 fans and is compatible with liquid coolers that have radiators up to 360mm long. The case design allows for up to 400mm of clearance for the GPU and supports PSUs up to 240mm long. If you want to utilize an air cooler, the case also allows for up to 175mm of clearance for the CPU cooler, so a taller cooler like the modern Noctua NG-D15-G2 will fit in. The case has a glass front and left panel, while the rest is steel. It is available in black and white.

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The case comes with five 120mm fans, four of which have inverted fan blades to draw air in. For storage, it has a bracket that lets you install up to three 2.5- or 3.5-inch drives. The full specs are listed below:

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Specifications – Adata Invader X BTF Mid-Tower Chassis
Dimensions (H*W*D) 485mm x 245mm x 448mm (H x W x D)
Color Black White
Material SPCC / Tempered glass 3mm
Form Factor ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Row 4 – Cell 0 ATX / m-ATX (motherboards with reverse connector)
3.5″ HDD/Hard Drive Tray 3 (3.5” or 2.5” SSD)
Input/output port USB 3.2 Type-C x1
Row 7 – Cell 0 USB 3.2 Type A x2
Row 8 – Cell 0 Hybrid audio port
Row 9 – Cell 0 Reset button, Power button
Fan included 5 x 120 mm (optional depending on model)
Row 11 – Cell 0 (4 x reverse fans + 1 x regular fan)
Fan support Back: 120mm x 1 / 140mm x 1
Row 13 – Cell 0 Top: 120mm x 3 / 140mm x 2
Row 14 – Cell 0 Side: 120mm x 3
Row 15 – Cell 0 Bottom: 120mm x 1 / 140mm x 1
Row 16 – Cell 0 Power Supply Cover: 120mm x 2
Radiator Support Rear 120mm
Row 18 – Cell 0 Top: up to 360mm
Row 19 – Cell 0 Side: up to 360 mm
Clearance Graphics Card
Row 21 – Cell 0 400 mm (without side radiator mounting)
Row 22 – Cell 0 270 mm (with side radiator mounting)
Row 23 – Cell 0 CPU cooler height 175mm
Row 24 – Cell 0 Power supply length 240mm
Power supply length 240mm Product: 8.95 kg
Row 26 – Cell 0 with packaging: 10.2 kg
Guarantee 2 years

The XPG Invader X BTF has a metal mesh top panel and supports motherboards up to ATX size. If you’re looking for a larger case, Adata showed off the XPG Invader X Pro, which supports motherboards up to E-ATX size, earlier this year at CES 2024.

It’s too early to tell whether motherboards and components with a rear connector will replace (or come close to) their standard counterparts, but we’re seeing more and more companies jumping on the bandwagon. Back in February, we took a look at InWin’s F5 case that’s compatible with a rear connector , and Corsair has shown cases for both mATX and ATX boards. Motherboards and GPUs with a rear connector offer cleaner cable management by hiding them, but that means upgrading can be tricky if you want to maintain a neat aesthetic. But since the Adata XPG Invader X BTF supports both rear-connector and standard systems, upgrading will likely be easier — although at this point, you could just buy a modern case.

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