Gamdias Mars M2 is a relatively compact case for MicroATX motherboards. It has an elegant appearance due to its simple shape, rounded front panel made of metal and side glass. And to find out what the case has to offer besides this, in this review we will study the features of its design, assemble a system in it and use it to check the chassis for ventilation quality.

Gamdias Mars M2

Characteristics

Model Gamdias Mars M2
Product page Mars M2
Type of shell Mini-Tower
Dimensions, mm 425 (H) x 220 (W) x 408 (D)
Material Steel, ABS plastic, Glass (3 mm)
Weight, kg 5,8
Color Black
Form Factor MicroATX, Mini-ITX
5.25″ devices
Devices 3.5″ external
Devices 3.5″ / 2.5″ internal 2 / 4 (two 2.5″ drives can be put in the basket instead of 3.5″)
Supported number of expansion slots 4
Fans upper — 2 x 120 / 140 mm
front -3 x 120 mm / 2 x 140 mm
internal — 2 x 120 mm
rear — 1 x 120 mm (installed)
Interface connectors 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2 x 3.5mm headphone and microphone audio jacks
Other 3mm tempered glass left side panel with hinges and magnets, rear 120mm ARGB fan, ARGB lighting for external ports and buttons, top panel magnetic dust filter, power supply filter, built-in ARGB controller for six proprietary fans and two LED strips
average cost 2199 hryvnias

Packing and scope of delivery

The case is sold in a regular cardboard box with monochrome printing on the sides. On the front there is an image of the chassis assembly, and on the reverse side, its internals and components are schematically shown. You can find out about the technical characteristics of the product and its main advantages by looking at the sidewalls of the package. Carry handles are also cut out. Protection against damage during transport is provided by foam dampers, a bag and stickers on the glass on both sides.

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There is no instruction in the package (you can download it from the official website using the QR code from the package for quick access). Details are here:

  • 26 small screws for the motherboard and 2.5″ drives;
  • eight case screws for the PSU and video card;
  • diagnostic speaker;
  • three motherboard racks;
  • one small screw;
  • nine hard drive screws;
  • five disposable plastic cable ties.

Gamdias Mars M2

Appearance

The design of the Gamdias Mars M2 is discreet and quite nice. The front panel is solid, metal, with a rounded top and bottom edge. In its upper left part there is a round button for starting the system, surrounded by a ring of ARGB illumination around the perimeter. The manufacturer’s logo is on the bottom right.

Gamdias Mars M2

External ports are located at the bottom, on the left side of the front panel. From top to bottom, there are: dot indicators for system power and drive activity, a square backlight switch button, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 connectors, two 3.5 mm headphone and microphone outputs.

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The left side panel is made entirely of fairly clear tempered glass. It is suspended on two metal loops hidden behind the back of the case.

Gamdias Mars M2

The door opens to the left by pulling the plastic handle in the middle of the front. It is held by a centering pin and two magnets hidden under a soft pad in the front edge of the chassis. You can remove the side panel upwards by opening it more than 90 degrees.

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Tempered glass is 3mm thick. There is a black strip along the perimeter, and fastening metal strips are glued in front and behind the face.

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The right side panel is metal and solid, with a stamped handle on the back for easy removal. It is held on by two plastic knurled screws. Over the entire area of ​​the side face of the front panel on this side there is a ventilation grill with holes in the form of bricks.

Gamdias Mars M2

From the inside, the right door is equipped with excellent U-shaped stiffeners.

Gamdias Mars M2

The top panel is almost completely transparent to the air, since most of it is occupied by a honeycomb grid, covered with a magnetic filter in the form of a metal mesh.

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The oblong, left-shifted mounting holes can accommodate two 120mm or 140mm fans.

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The back panel is framed as standard. A 120 mm fan can be mounted on the ventilation grill in one of five positions available in height. Four expansion slots are covered with disposable ventilated plugs, and a decorative hole to the right of them is covered with a sliding vertical bar, which is held on by one screw with a plastic knurled head. Mounting holes located at the bottom of the power supply allow you to orient it as a fan down and up.

Gamdias Mars M2

The bottom panel has four large plastic feet, a simple mesh dust filter for the power supply, and a cutout for dismantling the front panel.

Gamdias Mars M2

The height of the legs is 22 mm. Rubber dampers are glued on from below.

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Let’s see how things are inside.

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