Cubitek Mini Cube Case Review
Published: 4th March 2013 | Source: Cubitek | Price: |
Up Close - Internal
When the side panels are removed by unscrewing the 4 small screws on each panel, the internal design of the Mini Cube may come as a bit of a shock. The all Aluminium design is always fantastic to look at, however the cut-outs are what draw attention more than anything else, the Cube Mini is a small case the packs a punch when it comes to features, its the first of its kind to support cable management (behind the motherboard) in a Mini-ITX case - a much needed feature that is impossible to ignore. The other small cut outs are a design feature to accommodate mounting internal drives, we'll explain how this works a little later.
The front panel connectors are bundled up neatly and tied together, conveniently all of the cables with the exception of the internal USB 3.0 cable - all manage to fit through the 'key-hole' cut outs which makes hiding them out of the way a doddle.
At the bottom of the case is a small vented area which can be used to mount a 2.5" drive. The power supply (if mounted fan down) is dust filtered. Located between the 2 area's is a small cut out of the motherboard tray - this is where PSU cables can be routed out, to be fed back into the case at the appropriate area.
Cable management is natively supported by the case and it is evident Cubitek haven't just throw it together. They have provided approximately 3cm of space behind the motherboard tray, which is more than adequate for routing cables. This space is also used by the drive mounting system as 3.5" and 2.5" drives can be mounted to the reverse side of the motherboard back tray.