Cubitek Mini Cube Case Review
Published: 4th March 2013 | Source: Cubitek | Price: |
The Cubitek Mini Cube is one of those rare cases that dare to be different and succeed. One of the first things we picked up on was the build quality, which is fantastic. Whilst it may be a little off the standards of Lian Li, it isnt too far away and with a few small changes - Lian Li would be in for a fight.
The aluminium construction looks fantastic, the brushed black exterior is a pleasure to gaze upon. Granted it is a little bit of a fingerprint magnet, but that isn't something we will hold against Cubitek as it's usually the case with aluminium products. On the flip side of that, it's incredibly lightweight which means for those who are looking to cram it to the max with powerful components, can relocate it will ease - which means it could be a favourite for LAN parties.
Inside the case is interesting to say the least, whilst it does serve its purpose and Cubitek have been very clever with its design, we thought the exclusion of any case fan to speak of was a little bold. With most mainstream cases coming with at least one 120mm fan - even at the lowest price bracket, this was an odd move for them not to include a single 90mm fan. However, Cubitek have redeemed themselves somewhat by being the first in the market to support 'real' cable management. For most users, the low power systems that are usually put together in these type of cases won't be too concerned with temperatures as generally the components won't get too warm.
This may be a reason to why Cubitek decided not to include a stock case fan - with decent cable management, the natural flow of air should be enough to keep things reasonably cool and warm air should naturally rise towards the top of the case.
With USB 3.0 support, clever and innovative design, cable management and a very stylish exterior, it was easy to award the Cubitek Mini Cube a well deserved Gold award. The pricing score has been left at 0 because at the time of writing no retailers have an ETA for stock arrival or any idea about pricing.
Thanks to Cubitek for sending us the sample in for review so early, you can discuss your thoughts in the OC3D Forums.