Sunbeamtech UFO Acrylic Cube Case

A Closer Look cont..

A Closer Look continued
 
The Cube case is extremely easy to put together but make sure that you wear the included gloves to prevent oily fingerprints all over your lovely new acrylic case. I have included a few assembly images just so you can see how easily the case comes together.
 
Cube case base rear of case showing I/O panel and blanking plates
 
Motherboard tray Case almost completed
 
The motherboard tray (lower left) has holes cut into it which is to allow air from the top level of the chassis to be diverted into the lower level and removed via the PSU fan.
 
I must say that the overall quality of the UFO Acrylic Cube case has significantly exceeded my expectations. This case is way better than my first Sunbeamtech tower case; the thumbscrews are stronger and less prone to sheering the heads off; the panels fit together very snug, and it feels very solid. The Cube case is probably not solid enough for frequent trips to LAN's, but occasional trips should be ok.
 
With the case assembled and the hardware installed the case looks quite fitting. The case is just big enough to make cable routing very easy and the holes in the motherboard tray also allow for cables to be hidden very easily.
 
HDD installed
 
finished product Finished product_2
 
Side-on view of the case
 
You will notice on the image above that the Cube case has a little door on it, this is to allow easier access to the retention screws for CD/DVD drives and the HDD. The older Sunbeamtech cases didn't have this option and were a right pain to get to. Nice touch Sunbeamtech!
 
It warrants a mention here that the height from the motherboard to the underside of the lid is approximately 120mm deep, so that effectively cancels out any large aftermarket heat sinks. However, a Scythe Ninja Mini at 115mm tall fits in perfectly. Furthermore, if you are looking to house an NVIDIA 8800GTX or ATI 2900XT card in here you're going to be disappointed.
 
With 2 x 120mm fans that don't have any dust filters, then dust will also be a likely problem and require regular cleaning.
 
Now I'm sure that you want to have a look at some night shots of the case...don't you? Well here they are and doesn't it look pretty!
 
Case night shot Case night shot_2
 
 
I'm sure that the lovers of bling will go mad over the UFO Cube case as it certainly provides a sexy UV glow, and considering that the case is UV blue reactive the addition of some CCFL black lights will make it stand out even more. Those who prefer a more subtle approach to a SFF case should perhaps look elsewhere.
 
Now that we've seen the case in all its glory, let's see how we're going to test it...
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17-12-2007, 10:06:19

PV5150
When is a UFO not a UFO? When it's a Sunbeamtech case-in-a-box.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...092425910s.jpg

Cue the X-Files music

17-12-2007, 10:20:53

ionicle
that actually looks really nice

EDIT: must be odd looking at it and being able to see everything

plus, nowhere to hide cables!

17-12-2007, 10:22:24

jiffz
Awesome little review there PV. I was suprised at the cost of that thing, looks sexy

I'm guessing a disadvantage would be the fact that watercooling would be almost impossible?

17-12-2007, 10:23:47

PV5150
Yeah tis not too bad at all mate, it's really grown on me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jiffz
Awesome little review there PV. I was suprised at the cost of that thing, looks sexy

I'm guessing a disadvantage would be the fact that watercooling would be almost impossible?
Thanks jiffz. Actually water-cooling it would be a cinch, and it is on my 'to do' list next year.

17-12-2007, 11:19:38

FragTek
If I were MountainMods I would sue Sunbeamtech and get riiiich.

Also....

"* A pair of Michael Jackson's finest."

^^^^ PMSL when I saw that!!! :rollingla:rollingla:rollingla

17-12-2007, 11:26:50

Rastalovich
I like this format. Kinda reminds me of Orac from Blake`s 7. Just need a key thing to slot in the top.

Talking of wc`ing, there`s a project log I can`t find that did something like this from scratch, looked amazing.

17-12-2007, 11:28:20

PV5150
haha you saw that. I thought everyone had missed it Yeah I would imagine that Sunbeamtech would be ok with the UFO moniker as it is a pretty well used generic name. I may be wrong though

18-12-2007, 12:20:49

Phunky
Im after a case like this - but it main use will be for lans so needs to be sturdy.

But i do like the idea of the mobo on top - makes more sense for airflow + the lack of it that you get in a small case like this.

24-12-2007, 19:09:55

Danni
I want, I want and I want. It fulfils my clear case/purple look perfectly (uv blue is purple to me). Only problem is I need a bigger desk first...

08-01-2008, 07:58:19

PV5150
Cool! I'm glad you liked the review Danni and let me know what you think if you manage to source yourself one

08-01-2008, 09:24:37

Danni
Heh- that's where I'm having problems- can't find one in the UK anywhere. I have my local shop to ask (he will get me anything available in the UK, and I get a trade discount as my friend is self employed) but if that doesn't work I'll have to import one.

08-01-2008, 09:29:20

Phunky
You see what i really like about this is that the mobo is on top more SFF PC's should be like this!!!
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