Author: Bob Buskirk
I know many of you probably have heard of ATX, mATX and even E-ATX motherboards, but what about XL-ATX? XL-ATX is a newer motherboard form factor that is mainly used on gaming motherboards. The G1 Assassin from Gigabyte is actually an XL-ATX motherboard. XL-ATX boards are just a tad bit larger than normal motherboards and there are not that many cases that can house them. Well the Cubitek Tank XL-ATX case is one such case. This all aluminum case not only will house your XL-ATX motherboard, but large video cards up to 310mm and longer power supplies 220+mm. The Tank also features 4 included cooling fans, tool-free hard drive installation, USB 3.0 connectivity, a VGA card holder and is water-cooling ready. Let’s drive right in and take a look.
External: 5.25” x 4 ( one 5.25” to 3.5” converter included )
Internal: 3.5” x 6 + 2.5” x 2
230 x 490 x 525mm ( W, H, D)
Anodized 5052 aluminum
XL-ATX, CEB, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
USB 3.0 x 2 / E-SATA / HD+AC-97 audio
Maximum Graphics Card length: 310mm
CPU Cooler Height
Maximum CPU Cooler height: 190mm
Maximum PSU length: 220mm
Front: 230mm fan x 1
Rear: 140mm fan x 1
Top: 140mm x 2
The Tank comes in a nice large box with a picture of a tank on the front. On the back there is a brief overview of the case.
To give you a good idea of how the case comes and to give you a brief overview check out our unboxing and overview video below.