When it comes to XL-ATX cases there are not that many to choose from. Probably less than 10 are currently available. So this means you are really limited when purchasing an XL-ATX motherboard and want a case that can house it. This is actually the first Cubitek case that I’ve got my hand on and I am very impressed. It is not often you see an all aluminum design these days. Not only does the aluminum make the case lighter, but the brushed aluminum on the front bezel just looks awesome.
This case has cooling covered with four included fans. You have three 140mm fans and a huge 230mm intake fan. Did I mention the top two and the intake fan light up bright red? This really looks awesome, check out the photos below.
This case has more than enough room for all of your components. It fits long video cards up to 310mm and longer power supplies as well. After I was done installing everything I was surprised at how much space there was. This makes working inside the case much more enjoyable and all of the space on the back of the motherboard tray means you can route all of your cables that way.
The hard drive cage has room for up to six 3.5-inch hard drives and you can even install a 7th drive in the 3.5-inch adapter. Do you have a 2.5-inch solid state drive? Cubitek has you covered on that as well. Below the hard drive cage there is a mount for a 2.5-inch drive. Both the installation of the hard drives and optical drives went without any issues at all.
While there were quite a lot of cable routing holes they did not have rubber inserts inside of them. You could potentially rip your cables while pulling them through these holes. It would have been nice to see the rubber inserts. Also Cubitek went with the external USB 3.0 connectors rather than the internal one. The internal connector would have made it so we did not have to route the USB 3.0 cables outside of our case.
Overall though this is a great case and the pros definitely outweigh the cons. If you are looking for an XL-ATX case the Tank from Cubitek is a great choice. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Cubitek Tank XL-ATX Case a 9 out of 10 score.
- All aluminum design
- Tons of room inside
- USB 3.0 connectivity
- Support for 2.5-inch hard drives
- 4 included fans
- Cable routing holes do not have a rubber insert
- External USB 3.0 connectors
Aug 18, 2014 0