Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Cubitek Tank XL-ATX Case Review

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.

Special thanks to Cubitek for providing us with the Tank XL-ATX Case to review.


Model Name

XL Tank

Model Number


Drive Bay

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

M/B Type


PCI slots


Front I/O

USB 3.0 x 2 / E-SATA / HD+AC-97 audio

PCI Space

Maximum Graphics Card length: 310mm

CPU Cooler Height

Maximum CPU Cooler height: 190mm

PSU Space

Maximum PSU length: 220mm


Front: 230mm fan x 1

Rear: 140mm fan x 1

Top: 140mm x 2

Side Panel


Internal Finishing


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.

Cubitek Tank XL-ATX Case Cubitek Tank XL-ATX 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.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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