Cubitek Mini-Tank - Miniature Collossus


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Little Dynamo

Mini-ITX boards, though still decidedly niche compared to the established ATX and mATX formats, have been gaining much popularity thanks to wider adoption by motherboard makers. In the past, Mini-ITX boards were almost exclusively restricted to only Intel’s Atom and NVIDIA’s Ion platform, but with the release of Intel’s new H67 chipsets and the AMD Fusion platform, Mini-ITX boards are now more accessible and appealing than ever.

Founded in 2002, in Taiwan, Cubitek was initially a OEM company, and only became a branded manufacturer early last year. With the rise in popularity of Mini-ITX format motherboards, Cubitek has created the Mini-Tank casing, a Mini-ITX casing designed with gamers in mind.

On first impressions, the Mini-Tank certainly isn’t the smallest Mini-ITX casing we’ve come across - the shoebox-size Antec ISK300-65 we reviewed almost two years ago is much smaller. But that is understandable when you consider that the Mini-Tank boasts more features and, crucially for gamers, has been designed to accommodate full length graphics cards, up to 340mm long.

Read on to find out more about this interesting casing and don't forget to check the specs tab for the technicalities.

7.5
Aesthetics
8
Functionality
8
Usability
7
Value
7
The Good
Able to accommodate large graphics cards and CPU coolers
Sufficient cooling fans
Large motherboard tray area
The Bad
Poor position of HDD cage
Side panel access and design could be better
Pricey