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I just received an email from Cubitek about their new “Tank” series. It looks like Lian Li and Silverstone may have new competition. Or being made by one of them? Until I see one in person, I’ll keep my mouth shut!

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The Mini Tank looks like a beast; but all of the cases look pretty good IMO. Word is that Lian Li is actually the OEM for some of the cases.

Though the HPTX case should have had a larger CPU-Backplate cut out.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;12753176 
Though the HPTX case should have had a larger CPU-Backplate cut out.
Why is that?
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post #3 of 36
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Originally Posted by byrkoet;12753289 
Why is that?
To support the SR2 properly.

The SR2 has two CPU sockets, and that backplate cutout definitely isn't large enough for the two CPU sockets.
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Mini tank and the magic cube look neat, But theres too many cases with a bottom mounted PSU frown.gif
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post #5 of 36
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Originally Posted by MaxFTW;12753513 
Mini tank and the magic cube look neat, But theres too many cases with a bottom mounted PSU frown.gif
The majority of cases on the market still have top mounted PSU's.
Bottom Mounted PSU's just dominate most modern designs.

Personally I prefer the bottom mounted PSU method. It's more secure and allows you to have a better cooling system in the case.
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post #6 of 36
Decent little budget case... Id just go to a 690 if i was in that price area.
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Nice, but its missing a bit of the "wow" factor from lian-li and silverstone cases.
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post #8 of 36
I'm surprised at how many people like the Magic Cube. I understand the cooling benefits, but it will consume lots of space. It's different and that does help with viral marketing!
post #9 of 36
internals definitely scream Lian Li. Though, I'm not impressed. Nice that there's more options out there, competition is good.
post #10 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;12753570 
The majority of cases on the market still have top mounted PSU's.
Bottom Mounted PSU's just dominate most modern designs.

Personally I prefer the bottom mounted PSU method. It's more secure and allows you to have a better cooling system in the case.

Definitely, I was always a bit afraid that the PSU would come loose and go crashing through my system with my old case.

With my p183 I'm much better off, with the PSU in its own heat zone at the bottom.
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