Cubitek Tank Mini

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External Features

The case is quite different looking though it retains some traditional styling. It looks a bit like a standard case with some brushed aluminium armour panelling on the sides. The whole thing is quite reminiscent of Lian Li designs.

It’s also quite small, being about half the height of a traditional ATX chassis though it’s an equivalent width.

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The right hand side has the front panel connectors. These include power and reset switches as well as twin 3.5mm headphone/mic jacks, 2 x USB 3.0 headers and an eSATA port.

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The front bottom panel is grilled to allow air intake for the 14cm fan behind it. This is also removable to make it easy to clean or replace said impeller. This panel is also backed by a washable dust filter to help protect your internals from the grey muck.

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Right front side panel has a single grill to improve airflow, though there’s no dust filter attached.

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The top is similarly grilled, though this has another clear bladed 14cm exhaust fan attached.

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Left panel again is grilled. All of these are neatly built into the flush aluminium casing which has a real quality feel.

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At the rear of the case we have a bit of a different setup. In the centre we have a traditional 12cm exhuast fan, but the motherboard is mounted horizontally instead of vertically, so right underneath this we have the backing plate – or would if I hadn’t lost it. The two PCI brackets are found on the right hand side (when viewing from the rear).

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The base of the Mini Tank features four very large rubber padded feet to help reduce vibrations as well as keeping the case nice and sturdy.  You might also notice that there’s a grilled section underneath the PSU mounting area. This isolates the PSU cooling, keeping it from affecting, and behind affected by the temperature of the rest of the case. The only problem is it doesn’t have a dust filter.

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Last modified: April 22, 2011

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