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Cubitek Launches the Mini Center mini-ITX Enclosure

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The Cubitek Mini Center features a mini-ITX form factor and aims to be “an unobtrusive addition for any nook or cranny in the living room as an HTPC or as an elegant office PC.”

Cubitek has launched the Mini Center mini-ITX enclosure that offers a brushed aluminum exterior and a compact size of just 200 x 250 x 200 mm which aims to allow it “to be placed in any nook and cranny around the home theatre.”

The enclosure features two 2.5” drive bays, one 3.5” bay, two USB 3.0 ports on the front I/O panel, two expansion bays, and support for standard sized ATX power supply units and graphics cards of up to 180 mm in length.

Though the Mini Center can house CPU coolers of up to 85 mm in height, and Cubitek states that the chassis is “capable of holding the hardware for a powerful multipurpose HTPC,” it is worth noting that the Mini Center is a passively cooled enclosure with cooling vents only on its rear. While this should provide for quieter operations, it does raise concerns about the chassis’ cooling abilities, especially if a discrete graphics card is installed.

The Mini Center mini-ITX case will be available in either silver or black and will be released in August with a suggested retail price of $59.90.

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    grokem , July 31, 2013 4:21 PM
    I paid $120 for the LianLi QB25 that is very similar to this case. Can't wait for the reviews!
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    slomo4sho , July 31, 2013 4:28 PM
    If it didn't have that logo on the front of the case...
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    ta152h , July 31, 2013 4:57 PM
    It's ugly. Plain and simple. It has the charisma of a brick, without the strength of it.

    It's time these folks get creative, instead of making weak bricks.
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    tekwiz00 , July 31, 2013 5:42 PM
    wonder if the logo could come off with steel powerbrush (ie. dremel).
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    Spooderman , July 31, 2013 6:01 PM
    This will be perfect for my upcoming HTPC build for my parents.
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    Onus , July 31, 2013 6:08 PM
    An HTPC, with no mounting for a Blu-Ray or other optical drive? Oops...
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    anything4this , July 31, 2013 6:21 PM
    What is so useful of mini itx if the case is so big.. Just for the reg size power supply?
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    Onus , July 31, 2013 6:25 PM
    A big PSU is only needed for high-power processors and graphics cards. Those generate a lot of heat, which does not make sense in a case with no fans. DESIGN FAIL (#2).
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    Leamon , July 31, 2013 6:43 PM
    This could be a great APU system! Without fans graphics cards would run pretty hot, but put a Noctua on an A10 and it'll keep nice and cool!