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Spire Reveals the PowerCube 702 Mini-ITX Enclosure

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Spire has introduced its new PowerCube 702 Mini-ITX enclosure.

Spire, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of PC cases and cooling equipment, has announced a new chassis, the Powercube 702. 

The Mini-ITX is a chassis with room for only single-slot expansion cards. It is made of 0.5 mm SGCC metal and has a pre-installed 300 W power supply included. The chassis has room for either 80 or 60 mm front and rear fans, respectively, as well as space for a single 5.25" optical drive and a single 3.5" drive. Connectivity is taken care of by front USB 2.0 connections as well as a pair of AC97 audio connections, which can be found behind the front I/O flap.

The Spire Powercube 702 comes with a two year warranty, and it features an MSRP of $57.95.

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    cobra5000 , July 15, 2013 9:11 PM
    Looks overpriced.
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    nukemaster , July 15, 2013 9:33 PM
    If the power supply is not junk(for instance, the SilverStone SG05 came with a decent 300 watt power supply.) the price may be ok.

    If you have to replace the power supply and do not mind a slightly larger case, May as well get the SG05 because by it self it can be had for cheap(or picked up with a 300 or 450 watt power supply).

    The case design still seems interesting.
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    lunyone , July 15, 2013 10:10 PM
    PSU isn't probably something not too good. All I can find is that the 12v rail is 14A (168w), so that is probably a pretty weak PSU, especially since it's an SFX form factor too. You can look some info up HERE. It's at the bottom of the chart.
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    ohyouknow , July 15, 2013 11:02 PM
    Doesn't really sing to me. Something about that front cover.
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    jrstriker12 , July 16, 2013 6:52 AM
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    Doesn't really sing to me. Something about that front cover.


    Looks cheap the way the front cover attaches to the rest of the case and the way the silver trim just stops.

    I like cases with clean and simple lines, but this one just doesn't appeal to me.
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    Maxx_Power , July 16, 2013 7:18 AM
    We are down to 0.5 mm metal sheets now ? When will cases be made from plastic and tin foil ?
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    nukemaster , July 16, 2013 7:19 AM
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    PSU isn't probably something not too good. All I can find is that the 12v rail is 14A (168w), so that is probably a pretty weak PSU, especially since it's an SFX form factor too. You can look some info up HERE. It's at the bottom of the chart.

    Shame....
    Seasonic gets 270 watts out of its 300 watt SFX units. FSP gets 264 from its 300 watt SFX(One I have used for 3 years 24/7 without issues.).

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    Firion87 , July 16, 2013 11:51 PM
    I'm putting right now the finishing touches on my own case mod, the base was a Epox Mini Me. To be honest almost every single hole and the whole layout design on this cage seems to be copied from the Epox Mini Me. Except that one had a narrower motherboard an could fit two cards (single slot gpu on agp and single slot pci) so this one seems to be same as wide just with the normal mini-itx board capable of fitting a single slot gpu. And not to forget to mention it was made of much thicker Aluminum.
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    nukemaster , July 17, 2013 7:02 AM
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    I'm putting right now the finishing touches on my own case mod, the base was a Epox Mini Me. To be honest almost every single hole and the whole layout design on this cage seems to be copied from the Epox Mini Me. Except that one had a narrower motherboard an could fit two cards (single slot gpu on agp and single slot pci) so this one seems to be same as wide just with the normal mini-itx board capable of fitting a single slot gpu. And not to forget to mention it was made of much thicker Aluminum.

    I would call it closer to the SG05(because of the way the HDD mounts :)  ). Either way. you should send me a PM with images of your case mod. Always interested in a good mod :)