Under The Hood
Cleanly laid-out interior
Pros And Cons
- Parallel interface;
- Easy installation of hardware;
- Edges ground down;
- Space-saving cable routing.
- No DVI connector;
- Loud CPU fan;
- No display
- Front interfaces without cover.
The AOpen XC Cube EX65 is a barebone without any major weaknesses, but also without any highlights. The onboard graphics of the i865 chipset can be upgraded with an AGP graphics card, and with a fast processor, the XC Cube EX65 can become an all-round PC.
Only the CPU fan made a negative impression. It is temperature-controlled and responds quickly to the thermal power loss of the CPU, which rapidly increases its speed. And consequently, the noise also increases quickly.
Without a drive cage, the installation is easier