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.