Cubitek Mini ICE ITX Enclosure Review

Internals

The Mini ICE has quite a spacious interior, with four internal 3.5-inch drive bays and a 340mm clearance for powerful graphics cards. Cooling is handled by a top-mounted 140mm blue LED fan acting as an exhaust and an optional 140mm intake below. The PSU takes its air intake from the side panel so as not to deprive the other components of air flow.

IMG 1095 Cubitek Mini ICE ITX Enclosure Review

Our motherboard in this review is the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe, pictured here with a low profile Cooler Master Gemini II M4 cooler. Because we wanted to do more ambitious overclocking, we employed a spare Thermaltake water cooling system that we had lying around in our office.

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 Cubitek Mini ICE ITX Enclosure Review

 

Hard drive installation was pretty straightforward, with rubberized rollers as screws and an included 2.5-inch adapter for a pair of SSDs, which is pretty commonplace in modern setups.

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Plenty of space for hidden wiring at the back also.

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Internals

The Mini ICE has quite a spacious interior, with four internal 3.5-inch drive bays and a 340mm clearance for powerful graphics cards. Cooling is handled by a top-mounted 140mm blue LED fan acting as an exhaust and an optional 140mm intake below. The PSU takes its air intake from the side panel so as not to deprive the other components of air flow.

IMG 1095 Cubitek Mini ICE ITX Enclosure Review

Our motherboard in this review is the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe, pictured here with a low profile Cooler Master Gemini II M4 cooler. Because we wanted to do more ambitious overclocking, we employed a spare Thermaltake water cooling system that we had lying around in our office.

ddd Cubitek Mini ICE ITX Enclosure Review

 

 Cubitek Mini ICE ITX Enclosure Review

 

Hard drive installation was pretty straightforward, with rubberized rollers as screws and an included 2.5-inch adapter for a pair of SSDs, which is pretty commonplace in modern setups.

nEO IMG cubitek itx 13 Cubitek Mini ICE ITX Enclosure Review

 

nEO IMG cubitek itx 12 Cubitek Mini ICE ITX Enclosure Review

 

Plenty of space for hidden wiring at the back also.

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