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Cubitek Tattoo Fire

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Darksaber, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Darksaber

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    Considering all the good stated about the case, weaknesses that are similar to other cases reviewed here, the score seems a little low.
     
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    Well this is a simple case of "missing the train". This case has excellent potential and has a great feature set on the outside, but no matter how good it looks, the inner features is what really counts as you will have trouble adding the hardware that those cases can easily fit and the case costs 75 euros, pretty much as much as say a Pantheon or a Cooler Master 690 II. Both of which feature a much better internal layouts and compatibilty to larger GPUs, better cable management and hard drive bays along with the ability to easily add SSDs.

    But I do agree that the score may be somewhat harsh and in light of the differences I have adjusted the overall score. That still gives the case a lot of difference between the Pantheon as far as the score is concerned. Especially since the cubitek case has an excellent build quality to it.
     
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    And I completely agree. In that price range their are a lot of cases with better feature sets. There are even a few that are cheaper with better feature sets such as the Antec 300 or Nzxt Beta Evo. They don't have the quality level you described.

    Just a heads up, the score for the Cubitek XL-Tank seems to be missing.
     
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    Since that was just a preview, we did not score the article ;)
     
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    Oh ok. I didn't realize it was a preview.
     
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    Late on this post but very nice review as always DS. I love the Red.Black scheme for the Fire. Wish it had more than two zip ties, but they are easy to buy in bulk and cheap. Not liking the lack of room and the cable management seems super lacking.
     

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