Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Antec Presents New Mini ITX Case Certified by EK Water Blocks

Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, has cooperated with EK Water Blocks (EKWB) to create a new Mini ITX case which offers PC enthusiasts the best watercooling options in a small format case. The Cube's case design has been certified by EKWB and is now available.

"This is the first time in the history of PC peripherals that a case manufacturer cooperated with a cooling company to offer enthusiasts the best of both worlds: an elegant, compact design paired with internal structures to install efficient cooling options", explains Jack Wu, General Manager Europe at Antec. "Our double-branded PC chassis will demonstrate a whole new scenario on the market for computer peripherals. We are very proud of this collaboration with EK Water Blocks."
"Here at EKWB we are always pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We are greatful for the collaboration with Antec, which enables us to offer the computer enthusiast a great experience in liquid cooling, using Antec cases", says Mark Tanko, CEO at EKWB.

Cube is a compact mini ITX case with uncompromised hardware compatibility. The frame measures 362 mm x 250 mm x 460 mm (L x W x H) and features a unique leaned forward design with a hybrid structure made of 3 mm Aluminium and 0.8 mm cold-rolled steel. The enclosure offers one 3.5" HDD drive bay, two 2.5" SDD bays and three expansion slots. It offers space for graphics cards with a length of up to 350 mm. A total of four fan mounts ensure sufficient cooling. The Antec Cube is water-cooling ready with space for a 240mm radiator.
As another optical highlight, Cube offers an attractive panel & bottom lighting system in seven colours which can easily be adjusted on the top of the case. Last but not least, the case offers an innovative click system which enables to open and close the case in a quick and easy way. This thought-out case could serve as a conventional PC, gaming rig, or home theatre device and media center, but is also well-suited for professional users.
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11 Comments on Antec Presents New Mini ITX Case Certified by EK Water Blocks

#1
Dimi
At first i thought the front was an integrated radiator, how did they not think of that idea?
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#2
alucasa
The issue with large mini ITX case is that they are about the size of a small mATX case. Reason being is that the need to house long GPU inherently makes the case big enough to become a mATX case. Add an inch or two on top and that's a mATX case.

That was my biggest issue with ITX cases over the years and eventually pushed me over to mATX instead of ITX.
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#3
ZoneDymo
hey its that Razer case......but without razer all over it....good stuff
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#4
dj-electric
So, this is the razer case.
It was "designed by razer"
Yet this exact copy of it without the logo isn't?

Nothing is really designed by razer, feels like
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#6
silentbogo
And I thought my ITX case was big...
It seems like PC case manufacturers seem to ignore the abundance of modern gaming ITX-friendly graphics cards.
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#7
GhostRyder
I like it, seems like something I may keep my eye on in the future!
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#8
MpG
All power to anyone who likes what they see here, but... that is a BIG case for the advertised hardware that can fit in it. Nice to see Antec thinking outside the rectangle, I suppose?

And if EKWB wants to "certify" that you can fit watercooling hardware in it, well, hasn't Corsair been beating that particular horse for years with pretty much every case they make? In fact, at this point, it's pretty much a design flaw if a case's fans haven't been drilled/spaced for AIO coolers.
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#10
micropage7
need a poke the you gonna see it rolling and rolling and rolling :D:D:D:D
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#11
D1RTYD1Z619
Definitely should have been a matx case with space for dual cards. Basically their 600m case with this design.
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