Computer Upgrade King Stratos Mini ITX Review 16

Computer Upgrade King Stratos Mini ITX Review

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CUK ships the Stratos Mini ITX in a full color box with an image of the chassis on the front and another shot on the back, where you will also find some features of the unit mentioned. Both side panels only hold the Computer Upgrade King Logo.

The unit itself is held in place securely by re-enforced foam spacers, while a plastic bag protects it from fingerprint and scratches.


Besides a set of black screws, you will receive a 2.5" HDD tray and a square bracket to hold your GPU in place.

CUK has installed ARGB fans and an LED strip inside the Stratos Mini ITX, and to control those, a separate controller for both the lighting and the fans has been included. Based on their marketing images, the best place for this controller is next to the PSU on the floor of the chassis. A remote control gives you a nice and easy way of adjusting the lighting elements or fan speed as long as you are not using the motherboard to control either.

As this case comes equipped with a modular PSU as well as an AIO cooling unit, you will also get the respective cables and mounting hardware. In our sample, there is a Cooler Master Masterliquid ML240L RGB, but that may change over time as product availability shifts in the market. I think the ARGB AIO is a bit overkill here, and it doesn't go well with the included ARGB controller since it utilizes 3-pin connectors, while the cooler comes with a 4-pin connector. Instead, CUK could have just gone with the non-RGB variant from Cooler Master.
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