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Cubitek M4 Gaming Chassis Review
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Written by Andrew McMaster   
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cubitek m4Cubitek's company philosophy is “Build something we would want to buy at a price we would want to pay.” That motto is something that consumers like to hear because it means better products at a fairer price. With competition for entry level cases on the rise prices have been dropping but quality may have also dropped among the majority of them to compete with the price drop. With Cubitex's philosophy in mind we will now look at the M4 chassis from Cubitek. Lets see if they can keep their motto.

 

Provided by: Cubitek

Price: TBA

Closer Look:

 

 

Specifications and Features:

 

Model Name M4
Model Number CB-M4-B410
Drive Bay External: 5.25” x 4 ( including a 5.25” to 3.5” converter)
Internal: 3.5” x 5 + 2.5” x 1
Size 202 x 470 x 485mm (W, H, D)
Material ABS Plastic / Steel Mesh / 0.5mm SECC steel
M/B Type ATX / M-ATX / Mini-ITX
Front I/O USB 2.0 x 2 / HD+AC-97 audio / Mini USB Type B (Mini to Micro USB adapter included)
PCI Space Maximum Graphics Card length: 400mm
CPU Cooler Height Maximum CPU Cooler height: 150mm
PSU Space Maximum PSU length: 250mm
Fan Front: Optional
Rear: 120mm silent fan x 1
Side Panel CAG Side Panel
Internal Finishing Black; Matt / powder coating

 

Features overview

Designed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, the M4 series is a mid tower case with a lot of storage space, superb cooling performance, inversion of the PSU, and is liquid cooling ready. Created for building the ultimate PC gaming system.
The M4 series is designed to hold the latest in PC hardware at an affordable price. The M4 series includes two designs: the M4 and the M4 Silencer.

The M4 houses up-to-date hardware with space for a PCI graphics card of 310mm (with removal of FDD & HDD cages), and inverts the PSU, allowing PSUs to be up to 220mm long.
The 5.25” mesh bezel with air filter is easy to remove without needing to detach the front panel. Tool free design for 5.25” and 3.5” device installation.   Tool-less PCI card installation.

The lower front panel door can be opened, and acts as CD/DVD storage.

Mini USB cable on top, a mini USB to Micro USB adapter is also included.

120mm front intake fan (M4 Silencer only) and 120mm rear exhaust fan.

 

Conclusion:

I have been seeing a lot of in your face chassis designs lately and the M4 is no different. It seems to say heck yes I'm your awesome case. The front reminds me of a tank big bulky and with a gear wheel looking part. Other than that it is your standard box like chassis. So what is on the inside? Well in terms of fans there is only a 120mm in the back but there is  room for 2 more on the side. Cable management is lacking but if you have a modular power supply you could make it better. Drive bays are certainly not lacking though with 4 x 5.25” external bays and 5 x 3.25” + 1 x 2.5” internal bays.  The interior is spacious enough to hold your biggest graphics card as well as those large sized power supplies. The M4 is also a tool-less design which is becoming the norm in enthusiast chassis it seems. Last feature to note is the odd looking thing on the front does pull down and can hold CDs for you which is a cool interesting feature to have.

Would I recommend it? Yep. The M4 is a good fair price and you get a great case for it. For anyone looking for a enthusiast chassis but doesn't want to shell out a whole bunch of money this would be a great case for you.
 

Pros:

  • plenty of drive bays
  • roomy
  • good price
  • pull down CD holder
  • mini/micro-USB charging Cable included

Cons:

  •  lacks cable management

 


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