Cubitek is a fresh face for me to see in the chassis market and it seems the company as a whole is maybe just two years old. From what I can gather from their website, it seems they are in pursuit of customers who prefer high-end aluminum chassis with the ICE series of cases. I would also like to add their mission statement here as I feel this line says it all really. "Cubitek is dedicated to achieving excellence in computer gaming hardware, provide outstanding design, excellent quality, high performance and affordable price products."
Doesn't that just say it all? I mean, it seems they are using the finest materials, coupled with good designs and layouts along with what is said to be reasonable pricing in hopes to lour Lian Li buyers away with something of their own.
In the new ICE series there are five sizes of the chassis design in its most basic form. All of the cases are black anodized aluminum with rounded edges on the front and back with the side panels being screwed onto the sides of the chassis. These cases start at the Mini-ITX end and move through all of the modern form factors ending the lineup with the HPTX edition. What varies between the cases besides the obvious outer dimensions is the amount of room for drives or additional cooling depending on your needs.
Looking at Cubitek and this latest submission the HPTX ICE "Frozen Solid" chassis "on paper" seems seem really good. I mean with no preconceived notions of what I am about to see, from what I can tell from the site and looking at the box, I am intrigued to see just what Cubitek has up their sleeve to take on the high-end enthusiast chassis market.
Let's just hope that the mission statement holds true and everything else should fall into place. It seems they have an eye out for the details and want to take on the big boy's in the game. That being said, let's get right to it and see if Cubitek has a winner on their hands.