The Build and Final Product
The build went pretty smoothly, but that isn't to say there weren't any issues. As far as the front of the HPTX ICE is concerned, adding the DVD drive was nothing tough to accomplish and the thumbscrews to hold it in place is simple enough.
I grabbed the largest board I had to try to take up room in this chassis, but this EATX GIGABYTE UD7 looks tiny inside this case. The wire management holes are located well, but for this price, I would have assumed another set would be closer to the smaller boards it can house as well.
I wish I had three more HD7950s just so I could show the slots stacked top to bottom with DVI and HDMI ports staring at you, but it does help to give you an idea of just all the equipment the HPTX ICE can house comfortably.
You don't need to be especially creative to wire things back here, but you will need a ton of zip ties unless you just don't mind the wiring poking out from behind the bays as you look at it from the other side. I myself prefer the neat and tidy approach, as you can see here. I do have to address all of the very rough and sharp edges in the aluminum, though. As for the tabs on the left specifically for the wiring, these are the sharpest of the bunch.
Putting things back together can be sort of a pain in the rear end with one guy doing the work, especially if you can't lay the chassis on its side while doing so. The lip the panel sits in is so thin that the panel wants to, by gravity alone, keep falling off the lip as you try to fumble with a few screws. What's worse is where the panels meet the extruded front and rear sections, the extrusion is bowed and it makes the straight side panels cuts look sloppy in finished fit.
When I powered up the Cubitek HPTX ICE, this is where I threw in the towel. Yeah the blue LEDs in the top and front give you the feeling of rushing through snow capped mountains, it's cold, whatever, I get it, but the fact that the front fan is currently grinding the blades against the front of the chassis making a horrific noise just makes me not feel what is going on with this chassis, at all.
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