Morex Cubid 2677R Review
Posted on August 17, 2002
the case sideways
The case comes with 2 adjustable plastic legs
to mount the case sideways. If they can be fixed securely,
we couldn't work out how. So they drop off when you pick the
case up. Oh well.
Here's the case mounted sideways.
And here's the case standing more traditionally
Morex have produced a solid, quiet and very
small case that wouldn't look out of place next to a TV or
Video Recorder. In fact our review machine has been sitting
on top of the Mini-ITX satellite receiver for a week now,
and we see no reason to move it. The case went together very
easily, and is well designed. We liked the sideways mounting
feature. The 30mm DIMM restriction could prove a problem for
anyone thinking of recycling existing memory. Equally, anyone
thinking of reusing a 5.25" CD or DVD drive will have
to think again as this case will only accept the more expensive
slimline drives. The external PSU is a stroke of genius, as
it allows the case to be virtually silent - and the twin fans
inside the case could probably be disabled with no ill effect.
We managed to scratch the top of our review case during assembly,
though we also managed to scratch our G-Alantic so perhaps
this is a symptom of painted steel cases rather than this
particular model. Be careful when moving it around, and your
case will be fine.
Many thanks to Morex and VIA for kindly providing
the case and to Helix Technology for providing the slimline
DVD/CDRW drive for this review.
Helix Technology contact:
Ms. Asling Lin: firstname.lastname@example.org
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