Cubitek M4 Silencer Case Review

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Cubitek M4 Silencer Case rated Great by 3dGameMan.com

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Sponsored by: Cubitek Co. Ltd.
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The Cubitek M4 Silencer Case is an affordable mid-tower case with plenty of great features. A few mentionable ones include the mini-USB cable at the front for devices, drop down CD/DVD storage and bold front bezel. It also has acoustic dampening material in panels, so it's excellent for a quiet build.


 

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Anonymous

The front is really cool but the top and the sides aren't really agressive.

(sorry for my bad english)

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This review got more feedback than some of the 100% KICAKSS products. What does that mean? Maybe I need to review less "KICKASS" products and more "GREAT" products. LOL

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can u make a review of silverstone temjin tj11

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I just don't see the reason why case manufacturers don't paint the whole case, the back looks horrible. The lack of wire management, with the acoustic foam, will make this case run hot. The mini USB wire on the top is ugly, and many devices are using a rounded mini USB, not the plug provided. It seems to me if the manufacturers spent less money on the over-styled plastic front bezel, and more on the things that make a case worth having, it would have been better. Who is going to remove the PSU to clean the filter? Budget does not have to mean cheap. Again another disappointing case hits the market.

Anonymous

Im not a big fan of the airflow or lack there of, seems like the cd/dvd storage box would restrict some airflow since that is the location of the only intake fan. Also, with no lightning holes the cable management inside would be terrible which in turn would restrict even more airflow. Last complaint, no USB 3.0? should that not be a standard on any case released in the past year or so?

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I must say this is a nice looking computer case, although I might find a very quiet, but good performing 120mm fans for the computer, especially when it comes to building a computer as a musician/light-gaming machine with a Radeon HD 6670 and AMD A8-3850 APU, but then I'll wait for next-generation APUs and GPUs to come out with a die shrink.

Is it possible to mod the motherboard tray to make the cable management holes bigger? If only there's enough space to route the 24-pin PSU cable behind the motherboard tray.

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It is really hard for company's to make wire management holes? That alone will make this case that much better. I think other than that. It is what it is. A budget pc. I personally wouldn't buy it. Because I like all my case to have window with a fan. I don't mind the noise level. I just like the notion my case is nice and cool.

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I really like that mini usb cable built in

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A real budget cast. I must say that the interior is good. But that you have to remove your psu to take out filter was not a clever idea. The front side is a big mistake. I don't want to call it aggressive but over the Top. If you look at the price than I would indeed justify the score you gave. Great Review as always.

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OMG worst case ever!! even if its budget case..how does it get great ? i really dont get it. explain yourself Rodney.
Sponsored by: Cubitek Co. Ltd. :roll: mmmmh......NOOOO! not 3dGameMan right ?

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There are a number of factors to take into consideration on any product. While this is not an all aluminum case, with an elegant design and a removable motherboard tray it has it merits for the category it falls in.

Remember, if I rated everything that wasn't high-end and expensive as crap, I won't be rating products fairly. Fairly meaning if a product in is a budget category, it doesn't have to impress as much as a higher end product.

This case doesn't do it for me personally, but that doesn't mean it not a great case overall.

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Actually, aside from being a budget case, it has another major plus- it could used for a very quiet system. There are very few cases anymore built that way. Aside from some of the higher end ones, it is difficult to find cases without a lot of ventilation, let alone with any type of dampening foam. While fan holes are great for cooling, it is becoming progressively harder to quiet the gaming type of cases mostly seen today.

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i agree something cheap does not make it bad...its just in a different class, i feel in this price class there is stuff on the market that does things better.
Lets take the Bitfenix Merc Alpha as an example...its cheaper, has a lot more fan option. and the appearance will appeal to more people to buy the product imo kickass product
Fractal Design Define R2 Black Pearl 100% kickass still the same price range (at least here;))
Well come to think of it its pretty hard to find a case thats much worse in that price range
many that are better though(guess that what the other 2 ratings are for).
i would rather buy a Cooler Master Silencio 550 Black

anyway there 5 things i always rate a case with.
Airflow - which in this case cant be called good
Price - imo you can get better at that price
Look - love it or hate it and a lot of people will hate it
Features - is ok, but for the lack of cable management.. real downer
Build Quality - which seems good (not that i can tell :p) its a mid-budget case eh

all in all i would rate it great buy now( one step up from needs work which i voted, still needs work though:p)
you can buy worse but better as well..so i seen where your coming from
would rate the none silencer great(black interior and 2 optional side fans)
Got some more respect for yah, your job is actually pretty hard :p did not see that coming
Good review anyway

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You bring up some good points- although I would note that fan options (holes) still can cause noise problems even if not used. There just aren't tons of choices for simpler cases at the lower price points.

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true that is why i would rather buy the Cooler Master Silencio 550 Black which has sound proofing as well.
and a door in they front with foam on it sound proofing more, it will take air from the side of the 2x 120mm fans. and it looks GREAT!
its at the same price as this one. 100% kickass product for a quite system.
so i can life with this getting great now. Still i would prefer great buy, just because of the way it looks;)

Anonymous

Btw dont you use your catch phrases anymore? I like them :D

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I still use them, but not all the time.