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I know many of you probably have heard of ATX, mATX and even E-ATX motherboards, but what about XL-ATX? XL-ATX is a newer motherboard form factor that is mainly used on gaming motherboards. The G1 Assassin from Gigabyte is actually an XL-ATX motherboard. XL-ATX boards are just a tad bit larger than normal motherboards and there are not that many cases that can house them. Well the Cubitek Tank XL-ATX case is one such case. This all aluminum case not only will house your XL-ATX motherboard, but large video cards up to 310mm and longer power supplies 220+mm. The Tank also features 4 included cooling fans, tool-free hard drive installation, USB 3.0 connectivity, a VGA card holder and is water-cooling ready. Let’s drive right in and take a look. Special thanks to Cubitek for providing us with the Tank XL-ATX Case to review. Specifications The Tank comes in a nice large box with a picture of a tank on the front. On the back there is a brief overview of the case. To give you a good idea of how the case comes and to give you a brief overview check out our unboxing and overview video below.
The Cubitek XL-Tank joins the ranks of the Rosewill Thor V2 and the Cooler Master HAF-X cases by offering support for the XL-ATX form factor. However, what really makes the case stands out is its relatively compact design of 230 (w) x 490 (h) x 525 (d) mm. Often cases that accommodate such a large motherboard will be slightly taller and deeper like the Cooler Master HAF-X or the Rosewill Thor v2. By comparison, the XL-Tank has the same width and depth as standard mid-tower ATX case and its height is only about 110 mm taller. We were curious to see if the Cubitek XL-Tank would make a perfect case for those who want a case that can accommodate a wide range of motherboard form factors without sacrifice much space. The case is shipped in a brown box with a tank image on the outside to emphasize its \"Tank” branding. While it is not the most flashy looking box, the tank image does stands out if it is sitting on the top of a retail store shelve. On the outside, we some marketing information such as the bottom mounted PSU and the type and location of the cooling fan supported. In addition, we also get the physical dimensions of the case.
Let's face it, graphics cards these days are getting longer and longer. With current AMD and NVIDIA offerings, some users will need to consider a new case or get creative in order to install their new card. It's always prudent in a new build to consider a case that supports both current and future graphics cards, as well as any other hardware you may need. That's where Cubitek comes in with the XL-Tank case. Not only does the it support larger graphics cards, but longer PSU's up to 220mm in length and CPU heatsinks up to 190mm in height as well. Of course the XL-Tank has much more to offer than just these few features, but you'll have to read on if your keen on finding out. As one might expect, the front of the XL-Tank box features a picture of a tank. However, unlike a tank this case is all aluminum. Here on the left side of the box details we have multi-language specifications on the case. The back uncovers many other handy features, such as the removable hard drive bay. The right side of the box details some specific features of the case, like the previously mentioned larger graphics card, PSU, and CPU heatsink support. Once open, we are greeted by the top panel of the XL-Tank.