- Mar 24, 2020
Cube X1 From TaoBao - (Kyle's Studio) - Shipped to Melbourne, AU by Super Buy
$235 AUD + $80 AUD Shipping. This includes riser cable which was an extra cost.
This was my first purchase using Super Buy. Really simple, You pick what you want - Paypal some cash over to them. The agent goes and buys it on your behalf (There was a small local shipping adjustment which I again PayPal'd over) - Once it arrives at the Superbuy Warehouse there was a few photos taken of the product. You then select your shipping method, PayPal the shipping over (Mine was estimated, it actually ended up being cheaper so they refunded the portion back to my Super Buy account) - Then once that is all done..My package arrived via AusPost 9 business days later..
30th April - Paid
6th May - Superbuy received
7th May - Paid for EMS Shipping
20th May - Delivered (China > Australia)
Build is pretty solid. As usual with these Chinese cases there were some scratches/nicks but not much you can do about that using this buying process. Nothing major that I'm annoyed about.
Panels are thick - 3mm aluminium, anodized. Seems to scratch a little too easy but overall not bad.
Riser is 18.5cm long. Fits great over the spine, didn't have to push it through. Gives a bit more breathing room for the rear mounted SSD.
I've seen some previous builds where it came flat packed - I got mine fully assembled already. The button I specified was the metal/white LED one. It's a 16mm round momentary switch that you could switch out later for something else if you wanted - There's plenty online.
Feet are plastic.
Holes are cut pretty well.
Small light scratches around the panels
Can see cutting marks on edge of top covers.
Slight colour variation between corners and face plates.
There seem to be a number of the same case but with different vent holes (hexagon vs round) and also bottom vents - I think there are some prototype builds out there but this one seems to be the current release at this stage.
GPU Max thickness: 54.5mm (~2.7slot)
GPU Max Length: 300mm
GPU Max Width: 136mm
Radiator support: 240mm with a max 30mm thickness.. Fan + Rad max thickness is 58mm.
Build: (Updated July 2021)
AMD R5 3600 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Asus ROG Strix B450-I
G.Skill Trident Z Neo 2x16GB 3600c16
EVGA RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra - 1875mhz @ 856mw
Aquacomputer Quadro PWM Controller
Nuovolo Aquanaut Pump/Block combo w/ Alphacool DDC 310
2x Noctua NF-A12x25
Corsair SF750 Platinum w/ custom cabling
2TB 970 Evo Plus M2 SSD
1TB 970 Evo Plus M2 SSD
1TB 860 Evo Sata SSD (Removed from case)
Heaven 4.0 + x264 stability running for two hours..
CPU: 72c avg
GPU: 56c avg
DIY 3mm Acrylic sidepanels with cutout for GPU and PSU.
Some unboxing photos here
Running with a Noctua U9S prior to AIO photos and more here
Sleeved Cables photos
Clear panels build photos
Other Cube X1 or X1m (The aircooled version that is shorter) links/builds:
Reddit thread by Rockmaninoff's Build
Reddit thread by Sea_System with comparison to a steck
Reddid thread by shensmobile with build photos
Chiphell Silver Build 1
Chiphell Black Build
Build video on bilibili