Cases

Chieftec Pro Cube CI-02B-OP Case Review

I find it amazing that it’s already been seven years since I reviewed the Chieftec DX-02B Full-Tower Chassis, and you should check it out. It’s old-school cool compared to the endless tempered glass and RGB we have today, not that there’s anything wrong with that either. Chieftec joined the modern world with the release of the Chieftec Hunter case last year, and I even reviewed it here! However, back in January, they also revealed their latest micro-ATX Cube PC case, the CI-02B-OP, and we couldn’t wait to get it into the office for a closer look!

Chieftec Pro Cube CI-02B-OP

It’s an interesting case, as it still harks back to some older case designs and, dare I say, some more affordable models too. However, I like the old-school look that Chieftec can deliver, as not everything needs to look futuristic, as modern cases don’t always look right in every environment either. However, do not be fooled, as the devil is in the details here. The CI-02B-OP is a high-airflow mesh case with aluminium accents. It’ll support up to an mATX motherboard, an ATX PSU, and expansion cards of up to 320mm. In addition, it has three dedicated drive cages for 3.5″ and 2.5″ drives and even an optical bay, so you should be able to get a fairly competent system installed in this more compact case design; especially when you see it’s party trick!

Features

  • CI-02B-OP
  • Support for 5.25″ front bay
  • Support for 3.5″ front bay
  • brushed aluminium and mesh front panel features
  • Compact and space-saving design
  • Extensive drive mounting options
  • Dust filters included
  • Room for micro-ATX motherboard
  • Four expansion slots
  • Hinged front/top panel design

Specifications

What Chieftec Had to Say

“The CI-02B-OP joins CHIEFTEC’s Mesh Series in a compact m-ATX cube format. Despite its very compact dimensions, this case is extremely flexible in terms of hardware compatibility, supporting ATX PSU’s up to 16cm in length, graphics cards up to 320mm in length and CPU coolers up to 160mm in height. Additionally, with lots of flexibility on the internal and external drives, supporting 5.25” and 3.5” optical drives, 2x 3.5” HDD”s and 3x 2.5” SSD’s, the CI-02B-OP is also very suitable for home entertainment purposes or as a mini server. Featuring an elegant design combining brushed aluminium and airflow-friendly mesh, this is a case has a timeless look that will it in easily in the workplace or at home and is therefore truly multi-functional.” – Chieftec

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's, I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

SilentiumPC Launches New Fluctus 120 PWM ARGB Fan

SilentiumPC has announced the newest addition to its fan portfolio by introducing the Fluctus 120…

4 hours ago

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 to Feature 8GB of VRAM?

It's been a long time coming, over a year in fact, but we are finally…

4 hours ago

EKWB Launches its New G1/4-inch Plug Packs

EK Water Blocks (EKWB) has announced the launch of a new set of 10 EK-Quantum…

4 hours ago

Nvidia GeForce Game Ready 497.09 Drivers Confirm Upcoming 2060 12GB Release!

Nvidia has just announced the launch of its brand new GeForce Game Ready 497.09 graphics…

4 hours ago

Nvidia Confirms Full Specs (And Maybe the Price) of Revised 12GB 2060

With the launch of the revised Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (featuring 12GB of VRAM) coming…

4 hours ago

Steam Hardware Survey Shows Positive Early Gains for Windows 11

November was certainly quite a busy month. Not only for the release of Intel's new…

4 hours ago