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Anidees AI Crystal Cube Lite Case Review

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System Building with the AI Crystal Cube Lite

In this build, I will be installing a standard ATX motherboard with a water cooled graphics card and CPU. I will also be putting in a large CPU air cooler to see how much clearance there is between that and the surrounding components. Since the tempered glass panels are tinted, I am also throwing in some BitFenix Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic RGB LED strips with a dedicated controller to brighten up the interior. Let’s take a look.

Test System

  • Motherboard: ASRock X99 Extreme4
  • System Memory: 4x8GB 2666MHz DDR4
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 5820K @ 4.5GHz
  • Audio: Realtek ALC1150
  • Video: MSI GeForce 780 Ti
  • Disk Drive 1: Crucial MX100 256GB SSD
  • Disk Drive 2: WD Blue 3TB HDD
  • Enclosure: Anidies AI Crystal Cube Lite
  • PSU: EVGA 850P2 850W Modular
  • Monitor: HP 23bw 23″ IPS display
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit

Results

The build was rather straight forward and there was plenty of room to move things around. I mounted the radiator of the Corsair H100i to the front of the case and the H55 to the rear fan mount. As you can see, there is still enough room to mount a top radiator with fans even if you were to mount it directly towards the center of the case.

Cable management was a bit on the tricky side as I normally do well in this area. I used a few zip ties to keep the cables together to make them as neat as possible. Plenty of cable tie-down points were present around the motherboard tray. The tempered glass side panel will show all the cables back here, so be sure to keep your cables clean so they do not look like spaghetti. Save that for dinner.

With four Thermaltake white LED Riing fans installed at the front and powered on, we were in for a show. I mounted three Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic RGB LED strips to the top of the case. This lit up the interior making this cube case a great desk ornament to stare at.

Not only did it look the part, the case ran very quietly and looked amazing with the smoked tint from the tempered glass panels.

Depending on the LEDs you install, some colors may be brighter than others. Since the tempered glass panels on the Crystal Cube Lite were tinted, you would need some bright LEDs if you want to see the interior of your build.

Although the Crystal Cube Lite looked great, there were a few flaws that stood out. Let’s take a look at them in the next section.


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