Overall Score 4.1  

Inside the Inkubus 300µ it’s mostly wood, with the internal mounting points being traditional stand-offs for example, the supporting environment is still made from wood, it’s all very well designed and laid-out inside.

The drive bays have built in doors with a dampening spring to aid a secure fitting, more essential for the mechanical drives than SSDs. The fan mount can take 120mm or 140mm, we’ll be using a Noctua NF-S12A FLX and with its rubber mounting points its perfect for an ultra silent application like a HTPC

Test Build

We have opted for a media setup, something you would see in an HTPC but not necessarily an office or reception build computer. We have not included an optical drive, there’s no space and we don’t use them. We have put together a system build that we think the average consumer would want if they chose an Intel option. We have also only included two SSD’s, though four large drives are probably the better application in a HTPC build, it makes no difference to the build as they are enclosed already.

Test Setupi7 LGA1151
ProcessorIntel i7-6700K
CoolerNoctua NH-L9i Low Profile
CoolingNoctua NF-S12A FLX Series Fan
MotherboardEVGA Z170 Stinger
MemoryCrucial Ballistix Sport LT White DDR4
Drives2x Crucial MX200 500Gb SSD
PSU500W Silverstone SX500-LG Strider

We’ve used pretty much the same components as the Lian Li PC-Q21 Mini Tower Chassis review, excluding the optical drive and the Sapphire ITX Radeon R9 380 Graphics Card , because the Inkubus 300µ doesn’t support optical drives are graphics cards.

Component Compatibility
Consumer Experience