We are big fans of the mITX form factor, and big fans of the full ATX form factor, but for all those who fancy something a little in between, what about a mATX cube chassis? There are a couple around and the double width internal areas making for interesting system configurations, you’d be a fool to overlook them.
Raijintek are a familiar name to most and they have sent over their Aeneas mATX Cube Chassis for review. Good timing, as we are reviewing the ASUS Z170M Plus Motherboard and that’s an mATX form factor. So, on with the review;
|Product Number||0R200020 ~ 0R200023|
|Dimension [W×D×H]||288×380×430 mm|
|Weight||8 kg [N.W.] 9.5 kg [G.W.]|
|Color||Matt Black / White|
|M/B Support||MicroATX / ITX|
|Drive Bay||External [Tool-Free] 5.25" ×1
Internal 3.5" ×5 [Tool-Free, 1 Exposed + 4 Hidden]
2.5" ×5 [option/Removeable]
|Expansion Slot||PCI Slots [Tool-Free] ×5|
|I/O Panel||USB3.0×2, USB2.0×2, HD Audio×1|
|Power Supply||PS/2 [Internal Bottom-mount]|
|Cooling System||Water Pipe Holes×2
Front Fan: 120mm×4pcs [2pcs pre-installed] 200mm fan [option] or 240mm radiator [option]
Rear Fan: 140mm×2 [pre-installed]
Top Fan: 140mm×2 [option] or 240mm radiator [option]
Side Fan: 140mm×1 [option]
|CPU Cooler Height||180mm [Max.]|
|Graphic Card Length||310mm [Max.]|
|Side Panel Style||Window / Flat [Vent]|
The chassis and body work are as you would expect it, cube like. This allows for an interesting double deck, double width arrangement. Some chassis come with a partition to separate the areas and some are open plan, as is the Raijintek Aeneas.
The design is not our usual taste, we prefer minimalist styling, but in the flesh, the Raijintek Aeneas is nice and functional, the pictures do not do it justice.
There are lots of airways and vents, and four fans included. The PSU is mounted on its side, so the side panel has some ventilation holes to allow it to breathe.