I’ve recently managed to source both a Cubit 3 and Cubit 5 case from ebay(hoojum), so I thought I would post these of the black version and of the far smaller cubit 3.
Hoojum Cubit 3:
Its a tiny but very heavy and cool looking mini-itx case. It looks flipping amazing in the flesh. Installation isn’t as easy as say a full atx case but its not bad. I had a few teething problems with mine but I think this is due to it not being an off the shelf hoojum but a demo machine. I had to redrill the hdd mounts for the 3.5inch drive I was using and the front circuit board needed a wiggle to get it into place
It can take all kinds of mini-itx boards/ a slimline optical drive and either a 2.5in or 3.5in hard disc drive (You could fit two in with some modding of the shelving system.
Everything is built on little shelves then slide into place, cabling is a bit of a problem but with some planning it can all be squeezed into place.
Having had a play with this system I will shortly be using it as the basis of my new modding project. It will feature watercooling and a very powerful but tiny system. Keep your eyes peeled for more news 😉
Hoojum Cubit 5:
The cubit 5 is a replacement case for pretty much any shuttle system. It had two front plate designs to cover the differing designs shuttle use.
Like the smaller Cubit 3 case is very heavy but very well built. Its far better than the standard shuttle cases.
I’ve transferred my SB61g2 based system over to the cubit 5, it has a AT x800xt , p4 3Ghz 2GB of Corsair DDR XMS ram, Seagate 200Gb sata HDD and a Panasonic DVD Writer (Slimline)
The build process for the cubit 5 is similar to the cubit 3 bit is a bit more fiddly and fitting all the shelves in is a bit of a battle. Again the case looks great but I had a few teething problems, firstly the IR cover was too big and had to be filed down to fit, secondly getting the psu into place was a pain.
Personally I think they should ditch the card reader as it just spoils the lines but other than that its a good design.
There is plenty of room inside more than a shuttles I would say, I plan on watercooling this system soon and there appears to be enough room to have it all internally.
I had a few issues with cooling but it was mainly down to speed fan not working. Now that I’ve sorted that out it works much better and I’ve had no crashes.
Pictures of them side by side:
To give you a good comparison of the cases differing sizes I’ve take some pictures of them to show you.