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    Default XSPC H1 “Hive” Cube+ Extreme Enclosure

    If you’re in the market for an enclosure to house all your water cooling gear, chances are you’ve considered the XSPC H1 Cube+. The H1 Cube+ is tailored toward the water cooling enthusiasts and modders. It has been one of the most desirable water cooling cases available."Go big or go home" is sometimes the mentality of serious water cooling enthusiasts. The H1 Cube+ fits this description. It is a behemoth, standing 21 inches tall. It also has the hipline of 19 inches wide with an arm span of 24 inches deep. It is an enormous case, and offers plenty of real estate for radiators.The H1 Cube was introduced to the market in 2011 and it was XSPC's first journey into the PC enclosure segment. It was hit and miss for the first-born. However, a year later, their newest revision was reborn, which includes the plus (+) sign at the end of the name. It represents the new improved design of the Hive 1.The H1 Cube+ showed up at my doorstep in a box of 8 inches (20cm) tall by 67cm square. I find myself wondering how a huge case can fit into an 8 inch cardboard box. Ast it turns out the design is extremely modular and constructed from 100% aluminum. After assembly, the Cube+ can swallow whole XL-ATX motherboards and five 120mm radiators (3x Triple, 2x Dual, 1x Single) without any modding. Does that tickle your water cooling addiction?Read on to find out what the “Hive” is all about and if it improves upon the original.


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    Default Re: XSPC H1 “Hive” Cube+ Extreme Enclosure

    Good review Tony, but I do need everyone to know that there was NO ISSUES with XSPC's quality control, I was told that every single piece of this case was checked out before it was packed and shipped to Tony, so any damage had to occur during shipping.

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    feel free to leave comments or questions then I will answer them honestly as always.

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    Default Re: XSPC H1 “Hive” Cube+ Extreme Enclosure

    Part of me is screaming $500.00 for a case??!!

    But ~then~ I think that for someone with the means, this is a well thought out design.

    It's truly a PC builder's wet-dream. If I could afford to get one, I would in a heartbeat.

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    Nice review Tony, Case looks greats and your build was really awesome!!!

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    Default Re: XSPC H1 “Hive” Cube+ Extreme Enclosure

    Great review Tony! Like Neil said if i had $500 just sitting around i buy one with the quickness!

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    Like I said, this case is not for everyone even if you are watercooling user, unless you have unlimited budget, watercooled multiple GPUs. Because the case is already five bills and about time you finish all the system build the cost could reach over 3k just for WaCo.

    The good thing about this case is its flexibility of radiator installing locations, you can do it without or with minimum mod.

    @Kenny; this is my watercooling test rig, the current setup allow me to test GPU & CPU blocks Interdependently. I can test the block with a single pump or dual pump if needed.

    You guys should take a look at Mountain Mods cases, they are in the same price range or even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Like I said, this case is not for everyone even if you are watercooling user, unless you have unlimited budget, watercooled multiple GPUs. Because the case is already five bills and about time you finish all the system build the cost could reach over 3k just for WaCo.

    The good thing about this case is its flexibility of radiator installing locations, you can do it without or with minimum mod.

    @Kenny; this is my watercooling test rig, the current setup allow me to test GPU & CPU blocks Interdependently. I can test the block with a single pump or dual pump if needed.

    You guys should take a look at Mountain Mods cases, they are in the same price range or even more.
    Awesome.. Yea the one feature I like is that the Mobo is mounted horizontally vs. case labs that vertical... (case I have)
    This is a great set-up for your test rig..

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    This case is just like close-in test bench, the draw back of using this case instead of my DIY test bench is quick accessing and swapping the water block.
    With this case I have to spend about 5-10 minutes to remove the side panels and mobo tray. However, I gain back my desk top surface and have 1 and 2 pumps setup.

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    nice review tony
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    Great review the case looks awesome

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