Maxcube Amoris 6010 ReviewCompxpert - July 1, 2009
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On the outside of every great build, there is a case to enclose it. However, a case shouldn't be some boring box either; it should look nice. Of course it needs to have function too, right? That is where Maxcube comes in with its Amoris 6010. You probably have not heard of Maxcube before. Maxcube is another newcomer to the market of personal computers and the company doesn't just do cases either. Maxcube also manufactures CPU coolers, PSUs, fans, and even an external hard drive. The Amoris 6010 is the company's first case to be released.
For its first case, this one doesn't disappoint. With two 120mm blue LED fans to cool this beast and a rather stylish front panel door, just what else did Maxcube pack in and how does it perform? Read on to find out.
As already said, this case does not disappoint. In fact, it looks very stylish without looking overtly tacky, unlike some other cases I have seen. The box is rather basic, for the most part, and shows off what I would say is the coolest part of it on the front. It shows the cool way the front panel doors open and also shows the opening left in it for light to shine through from the LED fan. This makes the overall presentation of the case seem very appealing. On the reverse side, it shows the case and arrows pointing to outline specific features, such as the CMOS reset switch in the rear. Yes, that's right, this case has a CMOS reset switch in the back so you won't have to open it up to reset the CMOS. The top of the box reveals specific specifications of the case, while both sides of the box show nothing more than the case, along with stating that the HD audio is Vista Ready.
Right out of the box, the case is sandwiched between two pieces of foam. This is typical for any case, but you'll notice something here a little out of the ordinary. It seems that Maxcube put plastic wrap over nearly everything, which covers the side mesh window, front panel doors, top I/O panel, and even the feet. Also, even more out of the ordinary is a sticker that tells you eSATA does not work unless the motherboard supports. This simply means that your motherboard needs to support and be in AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) mode in order to be able to use the plug and play capabilities of eSATA.
Well I'm sure you anxious to get to the rest of this review, so let's go on.