There is a niche audience who are constantly seeking the smallest, lightest chassis available. This specialist audience has directed companies towards designing cubic mATX cases which are considerably smaller and lighter than ATX cases.
Many of the first generation mATX cases were very restrictive and therefore not very popular, however cubic mATX cases have, like much in the world of technology, evolved considerably since then. Today we will take a look at one of the most interesting cubic mATX cases available, the Ultra MicroFly SX6. The MicroFly has an Ultra XVS 600W modular PSU installed from the factory and is able to house full length video cards and optical drives … therefore on paper the MicroFly SX6 should be one of the best mATX cases an enthusiast can buy.
Packaging and Bundle
The Ultra MicroFly is shipped well protected by thick Styrofoam pieces inside a tough cardboard box. The bundle of the MicroFly SX6 is very basic, since besides the two manuals (one for the case, one for the PSU) and the essential cables for the modular PSU there are only the necessary screws and a spare expansion card bracket cover.
There was a time a few years ago that Hi-Fi/AMP like HTPC cases were everywhere. That has changed a bit in recent times due to some excellent m-ATX boards allowing builds in compact chassis however there is still something about the home theatre component style of design which can be appealing...