AOpen XCcube EZ65-II Mini Barebone System - Page 4
Interior look & Assembly
To transform the AOpen XCcube EZ65-II into a working computer system, the CPU,
memory, hard drive and an optical drive are needed. You can optionally install
PCI expansion card or an AGP graphics card, or use the 3.5" bay in the
front of the case to install a floppy drive or a multimedia card reader. Whatever
you may need to do with the XCcube, bear in mind that installation is extremely
easy and with minimal or no tools needed. You can manage to assemble all the
necessary parts with a simple philips screwdriver. Opening the case or removing
the hard drive bay can be done with no tools at all, just your bare hands.
As you can see for yourselves, there are no loose cables hanging around inside
the case, with everything fastened neatly onto the case in order to maximize
working space and thus make installation easier. It also facilitates better
airflow around the case.
This is the hard drive bay, which is detachable and is fastened
onto the case with one screw
The case has enough space to accommodate full length or smaller
length optical drives.
We also installed an extra AGP card to see if it will fit in
the case. There was no problem with the installation. Just bear in mind that
if you are thinking of installing a graphics card with a huge cooling system
that requires more than one slot, the XCcube case will not be able to accommodate
it. As a matter of fact, things were already a bit packed with one "normal" size
vga card, as it seats very close to the case cover. Of
course the vent holes in the cover provide enough cool air for the card,
card itself blocks the flow of air in the case.
The power supply unit (PSU) is also manufactured by AOpen and and supplies
275W output power. While this might seem inadequate, this PSU
handle the test system we assembled with an Intel P4 3.2GHz and an Nvidia FX
5950 Ultra. The PSU features a 20-pin (main) and a 4-pin (12V) power cable,
three 4-pin 12V and one 5V connectors (Molex). In the package is included
a power adapter for SATA drives. Also, the PSU is universal and can work
with both 110V and 230V input
voltages by flipping a slide switch located at the rear of the case.