CFI A8989 Mini-ITX Cube Case inc 150W PSU - Red/Black - £9 (£17.20 delivered) @ Linitx
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CFI A8989 Mini-ITX Cube Case inc 150W PSU - Red/Black - £9 (£17.20 delivered) @ Linitx

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Found 28th Apr 2017
The CFI A8989 case is an ideal desktop or home server case where a single hard drive is being installed. It is an ideal low-cost alternative to the Morex Venus Cube cases.

The Cube design and internal 150W PSU makes the case suitable for virtually any mini-ITX mainboard, from the low power embedded C7 and ATOM mainboards, up to the higher power AMD AM2+ mainboards and Intel Core 2 Duo boards.

A full size PCI or PCI-Express card can also be installed into this case if required.

Specifications:

Chassis Material: SECC
Front Panel Material: ABS
Dimension: (L) 303 x (W) 200 x (H) 166mm
Drive Bays: 5.25†x 1 (exposed) and 3.5†x 1 (hidden)
Front I/O: USB 2.0 x 2 and HD Audio & MIC x 1
Cooling Fan: 8cm fan
Power Supply: 150W ATX with FCC/CE (Internal)
Power Connections:
1 x 20/24 pin ATX Power
1 x 4pin 12V AUX Power
2 x Molex HDD Power
1 x SATA HDD Power
1 x Floppy Power

Nice little cases, with PSU included.

It's £9.00 but Postage is £8.20 so still a bargain at £17.20 even if you don't buy anything else.

Also check out USB DVDRW/CDROM drive for £3 while you're there.
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A decent price if you can live with the large size and lack of USB3 front ports.

up to the higher power AMD AM2+ mainboards and Intel Core 2 Duo boards.



Wow this case is old...
Looked at some old forums and the psu on this is not a normal itx size so hard to replace. They have some £3 dvd drives in stock too so worth adding to make postage more worthwhile: linitx.com/pro…260
Rather suspect that the included PSU going to be very poor quality. And unfortunately I think it's non-standard. Guess that's to be expect with a case as small as this (just over 10 litres).
Here's product page:
http://www.chyangfun.com/cfi-axx89.html
And two Danish reviews from 2010 (which confirms what I though from the look of the PSU and the lack of any painting in the inside: this case is old):
http://hwt.dk/Test/16039/CFI-A8989-Cube-Mini-iTX-Case/Test-HW-installation
tweak.dk/rev…7/1
Looks like a mini bread bin.
I didnt think a psu with such low power existed >.>
Hunkerdown

Looks like a mini bread bin.



​can get toasty depending on gpu and cpu
phil36

I didnt think a psu with such low power existed >.>


Oh, they do. Plenty of OEM or small form factor machines (although a lot of those would use laptop type supplies). There is nothing wrong with the wattage of this supply. In a very small case you don't really want to have to cool much more than that anyhow. No the problem this is an unknown and most likely very poor quality supply. The HP Microserver Gen8 uses a 150W to 200W - the difference is that it is made by Delta the biggest server PSU OEM.

However, making low wattage supplies for the consumer (DIY) market doesn't make much economic sense for manufacturers. No matter how well made, (almost) nobody is going to buy a 150W Platinum rated supply if it costs £80 or so.
skykid3

Replacement power supply for CFI A8989?



Not much of a replacement, that guy ended up buying a new case...
Undergrid

Not much of a replacement, that guy ended up buying a new case...



Lol, yeah, a different make and model case, PSU is the worst part of the CFI A8989, avoid
Pretty mad they still sell this case. I have had mine for 8 years or so and it hosts my home server (ubuntu server). I replaced the built in power supply a long time ago with a pico atx power supply as I wanted the server to be completely silent when the disks were spun down. The original supply had run 24/7 for 4 years without a hitch.

My motherboard is getting glitchy though and components are starting to fail so I'm about to replace it. I'll be using the same case so perhaps I'll get abother 8 years out of it!

Edited by: "Daz555" 8th May 2017
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Why are you mad if you are happy with the case ?
mikerr

Why are you mad if you are happy with the case ?


Mad - crazy - suprising.
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