The AWUK empty metal Hitbox case is ideal for those customers that want to make their own Hitbox controller. This empty metal Hitbox enclosure features a USB adapter pre-installed at the rear of the case and comes with a black acrylic top that is pre-drilled to accept 11 x 24mm buttons and 1 x 30mm button (buttons NOT included) The black acrylic top attaches to the metal case with the 6 x plastic grommets that are included. There are also 4 extra 24mm button holes on the rear of the case and 2 x 24mm button holes on the right hand side. To use these, carefully push out the thin pre-stamped metal circles to reveal the extra holes - Please be careful with sharp metal edges when doing this to avoid causing any harm and also damaging the case. Rubber feet and a USB cable are also included with each Hitbox case.
What is a Hitbox:
A Hitbox is a “stick-less” fight stick that uses buttons for directional movement instead of a joystick.
1 x Hitbox empty metal case
1 x black acrylic top – pre-drilled for 11 x 24mm button holes and 1 x 30mm button hole
6 x black plastic grommets to attach the acrylic top to the metal case
1 x USB adapter pre-installed at the rear of the case
1 x USB cable
* Quality metal Hitbox case
* Black acrylic top pre-drilled for 11 x 24mm buttons and 1 x 30mm button (Buttons NOT included)
* 4 x extra 24mm button holes on the rear of the case
* 2 x extra 24mm button holes on the right side of the case
* USB adapter pre-installed
* USB cable included
* Rubber feet for the base
* Quality metal finish
* Pack of 6 x black plastic grommets to attach the top to the case
Optional Clear Acrylic – Sold Separately:
We also sell a clear acrylic top as a separate here: Clear Acrylic Top for the AWUK Empty Metal Hitbox Case
We recommend installing the buttons into the acrylic top prior to fixing the top to the metal case with the plastic grommets. Once you have your PCB installed in the bottom of the metal case and you have your buttons installed in the acrylic top and have completed your wiring, you can then go ahead and fix the acrylic top to the metal case. To attach the top, simply line the top up with the pre-drilled holes and push one of the plastic grommets into each of the holes. When you push these in firmly, the top will be secured into place.
Removing the acrylic top once attached:
If you need to go inside your Hitbox once the top has been attached please follow the steps below. You will need a Phillips screwdriver and a flat head screwdriver.
1/ Using a Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the rubber feet on the bottom of the metal case and also unscrew the 2 screws on the rear of the case that hold the USB adapter in place.
2/ Using a flat head screwdriver, place this in the holes at the bottom of the case and push upwards on the plastic grommets and these will pop out.
How many buttons do I need to order for this Hitbox case?
You will need 11 x 24mm buttons and 1 x 30mm button to populate the top of the hitbox case (buttons Not included). There are also 4 x 24mm button holes at the rear of the case and 2 x 24mm button holes at the right hand side of the case should you wish to make use of these. To use these, carefully push out the thin pre-stamped metal circles to reveal the extra holes - Please be careful with sharp metal edges when doing this to avoid causing any harm and also damaging the case.
Number of buttons required for the acrylic top ONLY:
11 x 24mm
1 x 30mm
Number of buttons required for the acrylic top AND the extra holes on the metal case:
17 x 24mm
1 x 30mm
All Sanwa, Seimitsu and Crown 30mm and 24mm buttons are compatible, including:
QanBa Gravity Buttons
Compatible PCB & Wiring:
We recommend the Brook PCB and the Hitbox wiring for installing in this case.
These can be ordered separately here:
Brook Super Converters
I-PAC & PCB
Wires & Cables
Length - 37cm
Width - 22cm
Height - 5cm
Length - 38cm
Width - 23cm
Height - 6cm
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The good : - well machined, no rough edges, has a bit of weight to it. The top acrylic is rather thick so there's no bending when playing the bad : - mounting the PCB requires you to buy separate mounting feet or use double-sided tape to secure the board - the pre-installed USB passthrough does NOT fit a Brook Fusion board, the pins simply don't line up - the acrylic top is attached via grommets and not screws, I'd advise against using these altogether since it makes opening the case a massive hassle once fully assembled - If you decide to use a brook wiring harness you'll also run into issues in regards to button placement, this can be negated by doing the wiring from scratch All of those issues aside, my biggest gripe with the box is the top panel layout. It forces your hands to be in an uncomfortable position due to how far up the buttons are placed, I resorted to using an improvised wrist rest for my right hand when playing, but this all could have been avoided if they simply cut off the bottom lip of the panel. In short, well produced but horribly designed.
The metal case is really strong and durable and the faceplate is very good too. I was slightly concerned about it due to reviews I saw about the plastic rivets that secures the faceplate, but as the instructions shows, these can be removed and reused by taking off the stand at the bottom of the case and pushed out. The preattached usb cable is very useful too. The only issue I had was mounting the fighting board in the case. There are standoffs in the case but it doesn’t align to the holes on the fightboard which was frustrating. For people that still don’t like having to take the stand off to open the case. You can get a magnetic strip and glue it around the faceplate which then closes onto the metal case quite firmly (due to the case being metal). Which is what I did and it’s even better that having screws and it’s easier to open and close. Very good and sturdy case perfect for complex customisation with multiple button layout if you want to drill your own face plate, the metal has very minimal profile on the top as well as being light despite being metallic. I’d definitely recommend it.
The quality of this enclosure is unquestionable. It's extremely solid and very well-built. The reasons I have given it 4/5 stars are: 1. No PCB mounting available. 2. No screws for attaching the top (uses grommets). However, I have found solutions for both: For PCB mounting, I used super glue to attach some screws upside down inside the enclosure. Then, I placed the PCB on top of these screws and secured it with nuts. To address the issue of no screws for securing the top, I also used super glue. I glued six nuts to the underside of the holes meant for attaching the top. This allowed me to use screws to secure the top. The solution worked extremely well, and now I can easily remove the top whenever I want. Lastly, I would like to address a review stating that the USB cable is incompatible with the Brook UFB. This claim is simply untrue. The Brook UFB has a 4-pin USB header, which I am currently using.
The metal case is solid. The acrylic looks amazing. So... Why not 5 stars? Because one major flaw. The plastic grommets. "these will pop out" yeah... not in their best shape tho! I had to open up the controller few times. The first one was because of my mistake. I didn't connect properly one ground on L2.Even following the instruction made me ruin completely the plastic grommets. So, how have I solve this situation? One simple answer. Zip ties. Zip ties saved my life. I'm sure there are more elegant solution, as using a screw and a bolt, or even more sofisticated method, but hey, zip ties worked. This is undoubtely a well done controller, fully customizable, with lot of space and countless possibility, but the fact I have ruin so fast the plastic grommets make me wonder how good could have been if they have used a screw and a bolt. As dimension and everything else, this case is amazing. I also didn't like that much the USB adaptor installed. It work absolutely fine with the brook universal fighting board, but the cable tend to slip up a little bit too much, so I ended up removing it and connecting the USB directly on the board. Overall, this product is totally worthed, you just need to know you need to work with it a little to find how to fix some issues. It's not a "plug and play" thing. You can't just place in the board (You will also need some plastic feet for it), connect the buttons and call the day. You need to work with it to find the best possible configuration. I wasn't disapponted. The quality is there.
Doesn't come with screws to mount a board and they're weirdly sized so I didn't have any to hand. Motherboard screws are too large, HDD screws are too small. The "pre-installed USB adapter" passthrough does not work with Brook boards despite description "recommending brook boards" . You will have to buy a "USB-B to USB-B panel mount" as the USB-B to 4-pin adapter doesn't work with Brook boards. Very inconvenient to open the case once it's been assembled due to using cheap plastic fixings instead of screws. Bought a Chinese case very similar to this on Amazon last year, was expecting better from this one. Only difference between this one and the Chinese one is ArcadeWorldUK's is slightly bigger and deeper. The Amazon one had the same plastic fixings and incorrect passthrough.