Cubitek Magic Cube 8HDD ReviewCompxpert - April 21, 2011
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Since the case is divided into three unique units I'll go over each one individually. Starting with the 5.25" external drive box we have a small cube which can contain up to two 5.25" or one 5.25" and 3.5" drive. As a whole, all of the cubes are made of aluminum and are all painted black inside and out. Each side of this box is able to be removed via the screws, which allows for a easy installation of your 5.25" devices. The paint scheme and design sort of remind me of a Lian Li-Li in the way the paint looks and the overall simple look of the case.
Each of the smaller cubes which consist of the 3.5"/2.5" drives and 5.25" drives respectively can be configured in any way top to bottom using the holes in the feet of each cube. The tops of each box contain screws which can be removed and allow for the boxes to be stacked on top of one another. The front and back of the hard drive unit all feature grating, which allows air to move through the unit. The front of the unit itself is outfitted with two 140mm fans. Just like the optical drive unit the hard drive unit is able to be fully taken apart to allow for an easy installation of hard drives. Finally, if you look at the bottom of the HDD cube you will find screw holes, which allows for up to two solid state drives to be installed.
Last but certainly not least, we have the all important motherboard/PSU cube. As you can see on the top panel, we have two USB 3.0 connections, which are able to be connected to an internal motherboard header for USB 2.0 via a provided adapter or to your rear USB 3.0 ports. Also on the top, we have our usual power and reset switches as well as front audio out and eSATA. In addition to all of that, we also have a top mounted 140mm fan. The front of the motherboard cube much like the DD cube, also includes two 140mm fans. Bringing up the rear of the case, we have a set of grommets for water cooling capability as well as a total of eight expansion slots. Additionally the rear also features a bottom-mounted PSU and a 120mm exhaust fan. You may have also noticed that there are holes between the top and bottom of the rear and sides of the motherboard cube. These holes are where your wires will run out to the other portions of the case. Lastly we have the bottom of the motherboard cube, which is also able to mount up to two solid state drives.
Quite an impressive case to say the least. With this mind numbing amount of fans and the modular design, this case is sure to be able to keep your components cool, right? Let's move on with a closer look at the inner workings of this case.