Cubitek Magic Cube 3HDD review -
Final Words & Conclusion
Final words and conclusion
Wonderful stuff really .. I did not expect to like the Magic Cube series as much as I do really. Granted, it's not 100% tool free in the sense that we are accustomed to and for installation certainly not the most handy thing to work with, but once you get your gear in there you do have something really special. Especially the aluminum finish gives it a little more niche, and one thing is a sure fact -- the chassis is a looker and the center of attention. What's also convenient rom a hardware editors point of view, the mainboard access is great, not blocking HDD cages and such and that makes it a handy to work with product, but less handy for installation due to the tool-less design of course. But swapping out a lengthy graphics card really is no big deal aright.
So yeah, we understand completely that the product is all about taste, love it hate there's probably nothing in-between. It certainly isn't an inexpensive chassis .. but for an all aluminum chassis it isn't too expensive either. You get all the wring, nicely black and / or sleeved.
That said, the Magic Cube series is a very innovative solution. You'll need more time than average to build your rig, but once all is setup and working, close the panels and you have a thing of beauty sitting inside the room. Included will be the long braided SATA and power cables, and these do work wonders and are easy to cover up, otherwise with regular wiring it would have been a spaghetti of cables leading out of the motherboard cube towards the other two.
The Magic Cube series is versatile but also feature rich, everything is well though through and even your frontpanel IO allows USB 3.0 connectivity, something a lot of other chassis manufacturers can learn a thing or two about.
It's a unique solution, not cheap .. but not too expensive either. If this is your cup of tea .. heck, why not .. go for it. We certainly loved it. A tip for Cubitek, then next generation of this chassis really should have a fan controller of some sort as we did find the fan solution a little noisy. But that's nothing that can't be fixed easily of course.
So yeah, if you like a PC that is all about design and this first your taste, we can wholeheartedly recommend it.
We review the Cubitech Mini Cube as it is the world’s first Mini ITX chassis supporting cable management behind the MB tray. With the fully aluminum Mini Cube, this brings Mini ITX to gamers whilst using up a minimum of space.
Cubitek Magic Cube 3HDD review
Cubitek figured, heck .. it's all in our own brand name, let's design a modular chassis series under the name Magic Cube