Saturday, March 19th 2011

Cubitek Launches ''Magic Cube'' Modular Case Series

Cubitek presents another unique case series after the successful launch of the “Tank” Series. The “Magic Cube” enclosures are made of 100% Aluminum and offer a revolutionary, modular design. Two models - the Magic Cube B210 and Magic Cube B211 with freely configurable modules are available immediately.

After the success of the “Tattoo” series and the launch of the highly anticipated, all Aluminum “Tank” family of enclosures, Cubitek presents an absolutely unique new case concept. Also constructed purely of Aluminum, all traditional parts of a normal chassis have been modularized with the Magic Cube cases. These sets consist of three separate enclosures: the main module for the motherboard, CPU and graphic cards, the storage module for 3.5 inch hard drives and the drive module for optical drives and card readers.

Both Cubitek Magic Cube cases have an anodized black layer on the outside and inside, while the use of Aluminum makes them extremely light weight. The heart of the system consists of the main module, which may house a Micro-ATX, ATX or even E-ATX mainboard. Cubitek has also added two USB 3.0, one eSATA and a pair of Audio connectivity to the chassis. Since the Magic Cube can easily fit long graphic cards with up to 310 mm length and can be used for high-performance processors, a potent cooling system is also possible. CPU coolers with a height of up to 180 mm along with four included fans within the mainboard module guarantee a cool and stable system. Two 2.5 inch hard drives may also be installed on the floor of this module.

The separate drive module offers enough space for two 5.25 inch units, while a single slot may also be used for 3.5 inch drives or card readers thanks to the included adapter. The Cubitek Magic Cube cases differentiate themselves through the different sized HDD modules, as the Magic Cube B210 offers enough space for three 3.5 inch hard drives and a pair of 2.5 inch ones, while the Magic Cube B211 can hold up to eight 3.5 inch units and two 2.5 inch drives. Both the drive and storage modules have multiple openings through which one can route all cables back to the main module.

If a separation of all three modules is not wanted, the user may configure the three parts freely by connecting them to each other. One can connect the drive and storage modules, while placing the main unit next to them for examples. Such possibilities make the seamless integration into an existing work space or home theater a breeze.

The Cubitek ”Magic Cube“ series is available immediately at www.caseking.de. The Magic Cube B210 carries a price tag of 179.90 Euro, while the Magic Cube B211 sells for 199.90 Euro. A special overview of the new series can be found at www.caseking.de/magic-cube.
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29 Comments on Cubitek Launches ''Magic Cube'' Modular Case Series

#1
MRCL
So... wait. Thats a case for your PCBs, your ODDs and your HDDs. So... its basically a PC case with external harddrives and optical drives.

Well I guess its unique to the point of "why hasn't anybody else thought about this yet", and if you have the space... Its certainly interesting. Cubitek seems to want a nice, moist slice of the pie.

And what is this, no Caseking video about that case? I am disappoint.
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#2
molino
that's what I'm talking about
that's what i want to see, innovation on new cases, not fugly designed 80% plastic cases
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#4
molino
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
Id never buy one.
but the point is, how do you like the finish of actual case
to me, it looks top notch lian li stylish
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#5
MRCL
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
Id never buy one.
I'm not so sure, actually. Sure it looks weird and takes up much space. But theres something about this case I like... and I know of at least two ways to incorporate it into my flat.
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CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: molino
but the point is, how do you like the finish of actual case
to me, it looks top notch lian li stylish
I dont like it and I dont like Lian Li cases either.

by: MRCL
I'm not so sure, actually. Sure it looks weird and takes up much space. But theres something about this case I like... and I know of at least two ways to incorporate it into my flat.
I go for looks first and everything else second. Im real picky that way.
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#7
MRCL
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
I dont like it and I dont like Lian Li cases either.


I go for looks first and everything else second. Im real picky that way.
Thats why you have that pretty Pokemon as avatar eh? ;)
I dunno. The look of that thing (the case) kinda grows on me.
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#8
cyriene
If there is an external thing that holds 8 hard drives I'd be interested in that.
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#9
Completely Bonkers
That is one ugly mofo. Nuts, bolts, crew everywhere on the OUTSTIDE. I dont like it at all. Is the concept really "nice"? Does it allow you to have the main case under your desk, but the ODD's on top of your desk in a more accessible place? No, because the cabling isnt designed that way.

This doesnt mean that there aren't people who will find this "fun and different". I'm sure there is a market for it. But heading up toward EUR 200, it wont be a very big market at all!
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#10
DrunkenMafia
That is beautiful... I love it, I want one!! Are they down under?
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#11
fochkoph
Certainly is an interesting concept. I for one like the idea of literally separating components into their zones, but there's obviously no practical nor affordable way of doing so.
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#12
_JP_
Although I like the looks, the innovation and functionality of it, the price kills it for me. :ohwell:
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#13
tnn500af
by: DrunkenMafia
That is beautiful... I love it, I want one!! Are they down under?
Sure, just go to http://www.mwave.com.au
as of last Friday they had 9 in stock of CB-MAA-B211 at $279.
Well as of now only 8 really since my is on the way home.
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#14
AsRock
TPU addict
by: molino
that's what I'm talking about
that's what i want to see, innovation on new cases, not fugly designed 80% plastic cases
I was thinking all that innovation but they did not put the PSU in a seperate boxed area or has that been left for the next version of it :P.

And the plastic is why i don't like the HAF ( oh and were the psu is ) really but then again if it was all made of metal i would not like the price most likley and if i was to spend $300-$400 on a case it be from Mountainmods and it be able hold 2 PCs.

Although this company might wake some others up.
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#15
tnn500af
cubitek magic cube and tank series

Personally I really love it.
A lot of people are missing the point here by complaining about the raw looks (visible screws etc). That's the whole idea, it brakes from the common mold which is really boring.
It's the most interesting offering since Thermaltake's L-10 introduction in 09 and Zalman's superb TNN500AF back in 05.
The fact it has the industrial look and none of the nonsense blling it's a huge plus for me. Not to mention the fact it's entire construction of ionized aluminum so
@ $279 AU for CB-MAA-B211 definitely heats my sweet spot.

tnn500af
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#16
garyinhere
It looks like Tupper Ware's version of a PC case. Horrible imo
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#17
sy5tem
this is a very nice casing for home theatre system apple-ish-futuristic case i like it
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#19
twicksisted
and here i was thinking future computing technology was about making things smaller :D
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#20
_JP_
by: Delta6326

All I say is, good luck trying to connect/power HDDs/ODDs with that kind of setup. :roll:
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#21
CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: MRCL
Thats why you have that pretty Pokemon as avatar eh? ;)
It was the best looking one. :)
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#22
DrunkenMafia
I wonder what the max sata cable length is. Can you even buy 2m long sata cables. LOL
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#23
MRCL
by: DrunkenMafia
I wonder what the max sata cable length is. Can you even buy 2m long sata cables. LOL
2m is the maximum length :p
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#24
xrealm20
Nice - some innovation in case design. Industrial looks - I like it...
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#25
sportechie
Is there an option to purchase 8-bay external HDD expansion separately? Or can anyone suggest alternative to get 8-bay external hdd expansion? Not Raid system, cuz planning to use third party raid card.
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