Cubitek Magic Cube AIO 7

Cubitek Magic Cube AIO Review

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A Closer Look - Inside

To access the interior, simply remove the four thumb screws holding each panel in place. I was quite shocked to see the condition of the panel interior. While the outside looks good, the other side has obvious cleaning marks and loads of scratches. These same issues can be found on the other panel. This is quite unacceptable for a case of this price class.

The interior of the Magic Cube is surprisingly simple. Because this is an aluminum case, the comparison to similar Lian Li cases comes to mind, which tend to look more elaborate. The interior of the AIO looks like that of the PC-90, but with the PSU and drive bay placed at the bottom of the chassis rather than at the top. Up to five hard drives can be installed on the motherboard tray, but besides the holes on the tray for cable routing, there is no way to use zip ties. Adding little hooks should have been an easy task, but even without these, Cubitek could have included the plastic variants so users could stick them to the areas were they could pin down the cables nicely. There is 30 mm of space in this area, so you should have no problem placing any 3.5- or 2.5-inch drives here.

At the front, the 5.25-inch bay is quite simple, just requiring thumb screws to hold a drive in place. You may also place a single 3.5-inch hard drive at the floor below the ODD and a 3.5- and a 2.5-inch hard drive on top of the bay. Above this contraption are the two 120-mm, all-black fans to push air inside the case.

Turning our focus to the rear, we can see that the bottom PSU bay comes with a fine dust filter. Interestingly enough, Cubitek applies tape here to hold it in place and I strongly suggest you leave it there. There is no mechanism in place to pin down the filter, so it will slide out if you tip the chassis or move it around. Fixing this should have been a trivial matter, which made me wonder why Cubitek did not do so. Above the bay are the aforementioned eight motherboard expansion slots. Thumb screws hold each individual cover in place. At the very top, you will find another all-black 120-mm fan pushing air out the back. All of these fans come with 3-pin motherboard headers.

Taking a quick look at the ceiling, we can see the fourth cooling fan, a 140-mm blue LED-equipped variant. The cables of the Magic Cube AIO are sleeved black, to keep with the overall look of the chassis - a nice touch.
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