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    Default Cubitek Magic Cube Mothball Case.

    Say it five times.

    I should have taken pictures when I removed it from the box. Too bad. Now you gotta deal with fingerprints.

    In nonsensical order.
















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    You can't see me.


    Size comparison. Fractal Design Array R2 -- Cubitek Magic Cube -- NZXT Khaos









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    New window cut in side panel, yo.


    Not bad. Always preferred screws over double-sided sticky tape.


    Tore out the garbage rubber grommets. Installed Bitspower bulkheads, as standard on all my cases.


    Scrap acrylic is handy.


    If you haven't noticed, I've completely flipped the case over, to be inverted. Needed something to help support the PSU, so made these two brackets out of (Cooler Master Wavemaster drive bays) junk aluminum and painted them black.


    There weren't any mounting holes for the feet on the top of the case, weirdly.

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    Default Re: Cubitek Magic Cube Mothball Case.

    This is what comes with the case, by the way. Not seen is a 5.25" to 3.5" drive bay converter that comes preinstalled in the optical cube.


    And this is my ten-minute photo box. Wife and kid are out of town, which means no little fingers grabbing at my ****, and no whining about my clutter all over the damn table. Hooyaa.


    However. She took our camera with her. Every one of these pics is taken with my Nexus S.

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    Default Re: Cubitek Magic Cube Mothball Case.

    Very nice Earth.

    Keep us updated as you progress, for sure!

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    Thanks for posting all of this.& keep it coming !
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    Default Re: Cubitek Magic Cube Mothball Case.

    I mounted the PSU today with the extra support brackets I made. Incidentally, every panel on the Magic Cube comes off, down to its skeleton. This makes installation really, really easy.



    The brackets have felt padding on the contact lips, so I don't scratch up my PSU. Right now, they don't quite touch the PSU, but overtime gravity is going to work its heinous magick, and then my safety net comes in.



    The floor (ex-ceiling) of the case is pre-drilled for mounting two 2.5" drives. I won't be using that though. My pumps are going right there in that space. But there's a problem.



    My dual-D5 pumptop is too wide. What am I going to do? Cut the case? Nah.



    I have three of these unused drive bay covers, pulled from my NZXT Khaos. They're ****ing thick. No joke. I could damn near stand on them without the aluminum bending.



    And damn perfect size. A washer at each edge is all that's needed.



    Tomorrow I'll head out to the garage and chop the bay cover down to size. It sits too tall for my liking. But you can see where this is going.



    I need to get the motherboard in there for a test fit, see if the pumps will clear (worried about the ram interfering). If that's an issue, I'll turn the pumps sideways. I'll also trim and sleeve those nasty power cables.

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    Default Re: Cubitek Magic Cube Mothball Case.

    Okay. The bay cover idea did not work. The reason is, the mounting screws on the bottom of the pumptop aligned precisely with the weld seams of the bay cover. This means I could not have put the screws in.

    Instead, I made these two brackets from aluminum sheetstock I had laying around.






    They sit roughly like this in the case (not bolted in yet).


    Question is, should I paint the brackets black, or just leave them as bare aluminum?

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    Default Re: Cubitek Magic Cube Mothball Case.

    Really like the way this all moving along ! it's great to follow not to be too picky or anything ..but maybe paint the brackets black.
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    Default Re: Cubitek Magic Cube Mothball Case.

    I would personally polish the aluminum, add some variety to the color scheme.

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    Default Re: Cubitek Magic Cube Mothball Case.

    either black or alu will work fine, imo.

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    Default Re: Cubitek Magic Cube Mothball Case.

    look nice earth
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    Default Re: Cubitek Magic Cube Mothball Case.

    I'm leaning towards bare alu at the moment. The build is going to use green lighting, and I have so much black... It really should be brushed, but, that would have been far easier before I cut them from the sheetstock. Small pieces are hard to pull off the brushed look.

    Anyway. I've never taken pictures of my nickel plated Kryos before. Now that it's all torn down, I might as well. So here are the first ever pics of my silver-based, nickel-bodied, polished stainless inlay, Kryos HF.






    Yes, the stainless inlay is in there. Joel over at RRT buffed the Hell out of it, so it blends in with the nickel to the point that it just vanishes.

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    wow wicked
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    Default Re: Cubitek Magic Cube Mothball Case.

    This is as far as I got today. I was busy on other things.

    Sleeved the pumps. I admit the job is half-assed, but nobody will see them anyway. The main thing here was cutting a lot of excess cable off.


    Installed these cable routing hooks behind the motherboard tray. Thought I had ten; turns out I only had six on hand. Hope it's enough.


    Began plumbing the loop. So much easier to do the small runs outside the case.

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