Originally Posted by Jakain;15592267
I also like Cubitek's Magic Cube series which basically separates the tower into 3 pieces. I like that idea and it helps with cooling as well.
I'm using that case right now. I can't recommend it for air cooling. The main cube has four fans: Two front, one top, one rear. Your hottest components (PSU, GPU, CPU) are all in the main cube, which is compact. Your HDDs go in their own cube. However, if you buy the case-set with the smaller HDD cube (4 drives), you are limited to a bloody 80mm fan in that cube. That's why I went with the 8-drive unit even though I don't need it; just to avoid that crappy little fan. Your optical drives go into a third cube.
In theory, this sounds like a great case-set! In practice, it is not. My fan controller (Aquaero) is mounted in the optical cube (where else can I put it?). This means I have fan cables going from my radiator, my HDD cube, and the main cube, all back to the optical cube. Then there are the power and SATA connectors running between the cubes, temperature probes, etc. It's a wiring nightmare.
The next time I rebuild, I'm going to throw out the HDD and optical cube, and put EVERYTHING in the one main cube.
Here's a size comparison I did.
Fractal Design Array R2 - Cubitek Magic Cube - NZXT Khaos