Gamerstorm Macube 310P Mid-Tower Chassis
Here we have unwrapped the Macube 310P and take a look at the front. The front panel is a metal plate and painted with a textured black, and a glossy dark black Gamerstorm logo adorns the lower middle of the front panel. If you take a look at the top left, you can see the handle I mentioned earlier, which is used to open the main glass panel.
The top is a metal panel once again, but this time its textured paint surface is broken up by a triangular mesh array, which allows for the top to flow air with fans placed up top. The I/O is also found up here and what we will look at now.
Here we take a peek at the I/O and it is outfitted as follows:
- Power LED
- Power button
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
- Microphone and Headphone 3.5mm jacks
- Reset switch
This is a usable I/O, but I must say that this price point is starting to see the adoption of more stout I/O options, so Deepcool/Gamerstorm is going to have to start upping the game here if they want to stay competitive.
Now we peer into the main panel side, which we see a lightly tinted main glass panel. Across the top, we see the elongated oval handle we had mentioned previously. Around the front and top, we see a mesh opening, which is how the chassis breathes through the front, so any fans or radiators placed up there may struggle a bit depending on the CFM of your airflow installation. The main glass panel does have a blacked-out border which hides the underlying chassis, and this is good as that's typically not something you want to look at.
The rear I/O is standard, the expansion slots are externally accessible, and the cover seen here is retained with a single Philips head fastener. The 120mm fan mount has a notched mounting for five levels of adjustment for the fan mount. The area above the I/O shield cutout is decently sizable for a chassis at this price point, and something even more expensive cases sometimes misses. Also, note the gap between the I/O shield and the cable management panel, which signifies it has usable room for cable management.
The cable management panel is solid steel, and no, therefore, no worries here of having your cable management judged due to a glass panel here. However, at the top rear side, you will notice the tab labeled "open," which signifies that these two panels are magnetically retained and can be removed by pulling the panel. Gamerstorm does include brackets to lock the panels so that they cannot be removed without pulling a screw, but overall the chassis can be toolless opening. Note the same ventilation for the front panel along with the extra side ventilation at the top. This is how the Macube 310 non-P version breathes.
The bottom of the Macube 310P is standard for a chassis at this price point. The PSU fan filter is nothing special and requires accessing the bottom of the chassis just to remove it since it's a cheaper thin sheet option which is retained by tabs on all four corners. The HDD cage internally has four screws here, which appears to offer a small amount of adjustment to the cage position. The four corner feet are part of larger plastic fixtures that jut out from the bottom as they approach the corners with small square rubberized foam pads on each to help avoid the chassis sliding or skidding on a desk surface.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT