Inside the Macube 310P
Three plastic friction fit pegs retain the front panel. They are quite challenging to remove, to the point that I was concerned I was going to permanently bend the front metal panel pulling it off, but they did give with enough firm pulls. Once removed, we are exposed to slotted mounting for fans or radiators. This metal is quite thin and can flex with the press of a finger, and this is common for cheaper cases and is apparent here.
The side glass panel mounting is what we see here. The dual recessed ovals are the locations of the magnets which retain the panel, and it pivots in a groove at the bottom of the chassis. The top ensures proper position when mounting with two pegs that jut out from the metal strip and work as dowels to align with two round openings in the chassis.
The main chamber of the Macube 310/310P is an open expanse with a large portion up toward the front panel, mostly unused. Gamerstorm opted for this area to hold a sliding metal GPU support bracket, which can be adjusted to match your GPU unless yours is too short, as we found with our RTX 2060 test GPU. The CPU cutout is generous and should support any CPU cooler backplate. There are several cable passthrough which is welcome and several with grommets, but the passthrough is quite small, so expect a bit of a headache getting a 24-pin through and having to reseat the grommet.
Here we get an inside look at the front fan mounting. One thing I like here is the three small openings directly adjacent, which can be used for optimizing fan cable management as they can leave a fan and go straight through the opening into the cable management area, and it will disappear.
The top chassis panel is just as tough to remove, I applaud Gamerstorm for their assurance that the panels will not fall off, but they may need to back off a bit on the pressure required as the panel came close to being warped from removal. The top mounting is very similar to the front being largely slotted, and another trait is showing here is the flexible steel, which is simply thin and therefore has the consistency bordering on a semi-firm noodle. When trying to mount an AIO radiator up front or top just to test, the metal sagged and even tried to separate around the screw head as it was tightened.
Here we get to the PSU shroud, which we mentioned previously. It is standard fare and has two large cable passthrough for front panel connections along with GPU cable passthrough. I would like to see one partially outboard toward the glass panel so cables can pass more cleanly to GPUs. Overall it does its job and even has a window in the PSU shroud so you can see your PSU. This is a double-edged sword as some PSUs are not particularly attractive, and you will see whatever is down there, so hopefully, you like how it looks.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT