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Preface

In 2016, Antec launched a CUBE chassis with ITX inverted structure, which was very novel at the time. In 2021, Antec finally updated the CUBE and launched the Dark Cube case. The biggest change is that it supports the MATX motherboard, but its size has reached 512mm, depth 240mm, width 406mm, and height, which is not MATX. Of course, the Dark Cube still maintains the Cube’s inverted structure and the soul of the outer 3mm aluminum and inner steel, and the installation of the chassis has become a drawer type, which makes it more playable. The following is the list of installed configurations:

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Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor (r7) 7nm 8 core 16 threads
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI Mortar
Memory: Apacer NOX Dark Goddess 3600RGB light bar 8G*2
Graphics card: XFX (XFX) RX 6700 XT 12GB overseas version OC
Solid State Drive: Western Digital 500GB WD_BLACK SN850 SSD solid state drive
Radiator: SilverStone HYD120-ARGB double tower double fan tower radiator
Power supply: Antec HCG750 gold power supply
Case: Antec Dark Cube M-ATX case

Installed display:

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The whole machine is well-deserved and very black box-Dark Cube

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The whole machine is equipped with two front panels, and both sides of the chassis are also tempered glass, but because of the pull-out type, I don’t know if it is suitable to call it tempered glass side panels.

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The shape of the whole machine, obsidian glass does not let you see the inside

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The obsidian glass front panel of the chassis, at this time the wind enters the chassis from around the glass

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The grille panel, there are 63 stars on top of the electroplating decoration, the air intake will be very good at this time

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Take off the front panel and install an Antec PRIZM dual 120 fan into the air.

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At the end of the whole machine, the power supply is Antec HCG750. There is a handle above the power supply position, and the “inner tank” can be drawn out directly after removing the bottom screw.

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On the side of the whole machine, due to the inverted structure, the accessories are installed on the right side. The glass color is very dark, so you can basically only see MSI’s B550M Mortar WIFI

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The front interface of the chassis is equipped with audio and USB3.0 and Type-C ports

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Antec logo at the bottom of the front panel of the chassis, with a white LED inside

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Drawer structure

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“Inner liner” all the internal accessories are visible here

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XFX 6700XT Overseas Edition OC

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Apacer NOX dark goddess memory, Yinxin HYD120-ARGB double tower double fan radiator

Desktop display:

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Desktop display, low-key RGB effect of dark glass

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The front panel of the chassis, I personally like the Xingyao grille panel, underneath is the ANTEC light

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Take down the panel, the four corners are the ARGB effect of the chassis, and there is an Antec PRIZM fan inside, revealing the internal light effect

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Obsidian tempered glass panel, low-key

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Internal accessories, ANTEC lamp, Yinxin HYD120-ARGB radiator and MSI B550M-WIFI mortar

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XFX 6700XT overseas version OC, with three fans on the top

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Apacer NOX Dark Goddess Memory

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Desktop display

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ANTEC under the front panel

Accessories analysis
Antec Dark Cube

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The general situation of the whole machine is almost introduced before. The shell is 3mm aluminum alloy, and the two side panels are also pushed forward.

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63 electroplated grilles, unique in shape and good heat dissipation. The internal supports up to 2 14CM fans, but the cold exhaust supports up to 240 instead of 280

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The rear of the chassis, 4 slots MATX, where the CPU air cooling supports a maximum height of 175mm

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There is a large power button on the top of the chassis, and there are ventilation holes on both sides to ensure that the upper graphics card is well ventilated. The graphics card can support up to 325mm

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There is also a power supply dust screen at the bottom of the chassis, and ventilation on both sides

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Draw out the liner from the chassis

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After pulling it out, you can install all the accessories directly inside, basically there are no restrictions

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On the back of the chassis accessories, the back line cannot be routed here, because the pulling structure will jam the line, just go to the front at the bottom. The CPU also has special wiring holes, so there is nothing to worry about.

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The liner and shell of the draw-out structure, the top of the liner is a socket that corresponds to the PCB on the front of the chassis shell, and all the front IOs can be connected under the socket, and antec is equipped with FAN HUB, through the fan button next to the power button on the top Adjust the speed

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Aluminum alloy structure of the chassis shell

MSI B550M MORTAR WIFI Mortar

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There are only a few MATX motherboards that are eye-catching. Here I chose the MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI mortar motherboard, which is very cost-effective.

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8+2+1 60A power supply, WIFI6 and 2.5G network card, as well as sufficient power and heat dissipation and PCIE4.0 m.2 port

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The overall view of the motherboard, in fact, the mortar has a black heat sink without WIFI, but 50 pieces of WIFI6 and antennas I think the cost performance is the best, unless you really don’t need WIFI at all

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On the back of the motherboard, MATX is generally a 4-layer board, after all, the price and cost performance need

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White power supply and heat dissipation integrated IO armor

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In the PCI-E area, the metal armor on the top is PCIE X 16, M.2 is the CPU, and the straight out is PCIE4.0, and the bottom is PCIE3.0

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Four memory slots, maximum support 128G DDR4 4400MHZ

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Backplane output interface basically meets daily needs

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

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5800X, 8 cores basically meet the daily Internet, games and other common applications, it seems that the price of 5950X bulk has dropped a lot now, but it is still boxed 5800X for insurance

XFX XFX 6700XT Overseas Edition OC

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XFX’s MERC 319, 6700XT overseas version of the OC graphics card, which was supposed to be a 2K dessert card with RDNA2 architecture

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6700XT overseas version of OC graphics card body, all-aluminum alloy radiator, 9+10+9 three fans, internal 5 6MM heat pipes, 323mm length

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The shoulder of the graphics card, XFX mark and AMD RADEON RX 6700XT mark

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The back panel of the graphics card, the MERC and the hollow on the right side promote the heat dissipation design, and the heat sink on the shoulder is also neat from beginning to end.

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The graphics card’s dual 8P power supply and a dual BIOS button on the right

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RADENON logo at the end

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The connector design of the bezel 3DP+1HDMI

Apacer NOX Dark Goddess DDR4 Light Bar

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Apacer NOX Dark Goddess 16G Set

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Memory design, aluminum alloy heat sink, simple shape

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The specification is DDR4 3600 8Gx2, height 5cm, width 8mm

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The RGB light guide strips are uniformly curved, and the viewing angle can reach 120°, which is not exaggerated as a whole

Western Digital WD_BLACK SN850 SSD

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Western Digital black disk SN850, sequential read and write speeds up to 7000/5300MB/S

Antec PRIZM

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This should be out of the market. I thought it was good-looking and kept it forever. This time I just took it out and used it.

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Double 12CM hydraulic fan, 11 blades, aluminum alloy on both sides with ARGB effect

SilverStone HYD120-ARGB Double Tower Double Fan Tower Radiator

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Double tower cooling system produced by Yinxin, fan with ARGB effect

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This is the biggest feature of the fan. In order not to block the memory, the whole is offset to one side, and the heat pipe on one side is also made a relatively large bend.

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Fan with ARGB effect

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Twin tower design

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6 6mm heat pipes

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Mirror copper bottom design

Antec HCG750 Gold Power Supply

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Antec’s HCG750 gold-brand full-mode power supply, 10-year replacement of all-Japanese capacitors is its quality guarantee, and the 14CM short body guarantees compatibility.This year is the 35th anniversary of Antec, and a limited edition power supply with the 35th anniversary is also launched

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Power inlet, internal 12CM hydraulic fan

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Power supply nameplate quality assurance

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Full module interface design

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Brand and model label on the side of the power supply

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Air outlet design, support fan 0 rotation

Installation analysis

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The installation in the inner tank is the same as the ordinary case, normal installation is sufficient, first install the air-cooled radiator and then install the graphics card

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When the drawer is opened, the switch button cannot work because there is no gold finger inserted in the card slot

Whole machine test

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CPU-Z single-core 655 multi-core 6409

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CineBench R23 test single-core 1570 multi-core 14519

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CineBench R20 test single-core 611 multi-core 5702

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CineBench R15 test single core 259 multi-core 2473

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X264 codec test

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Memory XMP test MEMORY BENCHMARK

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SN850 CDM test

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XFX 6700XT overseas version OC graphics card GPUZ information

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CPU single-baked FPU test is basically around 83 degrees in 17 minutes

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Donut Baking Machine Donut Baking Machine

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