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Maingear X-Cube Z170

Maingear X-Cube Z170
alaScore 91

3 reviews

Jul, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Maingear X-Cube Z170. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas the usability and size get negative opinions.

design, price, reliability

size, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Maingear X-Cube Z170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Smith (

Maingear X-Cube Z170 review


Maingear's deceptively bulky X-Cube is still a top performer and a great value.

Maingear’s X-Cube is difficult to evaluate. Our review system’s as-tested price of $3,650 is reasonable for the hardware. In our recent Skylake desktop shoot-out, which pit four mid-towers against each other, the average price was $4,065 – despite the...

Nov, 2015

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Expert review by : Ben Radding, Joel Santo Domingo (

Maingear X-Cube Z170


A powerful gaming desktop in a unique form factor, the Maingear X-Cube Z170 delivers superb graphics performance and solid value.

Powerful processing and graphics performance. Unique, box-like design. Plenty of cooling. Fast SSD.

Not a lot of room for expansion. No wireless or Bluetooth connectivity.

Conclusion The Maingear X-Cube Z170 offers plenty of processing power with its Intel Core i7 processor and sports a unique, boxy design. And though it's packed with plenty of great components and cooling, it doesn't leave a whole lot of room for...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Housen Maratouk (

Maingear X-Cube Z170 Review and Ratings


Maingear's squat X-Cube Z170 gaming box looks good and performs well, but its "compact" Corsair chassis actually has a larger footprint than most mid-tower cases.

Attractive design ; 4K-ready gaming performance ; No bloatware

Surprisingly large footprint for a “compact” system ; Limited expandability options ; A bit spendy for the components you get

There’s a lot to like about the Maingear X-Cube Z170. It’s an attractive system, sporting a squat-but-interesting design that helps it stand out from the competition. And it comes equipped with components that will allow gamers to enjoy some of today's...

Jan, 2016

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