# [Help Thread]"What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

#### Tabe

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What are the recommendations for 8x8 and up? I prefer stickleress but not a deal breaker over quality. Well 8x8 and up to a reasonable size. Not gonna drop hundreds of dollars for the crazy 21x21 or anything.

Also interested in non WCA size megaminxes. I really enjoy megaminx so I want to try different orders.

For 8x8 and 9x9, Diansheng has magnetic ones coming out very soon. They are likely to be the best. If you can't wait, get the Cyclone Boys G8 and the Meilong 9x9. For 10x10 and up, the Meilongs are probably your best bet.

For higher order megaminxes, you really only have one option - Shengshou. MF8 made some as well but you don't want those.

#### cuber314159

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What are the recommendations for 8x8 and up? I prefer stickleress but not a deal breaker over quality. Well 8x8 and up to a reasonable size. Not gonna drop hundreds of dollars for the crazy 21x21 or anything.

Also interested in non WCA size megaminxes. I really enjoy megaminx so I want to try different orders.
I presume that the diansheng series will be best once they have been released since they are magnetic but until then I would personally recommend the yuxin little magic series for 8x8 - 11x11, I have generally found them to be more reliable and better quality than the meilongs.

#### SH03L4C3

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Which is more satisfying+Preformance: Tengyun v1 or Tornado v2?

#### Mathsoccer

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Which is more satisfying+Preformance: Tengyun v1 or Tornado v2?
I like the WRM 2021 better than both, but I personally like the Tornado better than the Tengyun.

#### John_NOTgood

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Tengyun v1 100%
TBH, my Tengyun has lost a lot of its nice qualities, now it's very loud and catchy compare to my other cubes, and Although I think OOTB and even after some use it's a great puzzle to use, long term becomes a bit more in the middle of performance and satisfaction for using it

#### SH03L4C3

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we cant have a 3 way tie lol. I think I have eliminated the tornado because it is slow and hard to make faster from what I read in another thread

#### zzoomer

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TBH, my Tengyun has lost a lot of its nice qualities, now it's very loud and catchy compare to my other cubes, and Although I think OOTB and even after some use it's a great puzzle to use, long term becomes a bit more in the middle of performance and satisfaction for using it
You just need to set it up...

#### Megaminx lover

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What is the worst turning 3x3 that is still for sale at the cubicle/scs

#### ender9994

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What is the worst turning 3x3 that is still for sale at the cubicle/scs
The maru cm-3 is pretty trash despite having one of the coolest boxes

#### SH03L4C3

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has anyone modded their cube to have maglev? You could probably find the washers at a hardware store.

#### B class cuber

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Hi everyone
I have been cubing for a long time
I had an rs3m 2020 but it become old
I want to get a new cube
My range is [10,30] dollars
Which cube should I get

#### Dan the Beginner

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Some things I find as a beginner may be useful for other beginners starting out:

The most important thing by far is your own requirements. A top speedcuber/tester/competitor can turn so fast and so different, what they say could be irrelevant to you.

It's a learning process, just finding your requirements, and, for a beginner, even the requirements change. (I have loosened my cubes quite a bit lately and I have got better times. I hope it means my finger skills are improving.) Read widely but never lose sight of your own requirements. Chasing the best possible cube is fun, and expensive, but if your budget is limited, I think it is wiser buy when there is a clear reason to upgrade, and then get a good but not necessarily the best one. All the really fancy features like core magnets, maglev, super light weight, etc may not be relevant to you at all, like the tiny super precise steering wheel (jerky), advanced suspension (bumpy), heel-n-toe tuned pedals and gear shift, tight turning (drifting) ability ... of a supercar in the hands of a normal driver. By the time you can make use of some of those advanced features, there will already be another "best" cube with even newer and better features, and probably for about the same price. I can't see prices going much higher, but I may be wrong, if cubes follow the trend of name brand runners.

For me, as an example, I have not experienced any problem with the well known reverse corner cutting limitation of the Tornado V2. (Do the advanced super fast speedcubers really force turn the cube layers at near 45 degrees out of alignment?) Its other qualities like super smooth feel, quietness, ease of adjustments, and a lighter weight make it the best (non-smart) cube for me, even though I know there are better cubes with great features for others.

It is easy to fall into the trap, buying every "great" new cube, as I have found. After 5 months, I have 15 cubes already, including the Moyu RS3M 2020, WRM 2021, Moyu AI cube, GoCube, Tengyun M, YJ Zhilong, Diansheng S3M, and Tornado V2. And I have ordered my first Gan, the Mini M Pro.

(The RS3Ms are IMO great cubes from tests at fantastic prices, but I only used them for a couple of weeks. They are not good for my requirements, as I have small hands, and my fingers get tired using the heavy cubes, even heavier after adding magnets to make them more stable to compensate for my skill level. The lightweight and super cheap Diansheng S3M is surprising and very nice as I try to rest my fingers and my trigger thumb at this time. It's again about requirements, and especially in this case, also setup.)

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#### zzoomer

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Do the advanced super fast speedcubers really force turn the cube layers at near 45 degrees out of alignment?
No. Usually we test cornercutting at 45 degrees because we are testing the limits of the cube. How well the cube cornercuts at 45 degrees can show how well it cornercuts tiny misalignments (which is harder to test)

#### Ultimatecuber0814

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Guys, Gan RS is probably the cheapest and most affordable GAN cube. I really want to get a GAN cube but I have no idea if it's good. Any suggestions?

#### qwr

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No
Get a magnetic cube: monster go, GAN 356 M, or Gan 11 M

#### Ultimatecuber0814

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No
Get a magnetic cube: monster go, GAN 356 M, or Gan 11 M
Okay, do you have any suggestions for cheaper magnetic cubes around $20 USD? I can't afford some of them you suggested #### TheCubingCuber347 ##### Member Okay, do you have any suggestions for cheaper magnetic cubes around$20 USD? I can't afford some of them you suggested
The Qiyi MS, Guhong v4, or Qiyi Wuwei

qwr