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- Thursday, January 24th, 2002 Like Share


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Dun Jan 24, 02
Uhh, that bar going across the case is EASILY removable. All reviewers found it easy to remove thanks to a single mounting screw.
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Gxcad Jan 26, 02
I think this review was VERY poor. I'm sorry but I'm not goint to sugar coat this. Almost everything mentioned I found to be absolute BS, like the person above pointed out, the bar is easy to remove and not even necessary if you choose to leave it out. The reset and power wires are plenty long for me so yandri must have used a very small motherboard (and I mean VERY small) that those wires weren't long enough. I also cannot find a carrying handle on my FS020 - would you point it out for me? The drive rails click into place so the front panel doesn't need to be compared with the drive, it will always go in the right depth the first time. The review also lacked TONS of little details that are good about this case. There is a little escape route near the top of the case where you can store excess wire out of sight and keep your cables clean, I must admit even I omitted this from my user review (which, all modesty aside I think is far superior to the official neoseeker review with the exception that I can't add pictures - I recommend you read my user review). The neoseeker review also forgot to mention that there were fan filters for the front intake 120mm fan, and that the front cage would only take 25mm depth fans without modifications. The review failed to mention whether their sample came with a power supply or not, which power supply it was, how much it costs, and also if the case came with any fans to begin with. (Mine came with a 120x25 nidec preinstalled in the rear). The review also lacked what hardware was included (screws, drive rails), how it was shipped, or where it can be bought. I'll let you know that it can be bought at outsideloop.com for around $110 + ~$15 ship. The review failed to mention the top of the case is also removable when you are swapping your psu, and I also think it should of mentioned that its a very moddable case - the front led's are clipped on and easily accessable and resolderable, I've modded mine with a blue and white LED. The power switch is nice and big and the reset switch is a bit smaller, small enough to not push by accident but not too small that you need a pencil to press it, its easily pressed with your finger. I don't think this review is even worth reading as it is inaccurate, lacking in detail, and could use more pictures as well. Instead, I would recommend clicking on the link for "more reviews of this product" and check out the tweaktown review which I thought was one of the better reviews. You can also check out my user review on this site by clicking on user reviews on the product page.

-Gxcad
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Gxcad Jan 26, 02
Almost forgot, a couple things I agree with the reviewer is that first, yes there was NO manual and this made things a bit hard, but once you figure everything out this case is fairly user friendly. I think it is only obviously outdone by lian li cases which I find to be the most user friendly cases out there, and with excellent cooling and layout as well, not to mention aluminum construction which is cool and light. Back to the FS020, another thing I would agree with the reviewer is that the front panel is hard to take off the first time, but I worked around this by breaking off the most annoying tab so that all I have to do now to take off the front is remove one screw and gently tug out the front, I could even leave the screw out and its still on the case quite well but with a good tug will come right out - so this can be worked around. Once you get used to this case you will love it, and the biggest feature I find is the 3x120mm fan slots! more cooling for less noise and 1mm thick nippon SECC steel make this case one of the most sturdy cases I've used.

-Gxcad

I must admit I'm visious to this reviewer because I actually own and love my FS020, but aside my bias I still think the review is poor. Sorry:)
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Redemption Jan 28, 02
Let's just say I am less then pleased with the quality of this review.

Anthony, who did a few other case reviews, was not available to look at the FS020. I don't think Yandri will be writing for us anymore.

As to the comments of the easy mods and such... we don't really cater to that level of "hardcoreness" ... but it might have been something Anthony would have mentioned. I noticed quite a few things that Yandri missed out and I only spent enough time to tinker with the case a little bit.
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Gxcad Jan 29, 02
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought so, this really is an excellent case and I think it deserves more than 75% but hey, thats just me. Perhaps you just need to let Yandri know that they need to spend more time writing a better review, however, if you think you do not want future reviews written by Yandri, I wouldn't object either:P

-Gxcad
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Redemption Feb 6, 02
Hey I know from your user review you really liked the case. We took a look at it ourselves and I am not as in love with it as you are, but I think it's a matter of taste.

I really like a case to be serviceable and also spacious. The Lite On is spacious but as easily serviceable.

Glad they had the filter on the intake tho. Does anyone else think that all cases should come with filters on the intakes?
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Gxcad Feb 23, 02
Well, on the one hand they catch a load of dust, but on the other hand once it gets really dusty, its gonna block a lot of air! Overall, I'd say I prefer with than without, but hardcore ppl might just want the best airflow path possible, which is without a filter. I guess those ppl have watercooling thou and like 150cfm delta 120mm's. As for me, I am a tweaker but I like my oced system to be quiet, I run fans on lower voltage and mod my psu and all that stuff. Just replaced my IBM 75GXP with a seagate barracuda and OMG the difference is incredible, its very quiet now but as always can be improved=p.

-Gxcad
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