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- Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 Like Share


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hiigaran Jul 23, 10
why anyone would pay that much money for a case that is as ugly as this is beyond me. ok, points for originality, but some things should not be changed, and a standard box type design case is one of them. this case just looks like its suffering from a bad case of anorexia.
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The Slayer Jul 23, 10


I've heard about that case a lot, its awesome neoseeker got a hold of one for a review!

Pretty sexy case there. I'm not sure if I would want a case like that with everything separate and in its own little enclosure. That is a huge case though at 26". I thought some of the 20-22" cases I've seen were huge.


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For testing I maintained an ambient room temperature of 70°c
Thats a rather hot room

Its kinda disappointing how it was only average in cooling on the CPU. I guess thats to be expected with one 120mm intake fan and another 120mm exhaust fan. If you still have the system in the case, what kind of temperatures are you getting on the hard drive?
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Vagabond Jul 23, 10
LOL. Ya I live in hell! meant Fahrenheit. Thanks.
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Supernova1332 Jul 23, 10
Great review.
Just a few questions though.
How is the clearance for large heatsinks?
How do the compartments feel? Sturdy or maybe a little flimsy?

For having fans that only put out 50cfm, the 120 and 140 (the 60's only put out about 12-13) that's not bad cooling.

If I had the money I'd buy this in a heartbeat. It's weighty, beautiful(imo), and with a 110cfm Kaze Jyuni and a 105cfm Kaze Maru this would cool a bit better, although it wouldn't be as quiet but that wouldn't bother me. That is if the Kaze Maru design would let it fit in correctly.
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Tweaker Jul 23, 10
I love the case design but... bad execution of price, material usage was obsessive (case didnt need to be made out of 50 pounds aluminum, thats a JOKE), and case pressure wasnt terrific hence probably why the cpu ran hot. I bet BMW gets a nice cut at that price for their services, Thermaltake must be reaching the small brains but big wallets market.
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ashantiqua Jul 23, 10
hahahah $800?

for that money id rather get the lian li seashell case.

http://www.chipchick.com/2006/05/shell-shaped_pc.html

id get it in black.

$800 for a case is just ridiculous.
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Vagabond Jul 23, 10
quote Supernova1332
Great review.
Just a few questions though.
How is the clearance for large heatsinks?
How do the compartments feel? Sturdy or maybe a little flimsy?
Thanks!

The clearance for heatsinks is 163mm or 6.3".

The compartments are very sturdy. They use a latching system with a metal pin connected to the compartment that is then inserted into a latch on the chassis. Similar to what is used for doors in a home, but on a smaller scale.
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Vagabond Jul 23, 10
quote Tweaker
I love the case design but... bad execution of price, material usage was obsessive (case didnt need to be made out of 50 pounds aluminum, thats a JOKE), and case pressure wasnt terrific hence probably why the cpu ran hot. I bet BMW gets a nice cut at that price for their services, Thermaltake must be reaching the small brains but big wallets market.
Ya, I was disappointed about the weight, but I knew it was heavy before it even got here.

I have had full-sized aluminum cases that I could lift with my little finger, so I fully agree that 50lbs is very excessive.
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Tweaker Jul 24, 10
Another funny instance of too much was my Thermaltake Tsunami case, the front door was made out of that SUPER heavy aluminum (weighed more than the case empty) while the rest of the case was really thin aluminum (minus the front panel which was plastic).
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Saransh Comsole Jul 24, 10
No no wait $800? That's my friend's total budget.

Sexy case though, but the price is just *bleep*ing ridiculous.

I still stand by the HAF
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Bass Ultra Jul 24, 10
It looks cool, maybe I'll build an htpc with that case.
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Gravity Jul 24, 10
I think for the money it lacks functionality that would be nice or expected, like hot swap bays. Also think they should have done more to the 5 1/4" bay compartment because that just looks gawdy.

Kudos for originality and style overall though.
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