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- Friday, April 5th, 2002 Like Share






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chibon Apr 5, 02
I agree with you Entity it looks (spec wise) like a crappy case. I'll take my mid Enermax any day over that. I guess I'm spoiled with the removable drive bays and my extra fans on the hard drive bay.
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Redemption Apr 5, 02
Actually, while this case has some elements I really don't like either (I don't feel a full plastic case has good heat dissipation, and the one piece drive bay cover and lack of expansion slot covers is ridiculous), it has really good potential for projects. For instance, you can imagine that lighting projects, or projects to paint or style the interior, would turn out quite nicely.
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Wolfwood Apr 5, 02
Painting a case like this might be a little hard, I'm not sure if plastic makes a good "foundation" for paint, without an undercoat I mean. But I've no experience with case modding, so I'm probably wrong. The only plastic I've ever painted are little models!
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Redemption Apr 10, 02
Hmm... I don't think that paint will have problems with plastic/plexiglass/similar materials. Besides. You're not going to paint the outside, but rather the inside, and you would like use a form of spray painting. If the pain is on the inside, and you are careful, the paint job would last a long time.

These are not speculatory projects. These are actual mods people do with clear cases or cases with clear plexiglass like windows.
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FrankG Apr 10, 02
Hi Entity, Thank-you for the review of ClearPC. There is always room for improvement in any ATX chassis design. I think your insights as to its shortcomings will eventually improve what I beleive to be the most highly "moddable" hand made case in North America. I'd like to emphasize that we are the only manufacturer of such a case in Canada and only 1 of 2 in North America. We can currently say that we have the only rounded over cast clear lucite case in North America. There just isn't anything like it right now. The review sample I sent you is one case out of a very limited production run: an experiment which is turning heads everywhere we go. Our case will be at MSI's booth at the Microsoft WinHEC conference April 16th-18th 2002. Check it out! If you or your readers have any queries about ClearPC I can be reached at info@clearpc.ca Cheers!
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Redemption Apr 17, 02
FrankG:

Do you have any comments about how easy it is to cut out your own holes and paint the clear cases? Is there any concern about whether the paint will bond properly with the case?

And what about the heat properties of the case? Is it fairly comparable to a regular case?
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ToadMan Jan 1, 04
My friend has one of these, and it is VERY cool looking, you have to becareful when bulding it, but if you put some lights in it, it is AWSOME.

And yes, I think you can paint it, because it's made of Acrylic, so I think if you scuff it up, it should be paintable.
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dvrocc Jan 1, 04
Excellent review Entity! I personally prefer metal/aluminum cases for better heat transfer due to the higher clock speeds and heat generated in todays kick but hardware though this case would be a challenge to a serious modder and it sure would look cool with some clear color generating 80mm fans and a light tube or two along with some cool looking hardware.

Moddes:
Being paintable is possible and you could put some 3 inch wide masking in a couple of rows and use a marker (sharpy) to make a design then cut/remove the tape around your design then paint! anything is possible really.

Got to have cool fans that generate multiple colors or one color like blue or a deep purple or even red to go along with that awesome "Duke Nukem-BioHazard" diagram.
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