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- Monday, December 30th, 2002 Like Share






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DanteInCali Dec 31, 02
Just got one of these cases for xmas and more than happy with it. Relatively quiet compared to the case I had which had fans that I installed from here and there. Very easy to assemble except for the drive rails. For some reason my box did not come with instructions so im not sure if I put the rails on correctly. I had a hell of a time sliding the cd and cdr drives in. Actually shaved some of the plastic off the clips forcing them in. The usb ports and the led temp readout come in very handy and now I get a much more accurate temp reading on my cpu. Nice case overall for the price. I paid $153.00 with window no power supply:D
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Redemption Dec 31, 02
I've seen your problem before on one of the earlier Antec cases we reviewed. The rails should slide in and out smoothly from the drive bays. Are the metal tabs facing away from the left/right sides of your drives? They should fan outwards, so that you can press them in when you want to release the drives from the case.
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smm2k Jan 1, 03
Anandtech.com -->Comdex Nov show article shows pics of Xaser III.
It is an improved version of the case reviewed here.
Anyone looking for a Xaser within 2 months might want to wait for Xaser III
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smm2k Jan 1, 03
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Redemption Jan 1, 03
Hey thanks for that link. Our own COMDEX article didn't cover the Xaser III - the pic didn't turn out good enough for use.

Thermaltake is likely to update us when the Xaser III is released, and we will definitely take a look at it - my thinking is that the Xaser III will be slightly more expensive so a Xaser II will still be a very viable option, but that hasn't been substantiated.
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Gxcad Jan 2, 03
Ummm...I just realized, I have no idea how to pronounce this case's name. Does anyone know for sure?

-Gxcad
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Cereberys Jan 2, 03
Watch X men Its pronounced like Professor Xavier : Xavier is also a famous Priest that went to japan i think hehe .
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Neids Jan 2, 03
Another hyped up ricer case...
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Gxcad Jan 4, 03
so it is pronounced Zay-ser? I personally don't like how it looks, and how much it costs. But hey, thats just me=). If I were to change cases, my next case would definately be all aluminum and possibly full tower. Does anyone know of a mid tower aluminum case with at least 2 spots for 120mm fans and at least four 5 1/4 bays?

-Gxcad
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srxtreme Jan 16, 03
That figures I ordered one on monday 1-13 and a day or so later a new model pops up.. never fails
Looks like there will be a couple models V1000 V2000, Guess just like the current 5000 & 6000 series.
Take look at them all over at enpc.com (taking Pre-order)

Not the best prices but pretty good selection of models to look at. Looks like $189 for the V1000 and $199 for the V2000 no P/S

See them here

http://www.enpc.com/cgi-bin/enpc/scan/fi%3Dproducts/co%3Dyes/tf%3Dprice/to%3Dn/sf%3Dcategory/se%3DCase/op%3Deq/sf%3Dmfg/se%3DThermaltake/op%3Deq.html?mv_pc=PriceWatchXaserIII

new rig includes a Gigabyte GA-8PE667 Ultra P4 2.4B w/ 512 Corsair XMS 3200 to OC a bit.

Like the extra fan in one of the drive cages, this will be ideal for the matched pair of IBM GXP120 Deskstars I plan to use on the raid channed.

Always find a few unexpected negative thing when you setup new,

CONS so far:

!. No wiring diagram with the Hardcano makes it a challenge to connect everthing. (mentioned in one review I read)

2.Was hoping the case include at least 2 temp sensors but it doesn't only 1. Thermaltake site has a rather misleading pic showing several thermal sensors


3.Same with the fan control, Case has 5 fans but fan speed adjustment connectors only for 1 so you kind of forced to put it on the cpu. Would prefer to be able to slow or turn of several case fans


This message was edited by srxtreme on Jan 20 2003.
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