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- Thursday, January 22nd, 2004 Like Share


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dvrocc Jan 22, 04
Interesting case, honestly speaking I totally dis-like the swing arm with fan it blocks way to much of the window and limits visuals of the hardware specially if some one has cool mods and cold cathode lights, isn't the hole purpose of the panel window is the view the hardware but then it gets blocked by the swing arm that kinda defeating the purpose of the window & makes the hole case look to cramped IMO anyway, other than that its a cool case with the option of having a 120mm fan at the front bezel which is way better than two 80mm fans, also with the options of modding and adding more fans keeping cool todays very powerful and hot hardware and with the "Hardcano" (I have Hardcano 9) you can control the noise levels of the fans a defiant plus+. Also from what you described about the skull (which looks cool) but having the LED's you described does sound cheesy, its something a moder could take care of in an evening.

IMO:

Upside
Case looks like it will accommodate most hardware.
No screws to lose in the bottom of case and no worries about shorting out hardware.
Room for mods, lights, fan etc.
Possible moders new toy.

Downside
Case looks to cramped with all the extra goodies.
Would rather see a clear side window than have an etched one.
IMO the swing arm needs to go the side panel could be modded to fit the fan.

This message was edited by dvrocc on Jan 22 2004.
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Ace Jan 22, 04
we thought the swing arm was a bit poorly placed too and we were discussed the possibility of cutting out the middle portion which will still allow the PCI card support and the fan to stay at the end of the swing arm which is hidden behind the side panel.
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CleavesF Jan 23, 04
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Lighting effects like this can be seen at quality local strip joints.
ROFLMAO!
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Bainer Feb 7, 04
Hey i wuz gonna buy this but im not sure wut power supply to get.This is the one im thinkin

Themaltake 420W ATX Dual Fan P/S
would this work?If not wut would
thanks
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dt_the_great Feb 7, 04
Yea, that'll work fine.
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sandorski Feb 18, 04
I just got this case 4 days ago and really like it. I don't care for the front lights(quite cheezy) and have been thinking of ways to cover the swing arm and drive bays, but overall the case is solid and looks great(sans lights).
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666DaMiEn666 Apr 20, 04
this review was mostly really good but there are a few minor flaws, ie: the honeycomb design on the window is to shield other electronic devices from emi. and the lights on the front are electroluminescent not leds. if you look at the inside of the drivebays at the bottom of the case there is room for a 120mm fan. i found the airflow and cooling can be drastically improved by taking the exhaust fans out of that plastic box and screwing them on to the case, also drilling a couple of holes into the side pannel to mount the fan to and removing the swing arm helps both the look and cooling of the case
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Redemption Apr 20, 04
The honeycomb design is for EMI shielding indeed, but I wonder if another design could not have achieved a similar effect without looking so cheesy. It really doesn't add too much to the look of the case.

I think everyone so far who has this case, has seen this case, or has used this case agrees the swing arm is just plain ugly .
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Mr_DuDE187 May 18, 04
where can you buy the el lamp on the front of the case.. please help
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