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Old September 23, 2008, 09:00 PM
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Antec's version of the "tech station" It looks cool how functional it will be has yet to be determind. One thing I want to mention is the fan its a 250mm tri-cool 3 speed fan, it has 9 blades. I wonder how many blades noctua would put on a fan that size?

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Old September 23, 2008, 09:28 PM
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I think it is a neat idea, but not sure if I would get one personally.
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Antec's 200mm fans have nine blades as well. The fans spin so slowly that the extra blades are almost required, I expect.

This is a conversation-piece, not a test bench, in my opinion. But a good builder could probably make that thing look pretty sexy even with all the cables installed. Looks like the underneath is only high enough for 92mm fans. If they'd just make the underneath a little taller, so you could bolt on a triple rad to each side...
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Old September 23, 2008, 09:51 PM
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I'd sooner the tech station
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Antec's 200mm fans have nine blades as well. The fans spin so slowly that the extra blades are almost required, I expect.

This is a conversation-piece, not a test bench, in my opinion. But a good builder could probably make that thing look pretty sexy even with all the cables installed. Looks like the underneath is only high enough for 92mm fans. If they'd just make the underneath a little taller, so you could bolt on a triple rad to each side...
Yeah it looks cool, but I suspect it would be a bit of a pain to work with if the goal was swapping stuff in and out easily.

I'm using one of the bottom mount tech stations right now, and currently have one of the top mounts on back order for just this reason.
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I have one issue with it: there is no access without pulling the mobo caddy out of the case itself which means both it and the power bottons aren't easily accessible in many situations.
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I beat this thing up when it was first showcased. The only reason I can see someone buying it is for the looks.
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This thing is way better looking and far more functional

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That's pretty cool looking, but I'll bet it's not under $100 :)
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Well no but.. I think anyone that would actually consider using a tech station wouldn't cheap out on the plastic looking antec version which cannot even support 120mm Rads
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