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Old October 25, 2013, 06:52 PM
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ATX Mid-Tower LED + Fan Controller Gaming Case - .8mm Chassis + 5Fans - Black - Monoprice.com

Anybody recognize this as being from a particular manufacturer? So far it's only one and it remains to be seen if they produce any more.

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The front panel includes two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a card reader.
I do like this though... I was suggesting that the HAF XB would be better if it had a set of USB 2.0 on the front as well as the 3.0 ones already there. It just seems silly to me to have front panel USB ports that only work after you've installed the USB 3.0 Drivers, especially these days that it seems everybody and their dog is using USB to install their OS.
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Old October 25, 2013, 07:06 PM
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I got this email as well.... didn't look too closely at it but I thought the style of case for the price seemed out of place. I won't be using that case in any builds.
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Old October 25, 2013, 07:12 PM
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No, neither would I. There are a lot of really good cases from established names available for around $100 so this doesn't really fit the "I buy from monoprice because a cheap cable is 90% as good as a stupidly expensive one" market that monoprice normally fills.

Maybe if it was closer to $50 it might be worth looking at considering it comes with 5 fans and has a built in 3 channel fan controller.
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Old October 25, 2013, 09:07 PM
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.8mm chassis.....it's kinda flimsy!!!!!!!!!
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That is odd to see from them. i personally don't like it, especially for the price!
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Wouldn't pay that for it. Not sure who would be the OEM on it. Thought it looked something like the aerocool mechatron, but on a second look the interior is totally different.
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