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Old February 19, 2014, 07:24 PM
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XFX's first case, the Type 01 Bravo is an interesting blend of unique design, basic features and a reasonable price. But is this enough to put it ahead of the competition?

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Old February 20, 2014, 05:16 AM
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Interesting case looks, but I do agree with the negatives on it. Pretty much a mid-tower, but the tall feet and handle shapes at the top extend the overall height. They are going to have to lower the price in order to compete with other cases that have flaws, vice the highly competitive $100-150 market.

At this point I can only see it appealing to those in the market for a unique case that no one else might have (not a good situation for xfx with sales figures).
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Old February 20, 2014, 07:39 AM
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Pretty underwhelming in my opinion. Cable management looks good, but outside of that there's nothing that's wow-ing me. I wonder how the large plastic arcs on the top and bottom will hold up as well, or if cracks and breaks will become an issue. I'll admit it does have a unique look, but it's not one I find appealing or repulsive. It's like everything about the case screams 'meh' to me. Hopefully XFX steps up a bit more on their next entry.
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Old February 20, 2014, 08:22 AM
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This looks more like a case you'd find in the $60-$80 range to me
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Old February 20, 2014, 08:52 AM
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XFX went the EVGA case route: charge for the name.
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Old February 20, 2014, 01:21 PM
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XFX went the EVGA case route: charge for the name.
That's quite possible. I don't think XFX has the name recognition/chops to pull that off and sell units though. EVGA might have it, but I'd suspect only from a small amount of people that would want an almost-all EVGA build (MB, PSU, GPU, Case, etc).

Either way, I don't see XFX moving many of these off the shelves...
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Looks interesting as a basement server box. Toss Ac wireless or cable and can keep a lil file server cold. Then vented side panels look like a couple Noctuas would Exhaust or pull cool air over motherboard.
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