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Old September 29, 2010, 10:17 PM
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I had to put my sunglasses on and some qualudes to keep from laughing myself to death. Seriously, not for me.
Wait? Ludes?! In 2010?! Hook a brother up!
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Old September 29, 2010, 10:50 PM
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I wish these case manufacturers would take a cue from Lian Li and Silverstone and put some DESIGN into them.
Fixed for you. Corsair has hardly original designs
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Old September 29, 2010, 11:39 PM
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I think it's erroneous to judge this case against general purpose cases because it's made to be customized for special purposes.

Controlled airflow is better in a static design, but perhaps this open air concept makes more sense in a dynamic, modular design. And it seems like it would be trivial to cover panels and add ducting as needed to control airflow.

In the right hands, this case might actually have a lot of potential. But to joe blow DIYer who is going to simply unbox and build to defaults, it would be a poor choice.

It's not for me, but I imagine some people will find it beneficial.
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I don't remember them mentioning how many air filters that this monstrosity comes with. Actually it should come with a dust buster.

Lord forbid you spill your Code Red Mountain Dew on it. "ZAP"

This case is so ugly and useless that your better off just sitting your mobo and HDD on a rubber mat.


for $220 uSD a Haf X would be so much better.
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Its almost like Lego and ConneX decided to Breed and Antec ended up fostering the child.

That being said, I would try it just because.
Sometimes innovation , although ugly has merit somewhere.

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To be fair, it does look better in blue...





....slightly!
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The side panels are a bit flimsy since they're made mostly out of plastic. The build quality of everything else is pretty good, though it would be nice if they used metal instead of plastic. For what they're charging, it's a little ridiculous that they didn't. Also, they really should have used a lot more thumbscrews. Nearly every part of the case requires you to use a screwdriver to take it off, and they didn't even include any thumbscrews in the little parts bin. The modularity is nice, but it takes a long time and a fair amount of effort to actually change anything around. There was a bit of protective plastic film stuck between the frame and the top plastic panel, and to get to it I had to remove the left side panel, the rear panel, the motherboard tray, the mobo tray rails, and a few screws holding the panel in. The entire process probably took me about 20 minutes just to get at a tiny bit of plastic.

As far as actually building a system in the thing, I'll have more to say on that once I actually do it. And yeah, it looks much better in blue.
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OMG you know something is wrong when I just about spit out my coffee from laughing when I look at it. It looks like something the doozers from fraggle rock would construct
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To be fair, it does look better in blue...

....slightly!
There is still one question. You want to bring your computer to a lan and make it look like the best computer ever and the most nice looking, then...you have the whole bunch of cable and wire running everywhere behind the mesh...sorry but you just pay over 200$ for everyone to see that your case is worth around 50$ of mesh:)
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OMG you know something is wrong when I just about spit out my coffee from laughing when I look at it. It looks like something the doozers from fraggle rock would construct
If you spit your coffee on this case..bye bye components
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