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Old September 8, 2008, 07:29 PM
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Default CoolIT Boreas MTEC Chassis Review Comment Thread

Usually I go on and on about a product to start off the comment thread...this time there really isn't much to say other than: WOW.

You can check out the review here: CoolIT Boreas MTEC Chassis Review

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Old September 8, 2008, 08:31 PM
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Great review Skymtl! The dark side beckons. This makes it easy to give in to temptation.


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Old September 8, 2008, 08:33 PM
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Not my review. Thank AkG.
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Old September 8, 2008, 09:21 PM
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Perfect timing AKG. Just when I was shopping for a case for my first W/C review you come out with this. While I can't see myself buying the Boreas I definitely will be able to utilize this review for a deeper scope of this case as it is definitely on my list. Thanks, and good job.
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Old September 9, 2008, 12:45 AM
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I second your sentiment SKYMTL...WOW.
An indepth and informative review as always AkG. I can't but help wondering what audience this case is targeting but then I remember seeing recently divorced old men cruising the beach in thier new red Porche convertibles. Outstanding case I would love to own but the price...WOW. I see myself buying a used 10,000BTU air conditioner, beer cooler and some pipe benders before I'd ever buy a $800 case but ya know it wouldn't ever look 1/10th as sweet as this. PS did the courrier take away the pallet that massive thing came on?
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Old September 9, 2008, 01:47 AM
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unreal (we need a jaw dropping smiley for these moments)

i wonder how the rampage extreme would do in that case with a hand picked, good overclocking cpu/ram combo...

as always, nice review. your thoroughness is refreshing
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Old September 9, 2008, 08:40 AM
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Well yet again AkG has meticulously analyzed one of our coolers in signature insightful and humorous way... It makes me wish we had more coolers for him to review.. oh wait we do but more on that later /evil laugh.

The Boreas is and will remain our most powerful cooler.. it kicks ass there is no doubt about it but AkG has brought up some seriously good points of improvement that I'll again take directly to the engineering team. But... no one is perfect (these are our mistakes not his) so there are a couple inaccuracies I'd like to clear up.

Packaging: We ship the Boreas chassis exactly as shown but in the original box from Silverstone, not in the Benson boxes shown. Shipping casualties due to poor packaging: zero. Shipping casualties due to unamed courier driving over a box w/ a forklift: 1 but thats another story ;)

MTEC Power: The MTEC Control Center distributes power to the Boreas but this power is retrieved from the 6 pin PCI-e cable only. The additional 4 pin connector used in the review is actually a pass through intended for people who wanted to use the control center with our legacy coolers like the Eliminator and Freezone. To the best of my knowledge.. a 6 pin PCI-e is not limited to 75W. This is not clear in our documentation and will be addressed most likely by removing the extra 4 pin from the cable completely.

So.. those are my two nits. Overall, another excellent and informative review from HWC.

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I don't think the PCI-E cable is physically limited to 75W, that's just the PCI-E specifications. Technically, a 4 pin molex can supply 75W (~6A) without much trouble, and it's only got a single 12V line, whereas the PCI-E cable's got two of them. So things are probably okay there.
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Great idea.. but a wee bit more than most people are probably willing to drop for something like this.
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