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atanum141 3rd September 2006, 14:19 Quote
Muhahahaha! excelent!
Spacecowboy92 3rd September 2006, 14:22 Quote
A bit of refining to the design to go yet! It still looks great though.
Flibblebot 3rd September 2006, 14:27 Quote
What does having all those components so close together do to the case temps? Can't be good?
jezmck 3rd September 2006, 15:01 Quote
It's quite clearly a ridiculous shape for a case - zero benefits imho.
Still, congrats on getting it to all fit, I don't think I would even have bothered...
sunnyg 3rd September 2006, 15:08 Quote
whats the point of having a case like that anyway?
Rich_13 3rd September 2006, 15:11 Quote
for looks...
bahgger 3rd September 2006, 16:17 Quote
It looks pretty cool and I think I might get one! :) I had a custom casing made to fit a drawer in my boarding house but now that I'm in university I won't be able to use that particular case, thus need a new one. Don't want anything big so its either this or something the size of a Lian-Li V600 I guess :) What's the price?
specofdust 3rd September 2006, 16:31 Quote
They look ok, but they feel a bit faddish to look at imo. Once the originality wears off, they're gonna be inferior to other existing cases in every way.
JonDixon 3rd September 2006, 17:11 Quote
Sorry to say but that case was hideous. Definately for those that like to be tastelessy garish.

That case was the equivalent of a chav's vauxhall nova.
Marquee 3rd September 2006, 17:26 Quote
One thing I have learned from studying computer case air flow is: One big fan can effectively cool the whole case down well. I am sure I had one of those cases with in a week I can improve the air flow and the dynamics.
Lazarus Dark 3rd September 2006, 17:50 Quote
i don't get it. may as well buy a dell xps than try to be a fake modder.
CAL3H 3rd September 2006, 18:07 Quote
The opinions look glum in the bit-tech neighbourhood :)

Fair play for getting it all to fit in the thing.
HughP 3rd September 2006, 18:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by JonDixon
Sorry to say but that case was hideous. Definately for those that like to be tastelessy garish.

That case was the equivalent of a chav's vauxhall nova.

I completely agree. It is almost worse that a Chav Nova because it comes pre made like that. A chav nova comes in a poor state to start, then has bad mods added to it. Whereas this comes tacky in the first palce.

Would look better though if it changed the colour scheme or made it out of brushed aluminium.
OtakuHawk 3rd September 2006, 19:08 Quote
yeah, the graphics give it a whole "ricer" kind of feel.

I agree on the aluminium. or maybe flat black. or OD green.
ogewa 3rd September 2006, 22:00 Quote
i would imagen the case temps would be redicolusly high being that close to each other .

it looks good and probley does perfom good as well,but id probley go for a tower fo the cooling optionns and room for a better air flow than an invastion case.
Paradigm Shifter 3rd September 2006, 22:02 Quote
Not really keen on this case at all. But then, I'm a big fan of large, spacious cases where everything has a lot of room to breathe...
Cthippo 3rd September 2006, 22:20 Quote
A couple random thoughtsa (I just woke up, so they may be very random),

When the pre-assembled version of the case was reviewed a few months back the review was very complimentry of the cable management job that the manufacturer had done. Appearently it can be done well, it just takes careful component selection and a lot of work.

Second, I find it interesting how we go out of out wat to mod basic beige boxes, but every time somthing comes out that's not a beige box, we complain that it's ugly. Remember that Lian Li spiral case? It was definatly somthing different, but nobody admitted to liking it.

Sometimes I think people just like to complain
yahooadam 4th September 2006, 00:43 Quote
couple of things
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Second, we couldn't for the life of us work out how to secure the card once it was in place. There are no screw holes, only small square tabs. Beats us.
I assume those tabs kind of clip under the metal bracket, hopefully holding the card in place - but doesn't seem like a great idea
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Depending on the particular back-panel arrangement of your PSU, you may find that it simply doesn't fit the gaps provided - we found at least two in our stock that flat-out wouldn't fit. Annoying.
I guess this is structural, however it does seem like a bit of a pain, perhaps a movable bar would be more effective (PSU's can be rather heavy)
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he first is the optical drive. Not only does this barely fit through the space provided, but the connections at the rear jut right up against the CPU heatsink, which could be problematic - if you have right-angle molexes,
Well this case is supposed to be water-cooled, i doubt they expect for you to use a 6ft heatsink on it ....
But a bit short sighted it could be

Other then that, the case does look quite nice, but its supposed to be water-cooled - without that it seems rather pointless
Trial and error on components probably isn't a great idea, lord knows how many components you would end up returning - if you could - bad solution
dullonien 4th September 2006, 09:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by JonDixon
Sorry to say but that case was hideous. Definately for those that like to be tastelessy garish.

That case was the equivalent of a chav's vauxhall nova.

Gotta replace the nova with corsa for todays boy racers, I think 9/10 boy racers have a corsa now in my home town. Though 3 yrs ago it would have been novas.

I don't like this case either, as someone said, once the novelty has worn off most people will be banging their heads against the wall for buying one.
Sinner666 5th September 2006, 05:47 Quote
I liked the case when it was first reviewed but after this...bleh!

It's a novelty case much like that hideous shellfish looking thing from, I think Lian-Li. GAH! That atrocity is the only thing worse than this. I'm sure some will buy it and think "OMGZ I ROCK SOCKS!".

Maybe the case would work better with a micro-atx or itx. Allow for more clearance and all that. Does it even have the option to install one though?
Dr Dark 5th September 2006, 15:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sinner666
I liked the case when it was first reviewed but after this...bleh!

It's a novelty case much like that hideous shellfish looking thing from, I think Lian-Li. GAH! That atrocity is the only thing worse than this. I'm sure some will buy it and think "OMGZ I ROCK SOCKS!".

Maybe the case would work better with a micro-atx or itx. Allow for more clearance and all that. Does it even have the option to install one though?

That would be me then..... Cos I like the Lian-Li PC777 "shell thing".

I actually ordered one from Microdirect. But they didn't get the order processed for some reason, so I, unimpressed by their ineptitude, cancelled said order and got something else - the rather nicer job that looks like a G5 but isn't....

I was like W00t! They've made a decently odd looking case. But now I see that with all the (wrong?) gubbins in there, and think that people should steer clear of this case if they don't have a clue about pc builds or modding.

They will wreck a lot of gear if they aren't skilled in some way.

I too prefer larger cases, because that circulates more air around, and makes things a lot easier to work with in general.

Remember that crazy I-Tee PC case (it was literally T shaped top-down) - yeah, nobody else does either. IT BOMBED DUE TO COOLING ISSUES.

I think this will go the same way.
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