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Nexxo 4th June 2014, 08:56 Quote
Dude, the Steam Castle case is SO NOT steampunk.
Hustler 4th June 2014, 09:17 Quote
Strangely, I rather like those Deepcool cases and I don't normally go in for such ostentatious styling....definitely agree the rubberised finish is superior.

I'd also like to know if those side vents and top fan covers are removable, should you want to bust out the Plasti-kote for a custom colour paint job.
Almightyrastus 4th June 2014, 09:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nexxo
Dude, the Steam Castle case is SO NOT steampunk.

I'd go more with dieselpunk if I had to pigeon hole them. Could look interesting with a polished / satin metal finish through.
Spreadie 4th June 2014, 09:37 Quote
That Deepcool chassis is hideous - were they expecting to appeal to 11 year olds?
Snips 4th June 2014, 10:24 Quote
I like the P380 Antec case.
Combatus 4th June 2014, 10:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie
That Deepcool chassis is hideous - were they expecting to appeal to 11 year olds?

Ha ha! I'd say funky rather than hideous ;) The Raijintek Metis looks gorgeous though, but not sure about airflow... Either way, looking forward to getting those two in the lab for testing :D
montymole 4th June 2014, 10:35 Quote
the Deepcool one is using the same oem internals as the Aerocool DS and the Xigmatek aquila i thought as much from the 1st glance the other day
montymole 4th June 2014, 10:38 Quote
The Metis looks very nice but as Combatus said its the lack or airflow but for small media pc hmmmm
Nexxo 4th June 2014, 10:44 Quote
None of the cases inspire me. They look hideously inelegant.
Corky42 4th June 2014, 10:46 Quote
The Deepcool case would be a nightmare to clean, i wouldn't fancy having to use cotton buds to clean in all the nooks and crannies.

I love the look of the Raijintek Metis, it would look right at home in the living room, or alongside some AV equipment, under the TV. There AIO cooler also looks great, along with being able to change fluids and top it up.
SchizoFrog 4th June 2014, 11:30 Quote
I am really interested in the direction Raijintek has taken with it's AIO. When thinking of water cooling (which is going to be what I use when I build a new system when high end Maxwell GPUs are launched) I have been caught between using an AIO and trying a full custom loop. I want the visuals of the custom loop but with the ease of an AIO, as such the Raijintek looks to tick all boxes. Maybe this will also force Corsair and others to do likewise. I know some have adapted current AIOs to use clear tubing and coloured coolant, but that is taking things in to your own hands and as an inexperienced water-cooler, it is more than I think is sensible for me to do.
vajoiner 4th June 2014, 11:42 Quote
on my personal keyboard rating system :) the aorus is the first keyboard to hit a speculative 9/10. so.. damn.. close.

+1 mechanical, +1 tenkeyless, +1 keeping numeric key functionality, +1 macros, +1 non overly aggressive styling, +1 optional wristpad, +1 headphone jack, +1 volume wheel, +1 of 2 backlit (+0 rgb and zones)
a 11/10 for me would be wireless/wired (phone jack and backlighting issues i suppose)

the second (i just saw) to make 9/10 is the corsair vengeance k95. missing tenkeyless
Impatience 4th June 2014, 11:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
I am really interested in the direction Raijintek has taken with it's AIO. When thinking of water cooling (which is going to be what I use when I build a new system when high end Maxwell GPUs are launched) I have been caught between using an AIO and trying a full custom loop. I want the visuals of the custom loop but with the ease of an AIO, as such the Raijintek looks to tick all boxes. Maybe this will also force Corsair and others to do likewise. I know some have adapted current AIOs to use clear tubing and coloured coolant, but that is taking things in to your own hands and as an inexperienced water-cooler, it is more than I think is sensible for me to do.

This. I'm using a modded H60 (clear tubing and mayhems pastel orange, to match my current build) AIO, but it's a big issue if you want anything else.. Because nothing is compatible with a custom loop! (For the record, the "new" square H60 uses 6mm tubing, which is impossible to find barbs or tubing for it would seem! )
Combatus 4th June 2014, 12:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Impatience
This. I'm using a modded H60 (clear tubing and mayhems pastel orange, to match my current build) AIO, but it's a big issue if you want anything else.. Because nothing is compatible with a custom loop! (For the record, the "new" square H60 uses 6mm tubing, which is impossible to find barbs or tubing for it would seem! )

I used 6/8mm tubing and compression fittings to mod an H60 a while back and added a bay reservoir

http://www.aquatuning.co.uk/index.php/cPath/50/XTCsid/6aavpt7jmni99kk9eaov9bge91
Impatience 4th June 2014, 12:23 Quote
@Combatus How did I not see that when I was looking for parts?! Ahh, it's labelled 8/6.. I was expecting a 6/8 like other sites I looked on! I dont get why they've labelled it as 8/6mm (6x1) though.. What's with the 6x1?
SchizoFrog 4th June 2014, 12:34 Quote
Maybe I'll hit the forum for advice/guide to modding a Corsair H100i with clear tubing, coloured coolant and possibly adding in a small res (res - mainly for aesthetics as I think res's look cool).
Combatus 4th June 2014, 12:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Impatience
@Combatus How did I not see that when I was looking for parts?! Ahh, it's labelled 8/6.. I was expecting a 6/8 like other sites I looked on! I dont get why they've labelled it as 8/6mm (6x1) though.. What's with the 6x1?

Have no idea what the 6x1 bit is - maybe internal diameter and wall or something! Definitely works though!
SchizoFrog 4th June 2014, 13:01 Quote
I think 6x1mm is the screw thread count. 6 rotations x 1mm spacing.
Almightyrastus 4th June 2014, 13:09 Quote
1mm is the standard pitch for an M6 thread
Harlequin 4th June 2014, 13:33 Quote
what is that bright yellow mess? steampunk? really? your having a giraffe
Guinevere 4th June 2014, 13:48 Quote
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an eye catching steam-punk theme

Do you even know what steam-punk is?

Since when does a high gloss "Boy Racer" of a case fit into the genre of anachronistic neo-victorian retro-futurism that is 'steam punk'.

You can define steampunk in many ways (Stick a cog on it !) but not like this.

(I don't think it's diesel punk either, but it's closer to that than steam-punk).
Spreadie 4th June 2014, 14:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
Do you even know what steam-punk is?

Since when does a high gloss "Boy Racer" of a case fit into the genre of anachronistic neo-victorian retro-futurism that is 'steam punk'.

You can define steampunk in many ways (Stick a cog on it !) but not like this.

(I don't think it's diesel punk either, but it's closer to that than steam-punk).

If the chassis roof and chimney funnels were finished in pseudo boiler plating it might be a little closer to the mark. I still think they took a nose dive out of the fugly tree though.
Harlequin 4th June 2014, 14:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie
If the chassis roof and chimney funnels were finished in pseudo boiler plating it might be a little closer to the mark. I still think they took a nose dive out of the fugly tree though.

http://www.gizmoscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/handcrafted-steampunk-case-mod4.jpg



^^ a steampunk case mod ;)
David164v8 4th June 2014, 14:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
I am really interested in the direction Raijintek has taken with it's AIO. When thinking of water cooling (which is going to be what I use when I build a new system when high end Maxwell GPUs are launched) I have been caught between using an AIO and trying a full custom loop. I want the visuals of the custom loop but with the ease of an AIO, as such the Raijintek looks to tick all boxes. Maybe this will also force Corsair and others to do likewise. I know some have adapted current AIOs to use clear tubing and coloured coolant, but that is taking things in to your own hands and as an inexperienced water-cooler, it is more than I think is sensible for me to do.

Do you know if it can be expanded to the graphics card like the Swifttech H220?
SchizoFrog 4th June 2014, 14:32 Quote
Personally I have no idea but Bit-Tech did mention that there are a lot of exciting things coming from them that they can't talk about right now, so maybe there is something. The reason I would still (at the moment) look to mod a Corsair AIO is because you can use their new cooling adapter (HG10) for that exact purpose.
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