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Akasa Omega

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Tejstar 14th August 2008, 11:11 Quote
Excellent review. I'm looking for a case around the £100 mark soon and may just have to stretch the budget for this!

My only issue with the case is the irremovable and irreversible door. I keep my case to the right of me which would make this door a bit of hassle. I was really hoping they would have at least made it reversible.
Timmy_the_tortoise 14th August 2008, 12:25 Quote
"Ah, how time flies when you’re buried up to your armpits in cutting edge tech."

Alright for some...
Hazchem 14th August 2008, 12:59 Quote
Seem's like a pretty sweet case, it's just a shame it's so hideous.
Baz 14th August 2008, 13:15 Quote
It's a bit featureless, but i wouldn't call it hideous at any stretch.
Stickeh 14th August 2008, 13:42 Quote
Best cases, ever.

It may just be a different side panel and front, but the mirage chassis is one of the best, easy to work in, big and spacious, you cant really ask for much more!

Least its not packed with gimmics, just a massive removeable motherboard tray and LOADS of space. I allways put my new builds into my mirage, its my favourite case :D
SPQQKY 14th August 2008, 13:53 Quote
Decent case...too bad so hard to find on this side of the pond.
MajorTom 14th August 2008, 14:05 Quote
The cost of my next upgrade just went up by about £40 for four more fans.

Looks like the mut's nuts though
sl1xx 14th August 2008, 14:23 Quote
ugly and over priced..
Stickeh 14th August 2008, 14:31 Quote
How about this one:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/pimg/CA-017-AK_400.jpg

or this one:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/pimg/CA-005-AK_400.jpg

Same chassis, different look, and just under £100.

It may seem expensive, but it really is worth it :P
Redbeaver 14th August 2008, 14:32 Quote
nice price, solid black, and the mod on the link u gave.... is pretty damn nice!
Burnout21 14th August 2008, 14:33 Quote
could bit-tech slap a 120.2 rad up in the roof and take a picture, would be nice to see it!
Zero_UK 14th August 2008, 15:01 Quote
Nice review, case looks very promising with nice cooling. Personally not for me as I'm more of an aggressive case fan. But heck, it still caught my attention.
yakyb 14th August 2008, 15:07 Quote
yeah same fundamental design as the eclipse of 6 years ago

would be nice to see them use the same idea but go somewhere else with it rather than sticka new front cover on it
Baz 14th August 2008, 15:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb
yeah same fundamental design as the eclipse of 6 years ago

would be nice to see them use the same idea but go somewhere else with it rather than sticka new front cover on it

any suggestions on how to improve it?

We thought about this, and there really wasn't much more we wanted from the Omega.
ChaosDefinesOrder 14th August 2008, 18:00 Quote
Quick question, what's the black plastic bit attached to the motherboard tray? Looks like some sort of large graphics card support, but it looks too far away from the back of the case for that...
Stickeh 14th August 2008, 18:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChaosDefinesOrder
Quick question, what's the black plastic bit attached to the motherboard tray? Looks like some sort of large graphics card support, but it looks too far away from the back of the case for that...

With the size of graphics cards these days?

Its to organise cables coming from the front of the case or from the drive bays, stick em through that to tidy it up a little :P
zr_ox 14th August 2008, 20:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChaosDefinesOrder
Quick question, what's the black plastic bit attached to the motherboard tray? Looks like some sort of large graphics card support, but it looks too far away from the back of the case for that...

Thats used for routing cables from the front of the case to the motherboard tray. Surprisingly simple but very effective.

Having owned the Eclipse and loving the case I was dissapointed by the Mirage since there was little new. Glad howeer to see them tweaking his where necessary in the cooling department.
Cobalt 14th August 2008, 23:21 Quote
I like the looks. Modders canvas and all that. I've got an idea for a sweet laser engraving + paint design that this case looks prefect for (and I love my eclipse so its a no brainer really)

Internal design is a dream to work with. Akasa, Lan Li and Cooler master are the only case makers I trust and Akasa consistently proves itself to be the best. Its a shame Lan Li have gone a bit gimmicky with their more recent designs otherwise they might be topping my list.
notatoad 15th August 2008, 01:41 Quote
does anybody know if there are any canadian stores that sell akasa cases? i'm in the market for a new case, and these look sweet.
[USRF]Obiwan 15th August 2008, 12:41 Quote
Hmmz.... still got door, no space for rads. Still think the cosmos-s is the best to have..
ParaHelix.org 16th August 2008, 17:24 Quote
The case design makes it look 10 years old.
zr_ox 17th August 2008, 10:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by [USRF]Obiwan
no space for rads

The top vent is ready to accept any of the current 240mm rads.
tonschk 26th August 2008, 07:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by ParaHelix.org
The case design makes it look 10 years old.

In my mind was exact the same idea , ACASA dont want to make more modern looking cases
Apocalypso 3rd September 2008, 12:03 Quote
I'm looking to replace my CM Stacker 830, it's too big and too noisy with all the fans and the mesh grills plus it gets full of dust and whatnot.

In terms of cooling and noise would this be a good choice to replace it with?
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