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stonedsurd 22nd November 2010, 09:39 Quote
Do NOT want. Exterior's too messy.
perplekks45 22nd November 2010, 09:53 Quote
I liked it. I really did. Then I saw the price tag.

WTF?!
exexs 22nd November 2010, 10:22 Quote
So Silverstone really think ppl are stupid?! A case that expensive with the exterior that ugly.. it is pure madness! But not the madness I like...
jrs77 22nd November 2010, 10:24 Quote
Too big, annoying trend of upside facing motherboard-tray, awkward holes for the fans in the side-panels (the two in the middle!).

2mm anodized aluminum is nice tho.
M7ck 22nd November 2010, 10:31 Quote
I like it.

I don't like the price.
Spreadie 22nd November 2010, 10:33 Quote
Nice case. Looks extremely well built and I like the upwards facing motherboard tray, although I'd ask if airflow is that important in a case designed to let you watercool everything.

Then we get to the price. They can "eff right off", no way I'd pay anything like that; I don't care how nice it is.

I'll let some muppets with more money than sense buy them, and then see if I can blag a cheap TJ07 off one of them. ;)
bulldogjeff 22nd November 2010, 10:39 Quote
I was reading thorough this and thinking , oh yeah very nice, then I got to the bit about the price. I know it's extremely well built but for that amount I can't see to many people rushing out to buy one. Oh well, something else to go on my list for Santa.
wuyanxu 22nd November 2010, 10:44 Quote
that's a great case, love that they've pulled out good features of FT02 and put it into TJ cases. will no doubt performe.

styling isn't for everyone, but i personally can't see any way around the two holes for motherboard area intake.
SlowMotionSuicide 22nd November 2010, 10:50 Quote
Too cluttered, and I don't like the cheapo b-class sci-fi flick feel it has about it. Totally lacks the simplistic style and elegance Silverstone cases usually have.

And the price tag is frankly ridiculous, I can't see anything that would elevate it above TJ-07, 800D and a few select LiLi cases at 300€ mark.
bogie170 22nd November 2010, 10:51 Quote
Still no case can touch my Antec Mirrored P182SE

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/Antec%20P182SE/conclusion.php
mav2000 22nd November 2010, 11:11 Quote
No thank you. Not for that price and certainly not for that design. I dont care if it can fit 10 rads, but that just makes no sense to me. Its like having a server room.
rickysio 22nd November 2010, 11:12 Quote
No thank you, RV03 for me.
xMathiasD 22nd November 2010, 11:26 Quote
im in love! gotta get me one of them..
[USRF]Obiwan 22nd November 2010, 11:37 Quote
I do not like like large cases anymore (i have a LILI PC70 bought in 2002) and its f***ng huge. I want to go smaller but not have yet seen a single 'smaller' case since then, what can hold some rads without cutting the whole case in pieces.
Gryphon 22nd November 2010, 11:37 Quote
Price aside, this case looks amazing - until those holes in the side panel. Why can't it use the vents in the bottom section to supply the airflow? I don't mind taking the side off to clean the filters (that reminds me - its been a while).

The front and top look amazing.
Jack_Pepsi 22nd November 2010, 11:46 Quote
Sigh!

What could have been a gorgeous case isn't. Shame.
IanW 22nd November 2010, 12:09 Quote
9 5.25" external bays? WHY? :(
Who uses more than 1 or 2 optical drives these days?
Bindibadgi 22nd November 2010, 12:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by IanW
9 5.25" external bays? WHY? :(
Who uses more than 1 or 2 optical drives these days?

WC reservoirs and extra hard drive mounting. The bottom hard drive bays can be moved into the 5.25" area - it's actually more flexible in some respects, but yes, completely filled it would look like a dogs dinner.
ev1lm1nd666 22nd November 2010, 12:56 Quote
It's definitely on my "lottery win" list. I'm already looking at the modding potential, I love the look of the case, just wondering if it'll make an appearance in the next batman movie lol. Reckon theres gonna be a few nice mods based on this soon!
DragunovHUN 22nd November 2010, 13:02 Quote
Right side panel ruins it.
Grimloon 22nd November 2010, 13:14 Quote
I kind of like the case styling but I'm not 100% sure about it, something just seems a little bit off, you know? The feature list would be enough for me to put up with it but the price is a deal breaker
Woodspoon 22nd November 2010, 13:47 Quote
Hmmm a good case with some excellent features, not sure about the mainboard tray allignment or those fans inside.
Dont think it will replace the TJ07 as the WC daddy either, because there's no real advantage over it, a 120x4 will fit in a TJ07 with out a problem too and is a lot cheaper, wont be changing mine for one anyway.
Good but not good enough.
mrbens 22nd November 2010, 13:48 Quote
Can't wait to see some nice UV / LED liquid cooled systems in this new case. I love my TJ07B. :)
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Originally Posted by bogie170
Still no case can touch my Antec Mirrored P182SE

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/Antec%20P182SE/conclusion.php

That is pretty: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/Antec%20P182SE/pictures/8small.jpg
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Originally Posted by IanW
9 5.25" external bays? WHY? :(
Who uses more than 1 or 2 optical drives these days?

I make use of all my 7 bays in my TJ07B. If you are watercooling you need to move the hard drives from the bottom chamber to fit a radiator down there so 5 of my hard drives take up 4 bottom bays (4 drives in a SilverStone fan bay converter in pic below and 1 using antivibration mount in it's own bay above), then above those are Scythe LCD fan controller, then bay reservoir, and finally DVDR in the top slot.

http://static.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/537562-a.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs022.snc3/10941_177180626879_509296879_2801413_5791553_n.jpg
xXSebaSXx 22nd November 2010, 15:36 Quote
Yep... I find it quite beautiful, but at $700 I'll get a TJ07 and be well on my way to getting the rest of my WCing gear with the money saved...
Still; If I ever come into a large chunk of cash... There will be one of these sitting pretty in my office.
zr_ox 22nd November 2010, 16:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by DragunovHUN
Right side panel ruins it.

Yes it does, otherwise it looks good, but not as good as the TJ07 which is just a tragedy to be honest!

It really is amazing that none of the manufacturers have taken a note from the design book of Mick64's mockup over at Xtremesystems. Dual radiator zones, multiple HDD bay mounting options, PSU mounting options, IO input, pwr & rst button mounting options, reservioir mounting options...the list goes on!

Mick has simply taken all of the input from anyone with something constructive to add and created something which can almost undeniably be called the ultimate case.

Hope he wins the case design competition!
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