Published on 14th December 2010 by
Originally Posted by aLtikalLAN environments are full of people drinking coca cola and sweets, and the risk to getting your internals wet from a splash is very high with this sort of case...The only holes i want in my case should be fan intakes and outtakes.
Originally Posted by PhoenixlightI've read from other websites that with all the fans set to intake there's so much positive air pressure that dust doesn't stay in the case, can you confirm/deny this?
Originally Posted by tronVery cool sporty looking case.
WARNING: This case is not for the "P180" crowd.
This case contains everything that the extremely vocal "P180" case lovers dislike.
This is definitely not a bland boring P180-style case.
This case may have its faults here and there, but if there is one single case that is the epitome of the word "fun", then the Lanboy Air would be that case.
From my experience of this, those photos don't do it justice. It really is impressive to see it once you unbox it. It looks a bit like a transformer or lego set. It looks very futuristic. The whole of the top is a dark tinted glass panel with cool looking mesh pattern cut outs. During the dark, the "alien style" patterned lights that radiate through the mesh upon the wall and ceiling looks cool. This is more of a gamer case, for sure.
However, like others, I also question the suitability of taking a case like this to a LAN party. I would question the risk of accidental liquid splashes from others. Also, the biggest of insects (even rodents) can easily get in and cause problems. Also, someone could drop a coin and it could somehow manage to kiss goodbye to the exposed motherboard rear and short it out. Also, how easy it is for people to play around with the case's thumbscrews. Now, although this is a fun case, it can indeed induce many negative thoughts.
Regarding dust, it doesn't get as dusty as many people would expect. This is due to the fact that in a regular enclosed case, the dust that is pulled into the case easily settles. In the Lanboy Air, that dust isn't "trapped" in the case, but can easily flow back out of the open air case. Dust can't even settle on the bottom of the Lanboy Air, due to its fully meshed floor. However, the mesh panel over the graphics card gets quite dusty on the outside.
This is one of the most innovative case designs out there, but not perfect. The review explains some of the flaws.
I would be more interested to see an update to the Antec 1200 (forget the silly looking Darkfleet), or to see what a future next release of Lanboy Air will look like. Antec may even have to consider reducing the amount of mesh on it. If the LanBoy Air does not cool as well as an Antec 1200, then that means most of the mesh is unnecessary, or even counterproductive. Also, for people like me who like to see their components via a side window, there may be a slight disappointment with the Lanboy Air. I mean that even though it is all meshed, it is not that easy to actually "see" the components you are staring at compared to cases with a window.
Originally Posted by Articleeven placing the PSU into the room(You mean roof, no?) mount doesn't allow you to use the two 120mm fan mounts in the roof internally.
Despite all these fans and fan mounts, the LanBoy lacks any sort of dust filtering. This means that there’s nothing to prevent dust, fluff and insects getting into the LanBoy and your precious hardware. Of course, dust filtering a predominantly mesh case would have been very difficult, but its still a valid criticism of a genuine flaw.
Originally Posted by Invectusis this a case a construction work site?
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