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Hardware Akasa Omega

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 14 Aug 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Tejstar

    Tejstar What's a Dremel?

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    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.
     
  3. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    "Ah, how time flies when you’re buried up to your armpits in cutting edge tech."

    Alright for some...
     
  4. Hazchem

    Hazchem Minimodder

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    Seem's like a pretty sweet case, it's just a shame it's so hideous.
     
  5. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    It's a bit featureless, but i wouldn't call it hideous at any stretch.
     
  6. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    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
     
  7. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    Decent case...too bad so hard to find on this side of the pond.
     
  8. MajorTom

    MajorTom Minimodder

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    The cost of my next upgrade just went up by about £40 for four more fans.

    Looks like the mut's nuts though
     
  9. sl1xx

    sl1xx What's a Dremel?

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    ugly and over priced..
     
  10. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    How about this one:
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    or this one:
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    Same chassis, different look, and just under £100.

    It may seem expensive, but it really is worth it :p
     
  11. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    nice price, solid black, and the mod on the link u gave.... is pretty damn nice!
     
  12. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    could bit-tech slap a 120.2 rad up in the roof and take a picture, would be nice to see it!
     
  13. Zero_UK

    Zero_UK What's a Dremel?

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    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.
     
  14. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    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
     
  15. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    any suggestions on how to improve it?

    We thought about this, and there really wasn't much more we wanted from the Omega.
     
  16. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    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...
     
  17. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    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
     
  18. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    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.
     
  19. Cobalt

    Cobalt What's a Dremel?

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    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.
     
  20. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    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.
     
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