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Hardware Antec Dark Fleet Case Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 22 Jul 2010.

  1. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I want a P180 the size of the Antec 1200. Or better yet, bigger. Triple rad in the roof, lots of dust filters in the intakes... and a blank slate external.
     
  2. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I want the Corsair 600T.

    ;) ;)
     
  3. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    makes my HAF922 look like a supermodel
     
  4. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    Really, I love this case. It's so easily the case I want on my desktop. It's an ugly mofo but that's the charm!
     
  5. shoxicwaste

    shoxicwaste Minimodder

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    Its the insides that count - well **** that...
     
  6. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    Fixed.
     
  7. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    Really Uggglyyy....
     
  8. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger What's a Dremel?

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    A thing of Beauty!
     
  9. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Not "high end", "gaming" is the word you're looking for. Some people actually find styling like this attractive. For the rest of us (with eyes, basically) there are still sleek cases from LiLi, Silverstone, CM, etc. Too bad Antec just refuses to make proper high-end cases. Overall the styling has gone down hill ever since the P180, and even that was partly designed by the guys over at SPCR.

    Shame.
     
  10. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Loving some of these comments. It's definitely a fugly case. Ripe for a sensible-fronted mod imo.
     
  11. Apocalypso

    Apocalypso Fully armed and operational.

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    Absolutely mental, what on earth were they thinking when they created this monstrosity?

    More P180 style cases please Mr Antec.
     
  12. Boscoe

    Boscoe Electronics extraordinaire.

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    Why is it half the price in the US?
     
  13. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Lover of bit-tech Super Moderator

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    Our bad - there are actually three different models in the Dark Fleet series and we linked to one of the cheaper ones. This one is the DF-85, the biggest, most expensive one which actually retails for $173.99
     
  14. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    Tbh I didn't read the review because as soon as I saw the case I knew there was no chance I'd ever buy it ever so why bother, and I have quite a radical taste, I like the antec 1200, the HAF 922 (though the 932 is hideous) and even the Xaser VI :eek: but this isn't even radical is just plain ugly
     
  15. bladesavage

    bladesavage What's a Dremel?

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    It looks like those animal cages in some zoo. Cooling performance is great though. I think aesthetics and practicality rarely go hand in hand
     
  16. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    Is the side panel the same as in the 1200?
    I wounder if i could buy the clear bit to replace the mesh in my 1200?
     
  17. Ficky Pucker

    Ficky Pucker I

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    dear god, whats wrong with antec ? are they making them so ugly on purpose ?
     
  18. Pandora92

    Pandora92 What's a Dremel?

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    Am I the only one who actually LIKES how it looks? Guess it's just me lol, oh well.

    Looks are a personal thing I guess, and since it is such a good case for cooling and the looks don't put me off in the slightest I shall definitely be buying one when my wages come in next week (my case is currently some sort of hybrid NASA oven capable of cooking a chicken in under 2 minutes, so I need to replace it anyway).
     
  19. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    If it wasn't for the 932's cooling and space, I would've gotten rid of it in a heartbeat.

    Not to mention the ATCS840 was out of stock that day. :( This case is just...well hideous, Antec should hire some Aston Martin designers.
     
  20. Necrow

    Necrow Minimodder

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    Terrible looking case, all cheap plastic especially around the power and reset buttons. My old P182 was one of the most beautiful cases I'v ever had with the gun metal black, however this thing is probably fine for those who will put the case under a desck never to be seen again, but not in full view on your desk.
    If I was in the market for a large black case I'd go for the HAF or save another while and go for the enormous 800D.
     
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