Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 21 Nov 2006.
Looks like a cheap equivalent to a coolermaster tbh
I like the idea of the key tray thing...but thats about it, all that mesh must bean the insides must get just a little bit dusty after a few weeks of use /
a very good review.
XS said basically the same thing. Id save up and have an 830 if i wanted the best air-cooled case, or for the same price get a P180.
What a funny looking case Lian li all the way
I'd rather have screws for my PCI cards than a screwless solution, TBH. I have yet to see a screwless system that holds the cards as securely as the old-fasioned screw does, and is as easy to install. Besides, you can't install these in a case with a screwless system, and they're basically a must-have for me.
(edit: It was a great review of a rather boring case. I love your case reviews, they're some of the best I've seen on the internet.)
The pin headers are a good idea, not a bad one - the last two cases I built had compatibility problems with the power and power LED front-panel connectors which woudl have been solved by this.
But jeez, you'd have thought we'd have been able to standardise this particularly basic issue by now, and just have one monolithic connector.
A pretty good review, there. However, I'll second Techno-Dann in that I like to lock down any expansion cards with screws. Maybe it's just one of those "old-fashioned" moments, but I prefer the peace of mind in knowing that any expansion cards are locked down nice and tight. Plus, I'm not one to change hardware so often as to get annoying. Once my graphics card is installed it's good for at least a year, so exchanging hardware is not an issue. Now, having to take apart half the case in order to install a graphics card? No thanks.
Nevertheless, it was a good review.
I'm with supermonkey and Techno-Dann on this one - I much prefer the peace of mind offered by threaded bits of metal to the convenience of "flimsy" plastic. Oh, and BTW, that cardkeeper looks amazing.. i think I shall have to sort myself out a few of them.
I like the look of the case, and I think that it could look really nice with a bit of modding. However, I am put off by the small size, drive cage and the lack of removable mobo tray. Overall, I am quite surprised this is an Antec case... I though the produced good cases.
I'm with supermonkey, Techno-Dann and eddtox on this one. screws and thumb screws all the way for me
G80, OCZ PC2-9200 FlexXLC..... HOT HOT HOT!!!!!!!
More interesting than the case review is actually the motherboard you installed!
Is that not a 680i from eVGA? When is that being reviewed?
My last few builds have been in Micro-ATX cases where screws & complex assembly are part of practically every case. I have a test bench to build & test the systems before I put them into a case - once there it's usually about a year before I make hardware changes. I'd actually be interested in a M-ATX version of this case (with a few changes)
Seconded (for the hundredth time)
& Hey, I was about to post that.
hahaha what a shockingly bad design, im well happy with my mirage 62
You can read about some of the fun we've been having here: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=124086
At the moment, it's not stable enough for long enough to run all of the games we test with, we've had it looping 3DMark just fine, but most of our other testing has been nothing more than a headache. I'm waiting for a wonderBIOS right now.
the case is butt ugly... and it looks like it can be used as a hoovercraft.... =/ this needs dremel...
Looks umm interesting
A cut down lower quality stacker to be honest
How do you figure that it can't be watercooled? a PA160 or good quality 'core can be fit under the 200mm fan, as well as a 120.2 on the front panel with a custom honeycomb cover. The pump (a DDC) could easily be bolted to the bottom of the 'core, and the res (swiftech micro, obviously) can be stowed somewhere.
Every time I see an at best very average case like this I get the urge to pimp the eclipse at least till Bit-tech eventually review it for themselves :hint hint:
Looks like an oversized tape recorder.
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