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Hardware Cooltek Antiphon Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 17 Jun 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    Any case that follows the design aesthetics of the Fractal R4 is OK in my book.

    ..less is more.
     
  3. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Shame about the fans, looks like a pretty reasonable (great value) case besides that.
     
  4. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    For those that don't know, Cooltek = Nanoxia - they are both the same company. Cooltek is the more price orientated part of the brand.

    So, no great surprise on the aesthetics and design. I like it!
     
  5. Somer_Himpson

    Somer_Himpson New Member

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    Since going mini-itx recently from a lifetime of bigger and bigger builds, cases this size and bigger just become more and more pointless in my eyes.
     
  6. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    I must have missed it, did you mention what's the maximum cooler height to go into this case?

    Removable drive cages would help a lot, and they'd be better off offering the cage without fans. I like the concept though, but buying it and then replacing all the fans is a bit pointless.

    Not for silenced cases for hot components. They need internal air-volume.
    There's a reason there are hardly any silenced ITX cases out there.
     
  7. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Happy New Ye- MELTDOWN!! Staff Administrator

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    It's hidden away in the specs list - 160mm is the max cooler clearance, and indeed our 153mm tall Tranquillo was fine.
     
  8. Somer_Himpson

    Somer_Himpson New Member

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    I have a water cooled CPU and a v.quiet graphics card and at stock speeds, it is near silent.

    I always game with my headphones on, so for me the sound increase gaming under load is not an issue.
    T-20 Speakers for music.
    Free your mind.
     
  9. Xir

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    Thx!
     
  10. leslie

    leslie Just me!

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    I disagree, smaller cases can better direct the airflow to be more efficient.

    It's not about how much air volume you have or can push, it's how much air you get over your heat sinks that matter. Everything else is just wasted.
     
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