Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 26 Feb 2020.
£300 for half a case?
£300 for half a case, a 140mm AIO water cooler, a 650W PSU & a PCIe riser.
~£75 for a 140mm AIO, ~£100 for a SFX PSU. That's still £125 for a case that doesn't support any additional fans... The AIO seems to be set up as an exhaust - I presume that they're hoping that the case is sufficiently holey to allow for air intake. Also the GPU seems to get its air by just being jammed up against the side panel. It does look cool but I wonder if this is just one innovation too far?
All things considered I think I would spend the money on a Lian Li TU150, a Noctua 120mm air cooler (it fits, just about) and SFX supply of choice. This is smaller and prettier but that's too many compromises to airflow and dust ingress for me.
I'd noticed that too. I presume they've chosen to leave out any form of dust filters as all the air intake is just passive. I really don't think I could bring myself to run a system with no dust filters any more.
Seems I missed the part about the items bundled with the case but, like GeorgeK, I will not buy a case with no dust filters.
the TU150 is a cracking case and what I would go with if i wasn't building a case. In fact it uses a near identical layout and was announced after my design.
This case is a full 10L smaller than the TU150, the two are not really comparable.
Compared to cases in this size range (e.g. Ncase M1) the price is pretty good including the PSU and AIO. Build quality is likely lower due to the needs of volume manufacture, but as a simpler and low(er)-priced entry option to actually small cases you could do a LOT worse. Case fans are a compensation for either having a case so oversized it forms air recirculation paths inside, or your individual components not having the right sized fan on them in the first place. The former does not apply for compact cases, and for the altter it makes more sense to just replace the underpowered fan with the correct fan in the first place rather than adding an extra fan to try and force more air flow through your inadequate and redundant fan.
So cool! It’s a strange form factor that I’d love to try
for me the price is fair, nzxt quality is guaranteed, a good psu and a liquid cooler, seems fair to me
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