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Cases Oh wow.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Vault-Tec, 31 Mar 2017.

  1. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/lp/bitfenix-portal.html

    Very, very rare that I get "wowed" by a case these days but that thing looks stunning.

    I just wonder about the actual quality, because BF have made some stunning looking cases over the years, only for them to literally fall apart in your hands when you get one.

    It is beautiful though.
     
  2. FatalSyntaxError

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    Interesting looking case, reminds me of an IBM aptiva case in reverse where the actual internal cage slides out from the shell rather than the shell sliding off the internal case.

    My immediate question though is the cooling or the apparent lack of. If all the intake air has to go through solely those mesh corners I can see things getting toasty inside!
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Must admit it looks a bit plastic-y... and i share FatalSynaxError's concerns about airflow.

    ...it also looks bugger all like the PCs from Portal

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Presumably 'cos it's supposed to look like the turrets from Portal:

    [​IMG]

    ...which it also fails at.
     
  5. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Jeez that looks like it'd choke to death. Needs some speed holes.
     
  6. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    I can get over the plasticy appearance, I've had enough NZXT and BitFenix cases to get used to that now. There's few things I don't like about that case that'd prevent me buying one though...

    There doesn't appear to be a filter in the bottom of the case (hopefully a video review will clarify that).
    The legs stick out too much from the actual case for my tastes, it makes it need a wider space than it should.
    Those I/O sockets on the right side would be an issue for me as my cases usually sit on the right of my desk so they'd be hard to access.
    For a £100+ case I'd want a minimum of one Type-C USB port included in addition to those two USB 3.0 ports.

    Kudos to BitFenix for experimenting with designs though.
     
  7. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Looks like a paper shredder
     
  8. Metaporic

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    Interesting design, I'd love to see it in person. I agree about it looking plastically but it still looks good from the shots. My first thought before I even saw the name (I just clicked on the link) was it reminded me of something from portal, so it's got the aesthetic, even if it's only a nod to the series rather than replica of anything in particular. Shame about the price.
     
  9. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    There's a review out somewhere. Guru3d maybe. Basically performs well, but it's huge for an ITX case. Don't really see the point if your paying more for a small motherboard/psu etc
     
  10. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Guru3D, also Tom's Hardware and others

    EDIT: So according to the Tom's Hardware review, it looks lie it was intended to acommodate 2 80mm fans at the back, but in reality you can only fit one... which seems a bit daft.
     
  11. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Interesting...

    When I clicked on Vault-tec's link I got a message from overclockers saying "This content not available on mobile devices". That's a first.
     
  12. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    Yup and when you choose the full site option you still get nothing lol
     

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