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Modding Phobya Case Design Competition - Final Voting Round

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 18 Apr 2011.

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Which is the best water-cooled case design?

Poll closed 2 May 2011.
  1. Proteus by mick64

    88 vote(s)
    36.8%
  2. Phobya Gladio by Razer2007

    29 vote(s)
    12.1%
  3. II by Roboduck

    29 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. Black Owl by SnowyOwl

    93 vote(s)
    38.9%
  1. Bakes

    Bakes New Member

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    I love Black Owl. It might not be the best for all around cooling - but for many (including myself) ultimate watercooling is not about taking the noisiest, most powerful cooling components and plugging them together (that's easy) - it's about making a quiet, subtle, powerful yet stylish system.
    Yes, it clearly used the G5 as a startpoint - but it's a completely different work now - and seems as though it would be phenomenal to work with and look at.

    My only thought is whether it would be the white or black version that would be produced. The white is far more striking.
     
  2. EddTheRed666

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    Ok so i read it again and what it says and what the case can deliver are two different things. Top mounted rad hmmm i don't see any ventilation holes to support this i thought these were finalised designs?
     
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    Mick has designed an outstanding case for H20 coolers. It combines 9/10 features that I want, and of course that is just my opinion.
    Great job Mick regardless of the outcome.
     
  4. bullseye

    bullseye Who dares wins

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    It does state a top mounted rad as a option, But going by pictures 3 and 4 the Hdd cage and the mobo clearence. may require the fans to be mounted on the outside off the lid.

    Sorry but I'm sticking with my previous post.
     
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  5. Dissident

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    Black owl offers no functionality that is particularly new or useful. I'm not saying it's a bad design, just not very useful for water-cooling. And yes there s that Apple similarity.
     
  6. pooper

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    The final four are all impressive for different reasons, but only one of them is truly brilliantly thought out for uber watercooling, i.e, is clearly distinguished by its superior functionality. As for its beauty, recent design trends (e.g., 800D, Magnum M8/M10, Fractals) underscore the growing appeal of exactly the minimalist elegance brilliantly accomplished in the Dominus and the Proteus in this competition. Unhappy to see the only real competition to the Proteus on combined functional and aesthetic grounds withdraw from the final round. These are all fabulous designs. One one I would actually *buy* however is the Proteus (or Dominus).
     
  7. Pikey

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    Voted for micks case by far the best watercooling case there.
     
  8. SnowyOwl

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    @EddTheRed666 & Bullsete

    I am happy to see you really took time to look and analyse before casting your vote. I wish you would have chosen my design but from your comments i see i should have shown more pics of the different possible layout. I wont post links or pics since it would be unfair but i will try to explain how it is possible.

    Let me begin by saying that the black version is a trim down version to illustrate the possibilities of color changing and clean design.

    For the top mount rad.. Like you can seeThe whithe one has fan mount and not the black one . The top mount set up i tested in 3D was a 2x140mm rad wich stops just short of the drive cage or a 3x120mm ultra slim (12mm thick fan + 30mmthickrad) arragements. Again i should have posted render of these.

    In the lower part the power supply is really a std. size PSU even if it looks small. There is also a 30mm space between the sheet metal part that you see behind the 3x140mm in the bottom section

    I hope it helps you see why this also a great water cooling case.

    Thanks to all the voters:thumb:
     
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    II by roboduck

    II by roboduck seems to be the most compact and practicle design. its also the coolest looking!
     
  10. dave99

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    I would buy the Black Owl tomorrow.
     
  11. Dragon770

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    i really like this one Proteus by mick64
     
  12. Luigi408

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    Thanks :)
     
  13. bullseye

    bullseye Who dares wins

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    Does Phobya sell a 30mm thick rad and 12mm thick fans?

    If you lost the handles and raised the case hight to match then I could see it working. But not in its present configuration.

    Your presentation is excellent and Im sorry I dont share your vision, but good luck with the competition.
     
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    Black Owl is my favorite
     
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    For me, both Proteus and Black Owl is great case. But if you want to do heavy watercooling, than Proteus is the winner. If you want medium watercooling setup plus great looks than Black Owl is the best.

    So it up to us to decide. If only I can vote..

    By the way, when will this voting ends and the winner is announce?

    Sorry for my bad English. Thanks.
     
  16. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    Voting ends on 2nd May 2011 at 08:48 (GMT)
     
  17. Suzuki

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    Proteus is superb,a real replacement for Corsair 800Dw. everibody i showed this case project was WOW.
    +1 from me for Proteus and nothing else.
     
  18. Artix

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    I hope that the case "Proteus by mick64 " will win , i like it very much .......mmm yeah
     
  19. richard3126

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    This look of black owl is very nice
     
  20. UrbanSmooth

    UrbanSmooth Surround Gamer

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    Proteus.

    Functionality over "style."
     
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