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  • Zepper - Monday, November 29, 2004 - link

    Clear cases are only for store and show displays - they have little or no EMI/RFI containment/rejection.
    .bh.
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  • The Beave - Sunday, November 07, 2004 - link

    #7, I agree. And who reviews a UV reflective case and doesn't shine a UV light on it to see how it looks? I don't care if the manufacturer didn't include one, it's the main reason anyone would buy this case in the fist place, and the reviewer didn't even try to do it. One of the worst hardware reviews I've EVER read. Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    WooDaddy: Dont forget Lian Li either.

    Kristopher
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  • SMT - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    That's gotta be the most impractical case design ever. This case is to computers what the Peavey Dan Armstrong is to guitars. Reply
  • stephenbrooks - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    Well... This case is clearly for novelty value and is probably not designed with competing with the best technically spec'd metal cases in mind. I think it achieves what it's supposed to do pretty well - kind of a cross between a PC and a lavalamp-like glowy room oddity. Reply
  • Slik - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    meh, I don't like where the fans are placed on this case; but Acrylic cases in general are great looking if you set them up properly.
    I also wouldn't expect an acrylic case to crack on you, If you manage to crack it then you're already handling your computer case way too rough.
    Its a matter of personal preference, like steel and aluminum there are good looking cases and ugly cases; This being one of those ugly cases. :)
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  • LoneWolf15 - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    The side fan design is simply horrible. It maximizes cable clutter, for one. Mounting two side fans in the middle? It doesn't take an engineer to understand that it would make a lot more sense to put one fan over the CPU area where it gets hottest, and one fan in a top blowhole as hot air rises to the top of the case. Routing cables for these would also be far cleaner. Logisys also had enough space to make front and rear 120mm fan mounts, and blew it. Just as much airflow with less noise, and less power consumption. Reply
  • michael2k - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    #5
    But if Macs were half as good as PCs, Apple would have to lower their prices accordingly :P
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  • WooDaddy - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    #1 Agreed...

    It looks like the only company to really come out with Apple like designs is SilverstoneTek. We should make a thread tracking the coolest (not by temperature) cases that break the norm for PC cases... including the demon/transformer/car looking cases. I'm a 28 dude and I don't want my case looking like a fisher-price, mattel reject.
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  • bldckstark - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    Jeez. Leave the mechanical design to the mechanical guys. I am almost positive that the reason they have 10 screws in the panel is to minimize thermal distortion of the acrylic at operating temps. If they had used 4, you would have complained about the gaps and warpage (and EMI leakage) that occurred every time the case heated up. Also, no one wants to use the red washers I agree, but the washers are there to minimize the probability of cracking and to help with vibration and sound issues. These are all valid reasons NOT to buy an acrylic case, but not reasons to rip on them either. I've seen better $35 cases than this one. Reply
  • diehlr - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    UGLY. Reply
  • Shinei - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    Now, if only Macs were half as good as PCs... ;)
    I do agree that the G5 cases are dead sexy, though, and I'm curious why someone hasn't gotten the bright idea of putting out that A(B)TX case style (like the Temjins) with a G5-style case... Amazing cooling + hot looks + huge case == winner.
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  • Orchid001 - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    #1 I agree there are a lot of very bad pc cases out there (A lot do look like they are designed for/by 16 yr old metal fans), there are some exceptions, I have a shuttle case myself which I think looks great. PC case designers could take a leaf out of Apples book. Reply
  • SMT - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    #1 - Um, Shuttle? Reply
  • Avalon - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    Acrylic cases are so funny looking that I almost wish I had one...almost :P Reply
  • Locut0s - Friday, November 05, 2004 - link

    Others have said it before but I'll say it again.
    What ever happened to the concepts of sleekness, style, and form? It seems like most of the case makers have hired 16 year old tone deaf heavy metal freaks. "Oh you know what would be cool man?! Make it transparent and glowy and shit!" or "Make it look like a transformer!". Whatever you may think of Apple (and I myself am NOT an apple guy) you have to admit they are one of the few remaining bastions of style and taste left. Where are the PC cases for the rest of us?
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  • breakfastninja - Monday, May 03, 2010 - link

    I just wanna say that I own a CS888CL and it only has three 80mm fans, not five. I actually cut a hole in the top of mine for a 120mm and dropped my system temps by 6 degrees. Reply

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