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  • djshortsleeve - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    Another ugly case... Reply
  • piroroadkill - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    I don't know, ever since I saw the Cougar Challenger, I think my idea of an ugly case has been re-calibrated. That's an ugly case. This is merely a bit tacky. Reply
  • AravindA84 - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    I'm going to have to agree with piroroadkill
    "I don't know, ever since I saw the Cougar Challenger, I think my idea of an ugly case has been re-calibrated. That's an ugly case. This is merely a bit tacky."

    The Throne looks pretty baller imo, especially when it's modded. It lends well to liquid cooling because of all the space, and well, it has the potential to be... as i stated before... baller.
  • Voo - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    If you have to use a word that I have to look up on urbandictionary to describe a case it's probably a bad sign.

    I really don't know why half the enthusiast cases look like they were designed by adolescent boys :(
  • szimm - Monday, August 05, 2013 - link

    It looks like it was designed by a team of 13-year-old boys who just watched Transformers for the first time. Reply
  • BryanDobbins - Saturday, August 17, 2013 - link

    my neighbor's mom makes $72/hour on the internet. She has been unemployed for 7 months but last month her pay check was $19114 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on this web site... Reply
  • abrowne1993 - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    Kind of looks like a Silverstone Raven rip-off. Reply
  • SergeyN - Saturday, August 03, 2013 - link

    +1 Reply
  • JDG1980 - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    You mentioned the Raven RV04, but SilverStone has had the Fortress FT04 on sale for a couple weeks now, which has a very similar layout but should offer lower noise (with acoustic padding) and better fit and finish. Any chance we'll be seeing a review on that soon? Reply
  • SergeyN - Saturday, August 03, 2013 - link

    I want SilverStone FT04 review too! Reply
  • MiLuong - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    Ohh! I saw this case's debut at PAX, and it's actually really a cool case. It's very large, and offers plenty of room for a sweet liquid cooled system. They had it modded, and it looked slick. Even without liquid cooling, there is plenty of air circulation space in the Throne case - room for multiple graphics cards, plenty of power, good cable management, etc. Un-modded, I still think the design is sleek, but I guess that is all a matter of preference - some say it's ugly, some like it... opinion. Anyhow, great gaming case.

    As the article mentions, dust will be an issue with just about ANY case, and so it's up to the user to keep that clean. I've found it's a pretty simple case to blow out on occasion, and keep the dust down, but, like I said ~ ANY case is going to get dust.

    Good Article. Thanks.
  • Spydermag68 - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    I just cannot get past the look of the front of the case. It just screams don't buy me. Reply
  • Bonesdad - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    Looks kinda Cylon to me..."Don't Buy Me!!!" your command. Reply
  • Subyman - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    I don't understand the market position. For people that need this large of a case for E-ATX, quad sli, with water-cooling, and so forth, they are already spending $3K+ on gear, so why save $50-100 on a case? It would be good for that anyway though, since it only supports one 280mm radiator. I see most people that purchase this case being the type that buy the biggest there is to put a standard ATX motherboard and one GPU in it, but bigger is better right? Reply
  • glugglug - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    I'm thinking of getting a case like this for my next build because it is going to have a slew of drives for use as a whole-home DVR. I'm thinking 4x4TB drives to start with (8TB storage with mirroring), plus boot SSD + blu-ray + SD card reader = half those drive bays filled immediately, good to have room to expand. Reply
  • Grok42 - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    Why would you want your main box to be your storage box? Build a dedicated server for file storage. Reply
  • ZPrime - Saturday, August 03, 2013 - link

    You really don't need 8TB of storage for WHDVR unless you are basically recording everything on TV. I have a 3TB mirror (using a pair of WD Red) and Media Center tells me that using *most* of that 3TB (I think I have it leaving a few GB free), it's over 300 hours *of HD*.

    Unless you are just saving the crap forever... but at that point, you can move it off to a NAS, which you can keep in the basement/closet/other room, where heat and noise don't matter. For HTPC, the sweet spot is a smaller system that is as quiet as you can get it. I'm using a Silverstone Grandia GD06 -- similar to the GD05 that Anandtech reviewed, but it has hotswap SATA bays in the front which make replacement of a failed drive from your mirror MUCH easier (the Grandias are a pain in the ass to work in otherwise). This way if I lose a drive, I RMA it and insert the replacement without any downtime to the machine.
  • Grok42 - Sunday, August 04, 2013 - link

    I personally have almost 1TB of just music and audio books. I have kids and you wouldn't believe how much just their movies take up and they watch them dozens of times per year. Most of the stuff I own are DVDs I ripped into ISO format. All in all I'm using about 4.5TB on my media server. That said, I'm with you that too many people save too much junk they will never watch again. Most of my non-kid stuff is old rips from media I wanted to throw in the attic and I don't watch it much if ever.

    NONE of this is in my living room. I can't imagine why I would want it there. I also don't want it generating heat in any of the boxes I use daily. I put all of that on my house server in the closet that also handles SVN, FTP, HTTP and other duties. I have gigabit networking to most rooms but my main TV can't have a wire run. I use a wireless N bridge that has never had issues other than a slight ~3 second buffering when playing a video. I recently upgraded to AC and it is unbelievably good.

    Again, why would anyone that has a ton of video/audio want to store this on their main workstation? I built my server new for less than $400 + HDs. Most have a basic system they could use for basically free.
  • piroroadkill - Saturday, August 03, 2013 - link

    World's most hideous DVR.
    If I needed that many drives in the machine next to my TV, Fractal Design Define Mini, maybe, but even that is too big. This thing? A godawful, open mesh, noisy beast. God no.
  • mwildtech - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    Only in Texas.. and well... yeah.. Reply
  • DanNeely - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    A case like this makes tri-SLI on an ATX board easier too; it's not just EATX builds that benefit. If you get a board with x16 slots at positions 1, 4, and 7, you've got an empty slot between each pair of cards to improve airflow and cooling. While there are atx cases with an 8th slot cover to let you do the same, most of them will push the bottom card up against the PSU obstructing it.

    I don't think this case is in play for significant water cooling at all. There doesn't appear to be enough clearance between the mobo and the top fans to fit a radiator, without dremeling out the 3.5" cage, you're not going to fit one in the front, and a larger PSU would obstruct the bottom fan mount. The giant door fan should help a lot if you're running multiple air cooled cards; which I think is where this is being targetted.
  • mwildtech - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    Doesn't look much different from the Thor, not bad overall. Reply
  • WhitneyLand - Saturday, August 03, 2013 - link

    Are these giant case articles less popular on AT nowadays? They seem so irrelevant and anachronistic.

    @Dustin: Love your writing and articles. This is not a criticism of an author.

    I know some people still want to read these, but what’s the big picture trend here with the AT audience?
  • ShieTar - Thursday, August 22, 2013 - link

    Personally, I tend to be most interested in the two extreme options: The Mini-ITX on the one hand, for Media-Player solutions or just On-the-Desk-Systems for friends who need very little computing power. And on the other hand the very big towers, for my own gaming system which just sits next to my desk and gets opened up and fed with new hardware about once a year.

    So, from an enthusiast point of view, there is nothing anachronistic about giant cases. They give you plenty of options for your build, and as show in this review, once you put an overclocking/SLI setup together, they can quickly become the most silent option too.
  • random2 - Saturday, August 03, 2013 - link

    TIL; Dustin has no taste in cases. :P Reply
  • beepboy - Monday, August 05, 2013 - link

    On future case reviews, can you include the weight as part of the specs on the first page? It would help me at the very least. Thanks! Reply
  • alex110 - Monday, August 05, 2013 - link

    is looking weird.
  • sulu1977 - Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - link

    Just out of curiosity, I want to know what your ideal, perfect case would be given a budget of let's say $500 million. Reply
  • J_E_D_70 - Friday, August 09, 2013 - link

    I can see it now: I'm playing a game, friend calls and asks what I'm doing, and I reply, "I'm on the throne." Reply
  • warpuck - Thursday, December 18, 2014 - link

    Looks good, that is until you try to install 280 radiator in it. Put it in the top? Nope. Put in the front ? Nope. HDD cage is riveted. OK lets see inside the cage then, maybe. Nope. Outside cage? Sell my 690s and get something shorter? Nope fake 3mm screws. OK then a thin 240 in the top maybe if you can live without heat spreaders on your memory. Looked good up to the point after I put the extreme 9 in. OK time for the Dremel tool, saber saw and drill. So the only thing that fits in there handily is a 140 radiator on the exhaust. Reply
  • Moyer1666 - Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - link

    You've seem to have done a terrible job with cable management. I think that's the problem you're running into. This case has plenty of grommets and mounts for zip ties to do some great cable management, but you aren't taking advantage of it. It looks like you simply threw everything in without trying, and said it was a bad case for organization. Reply

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