Originally Posted by XNine
Uh....no. Aluminum has quite a few benefits over steel or plastic. Modding is much simpler and cleaner. It's weight is a huge factor. Ever try lugging a fully loaded 800D up a flight of stairs? Imagine if a CaseLabs M10 was steel and not aluminum. Good luck getting that thing around by yourself. Not to mention aluminum dissipates heat better than plastic or steel.
I was hoping Fractal design would provide this as an aluminum chassis as well. Unfortunately that's not the case here, and it's a lost sale. Would have been a nice backup rig.
Yes a full aluminum case allows for easier modding and a lower weight but that's where the benefits stop, even corsair george agrees!
Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge
Couple of reasons. Primarily:
1) Aluminum costs a lot more and doesn't offer any benefit except weight savings.
2) If you want a black interior with aluminum you have to anodize it, which is expensive and has a poor yield rate. You can powder coat or paint it, but if you're going to do that you might as well use steel.
My argument was directed at someone making a statement comparing a 90% steel case (650d) to a 90% steel case (midi).
Extra LMAO at you thinking an aluminum case will keep your rig any cooler than a steel case.