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I want this just because it reminds me of the ship from 'Pandorum'.
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Seriously, though. Love this case. Only complaint I have is the side panels are a bit iffy going back on and coming off - they can need some rather forceful encouragement. Otherwise I absolutely love it. Way more room than any mortal without an SR-2 should ever need (my Crosshair V looks tiny inside it) but I'm giving it a 5/5. Only thing that should hold you back is a lack of space (it is MASSIVE) or just not liking the styling of it.
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I expected more room behind the motherboard tray. And LOl and RAGE at the damn USB 3.0 design. I'm just...dumbfounded by it
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if they sleeved the cables it would look so much nicer, hate seeing all those ******* rainbow colored cables from the case
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post #44 of 62
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I expected more room behind the motherboard tray. And LOl and RAGE at the damn USB 3.0 design. I'm just...dumbfounded by it
The USB 3.0 issue can be fixed - they do make adaptors, but may be a bit pricey. Now, if you buy a motherboard with USB 3.0 headers, and the motherboard has bracket(s) or a 3.5 bay with two ports, like this board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157248

Just remove the USB ports from the 3.5 bay and use that instead. May not be the greatest, but it is a temp. solution, or a perfect solution for others.
    
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The USB 3.0 issue can be fixed - they do make adaptors, but may be a bit pricey. Now, if you buy a motherboard with USB 3.0 headers, and the motherboard has bracket(s) or a 3.5 bay with two ports, like this board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157248

Just remove the USB ports from the 3.5 bay and use that instead. May not be the greatest, but it is a temp. solution, or a perfect solution for others.
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1309036637

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post #46 of 62
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I expected more room behind the motherboard tray. And LOl and RAGE at the damn USB 3.0 design. I'm just...dumbfounded by it
Its got quite a bit of room. I was able to stuff a lot of cables and even an SSD back there.
The case more than easily houses my sr-2. I didn't care for the window, but its definitely grown on me. The silver version is much better looking. The directions are abysmal, but setup is fairly straight forward, so its not a that big of a thing. Overall, very well constructed IMO. Its massive though, it makes the cosmos S look tiny, and the cosmos is not a small case.
Edited by dude120 - 6/26/11 at 1:01am
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post #47 of 62
I had trouble stuffing cables in there without it getting a belly.
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post #48 of 62
I had more trouble closing the other side, because of the tubes on my h50 on the left. Otherwise, I didn't have too much of a problem, even with enough cables for 5 drives, a solid state drive & misc other stuff. It may all depend on the kind of components one has, and the placement of said components. I'm definitely going to need extension cables to get the cable management to look "proper". Its not bad by any stretch, but it need work. All I know is its a complete improvement from what I had to deal with in trying to close my cosmos s, with cable management behind the motherboard tray. That was a complete pain.
Edited by dude120 - 6/26/11 at 1:59am
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post #49 of 62
I got this case, put everything in and tried to put the panels on, yeah right, wouldnt go on
the side fan was hitting the Noctua so i took everything out and put the case back in the
box and ran it back to microcenter to get my money back
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I'm impressed at how much attention to detail went into making this case. I still don't like the price tag, but congrats to Xigmatek. I see the Case Wars are in Full effect.
     
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