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Beautiful case that I believe fits the bill for what I'm looking for. I wanted something sleek like Obsidian, but that thing has poor fan cooling options available, then I looked at other offerings throughout and finally found this case which is perfect for what I want. A case with lots of fan openings so I can run 5 slow 120's for intake (front, bottom) and 3 slow 120's and 1 slow 140 for exhaust. Just in time for when I got the case upgrade bug. I'm over the "gamer case" look (I have a HAF). Great case BitFenix! Mad props for the price too, half that of an obsidian, and much more flexibility.thumb.gif
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I like everything about this case, although I feel if it had a separation for the 3.5 bays it would be more ideal. That way one could be removed because the majority of people only use 3 bays, but this would leave room for people who wanted to use more.

Also, I found it odd to have a 230mm fan up front, but no real place for it to pull in air. I would have like to see some sound tests done on this case, because I feel that would cause the front intake fan to make more noise than needed.
 
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Damnit, if few little things would have been fixed this case would have been whole lot better. Still a great case like the Colossus, just has the potential to be so much better smile.gif
Hm, that makes choices harder. frown.gif That was a very detailed review; enjoyed it. I'm going to have to go away and have a think about how I'd approach this system now... as he points out in his review, just a few more millimetres for the front triple and a few more on the height for the roof triple and it would have been near flawless. The number of cases that have been so close to ideal and then something relatively minor like that puts me off...
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If they don't respond on Monday, let me know. Once they get into their offices on Tuesday, give me your order # or Ticket #, and I'll get it looked at within 2 hours time.

Got it ordered with the $10 discount and free shipping. Thanks! Can't wait to check it out. Definitely excited thumb.gif
 
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For the price NZXT Switch 810 offers better features.
 
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For the price, the Shinobi XL is cheaper.
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For the price, the Shinobi XL is cheaper.

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Maybe I can win one of these and a boat load of fans/cables from the contest on facebook and show you what a little bit of modding and a lot of bitfenix can look like!
 
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For the price, the Shinobi XL is cheaper.

looks better too thumb.gif
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Hm, that makes choices harder. frown.gif That was a very detailed review; enjoyed it. I'm going to have to go away and have a think about how I'd approach this system now... as he points out in his review, just a few more millimetres for the front triple and a few more on the height for the roof triple and it would have been near flawless. The number of cases that have been so close to ideal and then something relatively minor like that puts me off...
Aye, few more millimeters here and few more there and it would be damn near perfect. Filing/dremeling some metal off the 5.25" rack ain't a big deal, honestly a 5 minute job. And the top can be modded so you can have fans between the roof and the top panel. Just would have been nicer to have those features out of the box.
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For the price NZXT Switch 810 offers better features.
*more features.
And as xbournex pointed out, you can't really say "for the price" as they're not the same price.
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Aye, few more millimeters here and few more there and it would be damn near perfect. Filing/dremeling some metal off the 5.25" rack ain't a big deal, honestly a 5 minute job. And the top can be modded so you can have fans between the roof and the top panel. Just would have been nicer to have those features out of the box.
Yeah, that's pretty much it. That and I've so far been allergic to voiding my warranty while it exists. wink.gif Once it's run out, I don't care, however. biggrin.gif
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