Originally Posted by stren
While the this is true, the difference in price is small in comparison to the total cost of rigs going in there. If you're spending 4K on hardware and 2K on cooling, $400 more for a real case isn't that much of a problem. For those who are building $1500 rigs, yes it's more of a deal, but are those people buying this case?
People building rigs for 6K are not looking at this case, get a grip. 2K for cooling? What are you buying gold lined tubing and solid gold blocks? I've got 2 loops in my system with a 240 radiator for each, water cooling both my GPUs, my CPU, my VRMs and my north bridge and I might have spent $600 total.
Originally Posted by Rognin
Color: black powder coated
Dimensions (L x W x H): 585 x 243 x 760mm
That's 22Kg? Seriously, 50Lbs for just the case?! How much is this gonna cost in shipping?!?!?!
and the mATX is "kinda" nice. but again...
Color: black powder coated
Dimensions (L x W x H): 383 x 353 x 223mm
The hell, I want a computer, not a bullet/bomb proof bunker to put my parts in.
Mine cost $40 to ship UPS ground from Florida to Maine... sucks but this thing is solid. I don't want bending, flimsy aluminum holding my radiators. Nor do I want plastic face plates or tops. I'm done with those cases.
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp
The Cosmos II was extremely underwhelming, IMO. Very restrictive as to what you can fit up top, and putting a rad in the bottom involves removing a bunch of hard drive mounts. This may not be a problem for a lot of people but having another option is always better. Not to mention the extreme use of plastic for the price and how easily it seems to break during shipping... no thank you.Good point, however, the company goes out of their way to make a big deal about how good the case is for water cooling, as though it's a one-of-a-kind product.
Truth is, it isn't, and while it IS much cheaper than a CaseLabs, it's still more expensive than quite a few of Lian-Li's cases while having lower build quality than everything they have.
I still will not forgive its poor interior design, typically you never have to pay that much for a good layout, the cost almost always reflects the build quality.
Exactly. I know it's difficult to justify being so anal about something like this to the mainstream, but this IS OCN, we might not be able to afford overkill much of the time but we do prefer it if we can. Hell, if we only ever cared about what's JUST good enough, we'd all completely ignore anything without an NZXT, Antec, or Cooler Master badge.
I could go on all day elaborating this but I'd rather not, I think the point's been well enough made.
Find me a Lian Li case that can, without modification, fit 3 radiators or more with ease. Then find one at this price point. Then find one that has more than three 5 1/4" bays. I really wanted the Lian Li Tyr a while ago but this case dwarfs it and doesn't need to be all chopped up to do what I want with it.
Yes this is OCN but how many members are on this whole forum, in total? Now figure how many of us actually own a Case Labs. I bet it's far less than 1% of our member base.
There's no need to act all elitist here. You like what you do and that's fine but no one
looking at this case to buy it will be thinking... Jeez, maybe I will just spend another $400 and get this other case instead. No, they are saying, "hey this is at the top of the range I am willing to spend on a case and it fits a TON of water cooling options without modification. Maybe I'll get this instead of the Corsair 800D or Mountain Mods Pinnacle."