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Here's some more pics of the tube case:






Taken from OCC.
post #72 of 86
having an open case like that sounds like it would be pretty scary.

comments from the article:
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"crush-proof and shock-proof," but unfortunately not Windex proof. One spritz of any liquid near that thing and it would explode.
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Not just liquids. Drop a pen in it? Boom. Loose change? Boom.

lol. i guess you just put your case...in another case. you have to go for the russian nesting doll look
Edited by perfectblade - 1/13/13 at 10:16am
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I don't understand why people think it's an everyday-average-Joe design. These are limited edition, and clearly anyone who is going to want them and buy them will find use for them. The market is flooded with average closed-side cases with and without mesh filters. Nothing wrong with variety for those who are looking for it. If your apartment is dusty, has little kids and animals running around--any other reason you can think of why you won't want it -- don't get it, of course. Why bash the design though? It's like bashing a fancy sports car because you can't afford it and because neighbors will make quick work of the paint job by opening doors into it on your parking lot.

The problem isn't that this is an out of the ordinary case. I'm one of the first that jumped ship with the 90deg rotated design of Silverstone Raven, while people at first deemed it to be a ridiculous design.

Thinking out of the box has great potential although you have to be cautious with allowing yourself all of this freedom. If you go too far in your freedom you end up with a creation nearly no one can relate to except yourself. Just like a little infant crying in its crib, no one can deny that it is expressing itself but how many people will truly call it art?

IMO that's what's happening here. This thread obviously corresponds to the fact that this case isn't perceived as "good looking" or art for most people, just as you mentioned. Most people just can't relate to this design, if you happen to like this design then so be it. However, how can you expect people to respect your opinion if you don't respect theirs?
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As much as both of those cases appeal to me, I will have 2 little kids running about. Heck, I just bought a wall mount for my TV, just for that purpose.
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Kid: DADDY DADDY I DROPPED MY LEGO IN YOUR COMPUTER.
Daddy walks in.. computer is on fire.
Daddy: ***.

The way I see it. haha.
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Dust everywhere, things falling on it, spills directly on components, no noise block...The list goes on. In my computer, if I remove even one of the front plastic fan covers, the noise goes up about 5-8dB. I can't even imagine a naked case with full fans.
I forgot about noise blocking, that would be horrible. On the other hand, you wouldn't need as many fans.
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I was lucky enough to get an H-Frame in the mail two days ago, won it from OCN biggrin.gif:D

As for the dust issues, I imagine it will be as dusty as any other case I've ever had, but should be easier to clean. Spills? well, I have never spilled anything on my cases, and most of them have fans and holes/cracks that would have left the components pretty vulnerable anyway. Also, it would just give me an excuse to upgrade.. wink.gif

I've been sick with the flu but I'm just itching to transfer all of my components into this case and see how it goes. The build quality is superb, the only negative things I can think about it right now is that it's somewhat awkward to move, and that I'd preferred a different color scheme.

The black and orange looks very nice:

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Dust everywhere, things falling on it, spills directly on components, no noise block...The list goes on. In my computer, if I remove even one of the front plastic fan covers, the noise goes up about 5-8dB. I can't even imagine a naked case with full fans. Also, for the people saying that dust will be the same, well, no. This thing will gather dust not because of circulation, but because of staying still all day.

actually this will activly repel dust. Ever heard of hot air? yeah
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H-Frame would be a dream case for me - one I would love to get a hold of, but probably never will. Better still, custom anodized H-Frame.
     
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post #79 of 86
Most of you negative nancies have obviously never worked with a modular case, & your comments and opinions are predictably uninformed.

Again, to reinforce what was already stated:

1). Dust isn't an issue. I have a Lanboy Air build running right alongside my sig-rig & dust accumulates equally in both chassis. If I go more than a month without taking compressed air to my closed chassis, it's as much a dust-factory as the Lanboy.

2). Durability/protection of components is also a non-issue. If you're the kind of person who drops sodas onto his computer, you're boned from the start. No amount of extra padding is a cure for that kind of stupidity. Accidents happen, sure, but in 15 years of building computers I've never once experienced this type of thing & I don't think I'm in the minority. PCs are treated with care already, so subtracting a few sheets of aluminum from the housing is not inviting disaster.

3). Aesthetics - that's completely subjective & the only real complaint you can levy against these designs if you haven't actually used one yourself. thumb.gif
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Pretty disappointing comments thus far here. This is OCN, home of OC'ers and modders. This is a pretty sweet idea that could yield endless possibilities from the modding community. Custom panels, layouts, paint, all sorts of things. I think In-Win has done something very risky, but very awesome with the idea. Their Tubey-Case is pretty fantastic. Hey, I'll probably buy one just to tinker with and cut apart in the garage.

Expensive cases always brings out the haters.
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