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Pretty sure neither of my cases scream "12-year-old-1337 gamer" while offering at least a little, you know, styling...

That might be so but even your awesome TJ11 is in the minority as far as NOT looking like "12-year-old-1337 gamer", my neighbor just asked me to build a rig for him and his first two choices were this and this..... After I told him no because of what he wanted inside and performance wise, his must haves were blue LEDS, and window......no mention of size, drive cages, bays, heatsink clearance, WC rad support, cable management, just LED's and windows......

But yeah, some just like more cleaner plain looks that they can then customize how ever they want or not at all.
Edited by Junkboy - 6/5/13 at 7:34pm
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You can't compair a Tj-11 to a Fractal Design case. That just isn't fair. I have the 600t and feel limited in what I can do with it. Fractal Deaign offers a classy look with incredible features for the price. The Arc XL should be under $130 with the ability to have a 360mm and 240mm in it without modding. Not many cases offer that. Don't get me wrong, if Silverstone offered a case made out of aluminum that had the same features for under $250 I would defianly be interested.
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I don't have any issue with FD functionality or features. I just find them boring to look at which is obviously just my opinion but they seem to have this cult-like following and I just couldn't figure out why?
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I don't have any issue with FD functionality or features. I just find them boring to look at which is obviously just my opinion but they seem to have this cult-like following and I just couldn't figure out why?

Different strokes for different folks, for example my non plain plain monstrosity below. biggrin.gif
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Why do people like these Fractal Design cases? They are all so boring looking...

What these guys said all below:
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They look professional/ well built, good rad and CPU air cooler support, grommeted cable routing holes , removable drive bays, rubber foot mounts for PSU, dust filters, relatively silent, & affordable unlike Silverstone/Lian Li premium cases. Sure they're steel cases, but when they're asking for $90 retail it's good

edit: and they're not huge for the amount of stuff that fits in them.
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That's the point. Not everyone wants a case that screams "12-year-old 1337-gamer"...
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I love the look of clean cases. The case looks very classy imo.

Also, I don't break the bank enough to let's say, divert the few hundred that I would be spending on a case onto stuff like high-end nVidia GPU's lol.
    
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That Mini looks really nice! Too bad I just ordered a Corsair 350D.
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Man some nice looking cases now i'm torn between the arc XL, phantom 530, or Phantek's case looking forward to seeing some reviews.....
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I don't have any issue with FD functionality or features. I just find them boring to look at which is obviously just my opinion but they seem to have this cult-like following and I just couldn't figure out why?

They have a cult-like following because of what they offer at their price.

Fractal Design Define XL R2 Full Tower = $99.99. It doesn't have a window, but go down to your local Lowes/Home Depot and pick up a sheet of plexi/acrylic for $10 and mod your own.

Total Cost: $115



Corsair 600T Mid-Tower = $149.99. Solid case, but not Full Tower sized.

Total Cost: $149.99



Silverstone TJ11B-W Full Tower = $561 (Cheapest price at us.NCIX). Solid case, but goddamn is it expensive for the ordinary consumer.

Total Cost: $561



See where I'm going at? The Define series from Fractal Design are really what makes their following so large. They are extremely solid cases with very little plastic on them to boot (mostly full steel/aluminum, etc.), but come at a much easier to stomach budget price.
post #19 of 57
The Arc Mini R2 looks pretty sweet, might consider moving from the 350D when it is released. Hopefully it has the same front air filter system as the Arc Midi R2.
post #20 of 57
wow!, I love my 800d but as a college student I dont have room/money for a lot of tools to modify my 800d for a second rad or a place to make that sort of a mess. These cases are awesome!
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