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post #11 of 19
Steel is a perfectly fine material. All material choices are based on considerations of the products needs and costs.
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post #12 of 19
Steel is fine, plastic is crap. Way too fragile and easy to scratch.
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Originally Posted by Fulvin View Post

But steel is cheap.
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Steel is a perfectly fine material. All material choices are based on considerations of the products needs and costs.
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post #14 of 19
If steel is good enough to house $100,000 wristwatch movements, it's good enough to house my pc. Its appeal is with its humble, functional elegance.
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post #15 of 19
steel is a superior material in many applications. screws and screw holes are examples. if you use an aluminum screw/screw holes, it can break or become stripped easily. one of the major downfalls for lian li cases is over time the screw holes for expansion slots become stripped if you are prone to switching components around.

aside from aesthetics, there is little to no benefit for using other more expensive material for making a case. I'm not downplaying the importance of aesthetics, because, over time, it is THE primary determining factor as to whether we decide to get a new case or not. but there are aesthetic aspects to steel that is also worth looking into. I wouldn't mind seeing some stainless steel cases with 88MPH logo in the front biggrin.gif

do i support more "options" in material that a case is made from? absolutely.

however to rule out steel all together is asinine from an engineering and economic point of view
post #16 of 19
Yup, aluminum is more malleable than steel.
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post #17 of 19
I prefer iridium cases.
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post #18 of 19
mmmm, a watercooled cesium case would be fun
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post #19 of 19
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I prefer iridium cases.

nah Beryllium is a better material if you want to build a LAN box biggrin.gif
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