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ugh to be honest i think it looks a bit crap - everyone wets themselves because 'oh wows its carbon fibre'

if my TT Shark case was made of Carbon fibre, with some clearcoat over the top i could really see the point - it wouldn't just be flat bits of carbon that anyone could turn into a case

and also, surely if you are making the outside of a case in carbon - you should make all of it carbon, not just the sides and a insert in the front and back....

make all the internals out of carbon too - with titanium screws - then i may be a bit more interested
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post #23 of 49
I'm not too familiar with the material. But..what's the point?
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post #24 of 49
The point DannyBoy is to sell some cases!

Having experienced the ****e that is an Aluminus I can only assume this is more of the same.

There are many grades of aluiminum just as there are many grades of Carbon fiber. The soft, thin aluminum of the Ultra Aluminus would lead me to think this Carbon Fiber is not gonna be Formula One material.

I would have to see one in person before I would buy one.

@ Atomic RE: functionality. I never noticed my Lian Li becoming particularily warm as if conducting away heat...then again I had it set up for water cooling. But if it was designed to move air through it it prolly would not matter what it was made of. However if it is anything like the Aluminus it won't be moving enough in the right places and it won't be very wuiet about it either.
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hmm... i think you should make one for your next build CD. show us what a REAL CF case should look like.
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@ Atomic RE: functionality. I never noticed my Lian Li becoming particularily warm as if conducting away heat...then again I had it set up for water cooling. But if it was designed to move air through it it prolly would not matter what it was made of. However if it is anything like the Aluminus it won't be moving enough in the right places and it won't be very wuiet about it either.

Put a 8800GTX in there and you will notice the heat. The back of my case is like a huge heatsink for it. Not lying about it. Because of the way the GTX exausts air, it aims it directly at the top of the case, and because of this it gets warm. And sometimes actually hot. I am pretty sure it is mostly because of the card, but it does do it.

@ Duckieho - What I was saying is that if that case doesn't have good ventilation then it is gonna be like a oven for the components. If it does, then it should work well, but if the air is just gonna sit there, it just gonna get hotter and hotter. Because the carbon fiber can't exchange heat the way a metal can. Actually it can't do it at all.
    
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post #27 of 49
It'll prolly be in the CM Stacker/ Armor price region
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post #28 of 49
Mmmm Sexy case, but you think they could have done something new w/ the CF than just the reg old ATX tower look
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post #29 of 49
It probably costs a fortune. Ill just stick with aluminum/steel.
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post #30 of 49
Just try to cut carbon fiber. It's like Kevlar, it doesn't like scissors. Think of sleeving on steroids.

$20+/yard makes it pricey as a replacement for metal, too.

But, hmmmm, if flameproof fabric can be used, there's some other blends that would be more useful, and cheaper. Just a pain in a rear to cut and sew (yes, sew).
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