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lol, i was kidding. it weighs a ton. i think TT could use CF for their lanbox though. would make it even lighter.
oops, didn't read the your entire post to catch the irony
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post #42 of 49
This seems very unnecessary to me, as even cases that people say are heavy are maybe 50 pounds tops for a well equipped computer. if you cant lift your computer you shouldn't be going to lan parties.

Honestly if u are a lan gamer get a Fragbox or some other type of portable case.
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post #43 of 49
The weight this thing saves is neglible. Aluminum is already a very lightweight material and it's not like they are replacing whoploads of it with CF. The little aluminum replaced by the CF is not enough to warrant a huge price premium for this case IMO. Besides, I think aluminum is a more sturdy material for cases in terms of it being able to take dings, scratches, etc.

My 0.02 cents but I'm sure there will be those who will hail this as the best thing since sliced bread.....
    
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Look good but the heat thing is still getting to me.
I also I don't mind a heavy case.
    
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post #45 of 49
Hey when your best friend is on the Formula team and bulds Carbon Fiber body parts and has spare Carbon Fiber laying around, this is old news

But it's about time they got the idea going.
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The person who wrote that review sounds like a 2-year-old. Do they read what they write before publishing?
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post #47 of 49
Carbon fiber is NOMINALLY lighter than a good aluminum. For instance, the Miata hood is made from aluminum and fiber glass IIRC, and its actually LIGHTER than the carbon fiber hoods out for Miata applications. The weight savings over a full aluminum case will be barely noticeable, but the cool-factor can not be denied. Id never buy one, but Id like to look at one IRL just out of curiosity.
    
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36821

Another article... most of it is the same.... however, one very cool thing that Ultra is include: power bus. You plug in your PSU to this and will help eliminate excess wiring to your front bays. That is a GOOD innovation.
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post #49 of 49
If it's meant to be for people who move their computer they should really slap a handle on it neh? Plus come on is that a 80mm fan hole? for Carbon Fiber case? Yeaaaahh nothx.
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