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http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...7GGLG%26sa%3DN

anyone see this??
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post #2 of 11
eh, difference in weight between probably isn't that substantial since the frame of the case is still aluminum and that's where most of the weight is anyway....

Now, if they come out with a fiberglass/carbon fiber molded case, that would be impressive and extremely light. You'd still need a metal cage for drives though.....
    
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yeah but how much do you think the aluminum frame really weighs?
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Originally Posted by ern2428 View Post
yeah but how much do you think the aluminum frame really weighs?
More than a carbon fiber one and less than a steel one?
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post #5 of 11
Yes have seen them before but still they look great and there probably isn't much diff in how heavy it is with all components.
    
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Yes have seen them before but still they look great and there probably isn't much diff in how heavy it is with all components.
i agree
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post #7 of 11
oh joy! i get to pay 3-5 times as much... for a 10% lighter case... that has 5 5.25 and 2/5 3.5 bays... and is made of a material that has superb insulating abilities...

yeah... i'll stick with my steel frame with Al side panels... until i can get a Ti frame with Al side panels...


My current case weights 30LBs... plus 5LBs for my case mods... plus SIXTY POUNDS for the components... even if that case weighted 5LBs... a 70LB computer is just as much of a pain in the ass... as a 95LB one...
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post #8 of 11
Interesting... gimmicky but not to a degree that they aren't slightly tempting. And for those wondering about molded carbon fiber, the acoustic guitar world now has a few entries. Rainsong is the only brand I know, but I'm told there are better ones, and if it can be done with a hollow body guitar it could be done with a computer case. Molded cases would cost as much or more than the components that are being installed in it, but it could be done.
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Molded cases would cost as much or more than the components that are being installed in it, but it could be done.
Then why would you buy it? you either have too much money or too little brain capacity...IMO
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post #10 of 11
They should really focus on a LAN party mini case with carbon fiber. That's where the most use will come out of it.
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