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http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...riker_extreme/
post #2 of 14
THat thing is pretty FUGLY.
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Looks like suck to me.
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HOW IS THAT FUGLY? those gigabyte cases are among the best around...
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The blue doesn't look very good.
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THat thing is pretty FUGLY.
very ugly case, yet they use $140 cooling system
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This particular build includes the premium RAM upgrade, consisting of 4GB of Wintec AmpX PC2-6400 in a dual-channel pair.
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However, a 32-bit operating system cannot utilize all of that RAM.
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So, you will need to upgrade to either the x64 version of XP or 64-bit Vista to take complete advantage of 4GB of RAM.
lol, selling a system with 4GB of RAM and a 32-bit OS.
    
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lol, selling a system with 4GB of RAM and a 32-bit OS.
Yeah that is a little stupid on there part.
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HOW IS THAT FUGLY? those gigabyte cases are among the best around...
Its probably a good case in terms of performance but for looks it makes me want to
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750GB +1TB + 2TB Samsung 850 EVO Series M.2 500GB SSD  Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT 280mm Liquid CPU ... Win 10 Pro 64bit 
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post #10 of 14
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From the reviews I have read on GB cases I find that alot of them ar great for cooling and have great case airflow. However I will agree that they could look a little better in some respects.
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