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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tec%20skeleton

As seen here, some OCN members are drawn to this for a tech station. I have been telling people for awhile there will be cooler clearance issues but some people blow this off as some made up stuff.

Well, BT did a review on it and it proved all my points perfectly. So, to prevent OCN members from buying this case and finding out there new rig won't work in it I am posting this.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...tec-skeleton/1

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As you can see there are clearence issue. So the majority of aftermarket coolers will not work in it, for both the CPU and GPU. Also because of the HDD position you will not get any airflow over them and cables will be everywhere.

There are many tech stations out there that are perfect for enthusiasts but this isn't one of them.
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post #2 of 30
I agree, the DD Torture Rack is a better tech station.
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post #3 of 30
I personally thought it was the biggest rip off for half a case I've ever seen...

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post #4 of 30
Good heads up. I personally didn't think it looked that great, I like the open top ones better anyways. And yours isn't so bad either.
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post #5 of 30
Which other gpus dont fit beside the 8800 ultra?
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post #6 of 30
I like the idea of an open case with a big ass fan blowing down on your hardware but antec got lazy with this, honestly how long would it have taken to make clearance for large heatsinks and video cards.... AND THEN they had the nerve to release this thing at $200 LOLOLOL.
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Why the Antec Skeleton isn't the best choice...
... because it's made by Antec?
    
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post #8 of 30
...But if your water cooling it should be ok...right?
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post #9 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by marcus000 View Post
... because it's made by Antec?
I switch between hating and loving Antec every year. Right now I am in loving phase.
post #10 of 30
@waqasr: There would be no where to put all the WC stuff like the pump and radiator and reservoir.
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