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Originally Posted by Freelancer852 View Post
It's really to bad that once you stick a GPU on that thing it really loses its shape.
To a degree i suppose, but it really doesnt need one.

If down the track I do find the need, a half-card sized GPU + carefully selected CPU cooler would work.
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post #2152 of 13159
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oooh ooh! let me join!

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Interior:
That looks awesome. It looks like a microwave. Now let's cook a microwave taco in it!
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Just got my FT03 today. Holy hell this is a beautifully awesome case. All the mini-fridge commentators and haters can stick it where the sun don't shine. Don't know why all the full-tower elitists hate it so much. Can't wait to get my build underway tomorrow!
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^ pics? I want sum
    
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post #2155 of 13159
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Just got my FT03 today. Holy hell this is a beautifully awesome case. All the mini-fridge commentators and haters can stick it where the sun don't shine. Don't know why all the full-tower elitists hate it so much. Can't wait to get my build underway tomorrow!
I'd prefer a cube . They're probably hating because they heard FT03 and thought it'd be another inverted tower like the FT02. Suckers.

Do want pics. Pl0x.
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Pictures coming today or tomorrow, I'm still waiting on my package from PPCs. Which incidentally has an HR-02 in it. How's it holding up for your i5 750?
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Just got my FT03 today. Holy hell this is a beautifully awesome case. All the mini-fridge commentators and haters can stick it where the sun don't shine. Don't know why all the full-tower elitists hate it so much. Can't wait to get my build underway tomorrow!
Actually the FT03 is so wrong-thought that I'm not sure I like it anymore.

And yes....I have one
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I got my gene today, and almost wet myself
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post #2159 of 13159
I'm thinking about getting a new case and so far narrowed it down to the Fractal Design Define Mini or the FT03. I'm leaning towards the FT03 because I realized that the Define Mini is actually larger than my Lian Li A06F, and my A06F can fit a full ATX mobo.


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Actually the FT03 is so wrong-thought that I'm not sure I like it anymore.

And yes....I have one
Care to explain how it is wrong-thought?
post #2160 of 13159
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Care to explain how it is wrong-thought?
The case is 90% perfect and the other 10% is just...crap.

a) The word "user friendly" does not exist when mounting the hardware to the case. Screws everywhere yet....sidepanels aren't screwed and thus even something as simple as moving the case around is not a nice thing to do (it slips: you could ver well end up with the sides on your hand and the case dropped on the floor ).
b) SATA position.





You see...somehow, they didn't think about where SATA cables are placed on MOST of motherboards. The holes don't line up and thus you have to make wonders to fit the needed SATA cables on the mobo. Silly mistakes at their bests

c) Power cord: there is only one hole that you can use for your power cord, and its not the most conviniant. I'd know why they didn't think about using on of the lower ones (its a tad too small ).

d) Filters are not very well-thought either: the one on the bottom is not as easy to put as it should be (you have to remove a side to put it out).

e) You cant mount a push-fan on most tower heatsinks: the intake fan blocks it. Also, the bracket for the 92mm fan on top of the case can't be used either if you use such tower heatsink.

All in all, for the price you pay, it could have been much much better. Its full of stupid design desicions, the panels being one of the biggest ones: it still irks me that they implemented no user-friendly system but on the panels themselves yea, because clearly you need to open the sides much more times than you require time to mount the case.

PS: and yes, its also a PITA to mound everything in. I had to do it two times to get it right altogether, as its not logical. A few pictures to illustrate the cable mess you end up with:















Temperatures are also not very good if you don't have a VGA that exhaust itself: in the last pictures you see a Gigabyte GTX480 SOC. I had to get rid of it (a shame, as I got it very very cheap, for 265€ and its a beast) because case temperature raised a heck lot. And so did HDD's because they are passive cooled: bad case temps = very bad hdd temp.

I will probably change the case after the summer, although I'm not sure what will be my next one. I can say that this one was much much worse to mount well than the previously Lian li V350 I had.
Edited by prava - 6/9/11 at 2:35pm
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