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I was browsing a hardware site (www.overclockers.co.uk) and I came upon (easy there) a new manufacturer of case, Fractal Design.

Their cases look awesome.











Sorta like a Lian Li. The only thing I don't like is the side panel, but a few minutes with a jigsaw could fix that.

Just thought I'd share it.
 

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Key features

* Stunning front panel design
* Patent pending ModuVentâ„¢ design, allowing the user to either have optimal silence or optimal airflow
* Pre-fitted with dense, noise absorbing bitumen
* 8(!) white painted HDD-trays, with silicone mounting
* A total of 7 fan slots (2x120mm in front, 2x 120/140mm in top, 1x120mm in back, 1x 120/140mm in side panel, 1x 120/140mm in bottom)
* 2x 120mm Fractal Design 120mm Silent Series 15dB fans included
* Fan controller for 3 fans included
* Easily removable front fan filters with clip-on holders for 120mm fans
* Supports graphic card lengths up to circa 290mm and CPU coolers with height of maximum circa 165mm
* Supports PSU's with a depth of maximum circa 170mm, when using bottom 120/140mm fan location. When not using the bottom 120/140mm fan location, the case supports also longer PSU's, typically 200-220mm.
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Cooling system


* Fan controller for 3 fans included
* 1 rear Fractal Design 120mm Silent Series 15dB fan (included)
* 1 front Fractal Design 120mm Silent Series 15dB fan (included)
* 1 front 120mm fan (optional)
* 1 bottom 120mm/140mm fan (optional)
* 1 side panel 120mm/140mm fan (optional)
* 2 top 120mm/140mm fan (optional)
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Specifications


* 8x 3,5 inch HDD trays, compatible with SSD!
* 2x 5,25 inch bays, with 1x 5,25>3,5 inch converter included
* On top of front panel: 2x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA and Audio I/O
* No PSU included (removable filter below PSU)
* M/B compatibility: Mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX
* 7x expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
* Supports graphic card lengths up to circa 290mm and CPU coolers with height of maximum circa 165mm
* Supports PSU's with a depth of maximum circa 170mm, when using bottom 120/140mm fan location. When not using the bottom 120/140mm fan location, the case supports also longer PSU's, typically 200-220mm.
* Case size (WxHxD): 207.40x440x521.2mm
* Net weight: 12.50kg

Okay, added all the information, if you're going to do something, you may as well do this right.


Edited by meticadpa - 5/17/13 at 9:28am
    
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post #2 of 49
Awesome, that's just my style of a case.
post #3 of 49
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I love its understated, minimalistic design, similar to the Antec Performance One series.

I'd love to put some LED fans (I know, blasphemy right?) in the front, and cut out part of the door and put in an acrylic panel, I think that'd be awesome.
    
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post #4 of 49
Any prices yet, sir?
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Any prices yet, sir?
£84.98 including VAT.
post #6 of 49
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Yup, ~£85, but that's the only hardware vendor I've seen them at.

I'd be willing to bet that you Americans will get them for about $100-$120, since you seem to get things a lot cheaper, all the time.
    
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post #7 of 49
yeah I spotted them aswell about a week ago but not in stock yet though, but I have some awsome Ideas running through my head for my next case mod.
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post #8 of 49
That actually looks pretty damn awesome. Those holes in the motherboard tray would make isntalling coolers much easier and it looks as thought there's intentions to route cables round the back of the case. AND, 8 HDD trays, which is awesome.

I don't need to be able to see inside the case, though, but god damn that looks nice. I'll have to see a video review of it and such, though.

You forgot this in the opening post:

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Stunning front panel design
- Patent pending ModuVent™ design - removable vents!
- Pre-fitted with dense, noise absorbing bitumen
- Motherboard try cut-out, allows easy access to rear of motherboard
- Eight white painted HDD-trays, with silicone mounting
- Can accommodate up to 7 120/140mm fans, two supplied
- PCI fan controller for 3 fans included
- Easily removable front fan filters with clip-on holders for 120mm fans
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post #9 of 49
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Originally Posted by meticadpa View Post
Yup, ~£85, but that's the only hardware vendor I've seen them at.

I'd be willing to bet that you Americans will get them for about $100-$120, since you seem to get things a lot cheaper, all the time.
IF they actually come to America. I sure hope so, that case looks marvelous.
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post #10 of 49
If this case was as good as it looks I'd open a small shipping directive on OCN for our American cousins. I'd charge cost and cost only.

Ha, I don't see that happening, though, it'll be in the States before it's here, I'll bet!
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