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I thought about getting this case but after reading reviews of the paint chipping off, window creaking when its not even being moved and the side mesh that falls apart after a few uses, I decided not to waste my $150

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...te_600t_white/
Edited by 1ceTr0n - 8/12/11 at 10:54am
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post #2682 of 18196
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I thought about getting this case but after reading reviews of the paint chipping off, window creaking when its not even being moved and the side mesh that falls apart after a few uses, I decided not to waste my $150
I didn't really like this case and I returned it, but only because I felt the cooling was terrible and I didn't want to deal with it.

I am not a gentle person, and if someone chipped paint on their case, that HAS to be a user error. I dropped stuff in the case and nothing happened. The side window does click from the heat so that is strange. However, the side mesh panel stays on with no problem, so again, user error.

I don't know where you read these reviews, but it sounds like they are all a bunch of massive failures who beat their case in with a baseball bat and expect it to stay normal.

Edit: Now I am buying the case again and I'm going to get better cooling for it. So hopefully all goes well.
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post #2683 of 18196
Dunno what your cooling standards are but it looks better the my Antec mini p-180 in stock form. I added link to review I read that wasn't favorable
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post #2684 of 18196
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Dunno what your cooling standards are but it looks better the my Antec mini p-180 in stock form. I added link to review I read that wasn't favorable
I'm very picky because the Raven I have cools very well.
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post #2685 of 18196
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I thought about getting this case but after reading reviews of the paint chipping off, window creaking when its not even being moved and the side mesh that falls apart after a few uses, I decided not to waste my $150

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...te_600t_white/
I've never had a problem with the side window on mine. I did tighten it up a bit when I got it though, that could be the problem that some users are seeing. The mesh doesn't fall apart after a couple uses, one just has to take care with it. I've swapped mine out a few times. Paint chipping off would have to come from abuse, the case is powder-coated, it doesn't chip easily. I dropped mine on it's face once, Corsair immediately sent me out new drive bay covers to replace the damaged ones at no cost. Cooling isn't the best in the world, but with a few slight tweaks, it can be a very cool case and certainly a w/c dream with all of the space inside. Overall, the review wasn't bad at all, had a couple of small critiques that are easily remedied.
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post #2686 of 18196
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Dunno what your cooling standards are but it looks better the my Antec mini p-180 in stock form. I added link to review I read that wasn't favorable
That linked review gave it a silver award, and the reviewer said he liked it but it wasn't a 100%. Everyones standards are different but I wouldn't call that unfavorable. As for the review, I agree with most of it. The case can be creaky, never noticed it with the window on but it does make a "tin can" noise when it heats up and expands/cools down. The mesh panel I don't believe was designed to be swapped out often, I have swapped out the mesh with the window less than a dozen times and the tabs look a little worn. But they are still plenty strong, they are holding up a 480rad with no problems. Paint to me doesn't seem to be a problem, but the plastic pieces can get scratched or scuffed if you don't watch what you are doing. The fan controller is a very weak point on this case too.......To be sure this is a middle of the pack performance case, but it looks hot and like so many other things in life we give the better looking stuff a little more slack. Name one case that you can fit a 480 rad, a 200mm rad, a 120 rad, and a 240, at the same time, with no mods?

Yeah the NZXT fans help and move plenty air, but they are noisy, thats for sure. Then again I haven't seen how well the new model stock fans perform either, they are supposedly stronger but louder. Mounting wise you could use the fan grill itself as mounting holes, but you will only be able to get two of the four holes to line up. To get all four you can drill two more holes, or some other mod (zip ties, crazy glue, velcro, I have seen a lot of solutions)
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post #2687 of 18196
What are you guys doing to remedy the small nitpicks with the case? I have no desire or need to water cool, im just "thinking" about getting a new case with my new build as im a bit of a case whore. Antec has really let me down recently, nothing they make remotely interests me, they are all ugly or non functional as sin IMO.

Other case makers arn't much better either. There's nothing original anymore. I missed the days when you had to fire up a dremel and actually hack and mod your case to make it special. The cookie cutter wanna be ultimate cooling/gamer cases look like utter shiat from most makers
Edited by 1ceTr0n - 8/12/11 at 12:08pm
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post #2688 of 18196

Ahh hell...after watching this vid now I really want one!!


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It's like a CM Scout clone or something... You just need to solve the puzzle.
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It's like a CM Scout clone or something... You just need to solve the puzzle.
What?? And the scout is ugly
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