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post #31 of 51
Not small enough for me TBH. Lian LI has some great cube style cases that both look better and have similar functionality to this IMO. The only reason I can think to get this over something like that is if you have a crap ton of hard drives you need in there as well.
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I like it. From both a storage case and a gaming case. mATX boards have some fun options out there. Plus the rearrangeable HDD cages will really help with air flow. Cases do better with top exhausts, so the 120 up top is more important to me than the lack of 120 in back.
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Not small enough for me TBH. Lian LI has some great cube style cases that both look better and have similar functionality to this IMO. The only reason I can think to get this over something like that is if you have a crap ton of hard drives you need in there as well.
This is exactly what I was going to say.
    
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post #34 of 51
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The only reason I can think to get this over something like that is if you have a crap ton of hard drives you need in there as well.
Agreed, it will make somebody (i.e. me) a very nice, high density fileserver. Just stuff in an IcyDock 3-in-2 drive caddy, el cheapo 4-port SATA controller and 10 Samsung HD204UIs, boot it from a thumb drive running FreeNAS and you're set.

Two of those would consume less space than a Norco 4220 and would be far less noisy. The Norco would work out cheaper though, since you wouldn't have to duplicate the CPU, motherboard, RAM and PSU.
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post #35 of 51
I think it is totally blah. I hate the lack of a 120mm back exhaust fan and only 1 watercooling hole? Is that supposed to be for the fill port?

Lian LI has always been quality, but their design is beginning to bore/annoy the hell out of me.
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Seriously? They won't let you put a 120mm fan in the back for exhaust?
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I think it is totally blah. I hate the lack of a 120mm back exhaust fan and only 1 watercooling hole? Is that supposed to be for the fill port?

Lian LI has always been quality, but their design is beginning to bore/annoy the hell out of me.
It'll fit a 80mm.

People who have top exhaust point their exhaust upwards anyway. That's how the fan position is oriented on the GPU and that's how air rises, up.
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post #37 of 51
:S not much of a looker, i like the brush finish... but thats it. the thing would make an epic lan computer being small and ugly and all.. :3
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Octo 5870 ftw!!!!
    
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post #39 of 51
Looks a lot like the biostar barebones cases we had in high school.
post #40 of 51
so this is the 354 or w/e with 2x drive slots
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