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i don't like the alienware cases. how long are those things?
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wow thats actually a pretty sweet setup

     
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wow thats actually a pretty sweet setup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0Q45Ys3NxY
I just worked on my first Area 51 today. Replaced the front panel. Sounds simple enough, but what a hassle. It has four cables going to the control board which is down in the bottom. Barely enough room for your hand to get down into in order to plug them in. Not to mention there are about 12 other things already plugged in down there. It has a front face plate which works off of battery power (rechargeable AA). It is cool how you push a button and the faceplate slides down and reveals the optical drive bays, but it is slightly ghetto in my opinion, I mean batteries??? Come on. When you pop off the side panels, it triggers the lights to come on, once again powered by another set of rechargeable AA batteries. It startled me at first, because I had unplugged the power cord and then these lights pop on when I remove the side panel. I was looking around for another power cord or something. The thing is loud as hell also. I could add two more 360 rads with push/pull fans to my rig and it still wouldn't be as loud as this thing. It had two ATI cards in Crossfire. I didn't even bother seeing what they were. The top flaps open and close depending on the heat in the case I guess. The thing is all show and not very practical. Made me appreciate my little (comparatively) Lian Li all the more.
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post #34 of 41
no cable management though?
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no cable management though?
Cable management is done with smoke and mirrors in this case. Imagine having 4 inches at the bottom of your case that is hidden by a panel. Then shove all your wires down there. Not just unused PSU cables which this case had plenty of, but all the front panel, USB, Bluetooth and Wireless cables (weird I know), lighting, fan cables, and temp sensors. Then put on a vertical side wire chase hiding even more. Because they put the HDD's on the back, you lose that area to hide cables, so you've got to figure something else out I guess.
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post #36 of 41
Ah, I see.

I've only worked with hps and dells in the past and I know what it's like with barely any room to put your screw driver in the case and the very small psu cables jam packed in there
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this is pretty damn cool.



I've got to work on one tomorrow, so I was studying up.
Who jokes Alienware? Alienware is great, just ridiculously over priced.
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It has a front face plate which works off of battery power (rechargeable AA). It is cool how you push a button and the faceplate slides down and reveals the optical drive bays, but it is slightly ghetto in my opinion, I mean batteries??? Come on.
any way to rig off of psu.. 2xAA 3V should be simple enough little soldering while your at it might aswell extend other wires aswell inch or 2
     
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That looks cool but do not want.
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That Area 51 reminds me of the Dark Crystal's Garthim
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