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nah they made these 100% in house,

http://ttpremium.com/product-category/chassis/w-series/

where is all the x9 advocates that said they would never buy a s8 cause of price... what now ? new excuses coming in .......
I wont say the X9 is a bad case for its price point, it just suffers from bad design.
Its like they where trying to copy someone, but stopped at some point.

You can see the same on the W series, I mean, who the hell needs fans to cool the back of the motherboard tray?
post #17782 of 22322
i will say it, the x9 is a CRAPPY design, they DID try to copy someone else, and still are.

another "quality" thermalfake product !



ehhhhm, excuse me " thermalfake premium " product

please note the quotation marks signify sarcasm


hahaha from the above link
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Thermaltake presents the latest Tt Premium product line which follows the core values of Excellent Quality, Unique Design, Diverse Combinations and Boundless Creativity. Under this product line is the new Core W Series – Core W100 and Core WP100 super tower chassis with the Core P100 pedestal chassis – to deliver versatility in different superior looks.

cause yea, totally unique and totally spent thousands of hours creating it
Edited by Mega Man - 2/14/16 at 6:43pm
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that price tag is huge. I was just saying that to my friend the other day how thermaltake is trying to get into the water cooling (custom watering cooling game) but there price tags for rads and blocks our more than most ek and bp products but our not as good. If your going to go there route you need to have those cases start at 200 and udner compete with phanteks enthoo primo or maybe 900d
    
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post #17784 of 22322
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i will say it, the x9 is a CRAPPY design, they DID they to copy someone else, and still are.

another "quality" thermalfake product !



ehhhhm, excuse me " thermalfake premium " product

please note the quotation marks signify sarcasm
I got an X9 before I heard about the whole design story.

The case got a solid frame, but bad panels and motherboard.
Not to mention that its not well thought out.

I mean, the side mounted radiator needs to be forcefully held in place while being screwed in, as it will try and slide out of the case otherwise. Which I havent seen in any other case.
post #17785 of 22322
i dont fault people for not knowing,

but there were several people who knew, and said " i will never buy caselabs, and good they are too expensive i wont pay that much for a case, now i can get this case"
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post #17786 of 22322
How are those W series cases not ripoffs of CaseLabs designs?
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X9 really is not an S8 clone:

-the S8 does not have 480 and 420 rad support. Iirc, its limited to a max 360 on top.
-the horizontal motherboard layout is not CL first. Mountain Mods was doing it before CL and Jim himself said MM inspired him to make a better aluminum/modular/enthusiast/water-cooling computer case. The U2UFO and the Ascension can be configured w/ "horizon" layout and both are classified as "cube" case like the S8 and X9.
-Stacking cases is not CL first as well (Iirc, MM has had this option or had pedestals too).
-Cube case was not invented by CL. Remember the Mozart?

I'm not condoning TT "direct" influence on some of their recent products. If its legal and there's a market for it, why not? Its business to them, nah? But I will stand up for the X9 as it came before TT's unveiling of their new product "designs" and it fulfilled a segment of the market that CL was not able to meet due to the higher price (and quality). The X9 is not 100% perfect, but for someone who's not going to spend $400-1000 on a case alone, its a nice option to get this design at a budget price. Only reason I sold mine was because Stren offered me his TX and i ended up splurging on this (I am sad tongue.gif).


You can continue your TT rant/hate on their rest of their products though, so have at it Mega thumb.gif


Going back to installing/removing drivers. I'm exhausted....next time, I'll have it professionally painted redface.gif.




edit: Oh, yes on the french fries picture (without the "e") btw tongue.gif
Edited by wermad - 2/14/16 at 9:02pm
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@wermad looks good. I like the two tone a lot. The mistake on drilling the pass through s also ended up looking better IMO
    
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Yeah, those bulkhead seem to be liked by everyone as is mistakenly made flushed. I have a ton of spare acrylic and I did have a serious thought of redoing the acrylic panels, but a good wipe down w/ cleaner and some touchup paint made them look good. it works it avoids having to redo some of the hard tube to accommodate the change.

edit: psu mod biggrin.gif

Changing psu's forced me to either mod the psu layout or change the loop. After waiting two months for my loop to be finished, i opted for the first biggrin.gif.



Edited by wermad - 2/14/16 at 9:51pm
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I'm exhausted....next time, I'll have it professionally painted redface.gif.

I tried painting mine and it didn't turn out to my standards, so I have it off to be powder coated. Between the case, the wasted paint supplies, and the powder coating I'm going to be 1k in on the case. Ouch. I don't think I'll ever have it redone though, because the base color I chose is a reddish copper fairly close to my old Alienware's Ocher Red color, which I really liked.
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