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($105.00 after $40.00 Mail-In Rebate) + $21.32 Three Day Shipping
 

CRXican

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hot or not?

I realize the shipping cost sucks but hey, it's a huge case
 

lw3d

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CRXican said:
hot or not?

I realize the shipping cost sucks but hey, it's a huge case

Thats for you to determine ...

I rather pay 20 bucks more instead of waiting months for a rebate, if it comes at all
 

pigpen

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It's an awesome case. Love the double PSU's. It's been months since i've wandered into this forum and found a hot deal on one of my wish list items. Thankyou OP!!! Then again, that's $160 from my bank account....... Damn you OP!!!
 

CRXican

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pigpen said:
It's an awesome case. Love the double PSU's. It's been months since i've wandered into this forum and found a hot deal on one of my wish list items. Thankyou OP!!! Then again, that's $160 from my bank account....... Damn you OP!!!
haha

I feel your pain, I'm very tempted to pull the trigger.
 

CRXican

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lw3d said:
Thats for you to determine ...

I rather pay 20 bucks more instead of waiting months for a rebate, if it comes at all
that makes no sense

$160 shipped is good. Why not sit around and wait for $40 back?
 

lw3d

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To each their own ...

Its simple, I rather pay 20 bucks more instead of waiting months for a rebate, if it comes at all ... time is money and I value my time

Plus, there are places where this case is available for less than 130 bucks and theres no couple month long rebate wait
 

CRXican

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lw3d said:
To each their own ...

Its simple, I rather pay 20 bucks more instead of waiting months for a rebate, if it comes at all ... time is money and I value my time

Plus, there are places where this case is available for less than 130 bucks and theres no couple month long rebate wait
links?
 

RGMBill

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From personal experience (I have this EXACT case sitting beside me here not three inches from my left arm) it's an incredible case... but there are some minor nitpicks.

The 120mm fan for some reason doesn't always want to start up. PITA, as it's a big difference (3 Degrees C) in temp when it doesn't, and I normally have to open the case to fix it. There's also no sensor for the speed of the fan, either. This is probably a luck of the draw issue, and I should just replace it (also, it doesn't move enough air; I'd rather have a slightly higher RPM version than this to pump more air out of the case).

The side vent needs a seperate 80mm fan; there isn't one included, so plan on purchasing it.

There is no air duct for pushing air to the CPU HSF. Take that as you will... some like them, some don't.

The front USB and ESPECIALLY the front Firewire connections are too short... by a BIG margin. With my system, I'm two inches from being able to connect the front Firewire, regardless of what I do (ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe) due to having two SCSI controller cards in the case. The USB cables reach, but only just. With NO SCSI controllers, the Firewire MIGHT have barely reached... but with such a large case, those connectors should have been a good 4-6 inches longer. This is probably the biggest complaint for 90% of the owners of this case.

There should have been (perhaps!) a second 3.5 Floppy drive cover plate, and at the least, the one they do include should have been filtered the same as the other drive covers. Of course, most folks don't filter vents, so this is a place where they excelled and then get pinged because they forgot one spot....

The top vent should have been a 120mm fan instead of a low RPM 80mm one.. much better cooling if they had done that.

No case open / tamper switch. Not a big deal on most home systems, though.

The case is HUGE. That's not a nitpick, though, as I LIKE big cases, since they give me more elbow room when I'm working.

For folks like me, who have a LOT of drives to put in the case (IDE DVDRW, CDR, LS120, DAT72, DDS1, U-SCSI, IDE, IDE, EIDE, SATA II, SATA II, U-SCSI... yes, I'm pushing even THIS monster's limits) there is a need for more than one of the 4 in 3 modules... it only comes with 1. A second would have been nice.
 

CRXican

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thanks for the input, it's shipped already, should be here tomorrow

Really an unnecessary purchase but I wanted a TON of space for watercooling. No more rad hanging off the back of my little midtower.
 

lw3d

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SundialMicro and Clubit, good prices, less than $10 shipping, just as easy

A few months ago I got mine from SundialMicro along with an extra 4 - 3 module for under $160 and that is with shipping

There is also a limited edition blue one too for less than $130
 
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