Thursday, May 9th 2013

Steiger Dynamics Offers LEET Chassis for DIY Builders

STEIGER DYNAMICS announced that it released to the DIY PC builder market its custom hand-brushed full aluminum LEET chassis. The chassis is available for sale in both black and silver on the STEIGER DYNAMICS website for 798 USD. Every LEET chassis is complemented with a one year limited warranty. Additionally, each LEET chassis comes with complimentary accessories and peripherals such as the STEIGER DYNAMICS Windows Media Center Remote Control, a STEIGER DYNAMICS Black Cloth Binder, and spare parts/screws/cables.

Optional purchasable accessories include LED chassis lighting, Seasonic power supplies, liquid cooling components, and custom cabling. Now DIY PC builders will be able to incorporate their individual custom configuration into the aesthetically pleasing and easily integrated LEET chassis.

Features of the LEET chassis include:
  • Unparalleled level of quality compared to any other PC Case on the market
  • Unique, one-piece shell construction with a wall thickness of 0.2 inches (5mm)
  • One-of-a-kind, light-weight, durable, corrosion resistant, odorless, and 100% recyclable hand-brushed aluminum
  • Incorporated Samsung touch-display (800x480 pixels) connected via internal USB 2.0 which can be used as an extended screen, with Soundgraph's Finger VU touch applications, or with the included LEET Monitor App which monitors system parameters such as uptime, used and available drive space, RAM capacity utilization, CPU/GPU clocks, load levels, and temperatures
  • 12cm dual- as well as single radiator support for custom liquid cooling solutions.
  • Optional acrylic glass lid with a completely flat outer surface
  • Hinged front panel for optimized connectivity, integrating two USB 3.0 connectors, a SDHC Card reader, and two variable HD Audio in/out connectors
  • Removable motherboard slider that allows to build and test the complete system outside of the chassis
Additional Product Specifications
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 8.7 x 17.1 x 15.4 inches (22.0 x 43.5 x 39.0 cm)
  • Can accommodate motherboards up to E-ATX form factors (12 x 13 inches / 30,5 x 33 cm)
  • Can accommodate up to three SSDs and four 3.5 inch HDDs
  • Can accommodate up to three dual-slot graphics cards up to (HxW) 11.5 x 4.376 inches each (> GTX 690)
  • Can accommodate one 5.25 inch optical drive
For more information, visit the product page.
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40 Comments on Steiger Dynamics Offers LEET Chassis for DIY Builders

#1
Rowsol
798 USD
:laugh:

Looks nice though.
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#2
natr0n
nice case.

price is ridiculous and it only goes up too
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#3
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
its a once piece. i.e. 3d milling ....
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#4
SaltyFish
Incorporated Samsung touch-display (800x480 pixels) connected via internal USB 2.0 which can be used as an extended screen, with Soundgraph's Finger VU touch applications, or with the included LEET Monitor App which monitors system parameters such as uptime, used and available drive space, RAM capacity utilization, CPU/GPU clocks, load levels, and temperatures
Interesting HTPC/LAN applications?
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#5
Covert_Death
by: de.das.dude
its a once piece. i.e. 3d milling ....
yes but that's just proves how stupid they are, if there is a need for this case they should have brought it in at a more reasonable price instead of milling it out of a bug ass chunk of metal, sure its cool but they just destroyed their potential market.
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#6
micropage7
5mm aluminum?
with that price they should use 7mm or more
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#7
buggalugs
by: de.das.dude
its a once piece. i.e. 3d milling ....
Ummmm nope. There would be a ridiculous amount of waste if that was the case. (haha case). A chunk of aluminium that size would cost a fortune.

Anyway, the sides/front are 5mm aluminium sheet that have been bent, different piece for top and bottom.

I like it. We don't see enough of these quality cases. I'm so sick of plastic and boring cases.

Touch screen on the front panel is cool and wouldn't be cheap by itself.
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#8
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: buggalugs
Ummmm nope. There would be a ridiculous amount of waste if that was the case. (haha case). A chunk of aluminium that size would cost a fortune.

Anyway, the sides/front are 5mm aluminium sheet that have been bent, different piece for top and bottom.

I like it. We don't see enough of these quality cases. I'm so sick of plastic and boring cases.

Touch screen on the front panel is cool and wouldn't be cheap by itself.
no. aluminum scrap is easily melted and reused again for making another one.
so no. no wastage. any industry using aluminum does that. not just aluminium, but for most metals.
all the waste from machining processes are sent to the furnace to be melted and used again.
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#9
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
For 800 USD I feel like I might as well get a Titan instead. It looks like a fantastic case but I don't see the price tag being worth it at all.
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#10
Frederik S
Staff
by: de.das.dude
no. aluminum scrap is easily melted and reused again for making another one.
so no. no wastage. any industry using aluminum does that. not just aluminium, but for most metals.
all the waste from machining processes are sent to the furnace to be melted and used again.
Where does it say it is milled from one aluminum block?

And aluminum is not easily recyclable to the same grade as it was delivered in due to contamination of other metallic particles. Cleaning a melt is energy intensive and you need special chemicals for it as well. You should always go for near net shaping even with aluminum.
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#11
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Frederik S
Where does it say it is milled from one aluminum block?
I would like to know this as well. Just from looking at it I see some large pieces that were done at once, but not the entire case. It's certainly not made up of a ton of small parts, that's pretty obvious but I don't know about all one piece.
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#12
JoePesci
1. It's not milled out of a solid block. Stop being ignorant.
2. This is somehow related to the company OrigenAE, they have something in common, they use the same manufacturer or they are the same people or they have some sort of agreement. Their case looks like a modified OrigenAE S21T. http://www.origenae.co.kr/en/htpc_s21t.htm I'm wondering that no one has observed this yet.
3. Although I don't like it's form factor, I'm happy that this case exists. Most other products just feel cheap, this includes ANY lian li or silverstone or corsair or whatever manufacturer. Material thickness of less than 1 mm, lots of plastic "features" and so on... I'm pretty sick of that. Now someone tries to do better, and people instantly cry about the $800 price tag. I wish there were more cases of this quality level.
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#13
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: Frederik S
Where does it say it is milled from one aluminum block?

And aluminum is not easily recyclable to the same grade as it was delivered in due to contamination of other metallic particles. Cleaning a melt is energy intensive and you need special chemicals for it as well. You should always go for near net shaping even with aluminum.
they did say its one piece, which does imply it was carved out of a single block.

and ofcourse they dont use a solid block, they make the mould to the nearest meaurements possible and then mill off the rest.

we use and recycle aluminum for moulding regularly in the forge.
you just need to be sure not to let other metals in, which is why chip from mills are collected separately and they are milled in an enclosure which helps too.

and its not possible to recycle the aluminum itself. but recycled aluminium is added to new aluminium in a definite ratio which helps keep the grade constant. its not like you use ONLY recycled aluminium to make something.
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#14
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: Aquinus
I would like to know this as well. Just from looking at it I see some large pieces that were done at once, but not the entire case. It's certainly not made up of a ton of small parts, that's pretty obvious but I don't know about all one piece.
if you look at the outershell, it is a single piece. plus its 5mm thick. normal secc cabinets are made in press and the holes and stuff are stamped out. but you can only stamp out till a certain thickness and ductility of a material..

its true that the smaller parts were individual like the sidepanel, drive bays. but they are made from single blocks.

and judging from the price, it was indeed made on a CNC mill.
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#15
RoostieJDio
Look at the gallery pictures on the product page. It's certainly not milled from one piece of aluminium. The front and sides are made from a single piece of aluminium which I assume has been bent because milling that would be insane. The top, bottom and rear panels are all separate.
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#16
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
ytur that would have been the easier way to do it. but you must look at the insane price as well :p
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#17
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Milled cast or assembled $800 is still stupidly expensive for a computer case.
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#19
jihadjoe
I'm disappointed it doesn't cost $1337.
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#20
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: lobsterrock
Steiger Dynamics LEET Liquid Cooled HTPC Demo - Yo...

This is a demo of what this chassis can do. It's pretty impressive, I'm sure a lot of you would be more interested it if they found a way to drop the price
i would buy one if i didn't feel like i was throwing away my money.
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#21
micropage7
by: Easy Rhino
i would buy one if i didn't feel like i was throwing away my money.
yeah i prefer build my own case for that price, but there some "crazy" people would pay for it :nutkick:
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#22
Jorge
This does not look like a billet chassis, it appears to be a formed chassis. It's nice looking, though odd in shape but the price is still laughable however. Anbody buying one of these has Loser tatooed on their forehead.
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#23
Frederik S
Staff
by: de.das.dude
they did say its one piece, which does imply it was carved out of a single block.

and ofcourse they dont use a solid block, they make the mould to the nearest meaurements possible and then mill off the rest.

we use and recycle aluminum for moulding regularly in the forge.
you just need to be sure not to let other metals in, which is why chip from mills are collected separately and they are milled in an enclosure which helps too.

and its not possible to recycle the aluminum itself. but recycled aluminium is added to new aluminium in a definite ratio which helps keep the grade constant. its not like you use ONLY recycled aluminium to make something.
I did not say that. I just implied that getting the same spec aluminum from something that has been processed is hard since you need to purify it again and add alloying elements to get to the same grade which is not a trivial process if your goal is to recycle. Downcycling to something less pure, lower grade aluminum is done lot because it is cheaper and easier.
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#24
m1dg3t
This case is stupid. There were a handfull of case makers attempting similar cases for HTPC enthusiasts but quickly they realized noone is willing to pay damn near $1k for a freakin' case! :slap:

Also, at this price, i'd be having a custom case made up. ;)

I feel sorry for anyones children who buy/bought this case... :o
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#25
JoePesci
There's no market for $1000 cases. Even if the manufacturer would sell a case that costs him $2000 to make for only $1000, people still would say that the price is not justified and laughable.

If people are willing to pay more for a case, then they always associate it with more features and less with quality, material, design and craftsmanship. Also, the absolute limit seems to be around $400, not more.

After having bought Coolermaster, Lian Li and Silverstone cases in the $250 - $400 range in the past, I started to dislike them more and more due to their 1 mm (or less) thin walls, high amount of plastic features, "unclean" design and other issues.

The case presented in this news here isn't that bad.

If you think that for $1k you'd rather get a Titan or a SLI combo, which is a legit thought, then you're just not the target audience of this case (or any other case in this quality region).
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