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Antec Teases Enthusiast Community with Skeleton Chassis

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Antec is planning to take enthusiast PC chassis to the next level with the Skeleton Chassis. It breaks the mould with a design case-modders and overclockers would build themselves. It is an open-ended design suited for flat-bed setups ideal for benchmark enthusiasts and reviewers. The design is basically two stages stacked. The top stage holds the motherboard and the lower stage holds hard drives, PSU and related peripherals and wiring. The stages slide out, in case the user decides to use extreme cooling such as LN2 pots, etc. Otherwise, the arches above the top stage hold a powerful 250 mm fan to keep the entire stage cool.

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    Specifications:
    • 4 Drive Bays (External: 2 x 5.25in) (Internal: 2 x 3.5in)
    • Optional: 4 x 3.5in; side panel mounted drive trays
    • Layered tray design for greater system integration flexibility
    • Seven Expansion Slots including room for 11in video cards
    • cooling System: one top 250mm TriCool 3-speed multi color customisable LED Fan; one front 92mm HD cooling fan
    • Motherboard: Standard ATX
    • 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x FireWire (IEEE1394), 1 x eSATA, Audio (AC97’ and HDA compatible) In and Out
    • 0.8mm cold rolled steel
    Source: Atomic PC
     
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    Oh my :D
     
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    wow....that's pretty freaking sweet...
     
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    That just made my day. Really cool case/test bed.

    I wonder how much it is going to cost.
     
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    Bet fit gets this, i would if i was into this kind of stuff for sure.
     
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    woot i have my new test bench
     
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    All I can say is WOW! :)
     
  8. dsdsdk New Member

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    how the hell are you gonna work with it? this is stupid, way to many thing obstructing access to the mobo.. might as well have a normal cabi and take of the side everytime you need to fiddle..

    pretty and cool yes, but functional?
     
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    I agree if I needed a test bed this would definately be one of my top considerations.
     
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    look at the last picture. mobo tray slides out leaving you plenty of room to work on it.
     
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    This thing looks awesome, I wonder how hard it will be to mount a 120x240 radiator to it.
     
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    Im really wondering about cooler clearance...can you get a Xig or a TRU under that fan?
     
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    I wouldnt mind one of these 'cases' /rigs replacing my case - Id use it as a case & just toss a table cloth over it to keep the dust bunnies away when its powerd down. - Imagine how silent it would be
     
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    Very quiet, I can't wait to get one. I have a tru and something tells me they wouldn't screw them selves over by making it to tiny to fit one in there.
     
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    look at the third shot above.... the Xig is way taller than my GPU. the hold down brace for the GPU seems to be the height of the fan on top!
     
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    isn't this a repost?

    nice idea just the same.......
     
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    If this true which I see what you are talking about here and it doesn't fit then duh is all I have to say.
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Only cables that would cause issue is the ones to the fan/power buttons up top. with the tray comes the PSU, HDD, and DVD, so the cables would still be in the same place!
     
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    Ya but when's the last time innovative plastic actually worked ;)?

    My first though was...dust much?
     
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    Air Compressor ; p
    That thing would be so easy to clean
     
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    How much does it cost to buy one of those made of acrylic+aluminum (made by custom PC shops)?
     
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    I saw a post about this a while back. I'd love to have one.
     
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    I hope a TRU120E can fit.
     

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