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Antec Teases Enthusiast Community with Skeleton Chassis

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  1. Haytch

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    Why not get a bag full of dust and just dump into onto your current rig ?
    Why not pour that glass of coke over your cpu right now ?

    Skeleton Chassis's are the oldest concept of cases. We evolved. I dont see the point in going backwards, esp if it looks like a skeleton.

    And im sure everyone loves to spray their rigs with an air compressor, but thats because they didnt actually bother building the rig themselves, otherwise respect for the components would be an issue and they wouldnt run the risk of damaging their 6 weeks of cpu lapping effort for something so silly.

    Testing purposes only ? Ye ok . . . But which technician would sit there and strap all that hardware to a case to check if a component works. There are much more productive and efficient means which ive always opted for.

    Someone posted the Banchetto 101 - This is a more professionally designed unit that takes testers into consideration. I believe it also has the appealing looks over the Antec.
     
  2. theJesus

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    I'd rather have an HSPC tech station, it would be much more efficient and you wouldn't need to be sliding a tray in and out every time you wanted to tinker (which should be quite often for anybody even in the market for this type of "case").

    Also, I think it looks stupid :p

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    +1 on all that. My favorite kind of test "station" is just putting everything on an anti-static bag or mat, or some other anti-static surface.
     
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    I saw this thing with a system in it at PAX. I asked the guy how much it would run and he said somewhere around the 200$ price point. It seemed pretty solid 'cause I shook it but it's not a case for people who put it under their desk, or have pets, or small children. Personally I think it's dumb and it's not very convenient if you're going to be moving your computer to places for a LAN. It's not secure and even if it's a friends house it'd be WAY to easy for something to fry your shit. You would definitely have to do custom cabling for it to even look remotely decent.
     
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    First off, we've been talking about test beds. You don't drink pop over any test bed and you don't leave it sitting under your desk running 24/7.
    Yes the air compressor was a little extream did you happen to notice the ; p next to it?? Also on that note, there are those of us that have adjustable regulators on our air compressors.
    In my use, primarily the HDDs, DVD/CDs, PSUs, etc stay in the case (the bottom half of this one) while the CPUs, RAM, Graphics, and Motherboards are often swapped out. This case would work fine for those purposes. It also has the fan blowing down on the motherboard to help with air flow, so yes I think this would make a good test bed case.
    Not arguing just my 2¢ and experience.
     
  5. Atnevon

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    Cool. I guess

    Comes to show overclocking is truely a money sport. Richest one wins.

    Soon someone like Paris Hilton will get someone from Nasa to break the record, out of rocket parts and Gold.

    Whats wrong with a cardboard box??? Purely a waste of money, and true display of vanity.

    (Now if it were acrylic, badass).
     
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    Lol what if your like me and have a computer sitting around and when you test you replace simple things like the CPU/RAM/graphics card? Or using it to install CPU coolers which are reviewed :p?

    Your right, but there is a certain niche market that it would come in handy for.
     
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    If i remember correctly Gammy was looking at buying one of them totally cool.
     
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    id take it, but id get super then acrylic to put around the bubble and thicker stuff with an outtake at the rear for the lower, wouldnt make a bad case with red tinted acrylic and some nice red LED's
     
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    Man if it wasnt $225 AUD id take one!
     
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    my next antec case :)
     
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    How about the DD torture rack?
    [​IMG]

    Can hold two radiators as well.
     
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    Looks more like a gallery piece than a case. DuChamp would be proud.
     
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    i wonder if it will have good airflow..... ;P
     
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    These types of cases are for people like me where I'm swapping out between 6 different gfx cards in a bench session, or unbolting the cpu block to throw on the DICE pot for a bench session. Yes, cardboard can work for those purposes as well, but a "case" like this is much more sturdy and secure.

    And who the hell cares about how much dust gets in it, when it's 1000000X easier to dust it out?

    But, about this particular model, having a constant overhead obstruction, and the need for a slide out mobo tray completely defeats the purpose. Not to mention it is ridiculously overpriced. It's like a ricer to me, tries to look the part, but fails miserably at actually performing.

    I currently use the mobo tray out of my CM Stacker 830 to pull this job, but it has it's disadvantages, like my drives sitting all over my desk. lol I'm going to get a HSPC Top Deck Tech Station for my benching rig eventually, that way I can reclaim some of my desk space. lol.
     
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    This case is very cool, yet overpriced. I am sure cardboard will work for me for a while...
     
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    I don't see it being any 'easier' to clean than normal good sized case. You can still reach pretty much any component you need to; the only slight problem is that the blown dust can possibly get trapped more easily; then again, less dust gets in to begin with so..moot?


    My problem with this, besides how cheap and hideous it looks, is that they spin it off to be some sort of 'closed' case meets benching box and I don't see the point. If you're benching hardcore, you don't need a case of any sorts. You find a flat surface and plop down your board and there you go. This doesn't benefit those types of users. On the flipside, it's open-ness doesn't benefit non-benchers.


    I don't think you could necessarily go wrong by having one of these; I just don't see the purpose.
     
  18. Hayder_Master

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    cool , new case look
     

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