Thursday, January 21st 2016

Spire Announces the TRICER 1408 Micro-ATX Tower Case

Spire is delighted to announce its new Micro ATX chassis, the Tricer 1408. This divine pc enclosure is black and bold, built with quality materials and features you are looking for in a Micro ATX tower chassis. The exterior design clearly displays grace and style, without sacrificing functionality. This Micro ATX form factor PC chassis features the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 on the front panel as well as AC97/HD audio ports.

Not only the outside resembles class also the interior comes with nice features, the engineers at Spire have thoroughly thought out the structure and ease of assembly while building this enclosure. Full mainboard tray with large surface area that gives the pc builder the room they need in order to assemble the components. Top and front re-enforced drive bay rack for secure mounting of Optical and Hard Disc Drives. Loaded with style, quality and performance the Tricer is the selection for professional PC users and System Integrators.
Main Features:
  • Durable 0.45mm SPCC steel
  • Contemporary & modern design
  • Front connections: USB2.0/3.0 & Audio ports
  • Micro ATX mainboards compatible
  • Easy installation, thumb-screw side-panel
  • Enhanced internal space design
  • Including 420W ATX power supply unit
  • 2 years manufacturer warranty service
MSRP: Manufacturer suggested retail price:
  • (Euro, ex VAT) € 59.95
  • (Dollar, ex VAT) $ 64.95
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15 Comments on Spire Announces the TRICER 1408 Micro-ATX Tower Case

#1
Chloe Price
PSU on top in 2016, really? I'm not going to even say anything about the "quality" of the bundled PSU :roll:
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#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Sweet another giant matx tower
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#3
lZKoce
9700 Pro said:
PSU on top in 2016, really? I'm not going to even say anything about the "quality" of the bundled PSU :roll:
Come on man :) It's Spire, that's what they do. You don't buy $800 dollar Spire case. They always have been budget oriented.
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Chloe Price
lZKoce said:
Come on man :) It's Spire, that's what they do. You don't buy $800 dollar Spire case. They always have been budget oriented.
Yeah, but these days even 40eur/buck cases have PSU on bottom at least here in Finland, those with PSU on top are just some low-low-end crap which nobody should even buy, excluding Fractal's cheapest cases which are still fine..
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#5
GreiverBlade
if i go top mounted PSU, well i rather buy a Cougar MX200 than any case made by Spire ... (which i did for one build that sit aside on my desk ... ) that one was even cheaper ... less than 50€ at my retailer



second thought ... i hope they are not the OEM for Cougar o_O

oh the price is justified they added a 420w PSU the MX200 doesn't pack a PSU in addition ... wait... one from spire?`ok then, value: 0, and that case is still more expensive than the MX200, either way you would need a PSU to go with
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#6
Kursah
9700 Pro said:
PSU on top in 2016, really? I'm not going to even say anything about the "quality" of the bundled PSU :roll:
Actually having a PSU on top works fine and allows for extra exhaust...damn near all decent PSU's in 2016 are rated at 50C which is similar to server spec, which utilizes them for exhaust as well.

I was stuck in the mindset of PSU bottom dedicated intake only...if a case has it cool...if it uses the PSU as an exhaust, all it should do is help outward flow. Sure the PSU will get warmer, but it is designed to withstand those temps. This case doesn't look too horrid...until I read the price...I'd rather run a CoolerMaster N200 for less $$$ after conversion.

I run a Corsair 600C, literally just released, runs my HX750 up top...and while it will exhaust pretty warm air...it never gets hot...to my surprise. I attribute that to the airflow design and positive pressure design of the case to keep air moving out the back with lots of ventilation. But having the PSU mounted up top is totally relevant and modern, especially for quieter cases, and additional airflow...why not use it? Especially when power supplies are designed to handle it?

:toast:
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
ATX spec makes the powersupply the CPU exhaust so there is that.
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#8
Fx
I have always hated HDDs being mounted in that orientation. I wouldn't pay more than $30 for this POS case.
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#9
Casecutter
Being a Micro ATX measuring in at 15x7x16", and not "bottom feeder" would lure me to this case.

Most bottom feeder suck like a Carp in pond, they ingest everything dust, pet hair, paper you name it. Then many are mediocre at best and almost always hard to service. On some high watt gaming machine it can have merit, although some home use machine it's a detriment as that's a box folks would rather see minimal maintenance. A effective easy to access front filter is all I want in such a chassis. (Hopefully they did that)

Congratulations Spire now drop the PSU, while I don't know even about the side vent, add sound foam on the sides and price it at $40 USD.
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#10
ironcerealbox
Fx said:
I wouldn't pay more than $30 for this POS case.
But you are willing to buy this particular "POS" case for $30.

If they drop the PSU (and, obviously, the cost will follow) then it might get a little more attention. The design isn't really an eye-sore and is not gaudy or that cheap looking. You can, easily, do worse with more "mainstream" brands.
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#11
Static~Charge
This divine pc enclosure
"Divine"? Looks pretty "mundane" to me....
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#12
Chloe Price
cdawall said:
ATX spec makes the powersupply the CPU exhaust so there is that.
That was useful maybe then when ATX specs were released, I rather have my PSUs get cool air from under the case and let the case fan(s) handle the exhaust. Also PSU on top gathers dust inside the PSU pretty easily..
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#13
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
9700 Pro said:
That was useful maybe then when ATX specs were released, I rather have my PSUs get cool air from under the case and let the case fan(s) handle the exhaust. Also PSU on top gathers dust inside the PSU pretty easily..
So a PSU rated to take 50c intake air and one that has an entire case to filter out dust will have more issues than one in the bottom of a case that takes air straight off of the the floor?
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#14
Kursah
9700 Pro said:
That was useful maybe then when ATX specs were released, I rather have my PSUs get cool air from under the case and let the case fan(s) handle the exhaust. Also PSU on top gathers dust inside the PSU pretty easily..
I think people get stuck in thinking things need to be a certain way, which is fine for personal preference, and that's it. There's no real benefit to that unless one runs shitty cheap Chinese knockoff PSU's that can't handle a little heat without popping and releasing the smoke.

Seeing something offered from how things used to be because it is still an effective option gets quickly scoffed at, which again is personal preference, but not necessarily a better or worse decision. I work with plenty of both, and can say that each has its benefits, but both designs get plenty dusty...filters or not.

Both are effective options, which is why both are still offered, top mounted PSU's is not a poor design decision though, not even close....unless folks run crappy grade PSU's then even bottom mounting won't necessarily save them from the inevitable pop that could take out the rest of their system...
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#15
Sp33d Junki3
For the price of $65 is too much. You can likely get the NZXT S340 or the new Phanteks P400 for the same price.
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