Monday, June 5th 2017

Antec Project X Case Company's Computex Centerpiece

The centerpiece of Antec's Computex 2018 booth is the Project X (working title) case. This cyberpunk creation features several polygonal aluminium and tempered glass shards held together by thumbscrews on a steel frame, with room inside for a high-end liquid-cooled build for maximum exposure. The case sits tilted at a 20°-ish angle that makes the front-panel accessible, and exposes more of its design elements. Through the various deliberate gaps and cuts between the panels, you can put up quite a spectacular light show.
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11 Comments on Antec Project X Case Company's Computex Centerpiece

#1
Hood
I like this case, it has a unique look, and uses premium materials. No plastic, that I can see. It has to be a dust magnet though, and frequent cleaning would be necessary. Cable management is also tricky (note how badly they screwed that up on the right side - terrible looking, for a "centerpiece" at a major trade show). There's really nowhere to hide the wires, which is why cases with glass right panels are a mistake - who wants to see that mess?
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#2
lZKoce
About time, they showed up with something different.
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#3
Caring1
The wheels have fallen off Tron's bike.
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#4
GreiverBlade
Hood said:
I like this case, it has a unique look, and uses premium materials.
lZKoce said:
About time, they showed up with something different.
seriously? :shadedshu::ohwell: (ohhhh you meant for Antec .... isn't it? )


https://cougargaming.com/us/products/cases/conquer/

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Cougar/Conquer/ (30.11.2017)

i wonder the Price of that Antec .... the Conquer is quite affordable where i live (unlike a InWin Tóu or any other fancy metal and tempered glass case)
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#5
Caring1
Seriously, it's a mechanical bull isn't it?
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#6
GreiverBlade
Caring1 said:
Seriously, it's a mechanical bull isn't it?
nah, it's a copycat cat ... (even the color on the aluminum is the same as the Conquer :laugh: )
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#7
Fx
Maybe it's just me or getting older, but cases are getting uglier as time goes by. They all look like something out of the movie Transformers and are decked out with RGB.

This is absolutely hideous.
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#8
bonehead123
B....A....R.....F........

Looks like something aborted from a sickly, deranged transformer :)
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#9
lZKoce
GreiverBlade said:
seriously? :shadedshu::ohwell: (ohhhh you meant for Antec .... isn't it? )
Yeah, I meant for Antec. I know they were something to recon in the case market, but it was before my time :) I only know them for rectangular shaped boxes that's supposed to survive a two storey fall. In my eye it is something new for them, even being a copycat. I know about the Cougar, come on man :) We've been on this forum for ages.
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#10
Hood
GreiverBlade said:
nah, it's a copycat cat ... (even the color on the aluminum is the same as the Conquer :laugh: )
Good catch. It's not exactly the same (feet, sides, and front cover are different), but close enough for a lawsuit, so I'm thinking Antec paid Cougar a licensing fee and then made changes. Typical of them. After seeing the Cougar case, I like it a lot less, even though the Antec version looks better.
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GreiverBlade
Hood said:
even though i find the Antec version to looks better.
NOT EVEN IN DREAM... and corrected (personal opinion eh? :laugh: )

mmhh, well not bad looking nonetheless ... i give that ...


it looks by far inferior to the Conquer, the only thing that actually is ... better... is the impracticality (well worse ... ) i look way smaller than the Conquer (probably more expensive .... who knows ) and the conquer is already a tight fit ... but has a way better layout .... it look like they took the front aluminum piece tilted it 45° forward cut the glass by half the size :laugh: and removed all the utility space in the front (which is actually used for the 3.5" storage area)

well ... it's a compact version then ... (not my teacup, to have a ATX compact chassis .... it it was mATX or mITX maybe )

oh well i still prefer my Panzer Max (tho i would gladly take the Panzer Max with tempered glass panel, or a Conquer if my e-tailer do a promotion :laugh: )

lZKoce said:
Yeah, I meant for Antec. I know they were something to recon in the case market, but it was before my time :) I only know them for rectangular shaped boxes that's supposed to survive a two storey fall. In my eye it is something new for them, even being a copycat. I know about the Cougar, come on man :) We've been on this forum for ages.
pfffffff... youngster ... ;)

well the only line of case from Antec i reckon it was innovative and quite unique was the Skeleton series

altho it was also .... before your time probably :laugh:



oh well if that "project X" will cost more than 280$ excl. taxes .... then it's a blatant thievery


Fx said:
Maybe it's just me or getting older, but cases are getting uglier as time goes by. They all look like something out of the movie Transformers and are decked out with RGB.
This is absolutely hideous.
i hope i am not older than you ...
bonehead123 said:
B....A....R.....F........

Looks like something aborted from a sickly, deranged transformer :)
meh .... some oldies were worse :laugh: (personal opinion eh? :laugh: )
like... (to my own shame .... i owned the second one of that list ... )




not specifically worse ... but already a "transformer" look: NZXT Nemesis ... 2005 (i still own one)
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