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Antec Dark Cube

Darksaber

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The Antec Dark Cube represents a modern revival of the Razer Cube, which was also built by Antec around five years ago. With its four glass panels and choice of aluminum, the case feels hefty and visually appealing, all demanding of its price tag.

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I like the look of this case but it find it expensive for all the negatives posted in the review.
 
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I can see a modder installing a roller rail to slide the internals out like a dresser drawer. And unless you live in the northern colder climates, no one will be using that glass front panel, although its nice for Antec to include it anyways.
 
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Temps may have improved if negative pressure was used.
Installing the two fans on the front blowing warm air from the radiator into the case isn't going to help, also the GPU trying to draw air down from the top of the case, with limited openings is a stupid design error.
 

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cant believe they forgot to label the headphone jacks
that tint is overkill

Theres innovation here, it just needed more work
 
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It should've stayed in 2016.
 
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What a waste of raw materials, and indeed space.

This was clearly designed by someone who created an asthetic and then shoved components inside it as a secondary thought.

Over the years Antec has created some great cases, some grounbreaking cases and some absolute turds, this is a turd, and what is worse is that this asthetic could easily work well as a performance case, but this has so many flaws it is not even worth (heavily) modding to make it perform as it could, such a shame :(
 
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Benchmark Scores I once clocked a Celeron-300A to 564MHz on an Abit BE6 and it scored over 9000.
Whilst it's true that mATX needs more love, it's abortions of a case like this that hurt the platform.

mATX is about being compact. Whilst it's not ridiculously tall, it is ridiculously wide and deep. The external volume is almost 50L and yet it still looks a bit cramped to work inside and that lack of cooling makes it a premium disaster that has learned absolutely zero of the many important lessons from the case industry in 2019 and 2020.

/facepalm
 
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