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Antec Releases One-of-a-Kind Open-Air Chassis: The LanBoy Air

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#51
this is ugly. and weird. and i was always against something with mesh from top to bottom, it hampers proper airflow, by mixing up the currents. its too hard to get rid of heat in these cases. the fans just circulate the air in the case instead of bringing in fresh air from outside and releasing exhaust.
In a completely mesh case like this, you set all fans to intake(which brings in the cool air), and the mesh becomes the exhaust(which lets out the hot air). It does not harm the airflow, and the positive pressure helps minimize the dust as an added benefit.
 

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In a completely mesh case like this, you set all fans to intake(which brings in the cool air), and the mesh becomes the exhaust(which lets out the hot air). It does not harm the airflow, and the positive pressure helps minimize the dust as an added benefit.
That's what I do with my case. I can't use a side panel and the rest of my case is perforated, it works well.. but doesn't look like a tinker toy.

I took a picture of this and made it black and white. I must say, without the colored steel bars it looks much better. I'd like to see a black and a white version and perhaps another take on this design with things looking more "streamlined". In a way this case has some of the exterior asthetics as a HAF 932 and other styles like that. I can see why designs like this are popular, but it just isn't my personal taste.
 
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Meh, I bypass the issue altogether by using a 3 level tech station and water cooling. lol.
 
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one thing i would concern....dust!
 

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we have so much dust here that i have to clean the dust atleast once a month.
 

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we have so much dust here that i have to clean the dust atleast once a month.
So what? Once a month isn't a lot at all. Not exactly hard to open the side of a case and blow some air around.
 
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I clean the filters from the big stuff every week with the vacum cleaner and open the case up every month or two for major cleaning. WIth that being easy to manage, and as some said with a good use of positive pressure, you can prevent the dust in the case
 
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possitive pressure.... as long as the computer is on and the fans spinning... Rest of the time i'd swear that electronics attract dust... Add the extra noise sensation.
It is nice and handy, but no more. No real world benefit from mainly meshed cases, no more. The looks of course and no more. Said.. the .... raven :)
 

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i guess if you really bored with a usual case get this thing. if not, dont bother.
 

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I don't like the yellow, but luckily they make a blue version that looks really slick.

The dust isn't an issue either, that is why they tell you to put all the fans as intake. All the dust gets blown out of the case for you due to the possitive pressure.
 

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I like how modular it is but it looks frail to me. There's not enough cross members to keep it rigid so it looks like it would turn into a pancake if it were dropped.
 

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I like how modular it is but it looks frail to me. There's not enough cross members to keep it rigid so it looks like it would turn into a pancake if it were dropped.
The video review I watched of it said it was actually pretty rigid and solid, the steal tubing is very strong.

With the steal chassis, I would figure this would be more solid than something like an acrylic case, or even some of the all aluminum cases out there.
 
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pain in the A$$ to clean these thing ,my CM690II dust filter are crazy me ,dust dust dust ,these even Worse ,not for me :D