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NOX Coolbay HX & APEX 700W

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#1
Yes, the Coolbay HX looks similar to the Antec 900, but this chassis from NOX manages to score with additional features, a nice interior paint job and better cooling, making it a choice to be taken very seriously, especially considering the price point.

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If its intended as a contester to the Antec 900, I'd say this round goes to Nox. I'd prefer the Coolbay over the 900.
 

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#4
Why not use it ???
:banghead:
Simple reason: We review cases, we do not build PCs.

If I were to build a PC with this chassis, I would spend the time to do cable management. But we fill the case with hardware, snap an image and turn it on. That is it.

Wiring the entire system nicely and then taking it apart after a single shot is way too much work.

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Simple reason: We review cases, we do not build PCs.

If I were to build a PC with this chassis, I would spend the time to do cable management. But we fill the case with hardware, snap an image and turn it on. That is it.

Wiring the entire system nicely and then taking it apart after a single shot is way too much work.

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DS
:shadedshu too much work ??? how ?? I am probably the laziest person on the planet and I would still take just a minute to put the 24 pin and the 4/8pin behind the mobo .... (just couse it is the easyest:p)

P.S. bloodrage is some bad ass looking mobo:respect:
 
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#6
As someone who keeps their case on the floor, I love the ports and tray on top.