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X2 i5

Darksaber

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System Name Core i7 Overclocked - Main Workstation
Processor Core i7 940 at 3.66 GHz
Motherboard Asus P6T Deluxe
Cooling Noktua U14P Super Silent
Memory 3x2GB OCZ 1600 MHz CL8
Video Card(s) 2x MSI Cyclone Radeon 6850 1GB in Crossfire - tuned to be silent
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Case Corsair Obsidian 800D
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Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
The X2 i5 is a compact chassis with a nice white paint job, while advertising liquid-cooling compatibility for up to 280 mm radiators alongside a metal shroud to hide your PSU. We will take a closer look to see how a case with such an affordable price point delivers on all these promises.

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Not too bad looking, but generally useless, this case would be lucky to score 3/10 from me.
While the magnetic dust filter is a plus, having it only on the top where fans exhausting would prevent dust from entering, seems moot.
Ideally they should have spent more time on the design and tweaked it to remove most of the perforations and other places dust gains easy ingress, also making a separate slightly larger version suitable for water cooled systems would expand their market to different audiences.
+ one for the PSU shroud, -2 for making it look like a cheese grater.
 
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Benchmark Scores Fire Strike 13091 with R9 290
80/92mm exhaust is something we shouldn't have seen in years.
 
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