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Aerocool Strike-X Air Open Frame PC Case E-ATX 0.7mm USB3 with 20cm LED Fan - Red £73.93 @ CCL
Aerocool Strike-X Air Open Frame PC Case E-ATX 0.7mm USB3 with 20cm LED Fan - Red £73.93 @ CCL

Aerocool Strike-X Air Open Frame PC Case E-ATX 0.7mm USB3 with 20cm LED Fan - Red £73.93 @ CCL

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State of the art Open Frame PC case design for all PC users!
Excellent cooling performance for gamers and enthusiast.
Ideal case for engineers and reviewers for benchmark testing.
Solidly constructed "ALL BLACK" chassis interior of 0.7mm SECC Japanese Steel w/PCI plate and mesh highlighted in red.
Supports longer high-end VGA cards up to 330 mm.

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Edited by: "tasman23" 10th Feb 2015

That's really really bizarre

That is tweaking my geek!

Banned

lucyferror

That's really really bizarre



These are typically used by people who need quick access to their pcs like if they test parts.

Pretty cool design, especially for gamers, though it's apparently quite a large unit.

That is sweet, if I had somewhere it could sit I would buy it in a second! Luv it.

Banned

Do they have a silent version?

Banned

juicestop

Do they have a silent version?



As in with no fans?

accident waiting to happen

Very odd, looks a bit Black & Decker to me!

cigbunt

accident waiting to happen



Besides the fans, although there are only low voltages present outside the power supply, the currents are quite high, so if a short occurs you could get burnt.

Doesn't look quite so cool when it's stuffed with components
http://www.modding.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Strike-X-60.jpg

It occupies rather a lot of desk space.

The motherboard is quite accessible. If the drive bay slots were easily removable it would have been useful
Quite useful for test purposes.
Seems to be the cheapest price so voted hot




Heat for cheapest price, but I don't buy that this is designed for use as a test bed, its for people that want to show off all their parts - Nothing wrong with that. As mentioned above though, no one with children could ever own this, I know personally that if I did own it, within 10 minutes I would be have dropped 8 cups of coffee inside and would spend most of my time removing my kids severed fingers and blowing out dog hair.

I wouldn't own it though because its a bit like a Golf Cabriolet, on paper it should be amazing but in reality it just looks weird. "Computa ses nooooo"

Cold.

Not enough air flow

jasee

Besides the fans, although there are only low voltages present outside … Besides the fans, although there are only low voltages present outside the power supply, the currents are quite high, so if a short occurs you could get burnt.Doesn't look quite so cool when it's stuffed with components It occupies rather a lot of desk space.The motherboard is quite accessible. If the drive bay slots were easily removable it would have been usefulQuite useful for test purposes.Seems to be the cheapest price so voted hot



You could barbecue on that thing in the summer

overstyled and impractical. For testing, just assemble it all on a bench and surround with desk fans as required ... the only thing I struggle with is lifting the motherboard securely so I can get a fan under it to cool behind the cpu, and this doesn't seem to help with that.

Banned

xela333

As in with no fans?


lol

Do love this case. seen it in scan and its bigger than I expected, can't justify the price though. heat.

dear god that is mighty hideous

This test bench has been on my wish list for some time now. Sexy as hell!
PS it's a lot bigger than the pics show.

http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/DF26/HDOW9Y7F/F3PDF26HDOW9Y7F.LARGE.jpg

Somebody recently read The Emperor's New Clothes in their R&D team and marketing loved the idea!
What an Extreme Dust Trap System © . I pity the fool who has to clean all the exposed components and 'not' worry about static niceties...

Wanted one of these a month ago, decided to go for a NZXT Phantom 630 instead. This could have been perfect if it wasn't for the whole, y'know, dust issue.

thetwistedblue

Cold.Not enough air flow


As stupid as it sounds your probably right about the air flow.
Standard cases work by creating negative or positive air flow in the case to maximise cooling. With an open design like this it just increases the temperature all around the case, instead of drawing cold air and exhausting hot, you get warm air all round.

Quote: State of the art Open Frame PC case design for all PC users!

Just wait till Doris in accounts arranges her collection of cuddly toys and post-its all over it.
Edited by: "DonDraper" 10th Feb 2015

Take it to a massive LAN event, go to the loo and come back to find half your PC missing.

Although its aimed at keen gamers / enthusiasts the open case is not a good idea if you attend LAN parties and want to secure your expensive graphics cards and CPU. Need something enclosed and lockable in order to stop wandering hands nicking your hardware.

fugly

joedastudd

As stupid as it sounds your probably right about the air flow.Standard … As stupid as it sounds your probably right about the air flow.Standard cases work by creating negative or positive air flow in the case to maximise cooling. With an open design like this it just increases the temperature all around the case, instead of drawing cold air and exhausting hot, you get warm air all round.



Yea I can't imagine this being very good at cooling at all. Pretty poor flow.

Cold IMO.

Don't these suffer badly from the mobo tray sagging heavily?

What happens with regards to dust? At least my case has dust filters!

Do the people saying that there isn't enough air flow have any basis for this, or are they able to work out the fluid dynamics just by looking at it?

In this review they thought it was rather good.
overclock3d.net/rev…w/6
Edited by: "Urzrkymn" 10th Feb 2015

nice idea but the cleaning requirements put me off

Quite possibly the most retarded 'case' design i've ever seen, and that coming from somebody who once built a wooden PC.....

Hi... my name is dust, pleased to meet you. We'll be spending a lot of time together...

That is really ugly. However for testers it must be perfect for them.

A3DELITIST

Don't these suffer badly from the mobo tray sagging heavily?



It happens to us all, no shame in it.

The simplest solution to the dust/heating problem would be to stick it inside a huge perspex case, cut a hole in one end and cover it with an air filter, then cut a hole at the other end and permanently attach it to a Dyson vacuum cleaner switched on full. Or you could just buy a sensible case.

I have a pc with no side panel as cooler is too big it works
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