1. #9421
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    i imagine thats fairly small, something like that made to the size of an ATX case would weigh 150+ lbs
    Thats a good estimate, I'd say being a little forgiving tho. At the size of like a 912 it'd be 150Lbs put it up to 932 size o.O holy crap maybe closer to 300, and thats by itself. PSU+all goodies >.> jesus It'd cost an arm and a leg so you'd have to fill it from top to bottom to be respectable. 500 Lbs wall safe is your PC, takes 2 guys to open it up.

  2. #9422
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarevoc View Post
    You have to be as crazy and as paranoid about plastic as I am to see it. But it's not expected from a $99 case to be all aluminum anyway.

    - power and reset button (though not sure here)
    - the inside of the clamper for the 5.25" drive
    - holes for watercooling tubes (yes those can be made out of metal without having them cut through your tubes)
    - the machanism that holds the whole case front
    - small top cover of the case front
    - grid that holds the dust filter
    - parts of the HDD cages
    - case feet all rubber (of course the bottom part or layer must be rubber, but not the whole thing)
    - ...and a few other things

    But there's no point to argue about this, 99% aluminum is fine for 99% of buyers. Any discussion leads to nowhere, as almost nobody is gonna accept if someone criticizes a few minor plastic parts. Of course it's fine to use plastic if it is the technologically superior material, I just don't like it if they use it due to cost savings, and in most cases that is the reason.
    Just went over my case (Lian Li). Aside from the HDD cages release button there is no plastic anywhere in the case. The cages can be removed also. The power button is aluminum the screws etc. It is sat on metal rolling wheels either aluminum or steel. It has rubber inserts for the holes the wires pass through, but once again these are removable and are on aluminum. IIRC the case retailed without wheels and windowed side panel for around $400.00 and this was maybe in 2005.
    https://i.redditmedia.com/P8UE8DAGeB...c1ef120404fdbd
    Quote Originally Posted by PRE 9-11 View Post
    This term isn't far off, though it would need the word "scientific" in front of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by PRE 9-11 View Post
    Accessibility, ownership, availability; these are all essentially the same thing.

  3. #9423
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarevoc View Post
    You have to be as crazy and as paranoid about plastic as I am to see it. But it's not expected from a $99 case to be all aluminum anyway.

    - power and reset button (though not sure here)
    - the inside of the clamper for the 5.25" drive
    - holes for watercooling tubes (yes those can be made out of metal without having them cut through your tubes)
    - the machanism that holds the whole case front
    - small top cover of the case front
    - grid that holds the dust filter
    - parts of the HDD cages
    - case feet all rubber (of course the bottom part or layer must be rubber, but not the whole thing)
    - ...and a few other things


    But there's no point to argue about this, 99% aluminum is fine for 99% of buyers. Any discussion leads to nowhere, as almost nobody is gonna accept if someone criticizes a few minor plastic parts. Of course it's fine to use plastic if it is the technologically superior material, I just don't like it if they use it due to cost savings, and in most cases that is the reason.
    Few things here, I'll start @ water cooling holes...so how would you go about making a hole out of metal? It wouldn't be a hole would it? Are you seriously griping over people using obviously superior materials for multiple reasons? Metal is not a good grommet, this is why its always something like rubber or plastic, also those are insulators not conductors.

    I haven't seen a full plastic HDD cage ever, Ive seen platic used on the quick release features, this is for several reasons but cost efficiency would be the first. Literally everything you mentioned is either a spray coated metal that may seem like plastic or a situation where a non conductor or softer material is ideal to use. Not even old school hot rods were full metal...you just can't do that and at this point why waste the metal? Personally a Carbon fiber case would be awesome, it would probably cost $500-$1000 but it would be more durable and a fraction of the weight.

    Metal feet, maybe metal risers for the feet again having a smooth metal as the surface of a traction point would be abysmal. I understand the concept of not wanting some cheap plastic piece of junk that goes without saying, but plastics rubbers and other synthetic materials are better than metal in some cases, no pun intended. It seriously sounds like you want a lightning rod next to you.

  4. #9424
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    i imagine thats fairly small, something like that made to the size of an ATX case would weigh 150+ lbs
    Aw...that's depressing...I looked at it and could instantly see the layout...
    CPU: Intel I5-3570k 4.7ghz MB: Gigabyte Z77-D3H
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Ram: G-Skill 8GB 1333
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB PSU: Corsair CX850M Case: Corsair 750D

  5. #9425
    Quote Originally Posted by OmegaV View Post
    Aw...that's depressing...I looked at it and could instantly see the layout...
    Im thinking you could easily make a case out of other materials then chrome it. While it is not 100% metal it would look the part, and unless you went to a bad chromeshop noone would be any the wiser.

  6. #9426
    Finally got around to ordering all of my parts and received them last night. Threw everything together and fired it up, looks good so far. I still have to do some cable management as well as figure out why my HDD is having a hard time fitting into the removable trays (Anyone have any ideas?). Once I do that, I'll definitely take some pictures and post them. Until then, here are the specs.

    Case: Corsair 650D
    MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    GPU: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7970 3GB
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Frio
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 2133
    SSD: Samsung 830 256GB
    HDD: Seagate Spinpoint F3 500GB
    PSU: Corsair HX650 650W

    Monitor: SAMSUNG B350 23.6"
    Speakers: Logitech Z506
    Mouse: SteelSeries Diablo III Mouse
    Keyboard: Logitech G110

  7. #9427
    Fluffy Kitten Marest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    4,246
    Added some stuff to my setup:




  8. #9428
    The Lightbringer CheezusCrust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Posts
    3,350
    Great stuff Marest, bought the Qpad MK80 & Mionix Sargas myself at Dreamhack, pictures will come once I've moved back to Greenland.

    i5-4670k 4.2GHz | EVGA GTX 980 | 16GB Kingston HyperX | 256GB 840 EVO | Corsair H100i | Noctua IndustialPPC
    ASUS PB298Q 4K | 2x QNIX QH2710 | CM Storm Rapid w/ Reds | Steelseries Rival | Schiit Stack w/ Sennheiser HD8

  9. #9429
    Elemental Lord Drunkenvalley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    8,087
    So here's a small view into how the pump and res connect.


  10. #9430
    TOTALLY NOT
    Banned
    tetrisGOAT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    13,605
    Takstar Hi 2050? Cool. I bought a pair, but seller cancelled the transaction. Sadface. Tell me your opinions in a long detailed PM. Bribe me with pictures of cake.

  11. #9431
    The Vertex 4 that my girlfriend bought me for Christmas arrived, so naturally I installed it a month premature!








  12. #9432
    Hey brother, excuse me, can you take a picture above that ring?, because i wish to see if the cooler touch the videocard , if they are very close but dont touch it . many thank man.

  13. #9433
    High Overlord
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    100
    Quote Originally Posted by armando View Post
    Hey brother, excuse me, can you take a picture above that ring?, because i wish to see if the cooler touch the videocard , if they are very close but dont touch it . many thank man.
    He got a link to the build in his sig!

  14. #9434
    Quote Originally Posted by armando View Post
    Hey brother, excuse me, can you take a picture above that ring?, because i wish to see if the cooler touch the videocard , if they are very close but dont touch it . many thank man.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ninthward View Post
    He got a link to the build in his sig!
    Indeed I do. And indeed it does.

  15. #9435
    Elemental Lord Drunkenvalley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    8,087
    Last edited by Drunkenvalley; 2012-11-29 at 02:33 PM.

  16. #9436
    using christmas presents early....wish I could do that....well I could probably get my new gpu for like 2 hours just to test it...then I would have to take it back out
    CPU: Intel I5-3570k 4.7ghz MB: Gigabyte Z77-D3H
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Ram: G-Skill 8GB 1333
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB PSU: Corsair CX850M Case: Corsair 750D

  17. #9437
    Elemental Lord Drunkenvalley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    8,087




    Haha! The fun has been doubled!

  18. #9438
    Switch or Phantom?

    I really want to use a Sabertooth next time, god they clean things up so much
    WoW - Windrunner: Snozzberries, Googs, Boryndon, Corndizzle, Kaylin, Georgejetson, Lentis, Knerd, Durlen, Marlevon


  19. #9439
    Elemental Lord Drunkenvalley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    8,087
    Quote Originally Posted by googz View Post
    Switch or Phantom?

    I really want to use a Sabertooth next time, god they clean things up so much
    Switch 810. System is obviously not finished though, so that is going to take some more time. :P

  20. #9440
    I am Murloc! Cyanotical's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5,517
    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Switch 810. System is obviously not finished though, so that is going to take some more time. :P
    we'll be deciding on a broadwell board by the time you finish :P

    i7-6700K | Z170 Class. K | 16GB DDR4-3200 | GTX-980ti | Samsung 950 Pro RAID0 | SuperNOVA 1Kw P2 | Lian Li PC-07S
    Dell U3415w | Ducky DSX | Zowie ZA11 | Xonar Essence One | Tannoy Reveal 402


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •