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Antec Skeleton Black ATX Tower Computer Case
  • ABS / 0.8 cold rolled steel
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 / e-SATA Front Ports
  • 1 x 90mm HD fan

3 out of 5 eggs Not for everybody 10/30/2010

This review is from: Antec Skeleton Black ATX Tower Computer Case

Pros:

It's very unique. It's very open. And it'll heat up your room, meaning it won't heat up your computer parts.

It's not a bad case, it's sturdily built and it turns heads but there are two MAJOR flaws that keep most people from getting this case.

Cons:

By far the worst and most shortsighted thing about this case is the fact that you can't fit most aftermarket CPU coolers in this thing without taking off the big 250mm fan. Obviously this case is obviously aimed at the enthusiast market, and not being able to fit in an after market cooler knocks down 1 egg. Also, the cables for the front I/O ports need to be longer. The whole point of this case is for you to work on it, and obviously you can't work on it with a huge fan in your face. The cables are JUST long enough to reach most of the headers meaning that when won't be able to slide out the case without unplugging everything first, another egg marked off for that.

Other Thoughts:

If you REALLY want an open air case. Lian Li makes ones that is not only cheaper but allows you to fit in large cpu coolers. It's called the PC-T60 Pitstop. You do lose the large fan, and you do lose the I/O ports, but you can buy those later if you really want.

If you're adamant on getting this case I have two suggestions for you.

Probably the best cooler you can use for this will be the Zalman 9500. There's a Thermaltake one that fits too, but I think the Zalman is better since the top fan won't just be blowing on just the top fit, and will pass air through the whole entire heat sink instead.

Secondly, get a modular power supply. Believe me, get one. It's a huge pain to stuff all those extra wires in the back.

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