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Old 19-02-13, 12:52 AM
hoofhearted4 hoofhearted4 is offline
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so what are the major differences between this and the original. what i noticed:

2 USB 3.0 instead of 2 USB 2.0 and 1 3.0 (which i prefer to have 3 total)
removable and arrangeable HDD trays
removable front filter
window side panel (which you can get and put on the original anyways)

are they the same size? is there more room inside? or more room behind it for cables?

still a fantastic case. so cheap. soo good. both this and the original. i love mine!

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Old 19-02-13, 01:22 AM
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from comparo on the released info..
same size L x H X W.
uses the same midi-r4 side-panel, just not dampened. but has smoked plexi.

no FD logo on the front bezel, moved to the grille area.

not really mentioned, but there is SSD mounting on the rear of mobo tray.

not sure, but kinda like the XL 2 i believe the lower HDD cage can be relocated,
further back (closer to PSU)?
HDD cage is now 3+5 from the older 4+4 arrangement.

for fans i love the bolt-in idea for the front panel, but mounting a radiator to it,
im kinda emmmmm-errrrr...
wouldnt have been easier to rig the chassis and make the front panel just a bezel
to look good and look pretty, instead of making it a functional part?

im currently hacking two V1 bezels for a project, trying to cipher i think waht Tom
was looking for in a front rad location.. been working on it for months..
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Old 19-02-13, 01:57 AM
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the window i bought is dampened. which doesnt really matter as my PC is already silent.
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Old 21-02-13, 01:41 AM
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Still debating on whether or not to buy the side window panel for $33 or make one myself..

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Old 21-02-13, 03:01 AM
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Still debating on whether or not to buy the side window panel for $33 or make one myself..
attempt the DIY side window.. make it yours.. at least you made an attempt
on something that is pretty easy when you do enough of them.

if it somehow gets botched.. hello new midi side panel..
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Old 22-02-13, 07:28 PM
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So finally I have been bothered to take a picture of my computer.

My specs:
Intel i7 3930k
ASUS Rampage GENE IV
ASUS GTX 680 DirectCUII OC
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB |
Corsair AX 850W
Intel 330 180GB SSD x2
Corsair H100i
Fractal Design Define R4
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Old 22-02-13, 09:48 PM
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^^ sexy rig dude!
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Old 23-02-13, 03:24 PM
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^^ sexy rig dude!
Well, thank you!
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Old 23-02-13, 10:44 PM
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i like it alot as well, but using a mATX motherboard in an ATX case leaves alot of
blankness. plans for the future are?
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Old 23-02-13, 11:58 PM
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i like it alot as well, but using a mATX motherboard in an ATX case leaves alot of
blankness. plans for the future are?
Well, there isnt so much blankness in my opinion.
I might get a second card or a sound card, only have one PCI-E slot left :/
Thinking of maybe doing a full watercooling system, but they dont make chipset waterblocks for the GENE IV.
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