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Old 14-03-12, 12:38 PM
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Well known for their fans and cooling solutions Gelid Branch out into cases and their brand new Darkforce. A Mid tower case pitched at £89 it enters into what is probably the most competitive sector of the market.

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Old 14-03-12, 12:49 PM
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Another 690 II OEM design, do people even try anymore

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Old 14-03-12, 01:14 PM
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Ehh....

I really wish companies like Gelid just focused on their strengths. What's the unique selling point of this case? Derivative, bland looks, average price at best, average build quality. How anyone at Gelid thought it's a good idea releasing it is beyond me. Case might not be terrible on its own, but when put against the competition there is really no reason for anyone to buy this case. The R3 has the minimalist looks and sound insulation, Utgard better features and a more competitive price, lower end Corsair cases offer better looks and build quality for the same prices. I could go on with this. Lesson for Gelid and other similar outfits is if the best you can do is release an adequate, me too, product, then just don't bother.

Especially when it take ttl's precious time which could have been used for moving the review of the Shinobi XL up a day or two I hope this one is shaping up nicely.
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Old 14-03-12, 01:19 PM
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Another 690 II OEM design, do people even try anymore
Just about to say this!
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Old 14-03-12, 01:19 PM
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At first I really liked the color of the case but as I kept on reading it just got more and more bleh. To what Sieb said no there are very few that will try and make something worth buying. Someone makes something that works good and then everyone else just jumps on the train and keeps riding even after the consumers and tired of the same old thing...

Good review Tom! I am looking forward to your 680 review as it should be coming out really soon
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Old 14-03-12, 07:34 PM
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Nice review, however it is competing in an area of the market which is already filled with great cases. The design isn't anything massively different or new either.
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Old 14-03-12, 11:52 PM
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Another 690 II OEM design, do people even try anymore
Fractal ?
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Old 15-03-12, 06:36 AM
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hummm... a case shoot-out...

cooler master 692

enermax fulmo

gelid darkforce

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Old 22-03-12, 11:05 PM
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hummm... a case shoot-out...

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Don't forget Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA, a parent company must make all there cases.
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Old 06-04-12, 08:34 PM
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This case cannot look more like a CM 690.
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