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Old 28-03-07, 10:45 PM
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OC3D Review: Spire Pininfarina

I got the opportunity to look over this creation from Spire, designed by a prestigious Italian firm.

See how it faired here

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Old 28-03-07, 10:48 PM
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I have to admit I really like the sleek looks of this baby. Damn it's nice

Good review Hamster
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Old 28-03-07, 11:01 PM
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nice review

when I first saw the image of the case I thought it looked ugly

I think it's all the curves etc.

But after I read thru the review it began to seem pretty good

I like the way the side opens with the mobo (like the old mac g4's) so you can work on the internal components easier than fiddling inside a case.

Looking at the back of the case, the left sidepanel doesn't seem to fit flush
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Old 28-03-07, 11:05 PM
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Cheers guys.

This is a funny case, it seems to grow on you the more you look at it.

The pannel fits a bit better than in the pic, but you have to push the side that slighly stiff extra 1/8th of an inch so it clicks in properly. As i was lifting it up by the side handles to rotate it to take the pics i must have not pushed it back, oops...
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Old 28-03-07, 11:20 PM
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I do like the butterfly effect, but am not too keen on the whole case design itself (as in shape ) reminds me of some film thing but the stela is stopping me from naming it atm.

Would not of thought that a bigger fan would cause more noise -what happened there?
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Old 28-03-07, 11:29 PM
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Not a bad review matey

That case looks very sweet on the outside, and the way the side panels are is cool. I wouldn't mind it.

With two Arctic Cooling 80mm's, a silent PSU, yate loon 140mm up front, the case would be very quiet.

Pair that with a mobo that has passive heatpipe cooling, a heatsink like the Thermalright Ultra-120 and a GPU sink that's passive or quiet, you'd have yourself an inaudible rig
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Old 29-03-07, 12:51 AM
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Good review Hammy! I particularly liked the abundance of nice pictures . I have to say that case looks so easy to work with, especially having the mobo and expansion card areas integrated into the side panel (although it only folds out, not detatches?).
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Old 29-03-07, 12:47 PM
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Nice in depth review matey! I love the ghetto photoshoot: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.p...tower_atx_case

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Old 29-03-07, 12:53 PM
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Infairness it's bloody hard shooting a case so his solution was a good idea imo
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Old 29-03-07, 01:19 PM
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Great review, and a nice looking case too! However it is a bit disheartening to see such a nice externally appealing case have the same run of the mill cheep arse Chinese stamped steel internals that you find in a $10 case.
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