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Postby Spazmogen on Sat Sep 04, 2004 11:06 am

Artec Guardian. $69.99
Yes, you can get it in Canada too. $98

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But is it 'cool' enough ?

It has a pre-programmed controlled “Intelligent” Blue LED. Cylon style I gather.

Personally, I think it needs some kind of smoke effect as well. Kind of like a dry ice thing. It would be neat gaming late at night with the lights out and all of the smoke and Blue light...
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Sep 04, 2004 8:15 pm

yeah that case is kina old already, been out for about 6 months
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Postby pranav81 on Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:11 am

Wow!!!

Thats a NEAT case.


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Postby hoxlund on Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:17 am

for a video review and to see the lights in action click here:

http://7of9.keystreams.com/gameman/arch ... 2_512k.wmv
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Postby LoneWolf on Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:58 pm

I'm still waiting for Chenbro to get their doggone rears in gear and release the Gaming Bomb II case. I've even written them, and got no reply.

http://www.envynews.com/forums/index.ph ... entry23135

Front and rear 120mm fan mounts, top-mount 80mm, super clean layout, and front mounted DV/USB/Audio ports. You'll see me buying one of these the moment it's available, provided they have them at reasonable prices.
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:38 pm

extremely cool case! :D

note: new URL for that link LoneWolf gave:
http://www.envynews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2941
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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:19 pm

LoneWolf wrote:I'm still waiting for Chenbro to get their doggone rears in gear and release the Gaming Bomb II case. I've even written them, and got no reply.


I've been waiting for this case as well. No response makes me think that they might be having problems... hmm...
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:46 pm

An even better case:

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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:56 pm

Yeah, Apple had to make up for the crappy computer inside of it. :wink:
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:05 pm

You just *WISH* you had one.

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Postby hoxlund on Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:54 am

looks pretty neat aviationwiz

also ian is that the gaming bomb 1 or 2?
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:37 am

Gaming Bomb II
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Postby pranav81 on Sun Sep 12, 2004 2:01 am

Anybody interested in gifting me a G5? :wink:


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Postby hoxlund on Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:13 am

isn't there like a free mac site you can go to? =D>
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Postby LoneWolf on Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:52 pm

aviationwiz wrote:You just *WISH* you had one.


Actually, I have ten of them at work (dual G5 1.8's), which I've just put into production. They're beautiful machines for and end-user, but I have to say networking them the way I want is proving to be a cast-iron b$#@!. Actually, that's just Mac OS X, not the machines really.

One of the ten was defective right out of the box (video card or logic board), I just shipped it back for replacement. One came with a sliced up keyboard cord, I had to call Apple for a replacement there. They're beautiful machines, but ungodly heavy.

Due to my KVM switch at home which only adapts to ADB macs, my one Mac is a blue-and-white G3 upgraded to a G4/450, two 36GB 10k SCSI drives, a fair amount of RAM, and the other basics. Runs OS X Panther just fine though.
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Postby LoneWolf on Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:10 pm

Well, I sent a second e-mail to Chenbro and have received no reply. I'm less than impressed. Too bad, their case concept looks brilliant.

I'm weighing my options on the CoolerMaster Praetorian, the Antec P160, and the Thermaltake Tsunami Dream (so far, liking the CoolerMaster better). My AOpen HX-08 is still an awesome case, but weighs a ton, is extremely bulky, and it's finally come to a point where it's nice to have front-mounted USB2 and IEEE1394 ports for occasional plug-in of digital camera, iPod, etc .

For some good pictures on the CoolerMaster, OCIA has a review, good pictures, though I the rest of the review was average. Too bad it's really hard to find one in silver right now.

http://www.ocia.net/reviews/prae/prae.shtml
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Postby LoneWolf on Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:15 pm

I finally got a reply from my second e-mail to Chenbro (over ten days later), mainly asking me what country I was from so I could be forwarded to the appropriate distributor.

I was very tempted to let them know I've ordered an Antec P160 Performance case as I wasn't willing to wait any longer, but I've replied just so I could get more information. Seeing as I've already ordered the gear to make a custom 120mm blowhole in the top of the Antec though, I'm planning on sticking with it.

Pictures for your viewage: (I'm getting the model with the side window)

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And a rather interesting review from the Tech Report:
http://tech-report.com/reviews/2004q2/a ... dex.x?pg=1
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:55 am

LoneWolf wrote:but I've replied just so I could get more information.

keep us posted of any new info you get!

nice case BTW that Antec you're getting.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:47 pm

hi LoneWolf.
if you don't mind my asking, where did you buy this case?

i checked out Antec's website, but didn't see there the model with the window! ??? is it modding you must do yourself ?
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Postby LoneWolf on Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:29 pm

NewEgg has the Antec P160 with the windowed side for $130, and shipping is free. It's the best price I found for the windowed model. The case comes with one 120mm low noise Antec fan, with a spot for one more fan. I'm moving the rear Antec fan to the front (the front 120mm is a limited depth mount), adding a new rear 120mm fan, and putting a 120mm blowhole in the top of the case as a final touch, the one thing I think is missing from an otherwise great design.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 144&depa=1

The fans and cabling equipment I'm buying from Plycon.com . Tony Harrell, who runs the business, is one of the best I've seen at customer service, offering quick response time if you have questions. I've placed half a dozen orders with him over the years, and never been disappointed. Quality products too. I ordered two very hard-to-find Panaflo 120mm low noise fans (68CFM, at 30dB), some clear round cables for floppy and HDD's, and a Vantec fan dampener to eliminate any vibration when mounting the blowhole fan.

One final item, the 120mm fan grill. I needed something special to make it look as good as the grill in the top of the Chenbro Gaming Bomb II pictures, but I wanted a 120mm fan instead of the 80mm blowhole the Chenbro has. I ordered the silver mesh grill from Coolerguys.com ( http://www.coolerguys.com/120stmefigr.html ). They sent a fan filter rather than a fan grill, but after I e-mailed them, they have corrected the order and the grill is on its way. I have a Dremel, and a B&D 14.4v cordless drill, plus a 120mm blowhole template I got off the web (though I'll probably use the fan grill for measuring instead). I'll keep you all updated, and if all goes well, post some pics when it's all together. Should take about a week to get everything, and another week to do the job.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:35 pm

sounds good :D

thanks for the tips and links, i may use some of them.

waiting to see how things work out.


BTW, if you don't mind i'd appreciate your stopping by my other 'case topic', any insigt/opinions/ideas welcome.
for one, i was wondering if you had been considering the Lian-Li V1000 case, if not why not and if so why you didn't choose it in the end.
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Postby LoneWolf on Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:17 am

I looked a little at the Lian-Li. My first reservation was that it came with only one CD faceplate. I never have less than two drives in my system, and I want a clean look. It doesn't have as many external drive bays as the Antec either, though if expansion isn't the biggest deal to you then that's not an issue. I'd rather have the power supply on top, where it's exhausting already-warm air out of the case (I use dual-fan power supplies); the Lian-Li's config puts the power supply on the bottom, where the air is apt to be a little cooler. Its cable routing looks nice though.
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:42 am

with your permission, i'd like to copy this to the other topic i started about cases, and continue the discussion there.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:09 pm

you guys should look into this case.. aka the hoxbox

http://www.mountainmods.com/cgi-bin/pro ... m=U2UFOBCW

reviewed by tom here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/firstlook/2 ... index.html
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Oct 05, 2004 3:56 pm

yeah yeah ... you've bragged about your case a few times before :D
but you'll agree this is not the case for most people.
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