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Old 05-22-2006, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of buying a clear acrylic case. Any real disadvantages to these? Do they vibrate and cause noise much?
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Translucent? why do you want translucent? most people who buy cases like these get them transparent.
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hmm yea id say transparent, i guss there liger as there just plastic, but i spect the produe the same noise as most cases, the vidration can be reduced by putting rubber feet on all the fans and psu
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The only reason to not get them is because it's so hard to hide your cables
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Purely aesthetics, pal. If you like the glass-box look, go for it. There's no advantages or disadvantages of it, from a hardware performance viewpoint. Although I would suspect that an acrylic case wouldn't be as durable or cool as an aluminum or steel one.
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its good if ya do it like that clear case, i think it had water cooling, and all the cables sleved in metal, and it looked soooo cool, ya know what i talkin about?
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There are at least two dissadvantages. One is they are HEAVY and to is they can be scrached.
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three is they get extremely dusty very quickly.
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there heave, i thought they were light cos there plastic?
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there heave, i thought they were light cos there plastic?
Not all plastic is light. Ever picked up a sheet of 3/4" thick, 5 foot wide, 12 foot long plastic? Yeah..it's extremely heavy, probally atleast 150lbs.

But anyway, the cases aren't plastic, they're acrylic, which is a form of plexiglass. It is thicker than most steel/aluminum cases, and has a bigger mass..making it heavier.
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