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In Win D-Frame Case Review

By Julio Franco · 33 replies
Jun 17, 2013
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  1. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 846   +102

    Building a box seems better suited to the likes of peon class, while assembling a electric puzzle is well suited for luminaries such as myself. *smug* Lol jk... building a case just doesn't seem very tech oriented. It's the opposite of tech. It's a box.
  2. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +55

    Hello dust, my old friend...
  3. andrewyoung

    andrewyoung TS Enthusiast Posts: 47   +14

    I live in arizona and I blow mine out every two months. The dust here is so bad and my tower sets on top ov my desk and I got filters on my intake fans.
  4. Mike89

    Mike89 TS Booster Posts: 38   +13

    I'm on open air over 3 years now. I use the HSPC Top Deck Tech Station. I figured as much money as I spend on components, I might as well get to see them in all their glory. Love the work bench look and cooling is great being heat is not trapped in a case and I don't have to have a bazillion fans running. As far as comments about an open air case getting dirtier than enclosed case. Nothing is further from the truth. How often do you open your enclosed case? Not often I bet and when you do, holy moly it's like looking inside the bag of a vacuum cleaner (cause that's essentially what an enclosed case is). The cool thing about open air is you see it right in front of you so can hit it with air whenever you see something and it stays as clean as the day you put it together. The same sure cannot be said about an enclosed case. After running open air over 3 years, I'll never go back. Of course it's not portable but it stays right where I want it to be anyway. If this was a forum I'd post some pics of it.
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  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

  6. Lou3

    Lou3 TS Enthusiast Posts: 66

    One of my first cases was an In-Win. I bought in Akihabara (the electronics district in Tokyo), because the computer store worker recommended it. It was indeed a quality case.

    I'd like this D-Frame if it were completely enclosed, but I wouldn't want it as is.
  7. Mike89

    Mike89 TS Booster Posts: 38   +13

    My caseless Man Rig. As Tim Taylor would say, "ooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuaaaaaaaaa"

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  8. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    Very nice, looks like my old test systems before moving to the Cooler Master HAF XB cases.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,512   +2,306

    Yeah OK well, the best I can say for it is, "wow scaffolding chic".

    Or maybe, "wow Erector Set Provincial".

    Maybe you could slap some plastic slipcovers on it to control the airflow.
    The hell with that thing. If you're going to succumb to "techo-tacky", I say do all in, and take out a loan for the original Thermaltake "Level 10", And none of these flimsy excuses about not having enough space for drives or video cards either. Style is what matters. In fact you could keep an empty Level 10 on the desk, and play the heavy game stuff with a HAF X rig, built into a secret panel in the wall behind it.

    (Although I freely admit I'm impressed with your welding skills)

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