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#1 Kissface69

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:41 PM

Has anyone owned or experienced either of these two cases? I'm torn in half. :S

Danger Den Torture Rack
Bob Slay V2 from MountainMods

Torture Rack
- Definitely has the air cooling advantage what with 8x120mm, but is this just overkill honestly?

Bob Slay V2
- Seems comparable. 5x120mm fans seems good enough, no?
- 5.75" clearance for heat sink (can't seem to find the clearance on the DD)
- UV reactive blue is an unnecessary but oh so enticing plus. Purdyness factor +1.
- 1/4" acrylic, seems sturdy enough. Can't find specs of acrylic thickness for the DD.

Any experience/opinions? Much appreciated.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:22 PM

Welcome to OCC!

 

Anyways I thought Danger Den went out of business last year. The site had 75% site-wide sale and I got a ton of stuff. maybe someone else bought them up?

 

I've used a Torture Rack like 6 years ago. It was overkill and loud. Well the fans were the loud part. I would say now adays unless you really like clear acrylic case, you can find much better cases for around the same price. my experience with any acrylic case, is screw holes start to crack after a few months and it becomes unstable..


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 05:25 AM

I have a DD water box with a custom OCC logo and it has been solid for years now. No cracking at all. The torture rack is basically the water box with more 120mm fan hole drilled in it with no top or front.  8 fans is a lot in a small chassis but you will not have an issue with keeping components cool. Wire management is key for a good looking system. Unfortunately the dust where I live is so bad it makes a plexi case unusable just from a visual perspective. If not for the dust I would use it full time. 


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

I've never done anything small form factor, so a machine that tight is foreign to me. Have no idea what to expect cooling-wise. Can't mentally make myself not a bit wary of liquid cooling, so it'd be real nice to get decent temps with air alone.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:05 PM

Somehow earlier reply was deleted, hm. Something like this:

 

Sorry for late reply, didn't see anyone had replied!

 

Seems Danger Den has come back to life (idk if new ownership or not), and there will be quite a delay in getting anything from them. So it looks like the BobSlayV2 is going to have to be the one out of these two. I am worried about the 2x120mm pull and 2x120mm exhaust cooling something in this tight of a space during some overnight 3D and video rendering sessions. I have no experience with small form, so I have no idea.

 

I'm going to have an Intel i7-3770k in there along with a GeForce GTX 770 (probably the Gigabyte one with the triple fans), will 5 case fans and a heatsink that fits in the 5.5" limit cool these? Being so close to one another?







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