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#1 Nemo

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 09:27 PM

Antec's Skeleton chassis gets a thorough examination here - http://www.overclock...antec_skeleton/

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 09:59 PM

This case is around $200 am i correct?

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:29 PM

Nice, although I still prefer the plain old enclosed case :0
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:30 PM

Definitely a unique case...

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:55 PM

To be honest, for the features or the lack of features, I think it's a TAD expensive.... :o

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 11:24 PM

The Skeleton can be found around $150 dollars from several sites. As already mentioned, it is unique and one of those products that people really like or really hate. I was very excited when this case was released had high hopes going into the review. Once I actually got my hands on it, I realized the parts weren't as easily accessible as I thought they would be. Much like a standard enclosure, you need to take several steps in order to get to the motherboard. But like the review said, the 250mm fan is strong and quiet.

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 02:07 AM

It would actually be nice for an HTPC setup. Although it wouldn't go good with home theater equipment, it would save a great amount of space on a TV stand compared to some big case.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:03 AM

It would suck in quite a bit of dust wouldn't it??

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:11 AM

It would suck in quite a bit of dust wouldn't it??



Most likely.....and another thing is if you have a loud CPU cooler the noise isn't going to be sealed off like it would in an enclosed case.
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 10:51 AM

Most likely.....and another thing is if you have a loud CPU cooler the noise isn't going to be sealed off like it would in an enclosed case.

True, but you really don't need a loud CPU cooler since you have such a large volume of cool air blowing down.

I mounted a extended ATX board in mine, supermicro H8DCE, and had to drill three extra holes in the tray. I didn't tap them, I just added nuts on the back of the standoffs.
My bigest complaint is the audio cable could not reach the AC97 connector which is a few inches from the back on the left.