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#1 Nemo

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:25 AM

If you've never seen what Smooth Creations can do to a case you really need to check out the CoolerMaster CSX Stacker 830 Red Flame Edition case - http://www.overclock...er_stacker_830/

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:36 AM

The paint skill and detail is top notch. Really awesome work. But flames and skulls? I think I'll wait for the over 16 years of age paint job :) Flames and skulls are a bit too teen-angst for me.

Great review though. I'm really glad you guys are putting full build pics in with case reviews now. It's really great to give a feel for the relative size and spacing of the case.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:43 AM

That's one hell of an ugly looking case! I can honestly say I wouldn't use it if I was given it! ;)

Nice review though and I'm sure some people will love it.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:04 AM

I dig the flames...the skulls not so much. Still, that's a damn nice piece of work!

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:06 AM

I like the case design (for the most part), but don't really care for the red flame design... they have a Celtic design I like much much better. :D

Though there is absolutely NO way that I'd pay $400+ for a case.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:07 AM

Very nice work on the painting. I just can't see myself spending that much on a case for custom paint. I got my 830 on sale with free shipping ;). Also very much appreciate the change in pictures.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:14 AM

Great review :D

The paint job on those skulls was great. They nearly made me piss my pants. :D

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:32 AM

I think its a sweet looking case just the pricetag is what drags it down. :(

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:42 AM

Very nice cases, i have to agree with the others that the red flames and skulls dont appeal to me but on their site they have a nice blue flame one.

I would probably order one if they were alot cheaper.


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Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:18 PM

I actually love the design and skulls. But I'm also the one that would put a flame paint job on a daily driver as well.
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:59 AM

Wait... what? You removed the 4x12cm fan holders? I thought that was one of the nicest features..
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:47 AM

Wait... what? You removed the 4x12cm fan holders? I thought that was one of the nicest features..


It did not fit with a tower style heatrsink I used and with an acrylic window it just recirculates the case air. It was not able to be used in the build i did because of that. you should see a pic on page 3 to document the interference
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