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    Thermaltake Xaser III

    What do you think of the Thermaltake Xaser III case ? I am considering getting one unless there is a better solution for cooling / monitoring

    http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/...=16737&cat=466

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    ive had my heart set on one of these for my new rig, i think they're pretty sweet. Although ive never seen on in the flesh, so cant really comment.

    ps scan sell them for £109

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    They're a bit www.barryboys.co.uk in my opinion. Although, if you like the look of it, go for it. Thermaltakes are based around the Chieftec/Antec Dragon case design. This provides plenty of workspace inside the case, sturdy build and decent cooling (2 in, 2 out iirc).

    Personally, I'd with a Lian Li, or even a Coolermaster - these are, in my opinion, alot more classy and aesthetically pleasing than the Thermaltakes. It's down to personal preference, though

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    yeah, it is a bit "ford capri" / kevin&tracey.. ick..
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    When you first see it you'll really love it or really hate it ... I have the Xaser II (in BLACK) and love it, although I think the Xaser III is going a little OTT ... I have a friend who has the top model (silver w/ Window ... 2000A+ or something) and he loves it, I'm not so bothered!

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    Thumbs up thermaltake rules

    I like the xaserII best though. some of the new stuff of their new case kinda gets in the way. the window is smaller, the hard drives are sideways, there is this really annoying purple fan door right infront of the cpu cooler so you cant see it, and its full of wires. I would definatley go with last years thermaltake case the xaserII. I love this damn thing. Hey how do you post pics... Im never going to get paid
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    I hate it.

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    Screw-less PCI is a total pain in the.. if you have a long video card.. also .. the hard drives face the window rather than into the case, terrible orientation
    "In a world without walls and fences, who needs Windows and Gates?"

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    i've seen a xaser of some dort in the flesh

    would have been cheaper to get a chieftec & whack some go-faster stripes, flame decals, and "type R" stickers, for exactly the same "omglookatmepleaseiamsocoolmypcis99ghzcosofmyelitetyperness" effect

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    I have a Xaser III Aluminium case....

    For the price it is bl**dy fantastic... if you can put up with the garrish look of it that is...

    The screwless pci brackets aren't amazing admittedly but they do work, but I love the fact that the only thing with screws in is the floppy drive, everything else is screw-less. The hard drives are mounted face on as mentioned above, but that is good, it means the IDE cables don't get in the way of the airflow.

    Now I know most people don't like this case, and i'm not saying that it's better than a £200 TOTR Coolermaster etc. but for under £80 inc VAT or under £100 in Alu you get:
    6 x internal (HDD) 3.5" bays
    4 x ext 5.25 bays
    2 x ext 3.5 bays
    7 x internal fans included - ALL intake ones (4) with cleanable filters.
    Temp monitor and 4 way fan controller with LED display
    3 stage lock - front door, whole front, side panel

    Overall i'm pleased with my purchase, and yes it's no Coolermaster for the solid feel, but for cooling it's great... touching the side of my case it feels as if it's been in the fridge it's that cold... and that's with the fans all on min. for near silent operation and the heating on full cos it's winter.

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    I'm afraid that i have to agree with Ethos i think it looks really horrid and over the top, if i had that money for a case id get maybe a coolermaster wavemaster or similar.

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    I don't like the look of them myself I had the xaser II and that was ugly as sin as well. however they well built (better than my Lian Li PC65) are nice roomy cases, and the cooling performance is great.

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    well, not sure how late my reply is but i have one...
    not that brilliant, to much cabling u realise that u dont need it to be everything it is, the door gets in the way (tho its nice n sturdy) my floppy drive kinda hangs as the drive runners wouldnt fit it (tho blue tac is saving the day atm ) when attaching cards at the back, they arnt very secure with the lil plastic things that go in, even when i replaced one with a screw it stil wabbles about.
    but it is nice n spacious yer and the cooling is pretty good with it (u got the 7 fans obviously) but theres plenty of room for extra hdd's ect its not a great case but looks the part really, just dont touch it, or it'll crumble lol

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    a friend of mine has one they are quite good as cooling is pre built in and the monitoring panels are good too, case doesnt look very good though and I reckon you should go the 120mm fan route nowadays, the xaser 5 is out soon as well so might as well wait for that one, for an instant cooling system tho its a good buy.

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    I hate the look of them, all of them! The only good thing which can be said about Thermaltake cases, is that they are very good at keeping your gear cool! Come on, 7 fans, what do you expect!

    But I prefer a nice, smart looking Coolermaster anyday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy
    I hate the look of them, all of them! The only good thing which can be said about Thermaltake cases, is that they are very good at keeping your gear cool! Come on, 7 fans, what do you expect!

    But I prefer a nice, smart looking Coolermaster anyday!
    I've recently aquired a casetek case ( these are the ones that the thermaltake xaser 3 cases are based on ) in a nice black and sliver colour scheme thats not too garish and I have to say they are excellent for building systems in - with the HDD clips and CDROM rentention system it just makes the whole case ooze class and for the price they are great value.

    There is a downside, They come with no PSU as standard and the model I have is made of steel that weighs an absolute TON - I'm on about herniaville with this case ( at least it will not get knocked over by the cat like the lanfire did a few times ) If you want I can upload a few images later when I get home and finish customising the case

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