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    Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    'Tower of extreme power' can pack in 420mm LCS, 10 SSDs, eight fans and more.
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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    Aorus motherboards (especially ITX B559) and Aorus ram is simply beautiful. But whoever is designing their GPUs and apparently cases really need to get on the same wavelength as the mb/ram designers. This, while probably pretty good to build with, looks like something from 10+ Years ago with added rgb.

    Honestly, I think we’re beginning to see the back of the “gamer” aesthetic that, well, looks like this, and are heading (slowly) to cleaner builds. Good cases like NZXTs offerings and Fractal’s are wonderfully clean and modern. So are many motherboards and ram kits these days. GPUs are lagging but getting there slowly (founders edition cards, xfx thiiic was clean, if a poor implementation and their new merc cooler). This case is just a big step in the opposite direction of industry trends.

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    This, while probably pretty good to build with, looks like something from 10+ Years ago with added rgb.

    Honestly, I think we’re beginning to see the back of the “gamer” aesthetic that, well, looks like this, and are heading (slowly) to cleaner builds. Good cases like NZXTs offerings and Fractal’s are wonderfully clean and modern. So are many motherboards and ram kits these days. GPUs are lagging but getting there slowly (founders edition cards, xfx thiiic was clean, if a poor implementation and their new merc cooler). This case is just a big step in the opposite direction of industry trends.
    Agreed, this is one of the better OTT RGB cases I've seen lately, but my first thought was it looks like an Alienware case from when Alienware were good. Would be good to see a review, get a better idea of dimensions as it seems the plastic bits add a lot to the footprint. The design does seem good for a 420mm rad up top, since the roof looks angled reducing the chance of it fouling the motherboard/RAM. That's the biggest disappointment of my case was even though 420 was 'supported', it meant you wouldn't also be able to install a motherboard at the same time.

    I think NZXT, Fractal and Phanteks (to a degree) have got it right, subtle classy designs that look good with both blackout and RGB nightmares inside

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    can't we get something practical and good instead of these weird shapes, something to work with deeper depth for better room for radiators and such?!? and still being able to create an airflow?!?

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    There's a lot of cases that look hidious to me and this is another one. As stated above sleek and elegant is making a comeback rather than these gauldy offerings. I'm not averse to glass panels to display the innards especially with the RGB trend at the moment but that can be done with subtlety and elegance if done right. More thought to airflow , cable management and the slow uptake to providing USBc ports let alone monsterous GPU cards should be the priority than making a case that looks like a piece of junk from a Star Wars film. Another thing that bugs me is lack of cable grommets on cases wether budget or not , surely mere pennies for these and a constant rebuke from reviewers on tech sites. I change cases every couple of years just for a change , kinda like redecorating , get bored easily. lol. I think the industry should take note of the trend towards small form factor picking up should should point to not wanting an imposing lump for a PC anymore.Personally I prefer ATX and a Mid Tower for cooling and expansion options but each to their own.

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    It doesn't have enough RGB

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    Overall size: H=714 W=301 D=671 mm (19.2Kg)
    That's massive. Almost a substitute for a Christmas tree by the looks of it.

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    Eek, it's fugly! Like the love child between Giger's Alien and Sir Killalot from Robotwars after it's been on that make-up glam programme.

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    I'm obviously not the target market but I really would love to see a 'clean and simple' case without glass and rgb being released by a few more companies.

    It really feels like pc case makers believe we all want to have rgb coming out of our cases, hell I don't even want glass anywhere near my pc, even tempered can break... all I want is a nice clean case with REALLY good airflow etc... I don't spend my time looking at the inside of my case, even more so when the glass would be on the side I don't see....

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    The more i look at, it looks like a helmet with leds.

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    Oh god it's like an early 2000s monstrosity

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    Oh god it's like an early 2000s monstrosity
    I would say not, that level of LED bling didn't really arrive until 2015. Even in 2010 we only just had monochrome LED fans, and that was a novelty.

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    Too boy gamer for my liking.
    As a Dane i gravitate towards more subtle designs, which cause a lot of "problems" for me as the design of many things today put me off.
    Like for instance if i won big in the lottery, buying a sports or dare i say hyper car, will be next to impossible as they mostly look like garbage today.

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Too boy gamer for my liking.
    As a Dane i gravitate towards more subtle designs, which cause a lot of "problems" for me as the design of many things today put me off.
    Like for instance if i won big in the lottery, buying a sports or dare i say hyper car, will be next to impossible as they mostly look like garbage today.
    I'm with you quite a bit there, except on the car front. I'd have every lambo in the most outrageous colours possible. They're adult hot wheels and I adore em

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    Am I the only one who thinks this reminds them a lot of the older Alienware desktop cases?

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    Re: Aorus C700 Glass E-ATX chassis unveiled

    I can't wait to see Steve from Gamer's Nexus talk about this case...

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