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    Computex 2K5:: Thermaltake put a new spin on cases

    Based on the Eclipse case we covered at CTS, and proving our hints to be true, Thermaltake have mounted a slimline CDRW/DVD-ROM drive in the door of the new Eclipse DV. Set for a July release, the DV will initially ship with the CDRW drive but, costs allowing, will likely ship with a DVD writer sometime afterwards.

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    Well.. its interesting put it that way

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    Compared to some of the crap I've seen of late... it's pretty darn good. It's certainly quirky, and bound to have the "marmite polarisation" effect on opinions, but still I think it's a clever design.
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    its good to see they came true on thier commetns from when Nick and I spoke with them at CTS, its nice and discreet too...

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    I actually really like it myself. But then, I'm easily fascinated by spinny things, lol.
    As long as they make sure the drive is a decent spec, I'd actually be quite likely to buy one....I need a case upgrade.

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    What happens if you want to upgrade, or it breaks? Can you replace it yourself?
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    It's standard depth laptop drive, so I guess there's an adapter maybe for the ribbon cabble, then after that there's 4 screws and it's out.... so yes, if it pops, you can fit another (assuming the plugs aren't proprietary, which I doubt they are).
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    It looks good in a kind of B&O way, although I'd like to see slightly darker coloured lighting. I was a little worried about the drive myself, but I guess that if it can be uppgraded that should be ok.

    Also, I'm guessing that the displays in the 5 1/4 in bays are not a standard part of the case?
    Last edited by Hiroaki; 02-06-2005 at 10:54 AM.

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    No, they're there so Thermaltake could show what could be put in the slots and to give them a working system to demo.
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