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    Reviews - Ikonik Zaria A20 SIM: the new kid on the block

    We find out if a relative newcomer has what it takes to compete with some of the big names of the chassis market.
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    Re: Reviews - Ikonik Zaria A20 SIM: the new kid on the block

    Thermal performance is better than I thought it would be going on looks & layout. Still, there are better performing/looking/easier to use cases out there for less money.
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    I wouldn't say lack of motherboard tray is a real 'ease of use' killer tbh. Half of the cases that do have a removable tray don't even work with heatsinks much larger than Intel's stock HSF, and they generally introduce extra mechanical movement in the chassis, so there's a vibration issue inherent in cases which has one. And once you have everything wired in all tidy and perfect like, chances are *very* good that you'll want to avoid unplugging everything, perhaps even sell your soul to the devil to avoid doing so.

    Besides, dropping a motherboard into a chassis is probably the easiest job when it comes to building systems, anyway.

    About the rest of the review, is anyone else having a hard time to know what to make of this case?.. Why does it exist?.. Does it bring anything new to the table (aside from bad taste)?
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    So-so case but the fan controller looks to be almost ideal !

    Variable switch mode power conversion ? Does the controller software accept user defined temperature/fan speed control curves ? If so, does it control fan speed without the need for the windows software to be running ?

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    Re: Reviews - Ikonik Zaria A20 SIM: the new kid on the block

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    is anyone else having a hard time to know what to make of this case?.. Why does it exist?.. Does it bring anything new to the table?
    Frankly, this is pretty much what I think of every case review. A case is a case. Beyond minor tweaks to improve airflow and cable routing (and lets be honest, if you're sensible with a bag of zip-ties you can cable neatly in any case), I don't see what else there is to *bring* to the table - other then perhaps a different aesthetic. There are very few cases out there that are genuinely innovative...

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    Re: Reviews - Ikonik Zaria A20 SIM: the new kid on the block

    we also housed our test equipment in a Cooler Master Sniper and a SilverStone Fortress - both of which underwent identical tests.

    Readers should be aware that ambient room temperature is susceptible to change, and was recorded for each chassis as follows prior to testing:

    Ikonik Zaria A20 SIM - ambient room temperature 22.5°C
    Cooler Master Sniper - ambient room temperature 23.8°C
    Ikonik Zaria A20 SIM - ambient room temperature 21.3°C
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    "Kick start" is just asking for a rogue stretch to kill any task you were in the middle of by abruptly shutting down the system...

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