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    Reviews - Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 full-tower chassis review

    Antec claims to offer it all with the DF-85. We take a close look.
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    Re: Reviews - Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 full-tower chassis review

    Test setup says Rampage 3 Gene for the motherboard but as far as i can tell its Intel's own offering in the picture.

    Also, it looks fudging awful.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Reviews - Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 full-tower chassis review

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Test setup says Rampage 3 Gene for the motherboard but as far as i can tell its Intel's own offering in the picture.

    Also, it looks fudging awful.
    Nope, this is correct. We built it up with a SmackOver X58 and it promptly died. Replaced it with the Rampage but used the original pics. The picture is just to show the build more than anything else.

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    Re: Reviews - Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 full-tower chassis review

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post

    Also, it looks fudging awful.
    Fudging awful is an understatement. The Dark fleet series goes right up there with the best absolute terrible looking case.

    There is nothing really good about this case, 3 out of 5 is too high of a mark in my opinion.

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    Re: Reviews - Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 full-tower chassis review

    it looks really really nasty! Who would buy an ugly thing like that?
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    Re: Reviews - Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 full-tower chassis review

    Arrrrgggggghhhhh, my eye's!

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    Re: Reviews - Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 full-tower chassis review

    As part of the three-holed handle at the top of the DF-85 there is a letterbox-shaped area featuring the DF-85’s party trick - a single 2.5in SSD-compatible hot-swap SATA drive-bay in a smoked-plastic cowling.
    So how is that a handle? it's got a 2.5" SATA holder in the middle preventing you from getting you fingers all the way round the dodgy looking plastic, you would have to be an extreme rock climber to get a grip on that with your finger tips!

    I didn't bother reading past that point. And yes, it's a terrible looking case.

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    Re: Reviews - Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 full-tower chassis review

    Actually can the reviewer actually justify the 3 out of 5 star rating. You only have two positives about the case in the breakdown conclusion. You only have 2 negative too, but they are two giant negatives. This case should have got a 2 of out 5 and a complete slating.

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