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    Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass RGB Edition

    Tempered glass and RGB fans for a little over £100.
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    Re: Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass RGB Edition

    Personally, I'd prefer a case option that ditched the fancy glass and lighting, gave me plain metal sides and a cost reduction. Or even just gave metal sides and no lighting, at the same cost. As long as my PC cases are spacious enough for their intended use, well designed and built (no sharp edges, properly ventilated, etc) I don't much care ehat it looks like. It's a box to hold a computer, not a work of art.
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    Re: Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass RGB Edition

    The use of a glass panel for the right hand side of the case (with no alternative included?) seems a horrible decision. I know we *should* all strive to cable-tie things beautifully behind the board too, but the reality is that there's often no getting away from some pretty ugly cable runs (see picture in article, which is nice work, but still not what you'd choose to see).

    I happen to have the right side off my current case for quick/easy SATA connection, and honestly, I wouldn't *chose* to display that!

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    Re: Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass RGB Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Personally, I'd prefer a case option that ditched the fancy glass and lighting, gave me plain metal sides and a cost reduction. Or even just gave metal sides and no lighting, at the same cost.
    Aren't there a whole bunch of cases that do this already?

    I'm not a fan of glass on any case, as accidents do happen and tempered glass doesn't mean unbreakable.
    RGB, not bothered, as you can always turn it off and most people seem to replace the El Cheapo included fans with something else anyway.

    Very interested to see the GPU bracket. Looks like something I'd have entertained, had I the option.


    Really, though, I've seen a number of high end cases lately, including Enthoo ones that are nearly perfect but still kark it by putting in either naff features or naff design.

    I'm wondering when someone is simply going to release a nice £300 case that rocks ALL the typical cool features in one box, without compromise, without OTT design attempts or "worlds first" claims of life-changing innovations like rubber grommets and just has all the options for everything the majority of us want from a case.
    Yes, it means a set of interchangable brackets, yes it means removable RGB hubs, yes it means most people won't use everything in the box... but everyone will use something and each of the things will get used by some.
    Essentially a full-trim model with all the optional extras included.... preferably made by Corsair as the evolution of the 900D!!

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    Re: Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass RGB Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Irien View Post
    I happen to have the right side off my current case for quick/easy SATA connection, and honestly, I wouldn't *chose* to display that!
    get a case with some 5.25" bays and get a eSATA panel with USB3.0 and SDCARD reading slots and 10 other cards you have never heard of

    £11 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-25-USB-3...MAAOSwb69Zw4Lo

    £13 from china http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-25-Multi...8AAOSwCGVX6rxV

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    Re: Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass RGB Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by me-yeah View Post
    get a case with some 5.25" bays and get a eSATA panel with USB3.0 and SDCARD reading slots and 10 other cards you have never heard of
    Installed a 5.25" hot-swap bay device for 3.5" HDDs in someone's PC just last night... well, 2am this morning, really. That was more like a "one cup too little" build!!

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    Re: Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass RGB Edition

    Well I may we "old school" but I need a 5.25" drive to rip my CD's. External ones are just something else to find a home for till I need it. That's why I prefer to have it in the case. So not for me.

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