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Old 03-04-2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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Is Acrylic a bad material for a case. Does it cool better/worse?

http://www.xoxide.com/clearacatxca.html

I want to get that case but I dont know about the acrylic.
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Old 03-04-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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It's the only way they can make the whole case clear, is to use that Acrylic material. Just like our clear side windows on most of our gaming cases.

It is not as light weight as aluminum, but it is lighter than steel cases. The case may come in pieces and you'll need to assemble it. Also, acrylic isn't a very good heat conductor and therefore sufficient airflow is a must. But it looks damn hot.
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Old 03-04-2006, 03:43 PM   #3
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I hear they are not stable.
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Probably because they come in pieces. Personally, I wouldn't get one even though it looks good. It's unique, but imagine what it would look like once dust starts to collect on everything. Then it's ugly until you give it a good blow job with compressed air.
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Yeah thing would look dirty as hell when dust starts to gather. I would just go with a normal case with one clear side panel that way you can clean up the wiring and it will give it a nice clean look. With this type of case you're gonna see all those long wires..
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yeah, i wouldn't expect the greatest for only $50
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