Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

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Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed May 19, 2010 9:03 am

Today we look at a PC chassis from Mircocool that is aimed at the hardware tweaker in all of us. The Banchetto 101 open air modular chassis that not only supports normal PC components but water cooling as well. Open, light and transparent, its innovative structural design enables easy access to all components of the system, and allows rapid substitutions and total real-time monitoring. Join us as we see how easy the Banchetto 101 really is to use.

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The hardcore hardware tweakers will say that all you need is the box the motherboard came in. That’s true, but going that route you have parts strung all over a table as well, and lets face it with parts all over the place either there is a fight with the significant other or some hardware meets an untimely end. With a chassis like the Banchetto 101, not only does it look great but it keeps the hardware nice and neat. I really like the Banchetto 101 it makes rapid part changes easy, it is light so moving it around the workbench is a breeze. It does everything Microcool says it’s supposed to and it does it well.



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Re: Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

Postby XstollieX » Wed May 19, 2010 9:27 am

That's kinda sexy, hrmm...
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Re: Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

Postby hnzw_rui » Wed May 19, 2010 10:12 am

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Re: Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

Postby bubba » Wed May 19, 2010 10:20 am

Its very nice. I'm in the process of rearranging it for dual loops.

Swapping parts around on this thing is very nice. Its going to be very handy that is for sure.
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Re: Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

Postby skier » Wed May 19, 2010 1:34 pm

one of the few chassis that make me want to run out and pick up(minus the not having $250)
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Re: Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed May 19, 2010 2:51 pm

Some awesome pics of shane running two triple radiators off the Banchetto 101... don't think he's going to let me steal this one away form him!!

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Re: Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

Postby XstollieX » Wed May 19, 2010 4:13 pm

Sexy =P~
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Re: Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

Postby bubba » Wed May 19, 2010 5:10 pm

ROFL!
Apoptosis wrote: don't think he's going to let me steal this one away form him!!


No its my toy :finga:

I had more than one person in my office today asking if it was a still or some weird techno bong :lol:
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Re: Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

Postby Major_A » Wed May 19, 2010 9:00 pm

I take it you don't have small kids or pets running around. I'd be too worried about someone/thing sticking a finger/paw/nose where it doesn't belong.
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Re: Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

Postby hnzw_rui » Wed May 19, 2010 9:44 pm

Major_A wrote:I take it you don't have small kids or pets running around. I'd be too worried about someone/thing sticking a finger/paw/nose where it doesn't belong.

He did mention office. :)
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Re: Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

Postby Major_A » Wed May 19, 2010 9:51 pm

I've worked with plenty of small children in offices. Well maybe they were adults but they acted like 2 year olds.
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Re: Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Modular Chassis Review

Postby bubba » Thu May 20, 2010 7:27 am

Yeah, I have them here as well LOL

I normally keep it in a different part of my area (away from the door to the main hall) keeps lookie-loo's away. Moved it closer for the ease of being able to tweak something while working on actual work LOL
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