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GELID Solutions Darkforce PC Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:02 am

GELID Solutions Darkforce PC Case Review

Gelid Solutions recently entered the PC case market with introduction of the DARKFORCE mid-tower enclosure. This case will try to wow you with some cool innovative features while keeping to the Gelid Solutions focus. The focus of the company is to give a PC enthusiast a product with great cooling capabilities while also having great aesthetics.

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Article Title: GELID Solutions Darkforce PC Case Review
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Re: GELID Solutions Darkforce PC Case Review

Postby Bryon1277 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:04 am

DARKFORCE was a great first entry from Gelid Solutions. I they are able to continue to make a quality product for such a young company. Any questions about the PC Case I'll be happy to answer.
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Re: GELID Solutions Darkforce PC Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:16 pm

Do you know how many inches of spacing is behind the motherboard tray? Some readers on Facebook are asking.
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Re: GELID Solutions Darkforce PC Case Review

Postby Bryon1277 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:39 am

Gelid Solutions states that a fan up to 15mm thick can be placed behind the Motherboard CPU cut out. I will confirm this today on another reply to the thread.
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Re: GELID Solutions Darkforce PC Case Review

Postby Bryon1277 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:55 am

Confirmed 15mm or just under 5/8 of an inch.
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Re: GELID Solutions Darkforce PC Case Review

Postby Reno » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:35 am

If you look closely at the interior of the Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, you will find it is exactly the same chassis. Even the top and bottom are the same. Only the side panels and cabling look different.

(Note the mounting holes for the built in 3-pin power modules)... I wonder where I can get those modules?
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Re: GELID Solutions Darkforce PC Case Review

Postby Bryon1277 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:31 am

Hi! I do see the similarities. but I have to say that the CoolerMaster that you mentioned seems very close to the Corsair Carbide 400 as well. It actually has some charcteristics from others that I have reviewed as well.

The CoolerMaster HAF series does seem to have a very similar front bezel to the Gelid Solutions. IMO things seems to start getting different after that. Maybe that is just Gelid Solution putting their touch on the PC case. Below you can see for yourself.

CoolerMaster HAF 922 - http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch_v3 ... ia=BD11482

Corsair Carbide 400 - http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide ... -case.html

Gelid Soluitions Darkforce - http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/ ... d=67&tab=1

I'll take a guess and say it's kind of like the auto industry where certain part suppliers will distribute the same parts to diffent companies.
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Re: GELID Solutions Darkforce PC Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:36 pm

With tooling costs being close to six figures or well over that for some cases it is very common that some chassis by different companies will be the same. This being GELIDS first case, it is highly likely that it is a clone of an existing chassis.
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Re: GELID Solutions Darkforce PC Case Review

Postby Reno » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:54 am

Thanks Apoptosis, that does make sense.

I'd still like to know where to get those built in 3-pin power modules. :)
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Re: GELID Solutions Darkforce PC Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:53 am

Reno wrote:Thanks Apoptosis, that does make sense.

I'd still like to know where to get those built in 3-pin power modules. :)


Contact Gelid and say you have the case and broke them... Maybe they'll sell you a replacement part.
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