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Sunbeam UFO Clear Acrylic Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue May 08, 2007 7:50 am

Sunbeam UFO Clear Acrylic Case Review

The Sunbeam UFO Acrylic Cube Case is a translucent gaming case. Featuring a top mounted, desktop style motherboard layout with space conservative placement of the power supply and input drives, the UFO is a strange marvel. Read on to see how the Sunbeam UFO Acrylic Cube Case does as we install it and use it with our quad-core gaming system.

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Article Title: Sunbeam UFO Clear Acrylic Case Review
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Postby DMB2000uk » Tue May 08, 2007 8:19 am

I like the layout of this case, shame about the lack of clearance.

What's the footprint on this thing? And what's that little door on the back of the case used for?

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Postby Apoptosis » Tue May 08, 2007 8:22 am

DMB2000uk wrote:I like the layout of this case, shame about the lack of clearance.

What's the footprint on this thing? And what's that little door on the back of the case used for?

Dan


The little door on the back of the case is only there to screw in the optical drive and hard drives...

The size is: 300mm x W 295mm x D 380mm (11.8" x 11.61" x 14.96")

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Postby bubba » Tue May 08, 2007 8:35 am

shame the stuff didn't fit, looked like it was going to be a decent enough case for the price.
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Postby stopthekilling77 » Tue May 08, 2007 9:00 am

really cool looking case! there are plenty of people who have midrange equipment who'd love that case without having to worry bout the clearance issues!

me likey! :rolleyes:
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Postby DMB2000uk » Tue May 08, 2007 9:02 am

I think that they should have made it like this, or maybe whoever gets the case should mod it like this:

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I do realise that this would make swapping out HDD's and DVD drives a PITA though.

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Postby Apoptosis » Tue May 08, 2007 9:05 am

stopthekilling77 wrote:really cool looking case! there are plenty of people who have midrange equipment who'd love that case without having to worry bout the clearance issues!

me likey! :rolleyes:


Yeah but since you own a 680i motherboard and an nvidia video card does it not bother you that the SATA cables and SLI bridges would cause issues down the road?

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Postby stopthekilling77 » Tue May 08, 2007 9:15 am

hehehe yeah i woulnt buy it for that particular system (see below, i'm still saving up for everything but the Antec P180 case that i got a good deal on a few months back)

BUT i'm playing with the notion of building a budget performance PC going the AMD x2 route, and if i'm not mistaken, wouldn't that do well in this case?
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Postby Dragon_Cooler » Tue May 08, 2007 9:39 am

yeah my gf has an acrylic case, not this one but, they are nice looking, i just dont trust them as far as durability goes. you almost have to treat them like an egg. LOL
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Postby Bio-Hazard » Tue May 08, 2007 4:46 pm

Heck, seeing as your stuff doesn't really fit, just leave the top and side off and use it as a test stand......;)

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Postby Apoptosis » Tue May 08, 2007 4:54 pm

Bio-Hazard wrote:Heck, seeing as your stuff doesn't really fit, just leave the top and side off and use it as a test stand......;)


That's the plan.... The acrylic is no where near the width of the Danger Den Torture Rack though...

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Postby dicecca112 » Tue May 08, 2007 5:06 pm

the DD Rack looks like its better made and larger
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Postby zepper » Wed May 09, 2007 10:44 am

A proper disclaimer for any acrylic case review is that acrylic cases are NOT appropriate for day in-day out use. They are really only useful for trade shows, computer store displays, science fair projects and similar. The reasons are well known. Even appropriate uses are apparently a stretch for this particular case. :roll:

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