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 Post subject: Core V21, any opinions?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:23 am 
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I'm really enamored with the esthetic of the cube motif (reminds me of the original NeXT). I want to stick to uATX though, with as plain a presentation as possible.

Corsair Air240 was an option but I dislike the look of their wrap around grill. Bullet BH4 would actually be ideal but there is no way I'm paying over C$300.

I've looked at ThermalTake's V21 (in pictures...no way to see one in the flesh where I am). I would probably replace the fan with a couple of quality 140mm at the front and a 120 at the rear (Noctua or something). I'm a little concerned about where the drives are located: with the case under only minimal positive pressure, I cant image much if any air passing by them.

Thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Core V21, any opinions?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:29 am 
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Seems like a nice case.
Driver cooling shouldn't be an issue unless you have some HDD that has to work hard for a long time.


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 Post subject: Re: Core V21, any opinions?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:11 pm 
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The V21 has a good unique aesthetic to it, is well ventilated and well-priced. V21 is wide for a compact case, but so is the Air 240.

Personally, I like the design Air 240 was trying to go for, but I've seen videos of it and the build quality seems a little bit cheap for its price.


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 Post subject: Re: Core V21, any opinions?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:55 am 
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Yea I've since ruled out the AIR240. V21 is still a contender but it seems pretty flimsy from the pictures. I'd probably need to do a hack job on the front frame to get a pair of fans side by side, and the Emmental cheese sides would have to be blocked off in order to get controlled front-to-back air flow.

I've googled the heck out of "cube PC case" and come up pretty dry. Most everything is either cramped iTX, enormous ATX, or just plain ugly. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Core V21, any opinions?
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 7:14 pm 
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Silverstone Sugo or Node 304


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 Post subject: Re: Core V21, any opinions?
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 6:04 am 
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Derek Semeraro wrote:
Silverstone Sugo or Node 304


I really want to stick with MicroATX though...


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