Felger Carbon wrote:
The 3060 was $35 with a 220mm fan. The 3060Plus is $100 with a 360mm fan. Both no PSU. Lotsa profit margin on 360mm fans, it would seem.
Boy, did that price adder come down fast!
The price is now $75 at Newegg and $80 on Froogle, not $100. You can probably safely hold your breath until the next price drop.
The expensive part of the "Plus" is the wart, not the 360mm fan. The fan is cheap to make. The wart is amortizing the design costs over sales, and at $100 sales were gonna be real
Of the four cases, only the Xclio Propeller has not shown up in the marketplace. Makes sense, it's the "wart" version of the Aplus CS-188AF that I bought two of for $25 each, and is now for sale again at Newegg for $30. The non-big fan Aplus CS-188A is also for sale for $30, proving them big fans are cheap to make!
The problem with the "wart" version of the CS-188AF is that when you remove the 220mm fan from inside the case, there still isn't room for a tall tower HS such as the Ninja or U-120. So what's the point?
edit: The Propeller is
now available at Newegg for $80?? Five bucks more expensive than the 6030Plus or 3060Plus, but still won't take a Ninja?? If you're interested, price and availability of these 360mm-fan cases are changing fast. Keep your eyes open and your hand on yer wallet.