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Admiral
29th October 2002, 08:24
http://www.nvnews.net/images/news/200211/ak_clearcase5.jpg

http://www.nvnews.net/images/news/200211/ak_clearcase2.jpg

GNEP
29th October 2002, 08:25
What about its shielding properties?

Admiral
29th October 2002, 08:31
What about its shielding properties?

Don't know, got the pics from nV news and this is the only thing they said:


Amazon International sends word that Akasa is set to release a clear acrylic case for those who are proud enough to show the world their hardware. The case also comes equipped with a number of Blue LED fans which give the case an eerie glow when the lights go out. An image of the case lit-up can be found here.

(think I should remove the first pic, it's rather large ?)

Greebe
29th October 2002, 08:43
This case has no shielding ability at all... well except for maybe weak Alpha particles :rolleyes:

ZokesPro
29th October 2002, 08:51
It's esthetically pleasing though!

Dogbert
29th October 2002, 08:52
Is there a some kind of a very thin metal mesh that can be used to create a faraday cage inside it without ruining the looks ?

GNEP
29th October 2002, 08:53
Why not just use Transparent Steel (TM)

:D

DGhost
29th October 2002, 09:38
its Transparent Aluminum! and we are still waiting for Scotty to figure out the damn mac to make it...

GT98
29th October 2002, 10:54
Originally posted by DGhost
its Transparent Aluminum! and we are still waiting for Scotty to figure out the damn mac to make it...

"Hello computer?" :D

Technoid
29th October 2002, 11:00
http://www.pvponline.com/archive/2002/pvp20020707.gif

ZokesPro
29th October 2002, 11:16
Originally posted by Dogbert
Is there a some kind of a very thin metal mesh that can be used to create a faraday cage inside it without ruining the looks ?

Why not have some cool flat metal wires running accross the plexi glass in a design that grounds the whole thing? Kinda like the defrost wires on the rear windshield of a car? THAT would be cool!

DGhost
29th October 2002, 11:28
Originally posted by GT98


"Hello computer?" :D

exactly :D

BuddMan
29th October 2002, 13:47
Hehe, you'd think they would be producing that by now since ol' Scotty gave that guy the formula. :D

RichL
29th October 2002, 14:19
I hate it.

Theres no way to hide all the extra length of cables or make the fact you've had to run an IDE cable in a figure of 8 dissapear.

Not to mention what happens after a few weeks use in an environment with the merest smidgeon of dust in the air.

Greebe
29th October 2002, 15:34
You could buy copper screening and use that to shield it... same stuff used to block IR in windows... and the same that we used in our faraday cage when I was in the USAF


Personally think it's butt ugly

RichL
29th October 2002, 16:14
You mean take a see-through case and make it, sort of not see-through?

GNEP
29th October 2002, 16:16
:D ROFL

Greebe
29th October 2002, 17:57
You guys have never seen copper screen lit up with LEDs before? Actually looks quite nice

RichL
29th October 2002, 18:00
Actually, I wonder if that case would look any good with some automotive window tinting film applied inside it.
Mirror silver springs to mind, but you used to be able to get mirror blue, green and magenta too. Looked really naff on a car, but it might look pretty trick on a see-through case.

luni
30th October 2002, 02:15
Wonder whats that yellow tape around fans. Just for looks (in that case, its ugly :P) or it has some function, like to decrease vibrations a bit or something.

Admiral
30th October 2002, 05:38
Since we're on Akasa (if you haven't noticed the thread title, they're making the case) and I don't want to start another thread, how good is their noise reduction kit (http://2cooltek.safeshopper.com/63/365.htm?269) ?

Fat Tone
30th October 2002, 15:21
I have that in my case. The difference it makes is definitely worth the 10 it cost. It was a little smelly at first, but that wears off after a couple of weeks. Go for it.

T.

ZokesPro
30th October 2002, 15:26
Originally posted by RichL
Actually, I wonder if that case would look any good with some automotive window tinting film applied inside it.
Mirror silver springs to mind, but you used to be able to get mirror blue, green and magenta too. Looked really naff on a car, but it might look pretty trick on a see-through case.

Silver would look spiffy if taped on the inside, or even paint eh inside with cool graphics like flames or checkerboard motif.