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File: 88d4d5a0b52e456⋯.png (155.43 KB, 250x679, 250:679, horrible.png)


Seriously, do people buy this garbage? Is this the stuff proudly put up at real stores? Are people really okay with seeing this stuff when they walk into their room?


Only Windows users.

Gotta show off muh RAM and CPU.



>Show off your CPU

>It fries in a few seconds as there isn't a cooler on it.



Show off the massive heatsink, or water cooling, then.


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Beige boxes carved out of solid steel was the best.

Yellowed gracefully with age like fine wine.

Where did it all go so wrong?


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Agreed anon, we'll never have a computer as based as this again.



I've got three of these beauties.



> Are people really okay with seeing this stuff when they walk into their room?


I have a very simple case, like the one in the middle, with a window. I don't have any leds though (except for my gay ass GPU, but what can you do) because I'm not tacky.



Apple won't have another mac pro out until 2018. That stupid trashcan they produced will be 5 years old. I can't believe apple has dropped the ball on the pro market like they have. The cheese grater mac looks great even today. It was not hard to just update the cpu and let the users update the ram/gpu. Only apple could fuck up a modular computer.



>comfy design

>good heat dispersion

>easy to tinker with inside

Only negative I ever had with my three G5s was the placement of the headphone/speaker ports. Nothing I couldn't get over, but the feeling of resentment lingered.

Another good Mac design was the 2nd Mac Mini. That was a nice little machine that worked so well. All I ever needed was a small LCD screen, a double power board and 3 cables, and I had myself a functioning computer.

Good for servers, too.



Apple lost their minds once the iPod started making them mad money, a little bit more so when their macbooks became popular (the shitty ones which weren't pro) and once the iPhone kicked in, they became Apple Inc instead of Computer... and game over.




Do you mean the plastic black ibooks? Those were really popular because they could also play world of warcraft.


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The model just before that, it was only in white. Afterwards they came out with the black and white ones.




Ok, I did mean the iBook G4.


The one I think you mean is the macbook.




That's a beautiful SGI case.



>Seriously, do people buy this garbage?

because they like anyone who isn't part of the brushed aluminum lian-li masterrace are subhuman garbage.


Because they either want to be Apple clones or the leet gamur case.


Because the outside reflects the ugly insides: 40 years of hacks and cruft piled on top an architecture that was already shitty compared to much superior contemporary alternatives (m68k).

Anyway now a computer is just a bigger smartphone, a glorified Web 2.0 browing station, i.e. pretty much the equivalent of a television (propaganda distribution system).



I still have four of these at work (actually 1 G5 and 3 Xeons). Probably the best Apple will ever make.


Most people think progress only moves forwards, but aesthetics has been declining for decades now, and without solid beauty and philosophy behind it, engineering will eventually rot away.

Humanity is moving backwards.



because you didn't design it yourself

speaking of which, anyone got any guides on building milk crate cases, specifically, grounding one? I want to make a hidden case





Things always get worse over time. Remember that.


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HAF 912 looks good except for the HAF text on the side.


phanteks enthoo master race


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Your sense of aesthetics seems to me to be that of a twelve year old gamer.

How about this one?


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why not using something like this?


there are microatx similar cases too



Reminds me of a monolith from 2001



Can't you just take a Dremel to that part of it?



I have that case but without the see-through side.


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You can't say that and then include a picture of a windowed case.



>not being able to see the LEDs on your graphics card, motherboard and RAM

why live


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Antec P190: no bullshit.

Net weight: 43.2lbs / 19.6kg



>Net weight: 43.2lbs

That's quite a heavy load of bullshit actually


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I have this case. Really solid design overall. The front is a door that opens up for the CD drive and other stuff. The top has the USB/power/audio. The interior has really great airflow and it has slots for additional fans.

I really like minimalist hardware designs like this in general that pride form and function over aesthetics.


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The rounded toybox-style beige cases of the 90s were pretty fucking ugly my dude you guys need to take off the nostalgia goggles


Just get an old beige case or something like the Fractal Core 2300 or something. It's pretty plain, and most importantly, not fucking christmas tree on your desk.


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I like this one:




I have the HAF 932 and it's a decent case. My initial thoughts of it when I first took it out the box was how fucking ugly it was. It looks like a jerry can. Now I don't mind it at all. Once the front LED fan is replaced, it becomes rather plain. It has some neat features that make upgrading or swapping out parts quick and easy. It's not aesthetic but it's functional.









Minimalism is the future.






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It's faggy.



There's nothing minimalistic about the OP ones and complaining about the "minimalism" of aluminum boxes is pretty fucking stupid.



Beige boxes are fine but Compaq is a non-ATX abomination unto mankind that must be cleansed with fire.


Because faggots pay for them



>ashes and echoes

Could you possibly suck less cock?


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We need a pizza box comeback. Low-profile, simple and nothing flashy.



Is that a Larson Scanner in that SGI case?

Because if so, holy shit.



I like my Fractal Design R4, even though it came with the parts I bought second hand.


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But then how would you put a titan in that thing?


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The G3 iMacs looked really nice back then. The iMac-wannabe PCs... not so much.


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I bought a Antec P160 when they came out (years ago),,,, it turned out to have a lot of problems

1--odd component placement, many mobo cables too short. never again

2--the aluminum panels warped and curved and lifted off the plastic case parts

3--really wasn't much quieter, IMO. you get better noise reduction just by using big heatsinks and under-volting fans. plus hard drives are a lot quieter now, and SSDs are silent anyway.

i usually like antec cases, and some bits of it were nice. but overall I'd give it 6/10 rating.



I have a mini-itx case under my monitor for this reason. Disconnected the power LED because it's blue cancer, and put in a silent fan.

It's a shame new computer cases that aren't visually offensive are overpriced as fuck.



I cum'd.



>undervolt fans

>not using PWM



Nigger that's like asking how you would put 454 V8 engine in a Volkswagen Beetle.

If you want a workstation go buy one. If you want anything less, it can fit in a pizza box case.


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Looks gay. Doors are fucking stupid.

Real men use this.


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It's like you guys don't even EVROPA or something.



I like that, very military-ish. But you know some faggot is going to ruin it with stupid lights inside.



i have that same case, in that same military green color bookmarked for a future build.

but any future build will be with ryzen

i like corsair. would use their watercooler loop too tbh.



I have one in black.

It's pretty good, side window is stupid with the fan mounts imo but can be easily replaced.


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>not having a case that also functions as a test bench

>not having a removable motherboard mount plate

>not having room for your fucking hands while working on your computer

>not having airflow

>not having fancy drive bays that slide out looking baller as fuck

>not having room to put your computer

I put this on a small IKEA coffee table beside my desk and I love working on it. Oh, you aren't a normie anon? Are you poor or something?


>using a case

Where do you faggots come from?



Windows users don't have the luxury of lm_sensors, anon.



>>undervolt fans

>>not using PWM

1) it was the P180, not P160 as I said earlier.... the expensive one that was supposed to be so much quieter than normal cases

the only thing I think they really got correct was the rubber mounting bits for the (mechanical) hard drives

2) as to why not use PWM,,, it was because those programs would crash, and then the fans would default to running full-blast, which was exactly what I didn't want....

if you use a resistor / fanmate / manual fan control panel, either of those always keep the fans running all the time at the same speed.

of all the PCs I built for myself, the ones that were faster cost a lot more, but I really didn't notice most of the time.

the ones that were really quiet, were much nicer overall to use.




mah nigga, god tier case


>all these "water is the best no other option for vidya fuel" posters in this thread




You're not supposed to turn it on, dummy. You have a phone, don't you?


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pewdiepie's computer cost $5000

it looks like shit


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Oy vey get dat racist nazi shit outta here its anuduh shoacaust!

While one the subject of E-celeb cases, I like the subtle form factor Linus Sebastian chose for his



What does pulse width modulation have to do with computer fans?



Speed control.



owned this case and thought it was trash. though if you are you using it exclusively as a testbench it'll be good enough (price is <$100). i'd opt for a more open concept case in the future for that kind of work.



Absolutely tasteless trash, just like him.


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>Edgy name

>can't stack cans on or around it easily

>takes up more space than the monitor

>LED's for "cool factor"

This is like a checklist for cancer.


Cases make good foot rests. I like putting them right above the power so they get all warm.



I heard its like that for more optimized cooling in its defense. Then again, so was the Mac Pro trashcan


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because faggots can't build racks



This is such a good fucking case. Opening it up is so comfy. I originally got it thinking i'd build some sort of home entertainment system but it works great on a desktop too.



Because your mom fucks


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Funny as hell, I was considering both of these for my next build.

The c70 really jerks off my inner olive drab fetishist/gamer side that I like to pretend doesn't exist.

I don't even dislike the fan mounts on the window.


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>but aesthetics has been declining for decades now, and without solid beauty and philosophy behind it, engineering will eventually rot away.

Very true and i'm glad the /tech/ concensus is leaning that way. It has to be tied to the normalfag incursion into all things tech. Some time in the early 2000s it was determined that there are normie dollars to obtain and so the focus shifted from 'cool tools' to consumer-tier trash. I can trace back the poz to two time periods and several specific trends, this is where it started.

autism incoming

First poz loads

>Pentium 4 and it's shitburst architecture, becuz muh gigahurts means faster

>Silver painted plastic to convince normalfags that they had a high end product

>Microsoft's fisher-price-tier windows XP aesthetic (luna theme, shit wallpapers, search dog, even the brand XP) which reeks of vagina-run focus group

This period marked the beginning of the shift of computers & tech appealing to those who knew something about them to the average 90iq normalfag.

GRID intensifies

>iPod is released, awaring millions of drones to the existence of pirated music and boosting Apple's cachet. (To be fair, it was a clearly superior product despite its limitations. A whole generation ahead of anything else on the market)

>iPhone is released and sells like crazy, shifting the smartphone focus from business to reddit-tier normalfags

>Faceberg oozes out of hell's main sewer pipe, forever cementing the teenage thot whore narcissist as the perfect consumer (not that there was any doubt, but this made it overt)

>2006, Vista. The wow starts now, anons XDDDDDD

By the release of Vista it was already over.

People misattribute the current year poz loads to Apple but the truth is the trend started long before. The fruity first generation imac was a kinda-neat-looking computer for mom and maybe the kids, yes you could do some real computer stuff on it but it was always kind of a joke as far as serious users go. It was a contributor sure but really it was fairly innocuous overall. Mac users were always on the fruity side, this was just another weird apple product.

I think the normalfag invasion is somewhat of a perfect storm of shitty ideas building on each other kind of how prescription drugs can interact in unpredictable ways if you're not careful, but there was always a cancerous driving force behind it: Women.

If you look back, the probable root cause of this is women in tech. They are the kind of people who mandate that tech be made "so easy even grandma can use it". They are the people who require mass appeal because inclusion. Look at those gaymer cases posted above. Is it a natural evolution? No it's some dumb bitch in some marketing firm who saw a list of gaymer attributes and convinced people to make products for the market she knew but didn't understand. It's like when cosmetics companies try to make products for men, they end up creating a caricature of their target and appealing to that caricature. Look at every consumer product with this in mind and it will become pretty clear this is what has happened.



>iPod is released, awaring millions of drones to the existence of pirated music and boosting Apple's cachet. (To be fair, it was a clearly superior product despite its limitations. A whole generation ahead of anything else on the market)

I'm not sure if they were released first, but if they were, the creative mp3 players were much better than the ipods. I still use my Nomad Zen Extra to this day, and it sounds so much better than anything appleshit, as well as lasting lonmger despite the aging battery (though I changed the HDD with a TF card, so that certainly helped).


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>the creative mp3 players were much better than the ipods.

Not so sure about that Anon. iPod was the first micro drive MP3 player with a clean/compact design. I was looking at Rio, creative and iriver at the time went with an driver cd/mp3 but everyone wanted an iPod, apple was just all gay about mac/itunes-only and it also cost a fortune

The creative players in pics have that 90s comfort vibe but they are clearly 1st gen products


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I liked the aesthetics of this one.


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This is the one I still use. I remember Creative was the first one to release an HDD based mp3 player. This one had a 20gb HDD (though now mine has 32gb from a TF card I installed).

I disliked the ipods because of the itunes dependency and I think it had less support for audio formats than creative ones.



The first iPhone sold like shit, it wasn't until three years later that it began to sell well. Besides that, Android has always dominated smartphone sales. Your post is yet another faggot nostalgic for his childhood but parroting clueless shit.



>Android has always dominated smartphone sales

>implying 100$ street-shitter tier trash phones matter.

>implying the iPhone wasn't hugely influential on all future smartphones

>implying the jewgle documents that came out in the patent trial didn't clearly show that they picked apart every aspect of the phone and UI to copy it as much as possible without being blatantly guilty of infringement




>iPhones are why normalfags invaded the internet!

>J-just ignore that 5x as many normalfags buy Android phones!



>That with lockable hot swappable RAID bays on the front



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gentle reminder that nostalgia is a psychological dysfunction :^)


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I fucking hate case windows.

I fucking hate LEDs on shit, especially RGB LEDs.

I fucking hate cases with no 5.25" bays.

I'm considering building a "workstation" computer soon to compliment my gaming desktop. Nothing much, just a decent CPU with a GPU capable of running a couple games in WINE. Something to hold me over at a lower TDP than my 8350 and GTX 770 while still providing for 80+% of my needs, all while running GNU/Linux. So I don't have to boot up the Windows computer that guzzles power like a motherfucker. The hardware should work out, in theory, but all I need is a new case, since the "good" case I have with "good" cable management and "good" expandability is used for the Windows rig right now.

My wishlist isn't too outrageous, I don't think

>No RGB gay nigger shit

>No windows of any kind

>(Exposed) 5.25" drive bays for my Blu-Ray drive, for a form of backups that aren't external (read, failure-prone) hard drives

>Roomy to work in

>Decent cable management

>A GPU shroud

With my priorities in that order. I cannot, for the life of me, find a case with all of these, not even barring the GPU Shroud. Every fucking redditor needs a fucking window, because "if I'm gonna spend 2000 memebux on a meme computer, I'm gonna stick it on my desk and fill it full of RGB memelights that all match and call it some meme name like 'Hellfire' or 'Iceberg' and use it like a fucking lamp and stare at it instead of using it because it's so radicool man!!!!" Even old enthusiast cases like >>740787 and the HAF X can't get away from this reddit-tier shit. No 5.25" drive bays, because lmao just use steam and the cloud c'mon it's the current year, not to mention every fucktard and his girlfriend needs a meme AIO water cooler for their top-of-the-line CPU so they can overclock the shit out of it. And where does the meme cooler get mounted to? Why, the front of the case where the 5.25" bays go. And now, plastic windows aren't enough, so now everything has to have a tempered glass window, because nothing screams "I am a safe way to house and transport your components" like a giant piece of glass liable to break and get shards everywhere.

If anyone has any ideas, I'm open to it, but all I see is an ocean of shit as far as the eye can see. At this rate, I'm gonna have to go buy a bunch of steel brackets and aluminum and shit and build my own fucking case, because reddit and reddit-enablers have taken over the market on cases. Don't even get me started on shit like RGB AIO coolers, RGB RAM, RGB Graphics cards, RGB fucking everything.

I hate reddit and reddit-enablers.




I didn't think this thread was about nostalgia, more practicality and common sense.

If you look at what was accomplished with limited hardware back then, current software and hardware are under-performing by orders of magnitude.



I couldn't have been more cancerous than you if I tried

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