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DangerDen's New Colored Q20 Cases Look Sharp

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These tower ATX cases feature a black frame but colored, transparent sides and grills.

Friday DangerDen introduced its new Q20 Black Series PC cases for system builders looking for a little bit more color in their creations. The top plate, bottom plate, front grill and back grill are made with colored, transparent acrylic, and mounted to a black 20.75-inch tall tower case designed for standard ATX motherboards. The side panels are clear, but the motherboard tray itself is black.

"The front grill allows the Q20 to have an air filter that can easily be removed and blown off, keeping the dust out of your case," the company said in a blog. "The internal fan shroud can be configured to mount 120-mm or 140-mm fans. If you want to liquid cool you can match the radiator to the fans."

DangerDen offers seven different color configurations as follows:

  • Bipolar - Clear Top & Bottom, Black Grills
  • Nightmare - Black Top & Bottom, Black Grills
  • Bloodshot - Dark Red Top & Bottom, Dark Red Grills
  • Bruiser - UV Blue Top & Bottom, Bright Blue Grills
  • Gangrene - UV Green Top & Bottom, UV Green Grills
  • Abyss - Cobalt Blue Top & Bottom, Bright Blue Grills
  • Phantom - ALL panels are Clear

The case measures 7.3-inches wide and 18.2-inches deep, and supports up to four 3.5-inch internal drives, three SSD drives and two external 5.25-inch optical drive bays. It also supports one radiator with up to three 140-mm dedicated fans, and is compatible with some aftermarket 5.5-inch air coolers.

"Do you want to show off your top of the line video card?" the company said. "You can also have the case configured in the “BTX” (inverted ATX) form factor. If you spend that much money on a video card and liquid cooling block you want people to see it!"

Pricing for the case starts at $269.99 for the BiPolar configuration -- all other color configurations are $20 extra. Customers can also add front USB and audio connectors, single and dual front 5.25-inch bay access, three options for radiator/fan shrouds, and the option to add a Novus Cleaning Kit. For more information, head here.

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    cmcghee358 , October 16, 2011 11:19 AM
    I'm not very fond of the single 5.25" bay, and the fact you can only have 2 3.5" HDDs. Honestly, for $269 it's functionality is trash. But I guess it's more about looks. But to me, it looks cheap.

    Also considering the materials are significantly cheaper than steel, for $269 this seems really inflated.
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    pinkfloydminnesota , October 16, 2011 11:29 AM
    Agree with top post way too expensive. I'll spend close to a hundred for a case but no more, I'm an idiot if I do when great looking (simple black, functinonal) ones can be had for under $50.
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    cmcghee358 , October 16, 2011 11:19 AM
    I'm not very fond of the single 5.25" bay, and the fact you can only have 2 3.5" HDDs. Honestly, for $269 it's functionality is trash. But I guess it's more about looks. But to me, it looks cheap.

    Also considering the materials are significantly cheaper than steel, for $269 this seems really inflated.
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    cmcghee358 , October 16, 2011 11:20 AM
    Oh except everything I said is wrong according to the data in the article. Skimming FTL.
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    cmcghee358 , October 16, 2011 11:22 AM
    Sorry I'm flooding this with comments but:

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    two external 5.25-inch optical drive bays.


    Where is the 2nd 5.25" bay? There is no room over the one drive pictures, and underneath it is the power button. /perplexed
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    pinkfloydminnesota , October 16, 2011 11:29 AM
    Agree with top post way too expensive. I'll spend close to a hundred for a case but no more, I'm an idiot if I do when great looking (simple black, functinonal) ones can be had for under $50.
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    tecmo34 , October 16, 2011 12:27 PM
    Here are the specs...
    - Size: 20.75" Tall x 7.3" Wide x 18.2" Deep
    - Several color options available
    - Motherboard – Standard ATX
    - Supports ATX PSU
    - 4 x 3.5” Internal Drives
    - 3 x SSD Drives
    - Up to 2 x 5.25” Optical Drive Bay
    - Supports one radiator (radiator size based on configuration)
    Up to 3 x 140mm
    - Up to 3 x 140mm Case Fans for the Radiators
    - Compatible With Some Aftermarket Air Coolers - approx 5.5" (14cm) clearance
    - Strong and Durable Acrylic construction

    If you review the gallery on their website, you can see the second 5.25" drive bay below the other one pictured.
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    nikorr , October 16, 2011 1:35 PM
    Bit pricey,...
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    runswindows95 , October 16, 2011 3:59 PM
    For $270, rather just pick up the Cooler Master HAF-X or a case worth getting. I mean, no fans installed at all?
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    drwho1 , October 16, 2011 5:09 PM
    silly case accompany with an equally silly price tag... who knew.
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    shin0bi272 , October 16, 2011 6:33 PM
    cool coloring ideas but I thought that the whole window thing was waning let alone the acrylic case fad. I bought a broadway com corp r900 case for 60 bucks with shipping... its a dual power supply full tower case. The only I issue I had with it was that I had to take off the 120mm side fan to put in my TRUE rt1366 heatsink.

    http://www.bccpc.com/bccpc/R900.htm
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    youssef 2010 , October 16, 2011 7:23 PM
    Who wants to pay $270 or more for an oversized shoe box? not me
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    back_by_demand , October 16, 2011 8:00 PM
    VERY fond of the idea of BTX format, I prefer my tower on the desk on the left hand side and they always stick the window on the left so you cant see it. I have an Aerocool Baydream, so the window is on the right, but I just put an ATX board in it and it sits upside down, OK so that's cheating but it does the same job and gives me all cooling and viewing benefits.
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    silverspike , October 17, 2011 12:45 AM
    truth is there a much better cases for $50 less. this one doesn't even have a second 5.25 bay. for 270 i want it all
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    mickey21 , October 17, 2011 12:46 AM
    As already mentioned, over priced. 4 hard drives and 2 bays, (blah blah SSD), not hardly enough space. I will stick with MM's thank you very much. Where I can get cases with very low limitations and high customization. This is pretty weak.
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    ojas , October 17, 2011 3:37 AM
    lol i'd get a 2GB 6950 instead.
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    maigo , October 17, 2011 7:59 AM
    Should use better looking screws
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    hoof_hearted , October 17, 2011 1:32 PM
    Can you say "Bling Bling case"?

    No thanks!
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    dark_lord69 , October 17, 2011 2:02 PM
    PASS!
    I'll stick with my cheap, yet effective Antec 300.
    And like ojas said, I rather get a video card with that much money!
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    southernshark , October 17, 2011 2:31 PM
    Micro ATX and small plz... get rid of the fatties.
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    kastraelie , October 17, 2011 7:32 PM
    cmcghee358I'm not very fond of the single 5.25" bay, and the fact you can only have 2 3.5" HDDs. Honestly, for $269 it's functionality is trash. But I guess it's more about looks. But to me, it looks cheap.Also considering the materials are significantly cheaper than steel, for $269 this seems really inflated.


    I'm sorry sir, but as someone who works with Acrylic for a living, I happen to know you are drastically mistaken. Cell-cast acrylic (not the extruded junk used in cheap sunbeam cases of old) is very expensive. Please look up what the costs of 3/8ths inch thick cell-cast acrylic is and compare to .85mm steel.
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    kastraelie , October 17, 2011 7:39 PM
    TheCapulet$270 for something I could literally build myself for 30 bucks in materials and a week of building, even without specialty and machine tools? No thanks. Danger Den has always made gaudy overpriced crap that doesn't stack up to it's competition in any way. More useless junk that no one in their right mind will buy.


    Its understandable that your tastes are not in alignment with what DD has to offer, plus you may prefer cheap but functional cases to house your components. However it is quite unfair to make ignorant comments maligning the materials and skill it takes to work with them. You could not buy a single 3/8" cell-cast acrylic panel for 30 dollars, let alone the 4 it takes to make a system. As far as not needing special tools, you will find if you work with it in the future it is much more tricky than working with thin steel. It cuts on the table saw very well, but past that being able to use a dremel and file is much simpler than working with cell-cast acrylic.

    You might be getting confused with extruded acrylic, like the junky stuff manufacturers use in their case windows, or that Sunbeam made their old case out of. That is just another cheap plastic.