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Limited Edition Murderbox MK II Case Costs $1200

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This limited edition chassis costs just as much as a high-end Ultrabook.

PC gamers looking to save a buck when building their next gaming rig may need to look elsewhere other than Murderbox's latest Limited Edition chassis. For $1200 USD, you may be able to build a decent setup if the components are chosen wisely. Then again, if you're feeling spunky, you could simply spend the same amount on a single desktop case such as the MKII, and look both sexy and high class to your fellow system builders.

Meet the Limited Edition MKII case, a $1200 unibody chassis with flush mounted acrylic windowed side panels framed in aluminum. Murderbox claims that the raw aluminum is media-blasted using a proprietary process, producing a fine-texture surface which is then finished with black anodizing. The two side panels are mechanically etched, producing an organic brush stroke effect, and then finished with a black anodizing treatment.

"All the parts of the Murderbox MKII are meticulously crafted using precision methods and tolerances. Each MKII is assembled by hand using black-oxide coated hex socket head screws, secured into tapped & threaded holes or PEMs," reads the product description.

The MKII is based on the company's SilverStone TJ07 unibody design featuring smooth radius curves and bold lines. The 7-bay opening at the front has been ripped out and replaced with a single, 5.25-bay and internally retracting door. The configuration has also been changed, and the size of the power button reduced. Now the chassis features the Murderbox illuminated logo-lines which start above the front door, wrap around the top curve, and finish by blending into an optical drive slot on top of the case.

The motherboard tray is 8-mm thick and made of solid aluminum. It slides in and out on rails like the original TJ07 version, but the company has added nylon channel inserts to the rails to make the "action" smooth and protect the contact surfaces from damage. Murderbox said the 8-mm thickness allows it to machine out material for things like the uniquely numbered Limited Edition murderbox MKII logo plate and the vertically adjustable EVO.2 Floating Reservoir Holder Mounts.

"The heart of the MKII, the Drive Structure Assembly, is the most profound change to the original TJ07, providing massive functionality enhancements," the company said. "The Drive Structure Assembly is a fully modular design thanks to its solid 8mm aluminum outer structural supports and easily removable inner mounting pieces that can be replaced with alternatives based on future configuration needs."

Here's a list of features:

* IATX MKII unibody chassis with flush mounted acrylic windowed side panels
* Front door assembly for 5.25 bay
* Front illuminated logo light assembly (red)
* Front drive structure with optical drive mount, 3x SSD and 3x HDD sleds
* CD/DVD writer slot-load optical drive
* Motherboard tray with integrated reservoir mount plate
* Structural and 2x clean midplates
* Backplate and PSU mount plate
* Acrylic Serpentine Topgrill with flange (with laser etched case serial number)
* Quad radiator mount with custom made fan power 4:1 3pin wiring harness
* Black PCB set: PCB1, PCB2, and PCB3
* Power/reset button PCB & cover with 90cm black wires and connectors
* 8x SATA3 data cables
* 2x custom made sleeved power cables
* 2x 3mm thick logo plate with unique case serial number
* EVO.2 Floating Reservoir Holder mount (60mm)
* Custom made black fitted material case cover
* 2x Bahco ERGO hex socket head screwdrivers

The Murderbox MKII chassis can be "reserved" for $1200 USD here. There's also a huge batch of screens found here just in case you need a better lookat this premium desktop case. It's pretty, we know.

 

 

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    halls , September 19, 2012 2:24 PM
    That is beautiful - I'd buy it if I could afford it.
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    cats_Paw , September 19, 2012 2:14 PM
    Dosent look much better than most high end silverstone cases :D .
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  • 10 Hide
    cats_Paw , September 19, 2012 2:14 PM
    Dosent look much better than most high end silverstone cases :D .
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  • 9 Hide
    spentshells , September 19, 2012 2:15 PM
    1200 ? really maybe 350 maybe.
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    dingo07 , September 19, 2012 2:16 PM
    Why would someone want to put a device between the motherboard and SSD/HDD's (the modular backplane)- you're just asking for reduced bandwidth and/or trouble! It should be a direct connection from MB to Drive.
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    halls , September 19, 2012 2:24 PM
    That is beautiful - I'd buy it if I could afford it.
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    dingo07 , September 19, 2012 2:27 PM
    I will say, after looking at all the pics, it is very neat and very well designed - and if I have the $$$$ I would get one just because I can!
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    hellfire24 , September 19, 2012 2:27 PM
    too sexy for my pocket
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    halcyon , September 19, 2012 2:30 PM
    Quote:
    Then again, if you're feeling spunky wasteful and insecure, you could simply spend the same amount on a single desktop case such as the MKII, and look both sexy and high class to your fellow system builders.
    ...there, fixed that.

    I mean, yeah, it does look nice but not even in the same universe-nice as $1,200.
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    ShadyHamster , September 19, 2012 2:30 PM
    for that price id expect it to be finished with gold plating not black anodizing.
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    halls , September 19, 2012 2:31 PM
    halcyon...there, fixed that.I mean, yeah, it does look nice but not even in the same universe-nice as $1,200.

    You are getting a lot of solid aluminum for that price. If that case isn't worth $1,200, which case is?
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    classzero , September 19, 2012 2:32 PM
    I wish some one would copy this and make it affordable. Er, I mean innovate this and make it affordable.
    I think this look very clean. Most cases on the market (I said most) do not have a clean look to them and are made from plastic.
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    spidey81 , September 19, 2012 2:38 PM
    I'm not sure if I've EVER seen a more well thought out and assembled case! The forethought for watercooling enthusiasts is among the top out there if not THE top. The floating reservoir, genius! And everything is so clean! It's definitely not for the modder/tinkerer, but it seems to be a case that someone like that helped engineer. It really is beautiful, maybe not the most functional for everyone, but I would be proud to have a watercooled system housed in this!!
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    memadmax , September 19, 2012 2:42 PM
    I dunno, price is a bit steep. I'm not sure if I like the SATA backplane, but it makes for good cable management.
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    spookyman , September 19, 2012 3:13 PM
    Does the thing do Windows?
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    hate machine , September 19, 2012 4:05 PM
    bawssIf you actually know anything about the computer this case was built for you would know what it's supposed to be.It's monochrome with red.Gold just screws up the colour scheme you idiot.


    Are you from DAOC Mordred?
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    officeguy , September 19, 2012 4:16 PM
    Meh, whether is a $60 case or a $1200 case the computer will still run the same. I am more into pure horse power then looks I guess.
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    mayne92 , September 19, 2012 4:31 PM
    Extremely over-priced!
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    victorious 3930k , September 19, 2012 4:33 PM
    LATE.

    inb4 thumbs down
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    f-14 , September 19, 2012 4:44 PM
    this is what i expect in $120 cases
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