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Spire Introduces the $30 Diablo Case

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The Spire Diablo is an ATX chassis with a number of neat features for its entry level price point

Sadly, it's very common for an entry level to present a noticeably cheap and chintzy image, Spire's Diablo however has a meshed aluminum front and a black powder coated exterior and interior that lends the case a refreshingly understated and refined image. The case's internals are fairly standard for an ATX size chassis as it offers tool free assembly and supports up to six 3.5" and three 5.25" drive bays. The Diablo does not come with any pre-installed fans but has space for a single 92 mm fan at the rear and a 80 mm fan on the sidepanel and features two USB 2.0 connectors on the front panel, along with HD audio and microphone.

The Diablo will retail for just $29.99 or €24.98 and comes with a 2 year warranty.

 

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    unksol , March 3, 2013 3:42 PM
    What on earth is an 80 mm fan?

    Oh right the deafening things from 10 years ago in the back of my closet.... How is a case with ZERO cooling and no front intake at all supposed to compete with quality cheap cases?
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    dscudella , March 3, 2013 5:06 PM
    No one noticed the top mounted PSU? It's entry level sure, but a bottom mounted PSU is industry standard now. Tool less design but no front intake and 80mm and 92mm fan cut outs. No thank you, I'll add $20 to my budget for an Antec Gaming One or $30 for a 200R.
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    Azn Cracker , March 3, 2013 3:36 PM
    dont they have a front view?
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    teaser , March 3, 2013 3:29 PM
    WTF you talking ABOUT........WILLIS
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    anonymous_user , March 3, 2013 3:29 PM
    I know its a $30 case, but couldn't they have used 120mm fan mounts instead?
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    Azn Cracker , March 3, 2013 3:36 PM
    dont they have a front view?
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    unksol , March 3, 2013 3:42 PM
    What on earth is an 80 mm fan?

    Oh right the deafening things from 10 years ago in the back of my closet.... How is a case with ZERO cooling and no front intake at all supposed to compete with quality cheap cases?
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    anxiousinfusion , March 3, 2013 3:56 PM
    They should ditch the 5.25" bays completely and line the front with cooling intake and so should all other case manufacturers.
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    dscudella , March 3, 2013 5:06 PM
    No one noticed the top mounted PSU? It's entry level sure, but a bottom mounted PSU is industry standard now. Tool less design but no front intake and 80mm and 92mm fan cut outs. No thank you, I'll add $20 to my budget for an Antec Gaming One or $30 for a 200R.
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    curnel_D , March 3, 2013 7:07 PM
    Overpriced. A new front panel, a ripped off name, and a bit of cheap advertising on toms isn't going to sell this 10 year old case.
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    curnel_D , March 3, 2013 7:09 PM
    anxiousinfusionThey should ditch the 5.25" bays completely and line the front with cooling intake and so should all other case manufacturers.

    Why not both? My Coolermaster case has huge filtered mesh drive bay blocking doors that intake plenty of air. Yet, there's still room for my fan controller.

    5.25" bays aren't only used for obsolete disk drives, after all.
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    mortsmi7 , March 3, 2013 7:55 PM
    anxiousinfusionThey should ditch the 5.25" bays completely and line the front with cooling intake and so should all other case manufacturers.

    I still use my dvd drive on occasion and my fan controller and card reader will use up the rest of the slots when they arrive. There are many other options for getting air inside cases than just the front panel.
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    grokem , March 3, 2013 8:43 PM
    anxiousinfusionThey should ditch the 5.25" bays completely and line the front with cooling intake and so should all other case manufacturers.


    I couldn't agree more. I think there should be a few cases offered with a single 5.25" bay but the vast majority shouldn't have any external bays at all. This should make the case much cheaper to build and allow for much more flexibility as to how the case and cooling system work inside the case. If you need a card reader you can get tiny USB ones cheap. I don't haven't owned anything that uses a card but at work we use the USB ones plugged into the USB port on the side of the monitor which is much easier to read than one stuck into a 3.5" bay on the front of your tower under your desk. Same for optical drive, get a USB external and put it under you monitor for easy access if you still use spinning plastic disks to store stuff on.
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    downhill911 , March 4, 2013 12:17 AM
    Azn Crackerdont they have a front view?

    It does not come with front view, it is $30 case for ch...s....
    LOL
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    sykozis , March 4, 2013 12:41 AM
    It's about time for companies producing these "entry-level" cases to disappear. These aren't entry-level cases....they're wasted materials, as are the idiots "designing" them. At this point, there's no excuse for not having a properly designed case.....and this "Diablo" case, is far from a proper design.
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    lunyone , March 4, 2013 2:57 AM
    How about this for $40 - $15 MIRc = $25!!!
    Zalman z5


    or even better w/Front USB 3.0 port!
    $60 - $20 MIRc = $40!!!
    Zalman 5 Plus


    or I'd probably get the Corsair 200R for $60 currently or wait until it goes on sale for $40-50 :) 
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    lunyone , March 4, 2013 2:58 AM
    Z5 link
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235037

    Z5 Plus link
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235038
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    MichaelSP , March 4, 2013 4:29 AM
    anxiousinfusionThey should ditch the 5.25" bays completely and line the front with cooling intake and so should all other case manufacturers.


    Not a great idea for everyone. Perhaps better to make them less prominent and more often use them as fan intakes but for someone who does video editing which is then required to be burnt to Blu-ray disks for play-back, a case that cannot take a drive is useless to me. Perhaps some cases should have none. However, until I can buy Windows or Office from a retailer OTHER than Microsoft's website and get it on something other than a disk, I think they should stay.
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    susyque747 , March 4, 2013 12:02 PM
    Made just for the pimply teenager who can boast about the name of the case.
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    maxinexus , March 4, 2013 1:14 PM
    I though Diablo the game case for $30 lol that would not sell well especially after D3 fiasco.
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    warezme , March 4, 2013 5:23 PM
    unksolWhat on earth is an 80 mm fan? Oh right the deafening things from 10 years ago in the back of my closet.... How is a case with ZERO cooling and no front intake at all supposed to compete with quality cheap cases?
    What's a 92mm fan for that matter? But for $30 bucks on a case you can use a hole drill to make you some 120mm fan holes wherever you want. I used one to make a side 120mm hole over my GPU on a Lian Li case that turned out great and that case was no where near $30.
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    SvRommelvS , March 4, 2013 7:04 PM
    Zero cable management and no included fans. It's a step from bending metal into the shape of a box for or mounting components and sealing them under a large plastic food container. Actually, that last one sounds like a fun case mod. Okay, it's a step down from that.