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XFX's Prototype AIX Chassis to Ship in May

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The reveal of the AIX marks the graphics card manufacturer's first foray into the chassis market.

XFX has taken the wraps off the AIX, a rather striking chassis that is still in development. Although most of the case's specifications are still unknown, the company has revealed that it will be built out of aluminum and plastic and is intended to be on store shelves by May 2013. Whether XFX is able to deliver a capable high-end chassis and compete with the industry's heavyweights will of course have to wait for the product's release. 

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    mikenygmail , March 9, 2013 4:04 PM
    Looks good, just keep the price under $100 XFX, and include 3 200 mm fans.
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    Dupontrocks11 , March 9, 2013 4:08 PM
    I haven't seen a case like this in a while, it lacks the usual mesh grill that most cases now-a-days have. Hopefully it will have enough cooling to please the masses.
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    UVB076 , March 9, 2013 4:24 PM
    That looks so good.
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    JonnyDough , March 9, 2013 4:31 PM
    I want to see just two fans, large ones ducting air from the bottom through a filter and out the top through "air ports" (lol) on the sides. I want a flat top, handles on the sides, etc. I think this case just might be doing exactly that.
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    toms my babys daddy , March 9, 2013 4:38 PM
    looks horrific tbh.
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    murzar , March 9, 2013 4:40 PM
    They look sci-fi-ish. Now only if we had some kind of functioning quantum computer in it and then I would be a very happy man.
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    ikyung , March 9, 2013 5:21 PM
    It's just a prototype. I want them to change the feet of the case because the design right now looks weird and cheap. Hopefully the grill mesh on the side have filters and be able to mount 2x120mm fans.
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    xpeh , March 9, 2013 5:40 PM
    Looks a bit SciFi-ish, but I still think it looks better than the toys that are being released by most of the other brands
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    spat55 , March 9, 2013 5:43 PM
    Doesn't look like I would buy it for it's looks, I see some bargain cases for £40 and under that look better so it must have something very nice inside to make it worth it.
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    velocityg4 , March 9, 2013 6:15 PM
    I still prefer my PowerMac G5 case I converted into an ATX case. The design is just so efficient for air flow. My fans stacked up so it is a wall of moving air in from the front and out through the rear of the case. Unlike most case designs where you have air flow coming in from multiple directions causing all sorts of eddies and fans working against each other reducing efficiency.

    Assuming the front is slotted for air flow all the way up this case does hold some promise. I also wonder about all the external 5.25" drive bays. Who are all these people that have numerous optical disk drives? It would be sleeker without all of them. One is enough for most people.
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    iam2thecrowe , March 9, 2013 6:32 PM
    TeholIt's . . . a bit ugly; a monolithic beast from the glory days of the 90s, mayhap?

    i agree, its a bit retro. I thought people were well and truly over BEIGE.
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    StefenHeif , March 9, 2013 7:03 PM
    Is it me or the end of the rounded top and bottom don't seem to fit with the side panels?
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    unksol , March 9, 2013 7:07 PM
    iam2thecrowei agree, its a bit retro. I thought people were well and truly over BEIGE.

    Because they totally would go to the trouble of using aluminum. Then paint it beige.... It couldn't possibly be silver or white under obviously horrible lighting...
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    cobra5000 , March 9, 2013 8:50 PM
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    christop , March 9, 2013 9:09 PM
    Totally ugly IMO!!!
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    claptrap22 , March 9, 2013 11:23 PM
    I like. Is this full or mid-tower?
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    lp231 , March 9, 2013 11:42 PM
    Looks like a Dell XPS
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    kitsunestarwind , March 10, 2013 12:10 AM
    I want to see a Case that can easily handle 2x 360 rads with out modding or removing drive cages and stuff
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    mikenygmail , March 10, 2013 12:36 AM
    XFX: Nice, just price it under $100 with 3 200 mm fans included.
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