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Spire Introduces the $30 Diablo Case

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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  • teaser
    WTF you talking ABOUT........WILLIS
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  • anonymous_user
    I know its a $30 case, but couldn't they have used 120mm fan mounts instead?
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  • Azn Cracker
    dont they have a front view?
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  • unksol
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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