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    Arrow Inwin Dragon Rider Review

    Once in a while, I like to review something a little different from the usual power supply. Today is just such an occasion. Inwin Development has asked me to review their new Dragon Rider case. Some of you may already know that I am a fantasy novelist, and because of that I just couldn't turn this opportunity down. Come on in, and we'll try to do some dragon riding.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=237

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    I think you managed to avoid the PERNicious lawyers there Wolfy
    Nice review on what seems to be a pretty average lower mid-range case.
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    Why, I have no idea what you're talking about.

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    I cringe whenever I see blue cables coming out of holes and going back in connectors...

    Is it really that hard to make a bracket with female USB connectors or those pins as found on motherboard on a side and male connectors on the other side? It's would be just a tiny piece of PCB on the bracket.

    This way you could either connect the cables straight to motherboard or to the bracket and use 2 small usb cables on the back to connect to the fixed usb 3 connectors.

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    The motherboard connector spec was only finalised several months ago, long after the initial release of USB3. Some newer boards now come with the headers for USB3, but very few cases have the fittings to support it yet.
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    Makes me kind of glad I won't be building a new system until I move to Australia later this year. Yay for having such glitches with loopback cables and everything sorted out.

    Oh, and a yummy Bulldozer system to use too
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    Forsooth, enjoyed the Wolf tour. Thank you.
    Shouldn't they add smoke pellet vents like electric trains used to use? Candle holders?
    Someone design an expansion slot cover that passes thru cables?
    I shudder to think what a Snail shaped case might bring forth. Or do I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walterm View Post
    I shudder to think what a Snail shaped case might bring forth. Or do I?
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    That's why!

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    I think this case really looks bad ass, perhaps the best looking case on the market. However, only fanning 3/4 (unsure) HDs is no bueno, and I would worry about the noise and dust from that enormous side intake fan. At only $130 (current newegg price) this is pretty competitive. If I weren't in love with xigmatek's elysium, I would possibly hop on this case. When the hell is that thing going to be available, anyway?

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