Guy's, there is allot value in great industrial design. $2900 is not overpriced for this as a complete system. If your happy a beige box then that is great buy that but great industrial design has it's purposes. Sometimes they solve problems, sometimes they just look good in your office, sometime they fit into small places, sometimes they are to get rid of tons of cables. Not everyone wants a uber overclocked gaming rig. There are many more people that just want a good system that does not make their offices look like a network operations center.
Wow, I'm really surprised at the negative reception here. I personally think it has a hell of a lot of sex appeal - but then again, I think 99% of the cases and the case mods out there are total ugly crap (along with 99% of the desktop themes out there for that matter). All that dark steam-punk stuff is so overdone, so college-age-guy-who-plays-CoD-all-day-and-can't-get-a-girl. Do a google image search on "cool case mods" and you'll see what I mean (or maybe you won't). A PC case that looks like an antique radio? No thank you.
...so I guess that says a lot about where I sit on the aesthetic spectrum ... and we all know there's no accounting for taste (you'd have to pay me to have that god-awful half-life case on my desk). Still, I was surprised at the near-unanimous thumbs-down this PC got here, so I just had to rant...
Anyway, I give this guy a lot of props for thinking outside the box in terms of the component layout, and thinking "architecturally" (as in the kind of architecture that I think of when I think of modern stuff - like PC hardware). Having the back-panel of the MB pointing down so you don't ever see it is great. Autocad Inventor and McMaster-Carr FTW on this one. In fact, I'd be tempted to get one if I could get it w/o all the electronics. OTOH, I'm pretty handy with Autocad / industrial design / materials sourcing myself, perhaps it's time for me to do my own "perfect" design.
Terminally ugly. I don't doubt that there are some decent components inside but I wouldn't take it on a bet unless I was allowed to immediately chuck that case in the trash. Has everyone forgotten 'form follows function'?
[citation][nom]joytech22[/nom]Tomorrow we'll be hearing news that Apple suddenly increased the price of their lowest end computers to $2901[/citation]
[citation][nom]dogman_1234[/nom]Look out Apple...there is a new overpriced component out there.[/citation]
Obsess much? You two idiots should be suspended from making comments.