G5 'inspired' pc case

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  1. garybUK Guest

    garybUK

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    Ok I know there are loads of these cases around that have clearly been 'inspired' by the G5 but I had to show you this one.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/productinfo.asp?WebProductID=135330

    I was browsing through the todayonly section and saw the handles...

    People are quick to bash mac's but are even quicker to copy the designs....
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    If the G5 PowerMac looked anything like that, I would have switched to windows.
     
  3. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    Somone already made a thread on that a few weeks ago.


    But does anybody know where I could get that in the US?

    Does this company ship to the US?
     
  4. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    If you want a rip off case, there are much better ones.
     
  5. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    It makes my eye twitch...

    Its incredible how they take something so sweet and elegant and destroy it so badly.
     
  6. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    That's disgusting. Looks like a computer from Star Wars... it's got that retro-futuristic look. BLaaaaahhhhhhhrrrrrggggg....
     
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Talk about a blatant rip-off...!

    Geez...the current G5 tower design isn't all that great either, but that thing is just fugly.
     
  8. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502

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    such as?
     
  9. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    How can you guys say it bad? It says its "cool" right on the bottom of the case. :eek:
     
  10. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    The word 'better' is a very subjective word.

    It's a matter of taste.

    Personally, I don't really like the G5 case at all. Too boring and blan.

    I like to run my PC with the side panel off, letting you see inside the computer. I think it looks pretty good when you see a case with all uv round cables, uv paint, collard molex connectors, ect. Maybe you don't though.

    And if you can, can you please point out better G5 copy cat cases?
     
  11. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    yes, it's aluminum. yes, it has handles. the similarities end there. the g5 is clean, industrial and sophisticated, that pos is covered in drive bays and ports that don't need to be there and looks like it was glued together from various parts. the g5 has holes on the front and back. that thing has them on the sides, and i doubt it has a similar fan arrangement (that's technically part of the case isn't it?). the handles look soldered on, not built in like on the power mac. if that case was intended to be a copy of the g5 it did a terrible job
     
  12. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    ok, so two threads have established that it looks like ass. can we move on now?
     
  13. justin216 macrumors 6502

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    The new Lian Li V-series cases have the G5-esque perforated holes in aluminum...VERY well made, possibly beating out Apple's own quality....pricey though, around 250 or so, case only...
     
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    I Agree


    the Lian-Li V-Series Cases are much better than this POS , i actually think it's more Pratical then the G5 tower. Honestly while i like the Cheese Grater G5 look , u can tell it was made more to look pretty then to actually be practial. c'mon that thing is huge it's like 25% bigger then the old wind tunnel and holds half the drives. only 1 optical drive , 2 hard drives , and no room for a Multi-Card Reader. while the Lian-Li hold 6 hard drives , 4 optical drives and 1 card reader/floppy drive , In a case thats actually smaller and better Built.
     
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