Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball
For normal /non-OC use it wouldn't. People have been using cardboard boxes as ghetto cases for years.
This is just the first time a manufacturer will be offering a pre-built ghetto case.
If what you mean by ghetto cases is what street people use as shelters, the reason that they do is because the cardboard is a very good insulation. This trait for a computer case is not so attractive, because it would run hotter than a normal case would.
Perhaps Asus had the welfare of their customers in mind, but their compassion is well off target. Despite the fact that article discounts the importance of a case, I heartily disagree. Currently, I have two cases...neither of which was cheap, but the Antec runs a lot hotter than my CM HAF 922. People spend a lot of time and money for additional cooling, but this is where cooling starts out.