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Danger Den Black Series Tower 21

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Posted March 14, 2011 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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Aesthetically speaking, the Danger Den Tower 21 chassis is probably one of the nicest-looking chassis we’ve seen in some time. It definitely stands out against any other chassis you line up beside it. It has extremely smooth and minimalist lines, and brings a real feel of exclusivity that will make grin from ear to ear. The functionality is also great, as a decked-out water cooling setup can easily fit into this tower without compromising space or performance of the loop(s).

Danger Den has put some considerable effort into the design and implementation of this case. One example of this is conventional cases have the hard drive cage located at the front of the chassis, just below the optical drive bays. However, Danger Den has moved the cage beneath the power supply at the rear of the chassis and eliminated some cable management issues that plague traditional cases. Further, the attention to detail is exemplary. Danger Den has also drilled several small holes into the frame to accommodate a screwdriver, the PCI-e slots being one example, to ensure assembly is convenient and quick.

One value-added feature here is the ability to customize the case to suit your needs BEFORE it arrives. It’s almost a made-to-order approach, as Danger Den can work to accommodate special requests, from colours to logos to layout tweaks if you let them know when ordering. You just can’t get that with any assembly-line case.

The build quality here is also excellent. Everything fit together without issue, there were no burrs or sharp edges on the acrylic, the parts were well protected from scratches, and the workmanship was impeccable. Of course, you’ll need to protect against fingerprints, dust, scratches, and smudges, but that goes with the territory when considering an acrylic case.

This sort of customization and uniqueness does come with a premium price, however. Retailing for about $280 USD, the Tower 21 competes in a rather niche market, occupying an elite segment that includes the likes of Lian Li and SilverStone. Towers from those companies certainly are impressive, and we’ve seen several from them, but they also don’t have the customizations or unique aesthetics offered by Danger Den. It’s really an apples-to-oranges comparison.

For discerning consumers that are looking for the best in an acrylic case, the Danger Den Tower 21 is a top pick.

Danger Den Black Series Tower 21

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