titleAbout two years ago I reviewed Gelid Solution's 12PL case fan, an article I encourage you to read, not only because it will answer that 'what's so special about a fan' question on your mind, but also because its an early review of mine and you can find plenty to poke fun at. Bottom line, the fan was attractive, quiet, and effective. I was quite a fan of the company, often plugging the review when people would ask for case fan recommendations. Gelid has come a long way since then, now equipped with a healthy catalog of products to choose from. Today we'll be putting Swiss-managed company's first chassis, the DarkForce, to our tests.

Product Name: DarkForce

Review Sample Provided by: Gelid Solutions


Written by: Adam

Pictures by: Adam, Wes



3.5" Drive Bay:

6+1 (Converted from one 5.25" Drive Bay)

5.25" Drive Bay:

4 (Without the Use of 5.25" to 3.5" Tray)

Acrylic Window:

361.5 X 280 mm Visible Area with 3mm Thickness



Dimensions (LxWxH):

530 x 207 x 505 mm / 20.9 x 8.1 x 19.9 inch

Extension Slot:


Fan Power Extention PCB:

2 (Supports up to 6 Fans)

Fans (Base):

2 x 140 or 120mm (Optional)

Fans (Front):

2 x 120mm (1 x 120 x 25mm Fan @1200rpm included)

Fans (Rear):

1 x 120 x 25mm Fan 1200rpm

Fans (Right):

Side: 1x 80 or 120mm x 15mm Fan (optional)

Fans (Top):

2 x 140 or 120mm (Optional)

Hot-Swap Harddisk Dock:

1 (Recommend Enabling AHCI Hard Drive Mode)


0.7mm SECC Steel Body; Arcylic Side Window; Plastic Bezel with Metal Mesh

Motherboard Type:

Full ATX / Micro-ATX

Net Weight:

9.2KG / 20.08LBS

Power Supply:

Support ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (Optional)

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #25660 13 Jun 2012 18:10
Another case review this week, this time from Gelid Solutions.
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Twodavez replied the topic: #25661 13 Jun 2012 18:44
Looks just like the Coolermaster 690 ii, but with an updated look and a new fan spot.

Good review, and i loved the CM 690, so i'm assuming this is going to be a good case too. It ws kinda heavy, but very sturdy!

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