Finally A DIFFERENT PC Case! ASUS RoG Z11


what’s up guys I’m retreating Hardware Canucks today we’re visiting ASUS we got our name tags I’ve decided to be the
money just for fun of it and this looks like a bit of a night and IKEA set to be
honest but I hear there’s a new case somewhere floating around I think I’ve
noticed it but first huge thanks to Thermaltake Phanteks be quiet and razer
sponsoring our CES video should be should be should be do be do be do be do
be do be do be do so this my friends is what I want to check out today the rog
z11 in its final finished form we saw the prototype being display at Computex
a few months ago but it’s actually quite awesome to see it being finished and it
scared to see many awesome cases being released at CES whereas usually that’s
the case for Computex but the z11 is now just give you a quick rundown on the
specs is a $249 case so that’s a little bit pricey your opinion the ROG tax it
is the same price as the LG Helius enclosure and there’s also a two $99
model this that includes the all the display in the front that you can
connect to the ROG terminal that can display CPU temperature and whatever
else you want to display similar things you see on ROG motherboard so the two
$49 price point what does that get you it’s a full aluminum enclosure okay so
no steal full aluminum frame aluminum paneling on the outside and some plastic
bits here and there the one thing that this thing reminds me of outside of
having likes very ROG complexity and dynamics in terms of the paneling and
the little shapes here and there is if you guys are into sci-fi and if you
watched the expanse that thing looks like the spaceship the rosin on tape
especially from the back with that beautiful aluminum thing I don’t know
this is something that I thought of when I first saw the case from the rear so
the z11 where does that come from that is the actual angle in degrees for
the motherboard so they’ve patented this thing where the motherboard is not flat
against the motherboard tray as the motherboard tray is angled 11 degrees on
the interior and that presumably actually has many benefits we have
additional spacing behind the motherboard tray for cables which is
actually quite important when you’re dealing on the ITX form factor even
though this is a pretty large enclosure for ITX space but that
degree offset on the back of the tray gives you more space for cables so that
is one thing the second thing is performance because having more area
behind the CPU backplate means you have more cooling the power supply is
installed at the bottom supports full ATX units because I mean the case is
pretty massive the shroud is nicely angled the cables do exit from both
sides we do also have a bottom intake 140mm our fan that is included and it
slightly below the power supply so if you do have a really long unit they will
not interfere I do appreciate that so cooling wise we have two more fans at
the top 140 Miller fans are included set in exhaust and we also can install dual
120mm fans for the rear and this is most likely the perfect scenario where you
install an all-in-one cooler with these radiator and fan installation set up to
exhaust from the back the GPU area is located the front tempered glass is of
course to reveal all that beautiful card at first we were worried about
performance because it is fairly close to the side panel but we do have
ventilation that is available on the top on the side and at the bottom of the
graphics card plus because of that angle we do have additional spacing there so I
don’t think GPU temperatures should be a problem all the potential intake ports
are dust filtered with a fine mesh that you can easily clean as for storage you
can install dual SSDs instead of the radiator in the back so there’s a bit of
a compromise there we also have this low cable bracket below the motherboard that
is to hide the cables onto which you can install an SSD and you can also install
one behind the motherboard tray CPU towers up to 130 millimeters are
supported so you’re most likely going to want to go with an AO solution or
actually build a custom loop in which case you will be able to mount a 240
radiator up top otherwise you can’t really mount an AO at the top because
there’s not much room width wise the RG hub behind the motherboard tray is
included with six PWM fan headers three 5 volt addressable RGB header steel and
dual USB twos pastors so because this is ITX it’s always great to have additional
USB ports that are included in the hub now since the motherboard is facing up
all the i/o of course is hidden it’s not your traditional orientation so you will
have to route all those USBs and whatever DisplayPort your connect
thing into the motherboard and the graphics card and because the case can
orientate both vertically and horizontally we do have multiple cutouts
behind that you can route all these i/o cables and I’m guessing this is
something of a bit of a compromise but really should not be an issue the i/o is
also pretty rich with four years B ports a type seen there and some buttons to
control the case light I have asked them about what the assembly procedure is
like because the case does appear to be large for an ITX system while also maybe
kind of a cramp to work in but they have put conscious effort to make sure that
the assembly procedure is as user-friendly as possible and I do
appreciate ROG taking risk on this even though it’s a super expensive tower but
ITX form-factor is such a small niche in the entire
computer space that I do appreciate them doing something that is very different I
hope that more companies take approach on that whole angled motherboard tray
especially when it comes to I TX form factors really really want to test to
see if what exactly is the benefit in terms of cooling performance having that
the motherboard being angled having a little bit more space behind the CPU
block and the fact that you can place the case horizontally is a nice
innovative touch we’ve seen that with the evolve shift and not many ITX
enclosures go with the hybrid approach but the rog z11 might be a pretty
popular tower in the ITX space if you like the design and like ROG as a whole
this will launch at end of q1 let us know if you’d like us to review it I
don’t think this would be very popular in the ITX space simply because the ITX
case form factor has been blowing up lately with really focus on making sure
that you can compact as much as possible whereas the ROG approach I mean this is
a very large enclosure for an ITX form factor and there is potentially room for
micro ATX but that’s not a segment that is very popular so yeah let us know what
you think of these z11 thanks so much for watching I’ll talk to you guys in
the next video

100 comments

  • Armin C4

    GPU: You'll speak to the front panel about it
    Asus: Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, GPU.

    Reply
  • Metal

    Damn… That thing is hideous.

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  • mtbrdude

    This case is stupid. There are a hundred ATX cases that would work better.

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  • Spastic Tuesdays

    OK, that's an absolutely terrible case.
    From cables to the huge size to the buried I/O to the suffocated video card, there's no way it's anything better than terrible. Terrible may be a best case scenario.
    Of course this is from the brain dead company that thought DTX was a great idea: All the short comings and challenges of ITX but almost as bit as μATX! GENIUS!

    Small form factor machines are either small or stupid.

    Please do get one of those to review, I love seeing idiotic cases eviscerated for justice.

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  • Miguel Chang

    Asus, your case is dead on arrival 250 dollars for a case that can't fit multiple radiators? Enthusiasts would just buy the Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL

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  • denns0r

    i don't think that this is an oled panel. would be a) overkill b) would look better even on camera and c) would wear out after one year or so… don't want to be a smartass here, just sayin' 😀

    Reply
  • Juice27FromGA

    2020 and companies are still choking the hell out of components just so people can say look at my box, isnt she hot!

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  • Buck Wilder

    looks identical with the silverstone ld03

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  • Thiago Corrêa

    how ugly this gamer universe is.
    Seems there's no simple and discrete options for those who build a system for work.

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  • saikat bagchi

    Gameboost : on
    Gpu default oc : on
    Plays call of duty for 3 hours.
    Removes left or right bud of headphone
    Listens PC screaming : ALLAHUAKBAR.
    THE END…

    Reply
  • steverl22

    Lol…no…..no thank you 😅😆😅

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  • pronstorestiffi

    Thats one ugly MF. Makes predator look like a model.

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  • Wertertzu

    Why build a ITX case, when its so large that it could fit a ATX mainboard?

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  • Ataru Moroboshi

    No.

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  • Lolindir Surion

    Would love to the a review of this. I think it looks really cool.

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  • V L

    The Decepticons are back.

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  • TIK

    Yes, it's a little too big for ITX and yes the GPU might get chocked, but the case looks amazing!

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  • Daniel M

    Hideous

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  • Bob Ross

    I like how they are trying something new, but products should at least prioritize functionality instead of looks. That GPU is going to melt down!

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  • Soulshake

    250$ for that ugly box ROFL

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  • Netcruzer RC TECH CARS

    ICK, why does anyone want an ATX sized tower that's got a leaning ITX board and airflow choked GPU enclosure? No thank you!

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  • Aero

    the back looks way better than the front imo

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  • b1adewo1f

    I’m playing too much Destiny 2 rn, and those external patterns make me think a pyramid shaped case will come soon.

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  • Ryan Peslak

    $275 for a dimly lit aluminum box, a tiny led screen panel, and the "republic of gamers" branding. Yeah, no lmfao

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  • Adjodha B

    Would it fit an mATX motherboard since its so big?

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  • Rodrigo Gatica

    I don't see this being popular on the miniITX area. MiniITX are known for being compact, minimal and elegant, and that case scream the opposite.

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  • Thomas Darby

    Totally ridiculous. You may have tried to explain some of the advantages of the 11-degree tilt, but with the IO port access difficulties, the thing is a gimmick only, a non-starter in my book. The case looks good, but form needs to follow function, first– THEN add all the doo-dads, RGB bits, glowing coolant, etc. if that is what turns on your glow-worm.

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  • freak777power

    It looks like shit.

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  • Supah Kent

    There are only two types of people who will buy something like this:
    1) Those who only care about aesthetics
    2) Those who want to fry their GPU

    OK, so I was wrong, that's only one type of person.

    Reply
  • Michał Madeja

    Who on earth put GPU so close to the glass? Totally misunderstanding of PC case thread, its clearly created by people, who are using laptops at best, or even didnt seen gaming hardware ever in their life.

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  • jkteddy77

    TOO BIG

    gimme a 12L case Asus

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  • Pete Robinson

    I like the case, would definitely like to see a review!!!

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  • disciprine

    Uuuugly

    But sadly so much of this ces coverage is sponsored

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  • bbknp79

    2005 called, it wants his case back 😆

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  • Wineblood

    Damn that's a weird, ugly design.

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  • Projekt 9

    okay it looks awesome but that CPU cooler looks crooked and is really screwing around with my OCD….

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  • SCARLET★STAR

    I like the form factor and layout…buuuut way too gamery. Looks like a prepubescent gamer's dream. It's so full of different angles which makes it look horribly cluttered with bits and bumps unecessarily jutting out all over the place.

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  • Cellar Door

    Quite possibly the dumbest ITX case ever made.

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  • Roland Strauss

    Looks terrible. Did somebody carry that through Battlefield V?

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  • Steven Gergi

    It looks nice that is about it

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  • Real Hustler

    ASUS ROG makes the best products wow

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  • Amonny

    Motherboard and GPU makers still have no clue how to make a good case.

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  • Bosco _ FPS

    Why does it look like scrap metal? Is it irony? Is is ironically looking a bit like some pc components yeeted in to a dirty box?

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  • Wilfred Donn Desaliza

    asus making cases like "u should be dumb enough yo buy it rgb fo life"

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  • 白金ヂィスコ

    Imagine laying out the case to give the GPU direct access to atmospheric air and then putting a piece of glass in front of it.

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  • Manri Rivas

    I can't afford that, but if I could, I wouldn't.

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  • Power5

    All that extra space and the cables are shoved into the tight part of the angle. Makes sense. Love that I have to disassemble the case to plug in a rear IO device. Not sure how much this guy was paid by Asus, but that GPU is DEFINITELY going to be airflow restricted.

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  • Selfmedicate

    ROG TAX LOL

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  • John Christianson

    Damn I just did a atx and a mini atx build, too bad this looks unique enough I'd have loved to do something with it but my stuff is too new to upgrade now

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  • Andrew Hennebury

    This might just be the ugliest case I've seen in a while lol

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  • ccricers

    This case is a MAXI ITX case

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  • Frank Fanelli

    What a nightmare. I would never want to build in that massive, yet crowded messy thing. Do they all come with cob webs in the back panel? Interesting video though!

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  • Anthony Himself

    Never will I get a ROG product just in the past month I’ve received two dead motherboards and one dead brand new graphics card all brand new products

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  • NISCHAL TIWARI

    All those Engineers and designers at ASUS, came up with this!!!

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  • DrDreidelberg

    So many cases are ruined by overbranding. I want a PC case, not a brand advertisement. I don’t mind a subtle logo, but ffs, it looks like a prebuilt.

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  • flare 156

    That isn’t itx

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  • A Baker 71

    Different, yeah different bad… No thanks.

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  • BillRey

    Looks terrible, like every other PC

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  • Sergei Shuykov

    Well, it looks exceptionally bad with it's 90% of useless plastic 'details', wouldn't like to see it on my desk

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  • ken bibi

    An ATX sized chassis that can't fit an ATX board… Hold my dongle!

    Reply
  • Long Huynh

    Take my money!!! Very stylish plus it can orient in multiple ways. Great displaying case.

    Reply
  • YourDadsGerms

    It’s like an extra thick evolv shift that took hard drugs

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  • 13orrax

    does he have a slight Chinese accent?

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  • Midyan Shani

    The dream case

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  • mokus603

    Need more lcd monitors

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  • Carsten Hilbert

    The argument of more cooling because of the spacing at the backplate is bs. You have less space for the actual cooler

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  • Artur B

    This is really beatyfull Case with smart cooling 🙂

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  • Ladioz

    Cmon we all know the bequiet pure base 500 is better!

    Reply
  • Aditya Pathak

    Buy this ROG case….

    And fill it with MSI Parts😈😈😈

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  • user

    >"You're paying the ROG tax" Skip!

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  • Norse Viking Æsir

    Poor design with the gpu suffocating on glass

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  • johnny5finger

    This thing would be a nightmare to keep clean. I will pass.

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  • Rolln J

    muff cabbage

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  • Blade

    Gamers Nexus Is going to tear Asus a new one Again because of poor cooling performance Absolutely love their motherboards but very disappointed with their cases it is not always about looks it is about performance

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  • Dr. Bhaskar Maitra

    Same boring design. I would like to have a case with a large touch screen where every fan speed, cpu speed, temp of CPU, GPU, MB will be displayed. Waiting for someone to come out with one, Chinese will be the first. I can bet on it.

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  • J W

    Rocinante reference! Yes.

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  • uZiiTV

    LOVE the expanse

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  • Richard Barrett

    only so=so It would be far from my first choice. Since I already of Lian Li's aluminum cases I do like that part.

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  • Corey Winiata

    Large itx cases are an oxymoron.

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  • Jack P

    Could you venture a guess on the dimensions of this, or how it compares in size to the Shift?

    Looks like it breathe better than the phanteks shift.. Put some of those mesh panels on the sides, this thing will be breathing fine.

    Reply
  • The Metal Head

    Now that's definitely something NEW !!!

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  • L1A1Rocker

    I think the lack of AIO support is going to be a problem.

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  • Herlander Andrade

    Very interesting case although I would love them to sell the fan extension card as a separate unit…

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  • Rafael Mejia

    I think its a ugly case too big for itx and the rear i/o will be a nightmare to cable manage

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  • Aristides T

    The I/O situation is a bit of compromise? This is beyond ridiculous, the case offers zero practicality, potentially bad GPU thermals and in return provides what exactly?

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  • RJ

    Now make a ATX version.

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  • n0rdwacht

    Please this GPU slot is a joke or? No air circulation so yepp im out^^ But im in for the Helios 100%

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  • Assyle Bezpříjmení

    This is how Phanteks evolv shift should look inside. I"m a huge fan of evolv shift look, but in terms of airflow and temperatures it is a total crap. This is much better in terms of internal layout as far as I can see. Although I would like to see more strict and clean design version of this case. I hope more manufacturers will follow Asus path and make something like this but without gaming design.

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  • A Courier of our hopes and a American future

    On the table next to you that's no ITX lol. That's midtower son. Just a lesser, plebian, midtower.

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  • Anon F

    I want one!

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  • TRAP - GOD

    I’m sorry did u say the price Is $249???

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  • MrNside

    "Asus has a patent on this angled motherboard setup…"

    A Few Moments Later…

    "I really hope other companies take the approach of this whole angled motherboard tray…"

    Reply
  • XxxM4R1OxxX

    Antec da601 pretty nice

    Reply
  • XxxM4R1OxxX

    Can we see a review on the antec da601??

    Reply
  • rageinthecage 34

    Hey I have a long unit yeah and its wide too 🤣😂🤣😂

    Reply
  • David Berry

    For me its ugly

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  • Elijah Mitchell

    I like Asus, might upgrade from my Silverstone RVZ-03 to this.

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  • Stefan Barner Rasmussen

    People are complaining about how large this ITX enclosure is, buuuut with how the current CPU and GPU markets are you really can’t have a small enclosure. I mean most RTX 2070 and up cards are 2.5 slots or more, with cooling being sacrificed if not, and CPUs needing AIO cooling or a HUGE air cooler like a Noctua NH-D15 for regular gaming use. I love ITX cases, but with how the current market is shaped I find it difficult to find an adequately sized ITX case for my components, which include a ROG STRIX RTX series GPU and a 9700K. To be able to fit my GPU into the nicest (imo) ITX enclosure, the nCase M1 v6, I might have to remove the shroud but I think some people have been able to fit them in there. The market of components of today is just insane tbh.

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  • LookattheBiggerPic

    …cool looking but is it just my screen or is that video card right up against the glass? Much thanks for all you do!

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  • Anon F

    I'm gonna buy one

    Reply

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