- 48 months ago
During a brief lull in the afternoon, I was poking around NewEgg, and saw an Intel-sponsored contest whose winner would get to visit NewEgg's offices and build their own custom system. Except that all the parts have already been picked out for you. Among the pre-selected parts was this:
...What is this, I don't even...
The case alone retails for more than the grand prize in MSI's contest here last month. The videos I've seen so far suggest that it doesn't really move all that smoothly, and is of no value at keeping dust or foreign objects out of the innards (which is, y'know, kind of the point of a case). It also apparently weighs 55 lbs empty, beating out the ponderous Cooler Master Cosmos II. Also: If you have a water-cooled rig, is it considered wise to flip the rig on its side while the thing is running?
I mean, I like the idea of the case -- like in sci-fi movies where everything's motorized and unfurls itself from its wall sconce -- but this particular incarnation looks like a middling first draft.