This Might Be the Craziest Computer Case We've Ever Seen

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Whether it's so ugly it's beautiful or just plain beautiful is hard to pin down, but the GreatWhite SHK979C chassis looks like an alien torture probe. Luckily, it's just a fantastically designed, super-frosty enclosure for your gaming setup.


The GreatWhite tosses out a lot of what you'd expect from a case. Little things like, uh, sides. Your motherboard and other components are all suspended between two panes of "aircraft grade aluminum," with plenty of room for a watercooling setup to keep it all humming. Being exposed to the air also keeps everything from turning into a giant processing oven, as is often the problem with heavy duty computer rigs.

But what about dust? Isn't there a reason we put our computers in to cases in the first place? Matthew Kim from DarwinMachine explains it ain't no thang:

I's totally open except for some vital areas like the motherboard, which sits behind a cowling. No problems with dust, since it's so easy to clean. Just a few squirts of air every week or so it all that it needs. It also helps that all the components are vertically mounted, so there's actually not that much surface area for dust to collect.

It fits anything from a micro to extended ATX motherboard and has room for six SSDs, so this absolutely looks like a stellar choice if you're bored with grey boxes. Be warned, though: having a computer that looks like a 22nd century skyscraper has its price, with each case starting at $600. That's sans watercooling, too. [DarwinMachine]



I checked out the company's website. It appears they offer both complete systems and just the case by itself. Looking at the specs for their completed systems (as well as the prices quoted), it's not really worth it to order a system they put together because some of the components used are from "last generation" and are a bit outdated, yet they're still charging a premium for them.

I just recently built a system using a Cooler Master Sniper Black Edition case... so I'm good for another year with my system but I'll keep my eye out on their Evolver Case shown on their website. ... but paying a $1400 just for a case seems a bit steep, even for me.