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InWin Officially Launches $800 Glass Case

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InWin has launched its glass enclosure, which is transparent when powered on, but turns into a mirror when sleeping.

InWin has finally launched its semi-transparent glass chassis. While it might be pricey, it is a very astonishing product. The case features an aluminum frame with glass panels. When the system is powered off, the glass will act as mirrors; when powered on, the light will shine through the glass showing the case's internals.

The case supports up to ATX size motherboards, graphics cards up to 380 mm long, PSUs up to 220 mm in length, a single optical drive, three 3.5" drives and two 2.5" drives.

Cooling is handled by four 120 mm fans, one of which sits in the front and acts as an intake, and three which rest up top, to which a 360 mm water cooling radiator can be mounted. Front I/O connectivity is taken care of by the standard set: a pair of USB 3.0 ports paired with HD audio ports. The power, fan, and lighting controls are touch-sensitive.

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The case, which will be produced in limited quantities, features an MSRP of a rather hefty $799.

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    phyco126 , October 17, 2013 9:26 AM
    Wonder how thermals are with a glass enclosure. I bet its heavy too. But still, that looks really nice.
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    phyco126 , October 17, 2013 9:26 AM
    Wonder how thermals are with a glass enclosure. I bet its heavy too. But still, that looks really nice.
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    xero141 , October 17, 2013 9:32 AM
    a case for the same price as everything in it..
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    jasonpwns , October 17, 2013 9:36 AM
    One of the best looking glass cases I've seen though. I'm not normally a fan of them.
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    wanderer11 , October 17, 2013 9:43 AM
    For $800 it better be bulletproof glass.
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    smeezekitty , October 17, 2013 9:48 AM
    It looks cool, but $800 for a case is just too high.
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    wysir , October 17, 2013 9:49 AM
    It looks nice, and I'm quite impressed by the design. However, I question the durability and the warranty. Nerds tend to be a bit clumsy and would likely break / scratch this case really fast. It would more likely be used as a case for a relic PC that is built once and never touched again.
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    sean1357 , October 17, 2013 9:53 AM
    Nice looking there. But it only supports up to ATX motherboard. How about server boards????
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    therogerwilco , October 17, 2013 10:17 AM
    No EATX or Server boards? For 800 it better support EVERYTHING. Though the local Apple guy really wants this, of course because it's "pretty". (figures)
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    drwho1 , October 17, 2013 10:22 AM
    Glass case!
    Now... where is that hammer?
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    DRosencraft , October 17, 2013 10:47 AM
    Looks very nice, but I imagine that with all that light bouncing back in, plus the relatively limited spots for fan placement, it almost has to be water cooled or only low thermal components. I would say it'd be fun to experiment with, but at $800 I'm not so sure you'd want to experiment with that too much.
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    realibrad , October 17, 2013 11:19 AM
    If it is tempered glass, then you will have to be super careful hitting the edge of the case. Scratching the case will not be an issue, as glass is very very hard to scratch.

    This does have an amazing look. The price might push some away, but a case like this wont be bought by people looking for a great deal. Same reason why people by sports cars, and drive them around the city at 45mph, its all for the looks.
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    rohitbaran , October 17, 2013 11:27 AM
    For the price, it should be made of bullet proof glass :p 
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    thecouchguy , October 17, 2013 11:46 AM
    I'd like a version that could support a 4 and 3 rad dual loop system. Could do some amazing looking builds. I seem to move house once a year but if I settle then I'd love something like this. I would want it to be a big ass case though so I could put a few different builds in it as the years go on.
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    vmem , October 17, 2013 11:47 AM
    Nice case... expensive, but it's a nice concept and looks sweet

    now, WHY only 1 intake and 3 exhaust fans??? I can't imagine a glass case being very well sealed. without positive pressure airflow, it's going to suck up dust from every crevice, then you get to show it all off when you power on the rig and it becomes transparent... Horrible design decision to not include filtered bottom intake fans
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    s0c4 , October 17, 2013 3:29 PM
    Pretty cool.. but I can only imagine the mess from the fingerprints all over the glass.
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    timerwin63 , October 17, 2013 5:29 PM
    Funny how this case showed up at a tech show just a couple months after ArtX38's Bitfenix Prodigy "Mirror". Sometimes original ideas aren't too original after all.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1366334/bitfenix-prodigy-mirror
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    DanLikesTech , October 17, 2013 11:12 PM
    I'm not a big fan of the touch on switch, I hate when I accidentally turn off my Xbox 360 slim when I am playing.
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    SessouXFX , October 18, 2013 2:43 AM
    Reverse mirror case? Liquid cooling only...
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    Shadz , October 23, 2013 10:59 AM
    I could see this being used as a really great HTPC in the living room... build it once with low thermal equipment... and you have a great way of "hiding" your HTPC in plain sight!
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    jdrewrd , October 31, 2013 1:43 PM
    Such a nice case, but such an ugly graphic on it. Isn't the whole point of such a thing that it should 'disappear' leaving only visible the internal components?
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