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Scythe Unveils Open-Air Acrylic PC Case

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Scythe's newest PC case is constructed of clear-acrylic and is designed for bench testing and fanless computer builds.

The Scythe ACB-TYPE3 features a standard tower design which supports ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards. Since the ACB-TYPE3 has no side panels, the motherboard is mounted horizontally out of the chassis, which improves hardware accessibility. Furthermore, the case does not include fans for cooling and relies entirely on open air.

               

                       
                        

Additionally, the case features three 3.5-inch hard drive bays, three 5.25-inch drive bays and two 2.5-inch Solid State Drive bays. The case can also accommodate CPU coolers up to 190mm, which means most air coolers will fit without a problem. 

The new Scythe ACB-TYPE3 is expected to be released soon, and will cost approximately $85. For more photos visit Fanless Tech.

 

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    Lord Captivus , August 3, 2012 7:08 PM
    You call it "Open-Air Acrylic PC Case", I prefer "table"...maybe..."shelf".
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    Lord Captivus , August 3, 2012 7:08 PM
    You call it "Open-Air Acrylic PC Case", I prefer "table"...maybe..."shelf".
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    aoneone , August 3, 2012 7:09 PM
    I WANT!!
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    Hellbound , August 3, 2012 7:11 PM
    Something like this is ok for test beds.. But with no real dust filters protecting the components, they will become dust magnets.
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    halcyon , August 3, 2012 7:13 PM
    It'll be beautiful with all the dust that most people have all over it and on you components ever other minute.
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    Sakkura , August 3, 2012 7:30 PM
    Useless for consumers. A nice alternative to breadboarding for professionals, maybe.
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    spookyman , August 3, 2012 7:32 PM
    do they have a case that is immune to Cat Hair?
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    Anomalyx , August 3, 2012 7:36 PM
    spookymando they have a case that is immune to Cat Hair?

    I have a tool that prevents cat hair. I call it a dog =P

    In more seriousness, no case by itself is immune, since they require airflow. The strongest thing you can do is create a positive-pressure airflow where all intake fans have filters on them. Just don't forget to clean the filters out regularly or intake pressure will drop, reverting it to a negative pressure system and potentially blocking airflow enough to overheat.
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    amuffin , August 3, 2012 7:36 PM
    Dusty.
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    freggo , August 3, 2012 8:26 PM
    spookymando they have a case that is immune to Cat Hair?


    As all friends of Garfield know... NOTHING is immune to cat hair :-)

    Mine - a Persian;i.e. looong hairs- insisted on sleeping next to or partially on my Mouse pad (and got up the moment the Win shutdown screen came up).
    And before I get funny remarks about guys and cats... we also had a Dog. But at 50+pounds we had an agreement that the mouse pad was off limits :-)

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    loops , August 3, 2012 8:47 PM
    My 3 year old would love this thing. I can just imagine what he would think to stick in there.
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    g00fysmiley , August 3, 2012 9:28 PM
    spookymando they have a case that is immune to Cat Hair?


    vaccum the cat?

    i have a pomeranian that sheds as much if nto mroe than any cat only slution i found to keep dog fur out of my case is not letting the dogs in the computer room
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    JohnnyLucky , August 3, 2012 9:49 PM
    Don't even want to think about trying to keep it clean.
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    sp0nger , August 3, 2012 10:27 PM
    Ide rather build an oil filled case than an acylic case anyday.. dust is a son of a bish
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    fb39ca4 , August 4, 2012 12:28 AM
    Put a box fan in front of it.
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    alidan , August 4, 2012 12:33 AM
    you know, my computer is dusty as hell, has no reall dust filter... and god knows i should clean it out, but i cant see the dust, and it would be a pain to move and open it up.

    i think allot of people think like me, if the thing was easier to clean, i would so it more often, and with this, you can see the dust, and probably clean it out more often than most of us do now if you could see it, and have easy access.
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    Anonymous , August 4, 2012 7:03 AM
    All I clean on my 4 year old PC is the GPU fan and CPU heatsink fan. hell, my PC is a dustball and it runs the same as it did day one and with no signs of it slowing down.

    It cultivates a 4 year old gernation of dustballs and dustmites. And I think of myself as a mite god.
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    buzznut , August 4, 2012 10:26 AM
    Its pretty typical of test bench cases, nothing special. I've seen them for less.
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    aaron88_7 , August 4, 2012 5:53 PM
    DustmitegodAll I clean on my 4 year old PC is the GPU fan and CPU heatsink fan. hell, my PC is a dustball and it runs the same as it did day one and with no signs of it slowing down.It cultivates a 4 year old gernation of dustballs and dustmites. And I think of myself as a mite god.

    Just because it is still running doesn't mean what you're doing is a good idea. You're just killing the longevity of your components by letting dust build up. Dust prevents the components from cooling down, which over time causes the PCB boards to expand and contract, which leads to blue screens, random shut downs, and eventual death.

    Seriously people, you can get a 6 pack can of air for not that much at Staples. Cleaning a PC of dust literally takes less than 5 minutes, maybe 10 if you've let it go for a long time. It's not that big of a deal even if you live with furry animals.
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    billybobser , August 4, 2012 6:05 PM
    A classic in the making, I can only imagine the sheer number of hours of rigorous testing this went through before the final design was made.

    It must perform amazingly in area's that PC owners care about most:-

    Noise reduction
    Airflow / Heat removal
    Protection of PC (from dust and sticky fingers)

    Looks like it nailed all 3, well done scythe.
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    jalek , August 5, 2012 2:09 AM
    I don't know about open air, but a clear acrylic case with colored water cooling might be my next build.. of course for anything aesthetic, components have to be considered by color so maybe not.
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