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SilverStone's Ridiculously Big TJ12 "Companion Cube"

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The SilverStone TJ12 has been dubbed the Companion Cube at the SilverStone office.

Editor's Note: While Computex took place last week and all of the news announcements are behind us, we're still sorting through hundreds of in-person meetings and demonstrations, picking out just a few more of the most interesting items we saw up close.

Okay, calling it the companion cube might be a bit of a stretch, but that's the joke going around the SilverStone office, according to the representative who gave us the booth tour at Computex 2014. The TJ12 enclosure certainly caught our eye the moment we approached the SilverStone's stand; it looks like it's big enough to be home to a small person.

The TJ12 is still very much in the prototype phase, though that doesn't stop it from being very well built. The entire enclosure is made from thick aluminum and is extremely heavy as a result. It cannot be moved by a single person, and each side panel weighs about as much as the average computer case. The case is so big, in fact, that the folks from SilverStone manufactured a step so that the visitors could actually see into the top of the case.

Inside the case there is support for any motherboard, three 360 mm water cooling radiators just in the base, and more storage than you'll ever need by yourself. In the demo were two AMD Radeon R9 295X2's, which suddenly looked very cute.

Of course, when the case comes out it won't be cheap. The original TJ11 still sells for around $600, and that case uses a lot fewer materials than the TJ12. The two really can't be compared, though. We were informed that the case would almost certainly cost more than $1000 -- quite a bit more.

What are your thoughts on this case? Would you like one? What should SilverStone do to make you want one if you don't?

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    Bondfc11 , June 9, 2014 5:06 PM
    Nope. Caselabs and Mountain Mods have better options for less.
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    CaptainPrivate , June 9, 2014 5:18 PM
    O.o If you're buying one of these, cost is probably the least of your concerns. I suppose it makes for a good excuse to keep buying more hardware in order to fill up your case, though I feel like you'd end up with a serious damper on your bank account if you tried to do that with this. All jokes aside, I could strangely see myself packing this with about four Xeons and the biggest SAS array I could get my hands on, though that would be in a world where I make a lot more money than I do right now. Do I want one? Of course I do. Will I ever buy one? Probably not. It's just too much - too much case for too much money.
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    Tanquen , June 9, 2014 7:41 PM

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    PennyLife , June 9, 2014 10:55 PM
    I like projects like these, but that weight? Seriously, why would I buy a computer case that I can't even move? If what the article says is accurate in that each side panel weighs as much as a normal case, you're talking about 20 lb. side panels! That's ridiculous!
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    Haravikk , June 10, 2014 12:43 AM
    But… why? Who exactly is this case for? There are much smaller cases out there that still offer more options than you need, so why develop one that's far bigger than anyone will ever need it to be?
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    IQ11110002 , June 10, 2014 2:57 AM
    Your house gets robbed and they make off with the fridge instead after giving up trying to move your pc mounted in this BEHEMOTH! o.O
    And I thought that CM stacker add-ons were getting crazy, wow just WOW!
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    derekullo , June 10, 2014 1:27 PM
    Just chain your fridge to the computer. Problem solved.
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    eduardvictor , June 10, 2014 7:11 PM
    For a display case at a convention, the cable management sure is utter freaking shit.
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    cobra5000 , June 11, 2014 1:36 AM
    Just looks like a lot of wasted space. To go along with this incredible waste of money!
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    doomtomb , June 11, 2014 4:43 AM
    I honestly have been so obsessed with SFF that seeing huge wastes of space like this case and Caselabs, etc. make me infuriated. How could anyone want that, it's like the ugliest child a mother couldn't love. Super nerd stuff to put this thing in a corner of your basement.
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