iBuyPower's Slate, Trace, and Element Cases Reflect PC Gaming Trend

Looking towards the future by reflecting on shades of the past, iBuyPower today announced the release of partially-mirrored Tempered Glass panels for its Slate (opens in new tab), Trace (opens in new tab) and Element (opens in new tab) gaming cases. Unlike the Snowblind we recently reviewed, the new models will not be sold separately but instead will be the base enclosure for the build of your choice.

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All three show as translucent tint when lighted and mirror-finished when the lights are off. Case features are outlined in the links above.

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Can’t pick your own parts? iBuyPower is also partnering with Best Buy on two factory-configured Slate MR (BB973 (opens in new tab) and BB972 (opens in new tab)) and Trace MR (BB971 (opens in new tab) and BB970 (opens in new tab)) models, has an Element MR model 9260 at Amazon (opens in new tab), and is selling a third Element MR configuration (C0900iV2) at Costco (opens in new tab). That still leaves some buyers too many choices, so if you’re interested, maybe you’ll go back to the first three case links and design your own after all?

Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.