If you're in the market for a really special PC chassis, look no further. InWin and EKWB have teamed up to tempt you with a liquid cooling-ready PC case (opens in new tab) that makes you want to drop everything and build. The only problem is that with its nearly $2,000 price tag, most will actually need to put in extra hours at the job in order to afford the Limited Edition InWin 909EK .
The case is a twist on the InWin 909 (opens in new tab)that came out in 2015. It's supposed to make an even better chassis for liquid cooling, and where the 909 has a huge tempered glass panel on one side and a traditional layout with motherboard (opens in new tab)placement on the right side, the 909EK features a total redesign.
The 909EK places the motherboard in an upside-down layout on the case's left side, and a huge portion of the front of the case can facilitate a pair of EKWB's quad-fan 480mm XE radiators (opens in new tab), which are 60mm thick. In order to enable this support, the 909EK is wider than the 909.
Perhaps the most controversial change is the removal of the motherboard tray. Instead, running along the left of the chassis is a liquid cooling distribution plate, which brings the fluid to all the access points you need, shortens hard-tubing runs significantly and tidies up the overall look with fewer bends. The distribution plate also acts as the motherboard tray.
Finally, when you're done building your PC (opens in new tab), there won't be any tempered glass panels or paneling of any kind to seal the sides -- this is a chassis that remains open for maximum showcasing.
To feed the liquid loop, the chassis can house two D5 pumps, which should offer ample cooling power for most setups when paired with the two radiators measuring 480mm tall and 60mm thick.
The case also comes with some sticker shock. EKWB lists the case for $1,499.99 (opens in new tab). If that doesn't put you out of the running for this high-end case, you can pre-order it now for shipment on March 19.