While we have already posted our story and given you a video breakdown of the upcoming EVGA SC 17 gaming notebook, the company had another revolutionary product on display at its suite that I think our readers are going to enjoy seeing. I bring to you, the EVGA Gaming Case:
As we dive through this, keep in mind that EVGA claims this is an early prototype but that it should have product on the market by end of Q2 2016.
The case is HUGE, like, bigger that you might imagine just from looking at the pictures. The first feature that stands out is that EVGA intends for the orientation of the case to have the window facing the gamer, rotating it from a standard case direction by 90 degrees. That puts your components and lighting and all the work you put into it on full display, which is great, but it also means you'll need more space on your desk or on your floor in one dimension.
The current build is all plastic, but EVGA's CEO Andrew Han told me it would be all metal when it shipped, an impressive feat for sure. The internals are not rotated at all but EVGA was able to keep a clean look from the "new front" by including a swinging door on the back where the display connections and USB ports, etc. come out, hiding them from view.
Power supplies are hidden by the mirror finish bottom section that currently holds an easy to use, if overly simplified, intake/exhaust fan speed controller. The power button is also on the bottom right of the case, a result of the new orientation that EVGA plans for. The company will offer different versions of the case, ranging from $79 to $299 depending on features, the most expensive of which will upgrade that fan controller to a full LCD touch screen that can also display and interact with EVGA's Precision X software. Very cool!
A full window faces the user, bigger than any case I have had experience with. An illuminated EVGA logo sits on the right hiding water cooling gear you might have installed. The internals have more than enough room for basically any and all hardware, as you could guess from the size of the thing. There are zero optical drive bays – sorry Josh – but the back has space for eight 3.5-in drives and six 2.5-in drives.
It's too early for me to make a final statement, but the case is surely ambitious. If they can pull it off, EVGA might just create the ultimate enthusiast PC case without going completely insane on pricing. With targets of $79 on the low end, but keeping the same metal construction and layout, and $299 on the high end, this unnamed case will stay on my radar in 2016.
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Love the idea of hiding the
Love the idea of hiding the ports on the back. I wonder if any other cases do that.
I want to see this reviewed
I want to see this reviewed so badly. So far I love it.
*omg look at all the room behind the motherboard tray. Thank you EVGA… thank you.
Is it just me or does there
Is it just me or does there not seem to be space for a 480 Rad and the 3 fans. There not under (inside) that case and I don’t see room for them above the Rad from what shown. I can’t see that up to heavy gaming without fans directly supporting the Rad. 5 pumps’ and 7 fans that just dumb what water cooling for? But at least you can pull a card quick as they start making noise with all those (restrictive) QD in there and why each needing a pump.
Question?whats is the weight
Question?whats is the weight of the case, sorry for my bad english.