Why would you want an all-tempered glass PC case? The answer is quite simple – it looks absolutely stunning. These types of PC cases are gaining in popularity for a good reason, as they allow the owner to show off his hardware from all sides in the most awesome way possible. We’ve decided to take a closer look at some of the currently most popular models on the market – check out their features!
In Win D-Frame 2.0
As a part of their 30th-anniversary celebration, In Win decided to create something really special – the D-Frame 2.0 tempered glass PC case. The unique open-frame structure of this chassis offers an unparalleled view of PC components from all angles.
Personifying the strength and the spirit of an off-road motorcycle, this beautiful case is a fantastic combination of technology and craftsmanship. It can be purchased in several color combinations (with the black-and-gold being the most eye-catching one) and features two tempered glass side panels that provide a great view of the internal hardware. The handcrafted metal structure, on the other hand, comes with quick-release fasteners and a two-way opening mechanism that makes hardware installation exceptionally easy.
The internal layout of D-Frame 2.0 is innovative and flexible, and allows multiple positioning of radiators, pumps, and fans. The model’s brackets utilize captive screws that make assembly very easy but still provide secure fastening. The motherboard tray supports micro-ATX, ATX, and E-ATX sizes and up to eight expansion slots, while the I/O panel brings both the USB 3.0 ports and a USB 3.1 Type-C connector.
This chassis is, without a doubt, one of the best looking on the market – its high price is definitely justified by its fantastic functionality and eye-catching aesthetics.
This model is an open-air chassis with a truly unique design that’s bound to attract a lot of attention. It’s a huge chassis, and it’s quite easy to underestimate its size because of its unusual shape, although it’s more than capable of housing a full ATX board.
However, it is the model’s appearance that will make you love or hate it – the “military” aesthetics of this case can’t really be compared with anything else on the market. We did notice a couple of similarities between the Conquer and Raijintek Paean, though – both models sport a similar combination of glass and steel and both require the user to do some assembly work first.
The aluminum alloy frame of this chassis is combined with two thick TG side panels, making the case quite heavy but also very sturdy. With the cooling factor being one of the key factors for gaming enthusiasts, Cougar decided to equip Conquer with the support for both top (360mm) and front (240mm) cooling radiators. However, due to its open nature, we think that you could easily get away with the most basic air coolers.
Those looking for an extravagant TG case should definitely take this model into consideration – it’s unlike anything else on the market.
Thermaltake Core P90
Thermaltake is well-known for manufacturing PC cases that are large and outlandish, and this trend won’t change anytime soon – their Core P90 model is a good proof of this. The model is undoubtedly among the biggest mid-tower cases we’ve seen so far and comes with an innovative three-compartment design that allows both horizontal and vertical mounting.
Since it’s unlike any chassis we’ve seen before, describing Core P90 is quite tricky. The primary part of the model is shaped like a large metal Toblerone, which was then combined with four steel poles that support the thick (5mm) tempered glass panels. As we said, the chassis can be laid down and stand on its own, but it can also be mounted on the wall. Sounds like a scary proposition? That’s because it actually is – the weight of P90 is significant you need to keep that in mind.
P90 breaks almost every rule of the game with its design, but it also provides the user with a great building experience – it has a large number of slots and mounting holes for all of one’s hardware.
Thermaltake Core P90 is a brilliant product, and one of the best display cases the money can buy today.
Which One Would You Choose?
Each one of these cases is unique in its own way, but they all prove that tempered glass is the material of the future. Besides their eye-pleasing factor, these cases are also extremely silent and very durable – consider getting one of them if your budget allows you to do so. Which one looks best in your opinion?