Hands down, In Win displayed the most outrageous ‘case’ of any vendor at Computex 2018. It’s not so much a PC case as it is an art piece. The Z Tower is the brainchild of Chinese modder Kun Mod and it looks like something you might see in the lobby of a modern skyscraper, not unlike one that can be seen at the entrance of the Taiwan Convention Centre. The Z Frame is made of 40Kg of high quality cast aluminium and is actually scheduled for limited production later in the year. The price is TBD, but we suspect it will fall into the “you-can’t-afford-it” range.
Moving back to the real world, one of our personal favourite cases was the InWin 915. This gorgeous case features a minimalist design, with curved front and rear anodized aluminium panels. The side features a darkened tempered glass panel so you can still show off the components within. The top cover of the case is flush with the rest when it’s powered off, but a section of it rises up when the PC is in use, though there’s a button to manually move it up and down if you prefer. There’s a subtle touch of RGB lighting on the front too.
InWin had a truly unique case on display, the 307. The entire front fascia of the case is covered with addressable RGB pixels that
can display a whole range of different pre-set images. We particularly liked the Pac Man demo. It can also do some cool things like display the time, and it can even read from an inbuilt microphone to react to music. It’s very original and a lovely idea. InWin have an application it calls Glow which allows you to create your own images and animations. It’s a delightfully retro looking piece of kit and we’re sure 307 owners will spend many an hour tinkering away. InWin says the 307 is on schedule for release in Q3.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT This stunning mod is made from cast aluminium; the fully disco In Win 307 has a programmable front panel; In Win’s new 915 is a curved aluminium beauty