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http://anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=454

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Antec gave us a sneak peek at an early prototype most controversial case design yet: the Skeleton. It's a totally open air case design, your motherboard is mostly exposed and sits on the upper level of the "case" while below it you have room for a power supply, optical drive and hard drive. The entire thing is cooled by a slow spinning 250mm fan and there's enough room to passively cool your CPU with a good heatsink.


Availability will be around September of this year and pricing has yet to be determined. What you see in the gallery is a very early prototype, the final product will be made out of better materials and have some minor changes to allow for things like larger video cards.

I've always wanted to build a "case" similar to that design. They always beat me to it!!!!
    
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Well that's a bit different.
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post #3 of 14
Does it fly? Or Hover? Can mod it, add a next gen GPU then send it to be like a alien space craft, land and do a beautiful graphic simulation with a built in projector...
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Looks like hot wheels and a tech station had a retard baby.
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post #5 of 14
I kinda want it.
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I'd get it, and mod it so it doesn't look like something the Advent in Sins of a Solar Empire designed.
    
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post #7 of 14
i would buy it if there is like some protection around it... im afraid of my pets or something spillin my dr pepper on it...
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Originally Posted by nitd_kim View Post
i would buy it if there is like some protection around it... im afraid of my pets or something spillin my dr pepper on it...
Then that kills the point.

It is meant to be a tech station, where parts can be switched out easier.
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post #9 of 14
Thinking outside the "box"......I like the direction this tech station is going! Very........techy.
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post #10 of 14
Epic fail. That thing is ugly, and doesn't allow for any sort of wind tunnel effect. I mean a benching "case" that allows for switching our parts fast doesn't need any aesthetic appeal....it just needs to work. This seems like they're trying to make it a permanent case of sorts.

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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Looks like hot wheels and a tech station had a retard baby.

Edited by binormalkilla - 5/31/08 at 12:06am
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