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I am sure many of you will know about this "case" and I am sure many of you will dislike it, but many people love it. Thankfully for them it is no longer a prototype! 6 Months after it was first revealed, the "Extreme Gaming Station" has been confirmed for release in October 2009. For those of you that haven't seen it before, then yes, that is the correct image on the right. Doesn't look very case-like does it?
Measuring in at 666mm x 318 x 614, it's not small. Each component has it's own compartment for better cooling and easier installation. It a lso contains a smart-lock system which allows users to secure all of the hardware inside.
As you can see on the front panel, 4 USB 2.0 ports, an audio port and an eSATA port. Slightly different from the norm again, with only one audio jack (for headphones, no microphone?) and no firewire.
Finally, it features 4 fans, a 140mm at the front, a 120mm at the rear and two 60mm that spin at 2500rpm near the HDDs. Those small fans have the potential to be very noisy, which could stop alot of purchases for quiet environments.
It was designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignWorks USA and won the IDEA 2009 Bronze Award. Alot of people don't like it, but there is no denying that it is a very unique and well thought out design. Sadly, this is reflected in the price tag of $690 USD.
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