Flat-packed PC instances appeared to me like an inevitability, proper? I am simply shocked it is taken this lengthy. InWin has a few flat-packed PC instances I had an opportunity to take a look at over at Computex, and at the moment Cooler Grasp has one other able to go: the QUBE 500 Flatpack.
In case you hate IKEA furnishings, this may not be the PC case for you. However I fairly just like the problem and normally do not thoughts placing all of it collectively. This flat-packed PC case is available in particular person panels that Cooler Grasp says makes for a “enjoyable and versatile construct expertise.” Although it could say that, would not it?
Apart from merely taking over much less area, this flat-packed chassis additionally has the advantage of permitting for swappable panels to fit your construct. The QUBE 500 case, obtainable from October, is available in both black or white for a typical worth of £80, although there’s the creatively named ‘Macaron version’ for £100 that comes with mint, pink, and cream/orange panels, too. I haven’t got US pricing but, however these aren’t all too costly.
The precise case itself is reasonably compact at 406 x 231 x 415mm, although it’s going to match a full ATX motherboard if required. It additionally would not skimp out on some key options for its flat-packed nature, with USB Kind-C help on the entrance IO panel, radiator help as much as 280mm, and graphics playing cards help as much as 365mm. Additionally Cooler Grasp cites it as extra eco-friendly resulting from its smaller packaging—thus taking over much less area needlessly for transportation.
My solely hesitation is that it is an awfully perforated PC case, which means it may be a little bit of a ache to filter out from mud. It is also not going to enchantment to everybody’s tastes on seems to be alone.
It appears a good case on the floor, although, and I am eager to strive it out to see the way it actually comes collectively. Furthermore, I simply need rid of those damned massive PC case bins. Whenever you evaluate a couple of, you discover they take up plenty of area actual fast.
InWin’s Dubili flat-packed PC instances are additionally now obtainable for those who’d reasonably have a extra elegant look. They are going on the InWin web site, beginning at $230/€270.