Scythe Unveils ACB-TYPE3 Open-Air Acrylic ATX Chassis

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 31, 2012 - 05:29 AM |
Tagged: scythe, open bench, open air case, atx case, acyrilic case

Scythe, a PC enthusiast hardware company popular for its line of fans and processor heatsinks will soon be launching a new open air case. The ACB-TYPE3 is a clear acrylic case that forgoes side panels for an open bench design.

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The case weighs in at under 6 pounds, the case is constructed of 5mm acrylic and can accommodate ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards. Additionally, it features three 5.25” drive bays, three 3.5” hard drive bays, and two 2.5” drive bays suitable for storing SSDs (solid state drives).
Another cool feature is that the open air case can hold tower coolers up to 190mm, which is not quite big enough for the 100W passive TwinBlock cooler but will be good enough for most any other high-end air cooler.

According to FanlessTech, the Scythe acrylic case will be available for purchase soon, and will cost around $85. It certainly seems like a neat option for benchmarking test beds and enthusiast’s that like to show off their computer hardware (nothing wrong with that!). You can find more photos over at the Fanless Tech website.

Source: Fanless Tech
July 31, 2012 | 06:06 AM - Posted by Arb1 (not verified)

plus you get to see all dust build up over time as well.

July 31, 2012 | 06:11 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

hehe, well on the other hand, it'd be a heck of a lot easier to dust out and being clear I might actually be motivated to clean the darn thing more often :) My case is seriously due for a cleanout now that you mention it!!

July 31, 2012 | 09:59 AM - Posted by dado (not verified)

Can I place a 360 water radiator there?

July 31, 2012 | 01:44 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

It doesn't look like you can out of the box, but you could probably add some mount points yourself. But since there are no side panels, you could just put the radiator next to the case :)

July 31, 2012 | 01:34 PM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

Should have been tinted or a dark color so you can hide your cables unless you can trim them down or buy super short ones. Even sleeved cables might not look that good with them hang out of the "case".

August 1, 2012 | 01:38 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I agree. Probably gonna be a rats nest of cabling, thus taking away any possibility of an attractive design.

August 2, 2012 | 11:13 AM - Posted by Clonk (not verified)

Beats buying acrylic and cutting it yourself, plant Silentmaxx TwinBlock HSF Passive on top and you would have a very nice Bonsai plant type thing...think about the dust as snow over japan... ;-)..or something....

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