Thursday, June 8th 2017

In Win Z-Frame is the Crown Jewel of Computex 2018

We've been to many editions of Computex, and it would often be Lian Li with the year's most outrageously imaginative case design. Over the past few years, In Win picked up that mission, and succeeded even this year, with the Z-Frame. This case is a work of art, and anyone taking it to their local BYO eSports event is bound to get the most attention, or maybe even make it to the local daily's picture. Its design is more alien than Alienware ever came up with - twisted blocks of cast aluminium converging at the base, with an open-air E-ATX motherboard tray inside, and mounts for an ATX PSU, and two each of 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives.

The Z-Frame can take in E-ATX (or smaller) motherboards, graphics cards up to 34 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 17 cm in height, and has 8 expansion slots. Like all "Frame" cases from In Win, the Z-Frame is open-air, and doesn't have too many fan mounts, but you get room for three 120 mm along the top panel, letting you mount a 360 mm x 120 mm radiator. Front-panel connectivity includes type-C USB 3.1, in addition to type-A USB 3.0, and HDA jacks. The Z-Frame comes in two color options, chrome-silver, and glossy black, both of which are made of the highest density cast aluminium. The case weighs a staggering 40 kg, not counting what you install inside it. In Win will do a limited production run for this case, and it could be yours for a little over USD $10,000.
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22 Comments on In Win Z-Frame is the Crown Jewel of Computex 2018

#1
btarunr
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This motherboard is closest to the design language:



Add 32-core Threadripper to that (X399 compatibility confirmed), and a couple of TITAN V.

Feel a tingling sensation at the tip of your e-peen, which will be somewhere in the ionosphere.
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#2
DeathtoGnomes
The initial price rumored was around $5000.

IMO, this thing is fugly! a blob of molten metal. :shadedshu:
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#3
Komshija
Personally, I don't like its design. It's definitely too heavy and ridiculously overpriced. I could build an entire ultra powerful PC for that money with much more beautiful cases and I would still have extra money left. Open-air case will also have major problems with dust unless you live in a dust-proof laboratory. In the end - every product has its buyer.
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#4
bug
These look great, provided you have the appropriate space to properly showcase expose them. Won't appeal to everyone (of course), but they do show personality.
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#5
Beertintedgoggles
Reminds me of Sauron's helmet in the Lord of the Rings (the part when he was still in human or whatever form)
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#7
altcapwn
btarunr said:
This motherboard is closest to the design language:



Add 32-core Threadripper to that (X399 compatibility confirmed), and a couple of TITAN V.

Feel a tingling sensation at the tip of your e-peen, which will be somewhere in the ionosphere.
Oh my gosh YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
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#8
raptori
Fine piece of trash .
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#9
IceScreamer
I think of myself as someone who likes simple understated designs, but at the same time I'd really really like to build a PC with something as outrageous as this.
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#10
HimymCZe
40kg of aluminium [market price $92 (0,040 t x $2301,34 per ton)] sold for $10000 and you can't even use it as heatsink. *FACEPALM-HARD*
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#12
bug
IceScreamer said:
I think of myself as someone who likes simple understated designs, but at the same time I'd really really like to build a PC with something as outrageous as this.
Even if you don't want to actually build, it would still be nice to have $10k to blow on case. I know I wouldn't mind ;)
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#13
lZKoce
InWin blew my mind once with the "S-frame". What really impressed me there is that you could have a case from a single piece of metal with just about 15 precise bents. No rivets, no weldings...I still find that fascinating. This case here...I am not really into it. I still think the idea behind the S-frame is so solid. I want to see it again.
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#14
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
This makes some Lian Li Cases look better.

Looks like a twisted tree trunk
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#15
Hood
Ten grand is ridiculous, for half that I could build my own custom aluminum case, and make it beautiful and functional, to my specs. This is ugly.
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#16
Prima.Vera
The amount of hate in this thread is ridiculous.
Is like hating the Lamborghini Veneno when your Prius can take you from A-->B for a fraction of a price and probably on the same time if you take local road....
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#17
Caring1
Prima.Vera said:
The amount of hate in this thread is ridiculous.
Is like hating the Lamborghini Veneno when your Prius can take you from A-->B for a fraction of a price and probably on the same time if you take local road....
Nothing like it, if you are going to make an analogy, use art, that is subjective.
You either love it or hate it, but it's never worth the asking price.
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#18
Solaris17
Dainty Moderator
Oh cool, iv seen this before.

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#19
lexluthermiester
DeathtoGnomes said:
The initial price rumored was around $5000. IMO, this thing is fugly! a blob of molten metal. :shadedshu:
Agreed. I wouldn't pay $5 for either one, let alone $5000. Not only are they ugly, also look at space they take up. What would it fit onto? btarunr was right about one thing, this is little more than a showcase for someones epeen and wallet size.. Not worth the materials it's made of.
austinrider said:
Looks like it has great airflow.
It does have that going for it..
eidairaman1 said:
Looks like a twisted tree trunk
That's what I was thinking! :laugh:
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#20
Totally
Would make a good coffee table. For 10k and I'd only be able to do with 120mm are they nuts?
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#21
Upgrayedd
Crown Jewel? Try overly polished turd. It's like an edgy 12 yr old designed it who only plays Fortnite now.
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#22
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
Looks like something a preschooler designed using MS Paint.
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