TechSpot: In Win tou Review - All-Glass Case Offers Plenty of Flair, for a Price

I recently helped build a high-end gaming system for a friend -- somewhat of a 'spare no expense' deal. After considering the CM Cosmos II, the Lian Li PC-P80NB and ultimately settling on the Corsair Obsidian 900D, months later he is thinking about swapping to an In Win case we just recently found: the tòu. This is an $800 enclosure inspired by glass architecture and named after the Chinese word for "transparent", precisely the sort of flair my friend was after.

The tòu uses 3mm tempered glass surrounded by a metal skeleton and is finished with a special coating that turns the outside of the chassis into a mirror when your PC is off. However, when illuminated from the inside with your system on, the tòu's mirror coating becomes transparent, showing off your internal hardware and hopefully reassuring your $800 purchase.

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I dunno. Looks nice I guess. But I was never big into customizing cases with all the bling like that. I mean....it just sits under my desk. lol. The one important thing (for me) is good airflow and I usually look for that when selecting my case.

Kinda pointless if you place your tower on a stand under your desk where it belongs, but based on price, it's not meant for people with sense. I expect to see a few in a future episode of Cribs! or whatever new show is out there showing off idiotic hip hop stars and their extravagant waste of money ugly mansions

z0phi3l said,
Kinda pointless if you place your tower on a stand under your desk where it belongs, but based on price, it's not meant for people with sense. I expect to see a few in a future episode of Cribs! or whatever new show is out there showing off idiotic hip hop stars and their extravagant waste of money ugly mansions

Where in the owners manual is it stated that a computer "belongs" under a desk?

There are plenty of cases that are built to be shown off. Some people... *GASP* even LIKE having a tower on TOP!!! of their desk! ZOMG!

Seriously tho... Why can't your tower be "art"? Form AND function...

https://www.google.com/search?...er+case+as+art&tbm=isch

Hmm, I could probably get some bioclean coolite panels cut to size. Has a nice tint to them and, since they're used for con roofs, would dim the internal lighting a little.
EDIT: Eh, no E-ATX support. Meh.

Edited by Ilys, Mar 27 2014, 9:36am :

It's kind of ugly, angular and full of studs and segmented plates. I also don't want to be distracted by lights.