While PC components like graphics cards, motherboards, and memory are now manufactured with integrated physical protection, PC case maker In Win has decided that chassis panels are no longer a necessity. The company's X-Frame 2.0 "case" eschews top and side panels in favor of an open design mounted to a four-footed pedastal, via a swiveling-and-tilting support structure.
The highlight of the X-Frame is the flexible support structure. The motherboard tray can be positioned parallel and perpendicular to the floor. The tray can also spin 360° in 15° increments relative to the base. The chassis also sports a pair of 8-mm-thick handles for transport and handling.
The X-Frame 2.0 can accept motherboards in sizes from Mini-ITX all the way up to E-ATX. Graphics cards as long as 15.2" (38.5 cm) will fit, with no limit to card height. The chassis has provisions for three 120-mm fans or a 360-mm radiator. Although the X-Frame has a number of mounts for storage drives, given the price and overall aesthetic of the chassis, prospective buyers will probably be looking into M.2 and PCIe storage devices.
Headphone and microphone jacks, a pair of USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and a single USB 3.1 Type-C connector are contained in a small metal box, along with a power button and indicator LEDs. The chassis measures 24.8" x 19" x 13" (64 cm x 48.3 cm x 33 cm) when the motherboard tray is postioned parallel to the floor. Dimensions will vary with the positioning of the tray, so buyers should plan on providing ample room around the X-Frame 2.0. The mass is 34.1 lbs (15.5 kg), regardless of the motherboard angle.
A bundle including the In Win X-Frame 2.0 and an SI-1065 windowed power supply will cost an eye-popping 1,499€ (or $1566). Three color combinations will be available: red and black, white and blue, and green and black.
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