Raijintek Paean chassis sings a song about cleanliness

Trigger warning: individuals with a fixation on cable management and prevention of dust buildup may wish to look away from Raijintek's Paean dual-chamber PC chassis. The Paean is built something like a club sandwich, with exterior bread slices made from 5mm-thick tempered glass panels and a middle piece of toast constructed from 4mm-thick anodized aluminum. The buyer gets to decide what blend of motherboards and water cooling components go in the "turkey side" and what storage and power supply go in place of the "ham chamber."

The Paean is designed to house a full-size ATX motherboard, eight expansion cards, and a radiator as large as 360mm in one chamber. Video cards as up to 15.7" (40cm) will fit if no radiator is present, or 12.2" (or 31 cm)  if a radiator is installed. The Paean can hold up to three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives in the rear chamber. Power supplies as long as 7.9" (20 cm) share a space with those drives. An enclosed port chamber is home to four USB 3.0 ports and audio jacks.

The chassis weighs in at hefty 23.8 lbs, or 10.8 kg. This seems particularly heavy considering the lack of front, back, top, and bottom panels. The exterior measures 11.25" x 23.1" x 16.4" (or 28.6 cm x 58.7 cm x 41.7 cm), so buyers will want to clear a whole bunch of desk space in addition to the time they will need to attend to cable management. According to Tom's Hardware, the Paean will go for $186 and should be available soon.

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    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    I haven’t cleaned the inside of my PC for what, a year and a half? This beautiful case isn’t for me.

    • tootercomputer
    • 3 years ago

    I went to their web page and looked at some additional pictures and the videos, and they don’t show how they hide cables.

    • mnemonick
    • 3 years ago

    Mmmm… [i<]"Ham chamber,"[/i<] you say? 😀

    • JosiahBradley
    • 3 years ago

    This thing is beautiful! Cube case check, tons of glass check, and so much open design. The only downside is the terrible front panel cable that looks way too long. Also it needs some height clearance on the bottom or cutouts for better cable management. And the price isn’t some stupid 500$ limited run edition.

    • DrDominodog51
    • 3 years ago

    But does it sing the song of itself?

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    Looks quite nice actually.

    I’m a bit confused why this is geared towards watercooling with so much open air access. This is literally the best possible passively-cooled PC design you can get (well, apart from an open test-bench)

    I’m hoping that they consider an mATX or even mITX option based on this design because it would be easy to make a compact, sexy, silent powerhouse out of that. This is too big to go on your desk, and if it’s going to be hidden under your desk where all the dust-bunnies gather, why go to all the effort of making it exposed unfiltered and pretty?

      • Lord.Blue
      • 3 years ago

      Just don’t bring this into a dust-prone house.

    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    I enjoyed your use of a sandwich analogy and look forward to more sandwich-themed articles.
    The only improvement I would make would be to make sure that bacon figures prominently in your description.

      • drfish
      • 3 years ago

      And cheese!

        • Philldoe
        • 3 years ago

        And egg!

          • Lord.Blue
          • 3 years ago

          maybe some sausage….

            • ronch
            • 3 years ago

            So, a sausage, a couple of eggs flanking the sausage, and oozy cheese on the sausage.

            Er…

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