We have just received word (and images) that Corsair is showing off a brand new, full-tower case at the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany. We do not have all of the details just yet except to say that it should be available sometime in early Q2, and there is no official name for the product at the moment, but we thought you'd all like to check it out in the meantime...
As you can see, the case features a black finish--inside and out. A few other features of the case include four hot swappable external drive bays behind the door on the front, a unique airflow solution with ducting for each separate component (CPU, GPU, HDD), an integrated cable management system, plenty of room for expansion, and provisions for water-cooling.
We'll update you with more information regarding Corsair's entry into the PC chassis market the moment we have it. For now, enjoy the pics.
Update: We have received some more information from Corsair regarding the chassis. It appears the case will have an aluminum front panel and feet with steel skeletons and internals, all painted / powdercoated / anodized black.
Final retail-ready versions will be slightly different than what is on display as CeBIT, however. The airflow for hard drive cooling goes up from bottom, across hard drives, and ducts out the back behind the motherboard tray. There will be mounting holes for a triple 120mm radiator on top, and a SATA backplane accessible from the front mounted case door with hot swappable drives. All intake fans will draw air from underneath the case, and there will be two 140mm fans and one 120mm fan included. The case's dimensions are 24”x24”x9”, cable routing holes will be pre-cut to facilitate good cable management, and there will be watercooling optimizations throughout such as multiple pre-cut holes to accommodate tubing.
The case will not include a PSU, at least initially. And a rough estimate of its MSRP is in the $250-300 range.