Over the past few years makers of PC cases have tried virtually all materials to make their boxes: aluminum, steel, glass, various plastics, you name it. In an attempt to offer something completely new, InWin has decided to offer Alice, a case made of plastic and fabrics, a combination never seen before in a mass market computer case.

InWin’s Alice is an ATX open frame vertical tower PC case made of ABS plastic that wears a "costume" made of fabrics. The manufacturer claims that the skeleton of the case is durable, sturdy, shock-proof, and lightweight, though it does not compare it to products made of metal.

The chassis can accommodate an air cooling system that is up to 220 mm high, a 320-mm long graphics card, a 220-mm deep PSU, three 2.5-inch storage drives, and one 3.5-inch drive. When it comes to cooling, the Alice can house a 120-mm fan/radiator on top as well as three 120-mm fans/a 360-mm radiator on the bottom. Meanwhile, since fabrics do not completely restrict the movement of air, airflows inside the case should be fine. On the other hand, because fabrics also aren't good for blocking noises, end users will likely go with a hybrid cooling system to maximize performance without producing too much noise.

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, InWin’s Alice will come in a variety of color schemes. Granted, it is easy to make ABS chassis of different plastics and use fabrics with a variety of prints. The maker says that it can even build the case to order if its clients demand something unique.

InWin’s Alice PC case will be available in the near future at price points below $100.

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  • haukionkannel - Friday, June 21, 2019 - link

    Not a bad concept!
    Put a laptop grade hardware inside. Two very large a quiet fans and you have got women approved htpc to living room. Not bad at all!
  • PeachNCream - Friday, June 21, 2019 - link

    Woman approved because someone wraps a plastic frame full of computer junk in gaudy fabric and then uses relatively quiet fans inside it? I feel like that's a poorly thought through use of outdated stereotypes.
  • AshlayW - Saturday, June 22, 2019 - link

    No it's because the fabric absorbs all the nagging

  • PeachNCream - Saturday, June 22, 2019 - link

    If I were giving out one-upper prizes, you'd so get one! :3
  • boozed - Monday, June 24, 2019 - link

    I was wondering why cheese would be women approved
  • evernessince - Saturday, June 22, 2019 - link

    More like what a man thinks a women might like but in fact not at all.
  • evernessince - Saturday, June 22, 2019 - link

    More like what a man thinks a women might like but in fact not at all.
  • zodiacfml - Saturday, June 22, 2019 - link

    Massive airflow with filtration. I still don't know not sure where the rear IO is, is on top? I wonder how the PCI express extension cable is connected.
  • AshlayW - Saturday, June 22, 2019 - link

    Maybe make a case out of a hollowed out dead body, it would be super unique until it decomposed and started to stink. Just putting ideas out there.
  • samerakhras - Saturday, June 22, 2019 - link


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