FSP to Demonstrate T-Wings 2-in-1 Chassis at CES: Two Semi-Open PCs in One Boxby Anton Shilov on December 20, 2019 11:00 AM EST
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FSP is a relatively new player in the market for retail PC chassis, so it often goes to great lenghts to attract the attention of enthusiasts and build up its reputation as a maker of leading-edge products. To that end, at the upcoming CES trade show in early January, FSP plans to showcase a rather unique semi open chassis that can house two PCs.
Many streamers nowadays use two computers simultaneously in a bid to ensure the quality of their streams: one to play a game, another to capture the video and broadcast it over the Internet. To meet demands of such customers, a few case makers — most notably Corsair and Phanteks — have released giant full tower chassis that can house an EATX and a Mini-ITX system.
FSP apparently wants to address the same market segment, but with a semi-open chassis. The FSP T-Wings 2-in-1 not only accommodates two high-end PCs, but also catches the eye with its design featuring two ‘wings’, tempered glass, and golden inlays. The semi-open chassis concept is a relatively new trend case designs and modifications, as these types of PC cases have only been available from a few manufacturers. To that end, FSP’s dual-system semi-open box essentially combines style and ultimate expandability in a never before seen package.
So far, FSP has only released a teaser image of its T-Wings 2-in-1 chassis, so it is impossible to tell anything about its internal structure or efficiency. Also, there is no word about pricing or availability of the box. The only thing that the company has said is that it will demonstrate a liquid-cooled semi-open dual-system PC built by a well-known modder at CES.
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Retycint - Friday, December 20, 2019 - linkI wonder who designed the poster? Totally screams "graphics design is my passion"
huhwhat? - Saturday, December 21, 2019 - linkit needs a little more gold dust
nathanddrews - Sunday, December 22, 2019 - linkIt also needs, y'know, to show the actual product.
igavus - Saturday, December 21, 2019 - linkI think the market segment that would need 2 computers, would'be probably better served by a virtualized threadripper build. Still fits inside a single chassis and is more flexible/powerful than this.
a5cent - Saturday, December 21, 2019 - linkMost of the time, absolutely, unless you need at least two VMs to have direct access to a decent GPU. Then the options available to people outside the server market (nVidia grid, AMD MxGPU) are non-existent.
There's Intel's GVT-g of course, but I don't think that qualifies as a decent GPU. For people with such needs, something like this is a "hacky" workaround. It's idiotic that it's necessary, but for some people it may be.
That's a niche market though. I'm not sure who else this would be for. Maybe people who don't know how to use a VM?
PeachNCream - Saturday, December 21, 2019 - linkIt would probably be cheaper to simply use two PCs in individual cases and potentially more flexible in that situation. Given the potential where direct GPU access or VMs even come into play, we are talking about a possible work/professional office situation where the bling-ness of this particular case (and likely markup for said bling) likely doesn't mesh well anyway.
a5cent - Sunday, December 22, 2019 - linkWell, the solution with a virtualized GPU is actually more flexible than two computers in two cases. The virtualized solution scales to at least 16 VMs, all of which have direct access to the GPU. The two individual computers will forever be stuck at two and will cost more to maintain and administer individually.
I think it comes down to the question of whom this is really for, which nobody really seems to know.
mode_13h - Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - linkThis is for game streamers, who want to run their streaming software on a second PC for minimal chance of it interfering with their actual gaming performance.
Korguz - Thursday, December 26, 2019 - linkand that cant currently be done on 2 comps in seperate cases ??
mode_13h - Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - linkOf course it *can*, but I guess the combined case probably has a smaller footprint. Some probably also regard it as providing an aesthetic benefit. I'm just speculating, though.