EVGA announced that the unusual open computer case E1, which was presented in January this year, is ready for sale. New offered in three versions. The simplest, which consists only of the case itself and a mounting kit for installing a graphics card vertically, is estimated by the manufacturer at $ 1600.
The second option offers a GeForce RTX 3090 Kingpin accelerator and a 1600 W EVGA-T2 power supply in addition to the housing and the mounting kit for vertical installation of the graphics card. The company valued this kit at $3,700.
The third option called Bare Bones includes, in addition to all of the above, the Z690 Dark Kingpin motherboard, a dedicated adapter for the PowerLink 52u graphics card, and premium packaging. The cost of this set is $5000.
The company notes that the premium packaging, which is a plastic box, is offered free with this kit. EVGA normally charges $800 for this.
The high cost of the EVGA E1 open computer case is due to the materials used in it. The frame of the novelty is made of carbon fiber, which is also used in the manufacture of supercars. Thanks to him, the EVGA E1 case turned out to be very light (weight about 4.5 kg) and at the same time very durable.
The novelty also looks impressive, not least because of the hanging design of the motherboard tray. The picture is rounded off by analog temperature sensors for GPU, CPU and the entire system. This block is combined with the connector panel. The latter includes 3.5mm audio outputs for headphones and a microphone, two USB 3.0 ports and one USB Type-C port.
The company advises that those who order the case now will have to wait 3-4 weeks for delivery. EVGA does not explain what caused the delay. Considering the cost, the company may be producing each case to order. The rest of the components are now sold separately.