Antec Skeleton case

Maybe you saw the previous post and thought, “Well, that’s all well and good, but why is such a stylish case being used to ventilate cat feces?” Antec has heard your cries and has created a computer case with all the lovely curves of a litter box and just as much airflow. The Skeleton case has an open frame design with a 250mm fan on top. You mount the motherboard to a sliding tray. The power supply and hard drives are mounted underneath. It’s an interesting idea and easily replicated, but if cooling had been the goal, it would be a lot more enclosed. You can see the case with components installed on TweakTown.

[via acquire, thanks, xtine]

Comments

  1. carlton says:

    sounds like a good way to get even more dust / bugs / cat hair in your pc…

  2. monster says:

    whats up with the redirect page on that website? the page loaded and maybe 2 seconds later some other page came up asking me to turn off my adblocker. how can i stop it from doing that?

  3. chris says:

    This is the perfect case for those people that never seem to get around to putting the
    cover back on.

  4. CRX says:

    @ monster, just get noscript and dont let tweaktown run js

    and the ‘case’ isnt that great. it is jsut a regular bench table with a 250mm fan on top

  5. VonSkippy says:

    F*ck Tweaktown and their moronic “No Ad Blockers Allowed” Policy”.

    There’s nothing in the WORLD that I can’t find on 50 other sites that would
    make me change MY setup on MY computer with MY web browser.

    Hackaday, you’re SOOOOOOOO much better then these fops – please do not waste
    everyone’s time by linking to them.

  6. BigD145 says:

    I’d have so many lung problems with that case.

  7. I didn’t get any popups when I went to TweakTown. The only extension I have is FlashBlock.

  8. mewse says:

    seems like the perfect case for an IT work bench with the slideable tray and everything

  9. Cliff says:

    Find another site detailing this case. These people are against
    freedom of speech clearly. Always fun to hack at what is demanding
    us to disable our ad blockers though. ;)

  10. gp says:

    hello, is this HACK a day?

  11. meaux says:

    Oh, for God’s sake.. why not just put the disgusting creature in a sack and throw it in the river? m

  12. tsdguy says:

    Just turn off Javascript to keep the redirect page from
    appearing. I’d rather stick needles in my eye that browse
    without Adblock enabled.

  13. NathanG says:

    Wouldn’t this also let a lot of processor ‘noise’ escape? I’ve had an open case near a radio and I could actually hear the processor through the radio whenever the processor was under more load. That didn’t happen when the server next to it, with a closed case, was the only one on.

  14. PiNG says:

    @VonSkippy

    I completely agree. Instead of turning off ABP or js I just won’t go to their site.

  15. rockstat says:

    This is the UGLIEST looking case I have ever seen.

    More dust means, more random shutdowns, one more can of the air duster wasted.

    The one thing I can give it credit for is, i can fry my eggs on top of it, bake a cake and barbeque on it.

  16. Dreasconse says:

    looks good, completely unpractical.

  17. Cliff says:

    A new one from me

    their anti adblock is easily defeated……with adblock!

    (If you have the filterset G updater installed, just allow
    a couple of things to show, from there it won’t redirect, and
    you don’t have to see ads.)

    Allow:
    /phpadsnew/www/delivery/afr.php (loads 6 hidden frames)
    /phpadsnew/www/delivery/fl.js (may be what checks for the frames)
    /phpadsnew/www/images/1×1.gif (probably related)

    You can leave everything else blocked, and still browse ad-free.

  18. strider_mt2k says:

    The point is that we shouldn’t have to jump through hoops
    to see the content, be it shutting off protective stuff
    or having to poke around in out programs.

    It’s retarded.

    Full retard I mean.

  19. will d. says:

    i’ve written a greasemonkey script to eliminate tweaktown’s adblock-blocking (that site’s ads are egregiously annoying)

    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/32334

  20. kayne001 says:

    the thing about having that computer open is so you can dust it off or blow air on it every now and then, too.

  21. Stephen says:

    Although this is so June news, it is finally coming out. This site scooped it back then with a full photo gallery and a full walk through video:

    http://www.futurelooks.com/computex-2008-spotlight-antec-comes-out-of-closet-with-skeleton/

  22. phizm says:

    @will d.

    Good work!

  23. bob says:

    none of these comments make any sense to me!!!!!

  24. perrigo says:

    Has anyone else thought of the liquid cooling prospects of this thing? If you are gonna do a custom setup and not a kit this thin would be perfect. I used a heater core from an old car as my radiator and it seems that if you could mount it over the fan you could put water blocks on all of the hot components and be just fine. Get a couple UV lights with some UV-reactive coolant and it would look amazing.

  25. Bobby says:

    Since my house doesnt have bugs, and my cat is not allowed to hump my desktop I guess id be ok huh… cmon now…

  26. Paolo says:

    Here a deep review about the Antec Skeleton. It is in italian, but it includes a lot of photos. Take a look here: informaticaeasy.net/le-mie-review/391-antec-skeleton-intrigante-chassis-open-air.html

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