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CeBIT 2004 Part 3

Beantech had their range of clear cases on display.

CeBIT 2004 Part 3 We're still on the case

One case that caught my eye was a frosted ice block design.

CeBIT 2004 Part 3 We're still on the case

They also had an interesting range of drive bay panels including the usual card readers, temperature display/controllers, fan failure alarms, sockets and HDD activity lights. Pretty well everything a dude with ten spare bays could want. Although the marketing manager seemed to become a little phased when asked \"Why not make the bay cases clear to match your cases?\"

CeBIT 2004 Part 3 We're still on the case

Beantech desktop case and HDD coolers and...

CeBIT 2004 Part 3 We're still on the case

A clear PSU! Better make sure your supply is clean.

CeBIT 2004 Part 3 We're still on the case

ASUS showed a BTX form factor case with an unusual ventelation hole pattern.

CeBIT 2004 Part 3 We're still on the case

Foxconn presented a very aggressive looking \"Diablo\" case... Looks like a devil of a case to me.

CeBIT 2004 Part 3 We're still on the case

And their \"Pathfinder\" system. A diminutive PC intended as a secondary computer for the home, ideal for a kids room.

CeBIT 2004 Part 3 We're still on the case

It can take up to a 2.8G P4 and utilises the SIS 661FX chipset. With 6 channel audio, ATI onboard graphics, 10/100 LAN, 7-1 card reader in fact it has every feature you could reasonably want. It could prove to be very popular.

CeBIT 2004 Part 3 We're still on the case

Kanam had a range of Hi-Fi esque cases complete with integral VFD displays designed specifically for home theatre PCs.

CeBIT 2004 Part 3 We're still on the case

This one I really like. These things have a superb build quality and finish.

CeBIT 2004 Part 3 We're still on the case