Phobya reveals case designed by bit-tech modder

Written by Antony Leather

January 3, 2013 // 11:17 a.m.

Tags: #best-water-cooled-case #case-design-competition #phobya #phobya-case-design-compet #water-cooling-case #watercooling-case

Just over a year ago we teamed up with water-cooling and modding manufacturer Phobya to ask for your help in designing the perfect case for water-cooling.

We had dozens of fantastic entries and any one of the final four would have made a superb case. However, in the end it was SnowyOwl's design called Black Owl that won, thanks to a combination of fantastic looks as well as awesome water-cooling potential.

It's taken a while to create something physical from the designs, though, as is usually the way with creating a new product. The images below aren't of the finished article either - instead they're the first 'alpha' build of the case.

As such the final product will have a different finish but we're sure you'll agree that the case looks absolutely stunning.

Phobya has had to deal with a few issues during its rigorous testing phase and is currently working to fix them. It has also needed to deal with making completely new tooling to construct the various sections of the case, with this taking up a significant amount of time. However it was keen to show that progress has been made and that the case now exists in physical form.

Phobya told us that the 'beta' version will be ready in about six to eight weeks time at which point they'll be sending out samples for testing.

You can check out the final voting round here and for now we'll leave you with the latest images that Phobya has sent us.

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