Acrylic Cowboy comes to town

Forget sleek aluminum monoliths from Lian-Li or Antec: this is where minimalism is about more than just looking pretty. The Acrylic Cowboy, previously a hard to find oddity, is now available in the U.S. for $76. It holds ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards, power supplies, and peripherals. It is all the rage in Japan, we are assured. Acrylic Cowboy [Geekstuff4U]

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11 Responses to Acrylic Cowboy comes to town

  1. Anonymous says: looks clean,simple and kinda elegant to me…but what about all those cables you need to connect and power the single components???
    Not included: Tiny beams with hooks to put all those nasty wires around the block…

    Biiiiig fail

  2. strider_mt2k says:

    I’d hate to have to dust the thing, but it does provide easy access.

  3. TJ S says:

    Should be wonderful for hardware review sites.

    Side note…reCaptcha just showed up for me for the first time here. Has BB been having that much trouble with spambots? Either the moderators had been quick on the draw or I’m unobservant.

  4. dculberson says:

    Why not, who cares about RF interference?!

    More seriously, $76 seems like an awful lot for what looks like a few simple pieces of acrylic, two pushbuttons, and two LEDs. Must be a volume thing.

  5. mrkag says:

    The Cowboy would be ok for general hardware, but overclocked processors with fancy-schmancy video cards could cause a China Syndrome situation.

    The air flow (pulling in cool air, pushing out hot air) of a closed case is very important when running a high-end system.

  6. Rob Beschizza says:

    It does look ripe for being cloned and sold for $30 at Frys.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Seems like a dust magnet to me…

  8. Anonymous says:

    Looks like an accident waiting to happen for cat owners.

  9. Marcel says:

    This is not minimalism. This is design stupidity. Or are you of the opinion that your motherboard’s protective housing is a superfluous element?!

    Then let’s stick this ballpen right here and see what happens.

  10. Rob Beschizza says:

    Why are you sticking ballpens into your motherboard?

  11. vamidus says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, please stop calling this a stupid design or even a bad idea! This is NOT a minimalist case!

    You are looking at a workbench, which is not intended for permanent use. This extremely useful tool is for computer enthusiasts. It’s much easier to experiment with different configurations and swap out components with this tech station rather than with an open case.

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