Just as our guts begin to recover from the onslaught of consumed Thanksgiving goodies, the hype engine revs up for something just as sumptuous. I’m not talking about Donner, Blitzen, chestnuts or heavy-set men with bad fashion sense and deer fetishes. No! Christmas takes a back burner for us tech sleuths. Our Xmas lists are often filled with shiny gadgets that have yet to see the light of day. Like the best tablet cover. Or any number of computer accessories that we are currently obsessed with. Hence, thoughts of CES 2013 dance jubilantly in our heads.


GR will be in Vegas for CES 2013 shooting news to yours truly who will digest and report it all accordingly. A number of really cool tech toys will be on hand. But this new H-Frame computer chassis from IN WIN Development, is quite the “looker”. I had to share. The innovative and unique “open-air” design is comprised of 11 diamond-cut aluminum stacked sheets. While the case is closed on either side with solid or clear side panels, the area in between each aluminum sheet is spaced apart and open for air (and dust) to freely move through the case. This eliminates the need for fans. But the H-Frame does support fan installation by way of a removable fan brackets.


Case Type

Open-Air Chassis


2~4 mm Aluminum Metal Plate

Drive Bays

External: 5.25” x 1
Internal: 3.5” / 2.5” Converter Bracket x 3, 2.5” x 1
(Includes SATA HDD EZ-Swap Module x 4)

M/B Form Factor

ATX / Micro-ATX

Power Supply

ATX 12V, PS2

External Port

Front Port: USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio
Top Port: USB 2.0 x 1

I/O Expansion Slot

PCI-E / PCI / AGP Slot x 7

Thermal Solution

Supports 120mm Front Fan x 1
Supports 120mm Rear Fan x 1

Dimensions (HxWxD)

524 x 220 x 545 mm (20.6” x 8.7” x 21.5”)


We hope to catch a glimpse of the H-Frame at this coming CES. I will report more as it develops.

The H-Frame is now available from IN WIN Development for $399!

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