Earlier this week, Scythe introduced three new special chassis, made out of acrylic. For its new ACB-Type3, Scythe has opted for a design that is somewhat reminiscent of a conventional tower-model, rather than the cube-shape of most other open cases.
The case has room for several types of motherboards, including ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX. The board has to be mounted in the chassis horizontally, with the maximum height for CPU-coolers being specified at 190 millimetres. In the bottom of the case, three 5.25", three 3.5" and two 2.5" devices can be placed. The power supply is installed next to the drive bays and is screwed to the frame in a vertical position. A special acrylic bar, on the side of the chassis, is to provide additional support for graphics cards and other expansion cards. The ACB-Type3 is sized 368 x 270 x 347 millimetres and weighs 2.6 kilograms.
The ACC-ATX is made out of 4 mm thick acrylic and is the size of a midi-tower. This model also supports ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards. In the ACC-ATX, up to four 120 mm fans can be placed. The power supply is mounted in the bottom of the chassis, which offers room to up to four optical drives and six 3.5" or eight 2.5" devices. Status LEDs, two USB 2.0 connectors and audio jacks are present on the front panel. The ACC-ATX weighs 4.6 kg and has dimensions of 450 x 450 x 210 mm.
Lastly, Scythe introduced the compact ACB-Based, made out of either red or black acrylic. This small case weighs just 770 grams and is also compatible with ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards. Hard disks and SSDs are installed in special detachable cages, which are mounted on the bottom of the case. It's also possible to attach a fan to a special rotatable stand, allowing you to direct the airflow.
All three cases are shipped in a small box containing the panels, which still have to be assembled. Scythe's ACB-Type3 has a recommended price of €70 (£55). The prices of the other two cases have yet to be revealed.