Antec gave us a sneak peek at an early prototype most controversial case design yet: the Skeleton. It's a totally open air case design, your motherboard is mostly exposed and sits on the upper level of the "case" while below it you have room for a power supply, optical drive and hard drive. The entire thing is cooled by a slow spinning 250mm fan and there's enough room to passively cool your CPU with a good heatsink.

Availability will be around September of this year and pricing has yet to be determined. What you see in the gallery is a very early prototype, the final product will be made out of better materials and have some minor changes to allow for things like larger video cards.

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  • dayanth - Friday, May 30, 2008 - link

    It's a prototype. More than likely they're going to enclose the case with panels and vents to cover the exposed parts. It's just silly to assume this is how the case will look in it's final form. Since when do you use your computer with all the motherboard exposed? I hope you don't have THAT much of a cooling problem. Reply
  • Souka - Friday, May 30, 2008 - link

    I had one made from cardboard back in college...

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    Mine looked more like this one however: http://www.fugly.com/media/IMAGES/Nerdy/Cardboard_...">http://www.fugly.com/media/IMAGES/Nerdy/Cardboard_...
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  • Zirconium - Friday, May 30, 2008 - link

    Way to read the article. This is an open-air design, so no, they won't enclose the damn thing with "panels and vents". Not the first time I've seen something like this, but the ones I have seen were specifically designed to be testing stations. Reply
  • Heidfirst - Friday, May 30, 2008 - link

    if they made the mobo tray easily removable it would make a nice testing station. Reply
  • neon - Friday, May 30, 2008 - link

    Indeed, it looks like a potential competitor for the HSPC Tech Stations, and it looks a bit more stylish.

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    I've a couple of mobos used only for brief testing purposes, which usually just sit on the back corner of the bench when not in use, and on top of a cardboard box when in use. Something like this might be a good solution.
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  • Loknar - Sunday, June 01, 2008 - link

    ooh ooh! I have a great design idea!

    Something that would save space too; Imagine a PC compacted into the monitor. I'd call it an iMac.

    Well, Antec design would be nice if it made sense to put it on or under a table (that is where 100% of PCs are located, statistically).

    Seriously though: get a mac.
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  • bubba551 - Sunday, June 15, 2008 - link

    Wouldn't it make more sense to call it the Heathkit H89? Reply
  • poMONKey - Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - link

    um ... have another drink d00d and figure out what you're saying ( BTW - was that supposed to be witty??? ). why doesnt it make sense to put it on or under a table???? what ARE you going on about???

    and WHY are mac owners like jehovah witness freaks ... always trying to push their "belief" that macs are better than PCs.

    enjoy your mac and leave the real computers to the rest of us.
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  • afrost - Monday, June 02, 2008 - link

    ever heard of this thing called video games? yeah imacs completely suck for playing them smarty pants Reply
  • Polynikes - Monday, June 02, 2008 - link

    He speaks the truth. Reply

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