EKWB and InWin this week started sales of their jointly developed EK-Quantum InWin 909EK limited edition chassis. The case is designed to offer ultimate liquid cooling performance required by extreme workstations with a high-performance CPU and multiple GPUs. The companies said that only 200 of the EK-Quantum InWin 909EK chassis will be made.

The EK-Quantum InWin 909EK is a modified version of InWin’s 909 case with increased width in order to fit in two 480 mm XE radiators with fans. The chassis has a ‘floating’ motherboard tray that acts as a coolant reservoir with multiple cable routing points as well as industry-standard G1/4″ threaded inlets and outlets that enable easy installation of hard tubes (and prevent their bending). The case has two dedicated places for EK-D5 pumps for systems with up to four graphics cards.

Like other high-end PC chassis, the EK-Quantum InWin 909EK is made of anodized aluminum. Two USB Type-A ports, a USB Type-C connector, a power button and headphone/microphone ports are located inside the case to keep the front panel clean.

The chassis can support up to E-ATX motherboards, up to 365 mm video cards, and up to a 250 mm ATX PSU.

The EK-Quantum InWin 909EK is now available for pre-order from EK Webshop and will ship around the 19th of March 2020. Only 200 units will be made, and each unit will cost €1,500.

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  • n0x1ous - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - link

    Clearly this takes inspiration from the Singularity Spectre case. Daniel @ Singularity is a true pioneer and all these distribution cases and plates from the usual suspects after Singularity came out with the concept are evidence of his brilliance. Reply
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - link

    I mean, yeah, it's cool and all, but don't o-rings degrade over time? Do we know how these distro plates perform over time and whether they're easy (enough?) to clean or find replacement parts for? I mean, I guess you could "create" your own out of a rubber gasket that you line the channel with, but is anyone _really_ going to do that?

    My concerns with the rise of looks-focused PC components is the same of fast-fashion industry, built for obsolescence with little opportunity for re-use in the future. AIOs that get gunky. Distro plates that probably get degraded o-rings in complex shapes. RGB enabled components that people likely toss out as soon as the fancy lights stop working, even if the (for example) fan still works fine. Just feels like an extraordinarily wasteful use of limited resources.

    By comparison, my favorite PC components have been well-designed power supplies and case fans. PSUs have remained intercompatible for what, like ~20 years? A good 80+ Gold PSU might have warranty for 10 years and still last another 5 - 10 after that. Quality case fans that are both quiet and well performing and last multiple PC builds, with effective modularity for the usual 120mm or 140mm sizes that means most fans you buy can be used in most any PC you build later on. There's room in these components to have basic looks, but quality design and engineering separates the worst from the best. Likewise the same applies to a good mechanical keyboard, practically lasts several generations as well (as long as you're not the kind to collect mechanical keyboards and artisinal keycaps for the sake of collecting).
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  • Death666Angel - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - link

    "I mean, I guess you could "create" your own out of a rubber gasket that you line the channel with, but is anyone _really_ going to do that?"
    Yes, pretty much. It's stupidly easy, if you are already handy enough to build a custom loop.
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  • :nudge> - Thursday, February 6, 2020 - link

    That was my first thought as well. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Reply
  • praktik - Friday, February 7, 2020 - link

    From a functionality/size perspective this case seems like a worthy update for the kind of user that loved the Silverstone TJ11 - people are still sourcing this old case and performing custom mods to modernize it a bit:

    https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=292...

    Probably still a cheaper route than going with a near $2k USD case!
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  • usernametaken76 - Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - link

    I hate to burst your bubble, but this has been used in plumbing for a long time. Daniel didn't invent the concept. If you search around you can find folks talking about this in PC applications years before his first entry. Reply
  • Beaver M. - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - link

    In Win really has something beautiful there with their 900 series. The 904 is also very nice.
    Just the childish glass side panels are cringey and their internal design is also not very well thought through, just like most cases nowadays.

    I still use my old ATX standard case with the PSU at the top and 2 120 mm fans - one front, one back, plus the PSU acting as another one where it makes most sense: The top. No issues there at all and its very silent. All others I know complain about noise with their Swiss cheese cases and 4+ fans in there. In mine you wont even hear coil whining graphics cards, because it only has holes where it needs them.
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  • mode_13h - Saturday, February 8, 2020 - link

    Positive pressure setups are better. If you have adequate venting, near the top-rear of the case, then you don't even need an exhaust fan there. Reply
  • Slash3 - Thursday, February 6, 2020 - link

    I can't help seeing an old school ant farm when I see distribution block cases. Reply

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