EVGA has begun accepting orders for its E1 open air chassis with distinctive cable suspension design, and you’ll order it with or with out some {hardware} elements thrown into the combo. You’ll have to deliver a fats stack of Benjamins, although—pricing begins at $1,599.99 and that is only for the body with a vertical VGA package included. From there, the worth greater than doubles or triples, relying on whether or not you are within the E1 Kit 1 or E1 Bare Bones bundle.
The ultra-premium pricing displays that this isn’t your typical PC case, even within the realm of open air designs. For the shell, EVGA makes use of one hundred pc 3K plain weave carbon fiber for a comparatively featherweight 2.76 kilos. According to EVGA, this makes it lighter than every other chassis with the identical quantity. Of course, it would weigh extra when you add {hardware} to the combo.

When EVGA first showcased the E1 earlier this yr, it stated it had a patent pending on its unbiased suspension system. Steel cables run type the body to the motherboard tray to hold your setup suspended.
Also distinctive is the set of analog gauges on the backside of the chassis. There are three, one every for monitoring CPU, GPU, and system temperatures, They sit atop an I/O panel with twin USB 3.2 Type-A ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks, and an influence button.
This has the potential to be a surprising showpiece, however not an affordable one. You’re $1,599.99 or $3,699.99 earlier than including a motherboard, CPU, RAM, or storage. Regarding the motherboard, the E1 helps all the key type elements, together with Extended ATX (E-ATX), ATX, micro ATX (mATX), and mini ITX.
The $3,699 E1 Kit 1 provides EVGA’s SuperNova 1600W 80 Plus Titanium energy provide and GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Kingpin Edition graphics card. And in case you splurge on the $4,999 E1 Bare Bones config, you will get those self same components, plus a Z690 Dark Kingpin motherboard, PowerLink 52u, and premium delivery case that EVGA says is value $800 by itself.
EVGA’s timing is a bit of unlucky, a minimum of for those that include elements, as there are a number of next-gen {hardware} launches on the horizon from AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA. There’s additionally a 3-4 week lead time on the E1, in order that places you as much as a month nearer to next-gen CPU and GPU launches.
Nevertheless, the E1 is out there now for many who have an interest.