Choosing a Fashionable Case for you Home Desktop Computer
On the other side of the coin are those computer builders who need their computer to look good too. Take for example the NZXT Tempest Desktop case. This computer case features skewed lines, a welcomed break from the typical right angles found on most utilitarian computer cases.
The Tempest also features extensive internal lighting and a mesh front panel that makes for a pretty picture in dark lighting conditions. Inside the case, things get a bit more utilitarian with standard fittings and shelves for your computer components. Interestingly, this one brings together form and function into one package by giving the computer builder the option to install dual front cooling fans to bring in much needed ambient air. In addition, this case features a large clear window on the left side of the case giving the computer builder even more options to show off the internal components of the computer, another excuse to jazz up the inside to match the outside of the case.
With a street price of US$109.99, the NZXT Tempest is a bit pricier than some budget cases that can house your computer components just as well. Still, if fashion is as important to you as function, the tempest brings together the best of both worlds.
Some computer manufacturers have also jumped on the fashion bandwagon offering computers that look as good as they function. Dell’s acquisition of Alienware Computers has not stopped the manufacturer from offering extreme cases to go along with extreme performance.
Take the Dell Alienware Area-51 ALX Desktop computer, the top of the Alienware line. This case looks as good as its internal components function proving that fashionable desktop computers are not always gutless wonders. The broken lines and bright red lights make this computer stand out among a crowd of utilitarian cases usually offered by this and other desktop computer manufacturers. However, this kind of fashion comes with a steep price. The Alienware Area-51 ALC starts at US$3999 representing the pinnacle of gaming PC hardware.