What you need to know
- CyberPowerPC is releasing a case designed around airflow with a smart ventilation system upfront.
- The full ATX chassis has 18 vents on the front panel and reacts accordingly depending on current internal case temperatures.
- The KINETIC case range is expected in Q3 2022 and will cost $249.
CyberPowerPC may be a brand you're familiar with for putting together custom desktops that are ready to go, but the company is working on some interesting chassis ideas for PC builders. A new development, codenamed KINETIC, allows a prototype case to adjust ventilation on the front panel, depending on the requirements of the system cooling at that time.
Many cases have average thermal performance due to having solid front panels, be it plastic or glass. The best PC case for airflow would typically have a mesh front panel to allow as much cool air to be drawn in by the fans as possible. CyberPowerPC is wanting to mix the best of both worlds to combine style with functionality.
How it works is by using 18 individually controlled articulating vents that can open and close at various degrees, depending on current system internal temperature readings. CyberPowerPC will make use of software for allowing the customization of how this will take place and what temperature ranges will cause the vents to adjust.
The new KINETIC series of cases will be available in black and white variants. They'll accommodate radiators of up to 360mm, making them ideal for powerful gaming rigs and enthusiast builds. Up to seven 120mm fans or five 140mm fans can be installed internally and full ATX-sized motherboards can be installed without issue.
It's the best of both worlds. You get the full performance of uninterrupted airflow at high loads as well as lower noise and less dust accumulated at lower temperatures. CyberPowerPC expects the KINTETIC series will ship in Q3 2022 with a retail price of $249.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.