Having addressable RGB LEDs in a PC is one thing, and having OLED panels on various components is another. There is a fine line between the two, especially when it comes to utility – or rather, how much of it is needed at all? If there were to be an uncanny valley between the two extremes, then InWin has perhaps the answer: 144 RGB LEDs on the front panel that can be configured to display icons, animations, and perhaps messages.

If we assume that pictures say a thousand words, then what you see here is all I need to say. Aside from the full RGB range, the front panel can display small pre-programmed animations or implement custom designs using the GLOW software. The software comes with 11 pre-programmed outputs, such as ‘candle’, ‘vortex’, ‘clock’, ‘hourglass’, or ‘time tunnel’.

For anyone who is a fan of pixel art, this might be a fun case to get. Personally I thought most of the pre-programmed modes were pretty poor, but the hearts and the Pacman ghost visuals were certainly in the right style for a case like this. There is also a top-panel microphone that can enable the front panel to react to volume or frequency of certain noises.

InWin expects the case to be available in Q4, with a price range around $250-$300.

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  • QChronoD - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    But can it play Tetris????
  • qlum - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    Wrong question the real question is: can it run doom.
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    Stop marching to insanity by inches and just integrate a >100 DPI display with an hdmi/displayport input on the front and be done with it.
  • koaschten - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    Pfff I had a 5" 320x240 display in my Chieftech CS601 in ... the late 90s?
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    I'd suggest a full size display that you could game on fitted to the side, but that'd interfere with showing off all the frag harder lights vomited all over every internal component.
  • Ian Cutress - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    Project Snowblind from iBuyPower is basically that.
  • boeush - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    Ok, now they are just flat-out full-on trolling. Har har.

    No subtlety whatsoever...
  • meacupla - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    This reminds me of Sony's Jumbotron, which were also slabs of RGB LEDs
  • zoxo - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    As long as people buy it, they will make it. Personally I hate lighting on components, but apparently there is a huge market for it.
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - link

    "How About 144 RGB LEDs..."

    How about no thanks.

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