Facepalm: Self-contained liquid cooling kits have introduced watercooling to the lots, however that does not imply mixing H2O with electronics is at all times a good suggestion. Add reside animals to the equation and also you’re simply asking for bother.
The Y2 fish tank chassis from Metalfish is an aluminum pc case with a built-in fish tank mounted on high that may help micro-ATX or mini-ITX builds. It options twin 90mm cooling followers and may accommodate one 2.5-inch arduous drive in addition to dual-slot video playing cards as much as 200mm in size. CPU cooler peak is restricted to 90mm.
I’ll be the primary to confess that the Y2 chassis appears to be like neat, however that is about so far as I’m keen to go.
Overlooking the plain hazard related to unnecessarily including water to your pc case, one should additionally take into account warmth. I’m no marine biologist however I’m fairly positive that subjecting fish to fixed temperature adjustments in all probability is not nice for his or her well being.
This is not Metalfish’s first aquatic-themed chassis. The aptly-named Fish Cube can be designed to deal with fish in the identical enclosure as a PC however places the 2 aspect by aspect as an alternative of high to backside.
Even extra amusing is the truth that Metalfish wasn’t the primary to market with an aquarium-themed pc case. Nearly 20 years in the past, premium aluminum case maker Lian Li launched its PC-6010 ATX chassis with an non-obligatory $99 fish tank aspect panel.
While Lian Li’s chassis was equally sketchy by way of danger, it notably relied on colourful plastic fish as an alternative of the actual factor. It additionally got here with a pump to flow into the fish, chilly cathode lighting and even plastic gravel to finish the look.
Most of the specs of the Y2 are printed in Chinese on brochure-style pictures that may’t simply be translated. It does seem to make the most of a Flex energy provide and has RGB lighting in addition to LED lights for the fish tank up high. There additionally appears to be like to be a USB-powered pump / oxygenator and a distant management for the RGB lighting.