Fish Tank PC case outperforms your computer at 13.5 liters of water

The MetalFish Y2 Fish Tank Chassis PC Enclosure.

The 21st century equivalent of the souped-up hot rod, a modified PC filled to the brim with glowing LEDs and other over-the-top embellishments can be a unique way to show off your wild personality, or now even your zen-like personality. temperament, with a new pc case with a tank on top you can turn into a fully functional and relaxing aquarium full of fish.

Chinese PC case maker MetalFish recently added the Y2 Fish Tank chassis to its range, which gets right to the point when it comes to the case’s most marketable feature. Tom’s Hardware cracked the numbers on the dimensions of the suitcase, which is about 27 liters in total, although it seems like the top aquarium section takes up about half that, and if you go the fishing route you won’t put any components in that 13.5 liter tank.

The MetalFish Y2 Fish Tank Chassis PC case from two different angles.

The Micro-ATX Y2 aquarium chassis accommodates a Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboard in its 1.5mm thick aluminum housing, as well as a single 2.5-inch drive, a pair of 90mm fans, a graphics card up to 22cm in length (although a 20cm option is recommended instead), a 90mm-tall CPU cooler, and a 1U or Flex ATX power supply. It also features color-adjustable LED lighting in the housing, controlled by an included remote.

The top aquarium section of the MetalFish Y2 Fish Tank Chassis PC Enclosure.

The aquarium up top is made from 5mm thick glass panels, with a 3mm thick panel of acrylic on the bottom keeping all the water and wildlife separate from the PC components below. A strip of LED lights arching over the aquarium’s open top provides daylight-simulating illumination, while an included pump and filtration system draws power from the PC case below using a USB connection.

The most obvious question that comes to mind with a creation like this is whether or not the excess heat from the PC can be used to keep the aquarium water warm, and, in turn, if the water in the aquarium can be used to help keep the PC running cooler. But with a price tag of around just $75 for the Y2 Fish Tank Chassis in China, it doesn’t seem like MetalFish has gone the extra engineering mile to create a mutually beneficial symbiont relationship between the PC components and the aquarium. It’s just an over-the-top PC design that’s all but impossible to move or reposition once the fish move in.

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