The madness that is CFI's gargantuan PC case

CFI's A1028 is a skyscraper-sized computer case that may deform space-time. It also houses two complete systems.

Every now and then Computex throws you something completely insane.

Take the A1028 — a skyscraper-sized computer case that may deform space-time. This behemoth comes from Chinese creator Chyangfun Industry (CFI). While it was announced in September last year, this is the first time we've set eyes on its ridiculous enormity.

Without doubt, what CFI nicknames "Diablo" is the tallest case we've seen. (Credit: Craig Simms/CNET)

This lesson in overkill houses two complete systems, with a mini-ITX board at the top and anything up to an HPTX motherboard down the bottom. The top bay door slides down to let you work on the mini ITX system, while both systems get approximately infinite hard drive bays — and may be capable of generating black holes.

The six hot-swappable hard drive bays at the bottom are just the beginning of the drive space. (Credit: Craig Simms/CNET)

While we did spot it selling for £215 (including VAT) at one UK online shop, we really don't expect this crazy cavern of computing to show up at too many stores any time soon. If you must have excess though, you know where to look.

Inside the mini ITX part of the case. (Credit: Craig Simms/CNET)

For a more extended look at what the case can offer, check out CFI's video here.

Check out more stories from Computex 2012 .

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Craig was sucked into the endless vortex of tech at an early age, only to be spat back out babbling things like "phase-locked-loop crystal oscillators!". Mostly this receives a pat on the head from the listener, followed closely by a question about what laptop they should buy.


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