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EVGA has launched its E1 PC chassis that is available in 3 different kits to choose from ranging in price from $1599.99 – $4999.99. Announced in January, the E1 open frame PC chassis is made from 100% 3K plain weave carbon fiber and features an independent steel cable suspension for the motherboard and other components. The base model comes with the FRAME set and a GPU vertical mounting kit. The other two kits add in a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N HYBRID GAMING and 1600 W T2 power supply. The ironically named BARE BONES edition throws in a premium carrying case, Z690 Dark K|NGP|N motherboard, and a Powerlink 52U adapter. All models include an analog gauge set with I/O ports and RGB controls.

Introducing the EVGA E1 – the new definition of style and substance in the form of a PC chassis. The E1 chassis frame is constructed with 100% 3K plain weave carbon fiber to sport the lightest frame design compared to other chassis of the same volume at only 2.76lbs. The E1 further sets itself apart from the competition with a patent-pending independent suspension system comprised of steel cables giving the E1 enough strength to hold even the heaviest of PC builds.

Monitor your system vitals via the included Analog Gauge set or digitally through the all new E1 Software to always know where you stand. EVGA’s full suite of software will keep your system operating at peak performance and give you full control over your RGB LED devices.

E1 Specifications, Dimensions, and Accessories

  • 100% 3K Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Frame
  • Patent-Pending Independent Suspension System
  • Analog Gauge Set
  • Supports mini-ITX, mATX, ATX, and E-ATX form factor
  • Supports 1x 360mm radiators (*not included)
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C x1, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A x2 on front I/O
  • Designed for EVGA E1 control
  • Length: 23.2in – 590 mm
  • Width: 12.6in – 320 mm
  • Height: 24.0in – 610 mm
  • Weight: 9.886lb/4.484Kg
  • Analog Gauges Set
  • E1 Feet x4
  • Quick Guide
  • 4 Steel Cable ( For Backup)
  • Hex Key
EVGA E1 BARE BONES – $4999.99EVGA E1 KIT 1 – $3699.99 EVGA E1 KIT 2 – $1599.99
E1 FRAME SetE1 FRAME SetE1 FRAME Set
RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|NRTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|NVGA Vertical Kit
PowerLink™ 52uVGA Vertical Kit
VGA Vertical KitPSU 1600 T2
MB Z690 DARK K|NGP|N
PSU 1600 T2
Premium Shipping Case

The EVGA E1 BARE BONES premium carrying case is designed by Pelican and valued at $800.00.

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

22 comments

  1. Yeah, I think everyone knows that I try to give props to those with unique designs and approaches but this is one way too far out there, even for me. I admit I've contemplated an open-frame case in recent years but at $1600 to get your foot in the door is insane.

    Meanwhile, I'm happy with the new upgrades I just got and have the best of both worlds with them, near-silent for work and casual gaming and then options for even the most demanding 4K/RT games, and at the end of the day I don't have to worry about dust and whatnot gathering on every part of it.
  2. Folks that want a 3090 Ti K|NGP|N, I assume.
    Too true. It seems like one of the very few options besides fleabay to get one if you're not an EVGA elite member but even at $3700K it's still going to hurt the wallet the same way.
  3. ...ranging in price from $1599.99 - $4999.99.
    Uuuuuuhhhhhh some of those prices seem like a joke, or typos. They definitely do not seem real. I know EVGA doesn't smoke that much crack.
  4. Uuuuuuhhhhhh some of those prices seem like a joke, or typos. They definitely do not seem real. I know EVGA doesn't smoke that much crack.
    I know what you mean. $1,599 for the base chassis is a bit of a reach.
  5. I know what you mean. $1,599 for the base chassis is a bit of a reach.
    Honestly I would need to feel it and see how it handled being banged around and such. If it's a good chassis and protects what's in it while mounted to something bounced around (think an overlander type setup.) then maybe... but WOW that's a Niche Market within a Niche Market.

    I'm surprised they didn't say the Chassis supplied near perfect electrical isolation and EM shielding for use in high fidelity studio cabinets or some crap like that to get audiophiles to throw money at it.
  6. They did make it out of carbon fiber, for whatever that's worth!

    (about $1500)
    Still not paying $1,500 for a base open air chassis even if it was gold plated. Well depending on the price of gold at the time..:LOL:
  7. Uuuuuuhhhhhh some of those prices seem like a joke, or typos. They definitely do not seem real. I know EVGA doesn't smoke that much crack.
    Someone brought something special to that week's board meeting.
  8. The whole carbon fiber thing with PC cases kind of has me baffled. Great, we have PC cases/chassis that can withstand physical duress that will leave virtually every other part of the PC in a million microscopic pieces. Yay marketing!
  9. The whole carbon fiber thing with PC cases kind of has me baffled. Great, we have PC cases/chassis that can withstand physical duress that will leave virtually every other part of the PC in a million microscopic pieces. Yay marketing!
    About the only thing it does is grab attention - which is apparently successful.

    Plenty of other open-frame designs available, and plenty of those that can be modded with a Dremel if needed.

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