I believe the brand new Mac Pro seems fairly good (sure, even when it does appear like a large cheese grater), however I don’t need (or want) to pay $5,999 simply to have it sitting on my desk. But when you, like me, dream of getting a Mac Pro at your desk at a probably cheaper value, PC casemaker Dune is launching a Kickstarter for the Dune Pro, a Mac Pro-like PC case.
A word on crowdfunding:
Crowdfunding is a chaotic area by nature: firms searching for funding are likely to make huge guarantees. According to a study run by Kickstarter in 2015, roughly 1 in 10 “successful” merchandise that attain their funding objectives fail to truly ship rewards. Of those that do ship, delays, missed deadlines, or overpromised concepts imply that there’s typically disappointment in retailer for these merchandise that do get achieved.
The greatest protection is to make use of your greatest judgment. Ask your self: does the product look reliable? Is the corporate making outlandish claims? Is there a working prototype? Does the corporate point out current plans to fabricate and ship completed merchandise? Has it accomplished a Kickstarter earlier than?
And keep in mind: you’re not essentially shopping for a product if you again it on a crowdfunding website.
It seems remarkably just like the brand new Mac Pro, with a big stainless-steel body, easy holes for air flow in the back and front panels, two USB-C ports on prime of the case, and an aluminum enclosure for all of your elements.
However, the Dune Pro is lacking the Mac Pro’s cool swiveling deal with that allows you to slide off all the shell to get to the pc’s internals — as an alternative, it appears you’ll have to softly pry off the aluminum sides to get inside the pc. The Dune Pro can also be lacking the Mac Pro’s customized motherboard, in fact, with its particular Thunderbolt three spine that lets it match proprietary “MPX Module” growth playing cards.
If you actually need the full-on Mac Pro cheese grater look, Dune is outwardly going to promote a “sound dampening accessory” that’s a wholly new entrance panel with latticed holes.
PCWorld appears to have gotten their arms on the case early, and you may see it from each angle on this video as they construct a PC contained in the chassis.
If you wish to know simply what number of elements you possibly can throw into the Dune Pro, try its overview page and its specs page. Dune says you possibly can pre-order the Dune Pro on Kickstarter beginning on October 21st.