At first glance, you see an aquarium (hopefully) full of fish. You look again and realize it’s not an aquarium: it’s a PC. Actually, it is both! The Y2 fish tank chassis combines a beautiful 13 liter aquarium with a horizontal PC tower industrial looking, and we love it.
Metal Fish, the Chinese manufacturer of Y2 Fish Tank chassis, is a PC parts manufacturer with a wide range of towers, motherboards, fans and cables. Placing an aquarium on top of one of their towers seems strange at first, but when you think about it, the concept starts to make sense (especially for a company called ‘Metal Fish’).
You will have to build the actual computer yourself. The tower part of this single box is 27 liters or 370 by 250 by 290 mm. It’s big enough to fit some mid-range hardware in there, but you’ll have to stick to a Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboard.
There’s room for two 90mm cooling fans, a single 2.5-inch drive, and a 220mm video card. There are two USB-A ports and a power button, and there’s enough room for a small power supply.
Best of all, the case comes with RGB lighting and a separate remote to control it.
The aquarium comes with a USB powered filter that is also an oxygenator. There is an LED light strip along the top of the aquarium, which Metal Fish claims is designed to promote plant and fish health. The glass panels are 5mm thick.
The water filled aquarium could potentially help with the cooling of the computer. However, the case isn’t big enough to pack powerful GPUs in there, meaning if you push the computer around, you’ll probably end up heating up the water on top of it.
However, for the aquarium hobbyist or ichthyologist in your family, this could be the perfect base case for home computers.