Swedish mini-ITX case maker LOUQE has once again shown off its upcoming RAW S1 PC case in a set of new manufacturing videos. The company shared the videos on its Twitter account earlier today, showing off its fully automated CNC milling machine in action.
From the tweet itself, we know that the case is produced on a 5-axis CNC milling machine, allowing five sides of the RAW S1 to be worked on during a single round. Two cases can also be worked on simultaneously, taking the manufacturing capacity to two hundred cases per week. Great to see! And of course, all done in the company’s country Sweden.
The next two videos aren’t as clear as the first but still just as interesting to watch and see how the case is made and why it costs more than mass-manufactured cases.
The 12-liter SFF pc case focused on gamers looks high on the list for the best SFF case of 2021. The company is exploring other colors but will only launch with the black variant. The case has a footprint of about 170 mm x 190 mm, with the height not mentioned.
The case is expected to launch in a little over a month and will cost around the $329 mark. This number could go up or down as we near the release. The main tweet also tells us that the case will be 12 liters and fit three-slot graphics cards. The exact dimensions aren’t known, though. It will also ship with a Gen 4.0 riser cable and be easy to build in! We hope that the outer shell slides off and leaves a bear bone case to build on easily.
There is also a USB-C port on the rear right corner of the case, with LOUQE saying it was added to allow external gaming libraries or peripherals to be connected. This seems to be the only USB port on the case. Some will hate this, but we love this!
The new image gives us an angled view of the front and right sides of the case. On the front, there is a single power button. On the right side, the full length of the case looks to have the airflow pattern, allowing fans and possibly a radiator to be installed.
The image once again has a hint of red, this time from an external light to continue the black and red theme of the case.
In the replies to the tweet, LOUQE shared some more interesting information on the case. It is a vertical unibody SFF case with a 12-liter capacity, including the core base, possibly suggesting top hats or something similar coming in the future.
The reply also shared that it will support triple-slot GPUs, is built in Sweden, and has a bead-blasted hard-anodized aluminum finish.
Taking a look at the first image posted, we get a great look at two of the case’s sides. Both panels have an almost random vent pattern to allow air to be pulled in or pushed out by fans while keeping to the gamer aesthetic the case is going for.
Looking at the left side of the case, we can see what looks to be two light rings from two fans. Rather than having sharp edges, the case has a fairly large chamfer on the vertical axis, with a much smaller horizontal axis. The case looks to be made out of sand-blasted aluminum.
The next image of the RAW S1 case appears to be of the bottom. Straight away we can see the power plug, suggesting the graphics card cables will also come out of the bottom of the case. The motherboard ports will likely still be on the rear.
This image also shows us the continuation of the red and black theme, sticking with the gamer look. A slight red glow can be seen in the image, likely from the two front fans we saw in the previous image. This metal bracket running down the center of the case suggests the motherboard will be on one side with the graphics card on the other, making it a sandwich design.
The bottom of the case looks to have a rubber ring around it with a foot on each corner and is held together with screws. The image also shows us a section of the rear of the case with the LOUQE regulatory sticker.
On top of the two images we have seen so far, LOUQE first shared a short teaser video of the RAW S1, suggesting a release date could be near.
From the images, it appears that the LOUQE RAW S1 is a similar design to the Corsair One, with the tall by compact form factor with a minimalist but gamer design.
Check out the rest of our coverage on the RAW S1 and LOUQE:
- A first look at the LOUQE 12-liter RAW S1 SFF case
- LOUQE shares another image of its RAW S1 SFF PC case
- LOUQE shows off its upcoming RAW S1 SFF PC case
- Looking to get a Louqe Ghost S1 in the US? Now’s your chance