The “Nebula” PC Case from System76 is Here…But is it Worth It?

System76, a company known for making computers that are “born to run Linux” have released a new product, named “Nebula”, that allows you to build your own desktop computer that’s very similar to theirs! In this video, Jay has ordered TWO of these and has some thoughts to share with you.

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  1. The Nebula36 would be my #1 case to go with despite the high price but that’s pretty much similar to that of System76 Heavy Launch that I might get in the future. The Nebula36 case has a max height of 17.18" which is perfect for me to slide in right above the 19" shelf that can go in the enclosure and I don’t care about looks. The only letdown is I cannot go for a high-performance CPU cooler such as an NH-D15 from Noctua or Deepcool Assassin III (no, not IV; I don’t care for looks). I do have a Scythe Ninja 5 which has a height of 165mm and the Noctua NH-U12S has a CPU height of 158mm.

    Still, the biggest advantage is that there is no tempered glass side panel. And know what? I love that the Nebula case does not have it at all. Like I said before, I don’t care about what my computer case looks like, so as long as the computer is functional, that’s all right with me.

    And by the way, I wonder if it’s possible to disable the preview while typing. The magnifier in macOS 13 (I’m not used to the lowercase “m” for MacOS) has it focused between the text box that I am typing and the preview area, but now the magnifier is focusing somewhere to the left of the text box and back to center as I type. I’m using Firefox as my preferred browser. Of course, this has nothing to do with Linux and I thought Mac’s magnifier is better than Linux, but I am wrong…

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