Case makers need to offer more models with transparent LCD side panels. Like, right now. We caught a glimpse of this last year when iBuyPower showed off its Project Snowblind PC at Computex, and more recently, someone outfitted an In Win 707 case with a transparent LCD and turned their PC into a virtual dance stage (opens in new tab). For hologram pop star Hatsune Miku, naturally.
In this case, the modder didn't just slap a transparent LCD panel on his case and call it a day. He tweaked the inside of the chassis to create a dance stage, so that when Hatsune Miku appears on the side panel, it looks like she is actually inside the PC.
これがPCのサイドパネルだなんて。信じられる？#自作erオフ会 pic.twitter.com/S0kE1lm9sMOctober 14, 2017
Here is a look at the PC with the side panel removed:
配管でけた。#自作erオフ会 pic.twitter.com/PdMxHVE50KOctober 14, 2017
A slightly different version of this case mod was on display earlier this summer (opens in new tab) in Tokyo. It is the same case and general setup, except there is a liquid cooling reservoir sharing the stage with Hatsune Miku.
Modders have been using LCD side panels on cases for several years now, dating back to at least 2013 (opens in new tab). Case makers haven't fully embraced the technology yet, but now that Hatsune Miku's involved, we can only assume they'll pay attention.