Don't buy tempered glass PC cases
For my new desktop PC, I got the PURE BASE 500 Window Black case from “be quiet!”. On the first day of trying to use it, here’s what happened after a small bump of the edge against the floor:
It may not be obvious from the picture, but it’s not like the panel was usable in this state: it started to crumble even while I was carrying it to the trash can.
Moreover, the Ukrainian dealership of “be quiet!” doesn’t have any replacement, glass or otherwise.
Admittedly, it was a mistake to try to put on the side panel vertically — I should have laid the case on its other side, put the glass panel on top, and driven the screws while the panel was resting on the case and could not fall. Expensive lesson learned. But I certainly did not expect the glass for PC cases to be that fragile.
Here are some other shattered glass PC cases I found on reddit: