HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide 2010 - HotHardware

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide 2010

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All this hardware needs a home, and it's on you to provide it. Scared? Don't be. Here are our favorite choices of the year for enclosures and power supplies.
NZXT Phantom Enthusiast - $140


This is the company’s most elegant and intelligent chassis design to date. Phantom exudes sophistication with pristine contours and a robust menu of high performance features that will satisfy the demands of even the most discerning PC enthusiast. Phantom’s extensive cooling capabilities include 7 fan cooling options with dual 200mm, single 230/200mm, triple 120mm, and front 140mm fans.  For enhanced control and expandability, NZXT includes dual radiator support, quad watercooling cutouts, and an integrated fan controller with up to five 20W channels.

Antec LanBoy Air Open-Air Gaming Chassis - $184



This Antec case uses top-to-bottom mesh construction, which provides for tons of airflow. There are also five 120mm fans and space for ten more, and since it's huge, you can fit up to 11 total hard drives in here. It also holds your drives in suspension in order to reduce vibration, and chassis’ motherboard  tray comes complete with a CPU cut-out with the power supply unit (PSU) mount situated on the bottom of the chassis. In addition, both the motherboard tray and PSU mount slide out for easy installation and can be repositioned for increased customization.

Lian Li TYR PC-X2000F gaming chassis - $374


Leave it to Lian Li to create a PC enclosure that you want so badly, but your wallet simply can't stand the sight of. The company's latest beast is the new TYR PC-X2000F, which is described as being an HTPC/Gaming chassis. We're not quite sure what kind of HTPC is this huge, but maybe if your entire downstairs is a cinema, this would fly. The new, all-black case is stunning, with room for Extended ATX, ATX, and Micro-ATX motherboards. There are four tool-less ODD bays, seven tool-less HDD mounting arcs, a fan control switch, four USB 3.0 ports, one eSATA port, three 140mm fans on the front and two 140mm fans at the rear. 

Corsair Graphite 600T case - $160



Santa looking for a solid deal on a solid mid-tower case? Hello! This case features dual 200mm fans, eight PCI-E expansion slots, and plenty of additional space. With the Graphite Series 600T, you'll get many of the builder-friendly features that are also found on Corsair's Obsidian Series 700D and 800D cases, such as great cable management features and a large backplate cutout. The case has a USB 3.0 front panel connector as well. 

Corsair CX600 PSU - $75


Not everyone needs a Lexus to get from Point A to Point B, nor do you need a decked out power supply with all the bells and whistles (and matching price tag) to power a modest setup. That's the general mindset behind Corsair's new "Build Series" power supplies, which Corsair promises will provide "worry-free compatibility" with your system, without putting a major dent in your Paypal account.

OCZ StealthXStream 2 700W - $84


OCZ announced the StealthXStream 2 Power Supply Series. This series has been redesigned to offer higher efficiencies and a quieter operation. The StealthXStream 2 is designed for use in high end systems and offers enough power for dual-GPU and CPU platforms. The PSUs offer up to 85% efficiency at typical loads. The StealthXStream 2 is available in up to 700W configurations, and all models come with a three year warranty. 

NZXT HALE90 - $140


NZXT  announced the new HALE90 Power Supply line. Built for gamers and enthusiasts, this line promises power and efficiency and is available in 550W, 650W, 750W, 850W, and 1000W models. The line has received 80+ Gold certification for efficiency and offers whisper quiet operation with a 140mm two ball-bearing fan. In addition, the lineup features a modular design, letting you select which cables you need and helping to minimize cable clutter for better airflow.

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>> Have you been naughty or nice?

 

Oh sure... throw that in my face.

 

I have the Samsung SyncMaster P2770 (not FH), and highly recommend it.  Even with 2ms time (same contrast ratio), I never notice ghosting or blurring.  The FH model sounds like an awesome gift.

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Very nice gift guide for sure. If I had some deeeeeeeeep pockets I would have a great time going through that list and would come up with a real kick ass Rig.

Thats terrible temptation and my birthday is DEC 24 also the BIG 55 years old I need a rich uncle or something!!! Or one good lottery ticket!

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amdcrankitup:
and my birthday is DEC 24 also the BIG 55 years old

I turned 57 today,...........


BTW: good list of bling,.....I like too much of it for my own good.

The ASUS WiCast EW2000 Wireless HD Video Transmitter and Receiver is especially tempting to me.

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Now i need to find some one with a wallet big enough to buy me those gaming desktops

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I'm actually happy that I already have several things on the list.

Something to add in, for those people like I was with six (yes SIX) remotes on my coffee table is the Logitech Harmony series of remotes.  The Harmony One for those who don't need RF, the Harmony 900 (which I picked up) for those who do.

I fell in love with the remote less than an hour after opening it.  Replaced all my remotes, actually handles all the I/O and on/off for any activities you use it for, full color touch screen.  Review it guys!

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Nice gift list really like the list. Specifically the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5is an awesome 1366 socket board which I have used on one rig for close to a year now with no issues at all. The NZXT Phantom and Corsair Cases are awesome, as are the headphones (of which I need a new pair of, just because I want some )). I could personally really use a flat screen monitor as well 22.5" or bigger (as it is always better) will do, just hit me up for my address when you wanna send me one.

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I want a T-rex on the front page.... that or the 27" 3d monitor...

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Der Meister:
I want a T-rex on the front page.... that or the 27" 3d monitor...

I wouldn't mind a T-Rex to keep my neighbor's dog from crapping on my lawn,............

 

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Might I add that the 40gb agility 2 is on sale and with rebate will cost you $96.  The Vertex 2 costs $84.99 after rebate.

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print- hand wifey... go shopping woman! :)

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