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Cooler Master announced the Elite 120 Advanced MITX size chassis. The Elite 120 Advanced is a compact, yet fully featured chassis for MITX applications. The case features a brushed aluminum front panel as well as plenty of room for large graphics cards. In fact, the Elite 120 Advanced features 13-inches of graphics card space. Cooler Master also incorporated a rear PSU bracket that was adapted from the Cosmos 2 to enable the Elite 120 Advanced to support long power supplies. For cooling, the Elite 120 Advanced employs a 120mm front intake, 80mm slim side fan, and additional support for a hard drive... Read more...
There’s been quite a few smallish cases unveiled this week, and we’ll finish the list off with two more. Streacom announced full specifications on the FC9 and FC10 fanless HTPC chassis. The cases are awfully pretty, with a sandblasted aluminum finish in black or silver and understated profile to blend in with your home theater room. Both the FC9 and FC10 feature Heatpipe DirectTouch cooling in lieu of fans as well as a slim slot-loading optical drive; two USB 3.0-ready side ports; support for Nano160, 200, 200XT or StreaFlex 250 PSUs; and support for an MCE-compatible IR receiver and... Read more...
Lian Li today announced three new brushed aluminum cases, the PC-Q02, PC-Q03, and PC-Q16. All three of these cases offer a small footprint and are designed to be a compact central storage hub for sharing information with your mobile devices. They feature easy-to-remove pop-off panels, USB 3.0 connectivity, rounded yet stable aluminum feet, tool-less features, and a dual LED power button which turns blue when on and glows red while reading. The PC-Q02 supports a mini-ITX motherboard and features a fanless design as well as a 5.25-inch external bay on the front panel. The PC-Q03 supports mini-ITX... Read more...
Lian Li is a luxury case maker with a serious fetish for brushed aluminum, and you can see that with the company's newly announced PC-Q09FN, a mini-ITX enclosure intended for home theater PC (HTPC) chores. If you're familiar with Lian Li's HTPC line, you can think of the PC-Q09FN as a more roomier version of the PC-Q09 and PC-Q09F. The newest version has upgraded dimensions that measure 11.65 inches (W) by 5.51 inches (H) by 7.48 inches (D). It supports a slim-style optical disc drive and can accommodate a 3.5-inch hard disk drive that can be removed using thumbscrews. It also boasts a removable... Read more...
Ever find yourself wondering how many variations of the Level 10 chassis Thermaltake can launch? The answer appears to always be 'at least one more.' The newest version of the funktastic case that was first launched in January 2011 is the Level 10 GT Battle Edition, essentially a Level 10 GT with a camouflaged theme to "evoke the 'battle' spirit of being a gamer," or something like that. The Level 10 GT Battle Edition sports a military green paint job that seems to mesh well with the overall unique design of the chassis. New color scheme notwithstanding, this is the same Level 10 GT as non-Battle... Read more...
Corsair added a new wireless gaming headset and PC case to its Vengeance line. The new Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming headset uses 2.4GHz wireless and offers a battery life up to ten hours and a range up to 40 feet. The Vengeance 2000 also has a high-sensitivity, noise-cancelling microphone. The Vengeance 2000 7.1 wireless gaming headsets are expected to be available in June.   The new Vengeance C70 PC case has built-in carry handles. You'll find eight PCI-E slots, dual USB 3.0 I/O ports, six SSD-ready hard drive bays, and up to 10 fan mounts in this case. The case comes in three colors:... Read more...
We’ve been impressed with what we’ve seen recently from Corsair, and we were glad that the company saw fit to send us a couple more mid-tower cases to pore over and test: the Corsair Carbide 300R compact gaming chassis and the Obsidian 550D quiet case. The two are dissimilar from one another in terms of design and purpose, but we’ve rolled them into a single review here for efficiency and your reading pleasure. The 300R is a compact case; squeezing in everything a gamer would want was no doubt quite a design challenge (e.g. our big CPU cooler that barely fit). And although this... Read more...
We’ve been impressed with what we’ve seen recently from Corsair, and we were glad that the company saw fit to send us a couple more mid-tower cases to pore over and test: the Corsair Carbide 300R compact gaming chassis and the Obsidian 550D quiet case. The two are dissimilar from one another in terms of design and purpose, but we’ve rolled them into a single review here for efficiency and your reading pleasure. Now that we’ve had a chance to explore and test the Corsair Carbide 300R, we’ve become well acquainted with the whole Carbide family, and the little bro is... Read more...
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and one look is all it takes to decide if the new Raptor PC chassis from Raidmax is ugly as sin or one of the coolest designs you've ever seen. There isn't much middle ground here -- it's wild, it's funky, it's attention getting, and according to Raidmax, it was inspired by luxurious themes. We're not sure we see the same resemblance Raidmax does, but it's definitely an eye-catching chassis, if that's what you're after. There's a dark-tinted airfoil design that sits above the LED illuminated case fans. It's translucent and flanked by fender-like blades... Read more...
It’s something you bump into all the time: You’ll be testing out a nice case only to find that the front I/O panel has just USB 2.0 ports, with no USB 3.0 to be found. It seems like a smallish detail until you plug in a USB 3.0 device and find you’re limited to USB 2.0 performance. BitFenix gets it and is upgrading more of its cases to USB 3.0 (while leaving a couple of USB 2.0 ports for good measure). The BitFenix Shinobi, Shinobi Window, and Colossus Window cases will now all ship with two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. Yes, it’s a slight upgrade, but it’s a welcome... Read more...
If you're a fan of NZXT's Phantom 410 mid-tower chassis but not the available colors, which up to this point included black, white, red, and pink, you'll be happy to know NZXT listened to "feedback from the PC enthusiast community" and is now offering the case in four additional colors, including a sleek Gunmetal black with a gunmetal interior and exterior matte finish. Other color options include black with orange trim, black with white trim, and white with blue trim. They're a bit more subtle in their presentation, and from what we can tell from the pictures, the colored trim does a good job... Read more...
There's no two ways about it, you're either going to love Raidmax's new Gundam themed Augusta computer case and proclaim it's freaking awesome, or hate what you perceive is a fugly design. From a stylistic standpoint, the Augusta is one of more uniquely crafted enclosures we've ever seen, somewhat reminiscent of NZXT's older cases, like the Nemesis Elite, only with a touch more funk. On the inside, the Augusta brings plenty of traditional features to the table. It's separated into two compartments. Up top sits the motherboard, power supply, two 2.5-inch drive bays, and support for up to five 5.25-inch... Read more...
Lancool announced a new mid-tower PC chassis that's part of the company's Dragon Lord Series. The PC-K56N is designed for ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards. This case features a side panel with 140mm or 120mm fan holes as well as a rear 120mm fan and a 140mm front fan.  The PC-K56N has easy-to-remove, washable air filters in front of the intake fans to help protect your system from dust. Other features include a tool-free and anti-vibration hard drive cage, space for three 3.5-inch hard drives and two 2.5 inch hard drives, eight PCI slots, liquid cooling holes, and a cable management... Read more...
Your PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game consoles can stand upright or lay on their sides, so shouldn't your home theater PC (HTPC) be able to do the same thing? That depends entirely on which computer case you choose. Cooler Master's new Elite 361 mini tower is one of just a handful of cases that have been designed to work their mojo in either orientation. Cooler Master's rotatable chassis features a minimalistic design that allows it to sit horizontally or vertically without taking up a ton of space (it measures 5.9 inches wide x 14.4 inches high x 18.2 inches deep). Inside the chassis you'll find... Read more...
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