Items tagged with PC Case

Boutique builders like AVADirect, iBUYPOWER, and Maingear have introduced some killer Mini-ITX gaming systems this year, and Lian Li now has some sharp-looking new Mini-ITX cases for us DIYers. Starting in May, the popular PC chassis maker will be launching the fanless PC-Q27 and the fan-bearing PC-Q28, which has a larger footprint. Both cases are constructed with Lian Li’s hallmark brushed aluminum. Aimed at everything from office use to gaming and being a home theater PC (HTPC), the PC-Q27 is tiny. It’s only 7.8 inches wide x 11.8 inches tall x 9.4 inches deep, and relies on vents... Read more...
We’re hearing a lot of talk about mobile at CES, but we’re also seeing some great PC hardware, as well. Antec had some interesting products to show us on both fronts. The first product to catch our eye was the Antec GX700. Marketing Coordinator Justin Chou tells us Antec went out of its way to build an inexpensive, but high-quality chassis for DIYers who want to conserve budget dollars for other components like processors, motherboards, and graphics cards. The GX700 rings in at $59.99 and has good looking internal layout. For example, there’s a reasonable amount of room behind... Read more...
The guys over at XYZ Computing just got their hands on the new Moneual MonCaso 932B HTPC case and have put together a review that may be helpful for anyone who needs to choose a case for their future HTPC. Home entertainment is a very interesting thing. Enthusiasts are willing to spend large sums of money to get the right gear and a small upgrade to parts like tuners, televisions, and speakers can easily bring them from being reasonably expensive to downright unreachable for most consumers. HTPCs have followed this trend- while there is still a very strong enthusiast community lot of companies... Read more...
Tom's Hardware has collected nearly all the quality HTPC cases on the market and conducted a shootout of sorts to see which case is the best choice for building a new Home Theater PC. Here, the gang analyze a collection of cases that range in size from dimunitive and compact to absolutely monolithic. From relative bargains to some painfully pricey models, there is surely a case to fill nearly any need a budding HTPC user could have. The last time we took a crack at building a Home Theater PC (HTPC), we opted for a slimline case from Hiper. However,... Read more...
Now this is a case that'll look great in your living room. The Thermaltake Mozart HTPC Case is a quality case, providing decent cooling with low noise output. With everyone trying to get a piece of the HTPC market, Thermaltake still manages to stand out. "Front the list of specifications it seems like this is not going to be an undersized case that will prohibit the use of all the peripherals you want to install. Full ATX motherboard and power supply support, five 3.5" bays, three 5.25." bays, and seven expansion slots sounds pretty spacious."... Read more...
A simple yet customizable case is what BigBruin gets the pleasure of looking at. Cooler Master is known for a wide array of products, quality products, and their CM Media 250 HTPC Case aims to keep in step. "If you're one of those folks who wouldn't dream of passing up the opportunity to create a fully customizable HTPC on their own, this case is for you. It can blend in perfectly with either silver or black components, and provides small details that make it fit in well... It's this kind of detail and the simplicity that make the Cooler Master... Read more...
Hey folks, we got a big news post for you this morning! My weekend was full of beer and BBQ, but now it's monday so it's back to coffee and... well, still BBQ :) Anyway, Let's get rolling with a press release from ATI... ATI's MobilityT RadeonR X800 XT Unleashes the Ultimate Mobile Gaming Experience MARKHAM, ON - June 6, 2005 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), the industry leader in notebook PC graphics, is raising the bar for the mobile enthusiast with the introduction of MobilityTM RadeonR X800 XT. Delivering lightning-fast, ultra-high graphics performance, the Mobility Radeon X800... Read more...
ATI's new AGP Radeons @ The Tech Report: "For a little over a year, ATI's Radeon X800 series GPUs have powered the company's high-end AGP offerings. Over that time, however, ATI has introduced a number of new graphics products, including the Radeon X850 XT PE that boasts dynamic clock gating and higher clock speeds than previous Platinum Editions, and the Radeon X800 XL built with 0.11-micron fabrication technology. For months, these new graphics cards were limited to PCI Express, but AGP versions of each have recently become available. ATI has also bolstered its AGP lineup with the addition... Read more...
Hey folks, here's your last bit of news for the day. I'm off for a quick game of Counter-Strike: Source, and then bed, so good night all. Sunbeam 20 in 1 Superior Panel Review @ 3DXtreme "We have digital cameras and other devices that use all kinds of media cards, not to mention those that use USB, Firewire or even SATA connections. To fulfill these needs companies have come up with fan controllers, I/O panels, card readers, and temperature displaying LCD screens. But what about the limited amount of real estate on the front of your case? If you have all these items and a standard mid-tower... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans! BW here, stopping by with a quick update to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Silverstone's sleek LC11 HTPC case. The LC11 is designed to mesh well with the various components of a home theater, while accommodating a standard Micro-ATX motherboard and other standard PC components. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
As the old saying goes, "Times are a changing".  When the personal computer first caught on, word processing and text based gaming was all the rage, and then there was this thing called the "Internet" on the rise.  Today, the Internet is at the center of the technological universe and the PC has become a powerful tool commonly used in everyday life.  Today's PCs have a myriad of uses from running the latest games to controlling all of the electrical components in our homes.  The possibilities available to the average consumer are now only limited by imagination... Read more...
Hey gang, happy Friday to ya!  I'm still trying to shake a nasty bug and the NyQuil fog from last night.  So let me wish you a great weekend and start you off with the morning news.  Thanks for stopping bye! A.C.Ryan RyanPower2 450w Modular PSU @ Viper Lair: "Overall, the AC Ryan 450w modular power supply is an excellent unit. The only negative thing that I found about it is that there were not enough mini 4-pin connections for my setup. Aside from that, the voltage levels all stayed at proper levels, the modular cable system makes my case look a whole lot cleaner, and actually... Read more...
Good morning all.  Time for some morning reading courtesy of your good friends at HotHardware.  JeffB checkin' in with the latest news floating around the hardware world.  Got a decent selection waiting for me in my mailbox this AM, so let's not waste any time! Aristec Accent HT-400b HTPC Case Review at htpcnews.com: "As newcomers to the HTPC community begin their journey one of the first questions that they have is "what case should I buy" and the answer is not always what they want to hear. HTPC's are not a cheap hobby by any means... Yes you can build a HTPC for... Read more...