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Over the past few years, Corsair has steadily ramped up the number and types of computer chassis it manufacturers. The high-end 700D and 800D have been followed by a number of midrange products and one uber-expensive deluxe model, the massive 900D. The case we're reviewing today, the 750D, is meant to drop into the $200 price bracket, where it faces competition from Corsair's own 650D mid-tower as well as a number of other chassis from manufacturers that offer products at similar or somewhat cheaper price points. Despite the name, the 750D is actually somewhat smaller than the original 700D/800D family. Those chassis were 24 inches long, 24 inches tall, and 9 inches wide, while the 750D... Read more...
Over the past few years, Corsair has steadily ramped up the number and types of computer chassis it manufacturers. The high-end 700D and 800D have been followed by a number of midrange products and one uber-expensive deluxe model, the massive 900D. The case we're reviewing today, the 750D, is meant to drop into the sub-$200 price bracket, where it faces competition from Corsair's own 650D mid-tower as well as a number of other chassis from manufacturers. Despite the name, the 750D is actually somewhat smaller than the original 700D/800D family. Those chassis were 24 inches long, 24 inches tall, and 9 inches wide, while the 750D is 21.5 inches long, 22.1 inches tall, and 9.3 inches wide. The other... Read more...
Well, In Win’s gone and done it: They’ve created the most beautiful computer case ever. The “tou” concept case is on display at Computex, and to say that the glass-and-aluminum chassis is eye-catching would be an understatement. “tou” apparently means “transparent” in Mandarin, which is fitting, because the case’s 3mm tempered glass panels,which are mounted on an aluminum structure, are translucent--even moreso if the LEDs inside are lit up to partially reveal the components. Without the lights, the glass panels offer a mirror-like reflection. In Win tou The tou is an full-tower case supporting ATX and mATX motherboards, and it features a... Read more...
Lian Li has chosen to move away from the traditional motherboard tray with its latest chassis, the PC-9N. While many chassis today use a solid motherboard tray that blocks airflow, the PC-9N uses a railing mount design that provides increased thermal performance and better cable management. The PC-9N is a brushed aluminum mid tower chassis that supports ATX and micro-ATX motherboards. The chassis is capable of holding up to three 3.5-inch hard drives and one 2.5-inch SSD in an all aluminum, tool-less, modular drive cage that is located in the lower front of the chassis. To reduce noise and vibrations, the drives are secured using quick-access thumbscrews with rubber suspensions. The hard drive... 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 on both sides of the front panel. On the inside, there's a modular HDD cage that supports up to... Read more...
Designed by the folks at BMW for Thermaltake, the one gripe that stuck with the original Level 10 case, was that it was gorgeous and drool-worthy perhaps but be prepared to sell that kidney, with its MSRP weighing in at $850 (they're selling for only $699 now).   So Thermaltake set out to design a more affordable follow-on product and the Level 10 GT was born.  The Level 10 GT has similar design cues to Thermaltake's uber-expensive first generation chassis, but is built with a more traditional internal component housing and lower-cost materials.  The GT doesn't catch your eye like the original Level 10 but it certainly still calls attention to itself more than most full towers... Read more...
Computer cases tend to reveal certain things about their owners. With one glance, your friends can estimate just how serious (or casual) your computer hardware addiction may be. Whether the chassis is a generic, cream-colored throwback from the 90's, a standard mid-tower with a couple of LED fans, or an extravagant full-tower gaming behemoth with see-through side panels and custom graphics, first impressions unavoidably start with the enclosure.Although the market is loaded with a myriad of attractive cases, one product from Thermaltake caught our attention from the moment we laid eyes on it and it has captivated us ever since. The Level 10 gaming tower is a new over-the-top enclosure made specifically... Read more...
Computer cases tend to reveal certain things about their owners. With one glance, your friends can estimate just how serious (or casual) your computer hardware addiction may be. Whether the chassis is a generic, cream-colored throwback from the 90's, a standard mid-tower with a couple of LED fans, or an extravagant full-tower gaming behemoth with see-through side panels and custom graphics, first impressions unavoidably start with the enclosure. Although the market is loaded with a myriad of attractive cases, one product from Thermaltake caught our attention from the moment we laid eyes on it and it has captivated us ever since. The Level 10 gaming tower is a new over-the-top enclosure made specifically... Read more...
Ultra Products to Unveil World's First 2000W ATX PC Power Supply at CES   FLETCHER, OH - January 3, 2006 - Ultra Products, a global leader in technology solutions, today announces that it will unveil the world's first 2000W ATX Power Supply Unit for the PC at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The Ultra X3 Modular 2000W PSU has a footprint similar to some competitors' 1000W units (just 10.25 inches) and is 80% efficient under typical loads.  The 2000W X3 will be available to consumers sometime in early 2007.  The product will be on display at the ShowStoppers media showcase at the Wynn Hotel on Monday night, January 8th.    ... Read more...
The folks at the Inquirer have posted some interesting news from CeBIT in the way of a Micro-ATX SLI-capable motherboard to be offered by EVGA. Apparently, EVGA has received several requests by interested OEM's so you can likely expect to see this board appearing in potent SFF systems in the coming months. Despite the fact that Shuttle already had compact SLI motherboards, we can all agree having a few more options is never a bad thing. The board uses Nforce 4 SLI chipset and it has three PCIe graphic slots. In a reality if you use the single one in the middle you get the 16X speed out of the slot while when you use two other slots in SLI you... Read more...
Still looking for a PSU that's right for you? And who doesn't like a good old roundup review? Today X-Bit labs has rounded up 9 different power supplies, which are all good, but only one can be the best... or could there be some equals? "We are going to introduce to you 9 power supply units in our detailed roundup today. We will discuss in great detail the solutions from Enermax, FSP Group, MGE, SilverStone, SinTek, Zalman and Foxconn. These models are all very powerful ones with over 400W capacity that are available in retail stores."... Read more...
The crew from Hardware-Review.net sent word that they've reviewed a new case from NZXT, dubbed 'Lexa'.  I'm not sold on the aesthetic (the curved front if kind of funky), but the author seemed to really like it. "NZXT initially made a name for themselves with the Guardian and Nemesis computer cases. Now, NZXT introduces the Lexa for those who want a more contemporary, yet great looking case. NZXT has been kind enough to provide us with a Lexa to review, so let's see if this thing can live up to the expectations of today's gamers."... Read more...
Akiba has posted some preliminary information and pictures of a new Gigabyte Yonah MicroATX motherboard that is now available overseas. This new motherboard yses Intel's 845GT chipset to support the new Yonah Core-Duo processor and features some innovative additions that will likely capture the interest of any HTPC enthusiast. From the standardized Socket 478 heatsink mounts to the full PCI-Express x16 slot and 8-channel HD audio, this new motherboard looks to be the ideal platform for building an extremely fast and quiet system for the living room. Unfortunately, there's no word on cost thus far.... Read more...
Antec knows a thing or two about cases, so it's always nice to see what their currently up to. Tonight Hardware-Review.net takes a look at Antec's P150 Silent ATX Case, equipped with three 120-mm fans, and sound dampening side panels."Finding a computer case that's silent and chocked full of features is very challenging. Most modern case manufacturers focus on flashy acrylic UV windows, bright blue and red LEDs, and car-finish paint jobs. One company who broke from this mold is Antec when they developed their P150 case. This case isn't flashy by any means from looking at its exterior, but the hidden features inside were a huge eye-opener and something PC enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy."... Read more...
For the last couple of years, I have been obsessed with keeping my personal rig silent, and have tried just about every type of noise dampening material, every brand of fan, a handful of enclosures, and a ton of different CPU coolers. So I'm always intrigued when a new product hits that has the word "Silent" somewhere in its description. Hardware-Review.Net has taken a look at the Antec P150 Silent ATX case, and it seems pretty cool.  I like the clean look, but the silver and white combo doesn't do it for me."Finding a computer case that's silent and chocked full of features is very challenging. Most modern case manufacturers focus on flashy acrylic UV windows, bright blue and... Read more...
The picoPSU-120 12V DC-DC ATX PSU isn't your typical PSU as the "120" implies. Nonetheless, this is an ingenious little device is rated at 120 Watts and can handle a max load of 140 watts to your existing setup, say for that power hunger new video card that's draining your current power source.  Instead of shelling out big bucks for a new power supply, just add this puppy to your system and you'll get 120Watt of additional power and a few more power leads along the way.  Very cool little device if it works well.  Check out the review and see for yourself."The picoPSU has received a good deal of attention since it was shown off at CES just a few weeks ago. Pictures of... Read more...
XG's Dragon ATX case is a sharp looking enclosure that comes well equipped with a 500W Modular PSU and front LCD design.  The mid-tower design offers a fair amount of room for all of your hardware goodies while the dragon design on the front makes quite a statement.  Looking for a mid-tower with a little flair?  If so, you may want to check this one out."MGE has delivered an inspiring design in the XG Dragon offering. As much as I am not an enthusiast when it comes to heavily modified cases, this one struck me when I first opened the package, and has continued to grow on me since. Its simple building blocks that offer almost an entirely tool less solution with looks that will make... Read more...
Tweaknews has a look at Thermaltake's Swing VB6000SNS ATX Computer Case.  This case aims to have an elegant appearance without sacrificing performance.  Personally, I think the case is pretty sharp, with good looks, a decent feature set and it's priced to sell.  If you're looking for an affordable mid-tower case, this puppy may fit the bill."For a mid-tower case competing in the mainstream market, this is an incredibly solid release. Packed into the small frame of the Swing case we're able to find enough room for everything and more, and virtually all the features of a full tower in a space that doesn't seem cramped. If the interior of the case is a solid point, the exterior of... Read more...
Cluboverclocker has a review of the Cooler Master AMMO 533 ATX PC Enclosure.  This is a full gaming case with carry handle and a real industrial look.  It kind of reminds me of a Pevey guitar amp.  Nonetheless, these guys were impressed with the Ammo 533 ATX case, so take a look and see if it belongs on your holiday wish list. "To help out the gamers, especially those who like to LAN up, Cooler Master has added a new ATX mid-tower enclosure to their product line. The Ammo 533 has all the features you expect wrapped up with some pretty unique styling. A heavy-duty SECC construction chassis, 120mm ventilation fans, and plenty of... Read more...
Steve "Stratus" Grever from Hardware-Review.Net has reviewed a wild looking case from Logisys, the "Yin Yang".  It's not exactly my style because I'm a stickler for good cable management and a more subdued appearance, but I'm sure many of you will totally dig the two-tone, translucent look of this puppy.Having a clear acrylic case was considered "cool" a couple years ago, but now the fad seems to have wore off. To help bring back the hype to clear cases, Logisys developed the two-tone, blue/clear acrylic Yin Yang ATX case, which is on our test bench today. Let's see if this case can tip the scales back in the clear case's favor and make them the "King of the Hill" once... Read more...
RaidMax X1 ATX Gaming Case @ Bigbruin.com: "Raidmax continues to impress by offering unique, high quality items at a reasonable price. The Raidmax X1 case is no different... The X1 isn't as flashy as some of the recent "gaming" cases, but does retain enough of the "gaming" case feel with the front LCD, hidden drive bays, and a beautiful side panel." MSI NX7800GTX SLI @ Viperlair: "While we have a lot of praise to bestow upon the MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E, there isn't much we can say that we haven't already done so for the 7800 GTX in general. It's fast, occupies one slot, and with it, you can really crank up the image quality settings without sacrificing performance.... Read more...
It's the middle of September, and as just about every HL2 fan knows, the Lost Coast and Day of Defeat: Source is almost upon us! With DOD:S scheduled to be released on 9/26(pre-loading has already started), and Lost Coast close behind, Ars Technica has taken a trip to Valve's office to ask some questions and get a preview of some great new technology called HDR. If you didn't purchase the HL2 silver or gold packages, fear not! Valve is releasing DOD:S as a stand alone package going for $20. Goodnight all! Destroy Your Computer in 7 Easy Steps @ PCMech "Most of us, at one point or another, have had to modify the insides of our computers. Whether it was adding a new memory stick, fixing a... Read more...
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