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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 mounted 120mm fan. The case also has three 3.5-inch hard drives bays and a 5.25-inch optical bay.... Read more...
For as useful as case-mounted USB ports are for connecting USB devices quickly to your computer, removable media comes in an increasingly wide variety of formats. Having a media reader as part of your machine’s array of front-panel ports is mighty handy, and NZXT just released a full-featured one that will give your rig a nice upgrade. The Aperture M is a 5.25-inch unit with a mesh design that slots into an ODD tray. It sports your standard pair of USB 3.0 ports, which is always nice to have, but it also supports a host of media cards. NZXT claims the Aperture M supports “nearly every media card in the market”, and indeed, it can handle CF, MD, SM, XD, SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MS,... 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 remote control. Top to bottom: FC9 and FC10 The FC9 supports mini-ITX and micro-ATX motherboards,... 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 or mini-DTX motherboards. It also features a fanless design and has the ability to hold a VGA card... 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 2.5-inch HDD cage that can fit up to three SSDs. Cooling duties are handled by a rear-mounted 120mm... 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 Edition builds. It's a full tower SECC chassis with plenty of cooling fans, an integrated fan controller,... 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: Arctic White, Gunmetal Black, and Military Green. The Corsair Vengeance C70 PC case is expected to... 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 chassis isn’t perfect, the gang over at Corsair deserves a tip of the hat for pulling it off... 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 just as impressive as the bigger siblings we reviewed not too long ago, the Carbide 400R and 500R. The... 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...
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 one indeed.                    ... 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 highlighting the Phantom 410's lines and curves. And if you don't like them, well, blame the ones voted.... 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 drives. The lower compartment houses up to six 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives, which are tool-less... 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 kit for cables to pass through. Lancool Announces PC-K56N Mid Tower Chassis Refined Cooling Design... 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 enough room to fit a full sized ATX motherboard, five 3.5-inch hard drives, and multiple graphics... Read more...
Antec announced the Antec One enclosure, a gaming case designed to offer solid features and performance for those on a budget--even a small budget, as the street price looks to be around $60. (Two special versions of the case, the One S and One S3 are forthcoming and will cost a bit less.) For cooling, the One can accommodate a total of 5 fans (2 are included) and features a perforated mesh design to optimize front-to-back airflow. It also supports water coolers. The case features three 5.25-inch drive bays, two dedicated 2.5-inch drive bays, and five 3.5-inch drive bays; seven expansion slots; support for ATX, microATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards; and a pair of USB 3.0 ports and audio in/out... Read more...
Cooler Master's been doing its thing for two decades now, and as part of its ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, the peripheral maker today announced a temporary price reduction for its CM Storm Trooper computer case. Effectively immediately, the CM Storm Trooper will be available for $150 through all of Cooler Master's U.S. and Canadian channel partners, down a cool $40 from its normal $190 price tag. "Our team has been searching for several ways to show our customers that we've gotten this far by the bond that we've forged with them and our partners over the years. It is through this, and other, gestures that we hope to convey that gratitude," said Bryant Nguyen, Senior Product & Marketing... Read more...
Options, folks. That’s what NZXT is shooting for with its new full-tower Switch 810 case, which can be configured in a number of different ways to optimize airflow or sound reduction and is equally friendly for air- or water-cooling setups. Available in black or white, the NZXT Switch 810 takes a while to get to know intimately. NZXT built buckets of details into this chassis, and the more you work with it, the more little surprises you find, from fans that rotate and slide, to well-placed LEDs, and the “hybrid fins” you can use to regulate noise or enhance airflow... NZXT Switch 810 Case Review... Read more...
Options, folks. That’s what NZXT is shooting for with its new full-tower Switch 810 case, which can be configured in a number of different ways to optimize airflow or sound reduction and is equally friendly for air- or water-cooling setups. Available in black or white, the NZXT Switch 810 takes a while to get to know intimately. NZXT built buckets of details into this chassis, and the more you work with it, the more little surprises you find, from fans that rotate and slide, to well-placed LEDs, and the “hybrid fins” you can use to regulate noise or enhance airflow. NZXT Switch 810 Specifications & Features Case Type: Hybrid Full Tower Materials: Steel, Plastic... Read more...
The latest member of Antec’s gaming chassis family is the Three Hundred Two, a case that features eight expansion slots, eleven drive bays (3 x 5.25-inch, 6 x 3.5-inch, and 2 dedicated 2.5-inch), 170mm of clearance for the CPU cooler, and 318mm for up to three graphics cards. The Three Hundred Two supports ATX, microATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards. The front panel includes audio jacks and a pair of USB 3.0 ports and features a mesh design for optimized airflow. The case supports up to six 120/140mm fans, with one rear and one top fan included, and the mesh air filters are easily removable and washable. The Antec Three Hundred Two is available now for $79.95. Antec Unveils the Three Hundred... Read more...
NZXT is into options; its new Source 810 chassis (available in black or white) is designed to offer gamers a bevy of different ways of easily configuring their preferred cooling setup, from liquid cooling to a slew of fans to a more quiet setup with the vents closed. The case offers support for 280mm radiators (the top 5.25-inch plates comes out to make more space) and up to ten 140/120mm fans. The fins on the vents can be closed or left open, depending on your desire for airflow or noise reduction. Inside, there are plenty of ways to route cables and maximize airflow. There are ten cutouts for cabling, and the two hard drive cages (which accommodate up to 7 drives) are removable. Further, there... Read more...
Corsair today announced on the second day of CES a couple of additions to its PC case lineup, including the builder-friendly Obsidian Series 550D ultra-quiet premium case, and the compact Carbide Series 300R gaming chassis, both of which sport an all-black interior and exterior theme. So other than size, what sets these enclosures apart? The Obsidian Series 550D is for librarian types looking for a combination of noise reduction and a wide array of customizable cooling solutions. It's made of rugged steel and brushed aluminum, and features two 120mm intake fans and a single 120mm exhaust fan. There are additional mounting points for a total of up to ten fans, including a spot for dual side-mounted... Read more...
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