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Be Quiet Silent Base 800 Computer Case Review
     Wed, Feb 25 2015 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is one thing I love more than anything in the PC industry. It is almost literally a sickness with me. I LOVE PC Cases. To me, they are more than just a box to house your hardware. On top of being a blank canvas, the case is what gives your RIG its character and attitude. Do you want a …

Lian Li DK-02X @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Feb 24 2015 | 12:46P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lian Li DK-02X should not be considered a computer chassis. It should be considered a designer table with the ability to hold two full systems. But is the biggest of the DK line of desks still a functional piece of furniture, especially once its costs vs. design vs. functionality triangle has been considered?"

AeroCool XPredator X3 Devil Red Edition Midi Tower Review
     Tue, Feb 24 2015 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems that although the most popular PC cases nowadays are mITX and mATX compatible ones there's still a large crowd out there that prefers midi and full towers and thus as expected manufacturers are doing their best to please them too. Now i can't say that I’ve seen many midi towers lately which I’d like to own myself either because they look very plain and/or they lack the features I’d like them to have but the bottom line is that there's nothing new and exciting in the midi tower market as we speak. Well almost nothing to be precise (and fair) since the leading manufacturers may not be focusing in the midi tower market right now (mITX/mATX models seem to be their top priority) but others seem to be doing exactly that and AeroCool is amongst them although the XPredator X3 Devil Red Edition midi tower which we have here with us today is not really one of their latest models.

Antec ISK 600M
     Fri, Feb 20 2015 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Antec aimed to take the ISK 600 and enlarge it with the ISK 600M - for a mATX board, more hard drives, and better cooling, and it does so while re-defining some design elements in the front. Will this bigger version of the ISK 600 manage to leave a mark and is bigger better in this particular case?

noxia Deep Silence 3 Case Review
     Thu, Feb 19 2015 | 12:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Nanoxia Deep Silence 3 arrived Technic3D. The Silence 3 supports ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 6x 120mm or 3x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."

Raidmax Hyperion Micro-ATX Case Review
     Wed, Feb 18 2015 | 3:39P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like many other popular Micro-ATX cases, Raidmax has opted for a dual chamber design. However, note that this is not as wide as others like the Fractal Design Node 804, but still manages to fit plenty of fans, 3.5? and 2.5? drives, and they even added a 5.25? bay. The case is not exactly eye candy, however many HTPC users will find that the overall design is not flashy, but rather elegant and simple. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Raidmax Hyperion Micro-ATX computer case."

altake Core V1 Mini-ITX PC Case Review
     Wed, Feb 18 2015 | 11:45A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although in the past we didn't focus much in doing PC case reviews since quite frankly they weren't really as popular with most of our readers as some other product lines (storage and gaming peripherals usually take the lead) things have changed a bit lately largely thanks to many requests by some of you asking for more midi and full tower reviews and others asking for mATX and mITX case reviews. A few days ago we took a look at the very good XPredator X3 Devil Red Edition Midi Tower by AeroCool so today we decided to move to the other side and bring all of you a review about one of the latest mITX cases to hit the market and more specifically the Core V1 by Thermaltake.

Fractal Design Define R5 Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Feb 18 2015 | 11:43A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This Fractal Design Define R5 is not the first Define R5 to be assembled. There have been others before it and they are the Mid-tower silent partner series of the Fractal Design Label. The Fractal Design Define R5 is made for the addition of plenty of parts, custom and not so custom, all in one units, but also it is made for less noise, deadening vibration, and built to a high of standard of quality and excellence in and out that seem to defy their economical prices. An example is the Power Button looks like it belongs to a luxury car and the outer steel and inner insulation is hefty and you know by just having these parts in your hand that you are not just picking up some cheap lightweight panel cover. The steel panel is heavy and the window is beautifully clear and the isolation is thorough but not interfering even in cable management which is a trade off most take in stride when buying a quiet and insulated case."

Silverstone DS380 NAS Chassis Review
     Mon, Feb 16 2015 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are three important aspects to consider when selecting an NAS enclosure for your DIY build. You’ll want as small a size with as small a footprint as possible, you’ll want an efficient design with space for all your drives and other parts, and finally you’ll want it all to be well cooled since it will be running 24/7. With this in mind, it sure looks like Silverstone hit a triple home run with their DS380 NAS Chassis. The Silverstone DS380 has a tiny footprint of just 211 x 360 mm and is 285 mm high. This isn’t much, but it still has room for a total of 12 drives, mITX motherboard, SFF PSU and three 120mm cooling fans. The rear fan area is even placed so it can accommodate AIO liquid cooling solutions such as theSilverstone TD03 and the three included fans have a maximum noise generation of 22dBA. The 8 of the drive bays can take up to 3.5-inch drives and are hot-swappable from the front. The connecting backplane can connect with both SATA and SAS controllers for added possibilities and features. The backplane gets power from two Molex connectors, which helps a lot when you want to connect this amount of drives to an SFX PSU. The two fans mounted at the side are also powered and controlled over this backplate; this is both a smart and a nice addition.

Thermaltake Core V1 mITX Chassis Giveaway
     Sun, Feb 15 2015 | 3:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareslave is giving away some of our review samples. They maybe slightly tampered with, but you will still enjoy them!

Fractal Design Core 3500 Midi Tower @ HardwareOverclock.com
     Thu, Feb 12 2015 | 3:39P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Fractal Design Core 3500 midi tower. The Core 3500 is a wide body mid tower ATX case, High-performance features include superior liquid cooling potential with support for up to two 240mm radiators or a 280mm radiator. "

Corsair Graphite Series 760T @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Feb 10 2015 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last month I had the chance to check out Corsairs 380T. It didn’t take long before it made it up near the top of my must buy list for a LANrig. Today I’m going to see what Corsair has going on in the full size market with their 760T. It shares a lot of the same features as the 380T so I have high hopes. Sadly, the 760T is only available in white or black so there isn’t an eye catching color like the 380T’s yellow but our “Graphite Black” sample still looked good at first glance. Let’s find out what it has going on when we give it a closer look.

Thermaltake Core V21 Stackable Micro-ATX Chassis Review
     Tue, Feb 10 2015 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Why have one chassis, when you can have two for twice the price! That’s the motto I’m sticking to for today’s review, because the new chassis from Thermaltake, the Core V21, has a funky trick I would like to show you. Thermaltake are one of the biggest names in the business and they have a rock solid reputation with the enthusiast PC market, thanks in no small part to their efforts in creating some of the most capable chassis products on the market. The Thermaltake chassis range is packed full of feature heavy chassis’, capable of extreme air and water cooling, holding epic amounts of hardware and there’s no shortage of innovative features along the way; hopefully the new Core V21 is no exception.

BitFenix Pandora (Black, Windowed, Icon)
     Mon, Feb 09 2015 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BitFenix lists a number of variants of its Micro-ATX Pandora case. The basic Core model starts at £80 and rises to £84 if you add a windowed side panel. The regular Pandora has an ICON LCD display on the front and costs £90 with plain side panels or £95 if you go for the windowed version. The model we have here is the Pandora in black with windows and ICON display so it is the most expensive version at £95.

Xigmatek Aquila Micro-ATX Chassis Review
     Mon, Feb 09 2015 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s rare we see a Xigmatek chassis roll through the eTeknix office, but it’s certainly always a pleasure when one does. Xigmatek has a good reputation for creating uniquely designed chassis, with good build quality and competitive prices and it looks like they’re above to tick all those boxes once agin. The Aquila is a Micro-ATX cube type chassis, perfect for those who want a big system in a small box; perfect for LAN gaming, a HTPC setup or for those who are just short on space. Cube style chassis are a big hit right now and virtually every major manufacturer has launched a new product in this category over the last couple of years. The biggest, or should that be the smallest, innovation in this part of the market is that the smaller chassis have been crammed full of high-end features that make them very competitive when compared to their mid-tower and even full-tower counterparts; a smaller chassis no longer means smaller performance.

Thermaltake Core V21 Micro-ATX Case Review
     Mon, Feb 09 2015 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Core series by Thermaltake launched with the E-ATX full tower Core V71 last year. Since then, Thermaltake has expanded into the mid-tower (V31, V41, V51) and mini-ITX (V1) form factors. The Core V21 that Benchmark Reviews will take a look at today rounds out Thermaltake’s lineup with their first micro-ATX Core offering. At first glance, the Core V21 shares many design similarities with the other Core chassis. As is true with many things in life, looks can be deceiving as the V21 is the first Core chassis to officially offer a multitude of motherboard orientations. While it arrives in stock format with a horizontal motherboard layout, it can be transformed in a matter of seconds to a traditional or inverted layout. We’ll see how this works as we build a system inside the Core V21 over the next few pages.

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