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Datamancer Oaken 60% Keyboard Case @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Apr 21 2016 | 11:56A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the last year to year and a half I’ve been running a tiny 60% keyboard with my LAN rigs to help cut down on how much I carry to and from events and also to open up more space on the small table space you get at events. Its worked so well that I wanted to swap my wife’s keyboard to a 60% as well. To prevent damage to the keyboard in transport I tossed around the idea of getting a sleeve to put it in but then I came across the Oaken 60% keyboard case from Datamancer. The case replaces the case on my wife’s Poker 2 with a custom machined wooden case and it has a matching second half that encloses the entire keyboard for transport. After taking it to a few events over the past few months I wanted to talk a little about the case and its pros and cons. So check it out.

Native Union CLIC 360° iPhone Case Review
     Sun, Apr 17 2016 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There are so many companies out there who make iPhone cases. Because if this it is really hard to know if I company is actually creating a quality product that is unique. Native Union is a company I’ve really liked so far, I use their JUMP cable on a daily basis. Today we will be taking a look at their CLIC 360° iPhone case which is available for both iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6 Plus / 6s Plus iPhone models. The CLIC 360° is designed to give your iPhone maximum protection with minimum bulk. It features military grade drop-proof protection, a very unique British Millerain waxed canvas on the back, and screen protection. I have been using the CLIC 360° for about a month now, read on to see what I think about it."

Raidmax Monster II PC Case Review
     Fri, Apr 15 2016 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Raidmax has been producing PC cases for quite some time. I can remember years ago when I first got my hands on a Raidmax case. They were one of the first that had really unique cases and ones that used fans with LEDs in them. Since then many companies have followed suit and there is quite a lot of competition in the case market. Today we have their latest PC Case, the Monster II. This mid tower case supports ATX motherboards, long graphics cards, long power supplies, up to 5 fans, and four hard drives. Like most Raidmax cases the Monster II has a really unique design that makes it stand out. Let’s jump in and see what the Monster II is all about."

NZXT Manta Chassis Review
     Thu, Apr 14 2016 | 5:52P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NZXT has launched a Mini-ITX case called Manta that breaks the rules, defies expectations and looks pretty darned cute into the bargain. Take a look at our video and photos and you will see that all the panels on the Manta are curved. This is a novel styling trick that looks good, gives extra space inside the case for cable management and also helps NZXT to conceal the intake and exhaust vents on the top and front of the case.

Zalman Z9 Neo Case Review
     Thu, Apr 14 2016 | 5:52P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Unlike it’s predecessors in the Z-series line, the Z9 Neo comes with a full length front panel door. Now if your old school, as I am, you probably shutter at the mere mention of a computer case having a door. But over the years, especially with the rise in digital mediums and digital distribution, I find myself using 5.25? drives less and less. So cases with doors have become attractive again, as they are pleasing to the eye and still offer the option of having a couple of 5.25? bay devices at your disposal. In this article, Benchmark Reviews dives in deep to determine if this case is a worthy contender for your money.

Thermaltake Lumi Color 256C Magnetic LED Strip Control Pack
     Thu, Apr 14 2016 | 5:51P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake is adding to the RGB craze with its own multicolor case LED lighting kit the Lumi Color 256C. Though we’re seen RGB lighting being increasingly used within the past year and a half – now even motherboards and video cards have them, amusingly RGB LED strips for computer cases have been around for much longer. The first NZXT HUE launched nearly four years ago well ahead of the trend, but today we’re looking at Thermaltake’s new head-on challenger.

Corsair Carbide Series 400C Case Review
     Wed, Apr 13 2016 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in December we took a look at Corsair’s Carbide 600Q case. This larger case was one of the first Corsair had launched in a very long time. Corsair offered it in the “Q” (quiet) version, which we reviewed, and a “C” (clear) version that had an awesome clear side panel. At CES in January Corsair showed us another new case that was part of the Carbide Series, which was the 400. It also is available in Q/C versions. The biggest change with this case is that it is more compact, there are no optical drive bays and less room inside. But you still have room for long graphics cards, watercooling, 5 hard drives, and it even has a power supply cover. Being a smaller case Corsair has priced this case at only $99, so it sits with many entry-level cases in that price range. Today we are going to be checking out the 400C which features that awesome clear side panel so you can show off your hardware inside. Let’s see if Corsair has another winner in this case!"

anidees AI6 V2 Case Review
     Wed, Apr 13 2016 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The anidees AI6 V2 Case arrived Technic3D. The "V2" supports ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards and have place for 7x 120mm or 6x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."

Nanoxia CoolForce 2 Midi Tower
     Sun, Apr 10 2016 | 10:21P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Nanoxia CoolForce 2 Midi Tower. The CoolForce 2 offers many practical features, such as the Nanoxia AirCover and Nanoxia ModuWand (modular Wall). A special highlight are the pre-installed Rigid LED bars behind the front panel, which light up in typical Nanoxia Green. A window side panel allows the unobstructed view on the installed hardware.

Case Mod Friday: Mad Scientist
     Sat, Apr 09 2016 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Oz Modz's "Mad Scientist" build. Here is what he had to say about it, "I really wanted to build a PC that has multiple looks and that has a lot going on with liquid, air and temperature changes. I have used a thermal reactive paint internally that when warm reveals a whole new level of detail! Next week I'll be doing a in build summary and work log video going over some of these great features. If you cant wait until then ill be bringing it down to display with Cooler Master at tomorrows COG event in Sydney as well as GGF in Brisbane later in the month.""

Deepcool Genome Chassis Review
     Sat, Apr 09 2016 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Deepcool Genome is an ATX case supplied with a 360mm liquid cooling system that is already installed. The integrated nature of Genome speeds up the process of your PC build however that is only part of the story as the helix liquid reservoir is clearly visible at the front of the case and helps Genome stand out from the crowd of ATX cases on the market.

NZXT Manta Review
     Fri, Apr 08 2016 | 1:07P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Manta, NZXT offers its first mini-ITX case designed for high-end systems. Since this is a rather large mini-ITX case, the Manta is capable of accommodating numerous fans and even up to three radiators. Apart from that the build quality looks decent as well and there are even good cable management options.

Case Mod Friday: The Division
     Fri, Apr 08 2016 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Emarque's “The Division” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "Tom Clancy's The Division themed build for our client. Featuring our very own custom Vertical GPU Bracket. Do share it with your friends and give us your feedback. Pretty hard work by the Emarque team & family(yes, literally family as in blood).""

Top 10 Tech Pranks
     Wed, Apr 06 2016 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Pranks are awesome. They are one of those few things in life that most people can unequivocally agree on being great. Pranks are in the same league with cat videos, candy, and free stuff - everyone loves 'em. You're a tech-savvy individual, and it's time that your pranks showed that. We've got some ideas...

Silverstone ML08 Case Review
     Sun, Apr 03 2016 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Does this SFF system make my desk look fat?" The ITX form factor, once the redheaded step child of the motherboard has become a crowd favorite. This could be for many reasons, the growth of popularity with LAN parties, users realizing they do not need massive towers to house their single GPU configs or simply they love the compact style. …

Corsair Carbide 400Q
     Sat, Apr 02 2016 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Carbide 400 series is a smaller version of the 600 series. On paper, the case still reads like quite the potent enclosure without any real drawbacks in comparison to the Carbide 600 series, which is already extremely promising as it costs a full 50 US dollars less.

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