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Fractal Design Core 2300 Case Review
     Fri, Jun 12 2015 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to building a computer, not everyone needs a ton of LED fans along with a fancy exterior design. A fully-fledged PC with fancy mods may look appealing to the eyes, but it would not be ideal for a professional business environment. As the little brother to the Fractal Design Core 3300, the Core 2300 with its brushed aluminum finish and black exterior maintains the same clean aesthetics commonly found on most Fractal Design computer cases. With the capability to add a total of seven fans, the Core 2300 provides the cooling performance of an actual gaming computer case along with the professional and elegant aesthetics suitable for a business environment. Inside is the innovated vertical hard drive bracket. This allows for three 3.5 inch drives and three 2.5 inch drives to be mounted simultaneously. At Benchmark Reviews, we will take a close look at what the Fractal Design Core 2300 has to offer.

NZXT Noctis 450 Review
     Fri, Jun 12 2015 | 12:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Noctis 450 is a mid-tower chassis which has been designed to stand out from the crowd. NZXT has furnished this new case with a stylish aesthetic which delivers a bold statement. System builders will be pleased to discover a range of useful features such as an 8-channel PWM fan hub, four cooling fans, LED lighting control and advanced cable management.

BitFenix Pandora Micro ATX chassis review
     Fri, Jun 12 2015 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out the BitFenix Pandoras Box, we review Mini ITX / Micro ATX chassis which is launches as a small affordable chassis solution fits big graphics cards, but houses the smallest Micro-ATX (µATX), Mini-ITX form factor motherboards. Tagged with a 120 EURO price tag this chassis is locked and loaded with its crosshair aimed at gamers.

Raijintek Aeneas Micro-ATX Cube-Style Chassis Review
     Thu, Jun 11 2015 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Raijintek is quickly establishing a reputation for being one of the best chassis manufacturers around. Time and time again they’ve shown us that they can make fiercely competitive products, that are packed full of features, with great esthetics and build quality, while maintaining a very affordable price point. Raijintek have set such a good standard for themselves, so I have very high expectations of their latest product, the Aeneas Micro-ATX chassis. The Aeneas is the latest addition to the booming cube-style chassis market. There’s a lot of great chassis’ now available in this form factor, catering to the growing demand of consumers and gamers, for powerful desktop systems. Just like the boom in Mini-ITX chassis after the release of the BitFenix Prodigy, Micro-ATX cube-style chassis’ are now growing in demand as system builders want more space for the latest generations of high-end graphics cards, multi-GPU configurations and of course, room for water cooling, especially with the increasing popularity of custom loop cooling.

Case Mod Friday: The Riddler
     Thu, Jun 11 2015 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have TechPuppet's “Riddler” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "I have a H440 Special Edition Green Case and I'm going with the "Riddler" theme from Batman. Decking it out with Green and Purple, this build will have a beautiful airbrushed mural on the case to go with the added touches of vinyl to make the build really pop. It will have the Riddler standing over Gotham city wrapping around the case.""

Aerocool Aero-1000 Review
     Tue, Jun 09 2015 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At a first glance the Aero-1000 from Aerocool is a good looking case with neat and fresh design. Apart from that this midi tower offers quite a lot of space on the inside, which allows for the installation of custom watercooling gear as well as high-end hardware.

Antec Performance One P380 Case Review
     Mon, Jun 08 2015 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Antec Performance One P380 arrived Technic3D. The P380 supports SSI CEB, E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards and have place for 7x 120mm or 4x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."

MSI Cubi Review
     Sat, Jun 06 2015 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Cubi, MSI has a small form factor PC in its portfolio, which comes with pre-installed Microsoft Windows 8.1 and it is based on Intel's latest Broadwell platform. Apart from that the system features a very attractive price and even the performance could be on a very reasonable level, since there is an Intel i3-U-series CPU inside.

Corsair Announces Obsidian Series 750D Airflow - Computex 2015
     Sat, Jun 06 2015 | 9:19A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

 Corsair®, a world leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the Obsidian Series® 750D Airflow Edition full-tower PC case. Based on the award-winning Obsidian Series 750D, the new Airflow Edition adds a perforated front grill, increasing airflow into the case for systems that require more cooling. Like all Obsidian Series cases, the 750D features an elegant black monolithic design, brushed aluminum and solid steel construction, and generous expansion flexibility.

The Obsidian Series 750D’s rigid exterior surrounds a frame that has ample room for high-performance components, as well as sophisticated cooling for users who want to push their components to the limits. The increased ventilation offered by the new Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition opens up even more cooling options and performance, with three AF140L fans included to ensure great cooling right out of the box. The case is designed to make building a PC fast and simple with features such as tool-free side panels and drive bays, cable routing grommets and mount points, and motherboard rear CPU access and alignment pegs.


Perforated front grille for improved cooling
Nine expansion slots for larger motherboards and running multiple graphics cards or expansion boards simultaneously
Six tool-free 3.5”/2.5” combo bays in two modular hard drive cages, with room for two more cages for up to 12 combo drive bays
Four tool-free 2.5” side-mounted drive cages for SSDs, out of the airflow path
Three tool-free 5.25” bays for expansion
Four front mounted USB ports for easy peripheral or external storage device connection
Cooling Flexibility

Three AF140L high-airflow 140mm fans (2 front, 1 rear) for excellent airflow and low noise levels
Room for up to 8 fans
Radiator compatibility:
Top – 360mm or 280mm
Front – 280mm or 240mm
Bottom – 240mm
Rear – 140mm or 120mm
Storage Layout Options


Modular hard drive cages can be configured in four separate mounting locations.
Side-mounted 2.5” cages allow quick, easy removal of the 3.5” drive cages for better airflow or room for radiators, while maintaining capacity for up to four 2.5” drives.
Builder-Friendly Features

Thumbscrew side panel removal and expansion slots
Tool-free 3.5”, 2.5”, and 5.25” drive bays
Center-post standoff holds motherboard in place while you secure the other screws.
Easily accessible (and removable) front, rear, and top dust filters.
Outstanding cable routing with rubber grommets for superior airflow and cleaner, neater builds
Four USB ports (two USB 3.0) and headphone/mic jacks in the front panel for easy access
Dimensions and Weight


SilverStone Fortress FT05B-W Review
     Fri, Jun 05 2015 | 4:26P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SilverStone Fortress FT05B is an unusual ATX case, as it has pretty much all the usual parts and features however they are not in the usual locations. Where the FT05B-W departs from the norm is the way the motherboard is rotated 90 degrees so the I/O panel sits at the top of the case. This means that cooling air that usually enters from the front of the case is actually drawn in from the bottom and then blown vertically up the case by the two huge 180mm Air Penetrator fans (that’s £30 right there) that occupy the floor of the case. When you consider that hot air rises this arrangement makes perfect sense, however it also makes the design of the case a little complicated.

Fractal Design Kelvin T12 Review
     Fri, Jun 05 2015 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mit der Kelvin T12 hat Fractal Design eine erste All-in-One-Wasserkühlung ins Programm aufgenommen. In diesem Fall bekommt man zum aktuellen Preis von 98 Euro einen 120-Millimeter-Radiator aus Kupfer und zwei PWM-Lüfter geboten. Somit sollte also Leistung satt vorhanden sein. An dieser Stelle sind wir mehr als nur gespannt darauf ob Fractal Design mit der Kelvin T12 vollends zu überzeugen weiss.

NZXT Noctis 450 Mid-Tower Case Review
     Fri, Jun 05 2015 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many manufacturing industries keep an award winning design and release updated versions of it; either to provide a change to the appearance or update features. Legit Reviews took a look at the NZXT H440 almost a year and a half ago, and recently the NZXT H440 Razer; both of which received high praise. NZXT took the internal heart of the H440 and updated the exterior and a few features of the case to become the Noctis 450. Read on to see how the NZXT Noctis 450 PC case is all about!

Case Mod Friday: Re(de)fine Air 240
     Thu, Jun 04 2015 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have MetallicAcid's “Re(de)fine Air 240” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "Hello and welcome to my latest project which I have named Re(de)fine. This project is using the Corsair Carbide Air 240 which I will transform into a stylish and sleek performing machine, which will look to belong in the cockpit of a Maclaren Spider supercar.""

Corsair’s Graphite Series of PC enclosures
     Thu, Jun 04 2015 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair continues to offer a huge selection of memory products, PC cases, SSDs, power supplies, coolers, gaming peripherals, and PC accessories! The 780T Full-Tower case is one of the new additions to Corsair’s Graphite Series of PC enclosures for 2015 and is available in either black or white. The 780T is a premium case loaded with features that will enable quick, easy, and good-looking builds along with plenty of room and numerous case cooling options. The 780T comes with three 140mm Corsair fans pre-installed with numerous mounting locations for additional fans. The 780T also provides excellent support for liquid cooling with mounting locations for two 360mm radiators. The full-tower enclosure can mount E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboards with room for multiple, high-end graphic adapters up to 14” (355mm) in length. There are currently 16 different models in the Graphite Series ranging in price from $69.99 up to $189.99 USD.

AZZA Nova 8000 Full Tower ATX Case Review
     Wed, Jun 03 2015 | 2:17P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have previously reviewed AZZA cases here at Legit Reviews and they have fared well in past reviews, so we are excited to look at their latest Full Tower ATX chassis, the Nova 8000. The AZZA Nova 8000 is a full tower ATX case designed with aesthetics and expansion in mind. Read on to see how our system build went with this PC case!

Thermaltake Suppressor F51 Case Review
     Wed, Jun 03 2015 | 2:15P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Thermaltake has always been one to impress us over the years. Whether it’s from over the top cases or cases that have new design elements made to make installation easier we know Thermaltake first and foremost for their cases. Their latest Core Series was just that, cases made for builders, for expansion, for watercooling and pretty much whatever you could throw at them. While the Core Series was great, they were not traditional cases in the sense that they were more cube like and not a typical tower. Well today we have Thermaltake’s latest case that incorporates many of the design elements that are found in the Core Series and put them into a large mid tower case. The case that I am talking about is the Suppressor F51 and if you can guess by the name of the case it is made to “suppress” the noise inside your system. Let’s jump in!"

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