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Fractal Design Define XL R2 Enclosure Review
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Fractal has continued to be one of the PC industry’s fast rising manufacturers focusing immensely on enclosures and power supplies. What stood out most about the Define R4 were the use of Bitumen sound dampening materials on both side panels and the front door. This is great for anyone with a need to quiet down their system. While the Define R4 enclosure is intended for regular end user purposes, the Define XL R2 has a larger (XL) role in supporting larger systems and a larger number of components as well."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

Fractal Design Define XL R2 Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Out of all the Fractal Design cases the one Ive really wanted to get my hands on has been the Define XL, what can I say I am a fan of big cases. Well Fractal Design has recently revised the Define XL, coming out with the Define XL R2 case. The R2 takes the best parts of the original Define XL case and adds upon it. The Define XL R2 supports large motherboards like E-ATX and XL-ATX, has room for up to 8 hard drives, 4 optical drives, 9 expansions slots, has three included fans with a fan controller and much much more! Did I mention Fractal Design intends this case to be pretty quiet as well. Lets jump in!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

NZXT Phantom 530 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Tue, Sep 03 2013 | 10:08A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If the Phantom 630 super-tower is too large for you, NZXT takes it down a notch and delivers the full-tower version with the Phantom 530."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - PAX Prime 2013 The Cooler Master HAF Stacker Arrives. Really Stacks Up! (Video)
     Tue, Sep 03 2013 | 4:06A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master, a very well known manufacturer of computer gaming peripherals, power supplies, and enclosures, has been teasing enthusiasts for weeks over a new case that was to be unveiled at PAX Prime 2013 this past weekend. As promised, they finally debuted the brand new case known as the HAF Stacker. This was the first time that that HAF Stacker was shown to the public and running a high end system inside. Futurelooks was at the show to cover the launch of this highly anticipated product. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Steiger Dynamics LEET HTPC Chassis Review
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people do not consider changing their computer monitor stand when it comes time to upgrading their system. This is understandable, as the device which supports your monitor is truly a behind the scenes system component. But depending on your setup, having the ability to pull your monitor closer to you, or float the display entirely off the desk is quite a useful feature. Wacom touchscreen owners have long realized the benefits of a flexible arm for precise ergonomic use of their touchscreen display. With the advent of Windows 8 and the trend towards touch enabled screens, having a flexible monitor arm suddenly becomes an important component in a desktop computer system."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Corsair Obsidian Series 350D Review @ Ocaholic
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 2:41P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Obsidian Series 350D, Corsair has an mATX case in its portfolio, which should features a well thought interior as well as a decent exterior. Other than that also the price should be on a reasonable level. Overall this sounds like an interesting combination, which is making us curious."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Corsair Carbide Air 540 Case Review @ RWLabs
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Carbide Air 540 is an inventive cube shaped chassis that like other cases designed by Corsair is well built, has excellent aesthetics and plenty of room for expansion. It is also ideally setup to accommodate multiple internal radiators for water cooling and the open air-flow design improves the thermal performance greatly compared to standard cases.
  FULL STORY @ MANAGE

 
Corsair Carbide AIR 540 Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 7:31A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair`s Carbide AIR 540 is a unique case. It uses a distinctive dual chamber design which not only saves vertical space, improves airflow and houses large E-ATX motherboards.* *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Video Perspective: Corsair Carbide Air 540 Case Review
     Fri, Aug 30 2013 | 6:46P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Carbide Air 540 is a very unique case. It fits a full size ATX motherboard and up to four dual-slot graphics cards but it`s shorter than you might expect thanks to a design choice that splits the active components from the mostly passive ones. The result is a case that is more square than rectangular yet still combines the charm of Corsair designs with the performance enthusiasts want."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Cougar Archon Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review
     Fri, Aug 30 2013 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The mid-tower PC case market is a very crowded segment, so differentiating yourself from the competition is what is going to be required in order to become a successful product. Even the sub-category of "gaming" mid-tower PC case is becoming populated with dozens of choices. When we drill even further down to the sub-sub-category of "budget" "gaming" mid-tower PC case, the choices begin to thin considerably. The Cougar Archon mid-tower PC case is being marketed as "the cutting edge gaming case" -- a very strong statement for a budget case with an MSRP of $49.99 (priced on Newegg.com 8/19, $3.99 for shipping). We would like to thank Cougar for providing the review sample. Let's give the Cougar Archon a closer look, and see how it is to build a system into.
  FULL STORY @ CUTTING

Thermaltake Chaser A71 Full Tower PC Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 6:46P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake is constantly revamping their case line to provide users options. The original Chaser MK-I full tower was popular among enthusiasts; Thermaltake?s response was evident at CES 2013 when they expanded the Chaser line. Continuing with the style of the MK-I, they have released the A31, A41 and now the A71 Chaser cases."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Cooler Master N600 PC Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 5:46P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While Cooler Master has been manufacturing various computer peripherals for many years, they are constantly looking at the market and designing new cases to fit various needs. Recently, they have introduced a new line of cases, the ?N? series. So far there are three cases in this series, the N200, N400 and N600. Legit Review recently took a look at the N400, now we will be taking a look at the N600."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Enermax Coenus (ECA3290A) Mid-Tower Case Review @ HiTech Legion
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 5:43P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Enermax Coenus is an ideal platform for building a contemporary gaming machine on a budget. The Coenus can accommodate tall enthusiast-class air coolers and even has an adaptable HDD cage, allowing for some room when installing long graphics cards such as the GeForce GTX 690 or AMD Radeon HD 7990. //There are also plenty of cooling options inside with room for two 120mm fans for the front intake, two 120mm fans or one 180mm fan at the top, one 120mm fan in the rear and one 120mm fan at the bottom floor. The Enermax Coenus Advanced comes with two pre-installed fans (one intake and one exhaust) and has better drive mounting support compared to the Basic Coenus which only comes with a single 120mm exhaust fan. Dust filters are included at the bottom and for the front intake of the Coenus to make maintenance easier/."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Cougar Evolution Galaxy Chassis Review
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Evolution chassis from Cougar carries a commendable design concept. Installing all the components into the chassis left us with plenty of room to move around internally, and the removable and tool less drive trays make installing any type of drive rather simple.
  FULL STORY @ MANAGE1

Thermaltake Chaser A41 Review
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 9:50A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The A41 really surprised me. As you can see, these cases are virtually the same during the tests. When I first looked at this case, I admit that I thought for sure that there would be a much larger difference. I really expected a lot of heat build up in the A41. And the Ostrog GT has two 140mm front fans, so certainly it would have to be much cooler, right? Now I`m certainly not disappointed; just surprised. Neither the A41 or the Ostrog has side fans, and as much as I like side fans, having them probably wouldn`t make much difference here. And while I have always had a weakness for cases loaded up with fans, perhaps I need to rethink my More fans! philosophy. Regardless, the airflow of the A41 is just fine."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Cooltek Coolcube Maxi Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX Case
     Thu, Aug 29 2013 | 8:08A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roughly 5 years ago if someone had asked about my opinion regarding the future of PCs Id never have imagined that 5 years later everything would start to miniaturize for the sake of progress. It`s true that up until this day that i type these lines high-end, enthusiast and enterprise-grade systems are not limited in size in any way but from the somewhat recent announcement by Intel stating that they too will focus all their resources in shrinking everything i don`t think that time will take long to come and whether or not that evolution will turn out to be a good thing only time can tell. However people who wish to have a small PC that can fit even under their TV set need not wait for that time since mini-ITX and micro-ATX mainboards are already half the size of normal ATX ones (and even smaller compared to XL-ATX/EATX) without really lacking much in terms of performance. The only real issue so far has been the limited number of micro-ATX/mini-ITX cases available that can actually take full advantage of what high-end mainboard models have to offer but Cooltek with their latest Coolcube MAXI aims to change that."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

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