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Cooler Master HAF XM @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 2:16A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master aims to shrink the HAF X, offering a mid-tower sized variant by the name of HAF XM. Still featuring that rugged, wide and military look, we take the chassis apart to see if it still manages to offer the guts of a war machine, just like the original, or if its looks hide nothing but a bland interior."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 2:06A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At Benchmark Reviews, we have established that the main three items to look for in a computer case are price, functionality, and style. All three of these are vitality important for a case that will be taking up space in your home or office for the foreseeable future. None of them should be overlooked. As a gamer, I take a special interest in Full Tower cases because of the functionality they offer. But sometimes Full Tower cases are just too big to fit comfortably where they need to. Mid-Tower cases can provide a lot of the functionality of a Full Tower case but with the style that might be preferred, depending on the circumstance. It`s the balance of providing that functionality that often gets case manufacturers into trouble. Benchmark Reviews has Cooler Master`s new HAF XM case on hand and this article is dedicated to discovering if the famous HAF-X`s little brother holds true to the family tree."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

NZXT Switch 810 Computer Case Review @ APH Networks
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 12:41A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While a product`s success is ultimately determined by the product itself, it all starts off with one thing: The name. As I have discussed in my Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB review last year, what a product is called already leaves a strong first impression. Being a person in electrical engineering living in the province of Alberta, the word switch can really be quite meaningful at this time of the year. For one thing, we are having an election in a few days, and unless something significant happens between now and April 23rd, the Wildrose Party is expected to unseat the Progressive Conservatives -- effectively eliminating its massive forty-one year reign in this province -- forming a new government. Secondly, with final exams rolling up the semester this week (Yes, I really should be studying right now), it is important to keep in mind that, at least for the digital electronics circuit class, transistors are essentially switches on a conceptual level. So whether we are thinking about switching out the government or using what are basically switches to crunch some ones and zeros, where does the NZXT Switch 810 fall into place? Is the not-so-hidden-message of switch to this chassis to house all your expensive combinations of billions of switches the right thing to do? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM Chassis Review
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 12:11A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The idle temperatures were a bit disappointing. It was a bit warmer than most at idle but it did perform well under load. It is beginning to be more and more difficult to compare case thermal performance as it seems most companies have nailed down what works and what doesn`t. Only the outliers really stand out anymore and if it fits somewhere in between the lowest and highest it generally goes unnoticed. The HAF XM gets its moment in the spot light for the CPU load temperature. Showing up on the low end is rather impressive compared to the other cases listed. I`m happy to see this even if the chipset on the other hand is a little toasty. However, the only cases that aren`t a bit warm on this graph are those with fans included on the side. Perhaps adding a couple of fans would help? Overall, it`s all good."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Apr 24 2012 | 12:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CM takes the best of the HAF X, and shrinks to mid tower size. The HAF XM comes stocked with all of the high end features an enthusiast needs. Cooling with the HAF XM is no problem. Cooler Master has included a front 200mm intake LED fan, top 200mm fan, and rear 140mm exhaust fan. The front comes loaded with two X-Docks for easy hard drive swaps and access. The top is removable and exposes an area that can house a dual radiator, or various configurations of 200mm, 140mm, and 120mm fans. The top also includes a little tray with a rubber bottom for holding various things. Internally, the drive bays are tool free. The HAF XM has three 5.25 bays and six 3.5 bays. ///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 11:57P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooler Master HAF series has arguably been one of the most successful case lineups in recent memory and the new HAF XM is hoping to continue that tradition. It is nearly as large as a full tower and packs an impressive list of features but it is priced closer to many mid tower chassis. To us that sounds like a winning combination.* *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Apr 23 2012 | 8:39A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower is built to watch over any gamers system. The Overseer RX-I combines a futuristic look with loads of high end features. The front of the Overseer RX-I features a pulsating emblem. There are two USB 3.0 ports that connect through an internal 20 pin connector. Behind the USB 3.0 ports there is a BlacX HDD docking station. Both the internal 3.5 and 5.25 bays have a tool free design. PSU is bottom mounted with a removable and washable filter under the intake vent. The Overseer RX-I can support all of the latest GPU sizes up to 12.5in.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

 
Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Apr 20 2012 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cosmos II Ultra tower case is Cooler Master`s latest flagship chassis designed to provide luxury and style to modern system building. The Cooler Master Cosmos II has been awarded a Red Dot 2012 design and is made of high-grade aluminum exterior with a steel-alloy frame. Space is not an issue inside the Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra tower case, having the ability to house XL-ATX motherboards as well as provide room for up to 11 HDDs/SSDs. Two more 3.5 drives can be placed on the pair of X-dock lockable hot-swap bays accessible through the front. /"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

NZXT Switch 810 Full Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Apr 20 2012 | 12:13P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have seen so many full tower cases. This is to accommodate the larger XL-ATX motherboards that we have been seeing lately and just to have the extra room for large liquid cooling setups. One of the most impressive cases we saw this year at CES was the Switch 810 from NZXT. NZXT really took their time designing this case to give you so many different cooling options as well as adding features that are just not on other cases. The case comes equipped with four 140mm cooling fans, room for up to 7 hard drives, support for XL-ATX motherboards, USB 3.0 support and much more. So let?s just jump right in and take a look."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Antec One Gaming Chassis Giveaway and Review! @ Techreaction.net
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Antec One gaming chassis brought a lot to the table for a mid-tower with an MSRP of $49.99. The USB 3.0 ports are a great addition to the One which we did not expect with such a low price tag. The different-oriented HDD bay, which only allows installation from the other side panel, is different and does help the aesthetics of the inside of the case. It also helps with wire management too, keeping the HDD wires in the back of the case and not anywhere near the front which would block the flow of air. The dust filters will do a good job with keeping the One decently clean. The tool-free installation for the 5.25? bays is a quick way to swap new devices in and out. * * * * *Giveaway Contest Information* *Link to Blog: http://www.techreaction.net/2012/04/17/antec-one-gaming-chassis-giveaway/* *Link to Forums: http://www.techreaction.net/forums/contests-competitions/8358-antec-one-gaming-chassis-giveaway.html#post37552 *"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

REVIEW: Cooler Master Strom QuickFire Pro @ PureOverclock
     Thu, Apr 19 2012 | 12:45P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`ll admit right off the bat that I love mechanical keyboards. They harken back to an old school vibe where you could really whack the snot out of the keys without worry, since they`re built like tanks. I just love the clackity feel as well; mushy keys really don`t get me terribly excited, as awkward as that may sound. In any event, we`ve got the latest mechanical keyboard from Cooler Master: the QuickFire Pro. It`s part of their growing Storm lineup that`s geared to gamers, and this board features the vaunted Cherry MX switches. It comes with an extremely attractive price of $80 as well, and a few other nice features to boot."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

BitFenix Raider Mid-Tower Case - BCCHardware
     Tue, Apr 17 2012 | 4:11P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Bitfenix Raider has a lot of features. The built in fan controller is nice, but unfortunately only works with 3-pin fans. The four USB 3.0 ports are easily accessed and the tool-less optical drive mounting system is simple and easy to use. The Raider comes with three 120mm fans installed - one exhaust and two intake fans - giving the case positive pressure. I would install another exhaust in top to even air-flow out, but it does fine without it. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Corsair 300R Case Review
     Mon, Apr 16 2012 | 1:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Testing the 300R I was a little surprised. I expected some high temps but I was actually baffled by the results. I honestly ended up running it an extra hour through after the initial hour of testing. The CPU temp at load was remarkably low. It was the lowest I`ve seen in all the cases I`ve had through this year. Nothing else stood out besides the CPU and chipset temps, and the only explanation I could come up with was the fact that the case is rather small, the front fan is in the middle pushing air right up over the board and CPU and right out the back fan. The idle temps and load temps for everything else were on the high end. An odd channel of air that even caused me to take a second look; if nothing else you`ve got the idle setup for cooling your chipset and CPU at full loads."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Lian Li PC-100 Case Review @ Rbmods
     Sun, Apr 15 2012 | 11:41A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be evaluating the revolutionary Lian Li PC-100, aluminum mid tower chassis. It?s a unique design, and the first of it?s kind. Let?s see if this is the future."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

REVIEW: NZXT Sentry Mix @ PureOverclock
     Sun, Apr 15 2012 | 8:12A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NZXT Sentry Mix is a brand new arrival from NZXT, and is made to provide you with a simple yet cost effective solution that is not only pleasing to the eye with its lighting options, but also brings simplicity and functionality with 6 sliders at your fingertips to customize the airflow throughout your case."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

NZXT Switch 810 Hybrid Full-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Apr 13 2012 | 4:24P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NZXT Switch 810 Full-tower case is a mainstream-level case. The Switch 810 from NZXT features a high-airflow design that can house up to ten 140mm/120mm fans, and can also hold a triple radiator, which should be more than enough to cool the current line-up of high-performance enthusiast class components. The four external 5.25 drive bays, as well as the six HDD bays inside the NZXT Switch 810, use tool-less locks for convenient installation. The NZXT Switch 810 can house long video cards, up to 375mm without the internal adjustable fan, and 350mm with the adjustable fan installed. Unruly power cables inside the Switch 810 can be tamed with a smart cable management routing system. For $169.99, the NZXT Switch 810 provides a full featured chassis that has substantial value and convenience that consumers should be looking for.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

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