Archive for Category: "Cases"

Raidmax Raptor Case Review

Raidmax Raptor Case Review

When I saw the Raptor I immediately jumped at the chance to review it. For no other reason than because I loved the available red-on-black color scheme. Red is bestial. It’s hardcore. It’s the fires of freaking Mordor!

In Win GRone Full Tower ATX Case Review

In Win GRone Full Tower ATX Case Review

The In Win GRone case has a lot of great features that PC enthusiast and gamers will like. There is lots of room to install hardware, so it’s very expandable. The case is also very flexible with how you want to cool your rig.

AzzA Solano 1000 Gaming Chassis Review

AzzA Solano 1000 Gaming Chassis Review

When I opened the box I was a little disappointed at the front of the case. It was about as standard as it gets when it comes to cases. Flat black from top to bottom, with ten drive bay covers covering the entire front.

IN-WIN BUC Destiny-Lite Chassis Review

IN-WIN BUC Destiny-Lite Chassis Review

The front of the case has three external 5.25” drive bays. Just above these are the front ports for the USB 2.0, audio, and eSata. This is also where the power and reset buttons are located. It’s arranged quite simply, but the straight-forwardness is something I have to admire.

NZXT Phantom 820 Case Review

NZXT Phantom 820 Case Review

The Phantom 820 is NZXT’s sidewinder missile, and they have it aimed right at the top of the market for gaming cases. And when I say huge, that’s exactly what I mean. It’s 12” wide, 27” long, and 29” tall. That’s almost two and half feet tall. With a total weight of 32 pounds.

NZXT Phantom Case Review

NZXT Phantom Case Review

The Phantom case is one of their more popular models, and is available in many different colors to suit your taste. The cases are available in white, black, red, and even pink for the grrl gamers (and some boy gamers: you know who you are!).

Bitfenix Shinobi Case

Bitfenix Shinobi Case

Users shouldn’t have to adjust themselves to the way their hardware works. So, we strive to put the user in complete control of his hardware, so that it functions as an extension of his will, and not as another variable he has to compensate for. In the heat of battle, the user should not have […]

Zalman Z9 Plus Mid Tower Case

Zalman Z9 Plus Mid Tower Case

The Zalman Z9 Plus offers a wide variety of features you don’t typically find in cases of similar price. You’ll notice the full black paint job, both inside and out, to go along with the multitude of blue LED fans and ventilation holes for superior cooling. The front of the case is mainly composed of […]

NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller

NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller

There are all sorts of ways to tame the noisy array of fans within your PC case.  Some of them are rather fancy, but have a higher learning curve.  Some cases come with very basic fan rheostats that control all of your fans at once.  Sometimes you want a no-nonsense direct way to control each […]

Sentey Optimus GS-6000 PC Case

Sentey Optimus GS-6000 PC Case

So, you’re an Incredibly Cheap Bastard and decided that you need a brand-spanking new PC case instead of screwing Ebay sellers for brand-name quality merchandise for a fraction of the cost.  Since you’re an Incredibly Cheap Bastard, then not just any old inexpensive case will do: you have to have a really cool-looking case without […]

Enermax Hoplite Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Enermax Hoplite Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Even though the days of the ‘beige box’ are over, there still aren’t a huge number of cases on the market that have a visual wow-factor. A number manufacturers like Lian Li and Fractal Design produce very elegant looking cases which are easy on the eye but aren’t exactly exciting. Other manufacturers like Cooler Master […]

Lian Li PC-Z60 Aluminum Mid-Tower Case

Lian Li PC-Z60 Aluminum Mid-Tower Case

Those who know me, will be aware that I’m not a case person. I’d much rather have my systems sprawled across boxes or sitting on a test bench, and it’s all down to the time it takes to change components. For those in the computer industry, much like ourselves, you’ll know exactly what it’s like […]

Mid-Tower Sharkoon Vaya Case

Mid-Tower Sharkoon Vaya Case

Sharkoon presents a further model to their collection of PC cases for price conscious gamers and PC hobbyists. The Sharkoon Vaya combines functionality with an offensive design, and in the process establishes an excellent cost/performance ratio. The ATX case, built from SECC steel with a plastic front, is presented in a black exterior and interior […]

Xion Predator AXP 970 Case Review

Xion Predator AXP 970 Case Review

I’m always a bit skeptical of gaming cases, or the enthusiast cases.  There’s no way I could convince myself to walk into my nearest Fry’s and pick one off the shelf that looked good.  It simply goes against the common sense that many of us have developed to do our research before we buy.  That […]

Cooler Master Elite 310 Case Review

Cooler Master Elite 310 Case Review

I’ll say it like it is, The Cooler Master Elite 310 is not the case you’re going to be selecting for your next powerful gaming rig.  However, it still a solid case that would be suitable for a budget build or if you’re going for something less flashy.  The one we received was the model […]

Cooler Master Elite 310 Case Review

Cooler Master Elite 310 Case Review

I’ll say it like it is, The Cooler Master Elite 310 is not the case you’re going to be selecting for your next powerful gaming rig. However, it still a solid case that would be suitable for a budget build or if you’re going for something less flashy. The one we received was the model […]

Habey EMC-600B SFF Mini-ITX Chassis Review

Habey EMC-600B SFF Mini-ITX Chassis Review

The Wesena ITX7, HDPlex H10.ODD and Vidabox vCase3 are all great cases with a direct focus on HTPC aesthetics and each has their pros and cons. The one con almost always present when discussing HTPC chassis is PRICE–SFF chassis with home theater A/V focused designs are frequently over the $100 price range, not including the […]

Corsair Graphite 600T review

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CoolerMaster Gladiator 600 Mid-Tower Case Review

CoolerMaster Gladiator 600 Mid-Tower Case Review

I know a lot of computer enthusiasts that are passionate about electronics, but just don’t have a wad of cash to spend on their hobby.  They still take pride in their rigs, which is what partly fuels the dying modding community.  Still, good computer cases can be found that anyone would be proud to have, regardless […]

Xigmatek Elysium Super Tower Chassis

CDATA[ It’s been a little while since we’ve reviewed anything from Xigmatek, and it’s about time we make up for that in a big way. When I say big, I mean BIG. Today’s review sample comes in the form of the Xigmatek Elysium Super Tower Chassis. The Elysium is geared toward the larger HPTX and […]