Computer Case Reviews
Builders and enthusiasts must be very careful when it comes to choosing the right chassis for their rig. Aside from the fact that it will determine the types of hardware you can house inside, it is also the focal point of rig being that it is the first thing that would be seen. Choosing the right chassis depend on what you need and what you want to achieve. Some pick by size, some by appeal or attraction. While the majority of young builders nowadays prefer to show off their rig and everything inside it, there are also those that prefer the opposite. Some prefer a rig that doesn't attract attention, something that would blend in with the background of their office or room. A rig with no flashy LED lighting, no windows to view how clean or dirty the insides look and less noise as much as possible. If you are one of those that are looking for a silent, stealthy and classy chassis for your build, Xigmatek has something to offer you, the Midgard III mid-tower chassis. Built for class, stealth and silence, let us see what the Midgard III has to offer.
Xigmatek has in the past offered stylish Micro ATX/Mini ITX chassis like the Aquila, and has now introduced the Nebula - a full on Mini ITX solution. Xigmatek says "We adopted the name Nebula as the exterior appearance resembles something from out of this world. Improving on design concept and interior hardware placement, Nebula will defiantly put light into your home entertainment system and make your entertainment setup look more classy and luxurious.
Antec, a name known by system builders around the world, has been producing high quality products for almost 30 years. With their commitment to quality, and fair prices, they will be around for many more. Today we are going to take a look at the Antec's P100 system case. First, we can learn a little about the company itself.
Back in 2012, In Win released the X Frame Limited Edition aluminum test bench style chassis. It took the computer building community by storm and I was completely awe struck. In Win was not sitting it their hands though, within months, they also released the H Frame. Perhaps one of the most unique chassis ever made, it featured a stacked aluminum plate open air design. It set my imagination soaring. Since that original release, In Win has released two siblings to the H Frame, the H Frame King Sized and the H Frame Mini. It is the H Frame Mini that we will be looking at today.
It seems that every other week companies are bringing out the newest, high dollar piece of equipment that everyone has to have. Although the high dollar, High flash, Gaming rigs have their place, it is nice to know there is still some affordable options. As the need for lower cost, dependable, feature packed computer equipment increases, companies like Cougar develop new products to meet the high standards of system builders at a price that almost everyone can afford.
Back in early April we took a look at the new Thermaltake Core V71 which left us very impressed. For that reason I jumped at the chance to review the new Thermaltake Urban T81 full tower chassis. The T81 is a very sexy case, right down to the suicide doors. For those of you that were born in the middle 50s like myself, you may have noticed some cars still being driven with suicide doors. For those of you that are younger, you mostly find them at car shows or being driven on a sunny Sunday afternoon. I actually owned a bronze 1967 Lincoln Continental with suicide doors back in 1971 with looked something like the 67 in the photo below, only mine was a hardtop, so working with the TT Urban T81 brought back some found memories.
As a lot of you know, buying a case is not as easy as it may seem. Graphic cards nowadays are getting longer and in some cases exceeds 12 inches in length. This means you might need a chassis with removable drive cages or some option that will open up space to allow such graphics cards. Another factor to look at when buying a chassis is cooling. Luckily, Thermaltake has solved a lot of these problems for you with the release of the Core V71 Full Tower Chassis, which is the subject of today’s review so let’s dive in and see if the Thermaltake Core V71 is the chassis you have been waiting for.