A computer case is one of the most important components of a overclocker's build. We have a variety of case reviews including computer case reviews, htpc case reviews, and even tech station reviews. We look for quality in craftsmanship, features, and cooling as big factors in our reviews.
Whether you want to simply illuminate your components with natural looking white light or give your system a cool color theme with either red, blue, green, UV, or RGB LED strips, or illuminate the bottom of your case to give it a cool bottom glow, there’s no faster and easier way to make your system look like a lean mean gaming machine. CableMod was kind enough to provide us with two kits of their Blue Magnetic 60cm LED’s to take a look at.
Thermaltake released their Suppressor series of cases with a stress on sound reduction and the ability for increased cooling options. Supporting all types of platforms from Mini-ITX to even E-ATX motherboards, it is incredibly dynamic. The case has an innovative optical drive and HDD cage tool-free design, which is inspired from more enterprise solutions.
The Corsair Carbide Series Air 240 is a compact PC case made for flexibility in cooling. Capable of housing either a Micro-ATX, or Mini-ITX motherboard, and following the tradition of the ‘Carbide Air’ cases with split compartment design – it truly is a striking case. With the aggressive front fascia that we’ve come to know in the series, and an overall reduction in size of 40% from the Air 540 – it is a remarkable and extraordinary small form factor computer case.
Today we’re going to be looking at the BitFenix Nova – a budget oriented case that is aimed at evolving the definition of inexpensive design. Having a closed off front panel, with only one optical drive, it retains a sleek look, that continues along the top of the case as well. A large side window allows you to view your creation, and is not typically seen on most budget oriented cases. With support for Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, and full sized ATX boards – the diversity of motherboard options in this case is not bad either.
Thermaltake recently released their Core series of computer cases with user-friendly features in mind. Things like modularity, stackability and more were built into these cases to bring a whole new level to the enthusiast PC case market. The case we'll be looking at today is their Core X1. It's a feature-packed modular mini ITX case that is designed for use with water cooling. With ITX builds all the rage these days let's see how the Core X1 stacks up.
The F12C by Streacom is designed to be for the high-end market for these kind of cases, and with its all metal construction – it does not disappoint. With support for motherboards ranging from Mini-ITX all the way up to full-sized ATX boards; and an exterior constructed from thick 4mm premium grade extruded and sandblasted aluminum panels, it creates a simple but timeless design. With a unique hardware mounting system, and an equally innovative top panel release mechanism; this case is guaranteed to be an attractive spectacle for anyone interested in the design aspect of computer cases.
Today we have the Raidmax Viper GX II – a direct descendant of the original Viper GX. With a color scheme that is begging for a Gigabyte SOC Force motherboard, the orange pops from the moment you open the box. With an aggressive styled front, top, and side panels – this is any gamers dream case. The beauty is more than skin deep. Raidmax has made sure all the bases are covered. A full compliment of external and intenal expansion bays are included and there is also a 2.5 hot swap bay located predominatley on the front.