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.
The In Win D Frame Mini is very much like its sibling. It features similar aluminum tube open air construction. It has temper glass side panel like just its big brother too. The Mini however has two distinct differences; its appearance is more subdued and it is an ITX form factor. This much smaller form factor could allow it to be used in places the larger D Frame cannot, such as in a small office or a home theater application. It also allows it to more easily travel with you, to say a LAN event.
We have reviewed a few mini-ITX cases recently. We've seen the trend regarding small form factor desktops and it certainly getting more popular for different purposes like LAN parties, eSports, portable workstations and others. Today, our friends at Silverstone Technology provided us one of their best mini-ITX cases to date for us to review. Read on and join us as we check out the RVZ01 mini-ITX chassis under Silverstone's Raven series.
Small form factor builds have certain advantages that make them ideal for particular purposes such as home theater PC builds, LAN party purposes and other situations wherein a smaller computer is ideal. While limitations in building SFF using a mini-ITX chassis are more compared to larger cases, some brands are making an effort to reduce these limitations and try to fit larger hardware into a SSF build. One of those brands is Xigmatek and they recently released addition to their mini-ITX line of cases along with the Nebula, the Eris mini-ITX chassis which we will be reviewing today.
Today we are taking a look at a rather interesting product from Spotswood Computer Cases, the Small Tech Bench. Spotswood Computer Cases is rather well known in the computer GPU mining community. Recently they have decided to expand into the test bench/tech station field. Their Tech Stations are made from module extrude aluminum construction and are design with flexibility in mind.
Computer cases have evolved from ordinary looking aluminum boxes into something more complex and appealing ever since enthusiast builders came out. Now we see cases in different shapes and sizes. If you are on a budget in building a micro-ATX rig or smaller, Xigmatek has something new for you, the Spirit M micro-ATX chassis.
Thermaltake is back with a new PC enclosure in their Versa line, the Versa H35. This one is a mid tower aimed squarely at those looking for serious air flow, as the sides are the only non vented panels on the Versa H35. Let's take a look at the packaging and specs.
As a reviewer, it is quite a challenge to review hardware using an enclosed chassis. We certainly prefer something that is open wherein we can easily access and remove hardware plus it should look good in camera too. There are certainly a few options when it comes to good looking test bench for such purposes. If you are on a budget, one ideal option I should is QDIY's PC-D60 Acrylic Open-Air Test Bench which we will review today.