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.
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.
Small form factor rigs are getting popular nowadays now that hardware manufacturers are giving more options to people wanting to build one. There wasn't much attention given to this form factor unlike what it is receiving today. Today you can find enthusiast grade hardware for SFX from gaming themed mini-ITX boards and graphics cards to better looking cases. Today we will be looking at one of those 'better looking' cases for SFX from ID Cooling, the T60-SFX mini gaming case.
Today we are taking a look at the In Win GRone. Originally available in both white and gray, In Win has recently added a black version. The chassis is considered a full tower. It offers unique looks along with water cooling support. There is room for up to 10 140mm fans and it can hold up to 8 3.5/2.5 drives.
Today we are taking a look at Thermaltake's newest take on the Mini-ITX form factor, the Core V1. The new Core V1 represented by Thermaltake is a small and cute ITX based chassis with a 200mm fan in the front panel. Smart interchangeable side panels allow users to flip it accordingly to showcase either for superior liquid cooling or superb airflow, which allows you to make your own personal setup. You not only grant to have a really powerful mini system, it also has the ability to house various overclocking components to keep it really cool!
When it comes to picking out a new PC chassis there are literally so many companies and styles that it can be a very hard choice to make sometimes. A lot of time it depends on the amount of hardware you are using as well as the size of some of that hardware. It depends on how large your budget is and whether you will be installing a liquid cooling system because some cases were just not designed with liquid cooling in mind. If you are looking for a mATX chassis with enough space for water cooling, the NODE 840 from Fractal Design might be the one you are looking for. Let's check it out as we review it today.