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.
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.
Bitfenix is a popular case manufacturer in the PC enthusiast DIY crowd. At almost any LAN party you'll see their Prodigy, and Phenom cases. They are very nice, and are stand out enclosures in their own right. They are also in what I call the sweet spot for cases - around $100. But what if your funds won't stretch that far? Can you get that Bitfenix goodness at a lower price point? That's what we are going to find out in this review. Bitfenix has a new chassis called Neos and it arrives with a more budget friendly price of around $50 placing it in the value category. Let's see can how this budget case fit your needs.
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.