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.
One trend in the PC world the last few years following the push for more efficient components is to make things smaller. We’ve seen an impressive lineup of ITX and MicroATX boards from nearly all of the vendors out there extending from entry level up through the High-End Desk-Top series. The problem with high powered systems is the need to cool them, no matter what size the board. Typically, if you want to go with a smaller system, you have to compromise on cooling and typically aesthetics as well or stay with a larger case which sort of defeats the point of moving to a smaller board, to begin with. Corsair has the solution with the new Crystal Series 280X cases. Designed to give a small ITX or MicroATX build full-sized cooling support in a small package while looking amazing.
A favorite of PC enthusiasts everywhere, Corsair’s Carbide series has gained new member of the family – the 275R. This compact mid tower has the sleek understated good looks that the series is known and loved for with a tempered glass side panel to show off your components in all their glory. Does it have the goods to carry one the family name, or is its beauty just skin deep? That’s what we are here to find out after the jump.
Computer chassis have changed from little yellow cubes sitting on our desktops to sculptures that house our prized expensive components and we expect them to be as attractive as our components inside. Cooler Master has long produced value priced chassis that give more bang for your bucks that you would expect. The MasterBox MB600L is in the $50 dollar price range and considering the price it has a ton of features. If you are looking for an elegant build without breaking the bank take a serious look at the Cooler Master MasterBox MB600L.
Computer cases have gone from generic blond flat cases that a monitor sits on to high tech well designed pieces of art that display our components in an attractive way. Far too many times you look at a computer case that has the wiring features and amenities that you want and the price tag approaches what your CPU cost. We've seen mega towers that run $299 and up and they are grand chassis that will awe and inspire but way out of the price range most end users can afford. Enter the Corsair SPEC-4 TG with an MSRP of $59.99, Tempered smoked glass window that covers the entire side, more wiring amenities than most high dollar chassis even dream of and capable of 120mm and 240mm radiator mounting. That's a lot of chassis for a little money if you ask us. Now we aren't talking mammoth hulk of SECC rolled steel weighing in at 20 pounds without components, the Corsair SPEC-4 TG is made of lightweight aluminum and is a mid-tower class chassis but if you are looking for a wallet friendly chassis with extras then the Corsair SPEC-4 TG fits the bill to a T and lets face it it's Corsair so quality is a given.
Nowadays, enthusiasts and gamers love to highlight their prized high-performance gaming hardware installed inside a case which made tempered glass as side panels as a popular choice. Fortunately, there’s Xigmatek that’s offering such cases at a much cheaper price point. Follow us today as we check out the Xigmatek Prospect ATX chassis with tempered glass side panels.
SilverStone has been one of those brands that’s consistent with build quality and aesthetics through all the series they offer. Gamers and enthusiasts would really find SilverStone cases adequate for any build be it a high-performance gaming PC or truly spectacular modded PC setup. One of their cases that seem to have a good balance of aesthetics and features is the SilverStone Redline Series and today we would be looking at the RL06. Follow us today as we check out the SilverStone RL06 desktop chassis.
Cooler Master’s MasterBox Lite 5 is an entry level, no nonsense chassis that brings the class leading flexibility and customization options of its higher end MasterBox siblings to the mainstream builder. Can a flexible interior configuration, sleek mirrored exterior, interchangeable colored trims, liquid cooling support, and a fully transparent side panel really be affordable and ‘mainstream’?