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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.

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on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 8:00am

So, jumping into the first product, we will bring to you will be the new Arc Midi R2. This particular case is an improvement over of an older R2 case or a revision it. The mid tower is geared for individuals looking for style on the outside but able to build the essence of a gamer rig on the inside. Designed with unparalleled cooling, space and various other aspects, we have a feeling that the Arc Midi could be one of the best cases out today.

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on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 6:24am

We have studied many cases from Thermaltake in the past and a large majority of them have been all out gaming cases. A couple has been what many would consider "simplistic enclosures". But none could really be considered elegant. A word that is often associated with a few other manufacturers. One major difference is this one case is affordable. The Thermaltake Urban S21 is a very elegant case that would definitely fit the needs of many from a gamer to a typical office worker and everything in between.

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on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 8:00am

The Hoplite ST is perfect for a gamer and enthusiast that wants a gaming style tower but not looking to go overboard with the theme or design. Made with a generous amount of mesh and plastic, the Hoplite fits a gamers' need but does it in a more simplistic form. It also addresses what a typical gamer needs in their build such as plenty of space for drives, clearance for long graphic cards and standard ATX motherboards.

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on Monday, March 11, 2013 - 8:00am

The Ostrog GT or Ostrog Giant is not an understatement when it comes to look by any means. The case speaks of gaming from first sight. The mesh front panel and rugged styling says it all. Is this by any means a bad thing? Not at all, we love the look of Enermax redesigned Ostrog case.

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on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 5:51pm

But a company can't survive on just one case; you have to give the people options. And that is just what Nanoxia has done. Enter the Deep Silence 2 aka DS2. The DS1 has much of the styling the DS1 has but Nanoxia has simplified some things to make the case meeker and a little more cost friendly. We will point out many of the differences as we walk through the DS2.

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on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 4:09pm

HDPLEX H5.TODD Fanless HTPC Case Review

HDPLEX is one of the few manufacturers filling the niche of the passively cooled PC chassis. They have currently have three models, all adhering to the low profile HTPC style. The H10, H5, and H3 have varying footprints depending on your needs but the one thing they have in common is they wouldn't look amiss stacked with high end audio/video gear in a home theater cabinet or stand. This puts them in a different class than conventional air-cooled HTPC cases which are often too big, and generate an undesirable level of noise.

The H5 is essentially a sleeker, refined version of the H10 we reviewed two years ago. Both are constructed of an aluminum alloy and support microATX motherboards. The full-sized optical drive option of the H10 has been removed in in the H5 for one of the slim variety, resulting in a shallower chassis. This reduces the size of the cooling heatsinks, so the CPU TDP limit is 75W rather than 125W, which is of little concern given the continuing imporvements in CPU power effieicnecy. The change also creates enough space underneath the optical drive for an extra 2.5 inch drive in addition to the already existing two 2.5/3.5 inch mounts. Finally, the H5 sports a front USB 3.0 port while the H10 lacked front USB altogether. SPCR

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on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 4:08pm

Cooler Master Storm Stryker Computer Case Review

When Cooler Master sent us the CM Storm Stryker, the first thing I thought of was the good ol’ elementary days. Every day during recess, a group of friends and I used to play soccer. It would practically be a race out to the field to challenge all the older kids. Of course, when you play any team sport at that age, majority of the time is spent running around as a large clump chasing after the ball. As for me, I would play in various positions, ranging from defense to the striker. These positions mainly depended on the location of the ball. Now, as an electrical engineering student, the closest we get to soccer is foosball. While every position has its purpose and importance, I always think the striker is one of the most important of them all. Why? Because strikers are responsible for a majority of the goals. They must be able to handle the ball around the defenders in order to make shots past the goaltender. Famous soccer strikers include players like Fernando Torres, Ronaldo, and Wayne Rooney. In general, the striker must be a strong player statistically. Without goals, a soccer team cannot win games. Of course, today’s review unit of the Stryker is definitely not like a soccer player. While its specifications boast the ability to hold up to an XL-ATX motherboard, these seem "strikingly" familiar to the CM Storm Trooper. In fact, the CM Storm Stryker is the exact same case as the CM Storm Trooper, except for the fact that Cooler Master has decided to add a large window on the side. While the Trooper was praised for its large size and toughness, there were minor issues with internal specifications. Will the Stryker bring any differences to the game? Read on to find out! APH Networks

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