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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, 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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on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 4:03pm

Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case Review

Everything is getting smaller. With today's emphasis on efficiency and mobility, and processors that do even more with much less power consumption, it is a trend that will probably continue. With the success of enclosures such as the BitFenix Prodigy and Coolermaster's Elite 120 Advanced, it is great to see other manufacturers embrace this trend and put their own innovations and ideas into the small form factor market. Choices are always a good thing for a customer, and Fractal Design brings their own blend of ITX with the Node 304. In the following pages, Benchmark Reviews will take a closer look at the ideas featured in the Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Mini-ITX tower computer case... Benchmark Reviews

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on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 10:22pm

Cougar is back with another new case that reminds us a lot of the Challenger but even more delightful. The new Spike is shorter, cleaner and darker than the black and orange Challenger case we reviewed for Cougar. The one fact about the Spike that will amaze many is that with its many features the case will only set you back about forty one dollar bills.

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on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 8:00am

Each case is designed to house a full ATX motherboard and most of the longer gaming video cards on the market. The external styling is the Redline chassis is one that resembles the ancient royal times of Europe. The RL02 and RL03 both look like the mask of a knight, while the latest, RL04 looks like that of a jouster.

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on Friday, February 8, 2013 - 8:00am

Not from the ICE series but still has the style that many like is the Mini Cube which resides under Cubitek’s new Mini series. With ITX motherboards quietly becoming the go-to form factor for some, the Mini Cube is designed to give you the max chances of building the ultimate gaming system while using little terrain. 

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