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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.

Posted by James Keir
on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 8:00am
Cooler Master NR400

With the recent surge in high-end mITX and mATX motherboards, builders are moving to more compact cases. Generally, the trade-off between full-sized ATX and mATX cases is less room for cooling solutions resulting in higher system temperatures. Cooler Master’s new case, the NR400, offers a compact chassis that has been designed with cooling performance in mind. The NR400’s body consists of all steel construction, a mesh front panel, removable magnetic dust filter on the top and also has the option for one 5.25” drive bay up front. Despite its smaller form factor, the NR400 has ample room cooling hardware with it supporting a 280mm radiator up top, 280mm up front and a 120mm at the back. The NR400 is also gentle on your wallet coming in at an MSRP of only $59.99.

Posted by Mike Holsapple
on Friday, January 4, 2019 - 8:00am
DIYPC Trio-GT-RGB

Shopping for a case can be one of the hardest pieces to buy when starting a new build. The manufacturers these days do not make it easy for us when it comes to this. Features such as tempered glass, PSU shroud, and even RGB can all become deciding factors when shopping. On top of the features, you have to factor in the price, with added features adds added cost. The DIYPC TRIO-RGB-GT has premium features for a not premium price tag. Coming in at $109.99 this may be your next pc case.

Posted by James Keir
on Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 8:00am
Cooler Master SL600M

In a year when pretty much every case has some element of RGB, sometimes it is nice to go back to the root of what makes a great case. That is what Cooler Master has done with its new case: the MasterCase SL600M. It has a stylish design, quality materials, and some innovative ideas. Some of the notable features of the SL600M are bottom to top airflow, a versatile mounting bracket for SSD/HDD’s or water cooler components throughout the case, and a rotatable PCIe bracket panel. In addition to these features, the SL600M also sports a dark tinted tempered glass back panel, adjustable top vent, and anodized aluminum panels with a smooth sandblasted finish. Despite this extensive list of features, the SL600M still manages to maintain an MSRP below $200 at a price of $199.99.

Posted by James Keir
on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 8:00am
MetallicGear Neo-G Mini

Over the past few years, we have seen an emerging trend of people opting for mITX cases over larger cases like mid towers. This size factor typically appeals to people looking to build a media server or a mid-range workstation. Lately, we see that PC builders are making mITX builds for portability for events like Dreamhack or just having the challenge of seeing how much power they can cram into a tight space. Entering into the mITX space is MetallicGear with one of its debut cases the NEO G MINI which comes in a compact size of 355mm (H) x 190mm (W) X 375mm (D). Other stand out features include a vertical GPU mount with riser cable, tempered glass front and side panel with stylized silk-screening, and all steel chassis with sandblasted aluminum body. Despite these high-end features MetallicGear still manages to keep the NEO G MINI at an affordable MSRP of $80.

Posted by Mike Holsapple
on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 8:00am
AZZA Ragnarok 801 Dual system ATX ITX Case

More and more we are seeing case manufacturers design their cases to incorporate more than one system in 1 case, AZZA decided they wanted to jump on board this trend as well. You may ask yourself “Why would I want a PC case that can fit more than one system?” Well, if you are a streamer, you most likely would like one PC that would be your main gaming PC and one PC that would do all your heavy lifting and legwork like encoding, broadcasting, ETC. Maybe you’re a media buff that likes to have all your movies, pictures, etc. on one NAS (network attached storage) and you’ve run out of desk space for 2 separate PC towers so you build two pcs into one tower that can handle both of your tasks needed, without having 2 towers to place on a desk or walk around. Meet the Ragnarok 801 by AZZA, this full-size PC tower can fit two full systems. The main system can handle motherboards up to E-ATX and on the PSU shroud, there are mounting points for a smaller ITX system. We will take a look at the specs further down the review.

Posted by James Keir
on Monday, October 1, 2018 - 9:00am
Cooler Master MB530P

More and more, we are starting to see cases that include multiple tempered glass panels. This is usually reserved for cases in the $150+ price range but Cooler Master has extended its MasterBox line to include the MB530P, which sports 3 tempered glass panels for an MSRP of only $109.99. Having so much tempered glass means everything is on show and you must take extra care with your cable management. Thankfully the MB530P has included such features like a full PSU shroud, removable cable cover and silkscreened back panel to help with this. In addition to these cable management features the MB530P also includes lighting with a built in RGB controller and 3 pre-installed 120mm ARGB AB front fans. With all these aesthetic enhancing elements it should be almost effortless to create a great looking build that shines through those tempered glass panels.

Posted by James Keir
on Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 9:18pm
InWin 915

To succeed in the market of high-end cases, you must create a case that is feature rich and highly unique. Over the years, InWin has been a pioneer in this market space with cases like the: S-Frame, D-Frame, H-Tower and now we can add the InWin 915 to that list. The 915 does away with the generic box shape of most cases and replaces it with curved 3mm anodized aluminum panels. Enhancing the curved panels are tempered glass side panels with the back panel being stylistically silkscreened with the company's name. In addition to its beautiful aesthetics, the InWin 915 also includes some unique features such as: motorized top ventilation, expandable PSU bay, and system failure indicator LEDs at the front. Coming in at an MSRP of $449.99, the InWin is definitely priced as a high-end case which is quite justified with its intensive list of features and stylish looks. 

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