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.
n Win is a company that is well known for not cutting corners with its cases. They have a long history of blending the design of their products in a tug of war between art and technology. Having been founded in 1985, they are now a leading provider of enclosure solutions worldwide. They’re also environmentally conscious, making sure that they maintain an ongoing effort to conserve resources and to protect the Earth.
Today we are looking at their SS1-2429 Plus slim Micro-ATX case. This case also supports Mini-ITX boards, and comes with an 80mm exhaust fan located at the top of the chassis. The layout of this case is rather unique, and one that could potentially be game changing if they pull it off.
Today we are taking a look at the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX. The Evolv ITX l has long list of features that enthusiasts look for in an ITX case. There are multiple drive mounting points that support both 2.5 and 2.5 drives. There is support for up to 5 fans and dual radiators. The top radiator mount slides out for easy installation. Phanteks even includes a water pump mounting bracket. Top that off with rubber cable grommets, Phanteks' hook-and-loop cable management, and black or white finishes shows that Phanteks is looking to deliver a unique product.
Small Form Factor (SFF) builds have been taking the world by storm in the last few years, and with every passing month it seems to become easier to build a compact gaming system that rivals their full sized desktop siblings. When you’re dealing with such a compact space, you have to be picky with what hardware you go with – otherwise you might end up with parts that will not fit well together. With the CSAZ-103 by AZZA they obviously put a lot of work into the case to ensure compatibility with most hardware available today.
Many manufactures have come out with aluminum chassis’, but most are quite expensive. The BitFenix Pandora is certainly not one of them though. For around $120, you can now have a beautiful aluminum case. So exactly how does BitFenix offer an aluminum case for such a reasonable price? Only the exterior is aluminum. The main chassis is made from standard steel. It is that combination that allows for a low price and high end cosmetics.
Today we are looking at the Thermaltake Commander G42, a mid-tower ATX case with a nice black finish. With a solid reputation for quality cases, this should be an exciting experience. It has support for 3 external 5.25” Drives, and 6 internal 3.5 or 2.5” drives. It is being marketed as a budget gaming case capable of handling high-end hardware.
The In Win D Frame Mini is very much like its sibling. It features similar aluminum tube open air construction. It has temper glass side panel like just its big brother too. The Mini however has two distinct differences; its appearance is more subdued and it is an ITX form factor. This much smaller form factor could allow it to be used in places the larger D Frame cannot, such as in a small office or a home theater application. It also allows it to more easily travel with you, to say a LAN event.