Thermaltake Versa N21 Mid-Tower Case Case Type: Mid-Tower Full Box Size: D 580 x W 235 x H 535 mm Model No#: CA-1D9-00M6WN-00 White UPC: 841163-06330 MSRP: $59.99 US Dollars on Amazon Prime The Versa Line from Thermaltake has been around for a while now and they have been a great mainstay in the budget […]
Fractal Design’s Core Series has been very solid. We’ve reviewed quite a few cases from the Core Series and they have proven to be very reliable, loaded with features, and have a very simplistic design. Fractal Design recently released their first mini-ITX case in the Core Series, the Core 500. This case is quite small, but still offers many features you would find in full-size cases. Inside you have room for long graphics cards and normal ATX power supplies up to 310 mm, CPU coolers up to 170 mm tall, six hard drives, and even water cooling support for radiators up to 280 mm! Yet the case remains small and compact. Let’s jump in and see what the Core 500 is all about!
At CES in January Corsair showed us another new case that was part of the Carbide Series, which was the 400. It also is available in Q/C versions. The biggest change with this case is that it is more compact, there are no optical drive bays and less room inside. But you still have room for long graphics cards, watercooling, 5 hard drives, and it even has a power supply cover. Being a smaller case Corsair has priced this case at only $99, so it sits with many entry-level cases in that price range. Today we are going to be checking out the 400C which features that awesome clear side panel so you can show off your hardware inside. Let’s see if Corsair has another winner in this case!
Raidmax has been producing PC cases for quite some time. I can remember years ago when I first got my hands on a Raidmax case. They were one of the first that had really unique cases and ones that used fans with LEDs in them. Since then many companies have followed suit and there is quite a lot of competition in the case market. Today we have their latest PC Case, the Monster II. This mid tower case supports ATX motherboards, long graphics cards, long power supplies, up to 5 fans, and four hard drives. Like most Raidmax cases the Monster II has a really unique design that makes it stand out. Let’s jump in and see what the Monster II is all about.
BitFenix is a company who we all know for their Prodigy line of small form factor cases. Since then BitFenix has launched quite a few different cases. The original BitFenix Pandora was released back in 2014 and was a huge success. It had a nice slim elegant design and curved panels. The case was a micro-ATX case so if you wanted to install a full-size system inside you were out of luck. Well two years later with the success of the original Pandora we now have the Pandora ATX which is a larger version that now supports ATX motherboards. Not only does that case support ATX motherboards but you have room inside for a 360 mm radiator either in the top or front, long graphics cards up to 440 mm in length, power supplies up to 220 mm in length and a large side panel window to show off all of your hardware. Let’s get into the Pandora and see what it is all about!
Every feature of the Ferrari 458 is about creating pure speed. 597 hp are coaxed from the mid-engine mounted 4.5L V8; that power blasts its way through a 7 speed dual-clutch paddle shifted transmission where it is unleashed into the rear wheels to launch you up to orbit at 210 mph. Every aspect of the exterior of this modern day supercar is designed to lend itself to creating pure unadulterated speed. Meanwhile the exquisite interior reminds you that yes indeed you are certainly in a $243,090 Ferrari. It’s no surprise then that NZXT’s case designer took direct inspiration from the 458 for their first ever small form factor chassis, the Manta. From the flowing lines and curves to the recessed intakes the Manta says, I too want to go fast, I too am elegantly and intelligently put together. But does the Manta live up to the distinguished image of it’s role model? Do the years of hard work and design come together to create an object of perfection? Follow along as we take a close look at this brand new case!
Thermaltake’s Core series has been a huge success for Thermaltake since launching last year at CES. The whole motto of the Core X series is “Your Build. Our Core” which means that each of the cases in the Core X Series can be designed to fit your specific needs. The brand new Core X71 definitely fits that description as it has a internal modular design and it is one of the largest Thermaltake Cases that we’ve ever reviewed! Being a full tower it has room inside for multiple long graphics cards, two power supplies, over 5 hard drives, and lots, I mean lots of room for cooling! As far as water cooling support you have room for a 480 mm and two 360 mm radiators installed at the same time. This case also has room for a total of 11 140 mm fans too! As you can imagine you can put together a pretty extreme system with this case so let’s take a look!
Cooler Master was a name brand when it came to PC Cases, their HAF and Cosmos series of cases were brand names to builders. Over the past few years though heavy competition and innovation from newer brands has sort of made Cooler Master an afterthought when it comes to cases. Well they want to change your mind with their brand new MasterCase series, which is made up of the MasterCase 5 and MasterCase Pro 5. Cooler Master says this new case series has the “Maker Spirit” inside, meaning that no matter your setup you can “Make it Yours”. Today we will be taking a look at the MasterCase 5, which is the entry-level case in the series currently. This case has everything you will need to build the perfect system like room for water cooling, 4 hard drives, plenty of cable routing holes, and more. Let’s jump in and see what this case is all about!
You probably wouldn’t believe it, but the case we’re about to take a look at comes from a company that has only been in the PC case game since 2013. Formed in 2007 with PC cooling as their target market, Phanteks has only been dropping bombs on the hardware market since 2011 with their superbly performing CPU coolers. They soon followed their CPU coolers and fans with some of the best cases we have seen. Based on the mantra that “no job is impossible” and listening closely to what builders and modders want, Phanteks has been stunning us with cases that truly deliver exactly what we need time after time. Considering how long they have been designing and producing cases it’s astonishing just how many models they have. With such meteoric success I have to wonder if there is going to be a point when they miss? Can Phanteks truly keep making cases that are unique and nearly perfectly suited to our needs? Read along as we find out if today is the day Phanteks slips or shines with one of the newest models in one of their most popular lines, the Evolv ATX mid tower case.
be quiet! is a company we primarily know for their cooling products and power supplies. Earlier this year they made they jump into cases with their flagship Silent Base 800, which we reviewed. Now they have released the Silent Base 600, which is a smaller case, but follows the same design principles as the 800. The case has a sleek design, room inside for six hard drives, long graphics cards, two included fans with a fan controller, and of course is made for silence. Will this be a case we can recommend for your next build? Read on as we find out!
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