City of Industry, CA – December 07, 2011 – MSI, the world’s premiere computer hardware and systems manufacturer, today announces a new line of computer cases aimed at PC enthusiasts that will be exclusively distributed by Pro-Com Products in North America. The Interceptor Series is designed to meet the rigorous demands of overclockers and gamers, yet provides extensive functionality and flexibility for everyday users. Two models will premiere in the black steel ATX mid tower designs – the Nighthawk and the Raptor.
It is December now and that means the end of the year is upon us. This past year we have reviewed quite a few products, but I think we have reviewed cases the most. Cases are such an important part of your system, it is the first thing someone looks at when you are at a LAN party. We have decided to make a list of the best cases of 2011. Keep in mind these are drawn from cases that we have reviewed so if you do not see a case in this list that is why. Read on to see what our favorite cases from 2011 were.
Today we’ll be checking out one of Corsairs latest cases, the Carbide 400R. Most people know Corsair for their memory products, but in recent years they have converted over to Cases and other products. Today I’ll be checking out my first Corsair case. It includes support of up to 10 fans, future technologies and large components. Its sleek design not only looks good, but is functional as well, which is great for cable management and cooling. Read on further to see what else this case has in store for under $100.
Diablotek is a company who was making video cards for a while a couple of years ago. It seems like they have switched gears a little bit and now they are producing computer cases, power supplies, and accessories. Today we will be checking out one of their cases the Legend Mid Tower. This case features tool-less hard drive and optical drive installation, room for up to 4 fans and a price of under $50. Let’s take a look and see if it is the perfect budget case for your next build.
Back in January Antec announced an update to their Six Hundred gaming case calling the new versions V2. We did not actually get a chance to check out the original Six Hundred case, but from what we have seen Antec has made some changes and added a few things to the Six Hundred case to bring it up to date. Some of those features include a front-loaded 2.5″ hot swap hard drive caddy (SSD compatible), CPU cutout for installation of after-market coolers, a cable management compartment for tidier routing and a windowed top panel for unique “moonroof” visibility. Let’s check the Six Hundred V2 out!
The BitFenix Colossus is one of the most celebrated PC chassis of 2010, garnering nearly 40 international positive reviews and awards. With feedback from BitFenix fans around the world, BitFenix is releasing two new versions of Colossus: Colossus Venom Edition and Colossus Window. These full-tower PC chassis offer meticulous design, advanced features, and unmatched styling for gamers who demand the very best.
One of the most frustrating things about going to a B.Y.O.C. (Bring your own computer) LAN event is having to carry your system from the car to the setup area. This can be particularly exhausting if the setup area is a great distance away from the entrance to the building, a prime example, PAX Prime 2010 in Seattle, with the BYOC up on the 6th level of the convention. Trying to carry my system on my shoulder and my monitor in the other hand was a most exhausting experience, not to mention uncomfortable as it was a very warm day and left me sweating for a good 20 minutes after reaching the line. Today I take a look at the solution to my problems, the Antec Lanboard. While wandering around PAX, I stopped by the Antec booth and saw this item sitting on display, instantly knowing I had to try it out. As soon as I got home and set up my computer, I was on Antec’s website ordering this to my doorstep.
Last year at CES Antec really showed off with their new Skeleton cases, power supplies and gaming cases. This year Antec has really taken things to the next level with a new line of cases, finally an update to the LanBoy case and some other really cool products. If you are a fan of Antec you are really going to like their 2010 lineup, let’s take a look!
One company with really a variety of products on display this year was Cooler Master. Up in their suite they had many different new products from both the main Cooler Master line and their Choiix line. They have new cases, power supplies, coolers, notebook coolers and even more! So let’s take a look at Cooler Master’s 2010 lineup.
Last year at CES 2009, Silverstone wowed us with the uniquely shaped Raven and the aluminum unibody Fortress, two high end gaming cases. Both cases are aimed at the high-level enthusiast market. This year, however, Silverstone recognized the economic stress the world’s having, and turned out some chasses in a lower price range. Additionally, it released updated versions of its HTPC, Mini-ITX, and gaming chassis lines, weighed in on USB3, and unified its power supply line under a single name.