Swedish case maker Fractal Design showed us its line of cases, from the flagship Define series originally introduced in 2009 to two new lines introduced when the company entered the North American market last year: the minimalistic Core series and the highly affordable Arc series. Also on display was a pair of cases by case modding great Bill Owen of MNPCTech. ThinkComputers’ Colin Dean talks to Fractal Design’s Dan Grossman in this video interview.
At CES 2012, In Win is showing off some things you might have already seen, and others you’ve never seen. Ray with In Win showed us their power supplies, a revised Dragon Rider chassis, along with a couple concept designs and the super limited edition XFRAME. Each chassis is sleek while being super accessible. For example, on the XFRAME, In Win has included a lockable panel that holds all of the screws, and motherboard standoffs. Also, the XFRAME is truly a limited edition. Each XFRAME will be individually numbered, and it’s rumored that the numbers may not go past triple digits.
This year at CES Thermaltake had quite a lot to show us. We all loved the Level 10 GT and now they have the Level 10 GTS, which is a smaller version of the case. Thermaltake is also launching a new line called “Chao” which is focused on style, they showed us quite a few different Chao products. One of the coolest things at the Thermaltake suite was a custom modded Level 10 GT that had a “Mayan” theme. Read on to see what all Thermaltake had to show us this year at CES 2012!
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.