If there is one area of the PC world that is difficult to release something unique in, it would be cases. While it might seem that the possibilities are limitless, the truth is there are a very tight set of requirements to which builders must conform. These guidelines result in manufacturers churning out case after case that are essentially the same thing. Sure they may add this plastic bit here, or convert something else to be more tool less there, but at the core they are the same. This has had both positive and negative effects. The case mod scene comes from the desire for individuality in this sea of indistinguishable parts and has resulted in some impressive builds. However, many are left building their machines within the strict confines allowed by their cases. Fortunately for those of us looking for something unique and appropriate there are still some companies thinking outside the box. Today we will take a close look at the Phanteks Enthoo Primo full tower case and see if Phanteks is one of these companies.
NZXT’s Phantom case really brought NZXT into the spotlight. The case was just awesome, a unique design, built in fan controller and much more. The case became so popular we saw many custom PC makers using it and component companies using it to demo their products. Since its release it is now available in red and even pink and NZXT released a value version of the case (Phanton 410). The big surprise from NZXT this year was the Switch 810. Another full tower case that again became a leader in the case market. Now just in time for the holidays we have what would happen if you took the best features from the Switch 810 and Phantom and put them into one case. The case is the Phantom 820 and it features 4 included cooling fans, integrated HUE lighting system, 4 channel digital fan controller, removable hard drive cages, USB 3.0 support and much more. Read on as we take a look at this case!
We have seen so many full tower cases. This is to accommodate the larger XL-ATX motherboards that we have been seeing lately and just to have the extra room for large liquid cooling setups. One of the most impressive cases we saw this year at CES was the Switch 810 from NZXT. NZXT really took their time designing this case to give you so many different cooling options as well as adding features that are just not on other cases. The case comes equipped with four 140mm cooling fans, room for up to 7 hard drives, support for XL-ATX motherboards, USB 3.0 support and much more. So let’s just jump right in and take a look.
The NZXT Switch 810 Full Tower case was the talk of CES. Everyone we knew was talking about it and NZXT gave us an awesome overview of the case in their suite. Fast forward a few months and we have our own Switch 810 in the office and today we are going to be unboxing it! This case comes equipped with four 140mm fans, room for 7 hard drives, support for XL-ATX motherboards and a whole slew of other features. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
We all know Rosewill as Newegg’s house brand. They made all different types of products from cases to network adapters. What’s great about Rosewill is many of their products are very low cost and help you save money when you are building a new system. Today we are taking a look at one of the largest Rosewill products we have ever looked at. The Thor V2 is a Full Tower case that is ready for your gaming system. It supports XL-ATX motherboards, has three 230mm fans and one 140mm fan included, supports long video cards up to 330mm and has room for 8 hard drives! Did we mention we were sent the white version which looks awesome!
It has been quite sometime since we have taken a look at a product from Rosewill, today we are checking out one of the largest! The Rosewill Thor V2 is a full tower case with all of the features you would want in a full tower case and many more. The case can fit XL-ATX motherboards, has 10 expansion slots, has three 230mm fans and a single 140mm fan, supports long video cards up to 330mm, a dual fan controller and much more! Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
When Cooler Master released the Cosmos case a few years ago it was truly something new and revolutionary. They followed it up with the Cosmos S, which gave it a more streamlined look and took away the front door. Our own staff member Colin Dean still uses that case to this day. Back in 2011 at CES we saw a prototype of the new Cosmos that Cooler Master was going to release later in the year. We were excited, but we had no clue when it was going to be released. Right before CES this year Cooler Master announced the Cosmos II. A massive case with support for up to 13 hard drives, 5 included fans with support for up to 10 fans, 2 hot swap hard drive bays, and it can fit motherboards up to XL-ATX. Read on as we check this beast out!
As we said in our NZXT CES 2012 coverage we were shown a brand new case that NZXT was about to launch. This case is one of the most impressive cases I’ve seen from NZXT and one of the most impressive cases that I saw at CES this year. The case launches today worldwide and you can pick it up for $169.99! Some of the features include hybrid fins on the top of the case that can be opened and closed, support for 280mm radiators and up to 10 fans, 2 removable hard drive cages for up to 7 hard drives, 9 expansion slots, USB 3.0 and much more. Read on to check out our video overview of this amazing case!
I have been reviewing Thermaltake cases for quite some time and over that time period I have looked at both good and bad cases. One thing I’ve always liked about Thermaltake cases was that they were geared towards gamers and were really stylish and flashy. Thermaltake sort of went away from that look with the Element series of cases, the newer Armor cases are more on the lower-end and the Level 10 cases are out of most people’s price range. So where is the happy medium for gamers and modders that want a Thermaltake case? I believe they have answered with the Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Case. This case features 3 fans, 2 of which are LED fans, included hard drive dock, USB 3.0 ports and much more. Let’s check it out!