Xigmatek has just announced a brand new micro-ATX, the Aquila. It has a very unique design that actually suspends the frame between two large beams. This puts the frame at an acute angle, which actually makes room inside for large CPU coolers (18cm tall) and long graphics cards (33cm).
The Armor A30 is back in action with its variant of the Armor A30i, which is a cubical inspired case for PCs, recently introduced by the Thermaltake Company. The Thermaltake Company Ltd is a name well known in the field of power supplies, PC casings and the best cooling solutions as its tagline ‘cool all your life’ goes a long way.
BitFenix has just announced its newest creation from its design lab, the Phenom. The case features a clean , uncluttered styling and tremendous build flexibility, Phenom represents the perfect marriage of advanced functionality with next-level SFF design for a case that’s sure to be an instant classic.
I have always been a fan of Corsair cases. Corsair just gets it, their cases are elegant and don’t have any of the extras that users will simply not use. The Obsidian Series is the top of the line case series from Corsair and today we are taking a look at the Obsidian Series 350D case. The idea of this case is simple, take all of the best parts of the very popular 800D and 900D cases and put that into a micro ATX case. Micro ATX builds are great as many micro ATX motherboards offer the same features as full sized ATX motherboards, yet take up less space. This means a smaller case to lug around to LAN parties. Is the Corsair Obsidian Series 350D case perfect for your next micro ATX build? Read on as we find out!
BitFenix’s Prodigy case without a doubt is the most popular Mini-ITX case available. BitFenix has taken their Prodigy case and has turned it into a Micro-ATX case. They are calling it the Prodigy M and it is going to take the Micro-ATX market by storm!
Are you looking for a budget efficient motherboard which can rightly fit your needs and at the same time comes with reasonable performance? Well, the waiting is over since Gigabyte has released just the same kind of motherboard for the users. Gigabyte’s new F2A75M-DS2 motherboard is compatible with socket FM2 AMD CPUs and APUs which also includes the newest Richland’s platform. The motherboard isn’t exactly targeted at the overclockers since it offers a moderately low end 4+1 phase VRM for the socket FM2 and memory. It also uses a Micro-ATX form factor.
A new chassis has been announced for Mini ITX and Micro ATX motherboards by Anidees known as AI-4B. Other than this the case is compatible with a lot of numerous components and can offer you a lot more at first sight. Somehow the other we find AI-4B of almost the same design as the previous model AI-6 which also has the finishing of brush aluminum on the top and front panels. Front door can be hinged right or left depending on the users liking.
BitFenix’s Prodigy mini-ITX case is probably the most popular mini-ITX case out there. It not only has a sleek design it allows for longer graphics cards and other larger components. Mini-ITX limits you to a single graphics card so BitFenix went back and redesigned the Prodigy to support larger motherboards in the Micro-ATX form factor. At Computex they were showing off this case called the Prodigy M.
ASUS’s Republic of Gamers (ROG) products cater to gamers and hardware enthusiasts. Many of these same people attend LAN parties. No want wants to lug a huge system to a LAN party, it just is not fun. That is one of the reasons why ASUS has a “Gene” line of motherboards. These are micro ATX boards that are perfect for building a great LAN or small for factor system. Many people think micro ATX boards lack many features that normal ATX boards have, but the board we are taking a look at today is a ROG board. The ASUS Maximus V Gene features an all digital power delivery design in their Extreme Engine Digi+ II, a mPCIe combo card so you can add an mSATA SSD or a mPCIe card of your choice, ASUS’s own 8-channel Supreme FX III sound solution, CrossFireX and SLI support, and native PCIe 3.0 and USB 3.0. That is just the tip of the iceberg there are so many features in this board you won’t believe it is only a micro ATX board! Read on as we take a look…
Not that long ago we took a look at our first case from Fractal Design, the Arc Midi Tower and were very impressed. It seems the Swedish case maker has really been making great headlines over the past few months and we are excited to take a look at our second case from them the Define Mini, which is a mATX case. This case combines stylish, contemporary design with maximum functionality and noise absorbing features. Let’s take a look and see if Fractal Design has another winner here.
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