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!
Phanteks today introduces two variants of the Eclipse Series, the P400 and P400S (Silent Edition). The Eclipse P400 and P400S will be available in three colors: Satin Black, Anthracite Grey and Glacier White. The Eclipse Series P400 and P400s are compact midtowers that are easy for beginning PC builders that wants to create a clean and beautiful build.
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-M25 chassis. This small form factor (SFF) chassis offers ample storage options and a hot-swap HDD cage for advanced storage applications. The PC-M25 includes a hot-swap HDD rack where users can conveniently install and remove up to five 3.5″ drives with rubber suspension and without needing tools. The bottom HDD tray can mount an additional three 2.5″ or two 3.5″ drives. This makes a total of as many as seven 3.5″ hard drives for advanced RAID storage applications.
Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, has once again set the trend in liquid cooling technology by introducing the Core X5 and Core X5 Riing Edition Cube Chassis. The Core X5 series supports iTX, M-ATX, A-TX, E-ATX motherboards, and come with the exclusive Tt LCS Certified logo.
Softening the lines, changing the game, putting everything out there for everyone to see. NZXT takes ITX to a whole new level with a revolutionary design and uncompromising quality. Forged with groundbreaking manufacturing technologies, Manta is the world’s first case equipped with curved, structurally reinforced steel panels. Yielding double the cable management space and unparalleled liquid cooling support, this case sets a new standard for mini-ITX.
The Sharkoon DG7000 ATX Midi Tower, designed specifically for gamers, impresses with its unique appearance and astounding functionality. The case, made from robust materials, is suitable for gaming PCs. Thanks to an optimized cable management system the DG7000 always ensures a tidy appearance, which is viewed through the acrylic side window. On the bottom of the case, up to three 3.5″ hard drives and a power supply can be installed behind a stealthy panel.
Fractal Design’s Nano series has been very popular and they are adding a new case to the series in the form of the Define Nano S. The new case will allow you to build a compact system using a mini-ITX motherboard, but take full advantage of full size components. So for example you have room for dual-slot graphics cards up to 315 mm in length, ATX power supplies up to 160 mm in length, and even room for a 240 mm AiO liquid cooling unit!
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-Q04 Mini Tower Chassis for Mini-ITX systems. While not the smallest chassis Lian Li offers, this case gives builders a bit more breathing room without compromising its compact size. The enhanced vents are designed to mitigate any vibration or noise from case fans and maximize the cooling performance of the internal components themselves.
When Thermaltake launched their Core X cube cases they had the Core X1 (mini-ITX), Core X2 (micro-ATX) and Core X9 (E-ATX), so there was a pretty big gab between the Core X2 and X9. The X9 was just a little too big for many people so Thermaltake has come out with an ATX Core X Cube case which is the Core X5.
Earlier this week we reviewed the Core X71 full tower case, which was a pretty awesome case. Also announced at CES this week was the smaller Core X31. Thermaltake knows that many people do not have the need for the Core X71 so the Core X31 is for people who are just looking for a mid tower.
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