This past January at CES Deepcool showed us a prototype of a Micro-ATX case that had sort of a Steampunk design to it. That prototype would later become the Deepcool Steam Castle, which we have in to review today! This case really stands out with its design and will definitely get some attention if you are attending a LAN party or other computer event. Besides its unique look the case also supports both micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards, has room for 5 hard drives, full size ATX power supplies and lots of room for cooling. Let’s take a look…
Lian-Li has just announced their brand new bushed aluminum PC-T80 DIY test bench. This test bench is an update to the original PC-T60. The PC-T80 will feature the same high-quality and simple design that the PC-T80 had, but also adds radiator support (something most test benches don’t have) and a more modular design.
In this instance, we will be looking closely at the (CA-S340W-W1) in short the NZXT S340 / White Edition. Its boxy look’s are nice and practically chocked full of all the ideas that professional “Mod Men of the past” have been custom building and crafting into their own builds for years. In fact, this author was given an opportunity to patent one of these ideas featured in this very case many moons ago, but I was lazy and I passed on the occasion. Well no one is perfect I guess, including this lazy reviewer. The great abundance of flare and near modder’s styling makes this NZXT S340 the “Box that Rocks” and as you can see this reviewer is a fan already, but not all of us see things the same way, so let’s get this NZXT party started.
AZZA has been one of these companies in the case building business and for a while now and they have a following but the m-itx small form factor cases are new and still manufacturers are having a hard time getting the designs just right and the smaller the better for them but the simplicity of the build is an issue too. After all, some of these cases require a builder with a degree in mechanical engineering to put one together and there have been some winners and losers for this complex mini case dominance and some case companies have gone almost exclusively small form factor while others are just offering a choice of smaller cases to fill the gap between all the case form factors and designs. AZZA is following that latter plan. This review looks at the AZZA Z m-itx Case model (CSAZ-103) and it’s priced at $59.99 to $79.00 US Dollars and can be obtained from online outlets and brick and mortar stores everywhere AZZA cases are sold.
Today, the BitFenix Lab is releasing our latest achievement in chassis design – Pandora. Combining a fresh and clean modern look with never-before-seen functionality in a slim form factor, Pandora represents the next level of BitFenix case design.
Phanteks announce the release of the Enthoo EVOLV, a mATX/mITX chassis with a beautiful all aluminum exterior. The EVOLV’s unparalleled design features an all new quick release system for the outer panels. The EVOLV supports many high end PC components while maintaining a minimalist design.
Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, introduces Core V51 window mid-tower chassis, a new member of the Core Series, which now comes after the launch of Core V71 and Core V1, retaining the curved metal mesh look and delivering an outstanding cooling performance with the compatibility for extensive DIY/AIO LCS and the air cooling units that the series is known for.
Forged from strong, cold-‐rolled steel, the S340 exudes an air of confidence that only the most durable of cases is capable of exhibiting. Axing the optical bays and relocating the HDDs to a lower position opens the case up like never before, making this one of the easiest cases to build in ever.
Sharkoon Technologies has some pretty cool products and today they announced the availability of its newest m-ITX and uATX cases, the new CA-I and CA-M aluminum PC cases. The CA-I measures and almost cubed form of 213 x 225 x 259 mm and features support for mini-ITX motherboards, two top-placed USB 3.0 ports are standard on this new case and two front-facing USB 2.0 connectors with one 3.5-inch drive and one 2.5-inch drive bay, it also includes an added 120 mm fan installed on the top blow-hole panel.
Dec 11, 2014 0