This Fractal Design Define R5 is not the first Define R5 to be assembled. There have been others before it and they are the Mid-tower silent partner series of the Fractal Design Label. The Fractal Design Define R5 is made for the addition of plenty of parts, custom and not so custom, all in one units, but also it is made for less noise, deadening vibration, and built to a high of standard of quality and excellence in and out that seem to defy their economical prices. An example is the Power Button looks like it belongs to a luxury car and the outer steel and inner insulation is hefty and you know by just having these parts in your hand that you are not just picking up some cheap lightweight panel cover. The steel panel is heavy and the window is beautifully clear and the isolation is thorough but not interfering even in cable management which is a trade off most take in stride when buying a quiet and insulated case.
I start this review by simply noting the unique model number of BG001, because for be quiet!, the Silent Base 800 Computer Case is the very first case from be quiet! and the Orange flavor is the very first in the series of three cases from this German computer parts supplier. This new case has hit the ground running and we at Think Computers have been given a distinct privilege to review it, so it’s a little historic for us to write on a case that is the very first in a total line of 3 cases as of this review. The BG001 is the Orange version, the BG002 is the Black version, and the BG003 is the Silver version. The accent colors of the case is really the only difference you find which gives you three different color combinations to choose from. The internal rubber colors are black, silver or orange as in the one that we are testing in this review.
We gave you the scoop on this case last week as we saw it at CES, but now Antec has officially announced the P380. This case will set as their flagship chassis for 2015. The case is part of the companies award-winning Performance One series.
Antec was showing off their next flagship case at CES 2015. This case is the P380 and it does look quite promising. The case can fit E-ATX, SSI-CEB, HPTX, XL-ATX, ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards, so you are pretty much covered with everything there.
SilverStone’s RVZ01 case has been quite popular for the company and they are following it up with the RVZ02. If you know about the RVZ01, you know it is an extremely small and compact case. Well SilverStone was able to make the RVZ02 even smaller! It has a volume of only 10 liters compared to the 14 liters of the RVZ01.
The Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL Case is a tribute to a product that has no boundaries. This case is made for users as simple as the casual multi-fan only air cooling solutions user, to the AIO (All in One) Liquid cooling solutions guys, all the way up to the ultimate in high grade, high priced custom looped solutions of the very imaginative minds of Pro-Modders around the Globe. This case can satisfy the tastes of everyone for one very simple reason. They did it right the first time and it doesn’t need to be re-done to make do or create a way to make a custom water cooling loop work in this case. This case has been engineers alone and not meeting room full of bureaucrats all unilaterally jockeying for their next promotion and not knowing thing one about what they are talking about especially how the Enthusiast and Pro-Modders wants needs or desires. A lot of companies have gotten so big they forgot what they were doing in the first place and spin out a variation of the same product year after year and so on.
Lian Li has made cases for years, and they are still making cases, but this one is a little different. Lian Li’s newest computer case is in the form a glass desk. A clear center with black glass around the sides allow you to see what’s underneath your desk, which is a drawer filled with your computer!
Always paying attention to what their customers are asking for has led Phanteks to great success. Thankfully they haven’t stopped and as a result they’ve brought a full ATX version of their extremely popular Enthoo Evolv case to CES.
IN WIN definitely has a flair for creating unique art like cases and the S-Frame was no exception. Folded from a single two meter sheet of aluminum this hand bent case is beautiful to look at.
Thermaltake’s Core V Series has been extremely popular, especially with their latest Core V21 and Core V1 cases. It is time for a new Core series, which has launched today with three cases. Each case has a cube-like design and they are made to be builders cases, which means they are very easy to work in, have interchangeable parts, have lots of air are water cooling options, and fit some of the largest components possible. The Core X series starts with the Mini-ITX Core X1, then moves up to the Micro-ATX Core X2, and finally finishes off with the big-boy Core X9 that supports E-ATX motherboards. Today we will be taking a look at the Core X1, it has room inside for 4 hard drives, a mini-ITX motherboard, 3-slot full-size graphics card, CPU coolers up to 200 mm and a full-size ATX power supply. Let’s get started!
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