Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/03/2013 07:55 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
We review the Cooler Master CM 690 III chassis, a new upgrade over the popular CM 690 II mid-towers. The looks might be the same, but every little mishap of the previous series has been upgraded and fixed including the interior as the HDD/SSD combo cage can be switched between 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives by adjustable trays without any screw. There's enough room for a 240mm liquid cooling radiator at the top or front, 120mm in the rear and supports up to 9 fans, including 3 large 200mm fans for extreme airflow. And cleaning is hassle free thanks to the multiple dust filters at the bottom, top, and front.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/24/2013 03:10 AM [ 37 comment(s) ]
We test and review the all new Corsair Obsidian 750D chassis. The chassis is of course based of its bigger brother the 900D which was recently released and embraced by the PC enthusiast community. The chassis is a sized down version of that big window side panel based chassis. Let's have a peek at what Corsair has to offer shall we ?
Today we'll do a review on the NZXT H series H630 Full tower PC chassis. The H630 is considered a high-end yet silent case offing a combo of features combined with a snazzy design. Add low acoustics and a great build quality and you summed it up. Let's find out if the H630 Full tower PC chassis lives up-to its reputation shall we?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/10/2013 08:14 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
We review the Phanteks Enthoo Primo, the chassis with probably the most difficult to remember name. This full Tower chassis however is impressive in style, quality and originality. You are going to see stuff you have never seen before. Unique implementations seems the fascinate me all the way. Not only is the Phanteks Enthoo Primo good looking but it is oozing with nice features. A great design chassis, tool free, lots of space, nice airflow and prepped for liquid cooling. Have a peek at we'll review today, the Phanteks Enthoo Primo.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/06/2013 08:07 AM [ 6 comment(s) ]
We review the Fractal Design Node 605, an all black, all cool and all silent HTPC chassis for Mini ITX up-to full ATX motherboards. For this HTPC chassis is all about style, storage, USB 3.0 options and an integrated three-speed fan controller. It's lovely to look at, has a decent size and sure, might be one of the better HTPC chassis we have tested to date.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/04/2013 07:45 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
We review the new Air 540 boom box, eeuhm chassis in the Carbide series of PC cases from Corsair. It has to be the most unusual product we have seen in a long time being cube shaped. But working our way through it we learned one thing, it is an absolutely innovative and impressive chassis. Something different, and we like that very much.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/13/2013 07:43 AM [ 6 comment(s) ]
We review the Fractal Design Arc Midi R2, an all black all cool and all silent PC housing for a wide variety of motherboards. This product is made with airflow and liquid cooling in mind to serve the more performance oriented PCs. You'll be excited about storage, style, USB 3.0 options and an integrated three-speed fan controller.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/26/2013 06:38 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
We review a new chassis from Corsair, it Obsidian 350D. It is the mini-me version of the new Obsidian 900D chassis. Not mid, not full, mini and this intended for small form factor PCs. Now the product might be tagged as mini, the details and features however are grand. Armed with a price much better then the 900D this might be the product a lot of you are on the lookout for.
We test and review the all new Corsair Obsidian 900D chassis. Not mid, not full, heck, this is a super tower. Probably one of the biggest products you have seen to date. It is highly configurable, has hidden options in every corner and a craftsmanship that will stun you.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/11/2013 07:37 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
We review the new Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 (Ghost White) Advanced chassis. And if you think it looks familiar, well it's because it is. The product we'll review today is the CM Storm Scout 2 'Advanced edition' aimed at you guys, the gamers. The new Scout 2 Advanced can be purchased in a Ghost White version which has has a predominantly white look with black inserts, we see a side window, and the side panels have been shaped differently as well. Inside again everything is white with black touches. Gorgeous really.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/05/2013 07:16 AM [ 25 comment(s) ]
In this review we have a peek at the Cougar Challenger, a mid-tower chassis that is loaded with options whilst remaining very affordable as it's priced competitive. It's different alright. The Challenger mid-tower case is particularly targeting gamers demanding for huge upgrade-ability capacity, nice airflow and optimized ventilation characteristics. Curious ? Well, let's have a peek then shall we ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/19/2013 08:37 AM [ 6 comment(s) ]
We review the Cubitech Mini Cube as it is the world’s first Mini ITX chassis supporting cable management behind the MB tray. With the fully aluminum Mini Cube, this brings Mini ITX to gamers whilst using up a minimum of space.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/12/2013 09:11 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
We review the Fractal Design Node 304, an all black all cool and all silent PC housing for Mini ITX and DTX motherboard. For this Mini-ITX ready chassis can you'll be surprised about storage, style, USB 3.0 options and an integrated three-speed fan controller. It's cute, tiny and probably the best looking Mini-ITX chassis we have tested to date.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/07/2013 08:44 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
Fractal Design released the R4 Black Pearl, an all black, silent and stylish mid-tower chassis. This ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX ready tower chassis can house a quite a bit of storage, has plenty of space to work in and is stylish in all its ways. The Define R4 features a front interface with USB 3.0 and an integrated three-speed fan controller behind the front panel door
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/14/2013 08:38 AM [ 2 comment(s) ]
We review the NZXT Phantom 630 Full tower PC chassis. Definitely gorgeous in many ways as the design is prolonging what we have seen in the past year or two when NZXT released their first phantom chassis, the features are grand and then there is so much more. What about a digital fan controller connected to a plethora of pre-equipped fans? Or an integrated SD card reader ? And then that design ...
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/14/2013 09:34 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
We review and test the Fulmo GT. Enermax has been going very strong with their power supply and fans. For a while now they also offer PC cases, and more recently they released what seems to be the biggest chassis I've ever laid my hands on. This chassis series has HPTX support for the bigger than biggest motherboards and some pretty cool features as well.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/02/2013 09:38 AM [ 9 comment(s) ]
We test and review the all new Cooler Master HAF XB mid tower chassis.The product is intended to be an easy to carry around chassis with but can also function as test-bench. Armed with rugged looks and a lot of features this might be a very interesting chassis to purchase. Have a peek at our full-blown review.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/03/2012 09:24 AM [ 9 comment(s) ]
We review the NZXT Phantom 820 Full tower PC case. Absolutely tasteful in many ways as the design is simply great, the features are grand and then the extras still need to kick in. What about a digital fan controller connected to a plethora of pre-equipped fans? And then that design ..
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/19/2012 08:49 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
The new budget chassis in the Carbide series of PC cases from Corsair would be the 200R, Corsair markets the product being entry-level, and with a 60 USD pricetag, we can not argue on that. These chassis remain to be good looking but really are feature rich products. Keywords here would be a nice design chassis, tool free, lots of of space, nice airflow and even prepped for liquid cooling.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/12/2012 06:07 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
We review the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 chassis. Nanoxia is a relatively new player in the chassis market, based in Germany they just released their Deep Silence 1, a very impressive chassis with some pretty terrific features. The DS1 comes in three models: Deep Silence 1 Silver, Deep Silence 1 Anthracite and Deep Silence 1 White. We test the standard black with its great looks and sound dampened version. As you'll notice very little is actually regular about this chassis, is it true what they say about German build quality?
We review the new Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker full tower chassis. and if you think it looks familiar, well it's because it is. The product we'll review today is the CM Storm Stryker chassis aimed at you guys, the gamers. The product however has for 98% the DNA of the CM Storm Trooper, hence why you probably recognize it. Aside from the subtle hints towards Star Wars (Stryker/Trooper), there are distinct differences though. The new Stryker has a predominantly white look with black inserts, we see a side window, and the side panels have been shaped differently as well. Inside again everything is white with black touches.
We review the Corsair Obsidian 550D mid-tower chassis. The end result is a mid-tower chassis with cool looks, low noise levels and the latest trendy features such as USB 3.0 front panel support, easy to clean dust filters and a solution that is once again pretty much tool free and comes in that scrumptious all black design.
We review the Cooler Master Silencio 650. With silent PCs becoming more important Cooler Master started designing a new Silencio chassis that's totally up-to snuff with the 2012 standards, requirements and features -- and then some more as hey .. it's Cooler Master and they are know for creative ideas and solutions inside any chassis. As such the Silencio 650 as shown comes with cable routing, all black interior and an extra retaining hole, sound dampening materials but also a fan controller, and get this a dual boot HDD switch. Yep, you can now switch in-between two HDDs. We'll explain later though.
We review the Corsair Vengeance C70 chassis. Priced at $139 Corsair's Vengeance C70 case comes with built-in carry handles to make it easier to haul your system around. It also features a steel front pane, eight PCI-E slots, two USB 3.0 ports, six SSD-ready hard drive bays, and 10 fan mounts, all in a military design and look. Oh and it has the coolest reset button ever !
SSF / MicroATX cases are typically smaller than typical ATX towers. This means that although the same standard hardware is supported, it is supported in lower quantities. Typically these boxes are used as a suitable HTPC home (home-theater personal computer), but with the looks the GIGAS offers, it would make a great gaming system as well as even lengthy graphics cards, ( up-to 320mm (12.5 inches) can be installed.