Reviews

9.1
Date: Nov 11th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master HAF 932

The Cooler Master HAF 932 is a great looking case with its industrial and rugged design. It sports two 230 mm fans to cool those parts to the max. Removable hard drive trays and plenty of space for large components, all packed up inside this steel case makes for a perfect combination.

9.8
Date: Nov 6th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian Li Tyr PC-X500

The X500 is the shrunk version of the already awesome Tyr PC-X2000 case by Lian Li. The larger brother already blew our socks off, featuring a unique layout, great design and lots of features. We take a close look at the Tyr PC-X500 in the hopes to find the same great feature set in a more compact enclosure.

9.7
Date: Oct 26th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian Li PC-A7010

The Lian Li PC-A7010 takes many of the features found in the Armorsuite or X2000 and wraps it into a sophisticated, but understatement clean look. Every feature within the case aims for ease of use, reliability and to deliver a quiet computing experience.

8.9
Date: Oct 1st 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Ikonik Zaria A20 ATX Case with SIM

The Zaria A20 is a unique chassis. Having features like a kick-start power button, interchangable side window, out of the ordinary fan placement are just some of the highlights. The optional SIM module gives you total access to your fans, their lighting and several thermal sensors within the Zaria A20.

6.9
Date: Sep 29th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian-Li XB-01 Xbox 360 Case

Lian-Li is known for their unique high-quality cases. They are now offering a chassis for the Xbox 360. The black case should finally make your console look good next to that fancy TV of yours. We pack the XB-01 with the consoles guts to see how it fares.

9.7
Date: Sep 23rd 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Chieftec Hi-Fi Series HM-02B HTPC Case

Chieftec's new HM-02B HTPC case has been specifically designed to support regular sized graphics cards and power supplies. Integrated in this very reasonably priced media PC enclosure are a VFD display, card reader and vibration dampening for optical and hard drives, making it one of the best choices on the market we encountered so far.

8.0
Date: Sep 23rd 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Aerocool Hi-Tech 7 Pro

The Aerocool Hi-Tech 7 Pro features a huge 400 mm fan which is the biggest ever seen on a computer case so far. Also included is a fan controller and thermal monitor up front. We fire the turbine up to see how that monster fan performs.

9.1
Date: Aug 9th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Akasa Omega

Akasa has taken the Mirage-62 case and has updated it using thick aluminum panels, adding air vents which also can be used for water cooling units and a stylish new front door. The mid-tower case features loads of space and some clever design choices to make it big enough for even the largest power supplies and longest graphics cards.

9.9
Date: Jul 23rd 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian-Li Tyr PC-X2000 HTPC/Gaming Chassis

Lian-Li is pulling out all the stops with the new Tyr case series. On our testbench is the X2000, which is not only the tallest case we have ever tested, but is packed with SATA backplates for six hard drives, three 140 mm fans and a long list of other features, too numerous to mention.

9.4
Date: Jul 22nd 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian-Li PC-V1010 Aluminum ATX Case

The Lian-Li V1010 is the successor of the very popular V1000. It now incorporates some of the new and unique features, which you will find in the X2000 or X500, at a much lower price point.

9.6
Date: Jul 16th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Hiper Osiris Aluminum ATX Case

The Hiper Osiris is the company's newest offering in the crowded case market. It features numerous improvements over the Anubis, while coming in at a lower price point. The case also comes in black or silver and successfully improves on everything we criticized in our Anubis review.

8.6
Date: Jul 8th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Apevia X-Supra Blue Special Edition

The X-Supra is a new mainstream case from Apevia, which features all the usual extras like a handful of colorful fronts, screw-less design and fan controller. On top of that you can go for a huge 250 mm side fan or a windowed variant with a smaller 120 mm fan. The special edition features a solid side panel.

9.1
Date: Jun 12th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Silverstone Temjin TJ07B

The Silverstone TJ07 has been on the market for quite some time, but still impresses every time you lay eyes on it. This is the reason you will see the case at every show, always filled with the latest and greatest in hardware. That is certainly enough reason for us to take a close look at the TJ07.

8.5
Date: May 29th 2008
Author: nflesher87
In: Cases
Raidmax Iceberg Elite Series Gaming Case

The Raidmax Iceberg is a sturdy case designed to suit the gamer who is also conscious of style. Coming stock with three 120 mm blue LED fans and a side panel window in addition to being quite sturdily constructed of aluminum, this case is made to please gamers.

8.5
Date: May 28th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Glacialtech Altair A380 HTPC Case

The Altair A380 is an affordable slim HTPC case, with a very clean look coupled with a very durable construction. The included power supply is 80 Plus certified and can easily power today's mATX boards with multi core CPUs. Also included is an infrared remote control which is compatible with Windows Vista.

8.8
Date: May 14th 2008
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Mountain Mods U2-UFO Choose Your Own Case

For nearly five years, Mountains Mods has been wowing the enthusiast community with their series of cube cases. Now Mountain Mods takes that to the next level with the classic U2-UFO design gone "Hyper Modular" with the "Choose Your Own" case. The possibilities are endless. How will you create yours?

9.4
Date: May 11th 2008
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Lian Li Armorsuit PC-P80R Spider Edition

In our CES 2008 coverage of Lian-Li you saw the awesome Lian Li PC-P80 R AMD Spider Edition case. These cases are just now coming through manufacturing, and TPU is one of the first sites in the world to bring you a detailed look at this new case. It features nearly everything an enthusiast could want, but is it truly the dream of an ADM/ATI fan?

8.8
Date: May 9th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Hiper Anubis

The Hiper Anubis is an incredibly sturdy chassis, which goes the "trusted and true" route. You will not find any fancy layout or interior screw-less system, but thumb screws instead. The beautifully designed front is one good reason to give the Anubis a little plaque with a unique serial number on it.

9.1
Date: May 2nd 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Centurion 590

The Cooler Master Centurion 590 is a very affordable entry level case that brings a lot of features from much more expensive enthusiast class enclosures. Its nine 5.25" drive bays offer ultimate expandability, large video cards will also find a comfortable home in it.

7.8
Date: Apr 28th 2008
Author: Volt
In: Cases
NZXT Tempest

The enclosure market is a one tough cookie. From what Tempest offers, NZXT is certainly bringing an advanced feature set to the entry-level crowd or people seeking simple design. If you're on a tight budget, want to save up some money for better performing hardware and don't care about premium features like a removable motherboard tray you should check out this case.

9.1
Date: Apr 12th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian-Li Armorsuit PC-P60

The new Lian-Li Armorsuit PC-P60 is a very elaborate case, which is quite different from the understatement shape of their usual enclosures. Three LED fans are built into the very detailed front door and a top airduct guides air out of the case toward the back. Even though the case retails at $269 it offers a lot of premium features justifying the cost.

9.7
Date: Mar 24th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Cosmos S

The Cooler Master Cosmos S is the "sport" variant of the original Cosmos chassis. Coolermaster has taken various aspects of the Stacker series and fused them with the original Cosmos case. The door is gone and the plastic top has been redesigned to fit a triple radiator of your choice. The new Cosmos S is also made of Aluminum which makes it much lighter.

9.6
Date: Mar 13th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lancool Metal Boned K7

The Lancool brand is created by Lian-Li and combines the flawless, understatement exterior with the sturdy bones of steel. This makes for the name "Metal Boned K7". The case is meant for LAN Parties and offers the same innovations found in the more expensive Lian-Li branded cases.

8.9
Date: Feb 28th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Apevia X-Jupiter Jr. G Type

The Apevia X-Jupiter Jr. is a very cool looking case at a very low price point. This means you can expect a flashy exterior with a traditional interior, making it a great budget LAN party case. The case comes features a door with integrated LCD temperature display and is available in a wide range of colors.

8.8
Date: Feb 18th 2008
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Sunbeam Acrylic HTPC Case

Today we takes a look at the new Acrylic HTPC case from Sunbeam. Aside from the fact that this case is completely see-through and UV reactive, what really sets this case apart from other HTPC cases is that this case features a total of eight internal 3.5" bays. This feature makes it possible to have multiple terabytes of media storage directly in the HTPC itself.