Reviews

8.0
Date: Oct 13th 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: Cases
NOX XTREME Moonlight

NOX XTREME Moonlight is the name of the newest case from NOX. This case is aimed at gamers looking for a light-weight performance midi-tower. Can a case from a relatively new company even begin to compete with offerings in the same class from established companies?

9.5
Date: Oct 5th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master RC-690

The Cooler Master RC-690 is their newest mainstream case. It combines the benefits of great aircooling, screwless design and compatiblilty with large graphic cards with solid steel construction. All this comes at a very affordable price point. The case can be had with or without a window.

8.4
Date: Oct 2nd 2007
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Sunbeam UFO Acrylic Cube Case

The UFO Acrylic Cube case from Sunbeam has a lot of unique features for a clear plastic case. The cube design is unlike other clear cases I've seen, and its compact size makes it great for smaller systems or users with space restrictions. There is a large amount of "WOW-factor" that comes with a case like this, and it is sure to turn some heads.

9.2
Date: Sep 29th 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: Cases
GIGABYTE 3D Mercury

3D Mercury is the name of GIGABYTE's first ever case with an integrated water cooling system. The case is aimed at first time water cooling buyers and is extremely easy to setup and maintain. Is this case worth the money or is it just another overpriced attempt to fuse a water cooling system and a chassis?

9.5
Date: Sep 3rd 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Cosmos RC-1000

The Cooler Master Cosmos is the company's newest high-end offering designed to be a follow up on the highly successful Stacker Series. The case did not only grow in dimension & weight but also offers a long list of new and unique features. You will find seperate hard drive drawers, four fans and foam covered side panels among many other details.

9.4
Date: Aug 11th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Thermaltake Mozart IP

Today, more and more consumers are adding PCs to their home theater systems. With the goal of using it to watch DVDs, listen to music and surf the Internet, these consumers want something that functions well and looks great. The Thermaltake Mozart IP helps bring all those features to the home theater, with the added bonus of an iPod dock that works with or without the PC powered on. Using the included Media Lab display and iMedian software, many functions are at the user's fingertips with an infrared remote control.

9.4
Date: Aug 1st 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Origen AE S21T HTPC Enclosure

The Origen AE S21T with a retail price of about $1000 is the company's flagship HTPC case. Its features like unique layout, incredibly solid construction, modern design, 12.1 inch full HD capable motorized dropdown touch screen and insane price are something you will not find in any other HTPC enclosure. It created a lot of waves as soon as first images surfaced on the Internet and was a big attraction at CeBIT this year.

9.0
Date: Jul 31st 2007
Author: djbbenn
In: Cases
GIGABYTE Triton 180

One of the biggest names around in the consumer computer world has a new case out called the Triton 180. GIGABYTE, well known for their motherboards and graphics cards has a reach on just about every product type out there in the computer market. So today we will see if their cases are as good as their other products.

9.1
Date: Jul 30th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Silverstone Sugo SG02 SFF chassis

The Sugo SG02 is a small form factor case for MicroATX motherboards which is based on the SG01 Evolution but brings it to the mainstream segment at a much lower price point. The interior of the SFF case is kept very simple but efficient, which makes installation a breeze, while the very unusual white color variant will certainly stand out on any desk, living room or LAN party and goes great with a silver optical drive or two.

8.8
Date: Jul 28th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Sunbeam Tuniq 3

The Tuniq 3 is a mid-tower ATX case boasting an aluminum front panel and a CCFL base, along with Sunbeam's 3D Core Fan and a windowed side panel. There are ten total bays to install drives and devices, all of which are tool-less. The PCI slots are tool-less as well, making it easier to swap out hardware. In fact, the Tuniq 3 offers a lot of features for less than $70 USD.

9.6
Date: Jul 26th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Lexa Blackline

NZXT has updated the Lexa series with a more affordable Blackline versions. The steel cases can be had with either blue or red lighting effects and feature all the bells and whistles of the original Lexa, but with an all black color. Aside from the awesome outside looks the Lexa features a clean interiour which has lots of space, even for the biggest video cards. An LCD display with three sensors completes the package.

7.1
Date: Jul 24th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
XClio 3060 Plus

Over the years, fans inside computer cases have more than doubled in size. Original case fans were 80mm, but more recent cases are including 140mm or even 250mm fans. The XClio 3060 Plus takes it one giant step further by including a huge 360mm side panel fan. Is bigger really better?

9.1
Date: Jul 13th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Thermaltake Soprano RS 101

The newest addition to Thermaltake's Soprano line of cases is the Soprano RS 101, an entry-level mid-tower boasting a glossy piano-black finish to the front bezel. With tool-less PCI slots and drive bays, a full sized window with a myriad of fan options and plenty of style, Thermaltake scores a big win for the budget-minded consumer.

9.5
Date: Jul 11th 2007
Author: D_o_S
In: Cases
Danger Den Torture Rack

Danger Den has been making water cooling blocks for ages. Now the company has decided to expand its portfolio and has started offering cases. Danger Den offers acrylic cases, with optional UV panels. Today, we take a look at the Torture rack - a case that is supposed to let you stress components to the max, provide adequate cooling for them, and make it easy for you to change over stuff quickly and efficiently.

9.2
Date: Jul 5th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Antec Sonata III

The Antec Sonata III is continuing the line-up with new looks, interior layout and a very solid and highly efficient EarthWatts 500W power supply. All this for a mere $149 USD, so we take a real close look and fill it with some high end hardware to let you know how it holds up.

8.4
Date: Jun 26th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Spire Pininfarina

The Spire Pininfarina is a very unique case, designed by the Italian design studio. The 6 mm thick aluminum and steel body make this case really heavy. It is a real back breaker if you plan to carry this one to a LAN party. The unique looks also continue with the butterfly doors, which make for some very simple installation.

8.1
Date: Jun 25th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Hush

The NZXT Hush is the newest case in their line-up. The name is also the main feature of this enclosure, as the interior is covered by noise reducing dampening foam. This includes the bottom, sides, front and top of the case. While the interior layout is not very unique, but the screwless design is a great addition and works well. As we are used to from NZXT the exterior design looks great, especially with the blue LED fan and lighting in the door.

8.9
Date: Jun 23rd 2007
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Sunbeam 3D Storm

One of the things I like about the Sunbeam 3D Storm case is the mesh front with washable open-cell foam to help keep dust from entering the system. The black mesh and the silver aluminum add a subtle touch of class to the case and give it a lot of style. The 3D Core Fan system adds greater flexibility to the positioning of the fans, as well as supporting up to four 120 mm fans. The Core Fan system works very well to help reduce component temperatures, especially with passively cooled components.

9.4
Date: Jun 19th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Stacker 832

The Cooler Master Stacker 832 is the company's biggest, baddest and by far most unique case. It is the third generation Stacker and has not only grown in overall dimensions but also has some very unique features. Screwless drive installation, mainboard tray and very quiet fans make this case perfect for high-end SLI or Crossfire systems.

9.2
Date: May 22nd 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
HighSpeed PC 'Top Deck' Tech Station large

If you are constantly changing components and playing with new hardware you sure have noticed that using a case is not the right way to do it. For years HighSpeedPC has been offering their easy to use Tech Stations that give you an open bench to work with. The new 'Top Deck' Tech Station removes one of the biggest problems of the original offering by placing the motherboard - just as the name suggests - on the top.

9.0
Date: May 21st 2007
Author: djbbenn
In: Cases
Lian Li PC-A12

Lian Li continues the expansion of their Classical Series cases, and today we take a look at one of the newest editions - The PC-A12. We'll take a look at the layout and features of this case to see if it's worth its 140 USD price.

7.5
Date: May 18th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Adamas

NZXT is well known for producing some very high quality components. The Adamas is constructed of 3 mm thick sheets of aluminum and only utilizes the best in materials and some very innovative engineering. A price tag of just under $200 US Dollars demands this quality as well as high expectations on compatibility and the installation process. We take a close look at every aspect of this case to let you know if it is worth it.

8.4
Date: May 11th 2007
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Sunbeam Quarterback

The Sunbeam Quarterback is a midtower ATX case with tool-less drive bays and PCI slots, Core Fan system, VGA vent and a side window. The front bezel adds a door that makes the case look as muscular as a quarterback, which definitely adds to its style.

8.4
Date: Apr 25th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Moneual LAB MonCaso 932 HTPC enclosure

The Moneual LAB MonCaso 932 series carries a price tag of just under $900, but features all the specifications to justify it. A 7" touchscreen LCD placed inside an incredibly solid all aluminum case, a great software and easy installation as well as the included keyboards are what you get for your money. We take a real close look at the case which costs more than most complete systems and let you know if it is worth it.

9.1
Date: Apr 10th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Thermaltake LANBOX Lite

The Lanbox Lite is geared toward the budget minded user, while still giving you all the benefits of its more expensive Lanbox brethren. With a large price difference of around 30-40 USD and no major differences, besides the front of the case, this is an easy choice for anyone wanting an affordable small form factor case. We try it out and let you know if it is just as good as the bigger, more expensive variant.