Reviews

9.0
Date: Jan 30th 2010
Author: Fitseries3
In: Cases
Mountain Mods Ascension Crystal Ship CYO Case

The Mountain Mods "Ascension Create Your Own" Series cases promise to be the ultimate customizable case for the PC enthusiast. The new Crystal Ship version offers acrylic panels to show off your PC's inner workings. The optional new XL-ATX motherboard tray can easily house the new ten slot enthusiast motherboards. Just how customizable is it and what new options is MountainMods offering?

8.7
Date: Jan 24th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master ATCS 840

The Cooler Master ATCS 840 revives the line of cases which essentially made the brand so popular in 2001. It will be interesting to see if the chassis is worthy to carry such an illustrious name and if it can light that same spark of awe and respect for the now established brand.

7.5
Date: Jan 7th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Thermaltake Element V

The Element V is the largest case in Thermaltake's series intended for the professional user. The case features large fans with selectable lighting colors and adjustable rotation speed, all packed into a black and red eATX full tower case.

9.0
Date: Dec 28th 2009
Author: Fitseries3
In: Cases
Vidabox vCase3 HTPC Case

The vCase3 is a low profile HTPC case aimed at the DIYers out there who want an elegant yet simplistic design to house even the wildest of HTPC systems while not breaking the bank. Today we take a closer look at what the case has to offer.

6.8
Date: Dec 15th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Thermaltake WingRS 301

The WingRS 301 is aimed at the budget user, carrying an affordable price tag of around 40 €. It features a black exterior and plastic carrying handle. Considering the large choice of enclosures at this price range, it will be interesting to see see what the WingRS brings to the table.

8.9
Date: Dec 6th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian Li PC-B25FB KingMod Edition

The Lian Li PC-B26FB stuffs the high quality interior we have come to expect into an edgy and fairly elaborate exterior. Along the clean lines and top cover with two additional fans, you get a large, blue ring of light in the front. The CaseKing KingMod Edition adds sound insulation material to the chassis to drown out some of the noise the PC makes.

8.2
Date: Nov 30th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Tempest EVO

NZXT has taken the Tempest chassis and updated it with numerous small and large improvements. Now called the Tempest EVO it does not only feature design updates but new additions in fuctionality as well. All this, while keeping the same introductory MSRP as the original.

9.2
Date: Nov 5th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Corsair Obsidian 800D

Corsair takes their game to a new high with the Obsidian 800D, offering a full tower chassis with the company's unique device. The case does not only look massive, but also houses four hot-swappable hard drive bays along with an excellent cable management system and a window to show off the guts of the system.

9.1
Date: Nov 3rd 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lancool Dragonlord PC-K58

The Dragonlord PC-K58 may not have the same bite as the K62 when it comes to looks, but has the exact same amazing internal functionality and the same feature set. So the Dragon may not look as dangerous but still manages to scorch things up on our review - at a significant discount.

9.5
Date: Oct 28th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian Li PC-V351R

The Lian Li PC-V351 is one ultra compact enclosure, without many of the expected shortcomings. It can swallow a big CPU cooler and long graphics card while managing to keep things cool and quiet. You even have the choice of up to 6 colors - a first for an all aluminum enclosure.

7.9
Date: Oct 20th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Lab Test Bench

The Cooler Master Lab is their first test bench unit and scores with some extremely compact dimensions along with the possibility to install a full size ATX board. We take a close look to see how it stacks up to the competition from the specialists like DangerDen or DimasTech.

8.1
Date: Oct 17th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Lexa S

The Lexa S is an updated version of the classic Lexa and Lexa Blackline Series, which goes into a totally different direction. With a much lower price point it is stuffed with a radically different set of features along with four, white bladed fans, a fan controller and the possibility to use a dual radiator within the case. These are just some of the numerous new features of the Lexa S, while the review goes into all the details.

8.9
Date: Sep 24th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Origen AE M10

Origen AE has taken their legendary construction quality down to a mini ITX platform with their newest HTPC chassis - the M10. It is made of two thick pieces of aluminum and features an external, passive 150W power brick - two aspects you won't get anywhere else. But is this enough to justify the 400 Euro price tag?

8.9
Date: Sep 17th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lancool Dragonlord PC-K62

The Lancool PC-K62 is the high-end model of the Dragonlord Series. It comes stuffed with four fans, screw-less systems everywhere you look within that black interior and a cool looking window to top things off. We go in for the kill to see if we can tame the Dragon.

9.4
Date: Aug 11th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Thermaltake Luxa2 LM100 Mini

The Luxa2 LM100 Mini is the smallest HTPC enclosure of that brand in the line-up. It can fit a mini-ITX board, but does it manage to deliver a compact and concentrated dose of all the features we look for in an HTPC chassis?

8.5
Date: Aug 10th 2009
Author: erocker
In: Cases
AZZA Spartan

In a market saturated with mid-tower computer cases there are countless designs and different features to choose from. The one choice most people can agree on is getting a good value for their money. AZZA is trying to make this choice easier by offering the Spartan, a case with bold looks for gaming at a low price.

7.8
Date: Jul 13th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Thermaltake Element T

The Element T is the most affordable case in the Element family from Thermaltake. It aims to please both the the professional user and the mainstream gamer. This is certainly no easy task, but he case has space for up to six hard drives, an excellent construction and clean looks along with a large red LED fan up top.

8.9
Date: Jul 8th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Xigmatek Midgard

The Xigmatek Midgard aims to redefine the mainstream case segment by packing it full with all kinds of features. From plenty of fan mounts to screw-less systems everywhere, along with an all black interior and a low, low price tag of $60. That is bound to get our attention, so we take a real close look, but will it manage to do away with the doubts?

8.4
Date: Jul 6th 2009
Author: Fitseries3
In: Cases
Scimitar Computers Vertex Pyramid Case

The Vertex is a very unique HTPC chassis. Shaped like a pyramid and constructed of solid metal sheets along with a choice of three colors, the case is certainly an eye catcher. The chassis is currently available in very limited quantities, but you can count on us to get one of them to fill up with hardware for your viewing pleasure.

9.1
Date: Jun 21st 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Panzerbox

The Panzerbox intends to mow down the competition like a tank, as it is aimed at the uncompromising LAN party gamer. The compact case has all the space for large components to pack quite the punch. We take the case for a spin to see if it delivers more than just a menacing look.

8.8
Date: Jun 18th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Gladiator 600

The Gladiator 600 is another entry into the fray what some may call the "mainstream case market". We tear the case down from all angles to let you know if it can keep up with today's expectations and deserves the Gladiator name and if it is a worthy evolution from the Centurion.

8.5
Date: Jun 16th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Beta

The NZXT Beta is an extremely affordable enclosure with a sub 50 US Dollar price tag. We take a close look at the case to see if any corners were cut to keep the price down or if NZXT managed to combine usabilty, a solid feature set with that low, low price tag. In other words: will it come across as cheap or affordable?

8.0
Date: Jun 5th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Chieftec Dragon CH-07B-R

The Chieftec CH-07B is the newest line-up to the Dragon Series and is aimed at the gamers out there. It can be had in black or red and comes stuffed to the rim with LED equipped fans to keep your hardware cool within the extremly sturdy steel enclosure during those hot fire fights.

9.8
Date: May 31st 2009
Author: erocker
In: Cases
Thermaltake Luxa2 LM300 Touch Pro

The Luxa² LM300 Touch Pro is a new HTPC enclosure for the discriminating home entertainment enthusiast. While Luxa² is a relatively new brand, they are a division of Thermaltake who are no strangers to HTPC cases and accessories. With features such as all aluminum construction, a touchscreen LCD and fully integrated media software, the LM300 Touch Pro seems to be the total package in terms of a complete multimedia enclosure.

9.2
Date: May 24th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master HAF 922

The Cooler Master HAF 922 is not just a smaller version of the very cool looking 932. It manages to improve things in many areas, to look even cooler, be even more affordable and possibly strike more fear and awe into your opponent at that next LAN party.