Reviews

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.

8.9
Date: May 17th 2009
Author: t_ski
In: Cases
Thermaltake Element S Case

Thermaltake says the new Element S case is designed for Pros: is that true? With a stylish black finish, no annoying lighting, anti-vibration side panels and room for up to seven hard drives and two SSDs that may just be the case.

9.0
Date: May 14th 2009
Author: erocker
In: Cases
AZZA Fantom 900

The AZZA Fantom 900 takes some cues from similar styled cases and gives its interpretation on how a budget minded mid-sized gaming case should be. With many cases that are out there for new builders and gamers wanting to save on money, we'll take a look at what sets the Fantom 900 apart from its competitors and why it's a solid choice for all.

9.8
Date: May 12th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian Li PC-B71 & Silent Force 650W

The Lian Li PC-B71 takes the same concept as the A7010 - which is already an excellent choice - and improves on it in many areas. You will get a whopping seven hot swappable SATA bays, with access to them from the front of the chassis, along with an incredible, sophisticated, metal locking mechanism for the mainboard expansion slots. This case may just be the one to inch closer to that perfect 10, even if it comes at a price.

8.9
Date: May 4th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Storm Scout

The CM Storm Scout is the newest additon to the gaming line-up of Cooler Master. It comes packed with a lot of gamer oriented features and mean looks. To top things off, the Scout features a built-in handle so you can carry your rig to that next big LAN party without breaking a sweat.

9.2
Date: Apr 27th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lian Li PC-A05N & Maxima Force 470 W

The Lian Li PC-A05N is an extremely compact chassis, which can still hold a full size ATX board, thanks to a unique interior layout. This should make the case a great choice for LAN party gamers or those looking to stuff as much in as little space as possible. Pair the case with one of those Lian Li Maxima Force power supplies and you have a great base for an ultra compact power house.