Reviews

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.

9.2
Date: Apr 26th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
In Win X-Fighter & Commander 750 W

The X-Fighter takes its inspiration from the Star Wars universe. In Win has gone to great length and created their own design around that aspect. The result is a very interesting chassis with a lot of unique features and one of a kind, animated LEDs, which are certain to draw a lot attention at the next LAN Party.

9.1
Date: Apr 19th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
DimasTech Bench Table Easy V2

The DimasTech BenchTable Easy is a metal overclocking/testing station with the possibility to hold large water cooling kits. Unlike some other tables out there, you can stuff this puppy with three optical drives, four hard drives and add double or triple radiators to the rig. On top of that, you can freely choose from a whole array of colors to customize the look of your own Bench Table.

8.2
Date: Apr 13th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Gigabyte Setto 1000 & ODIN 470W PSU

The Gigabyte Setto 1000 looks great on the outside, with its stylish aluminum front and choice of three different colors. The case goes all out on looks, but keeps to the bare minimum on interior features and the price tag as well. This is for all of you who want to pimp their entry level PC or simply want to steer clear of beige OEM enclosures on their first build.

8.9
Date: Mar 29th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Lancool Metal Boned K6

The Lancool Metal Boned K6 packs a lot of the exclusive new features found in the modern Lian Li cases in a sleek and clean designed case. The Lancool Metal Boned K6 is intended for LAN party gamers, wanting great construction quality and sturdiness in combination with the looks and engineering backbone one has come to expect from Lian Li.

8.1
Date: Feb 27th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Silverstone Fortress & Strider 750W

The Silverstone Fortress aims to shrink the same awe inspiring and award winning uni-body construction of the legendary TJ07 to a mid-tower case, while still offering modern functionality and all the bells and whistles one should expect from an enthusiast enclosure.

9.3
Date: Feb 11th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooler Master Storm Sniper

The CM Storm Sniper is Cooler Master's first offering of the new "CM Storm" branding. The gear is intended for the enthusiast, semi-pro or even professional gamer. That said, the Sniper is jam packed with unique features, all wrapped up on a beautiful design and incredible paint job.

8.8
Date: Feb 5th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NOX Coolbay HX Case & APEX 700W

Yes, the Coolbay HX looks similar to the Antec 900, but this chassis from NOX manages to score with additional features, a nice interior paint job and better cooling, making it a choice to be taken very seriously, especially considering the price point.

9.1
Date: Feb 2nd 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Ikonik Ra X10 SIM

The Ra X10 SIM case is the company's flagship model, featuring the unique software controllable fans and thermal monitoring system for the 13 included cooling fans. On top of that you will be able to stuff the Ra X10 with 10 hard drives, an eATX motherboard, multiple GPUs and a full compliment of external drives - with room to breath.

6.9
Date: Jan 5th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Whisper

The NZXT Whisper aims to give you the basis for silent computing with sound dampening all around the interior of the chassis. A large compartment design with the possibility of an eATX motherboard and a heavy duty front door, make for an interesting case.

8.0
Date: Jan 3rd 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
NZXT Guardian 921

The Guardian 921 is an interesting looking chassis, featuring a "shield" as a door and a "head" raised above the rest of the case with a temperature LCD screen. Included with the case are three temperature sensors that can be placed at important locations that need to be monitored.

8.6
Date: Dec 28th 2008
Author: Pinchy
In: Cases
In Win GD

The In Win GD case is a unique gaming case. The case has been designed with a futuristic/robotic theme and the chassis follows this on both the front and side. The innovative VGA Turbo Cooling Solution is a great way for gamers to keep their graphics cards cool when spending hours in-game.

8.8
Date: Dec 14th 2008
Author: erocker
In: Cases
Tagan A+ Diablo Advance & BZ700 PSU

Tagan is a company well known for their power supplies and in recent years have ventured into the case market. In a case market of limitless varieties see how the Tagan A+ Diablo Advance separates itself from the pack with high styling and an elaborate air cooling system that features good looks right out of the box.

9.3
Date: Dec 9th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
In Win Matrix

The In Win Matrix is a unique and extremely compact mATX enclosure. It looks good all around, thanks to a clever design and features a unique and well thought out interior. Despite its small size you can still fit in a regular graphics card and several harddisks.

7.8
Date: Nov 13th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Thermaltake Spedo Advanced Package

The Spedo Advance package looks like a modded and tuned sports car. There is plenty of space for optical drives and it can hold six hard drives. The three 230 mm fans cool that engine inside the chassis.

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.