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Antec Teases New Open-design TORQUE Case on Social Media

In a move that may have been premature, if the information only being available on Antec India's Facebook page is anything to go by, we got word of their new TORQUE case coming to the market soon. It adopts the ever-growing trend of open cases with flat metal sections combined with tempered glass pieces, and the released image also brings up comparisons to the Cougar Conquer we reviewed last year. Indeed, the comments on the social media post do not help Antec's case either with the majority pointing out the similarities rather than discussing more about the case.

As it is, the Antec TORQUE is a full size case with e-ATX motherboard support alongside seven PCI slot covers in an aluminum body with at least one tempered glass side panel held in place with multiple screws. A black and red color scheme provides some color aside from the usual monotone, although now it looks similar to a case mod by a Thai modder for a Thermaltake competition in 2016. Other features include a USB 3.1 (likely Gen 2) Type-C connector on the front, and Antec claims "amazing airflow" which is challenging in open cases such as this. Let me know what you think about the Antec TORQUE in the comments section below, as well as whether such designs are to your liking or not.

XIGMATEK Intros the Glaive Mid-tower Case

Xigmatek today introduced the Glaive, a case that hardens its designers' stance on horizontally-compartmentalized layout. Not only is there a solid partition between the two compartments when viewed from the left side, there's also a separate side panel for the bottom compartment, which opens up from the right site. The front side, and the left side-panel covering the upper compartment, are made of 4 mm-thick tempered glass, held together by thumb-screws. Black steel with matte finish make up the bottom compartment cover, the monolithic right side-panel cover, and the top panel, which has front connectivity.

The motherboard tray of the Xigmatek Glaive has room for graphics cards up to 36 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 17.5 cm in height. There are slots for three 120 mm front intake fans, although you can only install a 240 mm x 120 mm along it, since the partition stretches all the way till the edge of the bottom fan. The two 140/120 mm exhausts along the top panel come with a detachable dust filter. A rear 120 mm exhaust completes the ventilation. Storage options include two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive trays, and two 2.5-inch mounts behind the motherboard tray. Front-panel connectivity includes two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 type-A, and HDA jacks. Expect this case to be priced around $50.

Deepcool Launches MATREXX 55 ATX PC Case

Deepcool is a company that was built with the vision of providing the finest PC DIY solution for worldwide customers by constantly seeking innovative breakthroughs. Building on the successful achievements in its previous featured computer cases, today Deepcool launches Matrexx 55- Supports E-ATX motherboard, full sized tempered glass; extreme performance; RGB SYNC.

Full sized 4mm thickness, tempered glass side panel and a front panel give the case a unique look to perfectly show off your inner structure. Optimized airflow is guaranteed with large air intakes on two sides of the front panel and an air exhaust in the back and on top, to keep your components cool. Comes with expandable RGB lighting system and includes a pre-installed RGB strip in the front, which is easily controlled by manual button or via the motherboard; Additionally extra connectors are ready to SYNC with the motherboard to control any combination of DEEPCOOL/GAMER STORM 12V RGB devices.

Kolink Announces the Levante: Ultimate Budget Computer Case

Kolink have become a brand which works to bring quality, comprehensive case solutions, at an affordable price. The Levante is no exception - it offers quality design, fantastic value and pre-installed RGB fans/controller, featuring a double tempered glass panel design, full mesh front, PSU shroud, four pre-installed RGB Fans, an RGB controller and remote for just £72.95.

The case was designed with double glass panel design to show off RGB internals, but with the full mesh front and 12 small vents located in the top to provide that much needed airflow for high performance gaming builds.

Xigmatek Intros Scorpio Micro-ATX Case

Xigmatek today introduced the Scorpio tower-type micro-ATX case. The case appears to be a shrunk down version of the Prosper. Its main design elements are the see-through front and left side panels. While the front panel is made of tempered glass, the side panel is acrylic, with a reflective "mirror-like" finish. Although it looks otherwise in the pictures, there are no fans included with the case. You still get two 120 mm front intakes, two 120 mm "bottom" intakes positioned along the horizontal partition, and one each top and rear 120 mm exhausts.

The bottom compartment of the Xigmatek Scorpio, accessible from the right side, gives you access to the PSU bay and two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive bays. Two additional 2.5-inch drives can be mounted along the reverse side of the motherboard tray. The tray serves up room for graphics cards up to 33 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 15.3 cm in height. Coarse dust filters line the PSU air intake, and the top exhaust. Front panel connectivity includes one each of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0/1.1 type-A ports, and HDA jacks. Available now, the Scorpio is priced at 30€.

Corsair Announces Carbide Series SPEC-06 RGB Case

Corsair, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today unveiled the latest addition to its Carbide Series of enthusiast PC cases, the CORSAIR Carbide Series SPEC-06 RGB. A tempered glass side panel and RGB-lit front panel showcase and highlight your build, while Direct Airflow Path design delivers cool air to the systems hottest components and keeps your PC ahead of the curve.

With a beautiful tempered glass side panel, the SPEC-06 RGB allows you to show off your system in style, highlighted by a stunning RGB-lit curve recessed into the distinctive front panel. The integrated RGB front lighting is easily controlled by a built-in three-switch controller that adds dramatic illumination to your system, with seven different colors, two lighting speeds, and five color shifting modes including color wave, heartbeat, rainbow wave and more. Let your PC shine bright with vibrant patterns or stick to solid colors to match your setup.

Be Quiet! Announces Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 Case

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, announces Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2. This updated PC chassis implements significant upgrades, emphasizing its pole position in the modular and silent full tower case segment. With the release of Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 and its introduction of new and innovative features, be quiet! successfully demonstrates how forward-thinking and listening to customer and industry feedback improves overall end-user experience.

Like the original case, Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 leaves nothing to be desired due to its modular design, enabling numerous options for optimal component placement. The removable motherboard tray is installable in six different positions, accommodating all types of motherboard form factors, up to E-ATX or XL-ATX. Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 offers unbeatable flexibility and compatibility, providing a perfect enclosure for enthusiast-level configurations, water cooling and overclocking builds, whisper-silent systems and higher-end workstations. For storage components, the case offers abundant mounting space, supporting the installation of up to 14 solid state drives, seven HDDs, and two optical drives. Invertible along with the motherboard tray, one new feature is the highly requested PSU shroud used to hide cables and drives. The power supply cover also offers additional mounting options for an SSD and 120 mm fan. Unused drive slots are now equipped with partially or fully removable HDD slot covers, covering unused mounting holes for a clean interior and perfect cable management.

ASUS Intros Tinker Fanless Aluminum Case

ASUS rolled out the Tinker Fanless Aluminium case, a custom-design case for the Tinker Board and Tinker Board S hobby-kits by ASUS that rival Raspberry Pi. The case is built from a block of aluminium with brushed-metal finish; which opens from one side (rear), held together by a single thumb-screw. It has cutouts for all of the Tinker Board's ports and connectors - four USB, an HDMI output, Ethernet, DC-in, two card slots, and slots for the optional WLAN module. The case has enough room to let you mount the SoC heatsink that's included with Tinker Boards. The case measures 90 mm x 67 mm x 36 mm (WxDxH).

SilentiumPC Expands Armis Case Series with Mid-Range AR3 Models

The newest addition to SilentiumPC lineup, the Armis AR3, is a modern midi-tower chassis offering subtle styling and unparalleled practicality. The unique signature of the Armis series includes design cues such as the bold front vents for high-level airflow and the movable I/O panel. Armis AR3 is available in three different versions:
  • This regular base version comes with a full metal side panel and the special "blackout" button, which turns all HDD and power LEDs off for complete stealth, especially useful for night rendering/simulation sessions.
  • TG version features tempered glass side panel, which combined with great value for money offers a great start for future RGB build.
  • TG RGB version comes fully packed with interior illumination and built-in internal control box. Supporting all major motherboard RGB systems or manual control via front switch, the AR3 is the ready-to-go RGB solution on a budget.

Antec Introduces P7 Window & P7 Silent Mid-Tower Cases

Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, presents the latest mid towers: the Antec P7 Window and P7 Silent. With these cases, Antec expands its award-winning Performance Series of feature-rich cases which offer plenty of space for graphics cards with a length of up to 390 mm and effective ventilation, making them particularly suitable for gamers. In addition, the stylish chassis offer enough space for drives and a 360 mm radiator. A special eye-catcher for the P7 Window is the side panel made of acrylic glass as well as the green or red accent strips at the front of the case.

The P7 Silent features sound dampening material (0.6 mm SGCC + Plastic) to block noise. The front panel with brushed metallic effect can be disassembled independently, for a neat and simple building experience. Thanks to the relocatable and removable 3.5" HDD cage, users can configure the system the way they want, with the ability to relocate or remove the hard drive cage within the P7. The cases come with additional 3 PCI-E Slot covers in tool box. The cases are now commercially available from 48,90€ (suggested retail price including VAT).

ENERMAX Reveals OSTROG ADV RGB and SABERAY White Cases

ENERMAX revealed two brand new cases at Computex 2018. The Taiwan-based case manufacturer has given the OSTROG ADV case the RGB treatment. The OSTROG ADV RGB is a mid-tower case with dual tempered glass side panels. It comes with addressable RGB lighting strips with support for motherboard RGB-Sync. The case can house up to a 360 mm radiator and also has quick-release front and top panels for easy hardware installation. A USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port is also part of the case. The second case on display was a limited white edition of the company's SABERAY case. Following in the OSTROG ADV RGB's footsteps, the SABERAY White incorporates addressable RGB lighting strips. However, the SABERAY White does come with three pre-installed addressable T.B. RGB fans as well. The integrated hub lets users sync up to five RGB devices and control a total of six fans. Consumers algo get the option to can choose between an acrylic or mesh front panel.

MonsterLabo Presents 'The First' SFF PC Case at Computex 2018

MonsterLabo had their 'The First' small form factor case on display at the Seasonic booth. Measuring in at 200 x 200 x 400 mm, The First only weighs around 10 kg. It can house a mini-ITX motherboard, a graphics card with a length up to 270 mm, an ATX or SFX power supply, one 3.5-inch drive, and three 2.5-inch drives. The case features a high-performance and fanless cooling solution capable of dissipating up to 200 W of heat. The radiator is shared between the processor and graphics card. There is also a single fan mount for a 120 mm or 140 mm fan to increase the cooling capacity to 300 W. For connectivity, The First has two USB 3.0 ports on the front panel. Consumers can fully customize the front panel with different painted and patterned skins and other surfaces like glass, wood, copper or leather.

Phanteks Launches Sub-Brand MetallicGear

Phanteks has announced the MetallicGear sub-brand which focuses on creating contemporary, innovative, and accessible products for hardware enthusiasts. MetallicGear makes its debut at Computex 2018 with its new line of NEO Series cases. Currently, there are four models under the NEO family. The NEO is a standard mid-tower case made of an aluminum and steel chassis with a tempered glass side panel. This model supports motherboards up to the ATX factor, and it also comes with seven expansion slots. The NEO can house a single 240 mm or 280 mm radiator. The expected MSRP for the NEO is $99.99. The NEO Micro is the micro ATX variant of the family. Due to the reduced size, this model only comes with four expansion slots and support for a 240 mm radiator. The NEO Micro carries a $84.99 price tag.

The NEO Mini is the next model in line which targets mini-ITX users. This particular variant only has two expansions slots. Nevertheless, it has the same radiator support as the NEO. The NEO Mini costs around $69.99. And last, but certainly not least, MetallicGear also offers the NEO-G Mini, which is a slightly modified version of the NEO Mini. The differences reside in the front panel's design and the orientation of the motherboard. The NEO Mini features a conventional vertical orientation, while the NEO-G Mini's design allow the motherboard to sit horizontally on the case. The NEO-G Mini also comes with one extra expansion slot. The price for this model is $79.99.

Antec Project X Case Company's Computex Centerpiece

The centerpiece of Antec's Computex 2018 booth is the Project X (working title) case. This cyberpunk creation features several polygonal aluminium and tempered glass shards held together by thumbscrews on a steel frame, with room inside for a high-end liquid-cooled build for maximum exposure. The case sits tilted at a 20°-ish angle that makes the front-panel accessible, and exposes more of its design elements. Through the various deliberate gaps and cuts between the panels, you can put up quite a spectacular light show.

Corsair Launches Crystal Series 280X RGB Case

CORSAIR , a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the release of the new Crystal Series 280X RGB and Crystal Series 280X MATX enthusiasts PC cases, bringing CORSAIR tempered glass design to a new smaller form factor.

With tempered glass panels in the front, side and roof, the Crystal 280X RGB provides a stunning view of your PC inside, illuminated by two LL120 RGB fans controlled by an included CORSAIR Lighting Node PRO Digital RGB lighting controller and powerful iCUE software. With 32 individually controllable LEDs to light up your system, and plentiful airflow to cool multi-core, multi-GPU systems, the 280X RGB is the clear choice for your next compact MATX system.

Thermaltake Unveils Level 20 XT and Level 20 VT Cases

The Level 20 was the centerpiece of Thermaltake's 2018 CES booth. The company is now expanding the Level 20 series, with two new siblings, the Level 20 XT and the Level 20 VT. Both cases are somewhat cubical, with their motherboard trays oriented along the plane of the base, rather than perpendicular to it. The Level 20 XT supports ATX motherboards, while the Level 20 VT is is designed for micro-ATX. Both cases feature tempered glass panels on all sides except the rear and bottom.

Inside, both cases feature a "T-shaped" partition, with the top compartment housing the motherboard tray, and the bottom two housing the drive cages and the PSU bays. Both include at least one 140 mm front intake fan with RGB LED lighting. The Level 20 XT has two such 140 mm intakes. It also gives you up to 9 drive bays. The Level 20 VT, on the other hand, has just the one 140 mm front intake intake, and six drive bays. Both cases feature modern front-panel connectivity.

BitFenix Fujin Case Spied

We broke into the Computex show-floor to grab some of the first pics of BitFenix Fujin, the company's upcoming mid-tower case. The case features a horizontally-partitioned layout, with the bottom compartment being almost entirely enclosed when accessed from the left side-panel, except for a small cutout toward the front (so you can have a thick and tall radiator lining the front-panel). The left side is covered by tempered glass panel. The case features mounts for up to two 360 mm x 120 mm or 280 mm x 140 mm radiators (one each along the front and top panels).

The front is characterized by a fine mesh, and an RGB LED diffuser along the top (near the front-panel connectivity). The RGB stips you see inside are just part of the demo build. BitFenix will include an RGB LED-lit 120 mm rear fan. Storage options include two each of 2.5-inch mounts, and 3.5-inch trays (which can hold 2.5-inch drives). There is a generous 20-25 mm crawlspace behind the motherboard tray, so let you wrestle with your cables. When it hits the shelves, this case will be priced around 69€ or $79.

Cooler Master Releases Product Teasers for Computex 2018

Cooler Master, a global leader in manufacturing CPU coolers, computer components and peripherals, today provides an overview of the products the company will unveil at Computex 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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With at least seven new products on display, including the recently released MasterCase H500M, there will be no shortage of new chassis at the Cooler Master booth. These new case products are not just for aesthetic changes, but also evolutions in case technology. Cooler Master will present new models to existing product lines as well as debut the kickoff of a brand new series, all of which will be revealed at Computex this year.

ZADAK511 Announces the 2018 MOAB II Watercooled PC

When you start to get an understanding of what ZADAK is all about, you will fully understand how we are constantly reaching towards the extreme in the custom water-cooled, modding PC and technology industries. ZADAK's philosophy is to pursue original design, craftsmanship, and break through our own limits. We have a deep-rooted belief in the modding industry, BUILD YOUR OWN FANTASY PC, and it can be seen within our products.

This year 2018, ZADAK is releasing the high quality, custom water-cooled PC, such a legend is named MOAB II(The Mother Of All Bombs.) Once we dig deeper into this machine, you will start to understand why it is at the pinnacle of PC and modding technology. Very few companies in the industry are capable of making a machine like this. When coming up with the concept, ZADAK team of designers and modders want to build something that can be owned by enthusiasts everywhere. We want to build custom, phenomenal quality PC that embodies the essence of what we are all about.

Cooler Master Introduces the MasterCase H500M

Cooler Master, an award-winning computer hardware manufacturer, today launches the MasterCase H500M. The MasterCase H500M, form and function you can raise your glass to. Sitting at the top of H-Series, the MasterCase H500M does not hold back on features, style, material or design. Both the front mesh panel and glass accessory are included to offer a choice between maximum airflow and aesthetics. Each of the front panel options compliment the industrial design of the H500M in their own method. Tempered glass is found on all four sides of the chassis to ensure a comprehensive view of components. To compliment the showmanship, addressable RGB fans sit behind the front panel and come with an addressable RGB controller.

Apexgaming Announces the X-Mars Tempered Glass Gaming Case

Apexgaming , a worldwide leader in manufacturing gaming cases, power supplies and computer peripherals, today announces its reddot winner the flagship X-Mars full-tower E-ATX gaming chassis. Inspired by the Greek god of war, Ares Mars, the Apexgaming X-Mars is a full-tower gaming chassis stands out with its unique exterior design and highly expandability. The materials processed are steel, brushed aluminum and tempered glass, giving the X-Mars a pronouncedly masculine appearance. The case offers an abundant space that can accommodate up to fourteen 120mm fans, one maximum 480mm radiators, graphic cards with a length up to 432mm, 28mm wide spacey room for cable routing behind M/B tray as well as sufficient capacity for up to eleven 3.5" drives or fourteen 2.5" drives. The Apexgaming X-Mars, with its high-performance interior compatibility and enthralling gaming spirit exterior design, makes it a perfect choice for utmost gaming experience possible ever.

Apexgaming Unveils Hermes Mid-Tower Gaming Case

Apexgaming, a worldwide leader in manufacturing gaming cases, power supplies and computer peripherals, today announces its reddot winner the Hermes mid-tower E-ATX gaming chassis. The Apexgaming Hermes is a revolutionary Mid-Tower gaming case providing passionate gamers with the flexibility to assemble a gaming case according to their individual preferences. The two front panels can be separated to make different combinations. In additions, panels made from various materials and colors are available for creating infinite possibilities for an individual gaming case.

The case offers ample space for up to seven 120mm fans, one maximum 360mm radiator, seven expansion slots. Furthermore, 12" x 13" E-ATX motherboard and graphics cards up to 432 mm in length can be installed. This great flexibility in the internal space arrangement gives gamers/builders outstanding choices to arrange their hardware for best performance.

Phanteks Announces the New Eclipse P350X Case

Phanteks is introducing a new compact case to the Eclipse lineup, the P350X. The P350X brings new design with an amazingly affordable price. Clean interior design makes installation easy while the integrated Digital RGB lines on the exterior accentuates the case. The P350X offers high airflow capability, E-ATX motherboard clearance, liquid cooling support, and high-end configurations within the compact design. The case features integrated Digital RGB lighting profiles that allows you to personalize to your style. The P350X offers more capabilities than other midtowers without compromising the price. Phanteks Eclipse P350X will be available in two color options: Black and Black/White.

NZXT Continues to Redefine the Modern PC Case with the H500 and H500i

NZXT, a leading provider of desktop components for PC gamers, today announces its all-new H500 and H500i, the latest addition to its highly acclaimed H Series PC cases. With the new H500 and H500i compact mid-tower models, NZXT continues its award-winning design language across even more form factors, so users do not have to compromise when building their perfect gaming PC.

Available in two models, the H500 and the CAM-powered H500i, each with a stunning tempered glass windowed chassis, provide an elegant and affordable solution to builders of all skill levels. Modern features include a simplified water cooling installation bracket, intuitive cable routing options, and quick-release SSD trays for building beautiful gaming PCs quickly and easily. The H500i also features the CAM-powered Smart Device, providing RGB lighting and digital fan control, and includes an integrated vertical GPU mounting bracket.

Corsair Launches Obsidian 1000D Super-Tower PC Case

CORSAIR , a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of its largest, most feature-rich PC case ever - the Obsidian Series 1000D. Building on the CORSAIR Concept Slate prototype that captured the imagination of PC enthusiasts, the Obsidian 1000D is the result of over two years of development and design to create the ultimate super-tower case. Clean exterior lines brushed aluminium details and four smoked tempered glass panels give the 1000D the iconic styling and superior build-quality enthusiasts have come to expect from the CORSAIR Obsidian Series.

Both a full E-ATX and Mini-ITX system can be installed simultaneously, cooled by 13 cooling fan mounts, powered by two PSUs (SFX and ATX) and equipped with 11 storage drives. Created to house the world's most epic PC builds, the 1000D is the ultimate super-tower PC case.
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