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Thermaltake Intros View 21 Tempered Glass Edition Case

Thermaltake today introduced the View 21 Tempered Glass Edition case. A variant of the View 21, this ATX mid-tower comes with 4 mm-thick tempered glass panels along both its sides, and front. The case features a contemporary horizontally partitioned layout. The larger top compartment holds the motherboard tray, with room for add-on cards as long as 42 cm, and CPU coolers as tall as 16 cm.

Storage options include two 2.5-inch mounts along the partition between the two compartments, two 2.5-inch and two 3.5-inch bays behind the motherboard tray. Cooling includes three 120 mm front intakes, a 120 mm bottom intake, one 140 mm top exhaust, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. Measuring 208 mm x 471 mm x 492 mm (WxDxH), the case weighs a little over 8 kg. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Sharkoon Flaunt Their AM5 Case, Pacelight RGB System at Computex 2017

At5 Computex 2017, Sharkoon took the opportunity to set customer's eyes on their AM5 case, which features a modular front panel that can be swapped at will (provided you acquire the other options.) One of the most interesting characteristics of this case is that it will be sold in two options with differing materials for the side panels: one with an acrylic sheet, which is already a well-known material for those who want to gorge their eyes on their hardware; or with soundproof panels, which make sure not a whisper from your system's cooling can escape the confines of your case (at least from this particular side.)

Other characteristics are as usual, with a maximum 40 cm length for the graphics card, 16.7 cm for the CPU cooler, 20.5 cm for the power supply, support for 2x 140 mm fans on the front panel (pre-installed) or one of those 240 mm radiators; 1x 120 mm fan support on the back of the chassis; and up to 3x 120 mm fans or 2x 140 mm on the top of the case (we posit 280 mm AIOs can also be fit there).

Phanteks Showcases Their Unique EVOLV Shift, Shift X SFF Cases at Computex 2017

Two of the more unique mass-market designs on show on Computex 2017 have to be the Phanteks EVOLV Shift and Shift X SFF cases. These are the essence of a tower case (though they can also lie on their side like a roman citizen at dinner time, if you are so inclined.) These are aluminum and tempered-glass crafted cases, with a ridiculous 17 (W) x 27 (D) x 48 (H) cm footprint on the Shift. The Shift X is the taller solution of the two, with a 65 cm height. These little cases than could support water cooling and component placement in multiple orientations, and include an integrated RGB controller to boot.

The front I/O contains just two USB 3.0 ports, but it's the interior which shines. Phanteks managed to cram a lot into such a compact form-factor. Motherboards will have to be of the mini-ITX type, there's no way around that; however, there's also with support for 2x PCI slots, and the Shift X brings support for 2x internal 3.5" and 2x 2.5" drives (you can also mount 2.5" solutions on the 3.5" bays, mind you.) It also supports PS2 PSUs, while the smaller Shift has to cut one of the 3.5" bays, and only supports SFF PSUs. However, for their sizes, both Shifts support 3x 120 mm and 3x 140 mm fans on the front of the case, and 1x 120 mm, 1x 140 mm fans on the bottom. The EVOLV Shift will retail for $110, while the Shift X brings that number up to $160.

Enermax Steelwing and Steelwing X Cases Pictured

Enermax showed off its Steelwing and Steelwing X cases. The Steelwing is a mini-ITX case with three expansion slots, so you don't run out of room for 2+ slots thick graphics cards. It's characterized by vertical metal inserts along the front-panel, which gives it an industrial look. Inside, you'll find room for more than one 3.5-inch drive bay, a 2.5-inch bay, a prominent LED-lit 120 mm front intake fan, and room for a top exhaust. The case is available in silver with green LED lighting, and clear tempered glass side panel; and black with red LED lighting and slightly tinted tempered glass side panel.

The Steelwing X is a scale-up of the Steelwing design. It is a micro-ATX case in almost ATX mid-tower proportions. It can hold on to micro-ATX motherboards with 5 expansion slots, so you get to install a dual-slot graphics card on even the bottom-most slot. Yaou get a large number of drive bays, vast clearance for graphics cards and CPU coolers, and three 120 mm front-intakes, besides top exhausts. This case will be available in similar color combinations to the Steelwing.

Aerocool Quartz and Quartz Pro Cases Pictured

Aerocool showed off the Quartz mid-tower and Quartz Pro full-tower cases at the 2017 Computex. The two feature a consistent design theme, with a large polygonal acrylic front window, tempered glass side panels, and factory-fitted RGB LED fans, with IR remote control for the lighting, color, and fan-speed. The Quartz features a fixed front window since it lacks an exposed 5.25-inch drive bay; while the Quartz Pro has a front door with the acrylic window, which opens up into the front intakes and an exposed 5.25-inch drive bay. As the larger case, the Quartz Pro has room for larger E-ATX motherboards, with more drive bays, and mounts for larger 140 mm fans (although the three 120 mm intakes are carried over from the Quartz).

Nanoxia Project S Family Pictured - Standard, Mini, and Midi

Nanoxia showed off its entire lineup of Project S series pedestal orientation-capable cases. The cases can be oriented flat along their sides (pedestal), so you can revel upon your creation through their all-tempered glass side panels; or be made to save space by orienting them as common towers. The Project S Mini is designed for mini-ITX gaming PC builds, in which you can install a full-length 2-slot graphics card using the included riser cable. It can hold onto an SFX power supply.

The Project S Midi is designed for micro-ATX builds, with its PSU and drive bays located where you'd expect them to be in a common tower-type case. The Project S (standard) is where the action is - capable of seating ATX motherboards, this case has loads of room for your liquid cooling setup. All three cases are characterized by a brushed-finish aluminium front panel that protrudes out of the fascia.

Antec Presents New PC Cases and Efficient PSUs at Computex

In the year of their 31st anniversary, Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, will present a number of new PC cases as well as a new line of power supplies over the course of this year's 2017 Computex exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan. Antec will showcase their new solutions at the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Room No. 2424. Antec's featured enclosures include new cases of the renowned Antec Performance One Series as well as a new line of Gold-certified power supplies.

A Brief Stroll Through the Jonsbo Booth - UMX 5, VR1, C4, and More

Ahead of their official Computex 2017 unveiling, we took a brief stroll through Jonsbo's booth, and took a peek under the covers to reveal some fascinating creations of anodized aluminium and tempered glass. The styling on these cases includes matte aluminium with brushed finish, and diamond-cut edges, mated with tinted-black tempered glass panels. The first case that caught our attention was the VR1, a cuboidal SFF chassis for mini-ITX builds, with a pedestal motherboard tray, a graphics card bay which utilizes the 399 mm height of the case to hold graphics cards up to 32 cm in length, using a PCIe riser. The case also takes advantage of its height and motherboard tray orientation to free up room for CPU coolers as tall as 19 cm.

Next up is the new UMX 5. Featuring a characteristic vertical striped front fascia, this case is made of 0.5 mm-thick aluminium-magnesium alloy, with 5 mm-thick tempered glass over the side panel. It measures 224 mm x 507 mm x 485 mm (WxHxD), and serves up room for E-ATX (and smaller) motherboards, with graphics cards up to 32.5 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 16.6 cm in height. Cooling includes three 120 mm front intakes, two top exhausts, two bottom intakes, and a rear exhaust. The radiator support works out accordingly.
Pictured above: three colors of UMX 5, VR1, C4, and two unnamed cases.

Is Wood the Next Big Case Material? In Win Thinks So

In Win is one of the most influential brands when it comes to case-design, the company is at the cutting edge of implementing new materials. If 2015-16 was all about tempered glass, 2017-18 could be about wood, at least that's what In Win thinks so. The company unveiled two cases with plywood (particle-board) panels, the In Win 806 ATX mid-tower, and the Gaming Cube A1 cubical mini-ITX. Both cases feature a slightly lime-tinted wood panel. On the 806, it dominates the design running from the front to the top; on the A1, it finishes off the top. Both cases further feature aluminium and tempered glass, the two other premium materials for PC cases.

The Gaming Cube A1 measures 200 mm x 268 mm x 340 mm (WxHxD), and features a pedestal-type layout for its motherboard tray, which frees up room for a dual-slot (well, 2.5-slot) graphics card up to 31.5 cm in length. It can hold an SFX power-supply, and a CPU cooler up to 16 cm in height. Cooling features include two 120 mm bottom intakes and a 120 mm exhaust each on the rear and side. The In Win 806, on the other hand, is a mid-tower measuring 215 mm x 490 mm x 468 mm, with room for CPU coolers as tall as 17 cm, and graphics cards as long as 32 cm. Cooling includes two 120 mm mounts each along the top, bottom, and front; and a rear exhaust. The case features reversible USB 3.1 type-C front-panel ports.

Cooler Master Announces COSMOS II 25th Anniversary Edition Case

Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals, today announced the launch of a new model in the COSMOS line. To celebrate Cooler Master's quarter-century birthday, the brand introduces the COSMOS II 25th Anniversary Edition. A tribute to Cooler Master's original and iconic COSMOS case.

Ever since the launch of the original COSMOS II, fans all over the World have been asking, or even making their own, windowed side panel for the COSMOS II. Well, Cooler Master heard you and we wanted to add a little flourish: the COSMOS II 25th Anniversary Edition comes with two curved tempered glass side panels out of the box.

Lian Li Launches the PC-O12 WX Mid-Tower Case

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd launches the PC-O12, a compact mid-tower chassis that combines sleek tempered glass panels with strong, but lightweight, steel and aluminum. This new addition to Lian Li's latest generation O-series chassis range offers unsurpassed style, plus slim design with ample space for a powerful but compact PC build. Thanks to its unique design, it offers space for two vertically placed graphics cards in a separate compartment for gorgeous PC builds.

Lian Li Announces the PC-T70 Open-Bench Chassis

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd is eager to announce the PC-T70 test bench. After productive collaboration, taking feedback from high-end PC hardware reviewers, Lian Li sought to create a test bench that could both provide unhindered access for enthusiasts who want to rapidly swap hardware, and those who like to use their test benches as a workstation. Lian Li's latest test bench is its most flexible yet - a sleek, minimal platform for easy hardware swapping, with an optional kit that encloses the bench with radiator mounts and an acrylic cover.

"Testing on an open bench requires careful planning, else it leads to misguided results. Most gamers have closed cases, affecting thermal, acoustic, and even performance results compared to exposed hardware. I'm working to represent that more accurately. While my measurements are easier to collect, more applicable, and completely objective, it was the close cooperation with Lian Li that helped move this project forward. The closed case gave me the platform I've been needing, and that readers have been asking for, to facilitate more realistic reviews." - Igor Wallossek - Senior Contributing Editor Tom's Hardware.

Cooler Master Announces the MasterBox Lite 5 Chassis

Cooler Master, a leading manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the release of the MasterBox Lite 5, a high performance ATX mid-tower case with DarkMirror front panel and external customization. The MasterBox Lite 5 case is a straightforward choice for a PC build that looks good and has ample space. The case is armed with full black coating and a PSU cover to make your configuration pop against the black background.

The customizable trim allows users to choose from three different colors to suit their taste accordingly. The four 120mm fans, front and rear watercooling support ensure that performance will not be compromise performance. Harboring up to 400mm of graphic card space, fitting your graphic card won't be an obstacle. Finally, it comes with an edge to edge transparent acrylic side panel to show your internal components while the DarkMirror front panel tings the case with an attractive look, providing full visibility. Choose Your Style, with the MasterBox Lite 5.

Cooltek Announces the NC-Series Gaming Cases

Cooltek announces the NC-series premium gaming PC cases. With the cases of the new NC-series we present two elegant midi towers with aluminum decorative elements in the front. The cases distinguish themselves by their modern design and the particularly appealing price/performance ratio. The NC-01 and NC-02 are available both with window side panels made from "tempered glass" and closed standard side panels.

The NC-01 offers a very elegant front panel with two aluminum rails at both sides of the MESH front. One 5.25 inch bay is available for the installation of an optical drive. Silver HiFi-style case feet underline the classic look of the case. At the front of the top panel 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, a two channel fan control and the HD audio connectors are located. Power- and reset button can be found here as well, just like the HDD- and Power-led.

Corsair Launches New Carbide Series SPEC-04 Mid-Tower Gaming Case

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming hardware and PC components today announced the newest addition to the Carbide series of mid-tower gaming cases, the CORSAIR Carbide Series SPEC-04. With unmistakable styling, a large tinted side panel window and roomy interior, the Carbide Series SPEC-04 is ready-to-build a system as bold as it looks.

With its asymmetrical, hard-edged exterior, the SPEC-04 is ready to stand out, with three different color options to match your system, Black and Yellow, Black and Red or Black and Grey. The angular styling isn't just there for looks, it hides a side-mounted front panel equipped with USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports and a huge ventilated section to provide excellent Direct Airflow Path airflow.

MSI Unveils the TORX 120 mm Case Fan

MSI wants to monetize its innovations made in graphics card cooler fan designs. The company rolled out a "TORX" branded case fan that is based on the same design as the fans found in the company's TwinFrozr-series VGA coolers, first as part of its Core Frozr series CPU coolers, and now as in a standalone package. The unique selling point of these fans are the patented impeller design, which has two sets of blades in an alternating arrangement - the first kind of blades are traditional in design, which create a steady air-flow, while the second kind are called "dispersion" blades, which have a steeper curvature, that accelerates airflow.

The first TORX branded fan in a standalone package is 25 mm-thick 120 mm, with a conventional square frame, and rubberized mounts. It takes in 4-pin PWM power input, and spins between 500-1,800 RPM, with airflow ranging between 19.79-71.27 CFM, and a proportionate output noise range of 17.2-33.6 dBA. The fan hub features a fluid-dynamic bearing, and has a rated MTBF of 150,000 hours. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Lian-Li's PC-O11 Dual-Chambered Case Now Available

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd launches the PC-O11: the largest among the latest generation O-series chassis. This case preserves the proportions of a tower rather than cube chassis while managing a dual-chambered layout and fitting conventional ATX PSUs. Unlike its little brother, the PC-O10, this new chassis accommodates several 360mm water cooling radiators in a gorgeous, spacious tempered-glass interior: the PC-O11 is the ultimate glass showcase for top-of-the-line enthusiast builds.

Cooler Master Announces the MasterCase Pro 6 Chassis

Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals, today announced the launch of a new model in its modular MasterCase line. The Pro 6 is the discreetly designed mid-tower cousin of the award-winning Pro 5 case, and it comes with the same FreeForm Modular System that allows multiple exterior and interior layouts.

What makes the MasterCase Pro 6 immediately stand out from the rest of the MasterCase series is its flush look. The top, front and back panels are all seamlessly merged by smooth, flush panels in dark metallic grey. The front is marked by a soft LED glow emerging from the bottom. Even the I/O panel is hidden by a cover that blends into the top panel.

Pure Base 600: be quiet! Expands Portfolio With Versatile ATX Case

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for ten consecutive years, introduces its newest ATX PC case, the multi-talented Pure Base 600. Designed and developed in Germany, the Pure Base 600 is flawless in its functional design and silent cooling while delivering a quality PC case at an attractive price. Built for cooling and performance, the Pure Base 600 includes two Pure Wings 2 case fans while also offering facilities for additional cooling products, including be quiet! water cooling systems and fans. be quiet! priced its Pure Base 600 case around an intelligent cost saving design that does not compromise functionality and noise reduction.

Silverstone Announces the RL06 ATX Case

In yet another addition to their already populated line of computer cases, Silverstone has announced the release of the budget-oriented (by Silverstone's standards) RL06 ATX case. It is built primarily from steel and plastic, and sheds the more premium tempered glass alternative for a more cost-effective transparent plastic side window.

The RL06 will be available in two different color schemes: the usual, gamer-style black with red trim or a more subdued white with silver trim. The base model ships with a single 120mm fan on the rear of the case, but Silverstone also announced a Pro version which comes with three additional 120mm LED fans mounted on the front of the case.

Thermaltake Announces Core X31 Tempered Glass Edition

Thermaltake today announced the Core X31 Tempered Glass Edition (model: CA-1E9-00M1WN-03), a variant of the Core X31 mid-tower chassis featuring a tempered-glass side-panel, replacing the acrylic panel on the original. The clear panel covers the entire area of the side panel, letting you show off your gear. Measuring 250 mm x 511 mm x 497 mm (WxDxH), this is one of the wider mid-towers you'll come across, with the extra width being distributed between more "crawl-space" behind the motherboard tray for better cable management, support for larger 200 mm-wide fans along the top and front panels; and additional height clearance for the motherboard tray, letting you accommodate tall CPU air coolers, or an additional graphics card along the plane of the motherboard, using an included PCIe riser.

The Core X31 Tempered Glass Edition features a flexible design, with detachable drive cages and support braces, letting you accommodate heavy liquid-cooling gear, such as pumps, reservoirs, and tubing. Storage areas include two 5.25-inch drive bays, and three 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive bays. Cooling includes support for one rear 140 mm fan, two top 200 mm (or 3x 140 mm or 3x 120 mm) fans; one 200 mm front (or 2x 140 mm or 2x 120 mm) fans; and two 140 mm (or 2x 120 mm) bottom fans. Each of these fan slots can hold radiators of the corresponding size. The company didn't reveal pricing, but we expect it to be a small premium over the original's $130 price.

LC Power Unveils the Gaming 986 Series Cases

LC Power is proud to present two brand new mid-sized ATX tower cases aimed at gaming enthusiasts: Gaming 986S White Shadow and Gaming 986B Dark Shadow. Both products are built with high quality materials, including aluminum and tempered glass. They are both compatible with ATX, Micro-ATX as well as Mini-ITX motherboards. The cases sport the following dimensions (Width, Height, Depth): 223 x 482 x 467 mm and weigh approx. 19.84 lbs. In addition to their aluminum bodies, the side panels are made of tempered glass, which allows taking a glance at the computer's components without disassembling the tower.

Included are two 120 mm case fans that are softly lit by red (White Shadow) or blue (Dark Shadow) LED lights. The cases allow a high degree of customization, providing five additional slots for mountable fans, up to seven in total: 3 x 120 mm in the front, 1 x 120 mm inside the case, 2 x 120 mm at the top and 1 x 120 mm in the rear panel. This should meet the expectations and needs of even most demanding gamers. It is common knowledge that with greater processing power, comes greater cooling responsibility after all.

HBT+ Launches Gravity 6 Aluminum Made Hi-End Gaming PC Case

With the spirit of polishing a supercar, HBT+ designers and engineers took a year to finely craft the Gravity 6--- an environmental chassis system born for hardware enthusiasts and gamers. Aiming to meet the maximum need of hardcore gamers, current Gravity 6 emerged as the best from numerous candidate concepts and endless design discussions. From outer appearance to internal details, every inch of the chassis has been carried to extremes.

Simplicity represents a kind of taste. Inspired by aircraft aerodynamics and mechanics, Gravity 6 is consist of the most simple and powerful geometry elements which make it exquisite and elegant, low-key and steady. All aluminum alloy appearance together with the unconventional linearity design have created a new combination of geometry concept, leading users into a new era of PC case 4.0.

SilverStone Announces the Case Storage Series CS380 Chassis

Drive bays in mid- and full-tower cases becoming fewer by the days, making room for larger add-on cards and cooling contraptions. SilverStone announced a premium case for those seeking more drive bays, the Case Storage series CS380. This case is ideal for video-editing rigs and home-servers. The star-attraction here is its storage area, which includes two 5.25-inch drive bays, and eight hot-swappable 3.5-inch drive bays with SATA back-planes, which are compatible with 2.5-inch drives. The caddies are shielded by a lockable ABS front-door.

The CS380 is made almost entirely of steel. The motherboard tray serves up space for add-on cards up to 24 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 14.6 cm in height. Its cooling system includes a pair of 120 mm fans (included) ventilating the drive cage, two 120 mm top exhausts, and a 120 mm exhaust. Front-panel connectivity includes a pair of USB 3.0 ports. The case measures 215.3 mm x 487.5 mm x 426.5 mm (WxDxH). The company didn't reveal pricing.
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