Cases/Cooling/PSUs

Lian Li has started to sell its new PC-O12 chassis for high-performance gaming desktops. The new mid-tower computer case from the company has an unorthodox construction that allows fitting in motherboards that are in the E-ATX form-factor, as well as two vertically mounted graphics cards and up to eight storage devices in a 2.5-inch form-factor. Despite the focus on the premium aspect of the design, a peculiarity of the PC-O12 case design is that liquid cooling is designed to only be used on the CPU, and it supports no more than two add-in cards. Following the latest trends in PC building, the Lian Li PC-O12 has multiple compartments for different kinds of components as well as multiple windows made of tempered glass for everyone to...

Lian Li's PC-A05FN: Alternative Thinking at a $99 Price Point

If you're willing to shell out the money for them, there are a lot of interesting alternative enclosure designs on the market. Companies like SilverStone, Thermaltake, and Lian Li...

65 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/7/2011

Antec Responds to Buyer Concerns, Offering P280 and Eleven Hundred Buyers USB 3.0 to 2.0 Internal Adapter

In an e-mail announcement, Antec has decided that buyers of their latest cases who don't have USB 3.0 built-in to their rigs shouldn't lose the use of two USB...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/6/2011

NZXT Phantom 410: The Boutique Favorite Goes On a Diet

If you browse custom builds across different boutiques, you'll find NZXT's name comes up an awful lot. One of their enclosures, in particular, tends to see a lot of...

15 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/2/2011

The Antec Giveaways: Part 1

Earlier today Dustin reviewed Antec's new P280 chassis, but now we've got two of these cases to give away to a couple of lucky readers. In our review, Dustin...

2029 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/15/2011

Antec P280 Review: When Enthusiasts Are Engineers

Antec's existing Performance One series, peaking with the P183 and P190, has become a standard for silent, high performance computing. These enclosures have been extremely popular from the word...

164 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/15/2011

Fractal Design Define R3: A Fan Favorite Keeps the Noise Down

One of the perks of this job is getting to see some up-and-comers get championed by our readership and then turn around and find out what the fuss is...

84 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/11/2011

Corsair Hydro Series: H60, H80 and H100 Reviewed

Closed-loop liquid CPU cooling solutions are gaining popularity as more and more vendors are carrying their own variation. We've even seen both Intel and AMD announce the inclusion of...

91 by Jared Bell on 11/7/2011

Lian Li PC-TU200: On the Road With Lian Li

More and more lately, mini-ITX boards are becoming very feature rich and users are needing fewer expansion cards in their desktop systems. Where once upon a time we'd need...

53 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/31/2011

Antec HCP-750 80 Plus Gold

We tested the Antec HCP 1200W a while back, and now Antec is following up with their 750W model, which should be equally efficient (80 Plus Gold Certification). In...

35 by Martin Kaffei on 10/26/2011

Corsair Carbide 500R: A Corsair in Every Home

Corsair seems to have completed their case lineup with their latest addition, the Carbide 500R. Though currently made available in black, this enthusiast-geared enclosure was originally advertised in its...

26 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/25/2011

SilverStone Strider Plus - 500W Modular Power

SilverStone is a well known brand for high-quality (and expensive) cases. Beyond that they offer a large selection of power supplies. They have SFX-PSUs for HTPCs, redundant PSUs for...

24 by Martin Kaffei on 10/10/2011

Fractal Design Arc Midi: The Mid Tower You've Been Waiting For?

The more enclosures we get in, the more amazed I am at just how competitive the market is for $99 cases. That market is made only more competitive by...

52 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/7/2011

BitFenix Merc Alpha: Just How Much Can $39 Buy?

While we've had a chance to check out a few cases in the $200+ club and the majority of the enclosures we've tested have floated around the $99 price...

35 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/5/2011

Lian Li's PC-V353: Lighter Than Air

We've been wanting to get Lian Li enclosures in house for review for a while now, and we're pleased to report we finally have a contender on hand (with...

57 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/28/2011

Antec Solo II Review: Sonata Evolved

When we reviewed Antec's Sonata IV recently, we found it left a lot to be desired. Antec had updated their Sonata design, but barely, and the enclosure as a...

59 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/6/2011

Corsair Carbide 400R: Succeeding in Reverse

Corsair started their enclosure business from the top of the market and worked their way down. Their first case was an expensive black monolith, the Obsidian 800D, popular for...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/3/2011

NZXT Tempest 410 Elite: Jack of All Trades

The last time we checked out an NZXT enclosure, we saw in their H2 a lot of fantastic ideas done in by a single poor design choice. NZXT's engineers...

14 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/1/2011

Rosewill Thor v2: The God of Cooling and Silence?

Most enthusiasts are familiar with Rosewill as a brand of inexpensive parts of decent quality. They've had enclosures on the market for ages, but those cases are almost always...

35 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/24/2011

SilverStone Fortress FT02: True Classics Never Go Out of Style

Ever since we reviewed the SilverStone Raven RV03, a lot of you have chimed in about their Fortress FT02 enclosure, with more than one even proclaiming it the best...

58 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/15/2011

SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: Fat Case in a Little Coat

While vendors have been all too happy to send us larger enclosures (and we've been all too happy to receive them), our coverage of Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX cases has...

47 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/4/2011

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