Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, both tower cases and lay flat desktop chassis were fairly common. Eventually tower cases prevailed, whereas desktops that could be used as pedestals for monitors remained on niche markets. The flat desktop case design has a lot of advantages for enthusiasts according to Antec, who has decided to go this route with its new Blazer GT design.
Stylized after jet engines used on fighters according to Antec, the Blazer GT is a semi open case that can be positioned in three possible ways: horizontally, vertically on the left side, and vertically on the right side. The chassis has multiple windows made of tempered glass and can fit it up to eight fans to provide air cooling.
In our first ever HTPC case roundup, we look at models from CoolerMaster, SilverStone Technology, Ahanix, and NMediaPC to see which will help complete that home theater look for...
Purav Sanghani on 12/27/2004
With gaming chassis rolling out in the dozens, we look past the MGE Viper's factory modifications to decide whether its features and functions will keep us happy.
Purav Sanghani on 12/18/2004
Chenbro puts out a second version of its original Gaming Bomb chassis, the Gaming Bomb II.
Purav Sanghani on 12/14/2004
Many system builders have never actually seen, let alone used a Small Form Factor (SFF) system. They've been around for over three years, but the perception is often that...
Jarred Walton on 12/8/2004
Finally, Intel takes the blindfold off the eyes of the public to reveal their successor to the ATX form factor, Balanced Technology eXtended!
Purav Sanghani on 11/15/2004
SilverStone Technology was nice enough to send us a sample of their unreleased Lascala 10. We take a peek to see if it's ready for the home theater environment.
Purav Sanghani on 11/13/2004
Logisys brings us a variation of the CS888CL with a bright blue glow!
Purav Sanghani on 11/5/2004
Aspire International sends us a sample of their high end gaming chassis, the X-Navigator. We run it through our testing and perform an extensive analysis on its features and functionality.
Purav Sanghani on 10/26/2004
We tinkered with this gaming chassis to explore the features that it brings to a gamer's desktop.
Purav Sanghani on 10/16/2004
In our first ever HTPC case review, we take a look at Ahanix's D.Vine 4 HTPC case.
Purav Sanghani on 10/10/2004
SilverStone tries its hand at the BTX look with its ATX form factor, BTX-style Temjin 6.
Purav Sanghani on 9/25/2004
Thermaltake does a number on the standard look of their case, throwing in curves and a shiny new paint job.
Purav Sanghani on 9/10/2004
The Centurion 5 from Cooler Master looks great on the outside with the internal features that will appeal to any user.
Purav Sanghani on 9/1/2004
SilverStone Technology brings us a new chassis loaded with features and stamped with a new look, curves and all. Read on to see what makes this unique case so attractive.
Purav Sanghani on 8/25/2004
We have seen Enermax at its best with its line of power supplies for desktop and server applications, but that isn't all they have under their name. We open...
Purav Sanghani on 8/14/2004
Like many case manufacturers, Chenbro claims to have designed a themed gaming chassis packed with features that will wow its customers. Check out what we think of this spider-themed case.
Purav Sanghani on 8/10/2004
As we wait for Thermaltake's upcoming fanless hardware, we spend some time with their Damier V6000A series aluminum chassis. Take a look at the changes that Thermaltake has made...
Purav Sanghani on 7/22/2004
One year after our first look at acrylic cases, we go back and look at how 4 clear case manufacturers have improved their products to compete with the rest.
Purav Sanghani on 7/6/2004
Computex 2004 brought with it many innovative products including new graphics technologies and upcoming processors. There have also been many advances in cases and cooling technologies, which were showcased...
Purav Sanghani on 6/26/2004
Super Flower slaps a Spiderman-like theme on this gaming chassis. Will a superhero look bring about superhero characteristics? Take a look at how the X-Mask performs against its foes...
Purav Sanghani on 5/20/2004