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SILVERSTONE RAVEN 3 RV03 COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (19-01-2012)
SilverStone's Raven 3 case ups the ante from its older siblings. While keeping the best features from the older versions, the RV03 brings some new improvements to the table. SilverStone has literally turned the case on its ear, with the mobo I/O shifted to the top and the power supply moved to the front and installed crosswise.


ROSEWILL RANGER MID TOWER ATX COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (22-11-2011)
Rosewill's Ranger PC gaming case has a lot to recommend it. It's nicely finished, has a beveled window and good cooling performance at a relatively low noise penalty and offers the user some extra cooling options to augment the three included fans.


SENTEY OPTIMUS GS-6000 MID-TOWER ATX COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (01-10-2011)
Okay, I’ll have to admit it. Sentey’s Optimus GS-6000 case is one of the best budget cases out there. First of all, it looks great. The glossy black finish makes it look like a much more expensive case. Yeah, it’s a fingerprint magnet, but that’s the price you pay for such an elegant finish. Combine this with all the other visual elements and you have a very striking package that will garner a lot of envious stares.


THERMALTAKE ARMOR A30 MICRO ATX GAMING CASE REVIEW (16-09-2011)
Thermaltake's mATX entry in the Armor series, the A30, is an interesting and robust case targeted at gamers who occasionally may wish to schlep their machines to a lan party or other gaming event. It has, however, proved to be a mixed bag when subjected to performance testing.


COOLER MASTER CM 690 II ADVANCED nVIDIA EDITION COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (01-09-2011)
After reviewing the original chassis, I had high hopes for the CM 690 II Advanced nVIDIA Edition case. I wasn't disappointed. Cooler Master has basically taken the excellent design of the original and upped the ante with some tastefully done aesthetic upgrades that will almost certainly appeal to nVIDIA aficionados.


COOLER MASTER STORM ENFORCER GAMING CASE REVIEW (22-08-2011)
With good cooling performance, a rich feature set, great looks and a roomy and convenient interior, the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer is one of the better mid-tower chassis I've seen in a long time. The interior is highly configurable and easy to work in with cable management aids that really work well.


SILVERSTONE GD06 GRANDIA SERIES HTPC COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (16-08-2011)
SilverStone's Grandia GD06 case brings a lot to the table for both HTPC and SFF enthusiasts alike. While the small, sleek GD06 will look great on the desk or in home theater furniture, it also offers up quality construction, a unique interior and top-notch cooling performance.


XIGMATEK PANTHEON COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (08-08-2011)
Xigmatek’s Pantheon chassis is a really nice case, especially for the money. For around a hundred bucks you get a distinctive look, excellent tool-free solutions and a rich feature set that makes the Pantheon a very good value, even in this crowded pricepoint. The cooling performance is very good, and the case responds well to additional case fans, at least on the side panel.



ROSEWILL THOR V2 ATX FULL-TOWER GAMING COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (01-08-2011)
Having never reviewed any Rosewill products in the past, I really didn't know what to expect. To say that I was impressed with the Thor V2 full-tower chassis would be a bit of an understatement. With top-of-the-line cooling performance, a rich and innovative feature set, great looks and a roomy and convenient interior, this is the best full-tower chassis I've seen in a long time.


MONEUAL SONAMU G100 ECO-FRIENDLY MICRO ATX COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (20-07-2011)
While the idea behind Moneual's Sonamu G100 case is both noble and interesting, the execution is...how can I put it?…not good. The Sonamu is a good looking mATX case that would be an excellent home for a relatively low-end system, and the power saving features (as well as everything else in the case) work as advertised. So, what's the problem?


BITFENIX SHINOBI MID-TOWER COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (18-07-2011)
Bitfenix's Shinobi chassis is a bit of a mixed bag. It lives up to its moniker by being stealthy and near silent, but lacks the airflow to make it a top performing PC case. It sports four USB 2.0 ports, but there are no USB 3.0 or eSATA ports on the I/O panel. The interior is painted, spacious and easy to work in and the cable management features are quite good allowing the user to achieve a clean, tidy installation in short order.



ANTEC SIX HUNDRED 600 GAMING MID-TOWER COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (06-06-2011)
Antec's Six Hundred gaming chassis has proven to be a bit of a mixed bag. I like the look and the few features that it has are quite good, but Antec touts it as, “The Ultimate Gaming Case.” I'll take exception with them on this point.


XIGMATEK ELYSIUM SUPER TOWER REVIEW (03-05-2011)
So, you're unsatisfied with your current full-tower case? Not enough room? Too plain? Well, Xigmatek may have the answer. Their new Elysium is one of the largest chassis' on the market and will even support the huge SR-2 (HPTX) platform.


THERMALTAKE LEVEL 10 GT REVIEW (14-04-2011)
Level 10 for the masses? I'm sure that's what Thermaltake had in mind when designing the Level 10 GT chassis. As innovative as the original Level 10 was, its size, weight and exorbitant $850 price tag made it all but inaccessible to the mainstream PC enthusiast. Available now for a bit less than $300 US, the Level 10 GT has a much more attractive price, but only when compared to the original.


LIAN LI LANCOOL PC-K57 COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (04-04-2011)
Lian Li LanCool's PC-K57 chassis has a lot going for it, and the potential for much more. The bold look and solid construction are quite welcome, but there is a lot more to recommend it. With a roomy interior, solid tool-free features and outstanding cable management, including the innovative cable channel, the PC-K57 was a joy to work in and the dust filters are easily serviced to help the user keep the case in good shape.


IN WIN BUC COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (03-17-2011)
With good cooling performance from three included fans and an innovative front panel design, In Win's BUC chassis is an interesting mid-tower chassis that also includes several innovative features and a blacked-out interior and rear panel. The fit and finish of the BUC is very good, but the relatively thin metal used and the breakout design of the bay covers require some extra care when doing an install.


THERMALTAKE V9 BLACX EDITION CASE REVIEW (03-14-2011)
When I first got an opportunity to look at an example of Thermaltake's V9 series, I was less than impressed. This new BlacX entry has some nicely executed features and displays very good cooling numbers. However, the interior design is definitely getting long in the tooth and, frankly wasn't that good to start with. The chassis itself is thin and flimsy, cable management is virtually non-existent and the expansion card tool-free clips are, in word, horrible.


LIAN LI PC-A04 CASE REVIEW (03-07-2011)
To sum up, Lian Li's PC-A04 is a real winner in the mATX world. With the ever growing availability of very competent micro ATX and Mini ITX motherboards, the PC-A04 is one of only a handful of cases I'm aware of that can do these high-end boards justice.


IN WIN TRACK COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (03-02-2011)
With good cooling performance from the four included fans and an innovative front panel design, In Win's Track chassis is an interesting mid-tower chassis that also includes several tool-free features and a blacked-out interior and rear panel. The big 220mm side panel intake fan keeps the graphics and CPU nice and cool and also boasts blue LEDs that can be switched on or off from the panel mounted switch.


NZXT PHANTOM COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (02-21-2011)
The more I played with the NZXT Phantom, the more I liked it. The white finish with its black accents really makes this case stand out from the crowd and the roomy interior was a joy to work in thanks to the excellent cable management.


IN WIN IRONCLAD CASE REVIEW (02-03-2011)
In Win's IronClad chassis has a lot to recommend it. The excellent cooling performance is probably its greatest asset, and the fact that this cooling comes at a relatively low noise penalty is just icing on the cake. A roomy interior that will mount just about any hardware you would want to throw at it is a big plus as well.


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 CASE REVIEW (01-18-2011)
Cooler Master's HAF 912 has proven to be a worthy addition to the HAF legacy, providing a budget, mid-tower chassis entry into the series with design elements and features seldom found in its price niche. While users will need to add a fan or two to make it live up to its “High Air Flow” moniker, the 912 is a very able chassis in other respects.


ZALMAN Z9 PLUS CASE REVIEW (01-11-2011)
After examining the Z9 Plus chassis, I was very pleased to see that Zalman has addressed the vast majority of the issues I had with the Z7 series. Not only has Zalman improved cooling performance while still keeping noise in the acceptable range, they've given the interior a matching black finish for a uniform look, updated the aesthetics and added support for a couple of SSDs as well.


CORSAIR GRAPHITE 600T COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (01-03-2011)
As you can probably tell for the review, I like Corsair's 600T very much. The look is very refreshing with the sleek, rounded profile and graphite gray and black finish. Three big fans provide good interior cooling and the white LEDs on the front and top fans lend the case some understated visual interest.


COOLER MASTER HAF X FULL-TOWER COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (12-24-2010)
Cooler Master made a big splash with the introduction of the original HAF chassis, and they have continued to develop and refine the design, resulting in the HAF X that we've seen today. Sporting a similar military/industrial look, the HAF X adds some convenience features and improved cooling, particularly with regard to multi-graphic card solutions.


IN WIN GRIFFIN COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (12-17-2010)
In Win's Griffin chassis has a lot going for it. A budget case with good cooling (due in large part to the big side panel fan,) is always good to see and a real boon to the enthusiast with limited funds. With a distinctive look and nice features like a hidden I/O panel and tool-free drive clips, the Griffin delivers a lot of bang for the buck.


XIGMATEK ASGARD II COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (12-07-2010)
Xigmatek's Asgard II is a real gem, as budget cases go. For as little as thirty bucks you get a distinctive look, excellent tool-free solutions and a rich feature set worthy of a case that is twice the price. The cooling performance isn't bad either, and the case responds well to additional case fans, at least up front.


BITFENIX SURVIVOR GAMING CASE REVIEW (11-30-2010)
BitFenix's Survivor case has a sleek, innovative look, outstanding feature set and a well-appointed I/O panel all packed into a Lan-friendly case with a rugged finish and sturdy handle. The interior is very roomy, for a mid-tower and has some outstanding cable management features and nicely configurable storage options.


LIAN LI PC-8FI ALUMINUM COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (11-29-2010)
When presented with a chassis like Lian Li's PC-8FI, it is very hard not to heap praise on it like a smitten middle school girl. There is, nevertheless, a hell of a lot to recommend this case. It looks good, has a fabulous feature set with many excellent tool-free elements and top shelf cooling.


IN WIN DRAGON RIDER COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (11-22-2010)
With the Dragon Rider, In Win has done what all good designers do, regardless of the medium they are working in. They've taken some styling cues from their excellent Dragon Slayer case, made it bigger by using the best design features from their Maelstrom full-tower chassis and added some innovative and impressive new features.


SILVERSTONE PS05B PRECISION SERIES COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (11-17-2010)
SilverStone's PS05B chassis is a budget mid-tower with a lot of features not seen in most low-price cases. With a blacked-out interior, tool-free features and a few cable management aids, the case is quite well appointed for the price.


XIGMATEK UTGARD COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (11-08-2010)
Xigmatek's Utgard mid-tower chassis has a lot to recommend it. It's a great looking, robust chassis with an excellent feature set and great cooling performance. Configuration options abound in the Utgard, particularly in the cooling arena and front panel device placement.


IN WIN ANDROID COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (11-03-2010)
In Win's Android chassis has a very distinctive look that, while keeping with the robot theme, I find a little odd looking. The front panel treatment, with its removable covers, give the case an armored look, but with a big chink in it.


ANTEC LANBOY AIR CASE REVIEW (10-26-2010)
After getting my first look at Antec's LanBoy Air chassis almost a year ago, I've been hoping to get my hands on one for review. Having examined it for the past couple of weeks, I'm not in the least disappointed. With a rich and innovative feature set, superb cooling, almost limitless configuration options and an intelligent overall design scheme, the LanBoy Air pushes the envelope of PC chassis evolution.


COOLER MASTER ELITE 370 COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (10-19-2010)
The Cooler Master Elite 370 allows the budget-minded PC enthusiast to get a nice looking mid-tower case from a major manufacturer for around $50 US. It is, as one might expect, a bit of a mixed bag. It has great looks with a shiny bezel and smoky bay covers, lots of fan placements, a roomy interior and a few tool-free features.


ANTEC DF-85 DARK FLEET CASE REVIEW (09-16-2010)
So, is Antec's Dark Fleet DF-85 chassis a worthy addition to their impressive line of gaming cases? If cooling and configuration options are the benchmarks we're looking at, it just may be. With seven case fans included (five 120's and a couple of 140mm top fans) and a distinctive look incorporating a chevron side window, uniform black finish inside and out and the front “Fleet Release” doors, the DF-85 brings a lot to the table in both performance and aesthetics.


LIAN LI PC-T60 PITSTOP TEST-BENCH REVIEW (09-13-2010)
The Pitstop T60 test bench chassis exhibits all the characteristics one would expect from a Lian Li product. The materials, quality and fit and finish are second to none. It also, unfortunately, seems to have a bit of an identity crisis. While it definitely qualifies as a test bench chassis, all the components are attached with screws and not that much easier to swap than it would be in a regular case.


THERMALTAKE ARMOR A60 COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (09-10-2010)
The Armor A60, like the A90 chassis from Thermaltake proves itself to be a bit of a mixed bag, but most of the bag was good. There is room for lots of hardware in the A60, with three big bays and six HDD mounts be they 3.5- or 2.5-inch. The “SideClick” feature will also be a draw for some users.


IN WIN DRAGON SLAYER CASE REVIEW (09-06-2010)
To sum up, In Win's Dragon Slayer is a real gem. With the ever growing availability of very competent micro ATX motherboards, the Dragon Slayer is one of the only cases that I'm aware of that can do these high-end boards justice.


NZXT TEMPEST EVO COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (08-24-2010)
After going over the features and specifications of the Tempest Evo chassis prior to the review, I had high hopes for the case. I wasn't disappointed. NZXT has taken the Tempest design to the next level in virtually all the important areas, and it is a worthy successor to the original design.


SILVERSTONE FORTRESS SERIES FT02 COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (07-13-2010)
Not having reviewed a SilverStone case in the past, I was nevertheless aware of their reputation for quality and performance. Therefore, I had high expectations when the Fortress arrived here in the Tweaknews lab. To say that I was impressed with this chassis would be a bit of an understatement. With top-of-the-line cooling performance, a rich and innovative feature set, great looks and a roomy and convenient interior, this is easily one of the best chassis' I've had the pleasure to review.


THERMALTAKE ARMOR A90 ATX GAMING CASE REVIEW (06-22-2010)
There is room for lots of hardware in the A90, with three big bays and six HDD mounts including a placement for a 2.5-inch drive. It is lightweight but sturdy and relatively easy to work in. The cooling was great and the look, in my opinion, is very appealing.


LIAN LI ARMORSUIT PC-P50WB ALUMINUM GAMING CASE REVIEW (06-14-2010)
When presented with a chassis like Lian Li's PC-P50WB, it is very hard not to heap praise on it like a smitten middle school girl. There is, nevertheless, a hell of a lot to recommend this case. It looks good, has a fabulous feature set with many excellent tool-free elements and top shelf cooling.


NZXT HADES CASE REVIEW (06-08-2010)
After working with this chassis, I can safely say that there's nothing hellish about NZXT's Hades mid-tower ATX case. It's feature rich with a good cable management design and a drive cage design built for maximum configuration options. The cooling performance is excellent, yet easy on the ears and the built in fan controllers allow the user to custom tailor the performance to suit the installed hardware.


IN WIN DIVA SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL CASE REVIEW (05-19-2010)
The ability to use 2.5” and 3.5” drives as well as a full size optical drive make it a versatile chassis, and the feminine styling of the exterior will appeal to women in the market for a case designed with them in mind.


COOLER MASTER HAF 932 AMD EDITION CASE REVIEW (05-14-2010)
Hardcore AMD aficionados should find Cooler Master's limited edition HAF 932 chassis hard to resist, and with good reason. Thanks to its front panel treatment and side window graphic, this chassis has a very distinctive look and brings with it the proven performance and features of the very popular original HAF 932.


COOLER MASTER CM 690 II ADVANCED COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (03-16-2010)
After going over the features and specifications of the CM 690 II Advanced chassis prior to the review, I had high hopes for the case. I wasn't disappointed. Cooler Master has taken the 690 design to the next level in virtually all the important areas.


ZALMAN Z7 PLUS COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (03-02-2010)
First of all, the Z7 cases have a distinctive look and profile that sets them apart from most others in their class, particularly the Z7 Plus that we saw this time out. I really like the looks of this case and the cooling performance was quite good, particularly when one considers how quiet it can be by virtue of the side panel fan controller.


THERMALTAKE ELEMENT T CASE REVIEW (02-22-2010)
With a budget chassis like this, we can overlook some minor shortcomings due to the low price. There is room for lots of hardware in the Element T, with three big bays and six HDD mounts with a placement for a 2.5-inch drive. It is lightweight but sturdy while being relatively easy to work in.


THERMALTAKE ELEMENT V FULL TOWER CASE REVIEW (02-16-2010)
Well, the Element V chassis from Thermaltake proved to be a mixed bag. While there were many features of the chassis that I liked very much, there were almost as many features that I disliked intensely. Let’s start off with the positive aspects.


THERMALTAKE LANBOX VF1000BWS CASE REVIEW (02-13-2010)
Thermaltake has a real gem in the Lanbox chassis. The design and styling elements join to produce a small, portable case that not only performs very well, but also is relatively easy to work in, given the space limitations. And, it looks as good as it performs. Its sleek, classy look garnered a lot of attention around here, and it's easy to see why. The all aluminum construction keeps the Lanbox light while the modular design keeps it strong.


COOLER MASTER GLADIATOR 600 COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (01-19-2010)
With the Gladiator 600 chassis, Cooler Master has a very nice addition to their mid range, mid tower product line. They've managed to incorporate a great looking exterior with good cooling and a functional interior for a cost of around $70 US. Getting a case to market with these features at this pricepoint is no mean feat, and involves some compromises, but I like what Cooler Master chose to compromise on to cut costs with this chassis.


NZXT PANZERBOX ALUMINUM CASE REVIEW (12-20-2009)
NZXT's Panzerbox has proven itself to be worthy of both its name and NZXT's motto. It is armored not only against the prying eyes, and hands of your lanparty adversaries, but against the heat produced by modern high-watt hardware. The Panzerbox also displays the fine workmanship and attention to detail worthy of NZXT's “Crafted Gaming Armor” motto.


IN WIN MAELSTROM FULL TOWER COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (11-30-2009)
In Win’s Maelstrom chassis has a lot to recommend it. The outstanding cooling performance is probably its greatest asset, and the fact that this cooling comes at such a low noise penalty is just icing on the cake. A roomy interior that will mount just about any hardware you would want to throw at it is a big plus as well.


COOLER MASTER ELITE 310 ATV COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (11-24-2009)
It seems that Cooler Master has done what many budget chassis makers have been trying to do for some time now, to produce an inexpensive case that has the right stuff in the interior and some high style to boot. Their Elite 310 case will house your hardware, keep it fairly cool and look good doing it for the miserly sum of around $35-40 US.


ANTEC SKELETON OPEN AIR COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (10-30-2009)
Antec's Skeleton case is a real work of art that also brings top-notch cooling and innovative design elements to the table. The open design and sliding component tray makes installation relatively easy, and hardware changes can be achieved quickly and with minimal bother.


THERMALTAKE ELEMENT G COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (10-21-2009)
Like the Element S the interior of the Element G is a pleasure to work in, (with the exception of the non-replaceable expansion slot covers, one of my pet peeves,) and the cable management features are really outstanding.


LIAN LI PC-B25F ALL ALUMINUM MID-TOWER COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (09-24-2009)
When presented with a chassis like Lian Li's PC-B25F, it is very hard not to heap praise on it like a smitten middle school girl. There is, nevertheless, a hell of a lot to recommend this case. It looks good, has a fabulous feature set with many excellent tool-free elements and top shelf cooling. What more do you want?


NZXT ZERO 2 COMPUTER CASE REVIEW (09-22-2009)
So, how does the Zero 2 compare to the original? Is this an update or a downgrade? After playing with the Zero 2 for about a week, I'd have to say that it is a bit of both. NZXT kept the form factor but changed the case material from aluminum to steel, making it much more robust and almost six pounds heavier.


MAXCUBE AMORIS 6010 COMPUTER CASE (09-06-2009)
The new Amoris 6010 gaming case from Maxcube is a very nice mid-tower chassis, especially considering that it's a first effort from a relative newcomer. It has a distinctive look and an innovative front door design that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. A full-featured top I/O panel, great cooling and very good tool-free hardware mounting solutions make this case a pretty good value at just under $100 US.


COOLER MASTER SILEO 500 MID-TOWER ATX COMPUTER CASE (09-06-2009)
If, as they say, silence is golden, then Cooler Master chose the wrong color for their Sileo 500 computer case. As this review shows, the Sileo is clearly up to the task of keeping even the most demanding hardware comfortably cool, and doing it at near silence. After playing with this chassis for a week or so, I can assure you it would be very easy to build a silent machine using this chassis and some carefully chosen mainstream hardware.


THERMALTAKE ELEMENT S MID-TOWER ATX COMPUTER CASE (09-06-2009)
This chassis will particularly appeal to users who demand massive storage capacity in their machines. With room for seven HDDs, the Element S can be easily outfitted into a storage monster. Hell, you can even add a couple of laptop hardies if you want.


COOLER MASTER STORM SNIPER ATX GAMING CASE (04-06-2009)
To say that I was impressed with the Storm Sniper would be a bit of an understatement. With top-of-the-line cooling performance, a rich and innovative feature set, great looks and a roomy and convenient interior, this is the best mid-tower chassis I've seen in a long time.


NZXT ROGUE SMALL FORM FACTOR GAMING CHASSIS (03-06-2009)
NZXT's entry into the SFF market can certainly be summed up as a decent first attempt. I give the company points for coming up with a unique design that deviates away from the standard cookie cutter type stuff currently available on the market. Overall highlights to look out for are the beautiful brushed aluminum bezel and side panels, embedded chrome lock, five 120mm stock fan mounts for good air circulation and support for full sized PSU's.


THERMALTAKE V9 BLACK EDITION VJ400G1N2Z COMPUTER CASE (25-05-2009)
For some enthusiasts, great cooling can make up for some shortcomings elsewhere, provided those shortcomings can be dealt with. What I said in my earlier review can still be said about the V9 Black Edition, “The V9 is fundamentally a cheap, flimsy case with cheesy, stamped features and an interior that doesn't work all that well".


IN WIN X-FIGHTER ATX GAMING COMPUTER CASE (20-05-2009)
I must say I'm impressed with In Win's X-Fighter mid-tower gaming chassis. It has good cooling performance (particularly the CPU), is quiet and has a very distinctive look with some lighting effects you won't find on any other case. I like the side panel treatment with functional louvers and red mesh accent, and I like how the front panel design seems to unify visual elements from elsewhere on the case.


NZXT GUARDIAN 921 CRAFTED SERIES MID-TOWER ATX COMPUTER CASE (07-05-2009)
With their redesigned Guardian 921 gaming case, NZXT has updated the look and features of the original Guardian while managing to keep its feel and tone. The “armored” look is still there and the updated visual elements are tastefully done, giving the case a fresh, new look while paying homage to the original. I found the illuminated temperature display and eSATA port refreshing and, while not strictly necessary in a gaming case, both features should prove useful.


SILVERSTONE SG03 SUGO SFF SMALL FORM FACTOR CASE (05-05-2009)
In recently years SilverStone has ramped up its product line with a huge selection of cases to cater to any type of computer enthusiast. On paper the SG03 Sugo SFF Case is a step in the right direction from the original SG01 design.


HIPER ANUBIS ALLOY MID-TOWER ATX COMPUTER CASE (30-04-2009)
HIPER has done a very nice job with the Anubis chassis, producing a stylish case that is quiet and cools surprisingly well. I was also impressed with the build quality and finish. When HIPER says this is an alloy case, they mean it. I can't recall a single plastic part, aside from the window, in the entire chassis.


ANTEC TWELVE HUNDRED ATX GAMING CASE (28-04-2009)
So, does the Twelve Hundred live up to all the hype? Is it, as Antec touts, the “Unbeatable Gaming Case?” If cooling and configuration options are the benchmarks we're looking at, it just may be. With six case fans included (five 120's and a massive 200mm top fan) and a distinctive look incorporating a chevron side window, uniform black finish inside and out and the mesh front, the Twelve Hundred brings a lot to the table in both performance and aesthetics.


COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 FULL TOWER CLASSIC ATX CASE (09-02-2009)
With the original ATCS chassis, Cooler Master brought the first truly custom alloy case to the market. Their ATCS 840 Classic has proven to be a worthy successor. With classic good looks and superb build quality, the 840 is poised to make as big an impact on the market as its predecessor. Besides being huge, this chassis is also very configurable and will hold all the hardware that virtually any enthusiast will want to stuff into it, including the watercooling folks.


IN WIN MATRIX TINY TOWER MICRO ATX CASE (07-01-2009)
On the whole, I'm pretty impressed with In Win's Matrix tiny-tower chassis. It has a distinctive look and sports some very nice features for a case of this size. The pearl white/black color scheme is refreshing and the multiple doors maintain a uniform look while providing easy access to the external drives and ports. I'm also impressed with the cooling scheme In Win uses here. It's no mean feat to cool a chassis this small and crowded, but the Matrix does a good job in this respect, all the while keeping noise to a minimum.


ANTEC VERIS FUSION REMOTE MAX PREMIUM HOME THEATER PC CASE (02-12-2008)
The Antec Fusion Remote Max is a great HTPC case. It keeps the installed system cool, is all but silent and has an outstanding software package. The fit and finish is very good, and the contrasts on the front panel treatment give the Max a look that is both distinctive and pleasing.


COOLER MASTER HAF 932 FULL-TOWER ATX CASE (10-11-2008)
When a product comes to market with lots of innovative features, outstanding performance and a unique look, all for a reasonable price, it's likely to be very successful. No stranger to commercial success, Cooler Master has once again raised the bar when it comes to performance and convenience in the PC chassis, while keeping the price at a very reasonable level.


ARCTIC COOLING SILENTIUM T2 COMPUTER CASE (03-11-2008)
With the Silentuium T2 ECO 80 chassis, Arctic Cooling set out to target the green, quiet-computing market segment. While this market is showing growth lately, it's still a relatively small niche, and niche products are a little tricky to review. One has to consider the compromises that are necessary in order to target the desired niche market. For example, the quiet computing crowd is perfectly willing to tolerate higher temps and even lower performance in order to achieve a near silent system. Up to a point.


AEROCOOL AERORACER PRO MID-TOWER ATX CASE (29-10-2008)
AeroCool's AeroRacer Pro turned out to be a mixed bag. I like the exterior finish treatment and the overall look of the case. The cooling performance was very good although I think a few minor tweaks could enhance the airflow while reducing audible noise. I even like the large power button with its chrome bezel and blue backlighting, but the “ENGINE START” business seems a bit gratuitous to me.


THERMALTAKE V9 GAMING CASE (14-10-2008)
Well, Thermaltake's V9 gaming case is a mixed bag. The aesthetics I like a lot, and the cooling performance should support even the most demanding gaming hardware. The fans move a lot of air and are quiet enough to satisfy the vast majority of gaming enthusiasts. There are, however, some issues with the V9 that prospective buyers should be aware of. Personally, I think fit and finish is a very important aspect of a chassis review. As I mentioned earlier, I really like the finish; the fit, not so much.


ZALMAN HD160XT PLUS PREMIUM HTPC CASE (02-09-2008)
I loved Zalman's HD160XT when I got a chance to look at it in early 2007. It was hard for me to imagine that they could improve on it very much. Well, they found a way. Actually a couple of ways. I like the reorganized front panel for the improved access to the control buttons and I/O features. I also think that the change to the iMON software is an improvement, not only for its functionality, but also for the future support and updates that will be available from SoundGraph.


MONEUAL LAB MONCASO 972 HTPC CASE (12-08-2008)
This case offers just about everything one would need in a HTPC enclosure, although it comes at a steep price of around $500. For someone who is serious about building the ultimate media center system the Moncaso 972 is hard to beat. The 7” touch screen is not only attractive and fun to use, but very practical since changing a song or video can be done right from the case.


THERMALTAKE ARMOR MX MID-TOWER CASE (22-07-2008)
Not everyone has the need or desire for a full tower chassis, so Thermaltake took many of the features of the popular Armor case and compressed it all into a very pleasing mid-tower offering. The Armor MX has a lot in common with its big brother including a massive intake fan on the side panel for cooling, ample room for hardware, and solid construction.


THERMALTAKE XASER VI VG4000SNA COMPUTER CASE (30-06-2008)
With the Xaser VI, Thermaltake has an aluminum full-tower chassis that will rival the best in it's class. The innovative tool-free features are well executed and make working in this Xaser a real pleasure. Arguably the best feature is the sliding motherboard tray. Or maybe the hard drive mounting solution. What about the densely populated front panel I/O plate? Or the outstanding cooling design? There's a lot of stuff here to like, and I like the vast majority of it.


IN WIN METAL SUIT GD DESIGNER COMPUTER CASE (11-06-2008)
In-Win continues to make a name for themselves by releasing excellent cases like the Metal Suit GD. I was impressed by the build quality – every part of the case was solidly constructed; nothing about it felt “cheap”. It packs in a lot of features like liquid cooling readiness, an internal VGA cooling system, and plenty of drive bays while maintaining a sleek, uncluttered look.


GLACIALTECH ALTAIR A380 HTPC CASE (08-04-2008)
This case works well for a basic HTPC build and supports both Micro ATX and full ATX motherboards, but unfortunately there are a few shortcomings that keep it from being a fierce competitor in the case market. The inclusion of a remote, internal card reader and PSU add a lot of convenience but with only 220W of power, hardware must be planned out accordingly.


IN WIN B2 STEALTH BOMBER COMPUTER CASE (08-04-2008)
Regardless of whether or not you're a fighter jet enthusiast, In Win's latest offering is worthy of your next system build or simply to replace an old, boring case. It has just about every feature that one would need while maintaining a sleek, non-cluttered look just like the jet it was inspired by. Quite honestly, I can't find any real reason not to highly recommend it.


THERMALTAKE SWORDM FULL TOWER CASE (09-01-2008)
Overall, the SwordM is an exciting case to work with. The thick aluminum construction is expertly manufactured and aggressive styling throughout give it a look all its own. The hydraulic-powered top and side panels will surely turn heads, even if their usefulness may be questionable. This chassis comes equipped with just about every feature imaginable and then some, so it can easily be a case that lasts through several more system builds.


IN WIN ALLURE DESIGNER COMPUTER CASE (19-12-2007)
There might be those who quickly dismiss this case based on its appearance alone, but I strongly suggest taking a closer look at the finer details the Allure has to offer. The unique, rounded shape and small but sturdy construction allows for easy installation and the inclusion of a rear bezel keeps things looking strikingly clean. The flip-up front door works well and is less intrusive than a swing out door.


APEVIA X-JUPITER G-TYPE BLACK COMPUTER CASE (04-12-2007)
This case is a good choice for those who want an attractive, full tower solution with good cooling along with a few useful extras. The aluminum construction keeps the case light so it can be easily transported, and the four included 120mm fans provide plenty of airflow.


ZALMAN Z-MACHINE GT1000 HIGH END GAMING ENCLOSURE (07-11-2007)
With the introduction of the Z-Machine GT1000 chassis, Zalman has produced a worthy successor to their earlier Fatal1ty offering. I liked the Fatal1ty a lot; I like the Z-Machine a lot more. The GT1000 is better looking, easier to work in, has more hard drive space and comes in two color options. Cooling performance is just as good, if not better, than the original and the drive mounting solutions are both simple and elegantly executed.


THERMALTAKE ARMOR VA8003BWS FULL TOWER ENTHUSIAST CASE (07-11-2007)
Simply put, this case has it all – a roomy interior, five fans, liquid cooling readiness, a front panel and storage drawer that can be relocated and solid construction. The 250mm side panel fan spans a wide area and provides additional cooling directly to the CPU and other motherboard components.


IN WIN BK623 MT. JADE DESKTOP MEDIA CASE (05-11-2007)
So what did I think of the Mountain Jade? Aside from some minor problems, I found the case to be easy to build, with solid construction throughout. While certainly not very expandable, it should be a decent performer for a multimedia PC or HTPC. The lack of fans initially left me a little leery of performance, but testing set me straight.


ANTEC VERIS FUSION V2 BLACK HTPC COMPUTER CASE (31-10-2007)
Overall, the Fusion is a good choice for a HTPC chassis.  The front bezel has a very classy, A/V receiver look that will blend seamlessly amongst other home theater equipment. Having the ability to adjust fan speed is a nice feature since at the lowest setting they are practically silent while still moving enough air to keep the hardware cool.


GIGABYTE TRITON 180 COMPUTER CASE (25-10-2007)
For a price of $70 US, it will be difficult to find a better case than the Triton 180.  It's solidly built and roomy inside but not so large that it takes up too much desk space. Instead of using windows, lights, or other flashy things Gigabyte went for a nice and sleek, sophisticated appearance without being too plain.


MONEUAL LAB 932B BLACK HTPC CASE WITH 7 INCH TOUCHSCREEN (09-10-2007)
Moneual Lab set out to market a high-end HTPC chassis for the discriminating enthusiast and they've got a very promising contender in the MonCaso 932B. This case has it all. The design and build quality is second to none, the software package is excellent and the feature list is very impressive, to say the least. The 932 also cools very well for an HTPC case, and is very quiet.


GIGABYTE ISOLO 210 COMPUTER CHASSIS (20-09-2007)
Gigabyte has proven once again they are a fierce competitor in the case market with the iSolo 210. With its mesh side window and sleek, classy look, this case looks great sitting on a desk.


COOLERMASTER CM MEDIA 282 HYBRID DESKTOP/HTPC COMPUTER CASE (10-09-2007)
To sum it up, this is quite a versatile case. It can be used to build a HTPC or a full fledged overclocked gaming tower, and converting between the two takes just a matter of minutes. Unlike many HTPC chassis this case supports both the micro and full ATX form factors and there is plenty of room inside for hard drives.


XCLIO PROPELLER BLACK COMPUTER CASE W/ 360MM FAN (28-08-2007)
I had high hopes for the Propeller, considering how much I liked XClio's 188A chassis, but it wasn't to be. When considering a budget case, there are some shortcomings one can ignore. The Spartan interior is roomy, but doesn't have many amenities or innovative features. I know how to use a screwdriver; I can deal with that. Especially considering the Propellers low cost. On close examination, it lacks the kind of fit and finish I like to see in a chassis, but for $65 and a 360mm fan, I can live with it.


ANTEC P182 PERFORMANCE ONE ELITE COMPUTER CASE (21-08-2007)
With the P182 chassis, Antec has proved that, “If it ain't broke, you can probably still fix it!” They've taken the proven P180 chassis, gotten rid of a few superfluous features, added some very nice convenience and appearance features and kept the quiet cooling performance that made the P180 such a great case. The new look, with its gun-metal gray panels is a big improvement and the cable management features are a welcome improvement over the original.


THERMALTAKE WINGRS 101 MID TOWER COMPUTER CASE (16-08-2007)
For a basic computer build, the Wing RS case is a good choice. It has a simple but sleek look and installing drives doesn’t get any easier. The price is right too at around $50 US.


THERMALTAKE SHARK ALUMINUM ATX FULL TOWER CASE (10-07-2007)
Thermaltake's Shark chassis has a lot going for it. It's light, stylish, roomy and does cool very well. Features like the removable mobo tray, rail storage scheme, drive installation design and front door treatment make the Shark a pleasure to work in and aesthetically pleasing. It's quiet, sturdy and the interior design is great for wire management, making a neat, tidy installation relatively easy.


NEXUS MORPHO PREMIUM ALUMINUM COMPUTER CASE (28-06-2007)
That said, the design team that created this case did an amazing job at making it look good. The cooling in the case would be more than adequate if a blowhole and side panel fans had been included. The all aluminum finish really does stand out but its not enough to warrant the price tag. At an expected price of close to 300 Euro this case could use a lot of work before I would even consider recommending it. No one will want to spend this much on a case only to have to purchase fans and cut a blowhole in it so its safe to use.


ULTRA MICROFLY BX6 MICRO ATX CASE W/ 600W XVS POWER SUPPLY (13-06-2007)
The Ultra MicroFly BX6 is one of the nicest cases I've had the chance to work with. The classy good looks, flawless finish, and small footprint will find a home in any home media center setup. Installation of components is relatively painless, with plenty of room for the necessary bits that make up a good media PC.


XCLIO 188A GAMING CASE (11-05-2007)
The Xclio 188A is one of the best budget chassis' I've worked with. Not only is this case very classy looking, the cooling is superb and there is plenty of room inside for most systems. The 250mm fan does its job quietly and efficiently and the integrated fan speed controller is a welcome feature.


GIGABYTE AURORA 570 BLACK TOWER ATX CASE (24-04-2007)
Gigabyte's 3DAurora 570 chassis is the second-generation offering in this product line and a very worthy successor to the original. With many improvements over its older brother and several new features, the 570 is a high quality case that will make an excellent home for the latest maximum-effort systems an enthusiast might wish to install. It has a distinctive look, great performance and a feature list the likes of which give many chassis manufacturers a thing or two to learn.


THERMALTAKE SOPRANO DX COMPUTER CASE (04-04-2007)
Even though there's nothing really cutting edge about it, Thermaltake has a good thing going with the Soprano Dx. The lightweight but sturdy aluminum construction along with two locks makes it practical for transporting a system to a LAN. It has a stylish look with the blue LED bar on the front panel and the included fans are quiet. Another definite plus is no tools are needed for optical, floppy, and expansion card installs.


XCLIO A380 SUPER TOWER ATX COMPUTER CASE (28-03-2007)
Xclio's A380 chassis certainly lives up to its “ Super Tower ” nickname. It's a big case with huge fans and lots of room for components. The jet engine look is striking, to say the least, and the large window shows off a few of the interior components not blocked by the 25cm blue LED fan. The size and tool-free features make installation relatively easy and the cable management features make for a tidy install with little effort.


ZALMAN HD160XT ULTIMATE HTPC CASE WITH TOUCH SCREEN (19-03-2007)
This product exudes quality in both form and function. I've reviewed many Zalman products in the past and I have to say that I've never been disappointed with Zalman quality. I also have to say that, with the HD160XT, they've really outdone themselves. I've been using this product for over a week now, and it just gets better with each use. Design, functionality, performance, appearance, and ease of use combine to make the XT, well, awesome.


ULTRA E-TORQUE BLACK ATX COMPUTER CASE (16-03-2007)
Overall, the eTorque is a decent case for the money, but a few bad marks bring it down from a Top Rank product. The lack of case fans is something to keep in mind if you're looking at this case, the front panel door doesn't have much room for fan controllers, and the top mounted USB/FireWire jacks all take the eTorque down a few notches.


IN WIN ALPHA 360 COMPUTER CASE (05-03-2007)
The In Win Alpha 360 mATX case has a lot going for it. Its unique styling features make it one of the best looking small cases on the market today. Innovative features throughout the chassis also make it one of the easiest mATX cases I've ever worked with. Liberal use of plastic allowed the In Win design team to do some very nice things with the 360 and one would have to say that the result is quite impressive, both in appearance and performance.


SPIRE SWIRL COMPUTER CASE (20-02-2007)
Overall I have to say that I am very impressed. This case has all the features others in its price range do as well as several that even some high price cases do not. The overall cooling was also admirable. While the styling of the case is fairly utilitarian there is beauty in its simplicity, its not over bright front LEDs should also mean that it would be right at home anywhere in your home or office.


THERMALTAKE LANBOX COMPUTER CASE (19-02-2007)
Thermaltake has a real gem in the Lanbox chassis. The design and styling elements join to produce a small, portable case that not only performs very well, but also is relatively easy to work in, given the space limitations. And, it looks as good as it performs. Its sleek, classy look garnered a lot of attention around here, and it's easy to see why. The all aluminum construction keeps the Lanbox light while the modular design keeps it strong.....


NZXT ZERO COMPUTER CASE (12-02-2007)
The new Zero case from NZXT has a lot to recommend it. It's a cooling monster without the growls and roars you'd expect from eight case fans. It has a sleek, classic look that doesn't appear to have been inspired by an Anime episode. The Zero will hold plenty of drives and the tool-free features are well designed and executed.


IN WIN F430 XTREME SERIES ATX COMPUTER CASE (05-02-2007)
You've got to hand it to In Win. It takes a lot of guts to design and market a computer chassis with such close association to an automotive legend like the Ferarri F430. With their F430 case, though, In Win seems to have pulled it off rather well. The immaculate finish, innovative design elements, single-fan cooling, and racecar sounds all contribute to make the F430 a high-performance and stylish case with that little something extra that sets it apart from the crowd.


THERMALTAKE SOPRANO VX COMPUTER CASE (28-11-2006)
The Thermaltake Soprano VX is a computer chassis with some style and panache that some people may find appealing. Personally, I like the look of the case. I like the front panel I/O treatment, too. While the finish doesn't quite live up to the hype, it's not bad either.


ANTEC NINE HUNDRED ULTIMATE GAMER'S CASE (13-11-2006)
So, does the Nine Hundred live up to all the hype? Is it, as Antec touts, the “Ultimate Gamer Case?” If cooling and configuration options are the benchmarks we're looking at, it just may be. With four case fans included (three 120's and a massive 200mm top fan) and a distinctive look incorporating a chevron side window and mesh front, the Nine Hundred brings a lot to the table in both performance and aesthetics.


THERMALTAKE KANDALF LCS LIQUID COOLED CASE (02-11-2006)
ThermalTake took one of the best cases on the market, and only upgraded it with a component that made a difference. The liquid cooling system included with the Kandalf LCS proves to be a great performer, while not adding too much complexity.


ANTEC FUSION MEDIA CENTER CASE (18-10-2006)
Antec once again has delivered a knockout product, and one that I'm very pleased with. Sure, there's a few little problems here and there, but nothing that diminishes the overall design of the case.While the insides are tight, there's room for everything a small media center will need, and everything fits properly, without any fiddling.


ZALMAN FATAL1TY FC-ZE1 COMPUTER CASE (16-10-2006)
Zalman's association with Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel has yielded yet another outstanding product. The FC-ZE1 Champion Series computer enclosure is a superb chassis with great aesthetics and the performance to back it up. The design, quality, craftsmanship and materials brought to bear in the creation of this chassis are second to none and culminate in a product that is, in my opinion, without peer. The design elements in combination with a rich, innovative feature set make installation a breeze and allow the case to exhibit great cooling performance while keeping noise to a minimum.


THERMALTAKE MOZART TX VE1000SWA ALUMINUM ENTERTAINMENT CENTER CHASSIS (18-09-2006)
So, is the Mozart Tx “The Ideal Home Entertainment Center”? It easily could be. It could also be so much more. With an impressive feature set and an even more impressive list of available options, the Thermaltake has a real winner on their hands. Priced at around $250 US, the Mozart Tx ain't cheap, but considering what it delivers and its potential, I'd consider it a good value.


SPIRE PININFARINA SP-ATX-PALU/S™ SILVER ENTHUSIAST COMPUTER CASE (04-09-2006)
The fit and finish is excellent, the design is well-thought out, and like an exotic car, nothing is included that doesn't benefit from actual usage. A sleek look, useful PCI card retention, and swing-out case sides make this one a winner.


SANSUN GALAXY ATX/BTX BLACK COMPUTER CASE (27-07-2006)
Based on the success of the Bat case they released earlier this year, Sansun has jumped headlong into the gaming case fray, with the newly introduced Galaxy case. Sporting eight 5.25” bays and an innovative cooling system, the Galaxy is intended to be a gamers joy.


THERMALTAKE ARMOR JR. ALUMINUM COMPUTER CASE (20-06-2006)
With the addition of the Armor Jr., Thermaltake continues an impressive track record of marketing innovative computer cases with excellent features and outstanding performance. A sleek look, large side window and superb cooling performance only add to its appeal. Add configuration flexibility into the mix, and I think you'll agree that the Armor Jr. is a very nice case, indeed.


ISTARUSA STORM S8 BLACK COMPUTER CASE (06-06-2006)
I'm quite honestly impressed with the the S8. For a low-priced case, iStar has included a lot of bang for the buck, including some features much more expensive cases skimp out on. Tool-free drive bays all the way around, a solid expansion card retaining slot, and great cooling all make for a case that's easy to live with. The S8's clean, discreet looks make it as easy on the eyes as it is on the hands.


ZALMAN HD160 HTPC HOME THEATER PC CASE (02-06-2006)
In typical Zalman fashion, the HD160 HTPC case comes to the market with impressive design elements, a rich feature set, outstanding materials and build quality, and the best cooling performance I've seen in this type of chassis. More importantly for a niche product like this, the HD160 can do its job in virtual silence.


THERMALTAKE SWING VB6000SNS ATX COMPUTER CASE (15-12-2005)
For a mid-tower case competing in the mainstream market, this is an incredibly solid release. Packed into the small frame of the Swing case we're able to find enough room for everything and more, and virtually all the features of a full tower in a space that doesn't seem cramped. If the interior of the case is a solid point, the exterior of the Swing case is a top notch accomplishment as well.


MGE XGBOX DRAGON ELITE ALUMINUM ATX GAMING CASE (12-12-2005)
I have to applaud XG for their Dragon chassis. It is always a gamble to market a product with styling as over-the-top as this. While I've seen other manufacturers wrap an outdated, mediocre chassis in some superficial bling to milk some more dollars out of it, MGE has used a new chassis design with nice features and aluminum construction to bring a quality product to the marketplace.


ANTEC P160 P160W ALUMINUM ATX MID TOWER COMPUTER CASE (17-11-2005)
The design and execution of the P160W, while not perfect, is very impressive indeed. It's quiet and has very good cooling potential. With the exception of the drive rail issue and the rather fussy stealth cover buttons, the case was a pleasure to work with. I particularly like the design of the HDD drive trays, the motherboard tray and the control panel.


ANTEC SUPER LANBOY ALUMINUM ATX COMPUTER CASE (15-11-2005)
With the name like Antec behind this case, I had pretty high expectations. Now I can see why this case sells so well. It has the perfect recipe for the perfect purchase like affordability, being lightweight, and last but not least important it is well constructed. Antec has clearly thought of you the consumer when designing this case. For a MRSP of about $75 I think this case is a great buy.


RAIDMAX NINJA 918 SILVER ATX COMPUTER CASE (31-10-2005)
Today we're looking at one of those options, the Raidmax Ninja 918 ATX case . This case was built for gaming, and offers a number of features that you'd generally see in a higher performance case. However, when it comes to top-notch gaming products, I'm a fairly demanding person, and most of us are - we want the fastest, the coolest, the most moddable. Can the Raidmax hold a candle to our list of desires? Only one way to find out, so lets take a closer look.


ANTEC P180 ADVANCED SUPER MID TOWER COMPUTER CASE (24-10-2005)
With the recent introduction of the P-180 chassis, the latest in their Performance One series, Antec has made an attempt to address both the cooling problem and the noise issue. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a PC enthusiast who hasn't heard of, much less owned any Antec products.


MGE XG NINJA 2 COMPUTER CASE (06-10-2005)
If you're looking for a case that has some bling but doesn't cost a lot of bucks, follow along with me as I take a look at the new Ninja 2 chassis from XG. A subsidiary of the well-established MGE Company, XG markets higher-end cases and power supplies to the gaming community.


THERMALTAKE TENOR DESIGNER HOME THEATER ATX COMPUTER CASE (25-08-2005)
The Thermaltake Tenor chassis has a lot of features that would make it a good choice for a HTPC build. It's a good-looking case with plenty of room for a full-sized ATX motherboard and PSU. Drive space is also plentiful and a great overall design made for a quick and trouble-free installation.


THERMALTAKE THERMALROCK ECLIPSE ATX COMPUTER CASE (10-08-2005)
The Eclipse has proven to be an excellent chassis. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, and this case has a lot to behold. The combination of both bold and subtle styling elements gives the Eclipse a unique look and a burley stance....


ASPIRE X-CRUISER BLUE GAMING COMPUTER CASE (25-07-2005)
Let's face it; the first thing you notice about a computer case is its appearance. The problem with evaluating a product's appearance is that appearance is very subjective. What one person may find attractive, another may not. So here's my impression of the X-Cruiser. Aesthetically, Aspire has done a great job with the X-Cruiser. While I'm not a big fan of cases with doors, I really like this case.


THERMALTAKE SVIKING BA400BWS BLACK COMPUTER CASE (29-05-2005)
The Thermaltake SViking series is a good buy, with a few exceptions. The sharp edges were kept to a bare minimum and for the most part the metal was rolled nice and neatly. The case offers a lot of room for optical and hard drives . The cases airflow is designed well, but mark my words, you won't be able to take the full speed setting for long.


ASPIRE X-QPACK-AL/420 BLACK/SILVER ALUMINUM MICROATX COMPUTER CASE (16-05-2004)
Did I mention that I like big cases? Well, I do. I also like the Aspire X-QPACK. It looks good without sacrificing functionality. It's compact, yet offers room for two 5.25 inch drives, two hard drives and a floppy. It's lightweight, but still quite sturdy.


RAIDMAX VIRGO 811 BLACK COMPUTER CASE (04-05-2004)
I was really surprised at the quality of this case. There were only a few sharp edges where the metal was unfinished. For the most part, all the metal was rolled and it was very easy to work inside. There is lots of room for hard drives and optical drives . This case has excellent airflow.


THERMALTAKE KANDALF VA9000SWA SILVER ALUMINUM COMPUTER CASE (25-04-2004)
Thermaltake calls its new Kandalf case “The Super Tower” and with good reason. Not only is it super sized, it has tons of super features that really set it apart from the crowd. I really can't say enough good things about the Kandalf. While the $200 price tag may put it out of reach for some, Thermaltake gives the buyer that can afford it lots and lots...


THERMALTAKE THERMALROCK CIRCLE SILVER ATX COMPUTER CASE (22-02-2005)
Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. That is certainly true when it comes to computer case design. When the Circle showed up at my house I was less than ecstatic with its appearance, but over the week or so that I've had it around, I must confess that it's grown on me. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that ThermalRock's Circle chassis has....


ATHENATECH A605 MID ATX COMPUTER CASE (15-12-2004)
The Athenatech A605 has a lot of competition in its $50 price range. While none of its features put it head and shoulders above its rivals, I feel it is a good buy. With the addition of another fan and a motherboard tray it would have been a great buy.


COOLERMASTER CAV-T01 CAVALIER 1 DESIGNER COMPUTER CASE (01-11-2004)
Today I will introducing the CoolerMaster Cavalier 1 Designer Computer Case which rides the knife's edge between the two fields as an attractive alternative for the mainstream user, but also would be an excellent case for an gamer as well.


CLEARPC "SECRET AGENT" CLEAR ACRYLIC BRIEFCASE ENCLOSURE (20-05-2004)
Well, I went in slightly skeptical, not wanting to be disappointed, and I was blown away. This case is fantastic. I've left it running for hours, checking on it periodically to see what the temperature inside the case is, and it always remained cool. Even the acrylic felt cool to the touch. This design is superb.


FOXCONN CASEDGE DIABOLIC MINOTAUR DESIGNER COMPUTER CASE (22-04-2004)
What a case. Honestly. She's a big old heavy bugger, but she's beautiful. There is a ton of space in it for devices and HDDs, and the side-facing HDD rack is very innovative (not to mention convenient). The tool-less design makes for easy setup and reconfiguration, and the included PSU and 120mm are fantastic additions.


CASE4U MONA DESIGNER ATX MID-TOWER COMPUTER CASE (19-03-2004)
The Mona case from Case 4u is the lazy modder's dream: It requires no hard work to improve its appearance and can have lights and fans added without drilling or cutting to put in a window or fan opening. While the case requires nothing extra to make it look great, there is room for additions which makes the case a viable option for advanced modders as well.


ATHENATECH A106 DESIGNER MICRO-ATX CASE WITH LED DISPLAY (28-01-2004)
Finally, the LCD, fan speed control and temperature monitor are fantastic additions to this line of cases. This means you can easily keep a close eye on the system and ensure none of the components overheat. Plus, it is incredibly stylish. All in all, I am very impressed with this case. There are lots of possibilities when it comes to usability and for the money.


LIAN LI PC-6077 BLACK ALUMINUM MID-ATX CASE (14-12-2003)
Lian Li's latest aluminum case series takes care of any possible fault I have found in any previous versions. With the inclusion of the top blowhole and additional rear exhaust, this case would be a great option for the overclocker or a conventional computer user that wants a cool running system.


ATHENATECH A100SC MICRO-ATX DESIGNER COMPUTER CASE (03-12-2003)
For the price, this is an excellent flex ATX/micro ATX case. The sleek front with the hidden devices allows you to use it in your home theater. The 60mm fans would ensure a quiet entertainment box. All that would be required is a graphics card capable of supporting a good video out stream, such as the ATI Radeon All In Wonder 9800 Pro.


AEROCOOL LUBIC P3519 CUSTOMIZABLE COMPUTER CASE KIT (15-11-2003)
I am actually looking forward to working on another project with this case. If you sketch out exactly what you intend to build, then you will be able to make excellent diagrams which will prevent a lot of the frustration which I experienced putting this case together.


XPCASES.COM BLACK X-DREAMER COMPUTER CASE (15-10-2003)
As you can very well make out, I am impressed with this case. It's packed with useful practical and aesthetic features and is has a great price tag. Costing a mere US$54.88 and even having an included power supply to boot launches this case up to my top choice and I have actually claimed this case to be the next candidate for my own computer system.


ATHENATECH A747CS DESIGNER COMPUTER CASE (16-09-2003)
For a mere US$50-$60 getting a decent looking case with an included quality power supply is nothing to sneeze at. Add in the features like the tool-less side panel, tool-less optical and Hard drive installation and easily accessible multimedia ports and you have yourself quite a deal.


LIAN LI PC-60H3 MID-TOWER DESIGNER ALUMINUM CASE (11-09-2003)
There is no doubt in my mind after reviewing the PC-60H3 that Lian Li is still one of the premier if not the best computer case manufacturers in the aluminum case market today. Not only did they have a major part in bringing high quality aluminum cases to the mainstream market, but they have no plans on sacrificing quality for quantity anytime in the future.


CASE4U EOS MINI-ITX / MICRO-ATX CASE (10-09-2003)
For a small inexpensive case, the EOS does have some value. The case is well built (although heavy), attractive and wouldn't be a bad choice for an inexpensive small workstation, HTPC or a file server. The questionable inclusion of the Anion Air Purifier is a good idea, but I really think that it could be removed and the money placed in other parts of the case.


ENERMAX X-POINT CS-528 COMPUTER CASE(17-07-2003)
For the price of ~US$65, you really can't ask for more. It includes a 300 watt power supply, it has a removable motherboard tray, and best of all, it has a side window. Until now, I only thought these characteristics were housed in cases that were valued in the US$100 and up price-point.


TURBOCASE X-SONIC BLACK ALUMINUM CASE (27-04-2003)
You just can't ask for more value for US$89.99. Let's add it up. You have a black, aluminum, windowed case that has a removable harddrive rack, an included 350watt power supply, easy optical drive installation, two included tri-LED fans and front USB ports for under $100. I think that is the dictionary definition for VALUE.


CLEARPC ACRYLIC MICRO-ATX COMPUTER CASE (10-03-2003)
If you are in the market for an eye-candy case, this is the one. People always brag about having a window in the side of their case... What about having a case that is a window?


ANTEC PERFORMANCE PLUSVIEW 1000AMG QUICK REVIEW (12-01-2003)
This review will be a quickie as I already had the chance to review the Antec Performance Plus 1080 AMG and this model differs little. The difference however is interesting as it pays attention to a new trend and popular one as well. Modding your case has become a trend with computer owners and many manufacturers are adjusting their product-line to meet those needs.


SKYHAWK GALAXY LX DESIGNER COMPUTER CASE (19-12-2002)
Today Tweaknews.net will be reviewing a great example from one of the premier aluminum computer case line from SkyhawkUSA. If you are in the market for an attractive, aluminum case for your next system, you have to check this one out. It's a beauty!


ANTEC PERFORMANCE PLUS 1080 AMG COMPUTER CASE (28-09-2002)
It looks sleek, Has the right colour, Is roomy, Keeps cool, Is silent. I will show that the case can do all of that and much more. How's that for an introduction? When I first spoke to Antec about doing a review on this case I pointed out that a lot of people said I coudn't keep my SCSI drives cool and that no case was able fit all of my junk. I disagreed and so did Antec Inc.


EXOTICPC AHANIX PLATINUM XP DESSIGNER COMPUTER CASE (14-08-2002)
Ah, the computer case. The barometer of the computer enthusiast. Is he/she a geek, a "l33t" user?, or a normal user with a flare for the different? Well, today I have a great looking case that would be a great upgrade for the normal computer user. Adequate cooling, internal temperature probe, lots of expansion space, stylish looks, and internal drive bay covers make this a great deal!!


KINGWIN KT-436BK BLACK ALUMINUM-MAGNESIUM ALLOY CASE (27-07-2002)
Want a aluminum case? What to save a couple of bucks? Don't need a window? Well, I would have to say that this would be a safe and intelligent purchase. For approximately $30 dollars less than the equivalent competition, you get sturdy aluminum-alloy lightweight construction, 150cfm's of airflow, removable motherboard tray, all black finish, gold trim and completely toolless entry.


LIAN-LI PC-86 BLACK ALUMINUM CASE (23-05-2002)
The newest craze, the aluminum PC case, has swept the computer market like a storm. Everyone is praising the quality, the lightness and the lovely finish these cases have brought to the lucky purchaser's workstation. Shining in the forefront is the king and overall leader of this niche market, the Lian-Li. I am amazed as to how many models, sizes and colours comprise the Lian-Li aluminum case lineup.


XOXIDE ENLIGHT BREEZE PPREMODIFIED CASE (21-05-2002)
I myself am an avid case-modder and love to tinker with my case to make it a little more heat efficient and better looking. But, I have to let you know, it was nice to have a "turn-key" approach to a nice case. No work, No cutting, No mess and great looks make for a no-brainer decision. The beast has been released onto the net.

 

 


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