Today we look at a PC chassis from Mircocool that is aimed at the hardware tweaker in all of us. The Banchetto 101 is an open air modular chassis that not only supports normal PC components but water cooling as well. Open, light and transparent, its innovative structural design enables easy access to all components of the system and allows rapid substitutions and total real-time monitoring. Join us as we see how easy the Banchetto 101 really is to use.
Antec offers several models in the Sonata family of cases which have been very popular with enthusiasts and casual builders alike. Long respected in the business of building cases, Antec is proud to offer one of their newest mid tower Sonata models named the Sonata Proto. Read on to see if Antec has another best seller on their hands.
Today we are looking at a brand new micro-ATX case in NZXT’s crafted series, the Vulcan. The Vulcan is a mATX case intended for enthusiasts and is said to be 40% smaller than the traditional ATX full tower, yet can still accommodate a full length video card and up to a 6.5″ tall CPU cooler. Join us as we take a look at this new mighty mini wonder that is ideal for LAN gamers on the go!
Corsair is getting ready to announce its second PC case, the Obsidian 700D. The new 700D is positioned slightly lower than the 800D which the company debuted last year. We found the 800D to be one of best cases we have ever looked at, so we have really high hopes for the lower cost 700D. Read on to see what we think of the Corsair Obsidian 700D PC gaming chassis!
GMC’s slogan is “Design and Innovate” and their H-80 definitely shows a lot of innovative design features. The GMC H-80 is an ATX Mid-Tower case that is solidly built and has plenty of features to make for a great system build. Four included fans provide plenty of airflow to keep even high powered systems running along nice and cool.
The NZXT Hades is a great mainstream case with room for any video card on up to ATI’s 5970, plenty of massive high-CFM case fans, a nice simple look and high end features including three thermal sensors and screwless drive bays, all for $99.99. If you want airflow you’ll love the 5 fans as it a 200mm intake fan, dual top 140mm fans, a side 200mm fan, and a rear 120mm exhaust fan!
The NZXT Tempest EVO is an all black colored steel mid tower chassis that was developed with gamers in mind. Building off of the original Tempest’s design, the EVO brings advanced cooling power, expandability, and cable management. The Tempest EVO maximizes airflow circulation with Dual 120mm intake, dual 140mm top exhaust, side 120mm, and a rear 120mm fan. NZXT even redesigned the fan blade design to reduce fan noise levels and the price remains at $89.
Antec has a successor to the mid tower P190 case with their gunmetal gray P193 chassis. Will the upgrades put in place overcome some of the shortcomings of the original design? We build it out with some of the largest components available to see how it fares on a system build that mirrors what any gamer our enthusiast would build if they buy one of these cases!
If you are tired of computer cases that look like just about every other chassis out there, then Thermaltake and BMW Designworks USA have the case for you. The Thermaltake Level 10 Super-Gaming Modular Tower Chassis is the culmination of performance, design and innovation in computer chassis. Actually, this case would qualify as a super case as it is in a league of its own!
The Thermaltake Element V is a full tower ATX enthusiast class case with a deceptively reserved exterior. A combination of 230mm, 200mm, and 120mm Colorshift fans provide for a unique aesthetic effect while thoroughly ventilating the case. Read on to see how this case handles our Intel LGA1366 system build and if it should be considered for your next system build!
In collaboration with AMD, Cooler Master has released an AMD edition of the critically acclaimed HAF 932 which transforms your machine into an AMD themed eye catching PC case. The HAF 932 AMD edition adds racing red to the front and is branded with the AMD dragon on the acrylic see-through side panel. Read on to see how this full tower case does in our system AMD system build!
The best-selling Antec Nine Hundred offers gamers an unbeatable enclosure, one that delivers a combination of cooling, performance and convenience that is better than most competing cases in the same price range. The newer Antech Nine Hundred Two builds on this design with improved airflow and dominating style.
The Helios 910R gaming case from AZZA is engineered to satisfy the needs of PC Enthusiasts and Gamers. With today’s gaming components producing so much heat, AZZA gave the case a 140mm fan on the top, a 230mm fan on the side panel, a 140mm on the front panel, and a 120mm fan on the back panel. Read on to see how this case does!
In the computer chassis industry, Thermaltake is well-renowned for their professional engineering and high-performance products. When designing the Element G case, Thermaltake engineers opted for a classic, yet dramatic look with the option to switch on a variety of case lighting effects. Read on to see if the Thermaltake Element G is the right case for gamers and enthusiasts!