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August 18th, 2009 | Benjamin Sun
From an enthusiast's point of view this case is in many ways a more inexpensive brother of Cooler Master's CM Storm Scout case. The case has rounded edges, meaning you won't cut your hand when operating on the system, adequate cooling and great cable management. There is room for four 140mm fans and a 120mm fan or alternatively up to five 120mm fans. The tool-less drive installation, and the FP I/O is a great addition to a good case. Another big plus is the hole in the CPU area that allows you... - read more
August 12th, 2009 | Benjamin Sun
The Thermaltake Element T case set out with a mission of providing an excellent gaming case on a budget and has succeeded. This case has the features you want in a mid-tower case with features like tool-less drive installation, plenty of airflow with two fans standard and room for two additional fans to provide maximum airflow, and 7 3.5 bays for HDDs where most cases of this size and price range have four or five at most. - read more
July 27th, 2009 | Benjamin Sun
External enclosures are a great thing for backup, but the BlacX is better than most enclosures as it offers a hot-swappable bay, and you can use any SATA drive up to 2Tb to store your information. A standard external enclosure only uses one drive and is limited by that factor, with the BlacX multiple drives can be easily accessed by just pulling out the drive you are using and swapping it out for another, no hassle no data loss. For Mac users the eSATA connection is a must and for PC users the... - read more
July 17th, 2009 | Benjamin Sun
SilverStone says they are targeting this case for the Extreme Enthusiast and it has a plethora of features and innovation for just that crowd. The price tag online is $249.99 as of this writing, making it not for the faint of heart when it comes to those with a light wallet this case is not for you. If you want a case that looks like an F-117 Night Hawk in some ways and has an innovative cooling system that draws the air up and out of the system, the SilverStone Raven RV-01 may just fit the... - read more
June 24th, 2009 | Benjamin Sun
In Win set out to design a unique solution on their X-fighter case and it shows in the design and features of the case. The X-Fighter looks sort of like a spaceship but does not look like the ships we come to expect from the Star Wars universe like the X-Wing and TIE fighters. In terms of cooling the case has adequate cooling with a front fan, a rear fan, and a GPU cooling solution. The X-Fighter is available online for under $100 USD and sports high end features like the I/O area having e-... - read more
June 10th, 2009 | Benjamin Sun
The Sileo 500 case is an exciting example of an inexpensive case that distinguishes itself from other cases in a few ways. First is the silent operation. Everything from the padded insulation on the sides, top, and bottom of the case is designed for quiet operation. The HDDs are installed via anti-vibration drive rails which reduce noise as well. Cooler Master has this case on sale on the market for under $60, making it a good bargain as you also get a 500W PSU included with the bundle. This... - read more
May 29th, 2009 | Benjamin Sun
The Phoenix Neo case from Enermax has several positives including holes on the rear of the case for water cooling, the tool-less installation of drives, a removable HDD rack, and the tool-less installation of PCI devices. The case also has an extensive FP I/O including four USB 2.0 ports, an external SATA port and the ability to install most long video cards. - read more
May 26th, 2009 | Benjamin Sun
There is a lot to like about the AZZA Solano 1000 case. First is the painted black interior. Second is the ease of use of installation on the case. The ability to install extended ATX and Micro ATX motherboards gives maximum flexibility. Cooling on t - read more
May 19th, 2009 | Elric Phares
I spent over a week toying around with this unit and was impressed with everything other than the crummy iMON software that is being used to use the Media Center remote control, as plainly it sucks and is almost worthless. Media Center systems usually run Windows Media Center and the remote control already does works(within limits of course) in that environment, but the iMON software seems to be buggier than an ant hill and never seemed to get configured correctly. - read more
May 14th, 2009 | Ben Sun
Despite the fact that the case arrived damaged during shipping, I completed the review on a positive note. The case offers excellent cooling with up to 7 fans on a mid-tower case. Cooler Master has taken nearly everything into account with the HAF 922 Mid Tower case including water cooling, long video cards, proper wire management and a really interesting look. The case had plenty of room to work with and a hole for the CPU mounting bracket, allowing for removal of the CPU without removing the... - read more


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