Taking a break from our usual hardware roundabout during Computex Taipei 2006, we took this opportunity to look at one of NZXT's latest creations. The NZXT product up on the review block this afternoon is the Lexa, which coincidently we had privately previewed during Computex last year.
The Antec Take 4 is a 4U rackmount chassis that is designed to be incredibly quiet, offer effective airflow, and ultimately lower the operating temperature of the system. However, will such a chassis be worth its $339.00 USD price tag? We have the Antec Studio Take 4 in our hands today as we try it out for ourselves.
Coming out of the Antec review, we were quite pleased with what was offered by the Performance TX640B MiniTower. This ATX chassis offered a great deal of functional features such as removable drive cages and a front fan filter, while sticking to the phenomenal build quality we've been accustom to seeing from Antec products.
The fictional superhero Batman was originally conceived in 1939 when appearing in an issue of Detective Comics, and since that point Batman's popularity has increased tremendously and is still popular with its Batman Begins movie, and video game, out this year as well as other merchandise. Attempting to capture onto the popularity of Batman, the relatively unheard of Sansun Group Company has created the SN-C001 BAT Case and we have this themed ATX chassis with us today for testing.
In early August, we presented a short preview of the KickButtComputers Signature series chassis to our readers, but today, the Signature Combat Phoronix chassis is finally complete and in our hands. In this article, we have a horde of our own exclusive images on these fabulous looking pre-modded cases; for any computer enthusiast or hobbyist, this is definitely a necessary read.
Late last year we had the opportunity to try out the Tech Station computer test bench, which is manufactured by the people at HighSpeedPC. Today, we have our hands on the latest revision of their tech station kit with the Standard HSPC Tech Station v2.0. Will these alterations in the revision warrant an upgrade for current users or better yet recruit new HighSpeedPC customers? Today we'll be sharing our opinions on this open-air workstation.
ThermalRock, a division of Thermaltake, has diverted away from the design of traditional ATX cases in favor of offering a new level of innovation with such things as CD storage on the front bezel. However, will their latest creation, the Eclipse ATX chassis, be anything more than a re-designed Thermaltake Soprano?
Shuttle Computer was one of the first manufacturers to widely market Small Form Factor PCs. When visiting Computex Taipei this year, Shuttle Computer had an exhibition where they simply had their sexy showgirls walk around with these tiny SFF PCs. Although the design and size of these chassis' are rather impressive, they require some proprietary hardware such as the motherboard and power supply. Wishing to bring SFF PCs to the masses, SilverStone Technology has released the Sugo SG01, which is a Small Form Factor chassis but is compatible with all micro ATX motherboards and power supplies.
The case market these days is saturated with cases of all varieties. The most popular ones are flashy modded cases, or high quality aluminum cases. However if you're just looking for a very sturdy, well-built case, Foxconn's TV-544 or TP-544 might be the perfect case for you.
Inspired by the American television shows Orange County Choppers and Monster Garage, a crew down in southern California has begun producing a quite extensive array of custom computer cases - dubbed the Signature Series. In this article today, we'll be offering some rare looks at their first "themed" chassis off their workbench along with other insights on how KickButtComputers is aiming at creating an entirely new genre of computer case modifications.
SilverStone Technology has been at the game of creating reliable, yet fashionable, computer enclosures for only two years however, in this time, we have seen great strides put fourth by SilverStone and we now see products from the traditional computer cases to power supplies and CPU heatsinks. Today, however, we'll be checking out the SilverStone LC-14 HTPC chassis.
HTPC's are becoming more popular, and components designed for the specific purpose of usage in a home theater are increasing. Because of this increase in demand for HTPC's we are also seeing a return of "desktop" style cases in the form of HTPC cases. Amongst the myriad of companies offering "HTPC" cases is Thermaltake. Thermaltake has just recently entered two products into the HTPC market, the Mystic and the Tenor. The latter is the one we will be examining today.
Of all the computer cases we've examined here at Phoronix, one of the best cases we've seen when it came to innovation was the Sytrin Nextherm ICS-8200. However, today up on the testing bench we have the latest chassis from NZXT. The NZXT Trinity features SECC steel construction, a thermal display meter, custom NZXT fan grill, and several tool-less features. Just how well does the NZXT Trinity compare to the swarm of other chassis' on the market? Read the review to find out.
Thermaltake has always been known for its very stylish products. They offer almost everything a computer enthusiast would need: cases, power supplies, coolers, etc... Today we have the Thermaltake Shark Black Series Full Tower Aluminum Case.
Most of the cases that have been reviewed here at Phoronix have been gaming cases and almost all of them have been tower cases. Desktop cases are now few and far between, but today we have a desktop case from Logisys, which is designed for Home Theater PCs, the Home Theater Acrylic Case (CS688CL).
A-Top Technology has recently released the Gladiator. The A-Top Gladiator is designed to be the "gamer's dream machine" with its car paint like finish, brushed aluminum front panel door, and tool-less features. In this review, we'll be trying out this case for ourselves as we see if the Gladiator is really a dream come true for gamers.
Stated clearly on the A-Top Technology website is "A-Top will NOT provide any tech. support or warranty for their customers." Will the lack of all the support lead to a lower cost passed onto the consumer, or will A-Top chassis' prove to be something to steer clear from? In this review, we will be trying first hand the new A-Top Technology XPlode, with its exclusive ventilated design.
At Phoronix with the number of products we look at on a day to day basis it can get very monotonous at times. What we are reviewing today changed everything, leading to a very exhilarating work day. In this review, we have the honor of presenting the world premiere of the Sytrin Nextherm ICS 8200 Intelligent Midi Tower.
A soprano can be defined as a high singing voice, or in the case of Thermaltake, one of their latest computer chassis'. When we examine the Soprano Middle Tower, will this case make us want to sing in honor or great disappointment?
Up on the review block today we have the Logisys Assembled UV Red Acrylic Clear Case. Many of the cases we see at Phoronix on a daily basis are composed of aluminum, steel, or plastic, but when the Logisys CS888UVRD entered our sights, we knew everyone would be in for a big surprise.
Tired of your case's current color but don't want to fork out your hard earned money to buy a new case? Why not paint it? Painting a computer case isn't as hard as one may imagine, nor is it as expensive. Best of all, you can paint your case any color or style your creative mind can imagine. In this guide, we will be showing you how to paint a case in a camouflage pattern.
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