In 2004 Cooler Master released its Stacker STC-T01, considered a legend and pioneer of case design. Its unprecedented 11 drive bays, dual power supply mounts, build quality, and simple but elegant design gave users a level of flexibility and working space, which destroyed copycats down the road. Among these copycats were the Raidmax Katana, Xion Stacker, and Thermaltake Armor; the Armor was the most successful of them. However, it still lagged behind the original Stacker in almost all aspects. But this is all ancient history. Three years later, Cooler Master has unveiled its new flagship chassis, the Cooler Master Cosmos 1000. You would expect it to be just another no holds barred ultimate performance chassis, but Cooler Master defines this case as "Performance Meets Silence." It seems like Cooler Master has upped the ante this time...
1 August 2007
The SilverStone Sugo SG03 is a SG01 on steroids and it's a sexy yet functional micro ATX chassis. You could also say the SilverStone Sugo SG03 is the Temjin TJ09 of micro ATX cases. There are a few minor details with the case that are obviously inherited from the original Sugo and the Sugo Evolution, but as a whole this is an all-new and very exciting case.
21 April 2007
Prior to the SilverStone Sugo SG03 introduction, we have decided to look at the SilverStone Sugo SG01W. The SG01W is similar to the Sugo SG01 and SG01 Evolution, but the W signifies a model with two windows! Now with the SG01W you have the excellent attributes of the SG01 Evolution while having two windows for showing off your hardware as well as the innards of this chassis. Along with the Sugo SG01W we will be looking at the SilverStone Element ST50EF-Plus SC power supply.
13 March 2007
The SilverStone Temjin TJ09 is a beautiful chassis that offers a unique cooling design and can accommodate Extended ATX SSI motherboards. Simply put, the SilverStone Temjin TJ09 is the best ATX/EATX case we have seen in 2006 and SilverStone engineers certainly deserve props for this marvelous creation.
27 December 2006
While SilverStone Technology has been around for less than four years during this time we have seen some extremely innovative computer enclosures. Among the SilverStone case series have been the Temjin, Lascala, Sugo, Milo, Crown, and Grandia. The SilverStone Temjin series focuses on sleek high-end ATX cases and they had recently introduced their ninth model. While we will be looking at the SilverStone Temjin TJ09 in just a matter of days, we took this opportunity to look at the TJ08. The SilverStone TJ08 is a micro ATX chassis that is designed to pack the power of a standard ATX chassis but on a much smaller scale. This 195 x 381 x 378 mm chassis ships with dual 120mm fans and a removable motherboard tray.
27 November 2006 - 1 Comment
Earlier in the day we had posted a review of the SilverStone Temjin TJ08, and now again today we are back with SilverStone as we look at their new Crown series. The case christening the Crown series is the CW01, which is designed to be a powerful and flexible high-end multimedia server case. The Crown CW01 is based upon the layout of the SilverStone Lascala LC18 and offers several modifications with the end-user in mind. Among the changes are a reversible PSU mounting design, increased number of hard drive options, and many more improvements. The SilverStone CW01 is catered to both HTPC and traditional computer enthusiasts, but how well is this case able to stack up against its competitors and SilverStone's other selection? Well, simply put the Crown CW01 is a darn nice case with very few negative points.
27 November 2006
In the past NZXT had pride itself upon its attractive and well-designed cases, but with the Zero chassis NZXT has added another selling point -- its cooling abilities. The NZXT Zero is a full tower aluminum chassis that comes equipped with seven 120mm fans and one 80mm fan. What is surprising however is that even with eight case fans the Zero is incredibly quiet. This chassis is composed of aluminum and has an intriguing look to its design.
21 November 2006
SilverStone has successfully been pushing their Lascala, Sugo, and Temjin series, but if this was not enough they have launched yet another series of computer enclosures. The SilverStone Milo series is designed to for running mobile processors in a compact desktop system. The Milo ML01 is SilverStone's first attempt at designing such a small chassis, and here at Phoronix we have tried out this micro ATX chassis.
29 September 2006
This summer we had looked at NZXT's Lexa chassis as well as the Precise power supply series. Hitting the workbench today is the Apollo from NZXT. This ATX chassis is composed out of steel, offers a screwless design, and has a magnetic closing door.
15 September 2006
While Enermax has been manufacturing PC peripherals for years now, they have not had many home runs when it comes to designing ATX cases that have been immensely popular with enthusiasts and gamers. Enermax's latest attempt at creating a unique ATX chassis comes in form of the Chakra. One of the most noticeable features about the Enermax Chakra is its 25cm side intake fan. Also offered is a front eSATA port.
2 September 2006
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