1 September 2005
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.
13 August 2005
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?
6 August 2005
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.
3 August 2005
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.
2 August 2005
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.
27 July 2005
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.
13 July 2005
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.
11 July 2005
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.
11 May 2005
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.
26 April 2005
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).