Traditional PC component manufacturers are moving into other areas of interest. For MSI that means devices such as tablets and notebooks, as well as moving forward with their traditional motherboard and graphics cards lines. Similar to ASUS and ASRock, MSI is now moving into the full desktop space with their own barebones package. Like some other barebones we have reviewed, MSI will supply the chassis, the motherboard, the CPU cooler, the power supply and the optical drive, and the user (or system integrator) will have to choose a CPU, DRAM, a GPU and storage. MSI is today launching the MSI Nightblade, a gaming mini-ITX barebones designed to fit a full size GPU (such as the MSI R9 290X), be easy enough to carry around...
Lian Li's PC-6070 improves on its PC-6xxx series with sound-dampening foam and many other features.
Purav Sanghani on 3/25/2004
SilverStone Technology, one of the newest competitors in the case market, introduces yet another mid-tower design in their line of desktop cases. We take this aluminum behemoth apart and...
Purav Sanghani on 3/16/2004
Thermaltake has done it again, improving on the original design of the Xaser III. The VM3000A is redesigned and packed with an onslaught of new features. Take a look...
Purav Sanghani on 3/11/2004
Known previously as the "Big Water" form factor, Intel has finalized and branded the next-generation case/motherboard form factor specification and it's called BTX. Learn everything you wanted to...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2003
Kingwin produced an incredibly successful high-end case several months ago. Today, we look at their mid-range case, which actually packs more features and performance than their high-end counterpart.
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/18/2003
Several months ago, we published our first power supply roundup. With a little more experience we took our second stab at the power supply industry, with over 18 units...
Kristopher Kubicki on 7/31/2003
Acrylic PC cases have gained popularity over recent months. Fortunately, we were able to get our hands on some of the more mainstream clear enclosures. Its time...
Kristopher Kubicki on 3/15/2003
ThermalTake completely redesigned their Xaser II series cases with their newest Aluminum chassis revision. No longer do they rely on the Chenming chassis platform, but a new and...
Kristopher Kubicki on 2/20/2003
2002 brought us several new power supplies each with a competitive edge. Today we take a look at a few of these units in our first installment of...
Kristopher Kubicki on 1/17/2003
Cooler Master's ATC-201A has been getting a lot of publicity because of its high performance design. We take a look at why it performs so well and where...
Kristopher Kubicki on 1/11/2003
Ahanix devoted a lot of resources into their latest case, the dBox. Attempting to become the first case that comes standard with an LCD control panel, the dBox...
Kristopher Kubicki on 1/9/2003
As Shuttle reigns primarily uncontested in the small form factor market, Lian Li follows suit with Cooler Master and jumps headlong into the small form factor market.
Kristopher Kubicki on 12/2/2002
Many are calling this the last and probably most uninteresting Comdex ever, but the cooling and case companies beg to differ. Get ready for an indepth analysis of...
Kristopher Kubicki on 11/21/2002
Kingwin takes a stab into the case market with an Al-Mg alloy behemoth based on the same design as the ever popuplar Lian Li cases. Is the beauty...
Kristopher Kubicki on 11/12/2002
Its been a long time since we did cases at AnandTech. To welcome case reviews back to AnandTech, we bring to you ThermalTake's first attempt at an aluminum...
Kristopher Kubicki on 10/11/2002
With server rack space at a premium, building low profile 1U servers is an endeavor many are undertaking. But how do you cool Athlon MP processors in a...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 12/19/2001
If you've got a Socket-A processor then this is the guide to read. Our largest cooling roundup to date. Read on as our resident cooling expert, Tillmann...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 9/7/2001
Quite a lot has happened since our last cooler roundup in November of last year. Not only did we see new products from previously unknown manufacturers, we saw the...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 3/7/2001
With the Athlon running hotter than ever one of the most common questions we're asked is "What is the best CPU cooler on the market?" Our resident cooling...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 11/21/2000
AnandTech takes a look at 9 of the best Socket-370 / Socket-A coolers on the market right now. Whether you're looking to overclock your CPU or just want...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 7/14/2000