Modular computer cases are not a new concept but attempts to produce actual retail products are very rare. Cooler Master is making a very bold move towards that direction with the MasterCase 5, their first design featuring the "Freeform" modular system. The company goes as far as to claim that their new case gives "absolute control over how the case looks and functions". That is a very bold statement and we will see to what extend that is true in this review.
Walk into Enermax’s CES suite and the first thing to greet you is a wall of quietly humming fans with blue LEDs, with a custom controller cycling through patterns...
Jarred Walton on 1/14/2014
OriginPC is a boutique PC system integrator with a twist: they ship their systems in gigantic wooden crates designed to kill reviewers like Dustin (RIP). The past couple of...
Jarred Walton on 1/9/2014
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so the saying goes. Most development in home computers veers towards the ultra large (high impact gaming machines for...
Ian Cutress on 1/2/2014
It seems that this is a week of Lian Li press releases – first up was the PC-V358 micro-ATX case that uses hinges to make accessing the components easier...
Ian Cutress on 12/20/2013
A lot of shiny cases come out of Lian Li, best known for their use of aluminum with an element of style. Chassis like the mini-ITX based TU-200...
Ian Cutress on 12/18/2013
Seasonic and HashFast Technologies announced that they have signed an agreement for Seasonic to produce power supplies for HashFast’s Bitcoin mining systems.
Seasonic is one of the oldest and most...
E. Fylladitakis on 10/25/2013
When Swiftech offered to provide us with the materials to build a full custom loop, we couldn't resist.
Dustin Sklavos on 9/30/2013
Corsair launches a true successor to the venerable Obsidian 800D.
Dustin Sklavos on 9/24/2013
We revisit SilverStone's mainstream micro-ATX enclosure to test its newest revision.
Dustin Sklavos on 9/20/2013
The successor to the H2 arrives, but it breaks NZXT's winning streak.
Dustin Sklavos on 9/13/2013
LEPA Technology (closely related to Enermax) is launching two 80 Plus certified power supply lines along with a non-80 Plus certified budget line.
The GM-MaxGold power supplies are certified 80...
Dustin Sklavos on 9/9/2013
The chassis used in the SilverStone Raven RV04 returns in its premium model: does it ameliorate the existing issues or exacerbate them?
Dustin Sklavos on 8/29/2013
Corsair fires a shot across the bows of Nanoxia and Fractal Design with a $99 silent enclosure.
Dustin Sklavos on 8/25/2013
One of my most used cases of last year is the Bitfenix Prodigy (my family own three between us), and Dustin gave it an Editor's Choice award back in...
Ian Cutress on 8/14/2013
Work in this industry for long enough, and the word "innovation" will grate like glass in your eardrums. Every so often, though, a case comes along that merits it...
Dustin Sklavos on 8/10/2013
Rosewill returns with a case that they claim is bigger and badder than our in house favorite, the Thor v2 and priced to compete with their own super tower...
Dustin Sklavos on 8/2/2013
A few of you have asked for it, and I certainly wanted it, and now it's here: all of our case testing data with the current set of testbeds...
Dustin Sklavos on 7/29/2013
Some time ago we did a roundup of radiator fans and found that the Enermax Magma turned in remarkably impressive thermal performance for its acoustics. I'd heard rumblings here...
Dustin Sklavos on 7/28/2013
While cases north of $100 tend to offer the best performance and features, $99 and under is a place where vendors can aggressively innovate and differentiate between one another...
Dustin Sklavos on 7/22/2013
With the 530 model, NZXT continues to fill out their product line with a Phantom for every season and price tag. But is the 530 the Phantom they and...
Dustin Sklavos on 7/18/2013