Corsair is a name familiar to any computer enthusiasts, and the company today offers numerous products: computer cases, power supply units, air and liquid CPU coolers, solid-state drives, and gaming peripherals can all be found in Corsair's product ranks. With the recent announcement of the Obsidian 250D, Corsair is starting 2014 by joining the Mini ITX case fever. The Obsidian 250D however has not been designed with minimum proportions in mind; despite the Mini-ITX format, it can still house very powerful gaming systems and advanced cooling solutions. Let's see what the 250D brings to the table and how it performs in our updated case testing suite.

DigitalStorm Bolt Gaming System Review: It's Little But It's Fierce

Since I've started reviewing boutique desktops I've been of the opinion that while they're not strictly for enthusiasts, the enthusiast market is one that boutiques can tap into by...

19 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/24/2012

Antec ISK 110 VESA Case Review: Just About As Small As It Gets

We've been having a good run of Mini-ITX cases lately, but most of those cases are designed to still be able to support what are essentially fully-powered systems: standard...

54 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/31/2012

SilverStone Sugo SG05: The Mini-ITX Standard Bearer

We've been looking at a few mini-ITX enclosures as of late, an interest sparked largely by the surprise success of the Bitfenix Prodigy and the general industry tend towards...

70 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/19/2012

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92 Tiny System Review: Pint-Sized Power

It's hard not to notice the direction computing is going, both in the enterprise and at home. Notebooks are getting thinner and lighter, tablets are taking off, and on...

62 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/17/2012

Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Case Review: Little in Almost Every Way

At the risk of sounding foolish, more and more it seems that Mini-ITX is very much becoming the new Micro-ATX. Each subsequent hardware generation crams a little more performance...

60 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/26/2012

EVGA Tease mini-ITX sized Z77

Followers of EVGA media man Jacob Freeman may have noticed something rather interesting from his Twitter feed and the EVGA Facebook page recently. If small is the size...

23 by Ian Cutress on 7/20/2012

BitFenix Prodigy Review: The Affordable Performable Mini-ITX

The mini-ITX form factor is starting to pick up steam these days, and with good reason. Micro-ATX boards are already capable of essentially hitting feature parity with full ATX...

79 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/1/2012

SilverStone FT03 Mini Review: We'll Make You Fun Size

One of the first cases we reviewed back when we initially established our case testing methodology last year was SilverStone's FT03, a very unique Micro-ATX design guaranteed to be...

67 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/22/2012

Puget Systems Echo: Intel and AMD Showdown at 65 Watts

Just about anyone can put together a solid computer using a decent midtower and the right parts. What we don't see as often is just how fast a computer...

62 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/21/2012

Alienware X51: The Xbox With Teeth

While Alienware isn't openly inviting comparisons to Microsoft's Xbox 360 with their brand new X51 gaming desktop, it's hard not to see the resemblance, at least in form factor...

59 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/17/2012

Lian Li PC-TU200: On the Road With Lian Li

More and more lately, mini-ITX boards are becoming very feature rich and users are needing fewer expansion cards in their desktop systems. Where once upon a time we'd need...

51 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/31/2011

Zotac Z68ITX-A-E Wifi Review - Mini-ITX meets Z68

With every chipset, there's a call to arms in providing the package that everyone needs. Unfortunately there's never one motherboard which can cater for every possibility, but there are...

29 by Ian Cutress on 9/22/2011

SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: Fat Case in a Little Coat

While vendors have been all too happy to send us larger enclosures (and we've been all too happy to receive them), our coverage of Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX cases has...

47 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/4/2011

Small Form Factor Buyers’ Guide

Last month our builder’s guide focused on nettops: low power, less capable, physically diminutive desktop computer systems. We included a non-nettop CPU (Intel Core i3) system as a substantially...

71 by Zach Throckmorton on 5/25/2011

Nettop and Mini-ITX Buyer’s Guide

Most of our Buyer's Guides focus on full desktop builds, but what about something a little smaller? Perhaps you're looking for an inexpensive yet sufficiently powerful system to function...

101 by Zach Throckmorton on 4/22/2011

When You Want A Little Gaming: The AVADirect Nano Gaming Cube

Boutique gaming systems are usually big, fancy, ornate affairs. They're often totally extreme, marketed to the Mountain Dew set, with massive cases and bright lights. So what happens when...

42 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/16/2010

ZOTAC IONITX-P-E: Can Intel's CULV Processors Reinvigorate Interest in NVIDIA's ION?

NVIDIA’s ION brought a tremendous appeal to mini-ITX last year, but over the past six months Clarkdale has established itself as the natural and more capable choice for small...

42 by Rajinder Gill on 8/26/2010

Gigabyte H55N-USB3 : Mini-ITX done the Gigabyte way...

We’ve been waiting for one of the major players to get their mitts into mini-ITX for Intel’s chipsets and finally Gigabyte has delivered with the Intel H55 chipset based...

78 by Rajinder Gill on 6/15/2010

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