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Silverstone Fortress FT03 microATX Case Review

Silverstone Fortress FT03 microATX Case Review

Although much of the enthusiast community's attention has been focused on the Raven cases, Silverstone offers a vast array of enclosures that rank favorably among system builders.

The new Fortress FT03 that we're reviewing today is unlike anything we've seen from the series before. This latest iteration is not a mid-tower ATX case, but rather utilizes its own unique design to take the form of a compact microATX case.

BitFenix unveils $39 Merc Alpha and Beta cases

BitFenix unveils $39 Merc Alpha and Beta cases

BitFenix has unveiled a new budget desktop chassis series comprised of two enclosures: Alpha and Beta. Both are constructed out of steel and plastic -- the de facto materials among budget cases. While the company clearly cut corners where possible,…
Corsair Obsidian 650D Mid-Tower Case Review

Corsair Obsidian 650D Mid-Tower Case Review

In many ways, the Obsidian 650D is a miniature version of the 800D, which garnered a massive following among enthusiasts. Though at $190 you will have a difficult time justifying its price as it's one of the more expensive mid-towers around. Beyond this price point, the market is largely dominated by Lian-Li and we suspect most users looking to spend north of $200 on a chassis will want to spring for a full-tower model.

Although we're sure it's no pushover, the 650D definitely has a lot to prove, let's move on to see what Corsair's new mid-tower brings to the table.

Gaming Case Roundup: Six Sub-$200 Choices

Gaming Case Roundup: Six Sub-$200 Choices

With dozens of affordable, well-equipped desktop cases begging for your cash, it can be a nightmare to find the right one for your needs. Hoping to simplify your building experience, we've assembled a shortlist of six unique sub-$200 enthusiast chassis that deserve your attention.

Included in our roundup is BitFenix's flagship Colossus Venom Edition, and their new budget Shinobi mid-tower. The Cooler Master Storm Enforcer and the highly acclaimed HAF X making an appearance in Nvidia-green. Rounding up the review is Lian Li's LanCool PC-K63 chassis and Thermaltake's Chaser MK-1.

Lian Li launches new HTPC, mid-tower chassis

Lian Li launches new HTPC, mid-tower chassis

Lian Li's ever-expanding chassis lineup got a little larger today with the addition of two new cases: the PC-C60 and PC-6. The former resides in Lian Li's HTPC Domus series, supporting ATX, microATX and Mini-ITX motherboards, and measuring a relatively…
Silverstone Raven 3 (RV03) ATX Case Review

Silverstone Raven 3 (RV03) ATX Case Review

The Raven 3 (RV03) looks to improve on some of the RV02's weaknesses in addition to delivering a smaller footprint at a slightly lower price. The Raven 3 is said to have an MSRP of only $160, which is hard to believe considering the competition's pricing.

At just $160, we believe the Raven 3 could quite easily stand in a league of its own despite having some serious competition such as the Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced, Thermaltake Element V Black Edition, Antec DF-85 Black and Antec Twelve Hundred. Let's press on to find out how the RV03 "stacks up."

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Review

The Thermaltake Level 10 chassis immediately captured everybody's attention with its radical looks and design of individual compartments for components.

Taking some cues from the original Level 10, Thermaltake hopes to be able to capitalize on it by offering a more down to earth 'GT' version. Not only is the Level 10 GT more affordable, it's also smaller and lighter, but has it lost all that made the original such a work of art?

Antec LanBoy Air Case Review

Antec has earned a reputation for extraordinary case designs such as the Skeleton, Dark Fleet, Hundred and ISK series, but late last year they unveiled what's arguably their most unique and striking case yet, the LanBoy Air. At first glance you can tell this is an enthusiast and gamer-oriented product. Antec touts the LanBoy Air for its highly customizable and modular design. Weighing 20.3 lbs, the case can be outfitted with an insane fifteen 120mm fans -- so you know the "Air" moniker belongs in its name.

Lian Li PC-V2120 Case Review

Much like Ferrari and Lamborghini in the automotive world, Lian Li is considered by many to be the flagship computer chassis manufacturer. But with stiff competition from the likes of Silverstone, Corsair, NZXT and several others, does Lian Li still have what it takes to remain relevant in the ever-changing PC market? Today we'll be looking at the Lian Li PC-V2120A, a luxury full tower chassis that sports a tool-less aluminum design supporting up to ten 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch HDDs, 11 expansion cards and five fans.

Lian Li unveils new PC-A04 mini-tower chassis

They say big things come in small packages, and that's precisely the marketing angle Lian Li has taken with its small form factor cases. Being a mini chassis, the company's new PC-A04 only accepts micro-ATX or mini-ITX motherboards, but it…

Lian Li intros $500 Tyr PC-X500FX mid-tower chassis

Lian Li has updated its Tyr PC-X500 premium-grade chassis to include various features that reviewers and fans requested when the product launched back in 2008. Answering criticism, the company has added a side panel window to show off the PC-X500FX's…

Cooler Master HAF X Review

The original HAF 932 chassis had no major pitfalls, and now almost two years later it's still one of the best full tower cases money can buy. So when Cooler Master announced the new HAF X as the new flagship model of its "High Air Flow" line, they had our immediate attention. If Cooler Master has stuck with its original recipe, then we have no doubt that the HAF X is a worthy successor.

Lian Li Tyr PC-X2000 case review @ TechSpot

Every industry has its few elite companies that offer products at a considerable price premium for those that can afford them. In the computer case industry there's only a handful of names that fit this category. Since the early days…