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Cooler Master Silencio 550 Computer Chassis

Posted in Cases by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2011

Cooler Master’s latest case is called the Silencio 550 and it aims to usher in a new era of silent towers The Silencio 550 is black and features a glossy front door that opens. The case is designed to keep most of the sound inside so you don’t hear it. The case also has silencing foam padding and a steel frame with rubber feet.

The cooling system uses a pair of silent spinning fans and there are seven 3.5″ drive bays inside, with three 5.25″ bays outside and one 2.5″ bay. It has a USB 3.0 port on top and holes for an optional water cooling system. Nothing on pricing yet.

G-Form Extreme Sleeve Protects Your Laptop

Posted in Cases by Conner Flynn on May 4th, 2011

The video above shows off the the MacBook Pro G-Form Extreme Sleeve for Laptops, which is available in 11, 13 and 15-inch versions. This is one serious Laptop sleeve that will help your device survive some extreme abuse.

How extreme? How about dropping a 13-inch notebook off a balcony, from a very tall height? The computer survives just fine thanks to Poron Xrd, the name of the custom material used inside the sleeve’s outer shell that absorbs the force on impact. The MacBook Pro G-Form Extreme Sleeve for Laptops is available in black and yellow should you want to test it yourself. It will cost you $69.95 for the 11-inch model or ten bucks more for both 13- and 15-inch models.

Cooler Master HAF 912 offers a lot for a little

Posted in Cases,Computer Components by Shane McGlaun on September 7th, 2010

Computer cases can be dirt-cheap and fall apart easily or they can cost more than some pre-built computers do to purchase. The difference is how they look on the outside and how they perform on the inside. Cooler Master has some of those crazy expensive cases and it has some cheap offerings like the new HAF 912.

The HAF 912 will ship on September 14 for $59.99 making it one of the cheaper cases Cooler Master offers. For that much money you get a mid-tower case measuring 9.1″ x 18.9″ x 19.5″ and mode from SECC and plastic.

Sharkoon unveils Bandit PC case with SATA HDD dock and memory card reader

Posted in Cases,Computer Components by Shane McGlaun on September 2nd, 2010

If you are a computer geek that likes to upgrade your hardware frequently, you are probably like me and have a number of older HDDs sitting around with data on them that you don’t want to delete. The problem is if I need data off those old drives I have to open my computer and dig around for another SATA cable and power cable to get the thing running.

Sharkoon has unveiled a new computer case called the Bandit that has a very cool feature. That feature is an integrated SATA docking station on top. You can take any SATA HDD and just plug it into the integrated dock to access data from the HDD. The case also has an integrated memory card reader.

Lian Li PC-Q11 mini-tower chassis debuts

Posted in Cases by Shane McGlaun on August 19th, 2010

Lian Li has announced another new computer case for people that want a small computer. The new case is called the PC-Q11 and it looks like it would make a nice little HTPC case in the living room or desktop for a cramped office.

The case comes in four different colors including red, silver, black, and piano white. The case measures 200mm x 326mm x 260mm and weighs 2.42kg. Supported mainboards include Mini ITX and mini DTX. The case is made from 1.5mm aluminum panels and has various features to reduce vibration and make the chassis quiet.

NZXT goes to hell with Hades PC case

Posted in Cases,Computer Components by Shane McGlaun on January 13th, 2010

You can put all the newest hardware available inside your PC, but if you put it in a junky looking case, no one will think it’s cool. Gamers and enthusiasts want a cool case, but they don’t want to spend so much on the case that they have to skimp on hardware.

NZXT has announced a new case that should be reasonably priced called the Hades. The chassis is good looking and is designed to offer nine 5.25″ drive bays. If you don’t need that many 5.25″ bays four of them can be converted to 3.5″ drive bays.

Everki netbook bag turns into lap desk

Posted in Cases by Shane McGlaun on December 7th, 2009

everkicamber-sgThere isn’t much that sets one laptop case apart from another. Typically, as long as you can cram all your gear inside the bag and it protects your machine all is good. Everki has a new case for netbooks called the Camber that has a cool feature.

The feature isn’t more pockets or flashy colors. The special feature is that the case can double as a lap desk for your machine with an angled lid that holds the screen at a higher level for more comfortable use.


Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid-Tower PC Case

Posted in Cases by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2009

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid-Tower PC CaseThermaltake’s latest PC case features a transparent window on the left side panel which will provide a good view of what’s going on inside. So if you are the worryng kind, rest easy and just take a look inside.

The Thermaltake V3 Black Edition mid-tower “Black ‘n Stellar” PC case packs in four 5.25-inch external bays, one 3.5-inch internal bay, four 3.5-inch internal bays, a 2.5-inch internal bay, seven slots for expansion cards, one 120-mm on the rear panel (1,300 rpm, 17 dBA, Blue LED) and three 120-mm optional fans (one on the front panel, one on the top panel and other on the bottom panel).

Cooler Master unveils AMD edition HAF 932 case

Posted in Cases by Shane McGlaun on November 16th, 2009

coolermasteramdhafOne of my all time favorite PC cases from Cooler Master was the Stacker wearing the NVIDIA green color for the trim. The special edition case was great for NVIDIA fans. Cooler Master has now unveiled a new case aimed at the AMD fan called the HAF 932 AMD edition.

The case has black with red trim and a clear side window with a frosted AMD dragon and AMD Fusion logo. The chassis also has red LED lights inside. Other features of the case are the same as the original HAF 932 chassis. The drive bays are tooless and the case has a removable HDD rack.

Orcish World Of Warcraft PC case

Posted in Cases by Conner Flynn on August 9th, 2009

Orcish World Of Warcraft PC caseI’m not a WOW player, but this PC case with WOW art on it looks pretty damn sweet, featuring some Orc artwork. The translations make it difficult to figure out, but this is either a retail case or a PC case mod that will cost you $299.

If I was an uber WOW geek, I would snag this one up quick and brag to all of my guild mates about it. Then they would have no choice but to make me guild leader. One day it will happen. One day. It has to. It’s all I have. It is my destiny.

NZXT launches new M59 gaming chassis

Posted in Cases,Computer Components by Shane McGlaun on July 22nd, 2009

nzxtm59-sbGamers often spend big money on their gaming PCs. Most of that money goes into processors, RAM, and video cards. However, many gamers will spend some money on a slick chassis to put all that hardware into as well.

One of the most affordable makers of cool gaming cases for computers is NZXT and the company has announced a new mid tower chassis called the M59. The case ships with two 120mm fans in the side and rear of the case and it supports five total fans.


Russian casemod looks menacing

Posted in Cases by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2009

Russian casemod looks menacingWild casemods are nothing new. But this one is pretty unique. It has a menacing look and looks like it would keep you warm in place of a fire as you sip your Vodka.

There isn’t much info on it. Looks like bronze built around some Demon trapped Inside. Which makes it a great solid piece of furniture instead of a boring PC case.

Sting Scorpion PC casemod

Posted in Cases by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2009

Sting Scorpion PC casemodThe last time we saw this much circuit board on the outside of a mod, it was my very own Atari-Hero guitar mod. So right away this caught my attention.

Modder Frenkie designed this glow-in-the-dark case mod that features strips of circuit board to give it the scorpion-inspired look. Dubbed Sting, the case features a custom cut PCB boards pattern all over the body. It looks deadly. If you’re going to build something, make it stand out and have a life of its own. Make it look like it can sting the hell out of you.

Pyramid PC mod built by ancient astronauts

Posted in Cases by Conner Flynn on March 4th, 2009

Pyramid PC mod built by ancient astronautsOr is it? No one knows for sure. But is man capable of such a feat? How could man have built such a thing using only primitive tools? It may forever remain a mystery. One theory is that the Great Pyramid PC Mod was made by modder polo360x from the Techpowerup forums.

The amazing case was made from a customized Luxor Pyramid case, which itself was made from laser cut aluminum, and is a combination of black and silver aluminum. The base measures 19 by 19 inches and the case stands 25 inches tall. Some specs: CPU: Q6600 B3 OC @ 3.15 GHz (Max stable OC @ 3.4 GHz) – “water cooled”, Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L, RAM: G-Skills 4GB PC2-8000 OC @ 1066 MHz, GPU: 512 MB 8800GT Zotac AMP Editions (700 MHz Core/ 2000 Mhz Memory), HDD: 500 GB Cavier WD 300 SATA, PSU: 500 Watts Rosewill, Cooling: Thermaltake Tide water plus w/ Swiftech apogee GT CPU block.

Half-Life 2 PC case mod looks pretty awesome

Posted in Cases by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2009

Half-Life 2 PC case mod looks pretty awesomeThis Half-Life 2 case mod is a real looker. It was created by “Geno” and was part of the “Beat This” case mod contest. What’s amazing about it, aside from it’s good looks, is that it was constructed in under two weeks… From scratch.

The custom PC is fitted with a water cooling system and three fans to keep the air circulation going and keep everything cool. It’s one of the coolest mods we’ve seen lately. His wife even got in on the action and helped with some of the modding. Which is probably a good thing, because during those two weeks that it took to build, he was also busy getting married and having a honeymoon.