Posts Tagged ‘aluminum’
Merging Classic and Modern Lian Li is one of the elegant case manufacturers. They typically use aluminum construction, but certain designs come with some hefty price tags. The other issue buyers can have with aluminum designs is that they can feel like the case is a bit boring. What’s a company to do? If you’re Lian Li, you make an amazing, innovative design. The Lancool One mixes the best of classic aluminum, and the best of modern beauty.
Raijintek only needs a little more polish on the Asterion, but the full tower chassis is still a pleasure to build in. The Thetis however, is a great design that would make a great SFF computer with room to build. Both cases are strong offerings though.
Introduction Sometimes when you plan out your PC build, you want something that really stands out from the crowd. Price be damned, you want your rig to grab everyone’s attention in the extreme. To that end, there aren’t really a great deal of options out there that deviate much from the standard rectangular prism layout we’ve all come to expect. Things get even more limited when you start to discuss the prospect of an mITX system being the focus of the build; short of making something from scratch, your options get even more constricted. What’s a system builder to do? If money is no object and you want opulence in the most functional way possible, InWin may have something that’s right up your alley. As of late they are most well known for their artful use of aluminum and tempered glass in cases like the S-Frame, the 901/904, and the D-Frame, and today I’m gonna take a look at the D-Frame’s little brother, the D-Frame Mini. Equipped with the same tubular aluminum and open-air design as its larger sibling, I’m going to see if this form factor does an mITX system any justice, and decide if the 300 dollar premium is really worth it in the end. I’d like to take a moment to share the InWin logo story straight from their website:
In Win has been known to release some pretty unique PC chassis; their design team have some pretty creative ideas when it comes to its aesthetics and overall style. Of course, that's not always true. Sometimes we've seen some pretty questionable designs and wonder what they were thinking? This can be true of any manufacturer. Regardless, the are other times when we just get that WOW factor. Today, we are going to look at an In Win chassis that gave us that WOW factor at first glance. The In Win 901 mini-ITX chassis has a very sleek and elegant design. Its aluminum construction combined with tempered glass just screams sophistication. Lets break down the In Win 901 Aluminum mini-ITX Chassis and see if this classy design meets the build quality and functionality to match its initial WOW factor.
In Win has just released their brand new 904 case today. This full aluminum case features tempered glass sides and a solid frame. This allows for stability by design while giving your PC that high-tech, industrial look that's popular. It also comes with a hidden ODD bay and four USB 3.0 ports. It only supports two internal fans and limited radiator sizes, but that's to be expected to create this work of art. The split design in the back assists in managing your cables at the rear going to your I/O board, completing the package. Will this new case hold up to the In Win name and potentially start a new trend? Read on to find out.
Introduction With technology these days allowing computer systems to come in all sizes, we often find the problem of keeping our notebooks/laptops cool while working in the office or on the go. Laptop manufacturers have always designed their cases to bring the fresh cool air in from the bottom which doesn’t really make much sense. Having a computer that allows you to stay mobile without being held down shouldn’t be compromised by system temps. Before coolers were designed for this specific problem, we used to prop the laptop up from the surface in order to keep that airflow moving. EverCool previously developed a cooler that lifts the laptop off the surface with dual fans pushing that fresh air. However, EverCool must have wondered “Why stop there? We’re pushing cold air into the case but what about the exhaust?” Out of this question is born the idea for the AIOLUS II. This is EverCool’s first cooler with an external fan that mounts to the outside and assists the stock exhaust fans by pulling hot air out. Will it be enough to have this extra cooling support underneath as well as mounted to the side? Let’s read on and find out if EverCool can keep our laptop’s components more cool. Before we get started, here’s a word from EverCool. EVERCOOL has pursued sustainable management as its operating principle since it sold Intel 386 CPU Coolers in 1994.The head office is located in Taipei,and the factory in Dong Guang is around...
Introduction When we think of mouse pads we think about square-ish floppy foam, or even thin textured plastic ones that slide around and have to be secured to the desk just to stay in one place. With earlier versions of mouse pads we were constantly making sure they were clean or overly careful of spilling something on them. Well friends, we don’t have to worry about that anymore. The In Win BATMAT mouse pad is washable, water resistant and scratch resistant because it is constructed with aluminum. That’s right folks, just throw it in the dishwasher and call it good. Personally I got tired of dealing with the older mouse pads, constantly moving, small in size and ruined if something spilt on them. I would rather use the desk surface than put up with the hassle. Is the BATMAT durable and constructed well enough to change opinions about mouse pads? Continue reading to find out! Before we begin, Let’s read about In Win… IN-WIN Development Inc., an ISO 9001 manufacturer of professional computer chassis, power supplies and digital storage devices, is the leading provider of enclosure solutions to system integrators worldwide. Founded in 1985, IN-WIN provides high quality chassis that conform to all safety regulations, as well as unsurpassed customer service.
Laptops are more common today than ever before due to their good performance yet compact size, and the fact that more people work and play "on the go" these days. Laptop performance is better than it has ever been thanks to shrinking chips and graphics processing units. With this increased performance comes increased heat which can reduce the lifespan of your laptop and also cause discomfort if you actually use it on your lap. Laptop cooling solutions are all around us and come in hundreds of different shapes, sizes and forms. Today we'll be looking at one of the latest coolers from Cooler Master - the NotePal U2 Plus. The NotePal U2 Plus comes in your choice of black, titanium or silver - (which we'll be looking at today).
We're looking at a new gaming surface / mousepad from Mionix, the Ensis 320. It sports a very interesting design, as it has characteristics of both a speed mat and a control mat, and comes in a sleek brushed aluminum finish.
When it comes to the PC hardware Industry, many tend to choose products based on a name they already know. Consumers tend to turn to a company that holds a strong reputation. When we hear the name Silverstone, it doesn't come as surprise that they have built a solid foundation and strong reputation in this arena. Today we have the opportunity to take a look at their new CPU Cooler from the Heligon Series line, the HEO1. While we know Silverstone produces some of the finest production cases, as well as some of the top performing accessories in today's market, the CPU Cooling market is another monster altogether. With the mass variety of options that are available today, the competition can get fierce. Today, we will put the Heligon Series HEO1 cooler to the test and see if Silverstone can uphold their excellent reputation in this market as well.
Over the years we have seen hundreds of air coolers of various models and designs. From the smaller coolers to the larger twin tower coolers, performance is always a key factor when it comes to finding the right product. Today we are going to be looking to a new unique design by Thermalright. It is called the True Spirit 120m. Does it have the right aesthetic appeal and how does it stack up with some of today's coolers in thermal performance? That is what we will attempt to answer in our review today.