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Enter to Win a SilverStone ML07 HTPC Case from PureOverclock

                Simple to win. Shipping to US addresses only. Have a family member in the US that will ship to you or you just want them to have this sweet HTPC case? Then go ahead and enter! Share to make it easier for us to continue the giveaways! Want to know more about the MILO ML07 HTPC Case? Click here for more info—–>> CLICK ME! Classic SilverStone styling Support graphics card up to 13 inches Mini-ITX motherboard & SFX PSU compatible Maximum performance in slim form factor with support for liquid cooling* Fits in nearly any environment with horizontal or vertical orientation  



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Be Quiet! Gives their case a name.

It finally has a name…. At this past Computex in Taipei, Be Quiet! surprised many of us by showing off a custom design case. Nice clean lines, angled top cover, smooth front surface, matte black paint job with a bright contrasting orange trim and out cropped feet, did wonders for creating a bit of buzz. The case with no name would be their introduction into the already crowded and competitive chassis market. This is a divergence from Be Quiet!’s bread and butter, performance fans and power supplies with whisper quiet operation. We should have been expecting Be Quiet to join in the fray as noise reduction among enthusiast reaches epic importance, what better way to start a silent system other then the body that will hold everything else. There has been some speculation on the naming of this mystery chassis based on Be Quiet!’s previous products such as the Shadow Rock, Dark Rock, Dark Power, Silent Wing and Shadow Wing, true to form, Be Quiet! drops the name right in the middle of their naming convention, “Silent Base 800″. Why Silent Base 800? I would guess that it is silent, past that I have no clue. Guess we will have to wait until October, the expected release date, to find out more. What we do know is that it will be available in Black/Black, Black/Silver and Black/Orange (Just in time for Halloween). Surprisingly there is no mention of a Black/Red affair to coordinate with the vast majority of boards sold today. I leave you to check out t...



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Jonsbo UMX2K Anodized Aluminum Case

Introduction Jonsbo was established in 2010, but it is also one of the OEMs for Fractal Design and Scythe .The Jonsbo UMX2K case utilizes Anodized aluminum in a simple, stylish and metallic design. By combining an outer aluminum shell and inner steel structure, it fuses a strong structure with a stylish appearance. It also includes hidden cooling channels on the bottom and circular tool-less side plates, showcasing the hidden charm of an innovative industrial design.The UMX2 is a compact case which supports full-size ATX motherboards, a GPU of 280mm in length, a high-performance CPU cooler and adequate cooling fans in its compact space. Also, for noise, dust control and size, the UMX2 is a product with a great balance of function and style.It is available in three colors: Red, Black and Silver Features and Specifications Dimension: 200 mm (W) x 421 mm (D) x 445 mm (H) Material: External Structure: 2.5mm Aluminum Alloy (Anodized wire-drawing workmanship) Internal Structure: 1.0 + 0.8 mm SGCC Steel (fully blackened) Side Plates: 2.0 mm Aluminum Alloy (Anodized wire-drawing workmanship) Motherboard: ATX, MATX, ITX Drive Bay: 3 × 3.5″, 2 × 2.5″, 1 × slot-in Optical Drive Cooling System: Top: 1 × 140mm fan (built-in) Bottom: 2 x 120 mm fan (built-in with speed control switch) Back: 2 x 80 mm fan (optional) CPU Cooler: Not higher than 150mm GPU Not longer than 280mm Expansion Slot: 7 Front I/O: USB3.0 × 2, USB2.0 × 2, Audio × 1, Mic × 1 Power Supply: Standar...



 
 
 
 
 
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Antec P280

Introduction Quiet computing is becoming all the rage these days. People are sick of hearing their systems sound like jet engines all the time. Manufacturers are realizing this and a lot of them are coming out with reduced noise or low noise “quiet” products. Antec is no exception. They have their own Quiet Computing section with cases intended for low noise, featuring the Performance One family and the Sonata family. The latest addition to the Performance One family is the P280. The P280 is available in four different flavors – black or white and with or without a window. Antec was kind enough to send us a P280 in black to review, so let’s get to it!   Here’s a little about the P280 from Antec: “Sophisticated Performance Refined – Sophisticated and cutting-edge, the P280 emphasizes the ease of use, quiet technology and unparalleled performance characteristic of Antec’s Performance One series. This advanced enclosure comes equipped with features that will maximize your PC experience, from Quiet Computing™ panels & HDD drive bays, to grommet-lined cable routing holes with ample space behind the motherboard tray. The P280 accommodates motherboards up to XL-ATX and includes nine expansion slots to support up to four 13.0″ / 330 mm graphics cards. And with convenient tool-less optical drive bays, easy-access front & bottom PSU intake air filters, two front panel USB 3.0 ports and an affordable price, you get...



 
 
 
 
 
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Antec GX 700 Mid-Tower

Antec is one of the big names in the PC case market, with award-winning cases from the "hundred" and Sonata series to their line of HTPC cases and the like. Antec just added a newcomer to their gaming case lineup in the form of the GX series. Right now, the only model is the GX 700 which we'll be looking at today. The GX 700 offers a low price point of just $59.99 (although can be found for less) and is packed with features. But how many features can be included for this low of a price? Let's find out, shall we?



 
 
 
 
 
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Enermax Coenus

Enermax has added a new case to their already impressive line-up. The Coenus is a mid-tower case that comes in either black or gunmetal grey. This mid-tower case supports high end GPU's with seven expansion slots for two or three way SLI/CF depending on the size of your cards. We had no problem fitting in two GTX 680's as you will see later in this review. The Coenus can fit up to seven 3.5" devices depending on the configuration you choose. The Coenus sports a large smoke-colored window, which is raised outward for those using taller heatsinks. This version of the case includes one 120mm Red LED fan and one rear 120mm exhaust fan. With mid-tower cases we frequently worry about cable management... fitting larger PSU's and a few other things can sometimes be difficult in a mid-tower. Let's see if Enermax has come up with a winner by avoiding this issue.



 
 
 
 
 
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Corsair 900D Super Tower

Cases have come so far in so little time that it's almost impossible to see every single one. They've transformed from being plain beige boxes to offering just about any shape and/or color your heart desires. They also come in a variety of sizes - from cases designed for Mini-ITX boards to those designed for E-ATX or even bigger. The case we'll be looking at today fits firmly into the "E-ATX or bigger" category. You're all familiar with the name Corsair - they've been around making high-end cases, peripherals, SSDs, RAM, and more for quite some time. Corsair just released their latest top-of-the-line case - the 900D - and we've got our hands on one to check out for you guys. Grab a drink and a snack and settle in - this case is loaded to the gills with goodies.



 
 
 
 
 
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Digital Treasures – Props Power Case for New iPad/iPad2

With the rising number of portable device users, it was only of matter of time that more mobile accessories start to flood the market. When it comes to protecting your portable device there are many options available. Some are made from basic plastic and some are of higher quality. In most cases, when it comes to these accessories the term "You get what you pay for" comes to mind. Today we are going to look at something that is no exception to that rule. If you are an Apple iPad user you obviously already know that the device can be easily damaged if not well protected. Today, we are going to take a look at an iPad case by Digital Treasures called the Props Power Case for the iPad 2/3/4. It not only looks great, but also has features that will come in handy for those who are always on the road. Before we dive in, let's read a little about Digital Treasures.



 
 
 
 
 
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The NZXT Phantom 820 Enthusiast Full Tower Chassis

As a kid I loved reading comics, especially the ones about super heroes. One of my favorites is the Phantom, an American adventure comic strip created by Lee Falk, also creator of Mandrake the Magician. This is a popular feature adapted to several forms of media, including television, film and video games. It stars a costumed crime fighter operating from the fictional African country Bangla. The Phantom is the 21st in a line of crime fighters that originated in 1536, when the father of British sailor Christopher Walker was killed during a pirate attack. Swearing an oath to fight evil on the skull of his father's murderer, Christopher started the legacy of the Phantom that would be passed from father to son. Believing him to be immortal due to this legacy, his enemies gave the mysterious figure nicknames such as "The Ghost Who Walks", "The Man Who Cannot Die" and "Guardian of the Eastern Dark." Unlike many fictional costumed heroes, the Phantom does not have any supernatural powers, but instead relies on his strength, intelligence, and fearsome reputation for being an immortal ghost to defeat his foes. Today we have the pleasure of reading about another Phantom; only this legacy and legend was conceived and created by our friends at NZXT. The Phantom is reborn again only this time as The Phantom 820, an enthusiast steel full tower chassis, engineered to chill even the most demanding systems. The Phantom 820 is equipped with 200 mm and 140 mm fans in strategic positio...



 
 
 
 
 
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Cougar Challenger

Cougar may be a brand familiar to Europeans but North American gamers may not have heard of this company and the products they offer. The new Cougar Challenger mid tower case definitely shows a distinct personality which makes it standout compared to other mid tower cases. The case's bold styling really makes it stand out, the front cover in particular has an aggressive design that would feel equally at home as the front of a starship or as a character in a Transformer movie. The materials, design and build quality are excellent and it is apparent that a lot of thought went into the design and manufacturing of this case. This case is packed with all the features you would expect in a mid tower gaming case like great cooling with a built in 200mm fan, a top mounted SATA hot swap bay, top panel USB 3.0, a side window, good cable management and easy to use tool-less drive bays. The case itself is black with front panel detailing available in three different colors; black, grey and orange. If you are looking for a quality case that will make your rig standout then the Cougar Challenger is something you might want to consider. Today we will review it to help you make that decision. Let's learn a little more about the manufacturer and see if this case has all the features you would want for your next build.



 
 
 
 
 
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Enermax Hoplite ST

Enermax is known largely for their power supplies but they also have some solid gaming cases. Today I will be taking a look at the Hoplite-ST, which is Enermax’s newest mid tower case. If abstract looking pc cases aren’t your cup of tea then the new Hoplite-ST may be something that will intrigue you. The mid tower case from Enermax comes in to two different colors (white and black) and has a simple, classy looking exterior, which is sometimes hard to come by in a gaming case these days. This case has all the gaming features you could need, like tool-less drive bays, an external hard drive SATA port, a transparent side window, good cable management, an external fan controller and more. Yet it still retains a simple and elegant design. Let’s see if Enermax’s cases are as good as their power supplies, and see if perhaps this is the right case to house your next build. First, here is a litte more about the manufacturer.



 
 
 
 
 
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In-Win GRone

Today we will be looking at the In-Win GRone full tower case. This case features support for E-ATX motherboards, a 360mm rad at the top, a 240mm rad at the bottom (with the HDD cage removed), and support for ten 120/140mm fans. Yes. 2 rads and 10 fans! This case was designed to appeal to nearly anyone, from the water cooling enthusiast to the gamer with taller heatsinks. Could this wide variety of features be the shining factor for this case? We shall soon see if In-Win did well enough by trying to cater to everyone's needs with the GRone.






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