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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...



 
 
 
 
 

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.



 
 
 
 
 

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.



 
 
 
 
 

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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