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COUGAR MX500 Midtower Case

On November 5 2013, in Taipei, Cougar introduced The MX500 Mid-tower case . This case has a distinctive European style to it and is perfect for users who expect large upgradeable capability with optimal airflow and ventilation characteristics. The MX500 offers ample space for graphics cards of up to 410mm in length. This is achieved by a unique 3-Mode drive cage concept. In standard mode there is 300mm of space. By using a special ” HDD track mechanism” you can relocate the drive cage to gain another 30mm for a space of 330mm, and when you remove it entirely you get a clearance of 410mm. Here’s a spec-sheet below with more info.     Specifications Case Type Mid Tower Motherboard Type Micro ATX / ATX Dimensions 210(W)x 475(H)x 480(D) 5.25″ Drive Bays 3 Exposed 3.5″ Drive Bays 7 Hidden 2.5″ Drive Bays 3 + 4 (converted from 3.5”drive bays) I/O Panel USB3.0 x 2 ( int )/USB2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 Cooling system Max Installed: 7pcs Fans Front 140mm Fans x 2 / 120mm Fans x 2 (120mm fan x 1 pre-installed) Top 120mm Fans x 2/140mm Fans x 2 180mm Fan x 1/200mm Fan x 1 Rear 120mm Fan x 1 (pre-installed) Bottom 120mm Fan x 1 / 140mm Fan x 1 Left side 120mm Fan x 1 / 140mm Fan x 1 Expansion Slots 7 Maximum Graphics Cards Length 410mm Power Supply Standard ATX PS2 (optional)    



 
 
 
 
 
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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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Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Mid-Tower Case

Today I have the pleasure of bringing you the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Mid-Tower case, designed by a company well known in Europe for their manufacturing and design of their legendary Green Nanoxia Nano-bearing fans and peripherals. Nanoxia has now entered the Enthusiast arena with a brand new arrival, called the Deep Silence 1. It is a modular mid-tower chassis with a simple but classic design. This innovative mid-tower chassis is the foundation for a whole new line of future products whose objective is to offer the perfect symbiosis of ideal system cooling and sensationally low noise levels in one package. They are also designed especially for use in high-end & gaming systems. In the course of the many years of developmental work by Nanoxia culminated in the Deep Silence 1, the focus was always on two requirements: minimize noise and minimize system temperatures. Substantial effort was invested to minimize the noise levels, yet still keep things cool. The side panels and top cover are fitted with specially designed, noise reducing insulation materials to minimize and absorb any noises. The solid front doors use sound absorbing materials that contribute significantly to the most effective noise reduction achieved by the Deep Silence 1. Also responsible for the quietness of the case are the three pre-installed Nanoxia fans of the brand new DS-Series. This most recent Nanoxia fan-series features a new impeller design, optimized for the best possible mix of silence and co...



 
 
 
 
 
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XSPC H1 “Hive” Cube+ Extreme Enclosure

If you’re in the market for an enclosure to house all your water cooling gear, chances are you’ve considered the XSPC H1 Cube+. The H1 Cube+ is tailored toward the water cooling enthusiasts and modders. It has been one of the most desirable water cooling cases available. "Go big or go home" is sometimes the mentality of serious water cooling enthusiasts. The H1 Cube+ fits this description. It is a behemoth, standing 21 inches tall. It also has the hipline of 19 inches wide with an arm span of 24 inches deep. It is an enormous case, and offers plenty of real estate for radiators. The H1 Cube was introduced to the market in 2011 and it was XSPC's first journey into the PC enclosure segment. It was hit and miss for the first-born. However, a year later, their newest revision was reborn, which includes the plus (+) sign at the end of the name. It represents the new improved design of the Hive 1. The H1 Cube+ showed up at my doorstep in a box of 8 inches (20cm) tall by 67cm square. I find myself wondering how a huge case can fit into an 8 inch cardboard box. Ast it turns out the design is extremely modular and constructed from 100% aluminum. After assembly, the Cube+ can swallow whole XL-ATX motherboards and five 120mm radiators (3x Triple, 2x Dual, 1x Single) without any modding. Does that tickle your water cooling addiction? Read on to find out what the “Hive” is all about and if it improves upon the original.



 
 
 
 
 
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Lancool Dragonlord K Series K56N ATX-Mid-Tower Case

Today it gives me great pleasure to introduce the new Lancool Dragonlord K Series K56N ATX-Mid-Tower case. Lancool is a subsidiary of Lian Li who manufactures the Dragonlord K series cases with a quality that exemplifies the Lian Li name. It brings the consumer an abundance of features such as modular design, tool-less retention, thermal solutions, and much more. Lian Li is a name well known in the manufacture of high end computer chassis, and they also manufacture some really great affordable gaming cases under the Lancool brand. The Dragon Lord K series from Lancool is one of many, designed for cost-conscious individuals who still want a great gaming case at a very affordable price. So, let’s take a good look at what I think is a great value for the money.





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