Fancy a gamer case with LEDs, huge spinning fans with lasers and glow strips, elaborate colours, side windows, big plastic front panels? Go read another review then. This is one for the enthusiasts, the professionals and the silence nazis. The Coolermaster Silencio 550, a sleek, black chassis with thick sound proofing foam on the side panels; let’s check it out.
NB: Since this case was released, Coolermaster have made a few changes to the design, so please take these into consideration. All changes can be seen here.SpecificationsAvailable Color Full BlackMaterial Steel body,Plastic front bezelDimension (W / H / D) 210 x 415.5 x 505.2 mm / 8.3 [...]
We might have reviewed the original Coolermaster HAF 932 a few years ago, but that hasn’t stopped Coolermaster sending through their new Advanced edition. It comes packing some new USB 3.0 ports, extra space for SSDs and a svelt black interior paint job.
We quite liked the first, let’s see what we think of the new one.SpecificationModel RC-932-KKN5-GPAvailable Color BlackDimension (W)243 x (H)560 x (D) 564 mm (W)9.6” x (H)22.0” x (D)22.2”Weight 13.4 kg / 29.5lbsMotherboards Micro – ATX / ATX / E-ATXExpansion Slots 75.25″ Drive Bay 5 (without the use of exposed 3.5″ drive [...]
Last year Thermaltake introduced an iconic looking chassis that while it wasn’t the greatest in terms of cooling or practicality, the original Level 10 was certainly a head turner; even if it was just to look at the £500+ price tag.
Now though Thermaltake have worked on the design, creating this new version known as the GT. It’s not quite as pretty and has some lumpty plastic parts, but it’s certainly still interesting. Let’s see how it turns out.FeaturesPerformance cooling made quiet: one top 200mm exhaust fan, one front 200mm intake fan, one side 200mm intake fan and one rear 140mm exhaust fan. Hinged side panel to enable easier [...]
Another day another review and today it’s a gaming chassis. Coolermaster have sent down their Enforcer case that’s part of the Storm range of enclosures and peripherals. It’s got a side window, a large cooling fan and internal USB 3.0 support; let’s see if its other features are as solid.SpecificationsModel Number SGC-1000-KWN1Available Color BlackMaterial Steel body, ABS plastic, Mesh bezelDimensions (W) 229 x (H) 484.5 x (D) 523.5 mm (W) 9.0 x (H) 19.0 x (D) 20.6 inchNet Weight 8.9 KG / 19.5 lbM/B Type Micro-ATX, ATX5.25″ Drive Bay 4 Exposed (one could be converted to 3.5” [...]
Today we have a case from BitFenix. It’s named after the feared mercenaries of feudal Japan and it looks set to kill the competition, but how well does it really do? There’s only one way to find out…Features Specifications
Materials Steel, Plastic
Color (Int/Ext) Black/Black
Side Panel Solid Steel
Dimensions (WxHxD) 205 x 460 x 490 mm (ATX Mid Tower)
Motherboard Sizes Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX
5.25″ Drive Bays x 3
3.5″ Drive Bays x 8 (1 x external, using 5.25” adapter)
2.5″ Drive Bays x 1 (using 5.25” adapter)
Cooling Front 2 x 120mm [...]
NZXT broke into the case industry with their Lexa Blackline chassis, a design that quickly became a classic. Today we’re reviewing something that’s uses that moniker in its name, the NZXT Classic H2 Silent. It comes with a fancy front panel, some great fan features and sound proofing in the side panels.
Let’s see how it works out.SpecificationsMODEL H2CASE TYPE Mid Tower SteelFRONT PANEL MATERIAL Plastic/SteelDIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 215 x 466 X 520 mmVGA Clearance Maximum310 w/o HDD, 270mm with HDDCPU Heatsink Support 170mmCOOLING SYSTEM FRONT, 2 X 120mm @ 1200rpm ( included ) REAR, 1 X 120mm @ 1200rpm (included) TOP, [...]