Cases

Cubitek Tattoo Fire

The wonderful thing with the PC game is that while the huge firms always stick around - unless they're bought by another - smaller ones tend to come and go, which keeps the industry relatively fresh faced; at least in certain areas. One that sees a revamp every now and again is the chassis market; which is important, as innovation can often be hard to come by. Today I'm looking at a product from a company that's certainly new on my radar, Cubitek, with their Tattoo case. Let's see how long they deserve to be on screen for.

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BitFenix Colossus

BitFenix are one of the latest competitors on the market, with the Colossus being one of their very first products. Its put together by a team of industry veterans, so should come packing some serious pedigree. With a name to suit its size, let's see how the Colossus fairs against my critical eye.

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Coolermaster 690 II Advanced

Cooler Master is a name that's synonymous with high quality PC cases and superb PC cooling. The 690 II Advanced is a recent addition to Cooler Master's range of mid-towers, complimenting it's predecessors the 690 and 690II; or so they say. Let's see if it lives up to its expectations.

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Antec LanBoy Air

While cases always seem as quite a typical component in a persons PC and often don't get as much monetary investment as other components, it can be very important. Some companies are also pushing the perception that they are quite generic in nature, Antec being one of these manufacturers. Today we take a look at an interesting case called the LanBoy Air that has no exhaust fans and it's full of holes. Let's see if these "features" aid the case, or hinder it.

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Lian Li PC-V354

Lian Li, makers of clean cut chassis, have been known to produce some cases of interesting shapes and sizes. While not novel, the one we're looking at today isn't the most usual of sizes. With a squatter stature, the PC-V354 is an interesting looking case that could be used as a stealthy desktop or a large HTPC. Let's check it out.

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Antec DF-35

The colossal company that is Antec has recently released its Dark Fleet range of cases optimised for high performance cooling with a hot-swappable SSD and swish styling throughout. The DF-35, the particular model we are focusing in on today, completes our trio of reviews on the initially released Dark Fleet enclosures. Read on for a closer look, in detail, at the DF-35.

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Cryo PC Helix

While everyone is aware of the big players in the gaming PC market, there are plenty of smaller firms also looking to make a name for themsleves. One such firm that has impressed us in the past is CryoPC, a custom enthusiast rig maker from the UK. Today we're taking a look at their mid-range Helix system which features an i5 CPU, P55 motherboard, a 5870 and Corsair's CPU water cooling kit. Let's see how it handles our benchmarks.

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Antec DF 30

Antec’s new line of high performance chassis’ are aimed at gamers and professionals alike offering exceptional cooling combined with flexibility and functionality. Indeed, the Dark Fleet DF-85 has already been granted high praise here at XSReviews so how will this cheaper, mid tower Dark Fleet offering shape up? Introducing the DF-30...

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NZXT Tempest Evo

To conclude our trio of NZXT enclosure reviews, we bring you the Tempest EVO. As with so many of NZXT’s cases, the product has undergone some sort of evolution whereby the original design has been adjusted or altered to improve its functionality leading to the addition of the EVO part of the name. How has the chassis been changed though and is it for the better? Let’s get stuck in and find out.

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Coolermaster HAF 912

While less than a decade ago the name on everyone's lips for the highest of the high end gaming chassis would be Coolermaster, in recent years the firm has seen far more competition from the likes of Antec, Thermaltake, Lian Li, NZXT and more. No longer can they ride the coat tales of the much lauded Stacker, they have to diversify. The company's most recent range of cases is known as the HAF series and there's a variety of different models. Today XSReviews is proud to take a peak at an unreleased, low end case known as the HAF 912. Let's see how this semi-budget offering stacks up.

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