Cases

riotoro-morpheus-gpx-100-caseBy Steven Lynch @ Tom’s Hardware

Many PC builders know what it is like to buy a new case only to end up having to replace it the first time you expand or downsize your system. Doesn’t sound familiar? How about the time you found the perfect case but it wasn’t available in the size you wanted at the time so you bought the case anyway, only to have the company release the case in the size you originally wanted a few months later. The good news is that Riotoro has developed a chassis that addresses those types of issues with the world’s first convertible PC case. Yes, you read that correctly.

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fractal-design-meshify-s2By Parm Mann @ HEXUS

HEXUS readers were divided on their opinions of Fractal Design’s Meshify C when the mid-tower chassis launched back in 2017. One user called it “a case of arbitrary angle syndrome,” while another “quite liked the modern art vibe of the front mesh design.”

Said case was Fractal’s attempt to offer something different from its typically staid enclosures, and though we’re historically fond of the firm’s Define Series, it was nice to see Meshify mix things up a bit. We evidently weren’t alone, as sales of Meshify C were strong enough for Fractal to conjure up a larger alternative in the form of the Meshify S2.

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be-quiet-dark-base-pro-900-rev2By Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

So like be quiet! felt a need to improve on their flagship chassis, the ‘new’ Dark Base Pro 900 v2 on the outside looks similar to the one released two years ago – but they applied some tweaks and improvements. Dark, style and feature-rich and obviously silent with the help of noise dampening are just a few features that come to mind. The 900 Pro once again has been fitted with a coated tempered glass, the chassis will offer noise isolation thanks to padded dampening, well that and the use of some faster spinning Pure Wings 3 fans (three of them). As such we review the updated revision 2 be quiet! Dark Base 900 Pro. Their case has been overhauled a bit with a new fan controller, new Silent Wings 3 fans, a PSU shroud cover, USB 3.1 Gen 2 support as well as 12V LED strip compatibility. The Pro model still retains that sweet Qi wireless charger for your phone. So yeah, silent fans and improved fan controller and LED support. Have a peek at the product we’ll review today.

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cooler-master-h500mBy Antony Leather @ bit-tech

Normally we expect to see product ranges being refreshed after the big trade shows such as Computex, which happens next week in fact, but Cooler Master’s latest addition to its MasterCase range of cases is another in a long line of new tempered glass-clad models that are built around a similar chassis, and there are more to come as well. This particular model, like the H500P we reviewed recently, comes equipped with a pair of 200mm RGB fans with the boon of these being addressable with individually-controlled LEDs, but there’s plenty more here compared to the H500P for the extra £50 you’ll be spending.

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nzxt-h500i-midtowerBy Peter Donnell @ eTeknix

We’re big fans of the NZXT chassis range here at eTeknix. Fans enough to have built, and currently be building systems of our own in their amazing H400i and H700i chassis! However, the family isn’t complete, and the new H500i looks set to take the middle spot of the two chassis, blending features from both with an aim of wider appeal. The H700i is one of the, if not the most impressive chassis we’ve reviewed in years. However, it’s pretty darn expensive too. With the H500i, you get many of the features in a slightly more affordable package. However, there are a few other nips and tucks to the design and overall improvements too, making it very appealing to us.

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lian-li-pc-o11-dynamicBy Darksaber @ TechPowerUp!

The Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic is not simply an updated version of the existing PC-O11. It is a unique beast of its own that essentially only shares its timeless looks with the current variants. Thanks to the input of German pro-overclocker der8auer the PC-O11 Dynamic aims to offer loads of radiator support, while allowing for an uncompromising choice of high-end hardware.

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deepcool-quadstellar-chassisBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

We review one of the most fascinating chassis of the year 2018, yes DeepCool send us their all new QuadStellar. A chassis that will follow up the TriStellar, this round with four compartments and a WIFI controllable FAN/RGB LED system. When you unpack this puppy, it almost feels like you have something alien in your house.

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corsair-carbide-275rBy Parm Mann @ Hexus

High-end PC chassis are all well and good, but manufacturers understand that sub-£100 models are essential if you plan to ship boxes in meaningful quantity. Corsair has played on that fact with an entire line of affordable Carbide Series enclosures promising “high-end features you need, and nothing you don’t.”

The latest entrant to the range, and successor to the 2016 270R, is the Carbide Series 275R, starting at £65. We have the tempered glass version, costing £75 ($79.99 USD), in for review today.

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corsair-obsidian-500d-mid-tower-caseBy Steven Lynch @ Tom’s Hardware

Corsair hardly needs an introduction here: The company is a key provider of enthusiast-grade components over the past two decades, with a major following among the PC performance community. Today, the company is rolling out the latest addition to its Obsidian line of premium computer chassis.

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deepcool-gamer-storm-baronkase-liquid-caseBy Parm Mann @ Hexus

Wherever you look, it seems the cost of today’s PC components are increasing at a steady rate. You could call it the Brexit effect, or consumerism gone wrong, but the point is, you can spend well over a thousand pounds on a new PC and still end up with modest, entry-level components.

But are there still bargains to be had from lesser-known brands? Chinese manufacturer Deepcool has been championing budget parts for a number of years, and is now attempting to tackle three modern trends – tempered glass, liquid cooling and RGB lighting – in a single package priced from £120. Enter the Gamer Storm Baronkase Liquid chassis.

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