Wednesday , 16 August 2017

Cases

Streacom FC8 Alpha mini-ITX chassis

Streacom is a company that mainly has small mini-ITC chassis, preferably made in aluminium. Today we are looking at one of those chassi, the Streacom FC8 Alpha. This is a pretty small case that comes with a fanless CPU-cooler that transfers the heat from the CPU to the side of …

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Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 6 Review

Introduction In a sea of gaming PC cases, there are very few that pull the sleek, minimalistic look that many have come to love. I think for me it all started back with the Voodoo Omen that I really started to like cases that were simple, yet did an amazing …

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Anidees AI5S Window Case Review

INTRODUCTION Coming off the heels of their very popular AI Crystal case, Anidees is back again today with their AI5S Window case. While the AI5S is not a totally redesigned product, and is based on their existing AI5 design, it does offer a few welcome changes. Anidees touts silence and …

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Riotoro CR480 Case Review

INTRODUCTION Here at Bjorn3D, we have recently been taking a look at quite a few products from new brands, and next up in the line is Riotoro. Formed in 2014 and based out of California, Riotoro recently reached out to us with their CR480 PC case. The Riotoro CR480 case …

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Cooler Master MasterBox 5t Review

Cooler Master MasterBox 5t Review The Cooler Master MasterBox 5t mid tower is a new updated version of the original MasterBox 5. Featuring a style easily reminiscent of the more expensive MasterCase 5t, the MasterBox 5t gives the entry to advanced level builder an option for a tower that has an …

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Thermaltake Lumi Color 256C RGB Magnetic LED Strip Control Pack

Thermaltake was founded in 1999 and while they are a relatively young company in the marketplace they have risen to become one of the powerhouses in the hardware industry. Thermaltake is a major designer and builder of system cases, computer cooling components, Power Supply Unit (PSU), Storage enclosures’, peripherals, Luxa mobile …

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Anidees AI Crystal Lite

INTRODUCTION In late 2016, Anidees released their AI Crystal case; a beautiful case with tempered glass side and front panels, the new standard for enthusiast PC cases. The AI Crystal was a hit from the start, with rave reviews from just about every outlet that took a look at the …

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In Win 909

In Win was founded in 1985 around a simple but unique principle that is evident in their logo that features no sharp edges, a Zen principle that portrays the harmony between art and technology. Their focus on craftsmanship from the very beginning enables them to focus on the details and …

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Enermax Ostrog ADV Computer Case

  Enermax Ostrog ADV Computer Case Introduction Enermax, founded in 1990, is a Taiwan-based company that offers a variety of products including cooling fans, CPU coolers, PC chassis’ and other peripherals. The Ostrog is a new series they have added to their mid-tower chassis roster. While attempting to discover the …

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Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t

MasterCase Maker 5t Hello hardware enthusiasts. Cooler Master has unveiled their latest addition to the MasterCase series, the MasterCase Maker 5t. While any case from the MasterCase series can be made into whatever type of build you want, the Maker 5t is aimed specifically at the top-tier gamer. The MasterCase …

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In Win 303

INTRODUCTION In a world of nearly unlimited choices when it comes to PC cases, manufacturers are always looking to find the “next big thing” that consumers want. These features seem to come in waves, and once unique features like LED lighting, fan filters, and tool-less designs are now almost a …

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NZXT Manta

Long gone are the days when cases were ugly, beige and just plain boring. These days it takes a lot more to get the attention of computer users. Some cases focus on looks, other on silent performance and so on. The NZXT Manta is a case that not only looks …

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Anidees AI7 Case

introduction Back in March of 2016, we took reviewed our first piece of hardware from Anidees, the AI8. That case proved to be a great contender for users requiring a large case, and had a great price point as well. Well, we are back today with another case from Anidees, …

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Streacom F12C chassi

Today it seems that the most popular cases are small mini- or mid-tower cases for mini-ITX or micro-ATX-motherboards. This is of course mirrored by companies offering mainly standing tower-type cases. If you want a “laying” case you usually have to look to smaller companies that still offers this older type of …

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Anidees AI8 Case

introduction Anidees is a hardware manufacturer that we here at Bjorn3D have not had a chance to work with until recently. While they design and create cases like the AI8 we are taking a look at today, they also offer various USB charging devices, as well as Raspberry Pi and …

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NZXT HUE+ lighting-system

The NZXT’s HUE+ is a dual-channel RGB LED controller that comes with four fully addressable LED-strips. An evolution of their older analogue HUE, this eschews the old optical-drive format and now comes in a more manageable SSD-format making it much easier to install in your system. The HUE+ can be …

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Raijintek STYX

INTRODUCTION Raijintek may be a name you are not quite familiar with, and neither were we, before our recent review of their TRITON all-in-one watercooling kit. After a good first introduction, Raijintek is back with their STYX Micro-ATX case. The Raijintek STYX brings stylish looks and a nearly all aluminum …

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Cooler Master MasterCase 5 With Freeform Modular System

Cooler Master MasterCase 5 With Freeform Modular System Cooler Master was founded in 1992 by one man working out of a rented apartment with his staff being nothing more than a secretary who handled the admin part of the business. Roger (the founder) worked at innovating, inventing building and marketing …

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Zotac MAGNUS EN970 Gaming mini-pc

Mini-PC’s usually come with a lot of compromises due to their small size. They for example rarely are fit for any serious gaming. The Zotac Magnus EN970 though is different. It still is a small mini-PC, although not as small as some of the other Zotac mini-PC’s we have reviewed, …

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SilverStone SG12

Here at Bjorn3D we are no strangers to the SilverStone brand. They have been creating awesome cases, power supplies, coolers and more since 2003, and we have been fortunate enough to take a look at many of their offerings over the years. Early on in their history, they created the …

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ZOTAC ZBOX Nano CI540 Plus Review

As a hardware- reviewer it is sometimes easy to forget that not everyone needs a super fast big computer and instead are looking for something in the other end, a small, silent computer that works for more modest applications. Zotac is a company that excels in that sort of small …

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SilverStone Fortress FT05 (Silver W/ Window) (SST-FT05S-W)

SilverStone Fortress FT05 (Silver W/ Window) The Revolutionary SilverStone FT05 is the fifth generation Fortress computer chassis SilverStone has offered. This one offers the same 90° rotated motherboard that the Raven series offers but SIlverStone has completely removed the 5 1/4 inch drive bays that clutter so many chassis. You …

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CoolerMaster Silencio 625S, Hear the Silence

Computer cases used to be hit or miss and you just had to buy a chassis and mod it for what you wanted. Now you can buy super towers, modular chassis systems, water cooling behemoth chassis and silent operation chassis like the Cooler Master Silencio 625S. The list of types …

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Bitfenix Colossus Mini-ITX

It’s been a long time now since we only could choose from boring beige computer cases. The spread of cases on offer today is amazing, both when it comes to style and size. One clear trend the last few years is that smaller cases have become popular at the same …

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Raven RV01 Chassis (SST-RV01B-W), Elegance updated

The Raven RV01 was originally introduced in 2008 as an extreme enthusiast chassis and it’s revolutionary 90 degree motherboard position and it’s sleek styling made it the envy of many enthusiasts. Appearing on the market when computer cases were being pushed on the market so fast and in so many styles …

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Sentey Eagle Plus

To some, the “guts” of a computer are the components that make up the entire computer itself. You have your core components like the CPU, motherboard and RAM that make up the vital organs. But they all have to live inside a body; the case. Sentey has provided us a …

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ZBOX Sphere OI520 Plus

There was a time when a computer in most cases consisted of a big beige box that you certainly did not want to show off or which took up a lot of space on your desk. Those days are gone and today we have a lot more variety both how …

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Bitfenix Ronin case

We recently tested two smaller cases from Bitfenix, the mini-ITX-case Phenom and the m-ATX/mini-ITX Prodigy M-case, and found them very good. Today though we are looking at a more normal case, the Bitfenix Ronin which is a regular midi-tower with space for up to ATX-motherboards. The expectations we have for …

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Bitfenix Prodigy M micro-ATX case

When we tested the Bitfenix Prodigy back in October 2012 we were very impressed. It turned out to be a great case for a mini-ITX motherboard. With the Prodigy M Bitfenix has taken the same shell and changed the internals so we now get to fit a M-ATX-motherboard in the …

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Bitfenix Phenon Mini-ITX case

One of the more dominant trends over the last year or so when it comes to computer cases is that more and more companies bring out small computer cases meant for mini-ITX motherboards that still can handle more powerful components. No longer do we have to settle with on-board graphics …

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Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus

While Zotac maybe is most knows for their graphics cards they also are specialized on small motherboards and small desktop systems. Today we are reviewing one of those tiny small desktop PC’s: the Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus. This is a very small PC that even comes with a VESA-mount …

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Lian Li Q27 Mini-ITX case

Small computer cases for mini-ITX motherboards have been extremely popular the last few years. Once these types of systems could only house components with little power but these days you can build pretty competent and powerful systems regardless of the size of the case. The Lian li Q27 is such …

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Antec TrueQuiet

Antec brings something more then just performance case fans.  Read on to discover the secrets! 

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Sapphire Edge HD4

Sapphire has long been known for its AMD graphics offerings but a little known part of their business has to do with their small form factor Edge based systems. Today we look at the Intel Celeron powered Edge HD4. Let’s see what it has to offer! Sapphire has long been …

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NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Gaming Chassis

If you’re looking for a chassis that already comes with a built in fan controller, internal LEDs, excellent cooling potential, great cable management and even the possibility to run extreme gaming configurations, you should check out the NZXT Phantom 820.

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Thermaltake Armor Revo Snow Edition Chassis

  With black computer chassis and hardware in style, Thermaltake has started a new category of products called the “Snow Edition” in an attempt to stand out from the crowd. These products come mainly with a white color scheme. This time around we’re checking out Thermaltake’s Armor Revo Snow Edition …

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Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Chassis

  When it comes to picking a great gaming chassis, it’s not always about looks. Aesthetics can be a major part of your decision making, but there is a lot more to consider, including great air circulation, plenty of cable management holes, the absence of low quality parts, and features that …

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InWin GRone Full-Tower Chassis

The InWin GRone is a great-looking case that has potential for being a great chassis. Let’s take a deeper look to see how this full-tower chassis is built!

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BitFenix Prodigy

Though it took a long time to gain any momentum, the Mini ITX form factor seems to be gaining popularity. This is in part due to the integration of various components such as memory controller, Northbridge, and GPU onto the CPU die. Today’s CPUs come with a decent GPU on-die …

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BitFenix Shinobi XL Window Full-Tower Case

Earlier this year, BitFenix introduced the Shinobi XL case. A full-tower version of last year’s Shinobi case, the Shinobi XL has a number of features making it a great choice for a gaming system. The most important feature we found was the ability of this case to fit a stunning …

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