NZXT's new Phantom 410 chassis only hit the streets in December, but apparently, finicky system builders have already grown tired of the red, white and black color options available at launch. Rather than telling said finicky system builders to shove it, NZXT polled them on Facebook, asking users which colors would be preferable on the case. The results are in in the form of the Phantom 410 Special Edition, which is available in four new hues.
We're not sure slapping on a pair of wheel-like stubs to a mini-ITX computer case qualifies as an accurate representation of a miniature SUV, but according to Lian Li, that's exactly the type of vehicle that inspired its new PC-Q15 chassis. Sporting an "automobile-esque design," the PC-Q15 is another brushed aluminum enclosure from Lian Li with a compact footprint and numerous features that bely its smallish stature.
If you're a Gundam fan from back in the early '80s Mobile Suit days or more of a newcomer who jumped onto the SEED bandwagon, you'll get a kick out of the new Gundam-themed Agusta case Raidmax announced off yesterday. Not the cartoony type? That's okay -- the ATX and MicroATX-compatible case still looks pretty cool even if you have no concept of the lore behind the Augusta Newtype Lab.
It's been several months since Lian Li's PC-Q05 was tipped online, reportedly the first chassis to support the new Thin ITX or Thin Mini-ITX format developed by Intel. The super slim chassis then made an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last January, and it's been relatively quiet ever since. Lian Li's lips are still sealed, though there's now an official product page for the PC-Q05 filled with glamor shots.
The diminutive Raspberry Pi computer got off to a sensational start last week, with pre-orders selling out within hours. There is very little, if anything, to dislike about Raspberry Pi, a dirt cheap Linux PC the size of a credit card. But the fact that currently no case is available for the Raspberry Pi might bother some of the early adopters. Even though the Raspberry Pi Foundation plans to begin “selling cases by the summer,” a designer named Marco Alici has already finished designing a 3D printable version.
A hundred dollars doesn't stretch very far these days (dinner for two and movie with popcorn will just about obliterate your C-note), but it does get you a mid-tower computer case from Lancool. Lancool's new PC-K56N is the latest addition to the company's Dragon Lord Series, and it supposedly boasts an efficient interior with a mostly tool-less design for easy installation.
If a sub-$60 computer case is what you're after, Antec has the One, which is the name of the latest addition to its Gaming Series. The simply titled One takes aim at mainstream gamers and anyone in the market for an affordable chassis. It's a nickel under sixty bucks, comes with top and rear 120mm exhaust fans, and has mounts for four more 120mm fans, plus a perforated mesh construction to aid with airflow.
If Cooler Master was a person rather than a company that provides PC supplies, it'd almost be old enough to drink: this year marks its 20th anniversary of existence. And rather than just patting itself on its imaginary back and sending out press releases touting its own awesomeness, Cooler Master's tossing a little something back to the community. The company just announced that for a short time, it's shaving nearly a quarter off the price of LAN-friendly CM Storm Trooper full-tower case, bringing it down from $190 to $150.
How much trust do you put into those 5-star reviews on Amazon, or glowing reviews on any e-commerce site, for that matter? Smart online shoppers know to thoroughly research a product before forking over part of a payday, but when a $10 Kindle cover boasts a 4.9 rating out of nearly 5,000 reviews, would you really be suspicious of shenanigans in a sample size that large? Perhaps you should be.
From the looks of things, Antec decided to go back to the basics and release an affordable computer case without the razzle and dazzle of more expensive enclosures. As the newest addition to Antec's Gaming Series, the new Three Hundred Two is a mostly ordinary looking black chassis without a painted interior or side window to show it off. It's also only $80 MSRP.