NZXT Lexa Blackline

Oh, NZXT, you had some truly great ideas on the ol’ chassis drawing board. Alas, we can’t give a 10 Kick Ass award for dreams. The Blackline case is a personal ad in case form—it certainly looks wonderful on NZXT’s website, but seeing it in person is an entirely different experience.

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Dynapower USA Hachiman

When Dynapower’s Hachiman case hit the Maximum PC Lab, we were immediately taken aback by the coolness of its paint job. We’ve never been fans of anime, nor do we normally consider a case’s aesthetics during a review. That said, the Hachiman definitely gets points for looks. It’s not perfect; the paint has a bumpy, orange-peel texture, the decals don’t line up, and only half of the case’s chassis has a beautiful black undercoat. The other half is standard, butt-ugly gray.

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August 2006 - Supercharge Your PC Graphics

The complete PDF archive of the August 2006 edition of Maximum PC, every article included, every page posted! Download it now!

Eat Your Heart Out, John Adams

Beers and burgers on are so last year. Take a page from our favorite examples of Indepdence Day-themed case modding, and you could be the hit of the block party!

Heavy Metal Modding

Yes, you can remove that legacy floppy, but what do you do with the resulting hole? Mnpctech may have your unique solution.

The Problem with Crappy Cases

Big power supplies demand forethought from case manufacturers. What cases will accomodate 850W PSUs?