Good luck trying to stuff an HPTX motherboard like EVGA's Super Record 2 (SR-2) into a mid-tower chassis, or even into most full tower cases. If you're planning to rock a dual-socket HTPX motherboard, you'll need a case that supports it, and Enermax is pitching its new Fulmo GT as the go-to enclosure for an over-the-top, monster-sized setup. We're talking dual PSUs here.
SilverStone is getting ready to ship a new addition to its Precision Series computer case line, the PS07 (SST-PS07B). Small in stature, this is the first Precision Series enclosure designed for micro ATX motherboards, and it also supports mini DTX and mini ITX just for good measure. The all-black chassis measures 210mm (W) x 374mm (H) x 400mm (D) and weighs 5.2kg.
If the choices are to go big or go home, Rosewill clearly opted for the former with its new Blackhawk Ultra computer case. Just how big is the Blackhawk Ultra really? According to Rosewill, it's spacious enough to fit two power supplies, if you were so inclined, or perhaps of more utility is the ability to mount an HPTX motherboard like EVGA's Super Record 2 (SR2).
The new Seiran case from Raidmax has a bit of an odd namesake. According to Raidmax, it's named after the "submarine-launched Aichi M6A Seiran single-engine aircraft, which even today is still recognized as one of the most innovative naval fighting aircraft ever constructed." What that has to do with PCs and computer cases totally eludes us, but we do know what this case has going for it.
It's been awhile since we've seen something new from DangerDen, makers of specialty cases and parts aimed primarily at water cooling enthusiasts. DangerDen's newest creation is the Q20 Black Series computer case, a customizable enclosure with standard color options for the top and bottom panels, and front and back grills. That means you can more easily match your case color to whatever modding project you happen to be working on.
External hard drive docks seem to be all the rage in case design lately, and Thermaltake's new V3 BlacX Edition PC computer case is yet another example of this. It's an all-black (inside and out) mid-tower chassis constructed of steel with a metal mesh front bezel and bottom mounted PSU design, both with removable dust filters. The HDD dock sits on top and supports hot swapping your SATA storage device.
Thermaltake has never been bashful about bucking trends in case design and kicking out some truly funky designs, none more out there than the Level 10 series. The Chaser MK-I isn't quite as unique as the Level 10, but still has a style all its own, a style that for better or worse screams "Thermaltake." If that's your bag, take note that the Chaser MK-I is back, this time sporting a liquid cooling system.
NZXT's new Source 220 enclosure suggests you don't need a big bankroll to own a brushed aluminum computer case, or even a medium-sized bankroll, or at least it appears that way at a glance. The enclosure purportedly features brushed black aluminum, supports more than half a dozen fans, and dips into budget territory with an MSRP of $55. But is it really made of aluminum?
Lian Li doesn't really have a reputation for catering to the LAN party crowd, and perhaps that's something the case maker would like to change. Announced today is the PC-TU200 mini-tower PC chassis, a compact and portable enclosure with a handle on top for easy transport and an all-aluminum body that weighs less than 7 pounds.
It's available in black or silver and sports a "nuclear football" design. There's a single 140mm fan in front to suck cool air into the chassis and distribute said airflow throughout the case.
Thermaltake sent us a collection of photos and information about its upcoming Overseer RX-I chassis, a computer case that could pass as an evil twin to Cooler Master's HAF line. It has the same aggressive overall styling, but a more gnarly design that we predict will be fall under the love-it-or-hate-it category. We'll go over the details as you decide which camp you're enlisting in.