Archive for Computer Cases

SilverStone PS06 Full-Tower PC Case

Posted in Computer Cases by Conner Flynn on April 25th, 2011

SilverStone is set to release another full-tower PC case for the Japanese market. It is dubbed the PS06 and is sleek and stylish steel case that supports both Micro ATX and ATX motherboards.

It features a top-placed I/O panel with two USB 3.0 and audio ports, five 5.25-inch external drive bays, one 3.5-inch external drive bay, four 3.5-inch internal drive bays, a side panel window, eight expansion slots and has two fans. The PS06 will ship in Japan on May 13th for 11,980 Yen (or about $145). No word on when it will show up elsewhere.

Bioshock casemod sinks HTPC in mineral oil

Posted in Computer Cases,Computers,DIY by Shane McGlaun on October 5th, 2010

Over the years, I have laid eyes on some strange casemods and have seen more than one machine that was submerged in oil. A new casemod has surfaced that has a Bioshock theme. The builder uses an aquarium to put his new HTPC under four gallons of mineral oil.

The mineral oil is normally used as a laxative for horses apparently. The mainboard and PSU are mounted to a clear plastic sheet and placed into the aquarium. The only hardware part not under the oil is the HDD. The maker rounded the design out with a bubble filter, gravel and a few other things.

Bitfenix unveils cool Survivor computer case

Posted in Computer Cases by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2010

Gamers and enthusiast typically want a case that looks cool, holds a lot of gear, and keeps all that gear nice and cool inside. They also want all of that at an affordable price. Bitfenix has unveiled a new computer case called the Survivor that meets every one of those needs.

The case is coated in a cool SoftTouch material that has a matte black finish and looks a bit rubbery. The case has a pop up handle for carrying it around. The construction is plastic and steel so it will be heavy, but should be very sturdy at the same time.

BitFenix Colossus PC case unveiled

Posted in Computer Cases by Shane McGlaun on August 20th, 2010

BitFenix isn’t a company I have heard of before seeing its awesome Colossus case hit the market this week. The new Colossus case looking like something you would run across in an Egyptian pyramid on Star Gate.

The chassis is a full ATX unit that has tons of space and supports ATX and larger mainboards. It has a single external 5.25″ drive bay and four internal bays of the same size. It also has seven 2.5″ or 3.5″ internal bays and a robust cooling system using 230mm fans.

SilverStone shows off cool Sugo SG07 SFF PC case

Posted in Computer Cases by Shane McGlaun on July 16th, 2010

I am starting more and more to appreciate small form factor computers. Not only do they take less space, but they are often quieter as well. SilverStone has unveiled a new PC case called the Sugo SG07 that is designed for Mini-ITX mainboards.

The case ships with a 600W PSU that is 80 Plus Bronze certified and has a single 12V rail. The case has a 180mm fan, which is larger than the mainboard the case is designed for.

iSkin silo fashion laptop bags for geekettes surface

Posted in Computer Cases by Shane McGlaun on April 28th, 2010

My wife would rather carry her netbook around without a case than use one of the “ugly” laptop bags I have around the house. I am more interested in protecting the netbook if I drop it, but she wants something that looks good first and works second.

iSkin has pulled the wraps off a new line of designer notebook bags for the women called silo. The silo line has five prints and three different bag styles. The prints include Digital Camo, Happy Friends, Royal, Ami, and Karl the Ninja.

NZXT offers the Tempest Evo camo case

Posted in Computer Cases by Shane McGlaun on April 22nd, 2010

Back in November 2009, NZXT offered up the new Tempest Evo case in all black and it was nice. The case has lots of room and a great cooling system inside. NZXT has offered up a new edition of the case with a new color scheme.

The new case is called the NZXT camo Tempest Evo. It is clad in a grey, black, and white digital camo pattern on the outside. Other than the new color the case is the same Evo we saw last year.

Young Explorer PC is like an educational arcade cabinet for your kid

Posted in Computer Cases by Conner Flynn on April 11th, 2010

Here’s a great way to geek up your little tyke from an early age. The Young Explorer PC gives your kid his own Windows-powered computer with a plat panel LCD, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive.

And it looks like an arcade cabinet. Maybe in the future schools will be full of little zombies sitting in front of these things. Maybe not for awhile though, since it costs $2,599.99.

Lian Li’s PC-T1R Spider case

Posted in Computer Cases by Conner Flynn on March 13th, 2010

Computer cases that look like spiders aren’t something you generally see at your local Best Buy or anywhere else, where they are available to the public for that matter. However Lian Li’s new PC-T1R case is the exception to the rule. Not that it will be at Best Buy, but you can get it soon.

Now it is closer to release. Previously only seen in a teaser video, the folks at techPowerUp have now gotten their hands on one. The case should sell for “around €150″ (about $200) when released and it will be available in black and red, with some assembly required.

Book Book notebook case looks like a real book

Posted in Computer Cases by Shane McGlaun on January 22nd, 2010

There are a lot of notebook bags and sleeves on the market today. They tend to be made from the same materials and look pretty much the same. If you want a notebook case that is cool and looks different from what you typically see for your MacBook, Twelve South has one for you.

The case is called the Book Book and it looks like a real hard cover book on the outside. The case has hard sides and dual zippers for opening. Inside the case are elastic straps to keep it connected to your notebook.

Foxconn cases sport wood, bamboo that is

Posted in Computer Cases by Shane McGlaun on December 11th, 2009

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Bamboo wood is finding its way into more and more products in all sorts of industries. This is due to the fact that it looks good, is strong, and grows very fast. Bamboo has been used to cover notebooks before with good effect and Foxconn has announced a couple PC cases with bamboo covering.

One of the cases is the Bamboo One mid-tower case. The front bezel of the case is made from bamboo, as is the side vent cover. The wood looks really good but they should have cut the drive bay covers from the same piece so the grain and color matched.

Thermaltake’s BMW Level 10 case now available

Posted in Computer Cases by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2009

Thermaltake's BMW Level 10 case now availableRemember Thermaltake’s Level 10 case? Of course you do. It’s a frakkin beautiful case. One of the most unique cases you can buy in fact. And here’s some good news. You can now get a system exclusively from iBUYPOWER starting at $2499.

Sure that’s a lot of dough, but this thing looks like a futuristic city all by itself. More importantly it looks different than everything your friends have. It’s nice to be unique. Expensive, but nice.

NZXT launches Tempest Evo PC case

Posted in Computer Cases by Shane McGlaun on November 18th, 2009

nxzttempestevoFor many people the case they choose when building their computer is based more on price than anything else. Computer cases can cost hundreds of dollars for high-end parts made from aluminum with a fancy design. NZXT makes a line of cases that tend to be among the cheapest and offer good looks and performance.

The company has announced a new case called the Tempest Evo that is a mid-tower case designed to E-ATX standards allowing it to accept larger server motherboards. The machine has lots of fans with two in the top, two in front and one on the side and in the rear included.

NZXT unveils GAMMA budget gaming case with nice features

Posted in Computer Cases by Shane McGlaun on October 23rd, 2009

nzxtgamma-sgNZXT has been making some nice cases for computer enthusiasts for a while now. The big thing about the company is that its cases are typically reasonably priced and offer good looks and performance. NZXT has unveiled a new gaming chassis called the GAMMA that will sell for under $50.

For that much money, you get some nice features including support for six fans. Only one fan is included with the case however. The case also has a mesh front panel for airflow and lots of wire routing options on the motherboard tray and other places.

Commodore 64 cake

Posted in Computer Cases by Conner Flynn on August 12th, 2009

Commodore 64 cake It’s been a while since we’ve seen an awesome geek cake as retro-liscous as this one. A genuine Commodore 64 Cake. It was made in honor of some guy’s 30th birthday.

It has some super nice detail work on the frosting, like all of that keyboard lettering. Even a power cord. Though I don’t remember Pong being available for the C64. It sure looks tasty. This guys wife, who made the cake, is a real special woman and if things don’t work out for them she can make me a cake anyday.