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Four Mainstream Cases Reviewed: New Models in Middle Tower Class
[08/07/07 | by Vasily Melnik]

We would like to introduce to you four new system cases in the mainstream price segment from Asus, Gigabyte and Cooler Master. We will discuss in detail their design, features, estimate the ease of system assembly and test their thermal characteristics.

Thermaltake Soprano DX: Mainstream System Case Refreshed
[06/03/07 | by Vasily Melnik]

Restyling is a basic means of making a product’s market life longer. This word is known mostly from the car industry. In the computer case market, a life span of over 1 year is quite a long one even for such a good model as the Soprano was. After such long time a chassis modernization was needed to pull the system case up to the level of the best of the class again. Today we will find out what changes Thermaltake made to get its excellent solution back to the leading positions.

Original Barebone with Great Functionality: Thermaltake LANBOX Review
[05/03/07 | by Vasily Melnik]

Today we are going to take a look at a great compact system case from Thermaltake that permits the use of full-size hardware. Targeted for LAN party fans, it offers attractive exterior, excellent internal design and great functionality. Read more in our detailed review!

1000W Power Supply Unit Roundup
[05/02/07 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Today we are going to introduce to you the first batch of the most powerful PSUs in the today’s market: 1000W models from Cooler Master, OCZ, PC Power & Cooling, SilverStone, Tagan and Topower. Find out which one is the winner from our detailed test session!

Lian Li PC-777 System Case Review: Art to Make Gifts
[03/01/07 | by Vasily Melnik]

Today we would like to tell you all about a very interesting system case from a well-known manufacturer Lian Li. The company is a little over 20 years of age, and for their anniversary they designed something truly exceptional. Read more in our review!

Thermaltake Armor Jr and Thermaltake Aquila: Worthy Thermaltake Heritage
[01/15/07 | by Vasily Melnik]

Thermaltake has produced two excellent system cases that should do very well in their price category. Today we would like to introduce them to you and discuss all the design and assembly details as well as figure out the preferences for each. Read more in our article now!

In-Win Power Supply Units Roundup: Second Attempt
[11/29/06 | by Oleg Artamonov]

In-Win Company occupies a popular niche of inexpensive, good-quality system cases (and power supplies because In-Win manufactures them on its own), so today we are going to see if the quality of the PSUs is up to the customers’ expectations. We will test PSUs from IW series and the new IP line including AJ and Q series (total 6 PSUs).

ATX Power Supply Units Roundup. Part VI
[11/22/06 | by Oleg Artamonov]

The second part of our massive PSU shoot-out is ready. We would like to discuss another 10 power supply models from Hiper, Mushkin, OCZ, Seasonic, Silverstone, Zippy and Zalman. Find out what products out of 16 PSUs tested are the best!

ATX Power Supply Units Roundup. Part V
[11/21/06 | by Oleg Artamonov]

We continue our series of indepth PSU roundups. This time we would like to offer you two articles. Our today’s roundup goes into details about the new technologies implemented in the latest PSU models and introduces to you six solutions from Antec, CoolerMaster, Corsair and High Power.

Roundup: 14 Power Supply Units from Thermaltake
[07/28/06 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Today we are going to introduce to you the entire product line-up of Thermaltake power supply units that can currently be found in the market. We will look at 14 models including three major product families: TR2, PurePower and ToughPower. Any questions about Thermaltake PSUs you might have are answered in our extensive roundup.

Cooler Master Media 260 HTPC Case: One Step Away from Perfection
[06/20/06 | by Vasily Melnik]

If you need a compact system case that allows using standard hardware components and features clever design and ergonomics, then this review is for you. The solution we are going to talk about today is almost a perfect choice in its class, and with a few tricks we will describe, you can put together an ideal HTPC system. Read more about it in this review!

FSP VGA Power: Power Supply Unit for Your Graphics Card
[05/16/06 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Contemporary graphics accelerators require more and more power these days, so if you are assembling a high-end system you might think of getting an additional 12V power supply that would feed the needs of any graphics card or even two graphics cards at once. The first companies to announce solutions like that were Thermaltake and FSP, and today we are going to introduce to you the FSP VGA Power PSU. Read our review for details!

ATX Power Supply Units Roundup. Part IV
[04/10/06 | by Oleg Artamonov]

We continue testing powerful power supply units available in the today’s market with power capacity ranging between 500W and 600W. Today we are going to introduce to you 7 new models from A.C.Ryan, CoolerMaster, Sunbeamtech, Ultra and Zippy.

Three System Cases from ASUS
[04/06/06 | by Vasily Melnik]

Today we would like to introduce to you three mid-range system cases from ASUS that may look quite ordinary at first glance but boast the highest quality design and very convenient assembly when you get to know them better. Learn more about the TA case series from ASUS in our detailed article!

Zalman HD160 HTPC System Case Review
[03/23/06 | by Vasily Melnik]

Today we would like to introduce to you a new HT PC case from Zalman. The case can be stuffed with quite an advanced configuration which could not only play media files, but also cope with the latest gaming titles which look much prettier on a big screen than on an ordinary PC monitor. Find out more about this new exciting solution from our detailed review.

ATX Power Supply Units Roundup: 9 Powerful Models Tested
[02/28/06 | by Oleg Artamonov]

We are going to introduce to you 9 power supply units in our detailed roundup today. We will discuss in great detail the solutions from Enermax, FSP Group, MGE, SilverStone, SinTek, Zalman and Foxconn. These models are all very powerful ones with over 400W capacity that are available in retail stores. Find out who the winner is now!

Power Supply Units from Foxconn and Hiper Group in Our Lab
[12/26/05 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Today we would like to introduce to you five new power supply units: two Foxconn and three more from Hiper Group. These PSU models range from 350W to 580W. So you should be able to find a solution for every budget in our new review.

Arctic Cooling: Quiet System Cases Roundup
[12/14/05 | by Vasily Melnik]

Today we are going to take a look at the whole system case family from Arctic Cooling known under Silentium brand name. The remarkable thing about these mid-tower cases is that Arctic Cooling took an absolutely new approach to building a system case and developed a whole new component layout almost from scratch. We will look at 5 models from this family positioned as ready-made solutions for very quiet computers.

Gigabyte 3D Aurora System Case Review
[10/01/05 | by Vasily Melnik]

Trying to design a perfect system case for their highly successful 3D Galaxy Liquid Cooling system, Gigabyte made more than just a system case. 3D Aurora combines the best ideas in chassis design and ventilation, is suitable for building any kind of computer and boasts unique and exceptional characteristics. Want to learn more? Read the article now!

Noiseless Power Supplies from FSP and Topower
[09/18/05 | by Oleg Artamonov]

We would like to introduce to you two noiseless power supplies of the highest quality: FSP Zen and Topower TOP-420NF. Are you assembling a silent system? Then a fan-cooled PSU may become the loudest component. Check out these two great models, which might become your choice tomorrow!