Lian Li has just announced a brand new brushed aluminum mid tower case with side mounted radiator support, the PC-10N. The case supports ATX and microATX motherboards and comes with three 5.25” external bays, six 3.5” internal bays, two 2.5” internal bays, eight slots for expansion cards, and two USB 3.0 ports.
As for cooling, the PC-10N is equipped with three fans: two 120 mm models on the front panel and one 120 mm model on the rear panel.
The PC-10N forgoes the traditional motherboard tray and instead implements a railing mount design for increased thermal performance and better cable management. This design replaces the traditional solid motherboard tray which can block airflow and adds to system weight and cost. The railing system also provides better routing options for internal wiring and cables, reducing clutter, improving system appearance, and further improving airflow.
The Lian Li’s PC-10N case is available in black and silver for a suggested retail price of USD 114.90.
The CM 690 is the most popular case from Cooler Master and, because of its popularity, the manufacturer decided to revamp it. The new version, called CM 690 III, will be available on stores next month.
The exterior retains the curved metal mesh look the series is known for. The interior has been completely updated – the HDD/SSD combo cage can be switched between 3.5” or 2.5” drives by adjustable trays without any screw. The CM 690 III simultaneously supports two 240 mm (2 x 120 mm) liquid cooling radiators at the top and front for improved overall airflow. In addition, users have the option of installing a 120 mm radiator in the rear. The case supports a total of up to nine fans, with as many as three of them being massive 200 mm fans. With these features, air and liquid cooling setups can be customized easily while almost only being limited based on need and imagination.
In order to ensure that plenty of airflow reaches each of the many fan inlets, CM 690 III features full mesh coverage on the front and top, with plenty of airflow access on the sides and back. Multiple dust filters are provided to minimize dust ingress.
Today, Corsair announced two new mid-tower PC cases, the Carbide Series Air 540 and the Carbide Series 330R. Both cases incorporate innovative and unique features for superior cooling and quiet operation.
The Carbide Series Air 540 is designed with a wider form factor with two “side-by-side” chambers and a Direct Airflow Path layout. This unique design helps the case deliver best-in-class cooling at incredibly low noise levels. The main chamber of the Carbide Series Air 540 houses the motherboard and hot-swap 3.5” drives for superior drive cooling and quick swapping. The second chamber holds the power supply, SSDs, and 5.25” drives behind the motherboard tray. The separate compartments make building a breeze and provide cleaner cable routing and superior cooling for system devices. In addition, layout in each chamber is optimized to limit obstructions and streamline airflow from the intake fans to the hottest PC components, resulting in lower temperatures and noise levels.
Support for Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, Extended ATX motherboards and ATX power supplies
Eight tool-free expansion slots that supports cards lengths up to 12.5” (320 mm)
Mount points for six 120mm or five 140mm fans (or 240/280mm radiator on top and 360/280/240mm radiator in front)
Two 5.25”, two hot-swap 3.5”, and four 2.5” tool-free drive bays
Removable front magnetic low-restriction dust filter
Built-in cable routing cutouts with grommets
Two USB 3.0 ports plus headphone/mic jacks on front panel
Oversized flush-mount window
16.5” (407mm) deep x 17” (432mm) wide x 18” (457mm) tall
The Carbide Series 330R is designed for both low noise levels and excellent cooling performance at an attractive price point. The case is laid out with a Direct Airflow Path from the 140 mm front intake fan to provide efficient cooling to the hottest components. Noise dampening material on the top panel, side panels, and front door combined with rubber feet help keep the PC quiet, and the top panel can be removed for 240 mm radiator installation if desired. Couple that with features like built-in USB 3.0 and SSD capabilities and the 330R is an attractive solution for the low noise enthusiast.
Support for Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, Extended ATX motherboards, and ATX power supplies
Noise dampening material on the top panel, side panels, and front door
Direct Airflow Path
Up to Five fan mount locations (front 120/140mm x 2, top 120/140mm x 2, rear 120mm)
USB 3.0 on front panel
Four hard drive trays with dual HDD and SSD compatibility
Tool free 5.25” and 3.5” drive installation
Built-in cable routing cutouts with grommets
19.5” (495mm) deep x 8.3” (210mm) wide x 19” (482mm) tall
The list prices for Carbide Series Air 540 and Carbide Series 330R are USD 139.99 and USD 89.99, respectively.
In 2010, NZXT introduced the industry to its Phantom case, an aggressively designed, feature-rich case for mainstream users, gamers, and enthusiasts alike. Now, NZXT is finally ready to unveil its direct successor, the Phantom 530.
Continuing the legacy of the original, the new Phantom was meticulously designed from the ground up resulting in a refreshing new design that is uncompromising in every way. While creating the Phantom 530, the NZXT design team painstakingly took every beloved aspect of the original and made it even better.
With up to 70% more cable management space, more airflow, and even more liquid cooling support, the Phantom 530 features phenomenal support for even the most extreme performance builds.
Along with its fully modular, interchangeable hard drive cages, the new Phantom features all of the latest NZXT technologies including: a discrete SSD mount behind the motherboard tray, signature rear I/O LEDs, single channel 30W fan control with integrated 10-port fan hub, and steel 5.25” optical drive latches.
The Phantom 530’s extensive liquid cooling support includes Kraken X40/X60 compatibility and radiators of up to 360 mm in size on top, 240 mm in front, and 240 mm on bottom. Additionally, the new Phantom also features the largest window the Phantom line has ever seen, letting you show off the true beauty of your masterpiece, inside and out.
The Phantom 530 will be available soon in Glossy White, Black, and Red for USD 119.99.
Lian Li has just announced their newest edition to the briefcase chassis “TU” series, the PC-TU100 Mini-ITX case. More compact than the PC-TU200, the fully aluminum PC-TU100 is the ideal choice for the ultimate LAN rig with its top-mounted handle and its support for the latest powerful low profile graphics card. The stylish retro "007-esque" design of the case is sure to garner much attention.
With dimensions of 6.2” x 10.8” x 9.5” (158 x 275 x 242 mm) and a weight of 3.9 lbs (1.77 kg), the PC-TU100 holds the hardware necessary for a portable gaming system while being primed and ready for transport. Two 2.5” hard drives or SSDs can be mounted on the bottom drive rack. An additional 2.5” drive can be placed in the slim optical drive bay, if no optical drive is installed. Graphics cards up to 7.48” (190 mm) can be installed in the chassis – enough room for some of the latest small form factor graphics cards. The PC-TU100 supports SFX power supplies up to 6.69” (170 mm).
Lian Li has engineered the case for maximum airflow. A tool-lessly mounted 120 mm intake fan with a removable air filter at the front of the chassis blows air across the integral components. With no drive cage blocking the fan, the air flows unrestricted through the case. Well-placed vents on the side and the rear of the case ensure the hot air escapes.
Similar to the PC-TU200, the side panels of the PC-TU100 are unlatched with just a push of the release lever on the back panel. Putting the panel back on is a simple push to lock the anchoring pins back into their sockets.
The front panel contains the dual LED illuminated power button that glows blue when on and purple when loading. The I/O panel at the bottom of the front panel contains two USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections.
The PC-TU100 will be available in silver and black at the end of June for the suggested retail price of USD 109.99.
Aerocool expands its PC case portfolio with the addition of the Strike-X Xtreme midi-tower case, which is targeted for gamers and combines stylish exterior with a spacious and clean interior.
The interior design is offering much space for drives and the latest high-end gaming components. Users can conveniently access the four 5.25” bays, which are equipped with a tool-free mounting mechanism. Additionally up to six 3.5”/2.5” hard drives can be mounted into the allocated slots conveniently using the supplied HDD trays.
Strike-X Xtreme PC case comes with three pre-mounted case fans: One 180 mm fan is located in the front panel, another 140 mm model in the top panel and the third fan with 120 mm diameter in the rear panel. Mesh-grids in both the front and top panel contribute further to the cooling concept. Built-in cable ducts in the motherboard tray are part of the cable management feature, allowing users to channel or hide cables.
Aerocool Strike-X Xtreme comes with a very solid exterior design, refreshing the Strike-X series. Similar to the previously announced Strike-X models, X-shaped mesh-grids can be found on the top and side panel. Power and reset buttons are implemented perfectly in the overall design above the Strike-X logo on the top of the chassis. In between these two buttons, two USB 3 ports and one mic and headphone connector can be found. Both USB 3.0 ports can be conveniently connected directly to the motherboard using the blue head-pin connector.
In order to match every user’s taste, Aerocool Strike-X Xtreme PC cases are available in three editions with different color matches. Black Edition is covered completely in black color, except very a few red colored elements. White Edition shines in a very stylish white color combined with a few blue colored elements. Users seeking a special color match, will fall for the Devil Red Edition, which is covered in black with a red mesh-grid on the outside and vibrant red on the inside.
All three editions are available as of today for the following suggested retail price:
Today, Lian Li announced a new brushed aluminum Mini-ITX case, the PC-Q30. With a curve-shaped design and large acrylic front window, the fully aluminum PC-Q30 allows users to show off their systems
Thanks to the two expansion slots on the top of the case, the PC-Q30 supports video cards up to 7.8” (200 mm). For storage, up to four 2.5” hard drives or SSDs can be mounted in the removable hard drive cage at the bottom of the case.
A 140mm fan in the rear of the case expels hot air, while ventilation on the top and side allows for cool air to enter. A small form factor power supply up to 4.9” (125 mm) is placed on rubber pads in order to reduce vibrations.
The front of the PC-Q30 is minimalistic in aesthetics and houses the dual LED illuminated power button that glows blue when on and red while loading. The I/O panel with two USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections is located on the left side of the front of the chassis to not interrupt the elegant aesthetics.
The PC-Q30 will be available in June in the U.S. and Canada for the suggested retail price of US$ 149.
The N200 is the latest addition to Cooler Master’s brand new N Series of compact mainstream cases with extensive water cooling support and improved air cooling performance wrapped in subtle and simplistic designs.
The N200 not only supports 120 mm radiators at the back, but is the first mini-tower that supports installing 120 mm or even 240 mm radiators in the front of the case. Thanks to an all mesh front panel, two high quality Cooler Master XtraFlo fans, and large air vents, it boasts excellent cooling performance.
Despite its extremely compact size, the N200 supports 160 mm tall CPU tower coolers, long high end VGAs, including the upcoming HD 7990, four 2.5” SSDs and three of 3.5” HDDs.
The Coenus is the newest series of computer case from Enermax geared toward gamers. It is compatible with microATX and ATX motherboards, and features three 5.25” external bays, seven 3.5” internal bays, four 2.5” internal bays (converted from 3.5” internal bays), seven slots for expansion cards, and two USB 3.0 ports.
As for cooling, the Coenus comes with one 120 mm fan (with LED) on the front panel and one 120 mm fan on the rear panel.