Corsair has just announced the immediate availability of the Obsidian Series 750D performance full-tower PC case. Like all Obsidian Series cases, the 750D features an elegant black monolithic design, brushed aluminum and solid steel construction, and generous expansion flexibility.
The Obsidian Series 750D’s rigid, rugged exterior surrounds a frame that has ample room for high-performance components, as well as sophisticated cooling for users who want to push their components to the limits. The case is designed to make building a PC fast and simplem with features such as tool-free side panels and drive bays, cable routing grommets and mount points, and motherboard rear CPU access and alignment pegs.
Obsidian Series 750D Specifications:
Nine expansion slots for larger motherboards and running multiple graphics cards or expansion boards simultaneously.
Six tool-free 3.5”/2.5” combo bays in two modular hard drive cages, with room for two more cages for up to 12 total combo drive bays.
Four tool-free 2.5” side-mounted drive cages for SSDs, out of the airflow path.
Three tool-free 5.25” bays for expansion
Four front mounted USB ports for easy peripheral or external storage device connection.
Three included AF140L high-airflow 140mm fans (2 front, 1 rear) for excellent airflow and low noise levels.
Room for up to eight fans
Top – 360 mm or 280 mm
Front – 280 mm or 240 mm
Bottom – 240 mm
Rear – 140 mm or 120 mm
Modular hard drive cages can be located in four separate mounting locations.
Side-mounted 2.5” cages allow quick, easy removal of the 3.5” drive cages for better airflow or room for radiators, while maintaining capacity for up to four 2.5” drives.
Thumbscrew side panel removal and expansion slots, and tool-free 3.5”, 2.5”, and 5.25” drive bays.
Center-post standoff holds motherboard in place while you secure the other screws.
Easily accessible (and removable) front, rear, and top dust filters.
Outstanding cable routing with rubber grommets for superior airflow and cleaner, neater builds.
Four USB ports (two USB 3.0) and headphone/mic jacks in the front panel for easy access.
21.5 x 9.25 x 22 inches (546 x 235 x 560 mm)
9.7 kg (21.4 lbs.)
The Obsidian Series 750D has a suggested retail price of USD 159.99 in the US and is available immediately from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. It is backed with a limited 2-year warranty and Corsair’s excellent customer service and technical support.
Thermaltake has released a white edition of its Urban S31 mainstream mid-tower case. The product has the same features as the original version, such as three 5.25” external bays, one 3.5” external bay (converted from one of the 5.25” external bays), six 3.5”/2.5” internal bays, seven slots for expansion cards, and a top-mounted 2.5” or 3.5” HDD docking station, which enables blazing fast file transfers and effortless hot-swap drive replacement for easy setup or removal of storage or backup media. The preinstalled sound-damping foams for the purpose of extreme silence on both side panels of Urban S31 reduce noise and acoustic levels within the case.
There are two preinstalled 120 mm fans to optimize system ventilation in the Urban S31, plus pre-mounted holes for more ventilation options, allowing users to build up system ventilation to their preference.
The Urban S31 Snow Edition is available with or without a transparent side window.
Aerocool brings the second addition to the GT chassis portfolio by introducing the GT-R mid-tower. The new GT-R case is designed to satisfy the demand of gamers and power users, who are looking for a well-designed case with much space for latest high-end hardware. Thanks to its more compact dimensions and the great design, GT-R mid-tower is the right companion for ambitious Gamers, frequently visiting LAN-Parties.
The new GT-R utilizes the unified and futuristic GT series exterior design with the choice between a white and a black version. Its main frame is made of 0.7 mm thick SEEC steel, in order to assure a very solid and firm chassis structure. The clean mesh-front-panel has been designed to provide great cooling capabilities. Users are able to mount up to six case fans inside the chassis, two of which are already included. One 180 mm case fan (700 RPM, 39.21 CFM, 25.5 dBA) is located in the front of the chassis and is equipped with four LEDs, which are illuminating in red (Black edition) and blue (White edition) color. Another 120 mm axial-fan model (1.200 U/min, 36.4 CFM, 26.5 dBA) has been mounted in the rear, offering great airflow inside the chassis. It is possible to mount additional fans in the top and side panel, to further optimize the airflow inside the GT-R case.
Power and reset button as well as the I/O panel are located in the center of the top-panel, which are perfectly matching the unified futuristic design. The I/O panel includes one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port as well as the HD-Audio and Microphone Jack. Due to the fact that not every motherboard is supporting the USB 3.0 header-pin connector, a USB 2.0 header-pin adapter is supplied.
The inside of the GT-R mid-tower is well structured and covered in black color. More than enough space for high-end hardware is assured: Latest on-market VGA cards with a length of 293 mm and CPU coolers with a total height of up to 172 mm can be easily installed. For a better usability, GT-R case is equipped with several openings in the motherboard tray. One big opening for backplate-based CPU coolers has been implemented, to reduce the hassle during mounting process.
Several additional openings have been placed to allow more convenient cable management. Underneath the PSU location area, a removable and washable dust filter is pre-installed, in order to stop dust from getting inside the PC case. Two pre-drilled openings with rubber protection for water-cooling pipes are located on the back side of the case.
Convenient and fast mounting of up to six 3.5 or 2.5 inches hard drives or SSDs is assured thanks to the tool-free HDD mounting trays. Five drives can be mounted in the HDD compartment using the supplied mounting trays. Another 3.5 or 2.5 inches drive can be installed without hassle in one of the four vacant 5.25 ODD bays, which are equipped with a tool-free mounting system as well. The required adapter for the drive mounting is supplied with the GR-R case.
Aerocool GT-R chassis for ambitious gamers are available as of today. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the GT-R Black Edition is 59.90 euros and for GT-R White Edition 64.90 euros.
The Hadron Air is a mini-ITX case from EVGA that comes with a 500 W 80 Plus Gold power supply, two USB 3.0 ports, two 2.5”/3.5” internal bays, two 120 mm fans, a transparent side windows, and support for one slim optical drive. The case is priced at USD 189.99.
Cooler Master has officially unveiled its first stackable “modtower”, the HAF Stacker series. This computer case is the first of its kind to provide new levels of modularity, expandability, and creativity for system builders.
Joining together two titans among Cooler Master case series, HAF Stacker takes the essence of the widely popular High Air Flow and Stacker series and elevates them to new heights as a single, cohesive line. The large drive storage and interior space of the Stacker series meets the Water and Air cooling design of the HAF series. The result is the first modular and expandable full tower with smaller companion cases that all stack together seamlessly.
HAF Stacker, built for the tinkerer, DIY builder, modder, newbie, multi-PC household, and you. The HAF Stacker is more than a collection of cases, it is the freedom to configure a single PC or multiple PC setups in innumerable ways. Be it watercooled, air cooled, workstation, server, extreme gaming setup, or the first PC you have ever built; HAF Stacker has a setup to suit you.
Available in three distinct models, the HAF Stacker series features a full tower HAF 935 configuration consisting of the HAF 915R and HAF 925, M-ITX HAF 915R, and M-ITX HAF 915F. Each base configuration offers unique features and benefits that allow them to be standalone cases that stand out on their own merit while being stackable with other models in the series for expanded functionality. This is all made possible by a CM patent pending rail system that was inspired by a military picatinny rail to enable the attachment and removal of each stackable piece in 2 easy and secure steps.
The full series will be launching globally and on sale Q4 of this year. Price and availability may vary based on region. This release is meant for the U.S. and Canada regions only.
Thermaltake has launched another member in Chaser series, the Chaser A21 mid-tower gaming case. With the black metal meshed highlighted with blue fluorescence stripes on the front panel, the Chaser A21 has continued the e-sports appearance and designs inspired by the major motion picture Tron, which helps characterize its originality. The transparent window on the side panel provides a fresh look into the computer. Since gaming hardware produces a lot of heat, this case contains one 120 mm blue LED rear fan for an optimized cooling solution offering extreme airflow and a touch of style and brilliance.
Along with innovative 5.25” and 3.5” tool-free drive bay design in order to minimize the hassles of installing ODD, HDD and SSD devices, Chaser A21 makes installation more handy with less effort. The Advanced Cable Management is designed for easy cable routing and hiding cables behind the motherboard tray, to ensure smoothness of the build and easy maintenance or upgrades, reducing wiring tangles, as well as better airflow and even preventing dust buildup.
The Chaser A21 enables user to build up a complete high-end solution, with a 240 mm radiator liquid cooling system and extra long video card, with ease which helps to protect user’s hardware and increase the CPU’s overclocking potential, most importantly while delivering outstanding performance and efficiency from within the case.
Lian Li has just announced the release of a new brushed aluminum full tower case with a versatile cooling design and removable motherboard tray in North America. The PC-A79 supports HPTX, E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, and microATX motherboards, comes with twelve 5.25” external bays, nine 3.5” internal bay, eight 2.5” internal bays, eleven slots for expansion cards, four USB 3.0 ports, and one e-SATA port.
On the side panel there are two 120 mm fans for additional cooling that automatically shut off when the side panel is removed. There is also a 120 mm exhaust fan in the rear, pulling out the hot air.
The removable motherboard tray gives unhampered freedom to builders when setting up their system. The motherboard tray also features large cutouts for the CPU and rubber grommets for neat cable management.
Multiple video cards up to 350 mm in length (13.7”) can be installed thanks to the eleven expansion slots, and CPU coolers up to 145 mm in height (5.7”) are supported.
Two rear wheels on the bottom of the PC-A79 allow the chassis to be easily positioned or moved while the front feet add stability when stationary.
The PC-A79 will be available in black (PC-A79B) in North America at the beginning of September for the suggested retail price of USD 389.
All of the features of the Phantom 630 are retained, including its fully modular, interchangeable hard drive cages, liquid cooling support and discrete rear-mounted SSD trays behind the motherboard.
Along with an integrated 30-watt single channel fan controller, the Phantom 630 also features a split-level motherboard tray, offering unrivaled cable management and airflow capabilities. Further minimizing cable clutter, the Phantom 630 is equipped with a rear-mounted multi-port fan hub for a simple and clean fan controller setup. With complete support to accommodate a variety of high performance builds, the redesigned window is perfect for showing off any beautiful build. Additionally, NZXT will offer a standalone window upgrade panel (USD 29.99) that is compatible for both the Phantom 630 and the H630 cases.
The Phantom 630 Windowed Edition will be available in matte black, gunmetal and white for USD 179.99. The standalone window panel upgrade will be available exclusively at the online NZXT Armory Store.
Lian Li has just announced a new slim brushed aluminum microATX case with side mounted radiator support, the PC-V360. While having a small and slim profile, the PC-V360 allows DIY builders to assemble an enthusiast level system with support for AIO liquid cooling systems.
A hinged bracket directly across the CPU allows DIY builders to install a 240 mm radiator in the PC-V360. The bracket, secured by thumbscrews, can be swung open on its hinge to allow for easy access to the internal components. The bracket can also be removed for fan/radiator mounting as well as taken off completely if not being used.
While small (7.0 x 15.2 x 18.8 inches or 180 x 388 x 480 mm), the PC-V360 is able to hold an impressive amount of hardware. VGA cards up to 310 mm (12.2”) and power supplies up to 280mm (11.0”) are supported. The two removable hard drive cages hold a total of five 3.5” and 3 2.5” drives.
Even with its slim profile, the PC-V360 allows for ample room for cable management due to its indented motherboard tray.
The PC-V360 has many tool-less features, allowing for simple setups and installations. The pop-off side panels make going into the case for installations, upgrades, and maintenance a cinch.
All the hard drives, 3.5” and 2.5”, can be mounted tool-lessly with thumbscrews with rubber suspensions. Additionally, both hard drive cages can be completely taken out with the removal of a couple of thumbscrews.
In addition to the support for 240 mm radiator on the side mounted bracket, the PC-V360 has several solutions for effective cooling. The front 140 mm fan pulls in cool air through vents on the sides of the front panel, leaving the front brushed aluminum aesthetics undisturbed. A 120 mm fan on the top of the case pulls out the hot air.
The PC-V360’s front and rear feet raise the main body off the floor, allowing for heat to dissipate faster from the case.
Additionally, as graphics cards are to be mounted towards the bottom of the case, the chassis floor has ventilation protected by a removable dust filter to provide more cooling.
The I/O panel is located on the right side of the front of the chassis. Connections include two USB ports and HD audio.
The PC-V360 will be first available in Microcenter for the suggested retail price of USD 140.
Enermax has introduced the brand new iVektor series of computer cases designed for high-performance cooling of strong gaming rigs and workstations. iVektor is a multi-functional ATX midi tower case offering maximum usability and expandability. The racy design allows for an eye-catching presentation of customized gaming rigs. By integrating LED stripes or fans, the dark-tinted acrylic side window reveals what’s under the hood of the iVektor. The case comes in three colors: jet black, passion red and snow-white.
The black and white iVektor models are coated with a special rubber skin which creates a quality and stylish appearance. In comparison with standard steel case, the special "Soft-Touch Coating" of iVektor is able to absorb vibrations, noise and prevent the case from fingerprints.
Once more, Enermax introduces a case that is well-prepared to cool down high-performance workstations very effectively. The iVektor accommodates up to six fans and can also support a powerful liquid cooler with 240 mm radiator under the top panel.
Two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports offer a quick data transfer with external USB devices. The I/O panel at the top further includes a fan speed control to adjust the cooling performance of two pre-installed fans according to the system requirements.
On the iVektor 5.25” drives can be installed completely tool-free: just slide the ODD into the bay and it will be automatically secured. For 3.5"/2.5" hard disk and solid-state drives, iVektor provides a flexible modular system with different configurations:
7 x 3.5” with the upper HDD brackets in 3.5" position; or
4 x 2.5" + 3 x 3.5" with the upper HDD brackets in the 2.5" position (supporting VGA cards with up to 322 mm length); or
3 x 3.5" without upper HDD brackets for optimized GPU cooling (supporting VGA cards with up to 415 mm length).
There is a 30 mm clearance between the mainboard tray and side panel that offers more than enough space for total hidden cable routing. The power supply slot at the bottom is equipped with rubber pads for vibration reductions as well as a removable air filter to keep dust free.
The Enermax iVektor (ECA3310 series) comes in three colors: snow white and jet black models are with “Soft Touch Coating” and their suggested retail price is USD 79.99; the shining passion red model’s price is USD 75.99.
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.