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.
LUXA2 (a Thermaltake's brand), a premier designer and manufacturer of unique and functional mobile accessories including holders and cases, is proud to announce a brand new iPad mini accessory for in-car entertainment, the MiniCinema iPad mini Case.
Turn your iPad mini into a personal in-car entertainment system with MiniCinema iPad mini case. This leather case securely holds the iPad mini, and the adjustable elastic strap on the back of the case wraps around the car’s headrest. The iPad mini is positioned nicely on the back of the headset for passengers to watch videos, browse the web, play games, and more while riding.
The elastic strap also works as a convenient hand grip to provide extra security when holding the iPad mini.
Genuine leather construction
Adjustable strap attaches to the back of the car’s headrest
Japanese manufacturer Scythe is announcing an update of the Kama Panel series. Kama Panel 3.1 offers an easy and fast way to extend the PC case with additional connectivity such as two USB 3.0 ports and a HDD rack for 2.5” hard drives/solid state drives (SSD). Useful features, such as a built-in fan controller for two fans, a card reader, and front audio connectors, have been kept from the earlier models and remained throughout the revisions.
Kama Panel 3.1 is based on the design of the former versions, which has been gradually upgraded with new functions and technologies to offer the best possible connectivity and usability, packed into a single 5.25” bay in the front panel. The latest 3.1 version features two USB 3.0 ports and a card reader for Memory Stick Micro (M2), microSD /microSDHC and SD/SDHC /MMC flash media.
Additionally one mic and one 3.5 mm stereo jack are located in the front of Kama Panel 3.1.
The right side of Kama Panel 3.1 is dedicated to the control and monitoring of fan speed and temperatures. Users are able to connect up to two case fans on the rear side and control them by turning the retractable knobs. Supplied connector cables support both 3-pin and 4-pin fan connectors, where the fan speed is only adjusted using voltage regulation. Kama Panel 3.1 adjusts the voltage in the range between 3.7 and 12 volts. A built-in LCD provides useful information about current fan speed and temperature of both channels at the same time. Depending on the preference, users can use the backlight illumination or deactivate it, if required. In accordance with the measured temperatures, users are able to set individual alarm temperatures between 40°C and 90°C in one degree steps. Displayed temperatures can be easily changed from Celsius to Fahrenheit by pressing one button in the front of Kama Panel 3.1.
One of the new key features of the new Kama Panel 3.1 is the built-in rack for hard drives/solid state drives (SSD). Thanks to this new rack, users are able to directly connect a drive with a maximum height of 3.74“ (9.5 mm). Kama Panel 3.1 is furthermore equipped with one power and one reset button on the left side.
Users are able to purchase the new Scythe Kama Panel 3.1 (model number SCKMPN-3100) as of today for the MSRP of 32.00 EUR.
Corsair has announced the Obsidian Series 350D PC case. Available with a solid or windowed side panel, the Obsidian Series 350D brings unprecedented expansion and cooling options to smaller, more portable, high-performance PCs.
Like larger cases in the premium Obsidian Series line, the Obsidian Series 350D sports a clean, black, brushed-aluminum styling. The case is also designed for fast and neat builds with tool-free access and drive installation as well as an innovative cable routing system. The Obsidian Series 350D case supports both microATX and mini ITX motherboards and has plenty of interior space for liquid CPU cooling, dual 3.5” hard drives, dual 2.5” SSDs, dual 5.25” drives, and dual full-length graphics cards. It also has five expansion slots and five fan mounting points with room for two 240 mm radiators. The front panel provides convenient access to USB 3.0 and audio connectors.
The Obsidian Series 350D will be available in May from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. The suggested retail price in the U.S. is USD 99.99 for the solid side panel version and USD 109.99 for the windowed version. The cases are backed by a 2-year warranty.
Lian-Li has announced two new brushed aluminum mini-ITX PC cases: PC-Q27 and PC-Q28. These two compact cases feature Lian Li’s new railing mount motherboard tray design, and allow for the mini-ITX platform to be combined with traditional full-sized components.
In addition to the new motherboard tray, both of Lian Li’s new mini-ITX cases have a new side panel removal design. After removing a single screw, the side panel easily slides off with minimal effort.
The PC-Q27 is an ideal case for a small form factor office PC, HTPC, or gaming rig. With dimensions of 7.8 x 11.8 x 9.4 inches (200 mm x 300 mm x 240 mm), the PC-Q27 is slightly taller than its predecessor, the PC-Q07, thanks to the front and rear feet stands raising the case off the ground. The PC-Q27 is also wider and deeper allowing for longer video cards, up to 7.6 inches (195 mm), to fit.
Up to three 3.5” hard drives can fit inside the PC-Q27 with one of the 3.5” drives using the 5.25” drive bay space. For builders wanting to take advantage of the high speeds of solid state drives (SSDs), a single 2.5” drive can be installed on the bottom of the case. One more SSD can be installed in place of a 3.5” drive on the front HDD cage.
The PC-Q27 features passive cooling design, due to less heat generation from mini-ITX systems. Significant ventilation along the bottom and rear of the chassis keeps the internal components cool. For users who do want additional cooling, a 120 mm fan can be installed on the bottom of the PC-Q27 once the bottom hard drive cage is taken out.
The front of the PC-Q27 features the elegant brushed aluminum look that Lian Li is known for. The only non-aluminum part of the front is 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 is located on the right side of the front of the chassis, so there is no interruption of the elegant aesthetics.
The update of the PC-Q18, the PC-Q28 is the ideal gaming, LAN, or home server case. The PC-Q28 can hold video cards up to 11.4 inches (290 mm) in length, as well as seven hard drives (in multiple 3.5” and 2.5” setup variations).
For DIY (do-it-yourself) builders who like to tweak and modify the internals of cases, both of the PC-Q28’s hard drive cages are removable with a few twists of thumbscrews and screws. This gives an internal blank compartment for modding enthusiasts.
The PC-Q28, with dimensions of 8.9 x 12.0 x 13.5 inches (227 mm x 305 mm x 345 mm), sits up off the ground thanks to its front and rear feet stands much like the PC-Q27. This is especially important since the Lian Li PC-Q28 does not have visible front ventilation. Instead, the front 140mm fan pulls in air from a vent on the bottom of the chassis, which reduces system noise, while providing effective cooling. The dust filter over the vent prevents dust from coming in. For expelling hot air out of the chassis, there is a top 120 mm fan.
Also, similar to the PC-Q27, the front of the PC-Q28 features the elegant brushed aluminum look that Lian Li is known for, with a dual LED illuminated power button. Two USB 3.0 ports and audio connections are located on the right side of the front of the chassis.
The PC-Q27 and PC-Q28 will be available in May in the USA for the suggested retail price of USD 78.99 and USD 118.99 respectively.
Thermaltake continues expanding its Urban series of PC case. After introducing the S21, the S31, and the S41 model, it is time to welcome the Urban S71, a full-tower case available with or without a transparent side window.
The Urban S71 features three 5.25” external bays, one 3.5” external bay (converted from one of the 5.25” external bays), five 3.5”/2.5” internal bays, seven slots for expansion cards, and a top-mounted 2.5” or 3.5” HDD docking station 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 S71 reduce noise and acoustic levels within the case.
There are two preinstalled 200 mm fans on the front panel and one 120 mm fan on the rear panel. In order to keep the interior dust free, all intake ventilation holes come with dust protection including removable dust filters at the top, front, and bottom of the case.
Thermaltake has just expanded its Urban series of PC case with the launch of the Urban S41 mainstream mid-tower model (VP600M1N2N). Since introduction of Urban series the models S21, S31 and S41 were launched. One more member from its family will be introduced soon.
The Urban S41 features four 5.25” external bays, one 3.5” external bay (converted from one of the 5.25” external bays), five 3.5”/2.5” internal bays, seven slots for expansion cards, and a top-mounted 2.5” or 3.5” HDD docking station 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 S41, reduce noise and acoustic levels within the chassis.
There are two preinstalled 120 mm fans and one 200 mm fan to optimize system ventilation in the Urban S41. In order to keep the interior dust free, all intake ventilation holes come with dust protection including removable dust filters at the top, front, and bottom of the case.
The Urban S41 is available with or without a transparent side window.
Thermaltake has released the Urban S31 mainstream mid-tower (VP700M1N2N), one of the members of its newest PC case series, the Urban Series.
The Urban S31 features 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 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 chassis.
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 is available with or without a transparent side window.
Today, Thermaltake expanded its Chaser series of PC case with the launch of the Chaser A71 full-tower gaming model.
The Chaser A71 comes with black metal meshed highlighted with blue fluorescence stripes on the front panel combined with a windowed side panel. A top-mounted 2.5” or 3.5” HDD docking station enables blazing fast file transfer and effortless hot-swap drive replacement.
Thermaltake’s brand new case features three 5.25” external bays, one 3.5” external bay, five 3.5”/2.5” internal bays, eight slots for expansion cards, two USB 3.0 ports, and one 200 mm fan (600 rpm, 13 dBA) on the front panel, one 120 mm fan (1000 rpm, 16 dBA) on the rear panel, one 200 mm fan (600 rpm, 13 dBA) on the top panel, and one 200 mm fan (600 rpm, 13 dBA) on the side panel.
Fractal Design has just launched the Core 1000 USB 3.0 case. The product brings forth many features usually only seen in more expensive and larger cases. It supports long graphics cards up to 13.78 inches (350 mm) in length as a result of the innovative, vertical HDD mounting bracket. The bracket is fitted with anti-vibration silicone grommets for optimal silence, while the front panel is easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior.
The sleek black interior is contrasted with white expansion slots, while all HDD mountings are fitted with anti-vibration silicone grommets for optimal silence.
The Core 1000 USB 3.0 comes with two 3.5” external bays, two 3.5” internal bays/three 2.5” internal bays or one 3.5” internal bay/one 2.5” internal bay, four slots for expansion cards, one USB 3.0 port, and one 120 mm fan on the front panel.
The Urban S21 (VP800A1W2N) is the latest mid-tower case from Thermaltake. It comes with three 5.25” external bays, one 3.5” external bay, five 3.5” internal bays, one 2.5” internal bay, seven slots for expansion cards, two USB 3.0 ports, a side window opening panel, and a metal brushed front door panel.
As for cooling, the Urban S21 is equipped with two 120 mm fans, one located on the front panel and the other located on the rear panel.