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NZXT Phantom - Cool Angles

NZXT Phantom - Cool Angles

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With a distinctive, angular appearance, NZXT's latest full tower casing, the Phantom has ghosted into our labs. Read here for our impressions.

Cooler Master HAF X - The New Flagship

Cooler Master HAF X - The New Flagship

9.0

The Cooler Master HAF X is the new flagship of the company's HAF line-up. It features an unprecedented nine expansion slots, support for non-standard motherboards and a comprehensive ventilation system that befits a HAF casing. Naturally, we couldn't give this a miss.

Cooler Master CM 690 II Plus - Back with More Fans

Cooler Master CM 690 II Plus - Back with More Fans

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Successor to the top-selling Cooler Master CM 690 casing, the CM 690 II Plus boasts more fans, new features and additions. We check out if it's a better casing.

Budget Casing Shootout - Affordable PC Housing

Budget Casing Shootout - Affordable PC Housing

When building a new system, don't neglect your casing. Here, we check out six of the most popular budget, entry-level casings from Antec, Cooler Master, Gigabyte, Ikonik, NZXT and Thermaltake to see which is best.

The Dragon's Lair - Lian Li PC-P50R

The Dragon's Lair - Lian Li PC-P50R

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With its outrageous dragon motif and red and black color scheme, the new Lian Li PC-P50R casing strikes a fierce figure. Designed specially for AMD systems using the "Dragon" platform, the PC-P50R, in true Lian Li tradition, is also made entirely from aluminum. We see if the dragon resides in this casing.

Let's Get Vertical - SilverStone Raven RV02

Let's Get Vertical - SilverStone Raven RV02

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SilverStone's Raven RV01 made waves amongst DIY enthusiasts for being one of the first to come out with a 90-degree vertically-mounted casing in the market. Now, they are following that up with the Raven RV02, which SilverStone says is smaller yet better. We investigate further to reveal the truth.

The Little One - Antec ISK300-65 Mini-ITX Casing

The Little One - Antec ISK300-65 Mini-ITX Casing

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The new ISK series from Antec is a new line of casings designed specifically for mini-ITX motherboards and the ISK300-65 is their maiden offering. We take a closer look at this pint-sized casing designed specially for mini-ITX and HTPC enthusiasts to see if it fits the bill.

First Looks: Cooler Master HAF 922

First Looks: Cooler Master HAF 922

Cooler Master's HAF 922 is a mid-tower casing that's actually a smaller version of their previous full tower HAF 932. Does it hold up well? We check it out.

SilverStone Sugo SG05 (Mini-ITX Chassis)

SilverStone Sugo SG05 (Mini-ITX Chassis)

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SilverStone ventures into the very small form factor arena with its latest chassis design, the Sugo SG05. Meant for mini-ITX motherboards, this small chassis features a quiet 120mm fan, adequate ventilation and a respectable power supply. Is it good enough to build a decent system?

Ra for Radical - IKONIK Ra X10 Liquid

Ra for Radical - IKONIK Ra X10 Liquid

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The IKONIK Ra X10 Liquid is a casing unlike any other. First seen last year at Computex 2008, it captured the attention and perhaps even the imagination of many, leading it to be praised by various tech media worldwide - us included. We investigated the casing in detail to see what the fuss is all about.

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