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Cooler Master launches MasterCase Pro 6

Way back in 2015, Cooler Master came out with the MasterCase Pro 5, which helped launch the company’s modular ‘freeform’ design. However, it is now time for an upgrade, which is why this week Cooler Master is launching the MasterCase Pro 6, a discreetly designed mid-tower featuring all of the …

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be quiet! Pure Base 600 Chassis review

The Germans have gone budget. be quiet! has launched its new Pure Base 600 case as an entry-level model that sits below the Silent Base and Dark Base cases we saw in 2016 and 2017. As you will see in our video, our initial impressions were a bit … glum. …

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Cooler Master MasterBox 5t Case Review

On the face of it, the new MasterBox 5t case from Cooler Master looks interesting because it is superficially similar to the much more expensive MasterCase Maker 5t with its nifty black and red colour scheme. The idea, clearly, is that enthusiasts who are in the market for a proper …

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Kolink Aviator V Case Review

Kolink may be a new name to many KitGuru readers, but today we are looking at their Aviator V case. Priced at £46.99 it is aimed squarely at the budget audience, but still has some exciting features to offer. First and foremost of these is the panoramic acrylic side panel, …

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Raijintek Paean Case/Bench Table review

The Raijintek Paean is a case/test bench aimed at the enthusiast watercooling market. I say ‘case/test bench’ as it is a halfway house between the two – it can be laid horizontally, allowing easy access to the motherboard, or vertically, as with a traditional chassis. Either way, the Paean is an open frame chassis …

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Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t Review


Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t (the ‘t’ stands for Turbo) can trace its heritage directly from the original MasterCase 5 via the Pro 5 to the Maker 5. The most obvious visual change to previous models is the addition of glass panels on both side of the case. Maker 5 …

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Aerocool Project 7 C1 Case Review


Aerocool Project 7 C1 is a mid-tower case with a windowed side panel, integrated lighting in the front panel and a PWM hub behind the motherboard tray. These are all useful features however none of them is unique so the simple fact is that Aerocool faces a stiff battle in …

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Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA Chassis Review

With its aggressive, angular fascia – and a name to match – the Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA is certainly a case that grabs your attention. While the SPEC-ALPHA does have an emphasis on its ‘modern’ styling, Corsair are also keen to point out the range of features included with the case …

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Cooler Master launches MasterCase Maker 5t


We have already had the opportunity to take a good look at Cooler Master’s new case line with the MasterCase Pro 5 but this week, a new wave of cases are arriving in the form of the MasterCase maker 5t. The 5t puts the unique FreeForm modular system back at …

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Corsair Carbide 270R Case Review


The Corsair Carbide 270R Windowed is a significant new case as it comes in at a bargain price. Bargain, that is, for Corsair which has a massive range of cases with prices that start at £50 and head north of £150. Corsair Carbide 270R is very much at the lower …

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Cooler Master launches MasterCase Pro 5 NVIDIA Edition


A few weeks ago we reviewed Cooler Master’s new pair of 120mm and 140mm MasterFans. However, that review also doubled as a sneak peek at another upcoming product- the MasterCase Pro 5 NVIDIA Edition, which we can now tell you a bit more about as the case has launched today. …

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Lian-Li combines ATX with SFX with PC-O10 chassis


Lian-Li has announced the latest entry to its O-series of cases: the PC-O10, a dual-chamber chassis that aims to slim things down compared to past models by adopting the SFX power supply form factor. This change has allowed Lian-Li to fit E-ATX and ATX motherboards in a leaner package than …

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Lian Li PC-Q17 Mini-ITX Case Review

Mini-ITX as a form-factor is definitely a fast-growing trend. Technology has advanced to the point where you can build a system as a powerful as a regular mid-tower desktop, but in a case with a tiny footprint. The Lian Li PC-Q17 caters to that market – those looking for a …

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NZXT S340 Elite Case Review


NZXT S340 Elite is a modern twist on the S340 that launched in 2014. If you stand a short distance away from the Elite, the most obvious change is the tempered glass side panel which looks lovely and shows off the inside of your PC to full effect. Take a …

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Aerocool DS 230 Case Review


Aerocool DS230 has a familiar look about it, somewhat akin to a Fractal Design Define R5 or Thermaltake F51 standing on a small plinth. The emphasis is on low noise, which makes perfect sense in a Dead Silence model, and both side panels and the top cover are heavily lined …

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BitFenix Aurora Case Review


BitFenix Aurora is a mid-tower case that aims at the enthusiast market with support for custom loop watercooling and a number of options for lighting, including connection to the Asus Aura system. Both side panels are tempered glass, with the main panel being tinted and the rear being opaque in …

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