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Lian Li put a PC in a Yacht case at CeBIT 2016

It wouldn’t be CeBIT without Lian Li putting a PC in something a little bit different, so when our man on the scene, Leo Waldock wandered past the booth and saw a purpose built yacht chassis, containing its very own small-form-factor PC, we had to check it out. This chassis …

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In Win 805: world’s first chassis with USB type-C on front panel

In Win Development, a well-known maker of stylish PC chassis, this week introduced its 805 mid-tower, the world’s first enthusiast-class computer case with USB type-C connector on the front panel. The new case is built of high-quality materials and provides rich expansion, cooling and PC configuration capabilities. The In Win …

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Asustek readies 21 mainboards for Intel’s ‘Skylake-S’ processors

Being the world’s largest maker of mainboards, Asustek Computer traditionally offers the broadest lineup of motherboards for all new microprocessors. This fall Asus plans to introduce 21 new platforms designed for Intel Corp.’s upcoming code-named “Skylake-S”central processing units. Intel’s “Skylake-S” processors will be supported by the company’s new 100-series core-logic sets, …

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Aerocool Xpredator Cube Case Review

Today we are going to take a look at another new case from Aerocool, the Xpredator Cube. Like the Strike-X Cube that we reviewed recently, the Xpredator Cube is a micro-ATX model which is targeted at those users looking to build a compact gaming system,  with room for powerful components. We …

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Silverstone SG10 launch date and price set

The chaps in KitGuru Labs have been fans of Silverstone’s Sugo range (on and off) since the original SG01. Sure, there have been some issues with size, noise and ease of assembly along the way but – overall – these chassis have filled a valuable gap in the market. We …

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Asus P8Z77-V LK Motherboard Review

With the company’s solid set of options in the Z77 motherboard market, Asus is aiming to conquer the intermediate segment that lies between the entry-level and mid-range price categories. Enter the P8Z77-V LK motherboard. Sitting between the entry-level P8Z77-V LX and mid-range P8Z77-V motherboards in Asus’ Z77 arsenal, the P8Z77-V …

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Asus launches new micro ATX boards – faster and more integrated

Looking forward, ASUS has launched new Micro ATX motherboards with native HDMI and DVI outputs for use with Intel and AMD processors that feature integrated graphics. The motherboards also incorporate exclusive ASUS USB 3.0 ‘Boost Technology’ for faster data transfers with compatible storage and solid capacitors – which Asus claim …

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NZXT Phantom 820 Case Review

Featuring the same unique style that gamers and enthusiasts across the globe have grown to love, NZXT’s Phantom 820 aims to prove that bigger IS better. Has NZXT created yet another worthwhile addition to its critically-acclaimed Phantom series? With the ability to house gargantuan XL-ATX motherboards and multi-VGA configurations, the …

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ASRock 990FX Extreme9 Motherboard Review

ASRock’s latest addition to their 990FX series of AMD motherboards, the 990FX Extreme9, aims to occupy the company’s AM3+ top spot alongside the Fatal1ty Professional board. With premium power delivery components, compatibility with AMD’s 8 core PileDriver processors and support for 3-way SLI and CrossFire graphics configurations, the ASRock 990FX Extreme9 sports …

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Cougar Challenger Mid Tower Case Review

Cougar is on the prowl for glory in the mid-range case market with the feature-heavy Challenger. Employing thoughtful amenities generally associated with up-market cases, can Cougar use the Challenger to attack a price vs performance sweet-spot? A trio of 5.25” tool-less drive bays, an external 3.5” compartment and 7x 2.5/3.5” …

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Cougar Solution Chassis Review

While you may have recently read our Cougar Evolution chassis review, Cougar are better-known as a manufacturer of Power Supplies. Currently, they only have 5 cases on the market; the Cougar Solution, Volant, 6XR9, Evolution and the Evolution Galaxy.  The Cougar Solution Chassis was introduced at the beginning of this …

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Silverstone Grandia GD07 HTPC Case Review

A few months ago we looked at the Grandia GD06 case from Silverstone which impressed us due to solid build quality and competitive pricing. However, it was only capable of accepting Micro-ATX motherboards which was likely to alienate a substantial audience. Today we are going to look at the Silverstone …

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Cubitek ATX ICE Case Review

Last year we looked at the impressive Cubitek Tattoo Fire case which offered a winning combination of a generous feature set, good build quality and aesthetics that made it stand out from the crowd. Despite being quite a new player in the PC case market, Cubitek have been hard at …

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BitFenix Merc Alpha Chassis Review

BitFenix have taken the market by storm over the previous 18 months and after a somewhat rocky launch period, we have seen their quality control and construction materials consistently improve. Today we look at their Merc Alpha Chassis, which is set to offer high value for money with strong cooling …

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Fat ATX mainboard move catches case creators out

Across the globe, enthusiasts are buying some of the latest and greatest kit from their favourite suppliers, only to find that once they get home – the system cannot be built. Somehow, the mainboard is just too fat for this year’s fashionable chassis. (slimline, not an ounce of fat) KitGuru …

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