Fractal Design Define XL Case Reviewed

Fractal Design Define XL

We have had the opportunity to look at a number of Fractal Design’s cases lately, including the Define R3 and Define Mini, but we have not had the opportunity to try the big boy of the Define line, the Define XL. Finding big cases that are designed to also run quiet can be a challenge, but the Define XL seems to […]

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Lian Li PC-Q25 Mini-ITX Case Reviewed

Lian Li PC-Q25

We commented on the Lian Li PC-TU200 mini-ITX case the other day, which looked like it would be well-suited to a media server with it’s 5.25 inch optical drive bay and 4 hot-swappable 3.5 inch slots. The PC-Q25 might be even better suited to a server role with room for up to 8 hard drives, five of which are hot-swappable. It gives […]

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Lian Li PC-TU200 Mini-ITX Case Reviewed

Lian Li PC-TU200

Lian Li makes a variety of Mini-ITX cases. The PC-TU200 is geared toward LAN party gamers with its sturdy build and handle, but with a 5.25 inch optical drive bay and room for 4 hot-swappable hard drives, the PC-TU200 might find a place in the heart of anyone looking to build a petite but powerful media server. The front-mounted 140mm […]

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Silverstone Sugo SG06 Reviewed

I’ve been a fan of the cube or shoebox cases since Shuttle Computers was big on the small form factor scene. Most case manufacturers have at least one cube in their lineup, usually geared toward mini-ITX systems, however few manufacturers devote as many resources to reiterating those cube designs as Silverstone. The Silverstone Sugo lineup of mini-ITX cube cases are […]

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Thermaltake DH 202 Touch Chassis Reviewed


In this day and age, it seems that home theater PC (HTPC) chassis styles have more niches than ever with many preferring smaller, minimalist and understated looks without a display. Thermaltake’s DH 202 Touch case wildly bucks that trend with a huge 7″ touch interface dominating the front of the very large chassis. If you’re the type that can handle […]

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SilverStone CW02 HTPC Reviewed

If you’re into really large HTPC cases, this may be the guy for you.  My preferences generally run the other way though – preferring to push the hard drives into another location where the rattle doesn’t matter as much. The CW02 from Silverstone’s Crown Series is crafted to allow users to really appreciate the design of this high quality HTPC […]

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Fractal Designs Define R3


When selecting the perfect chassis to serve content to the audio/video stack a different set of attributes is required than what is typically demanded from a home theater PC (HTPC) enclosure.  The ideal server must be able to scale to support multiple hard drives, keep everything cool and not sound like a shop-vac in the process.  With eight 3.5” hard […]

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Habey EMC-600B SFF Chassis


The quest for the perfect home theater PC (HTPC) case is always a challenge even in today’s world where there is a healthy amount of chassis to choose from in all shapes and sizes. While some people prefer an HTPC chassis which stands out in their A/V stack there are plenty of people that want something quiet, subtle and most […]

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Lian Li PC-C60 HTPC Chassis Revealed

Lian Li PC-C60

I love Lian Li cases–they’re easy to use, aluminum so they’re lightweight, and well built. What I do wish however is they would get a little more creative on their stylings. But hey, I guess I’m happy enough that they continue to produce HTPC-style cases! Pictured below, the PC-C60 measures 445 (W) x 182 (H)x 410 (D) mm, it supports […]

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