It's been five long years since the first time I clapped eyes on Thermaltake's first Toughpower Grand unit. Intended to be a stout, well performing unit with a long warranty that just plain worked, it marked a new era for Thermaltake as they competed with the best then on the market. But times have changed and the competition is stronger than ever. I want to see if Thermaltake's still up to the job, and see how grand these units really are.
We last saw a full tower case from Corsair back in September, when I took a good long look at the Obsidian 750D. It was a pretty sweet case, but lacked a few desired features in my view. Today, we're looking at another case from Corsair in the Graphite 760T. Will Corsair outdo themselves with this one? Only one way to find out.
It's been some time now since I last looked at a case. At last, the wait is over. Today, I'm looking at the newest addition to Corsair's Obsidian line of cases, the 750D. This is an aluminum full tower case intended to be a more entry level option for those of you who want aluminum but don't want to pay for a ton of extra features. Let's see what it's all about.
Today, I'm taking a break from power supply reviewing by looking at a new budget case from Enermax, the Giant Ostrog. Let's find out if this case has what it takes to get your money, or if it's more of an ostrich than a small Russian fort as the name implies.
It's nice to take a break from the power supplies once in a while and do something different. Today, I'm looking at the latest computer case to come into the lab, the Inwin GRone. This is a full ATX tower case that promises a whole lot of space with a whole lot of cooling potential.
It's time to go on a power supply raid. Today, FSP is going to be helping out there by letting me take a peek at their Raider 750 watt unit. This is an 80 Plus Bronze unit targeted at the budget gaming crowd. Come inside, and we'll see if this unit turns out to be the bronze idol itself, or merely the clay pot you throw at the bad guys while escaping the booby trapped cave carrying said idol. Insert Indiana Jones theme music here.
Cooler Master released the Cosmos Chassis what seems like so long ago, but it to this day is still a widely used and modified platform because of its huge size and great liquid cooling compatibility. We all knew it was only a matter of time before Cooler Master refreshed the line and gave us a new offering. Today we are going to take a look at that new offering, the Cooler Master Cosmos II. Read on to see what this chassis has to offer and why you want it!
Not too long ago, I had a look at my very first Corsair case in the Obsidian Series 550D. That little guy turned out to be quite the fantastic little case. Now, it's big brother's turn... I have the 650D in the house, and I'm going to see how it measures up. With features like a four channel fan controller, a pair of 200mm cooling fans, and a SATA3 hard drive dock, it should be pretty impressive. We're going to find out how impressive right now.
I've had a few interesting power supplies come through here that were fanless. The ability to power a system without making any noise at all is very appealing. But what about the rest of the computer? Streacom comes to us today with a case designed for mini ITX boards that is totally fanless with a built in passive CPU cooler. I'm looking forward to seeing what this case is all about.
We're not just all about power supplies here, at jonnyGURU.com. Once in a while, we like to take a break from the norm and look at something different, like a computer case. As coincidence would have it, Corsair has sent me just such a beast to look at today in the Obsidian 550D. This is a midtower case being targeted at the silent computing crowd.