Every once in a while, I like to get out of the power supply testing lab to take a look at a computer case. Some have been big, others have been small. Today, I've apparently come downtown to review a skyscraper, complete with seventy-five floors of residential living space. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the biggest case I have reviewed to date: the Corsair Obsidian 900D super tower.
Once in a while, we like to case the joint. Today, I'm looking at a full tower case from Thermaltake; my first ever from that company. Targeted at the gaming crowd and winner of the Red Dot design award back in 2013, this case promises to be a cooling powerhouse, featuring no fewer than three 200mm fans. Let's take a look.
I've been reviewing power supplies week in and week out practically all year, so when Streacom asked me if I wanted to take a look at another one of their cases I jumped at the chance. Today, we're looking at the F12C, a relatively large (for them) case that promises to hold anything you can think to put in it but optical drives. Streacom says this is one of their most flexible cases, able to hold anything from mini ITX boards to full size ATX boards; and even the longest power supplies on the market. Can it really do all that and still be as flexible as they say? There's only one way to find out.
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.
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.