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The Final Three: Sub-$100 Cases For Your Gaming Build
Jul 2, 2013 - in Reviews
The journey was a long one, but we're finally wrapping up our round-up of sub-$100 gaming cases. Today we review the last three of 11 total product submissions and pick an overall favorite. The competition was vicious, but one model definitely stands out.
The Final Five: Gaming Cases Between $80 And $120, Rounded-Up
Aug 28, 2012 - in Reviews
Our 15-way shootout of cases priced between $80 and $120 ends as we compare the last five models to the previous ten, yielding an overall winner. Which chassis offers the best balance of quality, cooling, and noise reduction, and which is the best buy?
Five Gaming Cases Between $80 And $120, Reviewed
May 24, 2012 - in Reviews
Mainstream cases priced between $80-120 seem to be the most popular with our readers. But there's a huge range of quality and features in that segment. Today we build up five cases from our recent picture story preview to see how well each model performs.
In Pictures: Five Mainstream Gaming Cases, Previewed
May 20, 2012 - in Picture Story
We put out feelers for mainstream gaming cases priced between $80 and $120 and were surprised to receive 15 submissions. Today we cover the first five, giving you a virtual tour of each enclosure's features before our in-depth review later this week.
Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications
Dec 13, 2011 - in Reviews
Today's article contains everything you've ever wanted to know about PC power supply specifications. Form factor dimensions, cable end pinouts, voltage/amp/watt specifications, and even compatibility issues are covered in this comprehensive reference!
Five Eight-Slot Cases For SLI And CrossFire, Tested
Aug 7, 2011 - in Reviews
The most hardcore gamers use multiple graphics cards in CrossFire and SLI configurations. And yet, slinging dual-slot cards together eats up a lot of expansion space. We compare five eight-slot cases with room for complex graphics configurations.
In Pictures: Five Eight-Slot Cases For CrossFire And SLI
Jul 31, 2011 - in Picture Story
Do you need an eighth slot for a CrossFire or SLI setup? We look at five cases that solve the problem created when motherboard vendors put a PCI Express x16 slot at the bottom of an ATX-based platform and you try to install a double-slot graphics card.
System Builder Marathon, March 2011: Value Compared
Mar 28, 2011 - in Reviews
Day 4 of our System Builder Marathon compares performance achieved to money spent. With outright speed the top priority, can either of our high-end systems beat the low-cost build when it comes to value? Or will the middle machine strike the best balance?
System Builder Marathon, March 2011: $1000 Enthusiast PC
Mar 23, 2011 - in Reviews
We give Sandy Bridge yet another shot in our second System Builder Marathon configuration of the month, leaning on Intel's Core i5-2500K. How well does it fare against the Lynnfield-based Core i5-700-series processor it’s replacing?
Build It: Half-Height Gaming PCs For The Living Room
Dec 21, 2010 - in Reviews
PowerColor’s half-height Radeon HD 5750 launched a quest to build a tiny gaming PC. But things didn't work out the way we planned. We ended up building two half-height machines capable of cranking out playable frame rates, and put them both to the test.
Three Gaming Cases, With Power, Under $100
Jun 30, 2010 - in Reviews
Case and power supply combos always look like a bargain, but bargain-basement parts have always seemed to chase experienced builders away. Today, we consider three budget-enthusiast models to determine if any of them can meet our basic gaming needs.
Quick Takes: 13 Mid-Tower Cases Rounded-Up
Nov 11, 2008 - in Reviews
Functionality, elegant design, and solid build quality characterize these mid-tower cases. They offer enough space for several hard drives and graphics cards, making them the ideal foundation for enthusiasts.