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NZXT Announces Phantom 630 Windowed Edition Case
Aug 22, 2013 - in News
Side panel features extra large window.
System Builder Marathon, Q2 2013: System Value Compared
Jun 25, 2013 - in Reviews
Our top three builders struggled to fit big performance into three tiny ITX-based platforms at three budget levels. Will the more expensive machines once again justify their higher prices through dramatically-improved performance? Read on for more.
System Builder Marathon, Q2 2013: $2500 Performance PC
Jun 23, 2013 - in Reviews
Can a bigger budget help this quarter's tiny PC beat my previous performance monster? Is it any more attractive than some of the mini-ITX-based platforms from the boutique builders? I'll answer that first question for you, and you answer the second.
NZXT Launches the H230 Mid Tower Chassis
Jun 6, 2013 - in News
NZXT’s new H230 enclosure aims to continue the “legacy of the H series” in a “smaller, affordable package for all.”
NZXT Intros HALE82 V2 Fully-Modular PSUs
Jun 4, 2013 - in News
NZXT has announced two new power supplies that have a big feature set for a competitive price.
NZXT Releases Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller
May 14, 2013 - in News
NZXT is releasing a new fan controller, the Sentry Mix 2.
NZXT Announces H630 Performance Case
May 8, 2013 - in News
NZXT has released a new performance enclosure, the H630.
NZXT Announces the Grid Internal Fan Hub
Apr 18, 2013 - in News
The NZXT Grid offers the ability to connect up to 10 fans and keep your build and motherboard free of cables.
NZXT Launches 'eSports Package' with Steelseries and XSplit
Apr 3, 2013 - in News
For a limited time, all purchases of a Phantom 630 chassis from the NZXT Armory Store will receive a free "eSports package" from Steelseries and Xsplit.
A Special Deal on the NZXT Kraken X40 Closed Loop Cooler
Mar 22, 2013 - in News
Get a deal on a Tom's Hardware Smart Buy awarded liquid cooler!
Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q1 2013 BestConfigs
Mar 10, 2013 - in Reviews
So you like our System Builder Marathon? Ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen in Q1 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
Four More Closed-Loop Liquid Coolers Take On The NH-D14
Mar 5, 2013 - in Reviews
With big radiators and no vents, closed-loop coolers give us a taste of liquid-cooling’s benefits, sans the risk. While less punishing on the motherboard than big air, can any closed-loop liquid cooler beat Noctua's famed NH-D14 in thermal performance?
NZXT Launches Next-Generation 200mm Enthusiast Fan
Feb 20, 2013 - in News
NZXT adds a new fan to go along with the gaming case it announced at the end of last month.
Build Your Own: The Customizable, Illuminated Dream Machine
Jan 31, 2013 - in Reviews
We set out to build a PC with completely customizable LED lighting. And when we say the PC, we mean the whole thing. The mouse, keyboard, gamepad, enclosure, memory, fan controller, and even power supply are loaded with configurable color controls.
NZXT Phantom 630 Modular Case Unveiled
Jan 20, 2013 - in News
The latest addition to the NZXT series of gaming cases is the Phantom 630, a full tower case featuring modular components.
NZXT Phantom 820 Case Review: Conceptualized By Enthusiasts
Dec 18, 2012 - in Reviews
NZXT is extending its portfolio of high-end PC cases with a full-size tower called the Phantom 820. After an extended evaluation, it's clear to us that power users played a big part in defining this enclosure's specs. But the story isn't quite so simple.
Tom's Hardware's 2012 Gift Guide, Part 1: For System Builders
Nov 20, 2012 - in Picture Story
Welcome to our most-anticipated event of the year, the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide! Today, in Part 1, we have three of our most stunning models ever displaying an arousing array of components for your system config consideration. Deep breath...and enjoy.
System Builder Marathon, August 2012: System Value Compared
Aug 22, 2012 - in Reviews
Paul, Don, and Thomas each took a stab at building the best value-oriented performance machine within their budget limits (some more successfully than others). Which of these machines will stand out for delivering the most bang for your enthusiast buck?
System Builder Marathon, August 2012: $2000 Performance PC
Aug 21, 2012 - in Reviews
We took our highest-priced build back to the drawing board to focus on features, rather than price. Can I compete with the less expensive configurations without spending all of my time worrying about benchmark results? Tomorrow's analysis will be telling.
NZXT Launches RGB LED Controller
Jul 9, 2012 - in News
NZXT has launched a new LED configurator that allows users to customize their PC using a variety of different effects and colors.
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.
Defender 410, A Sweet Star Wars: The Old Republic Case Mod
Apr 19, 2012 - in Picture Story
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, iBuyPower raffled off a special Star Wars: The Old Republic-themed case mod. Today we take you through this epic build, all the way from designer sketches to the trade show floor.
Four ATX Cases For High-Capacity Water Cooling, Reviewed
Mar 13, 2012 - in Reviews
Big radiators need lots of space that most enclosures simply weren't designed to offer. We're using Swiftech’s latest triple-fan cooler to test the fitment and performance in four cases supposedly set up to accommodate high-end water cooling setups.
In Pictures: Four ATX Cases Perfect For High-Capacity Water Cooling
Mar 7, 2012 - in Picture Story
Big radiators facilitate lots of cooling power without much noise. But taking the plunge into water also requires a specially-designed case. We inspect the layout and features of four 3 x 120 mm-capable chassis prior to our upcoming performance analysis.
Power Supply Reference: Consumption, Savings, And More
Jan 10, 2012 - in Reviews
In this final excerpt from Scott Mueller's Upgrading And Repairing PCs, 20th Edition, we examine a number of power supply usage factors including power consumption calculations, power savings, power protection systems, and troubleshooting.
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!
NZXT Launches the Phantom - Pink Edition Case
Oct 3, 2011 - in News
With Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, it is fitting that NZXT releases its Phantom Big-Tower - Pink Edition case, which is geared toward the female custom PC builders
System Builder Marathon, Sept. 2011: System Value Compared
Sep 25, 2011 - in Reviews
Big changes to a few components radically alter the performance profile of every machine in this quarter's competition. We’ve already seen how these changes affect the value of each machine, but how will they compare to each other?
System Builder Marathon, Sept. 2011: $500 Gaming PC
Sep 21, 2011 - in Reviews
A few months ago, we built our $500 gaming PC using Intel's Sandy Bridge-based Core i3 processor, and it was a real screamer. This time around we're switching back to an overclockable Phenom II X4 and hoping threaded performance helps our case.