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Chassis from Lian Li, NZXT Designed for Gamers

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Two new unique chassis for gamers and HTPC enthusiasts hit the market.

Both NZXT and Lian Li revealed new PC cases designed with gamers and movie buffs in mind. Although neither chassis offering sports a high "wow" factor in appearance, the NZXT Vulcan M-ATX and the Lian Li TYR PC-X2000F are uniquely designed, with the former made for portability and the latter designed to fit within a home theater setup.

Available May 20, the NZXT Vulcan M-ATX features a unique carrying handle mounted at the top, making it easy for users to carry the rig to LAN parties or other events. Surprisingly, the handle doesn't really look out of place, fitting in with the chassis' overall hardened, black appearance. The case has a compact size of 16 x 7 x 16.6-inches, and comes packed with dual 5.25-inch slots and four 3.5-inch slots (internal and external). It can also house a 350-mm video card (like the ATI Radeon HD 5970) at the very least.

As for the Lian Li TYR PC-X2000F, the chassis was designed for both the gamer and HTPC enthusiast, however its design favors the latter category. This chassis is substantially bigger than the NZXT Vulcan, offering four "tool-less" 5.25-inch sliding bays with access on both sides of the rig, and seven "tool-less" hard drive sliding mounting racks. Behind the sleek, front cover you'll find three 140-mm silent intake fans, with the Fan Speed Control switch mounted on the back panel of the chassis.

Lian Li said that the TYR Pc-X2000F will sell for $539 USD, and may be available now. Although NZXT said that the Vulcan will hit the market on May 20, currently the chassis' pricetag is unknown.

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    kalogagatya , May 12, 2010 12:03 AM
    Designed for gamers and bankruptcy! :D 
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    kalogagatya , May 12, 2010 12:03 AM
    Designed for gamers and bankruptcy! :D 
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    mlopinto2k1 , May 12, 2010 12:06 AM
    The NZXT Hades looks sweet.
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    zoemayne , May 12, 2010 12:15 AM
    I hope the Antec 903 comes w these features. This case is designed better i just dont know if it looks better than the 902.
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    Anonymous , May 12, 2010 12:27 AM
    That's definately a nice look from NZXT
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    builderbobftw , May 12, 2010 12:50 AM
    HAF 932> Both of those more expesnive cases.
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    Pyroflea , May 12, 2010 1:02 AM
    That NZXT case looks gorgeous. I'd buy it (I already have a perfectly fine NZXT Case though :p ).

    mlopinto2k1I want a mac.


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    spentshells , May 12, 2010 1:14 AM
    NZXT needs a turret to complete the look
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    Userremoved , May 12, 2010 1:30 AM
    Not worth the price. Id rather buy multiple HAF932s than buy one of these.
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    grillz9909 , May 12, 2010 1:32 AM
    Why do they make anything geared towards gamers look really really queer. Flashy lights and weird shapes... it's almost right out of transformers... Sigh. I guess I'm the only normal gamer..
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    victomofreality , May 12, 2010 1:58 AM
    mlopinto2k1I want a mac.


    Two angry camels in a tiny car.
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    treefrog07 , May 12, 2010 2:00 AM
    They look really good, and really expensive. Besides, I'm not ready to retire the dremel. I like cutting holes for windows, cables, fans, and backplates, so I'll stick with my Antec P-160 and CM-690.
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    duk3 , May 12, 2010 2:03 AM
    Antec 903?

    I like the look of the lian li, too expensive though.
    The nzxt looks alright, anyone know how much it will cost though?
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    gekko668 , May 12, 2010 2:13 AM
    The NZXT reminded me of the lenovo workstation computer.
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    henrystrawn , May 12, 2010 2:30 AM
    Two angry camels in a tiny car...doin' your mom!
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    in0va3 , May 12, 2010 2:37 AM
    duk3Antec 903?I like the look of the lian li, too expensive though.The nzxt looks alright, anyone know how much it will cost though?


    i doubt there would be a 903 since they wanted the 902 to be similar to the 1200. so both would need to change i guess. and some other designs with different names would be introduced.

    lian li is fine but who would buy a $500+ case?
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    liquidsnake718 , May 12, 2010 3:37 AM
    I think I will puke with those prices.... not worth the price
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    fatkid35 , May 12, 2010 4:14 AM
    the nzxt will be about a hundred bucks and win,the lian li will never sell.
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    Kelavarus , May 12, 2010 4:28 AM
    grillz9909Why do they make anything geared towards gamers look really really queer. Flashy lights and weird shapes... it's almost right out of transformers... Sigh. I guess I'm the only normal gamer..


    It's not normal for people to have different tastes? It's not normal to want to stand out? Personally, I'm happy with my $60 Rosewill Destroyer with an NZXT Sentry 2 on the front. Not too flashy, but a little bit of glow and a nice readout.

    ... Do have to say I'm going for a complete UV-reactive and lit liquid-cooled case next year.
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    falchard , May 12, 2010 6:26 AM
    How are these designed in anyway for gamers? I mean seriously an mATX case, who uses an mATX case to game with? These are more geared to people who have too much money with their excessively high price for little return.
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