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.
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?
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.
The latest addition to the NZXT series of gaming cases is the Phantom 630, a full tower case featuring modular components.
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.
NZXT has launched a new LED configurator that allows users to customize their PC using a variety of different effects and colors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
We recently illustrated the features of our six low-noise cases, and today we get to find out how those features help them perform. We provide further detail on the hardware installation process before delving into heat and noise comparisons.
Have you ever wished you could fit four Radeon HD 6970s in your chassis? We love the idea of large cases with room for our deluxe hardware. But we also despise loud components. These cases are designed to house lots of hardware, while minimizing noise.