Something for Asus fans: a complete ROG build in the Z11 case

A very untraditional and relatively unique case has come to our editorial office. It is the ROG Z11, which the manufacturer introduced at the beginning of the year at CES 2020. The case hides several specialties, such as the possibility of vertical and horizontal positioning or a slightly curved motherboard tray. To make matters better, we fitted the case more or less exclusively with ROG components, thus creating a kind of full-on Asus build. Read more “Something for Asus fans: a complete ROG build in the Z11 case” »

Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P – small dimensions, big features

SFF PCs are gaining popularity, so manufacturers are naturally expanding the range of cases in this category. But what if you want a small PC, that’s packed with powerful hardware and with a liquid cooling loop as well? MasterBox NR200P, quite interesting case from Cooler Master, recently appeared on the market. It appears to be well suited for this scenario. But is it really good idea to combine small case and a custom liquid cooling? Read more “Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P – small dimensions, big features” »

Metallic Gear Neo V2: Higher quality for a fair price

Did you know that under the auspices of Phanteks cheaper PC cases are also made? You can find them under the less resounding brand Metallic Gear. We have received a case for testing labeled Neo V2. It’s been on the market for about a year, but it still hasn’t lost its charm and still looks like a good buy. Although there are always some imperfections, that’s why we’re bringing you this review. Read more “Metallic Gear Neo V2: Higher quality for a fair price” »

BeQuiet! Pure Base 500DX: Hit the orange bullseye

You have probably heard of BeQuiet!, whose components are one of the best in the high-end category. The reworked novelty (Pure Base 500DX) of the year-old case (Pure Base 500) was introduced two months ago and finally got to our editorial office for testing. The main improvement over the previous version is very efficient cooling thanks to additional fans in the equipment and added perforation. Read more “BeQuiet! Pure Base 500DX: Hit the orange bullseye” »

Impactics DMono 1, already on the market

Engineers from Impactics might not be creating product every week, but when they come up with something, it’s usually an extraordinary construction. This also applies to their new chassis – DMono with a prosaic attribute. Its design is remarkable and with the emphasis on fully passive configurations. It can do more than just absorb the heat from CPU. Read more “Impactics DMono 1, already on the market” »

HDPLEX H3 V3: a small Mini-ITX case that can cool 80 W passively

HDPLEX cases have a pretty good reputation among supporters of completely silent passive PCs. For several years, this company has been producing various solid aluminum cases in which cooling is based on the heat transfer from CPU or GPU to the outer casing that disperses it around. Now HDPLEX has released an interesting piece: H3 V2 for Mini-ITX configurations. Read more “HDPLEX H3 V3: a small Mini-ITX case that can cool 80 W passively” »

Fractal Design Define R6: New generation of superpopular cases

Fractal Design cases are very popular, so the release of the new type is in some way an event. Computer case is a passive component and it is not that much of a concern for some, but if you consider low noise and extra comfort main priorities, this might interest you. The Swedish company is now releasing a new improved version of the Define case that will offer new features. Read more “Fractal Design Define R6: New generation of superpopular cases” »

We are preparing procedures for tests of PC cases, feel free to join!

Reviews of PC cases will be one of the main pillars of HWCooling. Significant part of the tests will be dedicated to airflow, of course. We would like to present you our initial concept of the test procedures. Our goal is to bring you information that you are really interested in, so let us think aloud together and improve what we can. Read more “We are preparing procedures for tests of PC cases, feel free to join!” »

Passive case Akasa Euler MX: 70 W of heat? Go ahead…

Along with low power consumption chips, silent computers are also expanding. The British company Akasa has been specializing in the development of cases optimal for this purpose for the last few years. We have put their most progressive model through editorial hell. After exploring every corner and measuring temperatures in all possible positions, we can say what it can and cannot do. To give you a better idea, we are providing thermal vision too. Read more “Passive case Akasa Euler MX: 70 W of heat? Go ahead…” »