DeepCool CH560 WH: Fresh (case) cooling-wise and visually

You’ve already seen the new “CH” case model as part of a build where we played around a bit with cooling optimizations and keeping things as quiet as possible. Now here is the standard review with a more detailed analysis. Compared to the CH510 Digital series, the CH560 (WH) is a bit more expensive, but comes with more features. And significantly so. Its biggest selling point is its four efficient ARGB fans. Read more “DeepCool CH560 WH: Fresh (case) cooling-wise and visually” »

300R Airflow case or the queen of the MSI MPG Gungnir family

The Gungnir gaming case series has a new top model, the 300R Airflow. This 60-litre midi-tower brings, among other things, features that facilitate the installation of components. All in all, we can probably talk about a user experience on a higher level. Whether it lives up to the selling price is up for consideration. The price is set quite high and the innovations that the MSI case brings may not be enough for everyone. Read more “300R Airflow case or the queen of the MSI MPG Gungnir family” »

BeQuiet! Dark Base Pro 901: Nearly flawless full-tower

The new flagship BeQuiet! case is on sale now. The improvements over its predecessor are obvious, but there was a lot to draw from for the new Dark Base Pro 901. The ability to rotate the motherboard remained, and we can already reveal that it has a positive effect on cooling. This also makes this case suitable for the most powerful builds, which are associated not only with a lot of waste heat, but also with large dimensions of components. Read more “BeQuiet! Dark Base Pro 901: Nearly flawless full-tower” »

MEG Prospect 700R. New definition of high-end by MSI

We’ve had cases with a display in our tests before, but MSI has taken its usability to a new level. The touchpad can still be used for control, but it also serves as an indicator for various useful things. Sure, the case sits pretty high at three hundred euros, but it’s not just about the extra cost of the display. The MEG Prospect 700R also justifies the price in other aspects. For example, the really precise build quality. Read more “MEG Prospect 700R. New definition of high-end by MSI” »

Endorfy Arx 500 Air: Extra airflow at volume below 50 litres

When something is “worth it” and it’s bigger than enough for some, making a smaller version is definitely a good idea. Something similar happened with the Arx 700 Air, from which the scaled-down Arx 500 Air was derived. It has taken all the good qualities and also the wider range of features of the original case. This includes, for example, five pre-installed 140mm fans. So there is no shortage of proper air circulation, and the only question is the noise level. Read more “Endorfy Arx 500 Air: Extra airflow at volume below 50 litres” »

BeQuiet! pushes efficiency with new Shadow Base cases

BeQuiet! is introducing a fourth line of cases – Shadow Base to the current trio (Dark Base, Silent Base and Pure Base). The first models in the 800 series are smaller than the Dark Base Pro 901, but with more emphasis on cooling efficiency than the Silent Pure Base. BeQuiet! is building the main key points on this too, and there is something to it. If only for the fact that they used fans that have a higher efficiency compared to older models. Read more “BeQuiet! pushes efficiency with new Shadow Base cases” »

Corsair 2000D Airflow: Tall case with a small footprint

Although the choice of components for SFF cases is often limited to a certain size, this is not the case with the Corsair 2000D Airflow. Not when it comes to a graphics card or CPU cooler. Aside from the fact that this case only takes up a very small area on the desk/ground, it can also impress with huge perforations on each side. We’ll break down the sum of all the positives and negatives in this review, which traditionally includes cooling tests as well. Read more “Corsair 2000D Airflow: Tall case with a small footprint” »

Asus Prime AP201: The emmental among computer cases

Cheaper, yet decent cases are not completely gone from the market yet. One such case is the Prime AP201 from Asus’ lower-end. Considering the price well under 100 EUR, you get a case with a above-standard build quality, which is characterized by the “infinite” perforation. Cool air is thus available to components theoretically from all sides. But this also means that it doesn’t damp noise too much. The question is what weighs more in the bigger picture. Read more “Asus Prime AP201: The emmental among computer cases” »

Proper wind now in DeepCool PC cases (CH560)

DeepCool addresses the biggest weakness of the older CH series cases – weaker cooling – in a rather selective way. Namely by preinstalling four fans (instead of one). This is no emergency solution, and the models used are based on a design that dominates the ARGB LED fan rankings in terms of efficiency. The new CH560 cases should thus feature impressive cooling performance in addition to a spectacular look. Read more “Proper wind now in DeepCool PC cases (CH560)” »

Enermax StarryKnight SK30: Not only impressive looks

Enermax’s latest case strikes a fairly good balance between visual and functional features. The more intense ARGB LED lighting is complemented by as many as four fans. Combined with a decently perforated front panel, the airflow is “taken care of”. On the other hand, there are a few things to complain about in this price range. What is attractive and what is not about the StarryKnight SK30 midi-tower? Read more “Enermax StarryKnight SK30: Not only impressive looks” »

A bit bigger (XL) midi-tower… Endorfy Arx 700 Air test

The all-new Arx case range has just made its debut. The first model, the 700 Air, is also the largest case from Endorfy. This case is equipped with up to five 140mm fans, which in combination with the ventilated front panel create a great potential for really powerful or very efficient (i.e. at lower rpm per unit of airflow also super quiet) system cooling. This then naturally has a positive effect on the results. Read more “A bit bigger (XL) midi-tower… Endorfy Arx 700 Air test” »

DeepCool CH510 Mesh Digital: Temperatures right under your nose

If you like to monitor the temperatures of your components, we have a tip for you to take your temperature monitoring to the next level. The new CH510 Mesh Digital has a small display on its front to show the current temperature of select hardware. But just monitoring isn’t enough, you also need to take action to lower the temperatures, and in that the case itself falls a little short. Just one pre-installed fan may not be enough. Read more “DeepCool CH510 Mesh Digital: Temperatures right under your nose” »

Genesis Irid 505F: On to cooling with five fans

Among new cases, the Polish company Genesis is also making a statement by upgrading the older Irid 503 and Irid 505 cases. One of these new models, which we will now focus on in our tests, is the Irid 505F. This one is remarkable in that it comes with as much as five fans, which is quite unusual. Especially in the class of cheaper cases to which the Irid 505F belongs. Read more “Genesis Irid 505F: On to cooling with five fans” »

Fractal Design North Mesh: Case like a piece of furniture

North: a case that is designed to be closer to the modern home. In some places, Fractal Design has replaced plastic and metal with wood and faux leather. The tested variant of the North case, with the additional Mesh designation, not only has a perforated front, but also the side panel, which makes new cooling options available. In addition to the factory configuration, we will also test the case with fans in non-traditional positions. Read more “Fractal Design North Mesh: Case like a piece of furniture” »

Fractal Design Ridge: A small puzzle for adults

The latest hardware from the Swedish company is a case for Mini-ITX boards. However, thanks to the sensible interior layout, it is also possible to mount larger components. Their cooling is taken care of by the ubiquitous perforation of the outer plates and two 140 mm fans. With or without them? You’ll have to decide what you want to cool more effectively. We measured four different scenarios in our tests. Read more “Fractal Design Ridge: A small puzzle for adults” »

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