Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 29, 2014 - 02:42 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: ncase, mini-itx, m1, Lian Li, case, aluminium
The NCASE M1 - that impossibly small crowdfunded Mini-ITX case - is now available for pre-order at the company’s website in both silver and black styles, and it will set those of us in the U.S. back $185 plus shipping and import charges (they are being shipped directly from Taiwan upon fulfillment).
Ah yes, that famous Coke can photo…
Those who have had the privilege of hands-on experience with this micro-sized enclosure (myself included) come away highly impressed with not only its impossibly diminutive size compared to the component options, but to the high build quality as well. Manufactured by Lian Li, it is of all-aluminum construction and very lightweight.
Our review of the case here at PC Perspective showcases some of the build options to give a prospective buyer ideas about the flexibility of the design, but the “no compromises” approach with the M1 does command quite an investment for an enclosure. Still, if you’re looking at an ultimate-level Mini-ITX system and don’t mind spending some of that hard-earned green (on an already expensive form-factor, let's not forget), you’d be hard pressed to find a better option at this size.
Subject: General Tech | December 2, 2013 - 10:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: input, CM Storm, aluminium, Pulse-R, headset, mech, mechanical keyboard, Reaper, mouse
CoolerMaster have released a set of aluminium highlighted peripherals; the Pulse-R headset, Mech keyboard and Reaper gaming mouse. The headset is compatible with both 3.5mm jack and USB connections, offering both over the ear audio and a detachable microphone and was rated quite highly. The Mech keyboard uses Cherry MX Blue switches which are common place now, more unique is the look of the board and the features which include 64 N key rollover, LED back lighting, dual USB 3.0 ports and a charging port along with 128k of on board memory for macros. Wrapping up the package is the Reaper mouse, 8 buttons and an impressive looking scroll wheel with DPI capability as high as 8200.
"A few weeks ago we brought you three reviews from the aluminium loving peripheral range from CM Storm, this includes their Pulse-R headset, Mech keyboard and the Reaper mouse. All three of these products are designed to look great, not only on their own, but also when they’re put next to each other. CM Storm do not sell these three items as a complete set, but today we want to find out what it would be like to live with the trilogy together."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Max Keyboard Blackbird Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ Custom PC Review
- Logitech G510s Gaming Keyboard Review @ OCC
- Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 Gaming Keyboard @ NikKTech
- ROCCAT Raivo Gaming Mousepad Review @ Neoseeker
- How to use the PS4 Controller in Windows with XBOX Controller XInput Games @ HardCOREware
- Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse @ LanOC Reviews
- Tt eSPORTS VOLOS MMORPG Gaming Mouse @ NikKTech
- SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic @ LanOC Reviews
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 3, 2011 - 07:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: zalman, z-machine, shiny, case, boogie bug, aluminium
The Boogie Bug Dub Style M will take some careful handling if you wish to keep the mirror-like finish of the aluminium exterior spotless. Doing so will give you a very different looking case from the mainstream as there are not too many choices out there that are this reflective. The exterior styling was obviously the focus for this case, internally it requires a bit more work to install and tidy than some other cases on the market, but eTechnix was up to the challenge. Check out this memorable case.
"It's such a tough market at the moment with the big boy market leaders producing very similar products. Most cases of today are aimed at the gamer in mind whereas some are aimed at the consumer with a bit too much money. There are the occasional products that we see that have the unique wow factor and Boogie Bug think they have it bang on the money with their latest offering.
The Boogie Bug M is said to give function with style by letting the Boogie Bug Dub Style team give the Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 a slight makeover by customizing it's looks and features in a hope to appeal to the mass market."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- SilverStone Fortress FT03 @ techPowerUp
- Thermaltake Level 10 GT @ TechwareLabs
- NZXT H2 Silent Classic @ XSReviews
- Silverstone Raven RV03 Enthusiast Tower @ Pro-Clockers
- InWin BUC ATX Computer Gaming Case @ Modders-Inc
- Corsair Obsidian 650D Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ Techgage
- SilverStone FT03: Nothing Else Like It @ AnandTech
- Antec Lanboy Air Case @ Rbmods
- Thermaltake Level 10 Full-Tower Chassis Review @ eTeknix
- Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer Case Review @ ThinkComputers
- Enermax SpineRex Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
- CoolerMaster Centurion 5 II PC Chassis Japanese Red Edition Review @ OverclockersHQ
- Nexus ViR-2300 Aluminium Edition Real Silent CPU Cooler Review @ eTeknix
- Antec ISK-100 @ techPowerUp
- Xigmatek Loki SD963 Heatsink @ FrostyTech
- Thermal Compound Roundup - May 2011 @ Hardware Secrets
- Corsair H60 Water Cooling Kit Review @ OCC
- Antec KUHLER H2O 920 Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler @ Tweaktown