Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 19, 2019 - 03:35 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: tempered glass, mesh, MasterBox NR600, MasterBox NR400, enclosure, cooler master, chassis, case, airflow
Cooler Master has launched a pair of new cases today with the MasterBox NR400 and the MasterBox NR600. These budget-friendly cases offer a minimalist approach with clean lines and no flashy lighting effects, and should offer good airflow with their full mesh front panels.
The Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 is an ATX mid-tower
The MasterBox NR400 is the smaller of the two cases, supporting mini ITX and micro ATX motherboards, with the larger MasterBox NR600 offering support for standard ATX motherboards.
Cooler Master provides this list of features for these two new NR series cases:
- Minimalistic Mesh Design - Elegant design elements are applied to mesh for optimal thermal performance.
- Optimal Thermal Performance – The full mesh front panel and ventilated top panel provide a high potential for thermal performance.
- Flush Tempered Glass Side Panel – The tempered glass side panel, fastened by thumbscrews on the rear panel, keeps the surface completely flush.
- Headset Jack – The single 4 pole headset jack features both audio and microphone capabilities simultaneously so separate jacks are not needed.
- Graphics Card Support Up to 346mm (NR400) / 410mm (NR600) – Generous clearance space is provided to support the latest graphics cards.
- Cable Management – High quality, longer length rubber grommets paired with generous clearance behind the motherboard offers ample room for cable management.
"Thermal performance is at the core of the NR Series, with the combination of two pre-installed fans for intake and exhaust and the fine mesh front panel. Generous support for radiator mounting and unrestricted ventilation on the top and front panel ensure that even the most demanding components are efficiently cooled while the two USB 3.1 gen 1 ports at the top of the case provide ample connectivity for everyday use."
The Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 is a smaller mATX design
The MasterBox NR400 has an MSRP of $59.99, with the NR600 at $69.99. Both cases are available for pre-sale today, though no listings have yet found their way to Amazon or Newegg at time of writing.
Introduction and Case Exterior
The Meshify C - TG from Fractal Design is a high-airflow ATX case design with some added style from its unique angled front panel. Throw in a tempered glass side panel and a pair of pre-installed Dynamic X2 GP-12 120 mm fans and the $89.99 price tag looks pretty good - but how did it perform? We'll find out.
Having reviewed a few Fractal Design cases in the past three years I have come to expect a few things from their enclosures: solid construction, intelligent internal layouts, and excellent cable management. As to style, their cases are generally understated, and the Meshify's black color scheme with a tinted glass side certainly fits the bill - though the angled front mesh design catches the light and does add some visual interest.
More than a single enclosure, Meshify is now a dedicated line from Fractal Design, with a new Meshify C Mini for mATX/mITX motherboards, as well as variants of this Meshify C including a model with a solid side panel (the standard Meshify C) and one with dark-tinted glass (Meshify C - Dark TG). Regardless of which model you might be considering, they share a common design focused on high airflow (with a full compliment of filters), flexible storage options, and maximizing component space within their compact dimensions.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 2, 2016 - 12:00 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: atx, enclosure, corsair, case, carbide, Air 740, dual-chamber, airflow, cooling
Corsair has announced a new member of the Carbide Air family with the new 740, and this dual-chamber case is all about airflow.
A follow-up to the Carbide Air 540, the 740 is a cube-like design, and a fairly roomy 16.8 x 13.4 x 20.1 inches in size. There's plenty of internal room for large components, and tons of room for cooling. How much room? Corsair says the Carbide Air 740 can hold "up to eight 120mm or seven 140mm fans, a 240mm/280mm top radiator, 240mm/280mm floor radiator, and 240/280/360mm front radiator – all at once."
Specifications from Corsair:
- Dual-chamber Direct Airflow Path design: Utilizes dual-chambers to deliver cooler air to your CPU, graphics cards, motherboard, memory, and other PCI-E components without your drives or power supply getting in the way.
- Industrial-style ergonomics and space-saving internal design: Offers massive internal volume by moving the power supply and drive bays into a separate chamber.
- Includes three custom Air Series AF140L intake and exhaust fans: Based on the award-winning AF140, the included fans provide great airflow performance at lower noise levels than typical case fans.
- Amazing cooling expansion room: For up to eight 120mm or seven 140mm fans, a 240mm/280mm top radiator, 240mm/280mm floor radiator, and 240/280/360mm front radiator – all at once.
- 8 x Expansion slots: Can house up to 4 graphics cards.
- I/O Port: 2 x USB 3.0, headphone and mic.
- Dimensions: 426mm x 340mm x 510mm
Corsair has priced the Carbide Air at $149.99, and it's available now.
- Stay tuned as we will have a review of this new Corsair Carbide Air 740 enclosure soon!
Full press release after the break.
Subject: Memory | August 11, 2011 - 06:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: corsair, airflow, RAM cooler
If you have a set of Corsair Dominator DIMMs, then the Corsair AirFlow 2 and Airflow Pro are for you. The Corsair AirFlow 2 adds a shroud and two fans to actively cool your DIMMs. Add in the Airflow Pro on top and in addition to the extra cooling, LEDs will add a bit of spice to your system and will even give you information on load and temperature. Legit Reviews can tell you all about them.
"We observed a 8C temperature decrease at idle and a 12C decrease at load with the DDR3 clock frequency set to 1600MHz. In the end the Corsair AirFlow 2 memory cooling solution proved to be worth it. If you have a tight case with a lot of hot components and limited airflow using the Corsair Airflow 2 is a really good idea..."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Patriot Viper Xtreme Series DDR3 PC-12800 1600Mhz 4GB Memory Kit Review @ OverclockersHQ
- Kingston KVR1333D3E9S 4GB ECC Server RAM Review @ TechwareLabs
- G.Skill DDR3 RipjawsX 1866MHz Memory @ Pro-Clockers
- Kingston HyperX T1 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- Kingston ValueRAM KVR800D2 @ reviewstash
- Mushkin Redline Enhanced 2133MHz DDR3 Memory @ Benchmark Reviews
- Sandy Bridge Memory Scaling: Choosing the Best DDR3 @ AnandTech
- Patriot Gamer 2 Series DDR3-1600 8GB kit @ Funky Kit
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 18, 2011 - 02:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ram, corsair, airflow
If you didn't pick up one of the RAM kits that comes with an active cooler and are looking to not only monitor the temperature of your DIMMs but also get a light show going inside your case then Corsair has a treat for you. The $54 Corsair AirFlow Pro can do both and you can see it for yourself at Techgage.
"Have a desire to add a bit of 'bling' to your PC, but fear being ridiculed for it? Well, there's no better excuse for bling than with Corsair's AirFlow Pro add-on for the company's AirFlow 2 memory cooler. In addition to offering a hypnotizing light-show, the AirFlow Pro can also keep you informed on your memory's usage and temperatures."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Thermaltake Frio - CLP0564 @ Computing on Demand
- Evercool Transformer 4+ Plus CPU Cooler Review @ Tweaknews
- Evercool Buffalo CPU Cooler Review @ eTeknix
- Thermaltake Jing Silent CPU Cooler Review @ Legit Reviews
- Corsair Hydro H60 CPU Water Cooler Review @ Legit Reviews
- Beginner’s Guide to Water Cooling Your PC @ Overclockers.com
- Evercool Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Paste Review @ eTeknix
- NZXT H2 Classic Silent Case @ Overclockers.com
- In Win BUC Mid-Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers
- Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case Review @ Tweaknews
- Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Gaming Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
- InWin Dragon Slayer Case Review @ Neoseeker
- Antec Six Hundred v2 @ TechwareLabs
- Xigmatek Elysium Super Tower Chassis Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven
- Antec Six Hundred Gaming Case Review @ Tech-Reviews