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  1. JeanTech R2 Chassis review

    JeanTech R2 Chassis review

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    I’m a man of a certain age and thus was a boy of a certain age, when the glorious original Star Wars movies graced both the big and little screens, as such I got all excited seeing a case called the R2. Needless to say, I was just a touch disappointed to discover that it wasn’t a metre high Astromech droid, but a budget case from JeanTech.

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    Enermax Jazz review

    Enermax Jazz review

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    Okay, as far as PC components go the hard drive enclosure is hardly the sexiest piece of kit around. But as far as they do go, the Jazz is definitely one of the slickest.

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    Apevia X-QPack 2 review

    Apevia X-QPack 2 review

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    When you’re out a-LAN-gaming it’s not just about the playing of games alone is it? The big ones are like the car shows you see in the summer, dotted around abandoned air-strips like flies circling barbecued meat.

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    CoolIT Boreas MTEC review

    CoolIT Boreas MTEC review

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    Power drives you mad. Or at least, the pursuit of it does. On the scale of one to wild-eyed loon, anyone prepared to drop the best part of a month’s wages on a case that’ll make their CPU go faster rates somewhere between Faust and Hilary Clinton.

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    Gigabyte Poseidon 310 review

    Gigabyte Poseidon 310 review

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    There’s a statement on the Poseidon’s box that says it’s ‘not just a case’. I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting – maybe Poseidon himself would come leaping out of the box and running around the office, trident aloft?

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    Hiper Anubis review

    Hiper Anubis review

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    Like a cross between a heatsink and a flight case, the Hiper Anubis will sit next to your desk, either frightening the mice or drawing them to it like some ancient monolithic structure for worship.

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    Antec P190 review

    Antec P190 review

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    Building a PC is not something to be undertaken lightly. You'll end up swearing at inanimate objects, invariably get cut to shreds, and probably end up wanting to smash the thing to bits.

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    Cooler Master Xcraft Lite RX-3SB review

    Cooler Master Xcraft Lite RX-3SB review

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    Installation isn't exactly the Xcraft's strong point. It's a sleek enough case - ours came in fetching piano black - and your hard drive will certainly look special once it's tucked away inside and partially illuminated by the blue LEDs on the front.

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    Synology iUSB 250 review

    Synology iUSB 250 review

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    Synology seems to think that because its device is prefixed with an i, it can charge a premium; this is pretty pricey for a simple enclosure. Still, it's nice enough, but it's prone to scratches, and doesn't come with any kind of carry case

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    N4CE Combo ZX-9 review

    N4CE Combo ZX-9 review

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    This enclosure comes with the bonus of being able to house a 5.25" drive as well as a 3.5" hard disk. It may only support IDE connections, but if you're a hoarder like us chances are you'll have an old IDE drive knocking around with nothing to do

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    Jou Jye Venus review

    Jou Jye Venus review

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    From a distance the Venus looks fairly funky and stylish. Up close, its plasticky reality is revealed. It feels a little flimsy, which is unexpected given the price. Getting a drive in the chassis, though, is simple and requires the minimum of effort

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    Enermax Glory Box review

    Enermax Glory Box review

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    The elder statesman in this crack squad, we decided to include the Enermax Glory as we've used one for the last year and set great stock by it. While it's limited by its IDE interface, it's got some neat tricks up its sleeve

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    Cooler Master X-Craft Lite review

    Cooler Master X-Craft Lite review

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    The Lite version doesn't hold a candle to the 360's ultra-simple approach. Instead it's a case of applying an uncomfortable amount of pressure to the chassis and forcing it back together once your drive's inside.

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    Cooler Master X-Craft 360 review

    Cooler Master X-Craft 360 review

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    Any 3.5inch enclosure will be chunky, but the X-Craft 360 does its best. What it lacks in compact design, though, it makes up for in ease of use. All it takes to install the drive is to open the front door and slot in the hard disk

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    Cooler Master X-Craft 250 review

    Cooler Master X-Craft 250 review

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    This diminutive fellow is a gem. It looks dead classy, and is very compact, making it perfect if you're after a portable drive. It takes IDE 2.5inch drives rather than SATA, so it's the perfect way to recycle drives from old laptops

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    Antec Sonata III review

    Antec Sonata III review

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    The Sonata III has a 500W PSU pre-installed in the case, which comes with the requisite dual 6-pin PCI-E plugs needed if you're looking at fitting a whopper like the 8800GTX, or an SLI or Crossfire system

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    Antec MX-1 review

    Antec MX-1 review

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    Antec's enclosure is another biggy, but can be tilted on its side to save space. It's one of the more awkward chassis here to use, too. Having to unplug the control board and slide out the internal disk caddy is a bit of a fiddly task

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    Impex MG100 Hi-Tack Glue Gun review

    Impex MG100 Hi-Tack Glue Gun review

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    Impex MG100 Hi-Tack Glue Gun review: There are a million potential uses for hot-melt glueing when it comes to PC tinkerage. Consider: how do I mount these cold cathode tubes to the interior of my pimped out case?

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    Gigabyte Triton 180 review

    Gigabyte Triton 180 review

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    Gigabyte's rather solid-looking 3D Aurora case, while a couple of years old now, is still a popular choice for rig builders and modders. However, at a shade over 100 pounds, it's a bit on the pricey side, pushing it into serious upgrade territory

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    CoolerMaster Stacker 831 review

    CoolerMaster Stacker 831 review

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    CoolerMaster Stacker 831 review: CoolerMaster's Stacker 830's already has a long list of features, and it's hard to see how more can be added. The Stacker 831 has a few extras. The main point is the aluminium build.

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    Antec P182 SE review

    Antec P182 SE review

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    This special edition chassis is big and, if you've got a Narcissuscomplex, it's utterly beautiful. Even if you haven't, the polishedJapanese steel enclosure is thoroughly pleasing to the eye

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    AOpen EU965 review

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    Shuttle isn't the only company to have a handle on what makes a small form-factor chassis great. We have the occasional effort from Biostar, and while its SFF releases are rare as rocking-horse crap, they're usually pretty good

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    Zalman HD160XT review

    Zalman HD160XT review

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    Although it can provide great flexibility as the centrepiece of your digital entertainment, the PC is way behind standalone DVD players and stereos in terms of appearance and useability

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    Zalman HD160XT PC Enclosure review

    Zalman HD160XT PC Enclosure review

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    The concept of using Windows on your TV is still waiting to hit the mainstream. Zalman's HD160XT won't bring new users into the Media Centre Edition fold, but it might appeal to MCE users who wish to upgrade their kit in style

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    Antec 900 review

    Antec 900 review

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    If this case had any more surface area in fan-blades, it might actually achieve lift-off. And while the thought of a component-packed chassis hovering around at eye level ?lls us with a certain degree of terror, the cooling that such a case provides just isn't in doubt.

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