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Lian Li PC-Q18: The Perfect Mini Server Case?

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The Lian Li PC-Q18 is a slightly slimmer PC-Q08 tweaked to focus on its usability as a mini-ITX server. The changes include a four drive SATA backplane, an improved hard drive and side panel mounting system.

Streacom FC5 OD Fanless HTPC Case

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Streacom FC5 OD is a classic, minimalist, low profile, aluminum case designed to fit neatly with other audio/video equipment and cool the CPU fanlessly without any noise.

Corsair Obsidian 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Case

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At first glance, the Corsair Obsidian 550D looks like a closed, airflow-starved, silence-oriented case. In reality, it incorporates a mix of noise reduction and performance features, giving it a hybrid nature similar to the Antec P280.

Silverstone Fortress FT02 Revisited

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The latest version of the SilverStone Fortress FT02 only adds USB 3.0 support and improved 18cm fans, but its innovative cooling design still gives it an edge against today's best quiet, high performance cases. A complete revisit of this big, beautiful case.

SilverStone Raven RV03

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The SilverStone Raven RV03 enthusiast tower case retains much of what we liked in the Raven RV02 and Fortress FT02, while adding elements like front fans, drive mounting behind the motherboard, and USB 3.0 and evolving to a somewhat more conventional shape.

Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer

Audio|Video|Misc | Cases|Damping | Storage
The Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer is an aftermarket internal hard drive suspension system that is simple but effective and cost efficient.

Cooler Master Silencio 450: Silence on a Budget?

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The Cooler Master Silencio 450 is essentially a cut-down version of the successful Silencio 550, targeted at those seeking quiet operation on a shoestring budget.

Cooler Master Cosmos II: Ultra Tower Case

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The Cooler Master Cosmos II is marketed as an ultra high-end, extremely well-built case with an almost complete feature-set designed to house the best and most of everything a PC enthusiast would desire. For US$349, it better.

Raidmax Viper: A Modern Budget Tower

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Despite being a budget tower, the Raidmax Viper has all the modern trappings one would expect in a more expensive product. On paper it looks like a great value, but in reality its ambition hampers both performance and functionality.

Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Tower

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The Fractal Design Define Mini is a smaller version of the popular Define R3. It might just be the answer to those looking for a solid microATX tower with all the trappings and conveniences of a modern ATX case.

Antec P280: Performance One Refresh

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The P280 is a new variant of the Antec Performance One series of ATX towers. The overhauled design features USB 3.0, better ventilation, improved fans, the removal of the power supply compartment, and a host of other changes to make it competitive with modern enthusiast cases.

Viako Mini Letter ML-80 H61 Sandy Bridge Barebones PC

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The Mini Letter ML-80 is a slightly larger mini-ITX case than the previous Viako model we reviewed, and the H61 variant integrates a more powerful Sandy Bridge board, with the same front display, remote, and software.

Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide

Cases|Damping | Do-It-Yourself Systems | Power | Silent PC Build Guides
A high efficiency fanless PSU is a great starting point for an ultra quiet yet powerful modern PC. In our latest system build guide, we explore case and configuration options, share our observations about how a fanless PSU changes PC airflow, and walk you through the fine details of a full fledged PC build with a fanless Seasonic X series PSU.

Antec Solo II: The Legacy Lives On

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The Solo II is the long anticipated update to the Antec Solo. Are the updates of USB 3.0, long graphics card support, a top panel power supply vent, removable cross-bar, and a new TrueQuiet 120 fan enough to bring a 6-year design to modern silent PC standards?

SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

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The Temjin TJ08-E projects the look of a classic SilverStone microATX tower chassis. However, the exterior hides an upside down removable motherboard tray and a few other surprises that help make the most of this case's compact frame.
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