Category Archive: chassis

CORSAIR CARBIDE 300R

In Q1 2013 we began a major modernization of the desktop workstation. The Corsair Carbide 300R is a standard mid-tower ATX chassis. Our old chassis was obsoleted when we acquired the Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 motherboard which features USB3 front panel support. USB3 is still relatively early in the curve and we expect this chassis …

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RAIDMAX TORNADO CHASSIS

In Q1 2011 we built a new machine for general use. The Raidmax Tornado is a conventional ATX chassis. This chassis is available in several color schemes, including a bright red design. The model reviewed is the blue trimmed black color. The chassis is not as deep as other ARX chassis which limits the size …

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RAIDMAX SMILODON 612WB

In use we found the door to be more in the way, games in XP era were still largely disk based and the swapping of CD/DVD media is a pervasive nuisance. We had 2 DVD drives installed mostly to reduce the times the disk needed to be swapped. The 612WB has room for up to …

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ICUTE 640 CHASSIS

The iCute 640 chassis is an enthusiast chassis for the Pentium IV platform. As every 14 year old overclocker knows, more and louder fans mean more air flow, and thus more performance headroom. The 640 has fan on the font, rear, top and side panel. The photo is the exact model we have, there are hundreds of models …

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CHASSIS NOISE CONTROL

Many gaming boxes with several fans can experience excess noise. The CPU fan may also be noisy. There are some simple and easy steps to deal with the problem. A thin sheet of rubber like that used with a bicycle inner tube can do wonders. Cut into small ¼ inch squares, the rubber can be wedged …

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