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Video Review #778: Antec Fusion HTPC Case

There's no mistaking that the Antec Fusion Case has a very sleek design. It fits a micro ATX motherboard, has two 120mm fans, two hard drive bays and one external 5.25" drive bay. They also include a Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) and an Active PFC, efficient 430W power supply. It even uses a three chamber thermal design that facilitates cooling and will result in lower case temperatures than a traditional desktop case. This design also means it will be quieter. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #780: Cooler Master CM Media 280/281 HTPC/Mid-Tower Case

The Cooler Master CM Media 280/281 Case is one of a kind, because it can be transformed from a mid-tower case into a HTPC. There are two different versions of this case, the 280 and 281. The only difference is, the 280 comes with a remote and media center with VFD, the 281 doesn't. This case is available in a black color and is mostly constructed from steel, except for an aluminum/plastic front bezel. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end


Video Review #782: Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZE1 Champ1on Case

If you're looking for a thick aluminum mid-tower ATX case, than the Zalman Fatal1ty FC-ZE1 Champ1on case might fit the bill. It is not for everyone though, since is has excess branding, cautionary warnings and instructions printed all over it. It comes with four external 5.25" drive bays, one external 3.5", and three internal 3.5" drive bays. There are three fans; two 92mm fans at the front and one 120mm at the back. It also has a window and a hinged door on the left side. Unfortunately, all this comes at a very high price.


Video Review #783: Zalman Reserator 2 Water Cooling System

The Zalman Reserator 2 Water Cooling System is the next installment in the Reserator line. The Reserator V2 is quiet different looking than their pervious Reserator 1, but it has many of the same key features. The exterior of the Reserator 2 is basically a very large aluminum heatsink with many fins. This design works very and will have no problem radiating heat without the use of fans. Being fanless is the big plus with this water cooling setup because it means effective silent cooling. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #785: Zalman HD160XT HTPC Case w/Screen

The Zalman HD160XT HTPC Case is not your average Home Theatre Case. A large zero pixel defect 7" touch screen display sets this product apart. This screen has a 15:9 ratio & a maximum resolution of 1024x768. It also comes with a full feature remote control which is compatible with Microsoft Media Center. This case is all aluminum, looks great, air circulation is exceptional and has plenty of hard drive bays. This product is one of the very best HTPC cases on the market. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #786: HEC Zephyr 650W Power Supply

The HEC Zephyr 650W Power Supply is certainly not the highest wattage power supply on the market, but it will fit the bill for most people. It's all steel so it's fairly heavy and comes with ultra high-gloss reflective paint finish. There are two fans; a blue LED 120mm and an 80mm. The 80mm is only activated when the PSU exceeds 60% load. This power supply also is 80% efficient and has Active PFC. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.

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Video Review #787: SilverStone Tundra TD01 Water Cooling System

SilverStone is best known for their exceptional, elegant and functional case products. This craftsmanship can be found in the SilverStone Tundra TD01 external water cooling system. This styling fits very well with audio components and therefore would be an excellent option for a HTPC setup. It's performs very well, looks great, and is completely silent. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.

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Video Review #788: Enermax Infiniti 720W Power Supply

If you're building a hardcore gaming rig I would keep the Enermax Infiniti 720W Power Supply at the very top of your list. This power supply has lots of quality, clean power, modular leads and comes with a large, quiet 135mm fan. It even has two very functional and practical features; CoolGuard and PowerGuard. CoolGuard keeps the fans spinning even after the power supply is shut off. PowerGuard detects power failures and protects the system. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #790: Ultra ChillTec Thermo Electric CPU Cooler

Thermo-Electric Coolers (TEC) have been around for some time, but recently there are a lot of cooling products implementing them. This makes sense because processors are getting faster and more effective cooling devices are required to cool them. The Ultra ChillTec Thermo Electric CPU Cooler performs very well, even on a highly overclocked CPU. It has a clear advantage over standard coolers. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #791: Thermaltake Soprano DX Case

The Thermaltake Soprano DX Case is loaded with excellent features. This mid-tower case comes in two colors; black and silver and is available with or without a window. It is mostly steel, except for a few plastic parts and an aluminum front. The styling is quite elegant and it comes with a high gloss paint finish. There are plenty of drive bays, has excellent air circulation, a tool-free design, and much more. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.


Video Review #793: Enermax Uber Chakra Case

Other than the Enermax Uber Chakra Case not being aluminum, it's very impressive. The styling on this product is very well done and allows easy access to the many drive bays. There is also a very convenient on-top interface with power button, reset button, 2 USB ports, mic jack, headphone jack, and eSATA port. The included 250mm fan is outstanding since it moves a lot of air, but remains extremely quiet. There's even plenty of room to work on the inside. If you're budget conscious but still require a full size case, I would highly recommend this product.

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Video Review #794: NZXT Precise 850W & 1000W Power Supplies

The NZXT Precise 850W & 1000W Power Supplies are really targeted at the hardcore market. Fact is, your average computer user is not going to require an 850W or 1000W power supply. If however you are a serious hardcore gamer, this might be exactly what you are looking for. The latest gaming hardware does require a lot of power, especially systems with a quad core CPU and a multiple video card setup. These power supplies perform very well, look great, and have modular leads. While NZXT is not the first power supply manufacturer you might think of, these power supplies are impressive.