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Case Mod

Spire Ridge 6602 Mid-Tower PC Case

by Isaiah on April 18, 2014


Spire has once again expanded its line of mid-tower PC cases by launching the Ridge 6602. Supporting both micro-ATX and ATX motherboards, this steel case has a meshed front panel design, a front-placed I/O panel with 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 and 2x audio ports, two 5.25-inch external drive bays, four 3.5-inch internal drive bays, seven expansion slots and can accommodate up to three fans (1x 120mm front, 1x 120mm side, 1x 80mm/90mm/120mm rear). The Ridge 6602 retails for $32.95. [Product Page]

Aerocool QS-101 Slim PC Case

by Isaiah on April 17, 2014


Here we have another newly released slim PC case from Aerocool, the QS-101. Coming in black, white and red color options, the case supports for mini-ITX and micro-ATX motherboards, and features an elegant front panel with leather coating surface, a front-placed I/O panel with 2x USB 3.0 and 3x audio ports, one 5.25-inch external drive bay, one 3.5-inch internal shadow bay, one 2.5-inch internal shadow bay, four expansion slots and has one 80mm top fan. The QS-101 is available now. [Product Page]

Lian Li PC-V2130 Full-Tower PC Case

by Isaiah on April 16, 2014


Lian Li has come out with their new full-tower PC case, the PC-V2130. Supporting mini-ITX, micro-ATX, ATX and XL-ATX motherboards, this aluminum case is equipped with a brushed aluminum front panel door, a front-placed I/O panel with 4x USB 3.0, 1x eSATA and 2x audio ports, five 5.25-inch drive bays, eight 3.5-inch bays spread across individual trays, four 2.5-inch bays along the back side of the cage, three 3.5-inch bays behind the motherboard tray, ten expansion slots and has six fans (2x 140mm – front, 2x 140mm – top, 1x 140mm – bottom, 1x 120mm – rear). Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing and release date yet. [Lian Li]


Expert Oriented has added a new USB 3.0 external HDD enclosure ‘GW2.5CR-U3’ to its product page. This tool-free enclosure comes with a sliding case cover, a USB 3.0 connection interface and can house a single 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD (7mm/9.5mm thick). Measuring W80mm x L124.5mm x H12.5mm and weighing 47g, the GW2.5CR-U3 will go on sale from mid-April for 910 Yen (about $9). [Product Page]

Antec GX500 Mid-Tower PC Case Shipped

by Isaiah on April 8, 2014


Antec has begun shipping their newest mid-tower PC case ‘GX500’ in the US. Aimed at gamers, this steel case supports for mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX motherboards, and is equipped with a top-placed I/O panel with 2x USB 3.0 and 2x audio ports, two fan control switches on top (high & low speeds), two 5.25-inch external drive bays, one 3.5-inch external drive bay, four 3.5-inch internal shadow bays, one 2.5-inch internal shadow bay, seven expansion slots and has three 120mm fans (2x top, 1x rear). The GX500 sells for $49.99. [Product Page]