MSI MPG Gungnir 110M Review

The MSI MPG Gugnir cases give fans of the brand an option to house all their MSI components inside a nice-looking, solid chassis with a few bells and whistles and appropriate branding. The 110M is the most basic variant of the three options currently o…

The MSI MPG Gugnir cases give fans of the brand an option to house all their MSI components inside a nice-looking, solid chassis with a few bells and whistles and appropriate branding. The 110M is the most basic variant of the three options currently on the market, but only has a few subtle functional differences to the 111M or 110R.

XPG Starker Review

The XPG Starker is a compact ATX chassis with a magnetic metal front cover and a bit of added height for ceiling-based liquid cooling without compromise. Available in black or white, the XPG Starker seeks to strike that fine balance between ARGB lighti…

The XPG Starker is a compact ATX chassis with a magnetic metal front cover and a bit of added height for ceiling-based liquid cooling without compromise. Available in black or white, the XPG Starker seeks to strike that fine balance between ARGB lighting and a clean design.

XPG Defender Pro Review

The XPG Defender Pro is a modern E-ATX chassis with a no-frills approach to a functional interior and a clear focus on design. With its ARGB fans, embedded lighting, and magnetic front cover, it aims to offer enough bling without going overboard and th…

The XPG Defender Pro is a modern E-ATX chassis with a no-frills approach to a functional interior and a clear focus on design. With its ARGB fans, embedded lighting, and magnetic front cover, it aims to offer enough bling without going overboard and throws in a few unique elements to boot.

Antec DF700 Flux Review

The Antec DF700 Flux is their latest chassis offering a unique fan setup out of the box. With a price tag of just $75, getting five fans and a clean, solid design is pretty rare, and Antec is upping the ante by including an upgraded, fully fledged ARGB…

The Antec DF700 Flux is their latest chassis offering a unique fan setup out of the box. With a price tag of just $75, getting five fans and a clean, solid design is pretty rare, and Antec is upping the ante by including an upgraded, fully fledged ARGB and fan controller with the DF700 Flux.

Deepcool Macube 110 Review

The Deepcool Macube 110 is a smaller and cheaper version of the Macube 310. Geared towards mATX users and clocking in at that magical $50 price point with an all-steel exterior construction, it still manages to offer most of the unique design elements …

The Deepcool Macube 110 is a smaller and cheaper version of the Macube 310. Geared towards mATX users and clocking in at that magical $50 price point with an all-steel exterior construction, it still manages to offer most of the unique design elements of its bigger, more expensive counterpart.

Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact Review

With the Meshify 2 Compact, Fractal Design is combining the insides of the Define 7 Compact with the exterior of the airflow-focused Meshify design. The result is, as the name implies, a smaller version of the well-performing Meshify 2 with all the ben…

With the Meshify 2 Compact, Fractal Design is combining the insides of the Define 7 Compact with the exterior of the airflow-focused Meshify design. The result is, as the name implies, a smaller version of the well-performing Meshify 2 with all the benefits of the Define family.

Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Review

The Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 is an updated version of the now over 3-year-old Evolv Shift. With a lot of subtle but functional, evolved elements, it will be interesting to see how a case from that era holds up in the well-established niche market of SFF …

The Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 is an updated version of the now over 3-year-old Evolv Shift. With a lot of subtle but functional, evolved elements, it will be interesting to see how a case from that era holds up in the well-established niche market of SFF enclosures today.

Thermaltake The Tower 100 Review

The Tower 100 from Thermaltake is a tiny SFF version of the huge The Tower 900. It keeps the same shape and general idea of allowing you to show off your parts in a rectangular shape with glass on three sides, but utilizes an ITX motherboard to keep th…

The Tower 100 from Thermaltake is a tiny SFF version of the huge The Tower 900. It keeps the same shape and general idea of allowing you to show off your parts in a rectangular shape with glass on three sides, but utilizes an ITX motherboard to keep things nice and compact.

Corsair 5000D Airflow Review – A Beautiful & Clean Full-Tower Case

The Corsair 5000D Airflow is the first full-tower chassis from the brand with their new signature look, and the yellow color accents we first saw in the 4000D. As the name and form factor imply, the 5000D Airflow is both taller and deeper, but still fo…

The Corsair 5000D Airflow is the first full-tower chassis from the brand with their new signature look, and the yellow color accents we first saw in the 4000D. As the name and form factor imply, the 5000D Airflow is both taller and deeper, but still follows the same clean and beautiful design language while offering more space and cooling possibilities.

Akasa at CES 2021: Turing A50 Chassis for Fanless Ryzen and SOHO Series RGB Lighting Accessories

As part of the lead up to CES 2021, Akasa made a couple of interesting announcements related to its lineup of DIY fanless cases and a second family of RGB lighting accessories.

We have covered Akasa’s Turing fanless cases in detail earlier – starting off as a complete reimagination of a fanless Bean Canyon NUC (delivering excellent results in our review), Akasa also created the Turing FX based on the same design for the Frost Canyon NUC. Now, they have set their sights on one of the popular consumer-focused Ryzen-based mini-PCs in the market – the Asus PN50.

The Asus PN50, based on the Ryzen 4000-series mobile APUs (Renoirs with a TDP of 15W), has a physical footprint similar to that of the NUCs (with a ~4in. x ~4in. motherboard). The I/Os are a bit different compared to the NUCs, but Akasa could easily rework that aspect of the Turing design to quickly turn around a chassis capable of operating the PN50 without fans. Given the success that the Akasa Turing had with the Bean Canyon NUCs sporting a processor with a sustained package power consumption of 30W, it is likely that cooling the PN50 board (sporting a processor with a configurable TDP between 10W and 25W) should be a walk in the park. That said, we will reserve our final judgement for a hands-on review.

In other news, Akasa is also following up on their VEGAS series of RGB lighting accessories (CPU fans, case fans, and a RGB controller card) with a new SOHO series. This is a new set of addressable RGB (aRGB) products including case fans, LED lighting strips, a CPU cooler, and a controller card.

Akasa claims that the SOHO series case fan (SOHO AR) includes a redesigned sickle blade design and rotor technology to improve airflow and cooling efficiency compared to its previous case fans. The controller card ties all these accessories together in order to create a unified RGB solution for gamers looking to jazz up their system appearance. The key to any set of RGB lighting accessories is compatibility with applications from different vendors – Akasa indicates that the SOHO series aRGB controller and accessories are compatible with applications from GIGABYTE, ASUS, Razer, ASRock, and MSI.

Interested in more of the latest industry news? Check out our CES 2021 trade show landing page!

As part of the lead up to CES 2021, Akasa made a couple of interesting announcements related to its lineup of DIY fanless cases and a second family of RGB lighting accessories.

We have covered Akasa's Turing fanless cases in detail earlier - starting off as a complete reimagination of a fanless Bean Canyon NUC (delivering excellent results in our review), Akasa also created the Turing FX based on the same design for the Frost Canyon NUC. Now, they have set their sights on one of the popular consumer-focused Ryzen-based mini-PCs in the market - the Asus PN50.

The Asus PN50, based on the Ryzen 4000-series mobile APUs (Renoirs with a TDP of 15W), has a physical footprint similar to that of the NUCs (with a ~4in. x ~4in. motherboard). The I/Os are a bit different compared to the NUCs, but Akasa could easily rework that aspect of the Turing design to quickly turn around a chassis capable of operating the PN50 without fans. Given the success that the Akasa Turing had with the Bean Canyon NUCs sporting a processor with a sustained package power consumption of 30W, it is likely that cooling the PN50 board (sporting a processor with a configurable TDP between 10W and 25W) should be a walk in the park. That said, we will reserve our final judgement for a hands-on review.

In other news, Akasa is also following up on their VEGAS series of RGB lighting accessories (CPU fans, case fans, and a RGB controller card) with a new SOHO series. This is a new set of addressable RGB (aRGB) products including case fans, LED lighting strips, a CPU cooler, and a controller card.

Akasa claims that the SOHO series case fan (SOHO AR) includes a redesigned sickle blade design and rotor technology to improve airflow and cooling efficiency compared to its previous case fans. The controller card ties all these accessories together in order to create a unified RGB solution for gamers looking to jazz up their system appearance. The key to any set of RGB lighting accessories is compatibility with applications from different vendors - Akasa indicates that the SOHO series aRGB controller and accessories are compatible with applications from GIGABYTE, ASUS, Razer, ASRock, and MSI.

Interested in more of the latest industry news? Check out our CES 2021 trade show landing page!