“We’ve looked at products from both of these companies for several years now, and it’s apparent that they both know what they’re doing. The last several models of Thermaltake’s have had exceptional capacity for drives, but don’t have quite the same “quality of construction” feel that cases from others like Lian Li tend to have. With their latest, that’s all about to change. The Tai Chi sets a new standard for case construction and “modability”, and provides the lucky few who can afford such a unit a tremendous wealth of configuration choices including wide support for multiple water cooling loops.
Cooler Master’s last several cases, on the other hand, seem to be focused more on the realm of exuberant venting for the sake of cooling performance, and their latest simply takes this idea and stretches it to a new level as we’re about to see. The Stacker 830 gets rid of all the difficulties of installing hardware with a vengeance – offering effective tool-less solutions and a multi-part design that are more numerous than what we’ve ever seen before.”
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Cutting a Pattern in Your Case Mod @ ExtremeTech
- Noctua & Coolink Heatpipe Coolers reviewed @ MetkuMods
- Gigabyte Triton Chassis Series @ Legion Hardware
- XKROMA ATX Chrome Case @ ThinkComputers.org
- Scythe KAMA-BAY Bay Cooler @ Pro-Clockers
- Hell’s Illusion: Project Lament II at CaseModGod.com
- Thermaltake Blue Orb II @ Techgage
- Project: Silver Ocean Finished @ [H]ard|OCP
- A Beginner’s Guide to Air Cooling Your Smokin Hot Computer @ Bona Fide Reviews
- Prescott Peltier Cooling Article Posted @ BCC
Head to AnandTech to see the clash of the Titans, Tai-Chi versus The Stacker. See which one comes out on top, and why it was picked as a winner.