Similar to Lian Li, SilverStone typically specializes in conservative, but functional high-end cases. However, with SilverStone’s Redline series cases, SilverStone is taking a step out of their conservative case design philosophy and giving the cases a more modern, gamer-centric appeal. With a glowing logo and HDD activity lights as well as a red 120mm front fan, the SilverStone Redline RL01 looks tough and ready for action.
You can probably guess then that today we’ll be doing a review on the SilverStone Redline RL01 mid tower case. For our review, we received the USB 3.0, windowed model of the Redline [...]
Home theater PCs have always been a popular niche PC and it’s not difficult to understand the appeal of having one. Imagine a typical AV stack these days. You’ve got your AV receiver, you’ve got your DVD/Blu-Ray player, you’ve got your cable/satellite box, maybe a separate PVR unit, a game console or two, and maybe even a hard drive or two with a media player device. That’s a lot of stuff.
Now if you think about it, with the exception of the AV receiver and maybe the cable/satellite box, a typical PC can do all of that and more – given that the proper hardware is purchased. That said, one thing about PCs is that [...]
Think you need to pay Dell, HP, or Apple $2,000 for a decent photo editing, video editing, or 3d modeling workstation these days? Think again! Build your own workstation PC for under $1,000 that will do the same exact thing and then some!
Not the PC you were looking for? Drop by our Computer Builds section for more!Budget: $1,000
CPU – Intel Core i5 2500K
Since we’re running on a budget, we’ll take the best we can afford at under $1,000, and that’s the i5 2500K. While it’s recommended that you purchase an Intel Core i7 2600K as it will be able to take advantage of multithreaded photo editing, video editing, and 3D modeling [...]
For the most part, it seems like SilverStone never rests in their ability to innovate. Over the years we’ve seen the chassis/cooling giant create some of the most uniquely designed products with some of the most innovative features such as the vertical exhaust, the inverted motherboard tray, removable motherboard trays, etc. so when I first saw this case through a YouTube video of somebody visiting the SilverStone booth, I wasn’t too impressed. I mean, it was boxy, basic and it looked like something that was designed in the early 2000’s. Been there done that, let’s move on.
If that was your first [...]
A couple days ago, I posted the $2000 video editing and gaming build, but some of you have asked “What if I don’t have $2000 to spend on a computer? What then? What if I don’t play games and just want the best photo/video editing machine around with a budget of $1,000-$1,200? Can you recommend me a computer build?”
Well, yes. Certainly! I went back to the drawing board and here’s what I came up with for a great photo editing / video editing computer to fit into the budget. How’s that for ya?Budget: $1,000 – $1,200
CPU – Intel Core i7 2600K
Not much has changed here since the $2000 [...]
Just finished the unboxing and first look of the brand new SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E (Evolution) Mid Tower Case. Pretty classy looking mid tower packed with a whole lot of features. Full review coming up as soon as I build into this thing, so check back soon!
I like big cases. The bigger the better, but let’s be honest here. If you’re running a mATX board with the stock CPU cooler, a single hard drive, and no GPU, it may be a bit overkill to purchase a Cosmos II. At some point you just have to take a look at what you’re actually going to put in a case.
That being said, I like big cases so when Silverstone asked if I wanted to take a look at the new Precision Series PS07, a mATX case, I said “Why not?”. All joking aside of course, Silverstone is pretty famous when it comes to the PC case market for both their high quality and innovative design philosophy. After all, they’re the ones [...]