At the end of it all I find myself really liking the T-Rex FR-16 from GameTiger. Unlike the Xniper, in the Advanced Case series GameTiger is a lot more serious about their offering. The chassis is aesthetically pleasing, not over the top or something designed for a teenager. On top of that, the feature set in this chassis covers everything cases can offer is some form or another - from the red glow of the LEDs, the removable hard drive bays, the tool-less latches, native USB 3.0 and even a hard drive dock. This T-Rex isn't just a step above the Xniper, it is truly leaps and bounds better. The attention to details like replaceable expansion slot covers, actually supplying room for good wire management and offering a chassis that isn't a letdown when you power it up will always sell more cases, as buyers now are paying very close attention to what you can get these days.
The cooling is sufficient for my system and the 2600K and HD 7950 isn't exactly the average mans system. The T-Rex as shipped was able to keep my temperatures within average levels. I will say that testing was done without the hard drive bays. With them in most of the intake fans airflow will be blocked or highly impeded. This is when you may want to add a fan in the floor or on the side panel, blowing right on the components that need it most. With all the pluses to a build, there are some things that can go bad in a design too. An example of this is the tool-less clips on the expansion slots. While they work fine on a standard card, the support frame of the HD 7950 from HIS caused a closure issue where I had to really force them to lock into place. The only other thing I would have liked to see is a way to keep the front I/O wiring on the case. Once the build is wire managed, you won't be able to remove the bezel without undoing that work and disconnecting the cables from the motherboard.
Even if there isn't any current availability in the USA, I will say that for the $99 MSRP, I don't see how you can go wrong with the T-Rex FR-16 from GameTiger. Coming from the Xniper to this, I didn't want to even give the T-Rex a chance as I figured I would be rehashing the last review in a different flavor this time. I am really glad I gave this a chance, because in the end of it all, the T-Rex offers everything a gamer would want and leaves room for options down the road. Even though you can't fit a dual radiator in very easily, if you are looking for a single loop you could easily run two single radiators in this chassis and with the hard drive bays removed, you have a ton more room for the pump and reservoir.
GameTiger is very capable of paying attention to detail and delivering a product that any buyer will have to think about. This is not always the case, but this time around that did pretty well.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Anthem's new patch adds replayable missions, tweaks loot
- NVIDIA better celebrate 4/20 with GeForce 420.00 drivers
- Like Twin Peaks and X-Files? Check out Remedy's Control
- Why EA is firing 350 employees: it's all about business
- Hitman 2 'Expansion Pass' update adds DX12 support, March 26
- Fan xpert 4 resets at every restart
- H81M-C/CSM and Haswell refresh
- H81M-C/CSM and Haswell refresh
- The Division 2 Benchmarked: 20 Graphics Cards Tested
- MSI MEG X399 CREATION (AMD X399) Motherboard Review
- Dead Cells New, Free DLC 'Rise of the Giant' Animated Trailer Showcases All New Ways to Die in Dead Cells
- Morel Audio releases Hogtalare Speaker System
- Introducing New Streaming Bundles From BLD by NZXT
- Stylish Turn Based RPG Grimshade out today on Steam
- Othercide Reveals New Gameplay Trailer