The Cooler Master Masterbox MB311L ARGB is a compact mATX chassis for the enthusiast crowd that retains all the compatibility and material features required of modern enclosures. Priced at just $60, the MB311L ARGB jumps right into the fray, and offers good quality.
The Montech Fighter 400 pushes the envelope in price by being a glass-equipped ATX chassis for less than $50 retail. That in itself already sounds interesting if looking for a solid budget choice, but we take a closer look to see if the details of the chassis are up to the challenge as well.
The CUK Stratos Mini ITX ships with a 650W PSU and 240 mm AIO liquid cooling unit, alongside a whole bunch of extras, like an ARGB/fan controller, remote, and four ARGB fans. Where compact ITX cases usually demand a higher price, the Stratos Mini ITX is absolutely affordable, making it an excellent entry option into the SFF segment.
The NZXT H1 aims to offer excellent performance, ease of assembly, and great compatibility with a clean and compact look. Having been in the works for quite some time, take a look at what can be achieved if you are able to combine a case, PSU, and AIO into a single ITX platform.
The Streacom DA2 is a clean and understated ITX chassis featuring a level of flexibility usually reserved for larger cases. With its unique mounting bars, you can realize most scenarios, from a multi-terabyte storage solution to an air or liquid-cooled gaming rig.
The Pure Base 500DX takes all that has made the original Pure Base 500 so great and sets its sights at conquering the hearts of gamers and enthusiasts who want a bit more bling and cooling performance instead of understated looks and utter silence out of the box.
With the T-WINGS CMT710, FSP is throwing in their entry into the unique, rule-bending and irresponsibly responsible open-air case market. Underneath its wings, the T-WINGS CMT710 can hold two full systems as it is also one of the few dual-system enclosures out there.
The Thermaltake View 51 TG Snow ARGB is a good-looking, functional chassis that not only offers elaborate looks and uses plenty of glass, but also ships with a nice fan setup and the ability to hold massive amounts of liquid cooling.
The Silverstone SETA A1 features a clean, gentle, aluminum front with a functional design and some embedded RGBs. With its clear window and choice of three different colors, the SETA A1 focuses on providing a stylish chassis to house your modern PC hardware components.
The Aerocool Aero One Eclipse is a compact ATX chassis with a cool-looking front and solid build construction. On top of that, it offers four fans and a controller that allows for lighting expansion and motherboard control right out of the box.
The Fractal Era ITX is a refreshing new chassis from the brand that brought you years of plenty of Define case variants. With its cool looks and material mix of aluminum in combination with wood or glass, it will surely look pretty spiffy next to your monitor.
The XPG Battlecruiser is the larger of the two initial case offerings from ADATA XPG, with the smaller Invader making an excellent first impression. This means the Battlecruiser has some big shoes to fill, especially as the $150–$200 segment tends to attract a demanding crowd.
The Fractal Define 7 is the seventh generation of the Define R series of cases. It sports a new, clean branding, loads of new features and plenty of enhancements over the previous version without compromising on the core functionality and design that has defined the series this last decade.
The NightHawk Duo ARGB is the solid version of the AirHawk Duo ARGB utilizing an acrylic front instead of a metal mesh design.With essentially the same styling, it offers a quieter operation at the cost of thermal performance to cater to those who want as much visibility and cool RGB fans but prefer silence above all else.
iBUYPOWER is getting into the case market, and the Snowblind is in the middle of a trio of enclosures featuring a see-through LCD screen. You are free to display all kinds of nifty information or cool animations and have the benefit of building your own system instead of buying a full system straight from iBUYPOWER.
The Aerocool AirHawk Duo ARGB boasts two 200 mm ARGB fans in the front and a third, smaller unit in the rear. Aerocool even ensures you can control the lighting through the chassis and the motherboard of your choice. Add the cool metal mesh front and glass side panel and you have a classic chassis mainstream gamers could totally go for.
The Gamer Storm Macube 310P combines the passion Deepcool has for understated yet unique design elements with the drive to offer a price tag that makes it appealing to the masses. With its all-steel exterior and surprisingly functional features at US$80, the Macube 310P is in a great position to do so.
The Montech Air 900 ARGB is a good all-rounder for those looking for a chassis with a clean design but also some spiffy lighting elements, along with plenty of room for storage, as well as the ability to install the usual liquid cooling setups available these days.
The Montech Air 900 Mesh is a good all-rounder for those looking for a chassis with good airflow—thanks to its mesh front panel—and plenty of room for storage, as well as the ability to install the usual liquid cooling setups available these days.
The Antec P120 Crystal aims to be a viable option for those who want to show off their rig, pick their own cooling, and have plenty of room to build in - all in a beautifully wrapped, yet functional design. It is apparent where some of the inspiration comes from, but Antec managed to carve out its own approach, while keeping the value proposition.
XPG, an ADATA brand, is well known for its flashy performance SSDs and memory. Now, they are entering the highly contested case market with the XPG Invader. The Invader turns out to be an excellent and functional first entry that deserves to pop up on your radar if you are in the market for a new enclosure.
The Lian Li Lancool II is, as the name implies, the second case under the Lancool family. Although a bit on the noisy side, it is a completely different enclosure than the first model, and manages to impress with its intricate design elements while remaining affordably priced and beautifully functional.
The Thermaltake Level 20 HT is a massive chassis meant for those who want to install uncompromising custom liquid cooling that can be shown off from all major angles. At above 20 kg, when empty, Thermaltake certainly continues their extreme approach with this chassis.
The NZXT H710i chassis represents an incremental update to the original H700i with an improved Smart Device, different 2.5" HDD cages along with a few subtle internal modifications, and an updated I/O. Even though the frame may have been around for a few years now, it still looks as sleek as ever.
You may not have heard of Sharkhan before, but the brand is currently establishing itself in the US market, and we get to put the X500, their first case, through our review process to see how it holds up against the fairly crowded mainstream market.