The Fara V1M Pro is a Micro-ATX enclosure that looks vastly different from most others in the line. With its clean exterior and embedded ARGB elements in the front, one could say it is among the better-looking ones of the bunch, so let's find out what's behind this cool design.
The Montech Air 100 Lite is the entry-level version of the Air 100 line, with its black variant starting at $60. For a few dollars more, you get the chassis in all-white, which doesn't only look beautiful, but also makes it one of the few all-white cases out there at that price point.
The R1 series of the SilverStone FARA line is the airflow option with two color choices, each with basic as well as ARGB fan-equipped PRO options. With the glass side panel and compact frame, it checks off all the boxes for a mainstream case on paper. Let's see how it fares under the review lights.
Montech continues to expand the Air line-up with the Air 100 ARGB, a Micro-ATX enclosure with plenty of ARGB, a metal mesh front panel, and clean glass side. It will be interesting to see how well the Air design manages to deliver when shrunk down to this size.
The Divider 500 TG ARGB is the largest of the new case family Thermaltake initially announced at the beginning of 2021. With its unique tooling and design elements, Thermaltake hopes to push beyond the OEM case redesigns that have become way too commonplace in the market these days.
The Corsair 7000D Airflow is the largest of the new line-up. It takes the already spacious 5000D and makes it even bigger, with more storage, bigger fans, and even bigger liquid-cooling support—all while staying true to the design and details that make enclosures of this series so beautiful.
The SilverStone RM42-502 is a 4U server rack chassis for building a potent dual-socket system for heavy workloads or rendering jobs. As such, it is sturdy as well as functional at its core. Even so, you are able to transform the chassis into a full SSI-EEB and SSI-CEB compatible tower case.
The SilverStone Fara line of cases includes a wide choice of designs, price points, and sizes. With the Fara B1 series, you are presented with a compact ATX chassis in two variants: a base model without ARGB or the reviewed Pro variant with four ARGB fans and a fan controller.
The Meshlicious aims to eliminate the biggest headache when it comes to compact ITX cases: the issue of heat. With its mesh sides, the chassis also offers an excellent amount of flexibility in terms of hardware while being sturdy and rather affordable for a case of this form factor.
The Zalman X3 is a cool-looking case with several unique design elements for your eyes and emotions to feast upon. With its nifty side panels, clean window, and sweet, embedded ARGB in the top of the case, the X3 is quite the visual beauty. But its inner values count just as much, so read on to see how the X3 fares.
The AZZA Cast 808 is an extraordinary chassis with an outer shell that has hinges at the top and bottom and a gap in the middle—it even lacks a rear panel. This makes the AZZA Cast 808 a unique open-frame case.
The Zalman Z3 Iceberg combines a functional frame with an edgy looking, solid front panel. With its clear and clean glass side panel, you should be able to show off your hardware nicely as well. Available in black or white, we got the latter for review—let's see if it stays cool when we set our sights on it.
The Raijintek Pan Slim is a unique-looking, desktop-style case, which allows you to place your monitor on top of it and slide your keyboard underneath. While one may assume this format isn't meant for potent hardware, the Pan Slim can tackle both your beefy GPU and 240 mm AIO cooling with ease.
The Phanteks Eclipse P200A ITX is both the smallest and most affordable product of the Eclipse line. It still features the fine metal mesh and continues to focus on steel as opposed to plastic as a material, but also has a few nifty surprises within, which one would not expect from an enclosure that costs $50 in today's tariff-burdened market.
The DLH 21 is the first ITX chassis from DarkFlash. It offers the modern possibilities of a 240 mm AIO, long GPU support, and ample storage in a compact, upright chassis and incorporates USB-C and ARGB elements.
The Antec Dark Cube represents a modern revival of the Razer Cube, which was also built by Antec around five years ago. With its four glass panels and choice of aluminum, the case feels hefty and visually appealing, all demanding of its price tag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.