The Corsair 4000D Airflow aims to combine excellent ventilation capabilities with a detailed, yet understated design and solid material mix. Available with or without RGB lighting elements, it caters to the vast majority of customers in the $80-$100 range.
The Thermaltake S300 TG is slightly smaller and simpler than the S500 TG, but just as solid, and is noticeably more affordable. This could make it an interesting option for those on a tighter budget, or users who simply don't need all the bells and whistles in the larger S500 TG.
The Antec DF600 Flux clocks in at just $70, but comes with all the bells and whistles we are used to at the $100 price point. Five fans, a clean window, Velcro strips, plenty of space for cooling and storage, RGB controller, and fan hub—the DF600 Flux looks to be breaking new ground in terms of value for your money.
Sharkoon aims to eliminate plastic altogether with the Sharkoon Pure Steel chassis, a solid enclosure with a unique layout at a price that essentially makes it a no brainer in both its basic and ARGB variant.
The Sharkoon TG6 RGB costs less than many ATX cases with four LED fans. It leaves a good impression thanks to its solid material mix and sensible implementation. While the brown-tinted front glass panel may be a bold move, the uniquely designed LED elements of the fans really make it stand out nicely.
The Montech Air X comes with two 200 mm intake fans in the front, up from the three 120 mm units in the Air 900 model. With its cool looks and clean window coupled with the solid frame, the Air X is surprisingly affordable to boot.
The Phanteks Enthoo Pro II takes the frame of the Enthoo 719 but has a simpler shell for a much more affordable price point. However, the Pro II still has an ace up its sleeve even so: a fabric mesh at the front allows for high airflow, which could be quite enticing to the dual-system fans out there.
The MonsterLabo The First is a sleek, compact chassis that is designed for passive operation, while still letting you use decent hardware. With broad compatibility for motherboards and graphics cards, this may well be the first time you can utilize a high-end GPU for absolutely silent gaming.
The Lancool II was a huge success, but lacking for those who sought to really push thermal performance. To address this, Lian Li is now offering an ARGB and a Performance version. In our Lancool II Mesh Performance review we'll test the latter to see if we walk away just as impressed as with the original.
The Phanteks Eclipse P500A draws from the P600S and Evolv X, but offers high airflow and fits squarely into the P-Series. With three 140 mm fans in the front, pulling air through the ultra-fine metal mesh, it aims to keep all your components cool, especially if you pack two separate systems into it at the same time.
The Montech Fighter 600 is taking on the extremely contested $60 segment where you will find OEM cases as well as some brands trying to push the envelope of bang for your buck, and that is where the Fighter 600 feels right at home with its well-rounded features, surprisingly solid material mix, and fan configuration right out of the box.
The Thermaltake V250 TG ARGB chassis offers a clean and solid option for the mainstream gamer and enthusiast. It has plenty of pre-installed fans and support for both air and liquid cooling, as well as a little bit of bling with ARGB intake fans and the glass side panel.
The Cooler Master Masterbox TD500 Mesh checks off all the right boxes for an appealing mass-market choice. With its sub-$100 price tag, three fans, RGB, and clean looks, it goes down the path of "trusted and true", and it actually ends up being quite the confident stride for good reason.
The InWin C200 is aimed squarely at creators and professionals who require storage capabilities coupled with modern hardware support. Taking cues from times long past, InWin combines the layout of classic 5.25" equipped enclosures from back in the day with modern accents, like a bottom-mounted PSU bay and metal shroud.
From a design perspective, the Thermaltake AH T600 is a bold chassis. Thermaltake utilizes an almost insane material mix with heavy inspiration drawn from modern military helicopters to create a large full-tower chassis with all the capabilities one looks for in a liquid cooling case.
The Antec P82 Flow may be a compact chassis, but it packs quite the punch at an attractive price. With four 140 mm fans out of the box and a well-engineered exterior, it manages to turn heads, and ends up working well while looking clean despite its simple interior—all without breaking the bank.
The Fractal Design Define 7 Compact takes all the great things about the Define 7 and aims to shrink it down to align more with what a user would expect from a classic mid-tower enclosure in terms of size. By doing so the Define 7 Compact enters the mass-market segment, which is further underlined by its interesting price point.
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.