The Thermaltake A700 TG is an uncompromising full-tower chassis that offers extremes in many areas, from material mix to liquid-cooling capabilities or even just sheer size and weight. While that comes at a price, it is refreshing to see its over-the-top approach in-line with pricing - you definitely get what you pay for.
Silverstone's Lucid series has always focused on a unique material mix and elaborate design. The same holds true for the LD03, which aims to combine tinted tempered glass panels with support for large graphics cards and CPU coolers, in a compact ITX case.
NZXT managed to put itself on the map with the H-Series of enclosures and is now aiming to use that momentum by offering a refresh of its iconic cases. The H210i is the most compact member of the family intended for ITX motherboards.
The Thermaltake S500 TG aims to bring the essential feature-set and look and feel of the A500 to the masses at a fraction of the price. With its bold material mix of plenty of steel and a glass panel, the S500 TG is one of the heavier cases out there, but its mass market price tag makes it worth taking a detailed look.
The Cougar Panzer EVO RGB is an evolution of the original Panzer G, which was followed up by the Panzer EVO and now an RGB-equipped variant, the Panzer EVO RGB. It keeps the bulky, elaborate design, its signature handles and plenty of glass to boot.
Fractal Design is making several bold changes with the new Vector RS mid-tower case. Unlike previous products, Fractal is diverging from their symmetric, understated look by including RGB elements in the core design of the Vector RS.
The Corsair iCUE 465X RGB is a mid-tower enclosure that includes the Lightning Node smart device, thus giving users the ability to control the lighting elements in iCUE right out of the box. With its solid build quality, the 465X RGB should be an interesting choice for those wanting to dive right into the Corsair ecosystem.
The Pure Base family of be quiet! products offers German quality and engineering for the masses at attractive price points. The company focuses on functionality instead of frills, and the be quiet! Pure Base 500 is their take on what a mass-market enclosure should provide.
The Phanteks Eclipse P360X is an updated variant of the P300 with a cool new front and more RGB elements, which can be controlled directly through the built-in controller. On top of that, the frame of the P360X comes with numerous improvements as well.
The Xigmatek Zest is one hefty chassis that throws RGBs at us in every possible way: by embedding them into two 200 mm fans, the company logo, and a third fan in the rear, just for good measure. It looks like a sleek and large case that promises to handle any hardware.
The Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL is the next chassis in collaboration with Der8auer and represents a larger variant of the original O11 Dynamic not only allowing for more storage and cooling but also the change to sprinkle in a slew of functional and cosmetic additions.
The be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 represents an update and tweak to the already impressive original with its insane modularity and massive feature set. While it looks nearly identical on the outside, there are numerous changes and additions that make this a worthwhile update.
The Lian Li TU150 is a fresh take on the TU100 and TU200 portable cases. Gone is the flight-case inspired design and purely functional yet ugly handle up top. Instead, the TU150 offers a sleek outer shell, beautiful glass side panel and an extremely well-built, recessed handle.
The In Win A1 is a beautiful-looking, compact chassis, that is surprisingly easy to work with, offering an excellent balance when it comes to hardware compatibility while including some nice additional features for a potent, high-performance rig without the frustrations that usually come with an enclosure of this size.
The Metallic Gear Neo-G Mini is a fancy version of the Neo Mini with a glass front in addition to the glass side panel. From the minds behind Phanteks, the brand aims to offer their very own mainstream approach to enclosures, and the Neo-G Mini turns out to be quite the fun enclosure to work with, clearly and unapologetically showing off its roots.
The Cooler Master Mastercase H500 represents the base mass-market model at the center of the H-series. With a price tag of around $100 versus $200 or more for the fancier variants, the classic H500 comes with a well-rounded set of features and retains the main design elements of the series very well. As such, you would never have to feel bad for having gone for the less elaborate option.
The SilentiumPC Armis AR7 TG RGB is the souped-up version of the traditional AR7, with tempered glass, an RGB fan, and RGB LED strips built right into the chassis. With a jam-packed feature set and an interesting price tag, the chassis is an interesting foray into SilentiumPC's design choices.
The iCUE 220T RGB is Corsair's first product marketed as a smart case. It comes with three retail SP120 RGB PRO fans and a Lighting Node Core controller right out of the box, while sporting cool looks and giving the buyer the option to pick between an all-black or a white and gray color option.
The NZXT H700i is not just a bigger version of the H500i. NZXT has gone ahead and included plenty of additional features within this sleek metal chassis to justify the larger size on the insides as well.
The Aerocool Klaw offers both cool and menacing looks through an edgy design, which is geared perfectly at the budget minded gamer having a price tag of just around US$70. With its glass panels, you can easily show off all your hardware, while the nicely embedded, addressable RGBs are sure to make everything pop.
Cooler Master is taking the H-Series with its 200 mm front fan design and shrinks it down to the ITX form factor for the H100. On top of that, this small case includes a built-in carrying handle for easy transportation, all at an interesting price tag to boot.
The original Bitfenix Enso managed to impress with solid quality and cool looks. The Enso Mesh is built around the same base, but with much-improved airflow and accessibility to the front fans, which gives you more freedom to customize your cooling setup.
The Antec P101 Silent turns back the wheel of time a little bit by offering an old-school interior layout coupled with a modern feature set and compatibility. You will get loads of storage space, can install up to an E-ATX board with large GPUs, and liquid or air cooling, all while keeping things quiet overall because of the front door, sound dampening, and built-in fan controller.
The Aerocool Tor Pro is a larger, more advanced version of the Tor with the ability to hold more cooling components and a larger PSU. It has extra room for going all out in regards to functional components as well, all while featuring the same interesting material mix and unique square aRGB-framed fans.
The Silverstone Precision PS15 aims to offer a small form-factor option for those who want to build an mATX system with the potential for liquid cooling—all while keeping overall volume to an absolute minimum, which Silverstone is known for pushing.