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.
The DIYPC Trio-GT-RGB comes equipped with four LED fans, of which three are in the front (thus the name). On top of that, with three glass panels and extensive I/O, it looks to be a really solid choice with everything you could hope for at such an interesting price point.
The Masterbox Q500L is a compact chassis that still allows for a full-size ATX board. However, that is not what makes it unique. That falls to how this case may be used as both a tower or desktop with the freedom to install fans or liquid cooling nearly anywhere and the ability to move the I/O panels around.
The Aerocool Tor aims to deliver a pretty cool feature set for the gaming enthusiast. With plenty of glass, as well as three RGB fans and a remote to control it all out of the box, we load the Tor up, turn it on, and light it up to figure out if it holds up or if Aerocool had to cut too many corners to offer it at such an attractive price.
The FSP CMT340 is not just a smaller version of the CMT510. While it offers the same essential configuration with four RGB fans, storage options, and build quality, the CMT340 scores with better liquid-cooling capabilities, slightly better cable routing, and excellent balance in regards to cooling, GPU, and power supply capabilities.
Fractal Design has finally joined the RGB craze with the Define S2 Vision. It sports as many tempered glass panels as possible, but still gives you the ability to walk the line between lighting accents and liquid-cooling possibilities. Naturally, all the fans within the case are RGB, and Fractal also includes a controller to adjust the color choices.
The Cooler Master Masterbox NR400 is the smaller of the two enclosures from the recently launched family. It aims to offer an efficient, cost-effective mass-market appeal while retaining a useful feature set at the same time.
The Cooler Master NR series aims to combine form and function in a streamlined look with a good material mix. It actually achieves this balance quite well considering its affordable price tag, sturdy build quality, and simple but useful feature set.
The Corsair Crystal 680X is the grown-up version of their 280X chassis. This bigger variant can not only hold a full-size system, but also offers better liquid-cooling support, comes with four fans, and plenty of additional storage. It looks like Corsair has taken their trusted and true approach and applied it to the Crystal series to give those who want a flashy cube chassis an extremely viable option.
The Corsair Carbide 678C is meant to refresh the silent line of cases of the brand with a new, modern take using updated internals. With plenty of liquid-cooling capabilities, a fan controller, and wide body, it checks off a lot of points for enthusiasts, which may end up taking away from its intended target audience: the silent type.
The Cougar Panzer G is an upgraded version of the original Panzer which combines the benefits of the Panzer-S having additional fans with even more glass panels all around. All that without a crazy big price difference make the Panzer G quite the intriguing choice for those who are fans of understated looks and maybe a more professional work environment.
The Fractal Design Meshify S2 may look like the original Meshify at first sight, but is essentially a Define S2 with a new, cooler front and mesh top cover, which is actually great as that case is an excellent, award-winning base to build the Meshify S2 on!
The Antec Torque is the company's take on open air cases. It doubles down on a compact but elaborate look with the usual material mix focusing on aluminium and tempered glass.
The Lian Li Lancool One Digital aims to revive the Lancool brand under a new vision from within Lian Li. Aimed at the gamer, but with clear design cues of the parent company and what they are known for, the Lancool One Digital fuses affordability with the design language while adding all the usual features one would look for in a gaming chassis.
The Lucid LD01 from Silverstone tries to ditch the plastic and move to a mix relying heavily on steel and tempered glass for an understated high quality look and feel. It clearly caters to those who'd like to transcend the classic use of steel and plastic panels and want simple but effective, functional designs and features.
The Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M is a sleek, quiet chassis with an interesting and unusual layout within. On top of trying to cover both the low-noise and great cooling corners of the rink, it aims to be easy on the eyes. Throw in some cool features, like lit up USB ports and plenty of storage space, and the SL600M may just be on to something.
The Antec Dark Fleet DF-500 revives the Dark Fleet family of cases, which saw its last chassis introduced around a decade ago. With a new, modern look, the DF-500 offers three fans, a tempered glass side and more to bring the Dark Fleet series into 2018.
The Silverstone Primera PM02 goes all out on Steel. There are no tangible plastic elements to be found on the frame of the case, which really pushes the build quality. While other all-steel cases tend to go for an understated look, the PM02 offers a bit more detail, and a few surprises.
Fractal Design continues its tradition of updating their case families by increasing a number in the name. The Define S2 builds on the success of the liquid-cooling-focused Define S, but adds a slew of new features and improvements to the mix.
The Cooler Master Cosmos C700M may look very similar to the C700P, but Cooler Master has used the time since the release of the P variant to refine various elements, and also expanded on the features of the case, including new ways to show off your hardware, as well as RGB lighting.
The Lian Li PC-O11 Air is a more affordable variant of the Dynamic, which has been co-developed between Lian Li and Der8auer. It swaps some of the more elaborate building materials, adds fans, and sports a lower price tag - all to appease to a broader, mainstream market.