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.
The Corsair Crystal 280X RGB takes the idea behind the Air 240, and the classy looks and material mix of the Crystal family, and marries them in an even more compact, powerful, and beautiful enclosure that includes not only better liquid-cooling compatibility but also features Corsair's retail-grade LL120 RGB fans and the Lightning Pro Node.
The Redline RL07 is the most expensive chassis in the Redline line-up and offers an all-steel construction with a cool look in either black or white. It utilizes the same body as the PM02 or KL07, but has a much lower price tag.
The Azza Storm 6000 comes in two color choices and offers a whopping five fans (four of which are RGB), E-ATX support, the ability to install large radiators and potent hardware; all while keeping the price pretty low. Will the case hold out the storm or will its four Hurricane RGB fans rattle the cage?
The Fractal Design Focus G Mini is the smaller of two cases within the Focus family. They are both geared towards system integrators and DIY builders who want an affordable case with the quality and feature set that Fractal Design is known for.
The Corsair Carbide 275R is not meant to turn heads, that is the job of the Obsidian series. Instead, it offers an extremely solid, functional, and inclusive feature set to cater to a broad audience with the understated looks to match. Couple that with a fair price tag and you have yourself an easy choice when going for a solid, functional, and useful system.
The Deepcool Gamer Storm Quadstellar is one massive chassis, looking like alien tech that has crashed on earth, ready to take over the planet. But the interior is surprisingly versatile and functional as well, making this not just one of the sexiest cases out there, but also quite a useful one.
The FSP CMT520 should not be mistaken for an evolutionary step up from the CMT510. It does not only come with a completely different internal feel, but also a different external look. The changes result in great dual radiator support, better RGB fan compatibility with motherboards, and better storage capabilities.
The Cooler Master Mastercase H500M is not simply an updated version of the H500P with addressable RGB fans. Cooler Master has taken the opportunity to tweak the case in almost every area. While this makes it a bit more expensive, the result is like night and day.
The NZXT H500 and H500i present a smaller version of the H700 chassis, but employ the same steel construction. On top of that, the "i" variant features a built-in NZXT CAM module. With their retail-grade fans and well-executed features, the H500 cases are surprisingly affordable and have the potential to be favorites for both end users and system integrators.
The Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic is not simply an updated version of the existing PC-O11. It is a unique beast of its own that essentially only shares its timeless looks with the current variants. Thanks to the input of German pro-overclocker der8auer, the PC-O11 Dynamic aims to offer loads of radiator support while allowing for an uncompromising choice of high-end hardware.
The Fractal Design Focus G is the company's current entry-level ATX chassis. It comes in multiple colors and sports a sub-US$50 price tag, which makes it an extremely interesting choice for budget-minded first-time builders. With some of the DNA of the Core 2300, it will be interesting to see how things have evolved over time.
The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX Tempered Glass takes the aging Enthoo Evolv as inspiration and gives it a fresh modern take. With its RGB elements, much better liquid-cooling support and a long list of refinements, you may not even recognize it anymore were it not for the same timeless design and excellent use of materials.
The BitFenix Enso is the classic wolf in sheep's clothing. It may look like an ordinary 70-80 USD chassis out there when turned off, but as soon as the addressable RGB lights turn on, it becomes apparent how much more the Enso offers while keeping the price enticingly low.
The Antec P110 Luce is a clean chassis that combines some nifty lighting elements with a unique cable-management system and plenty of storage. Add the use of high-quality materials to the mix and you have yourself an extremely interesting chassis.
The CORSAIR Obsidian 500D offers sleek looks with a thick slab of aluminum up top and heavy swing-open glass side panels. But it does not stop there. You will also get USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity, two retail-grade 120 mm fans, and a few little surprises inside the chassis to make your life a lot easier when assembling your dream system.
The FSP CMT510 utilizes nothing but steel and glass and comes jam-packed with four RGB fans - all at quite the intriguing price point. With its ability to switch up the color hue and a simple but functional interior with plenty of room, the CMT510 turns out to be quite a worthy chassis in the crowded mid-range market.
The GamerStorm Baronkase Liquid once again marries a Captain AIO liquid cooler with a chassis. What makes this case so interesting is the fact that it is geared towards the mainstream, utilizing a Captain 120EX coupled with a compact chassis design. With the all-metal and glass exterior, handle, and RGB elements, GamerStorm checks a lot of boxes, which makes the Baronkase Liquid an interesting contender for those who want to get into AIOs the easy way.