The be quiet! Dark Base 700 is the brand's first RGB-equipped chassis. It keeps the design elements of the previous be quiet! cases and, as it is part of the Dark Base family, is intended for the high-end enthusiast who may love the larger Dark Base 900, but is looking for a more compact choice.
The Rosewill Cullinan MX represents the evolutionary next step in the series of the original Cullinan. With its RGB controls and an updated feature set, all while pushing the envelope in terms of compatibility and storage, it is one of the best cases we ever reviewed.
The Bitfenix Aurora packs dual 280 mm liquid-cooling support, a bracket for reservoirs, an Aura-compatible RGB controller, and glass side panels . We take it for a spin to make it glow in all its colors and take a closer look to see if it manages to shine even in deep space.
The Rosewill Meteor XR is a good-looking chassis with an HDMI port at the front, making it an interesting choice for those with a VR headset that has be plugged in easily. We take the case for a spin into orbit to see if it has any tangible impact beyond that.
The Cooler Master Mastercase H500P offers massive cooling elements right out of the box - reminiscent of the HAF series. It combines the signature dual 200 mm intake fans with RGB elements and an updated look with a glass side panel and all-new interior that offers one of the cleanest finished looks we have ever seen.
The Cooler Master COSMOS C700P is, as the name implies, the new vision for the Cosmos line. It is the first all-new high-end chassis from Cooler Master in quite a while and also represents a huge step towards bringing the features and engineering behind the MasterConcept to the consumer.
The Phanteks Eclipse P300 aims to push the envelope of what is entry level by providing a high-quality build with the looks and an interesting feature set for those on a budget. With its mix of materials and RGB elements, it seems to bring everything important to the table, but only a closer look will tell!
The Silverstone Kublai KL07 aims to excel at sound dampening while offering both the space and features sought after by professionals and enthusiasts alike. Utilizing signature features of the brand, including a positive air pressure interior, USB Type C port, and thick sound dampening materials, the KL07 achieves a great score in our review.
The Rosewill Orbit-Z1 is jam-packed with buzz words: RGB, LED fans, fan controller, LED strips, lighting modes, AIO support, etc. These are terms that you usually only see with more expensive offerings, but the Orbit-Z1 comes at a mere $65, yet offers complete functionality in a mid-tower case.
The Raijintek Thetis is a larger version of the Metis, allowing you to use a full-size ATX board, PSU, a fairly long GPU, and even a 240 mm radiator. While all that may not sound interesting on paper, considering the compact size of the Thetis, we are eager to take a look.
The Bitfenix Nova TG is aiming to be an interesting choice for the entry level. While the original Nova, launched nearly two years ago, managed to sport a US$30 price tag, this also meant sacrificing functionality and layout when it came to the interior. The Nova TG does not only come with a tempered glass side panel, but upgraded internals and a splash of color. Is it worth the higher price tag of US$50?
The Meshify C utilizes the same frame as the Define C, but targets a more gamer- and enthusiast-based crowd. It replaces understated looks with an edgy design and adds full glass panels - all while offering nearly the same feature set as its Define C counterpart.
The Phanteks Evolv Shift is one of the coolest cases we have seen so far this year. Offering a nice mix of materials, it allows you to build a potent liquid-cooled system while maintaining an extremely small footprint. GPUs of up to 350 mm in length are supported, too!
The Raijintek Paean is an open-air chassis that may also act as a bench table. It allows you to install not only a wide range of potent components, but also larger liquid-cooling radiators. With its interesting mix of materials consisting of a 4 mm thick midsection and glass side panels, the Paean will surely turn more than a few heads.
The be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 represents the company's largest and most advanced chassis. It aims to deliver utmost flexibility, space, and functionality without breaking the bank. This is a lofty goal set forth by many case manufacturers, so it will be interesting to see if the Dark Base Pro 900 manages to deliver.
With the Panzer chassis, Cougar takes the Panzer Max genes and packs them into a more compact enclosure. You will still find the intricate and well-designed exterior coupled with glass side panels and a solid construction - all with a smaller footprint and a sub-$100 price point.
The Cooler Master Cosmos II was launched in 2012 and became one of the brand's most recognizable enclosures. Now, half a decade later, Cooler Master presents the Cosmos II 25th Anniversary edition to celebrate a quarter century in business and to bring the iconic chassis back to a new generation of enthusiasts and gamers.
The Bitfenix Shogun may not look the part when it comes to its naming, but it does offer a nice and mostly functional feature set coupled with great overall build quality. It also sets itself apart by allowing the user to expand the motherboard tray for an E-ATX board.
Built with thick steel, solid aluminium, and glass, the Raijintek Asterion Classic manages to combine the trifecta of interesting materials, resulting in excellent build quality. On top of clean, understated and, yes, classic looks, it also manages to walk the line between offering a simple yet functional interior with excellent compatibility and easy assembly.
The be quiet! Pure Base 600 is aimed at the purists out there. There are no colored elements or a front door, just a clean and understated design. However, do not let that fool you as the chassis offers excellent liquid-cooling capability and a great amount of storage flexibility, all while being quiet, especially thanks to the built-in fan controller.
The X2 i5 is a compact chassis with a nice white paint job, while advertising liquid-cooling compatibility for up to 280 mm radiators alongside a metal shroud to hide your PSU. We will take a closer look to see how a case with such an affordable price point delivers on all these promises.
The Cougar Panzer Max is a full-tower representation of the Panzer chassis. It is larger, bulkier, has more space, and looks a lot more menacing to boot. It really does resemble a tank, which is what "Panzer'' means in German. So in this review, we take the Panzer Max for a joy ride, fill it with some ammunition, and see if it is a straight shooter.
The Bitfenix Portal is a refreshing, cool-looking case with that elusive mass-market appeal. It aims to marry design, quality, compatibility and ease of assembly into a compact chassis. With its round looks, use of aluminum pieces, near-immaculate engineering and a design that separates the shell from the case frame, Bitfenix manages to check all the boxes required for a great case.
The Aerocool Aero-1000 takes the same sturdy frame we have seen in the flashy and colorful DS 200, but wraps it in a clean and understated design with a solid use of materials as well as a set of good functional features. We take a closer look at the black variant to see if the clean-up makes sense.
The Aerocool "Project 7" P7-C1 offers a futuristic take on what a gaming professional should use as their chassis. It offers large, clean design elements, a long list of functionality, an interesting material mix, and RGB lighting.