The ATX Mid-Tower has always been a favorite of PC builders. It can be transported with relative ease, while still managing to hold a respectable amount of very high-end hardware.
For a long time, one of my favourite mid-towers has been the Silverstone Kublai KL05, a mid-range case that offers quite a lot at just $75. Hoping to better that option with a more gaming-oriented case, Silverstone released the Raven X (RVX01) late last year with an $80 price tag. It was a solid offering, despite a few annoying flaws such as the awkward cable management and mediocre CPU and PSU support.
Now Corsair has announced another $80 Mid-Tower that has gamers squarely in its sights, and is by no means drab. Dubbed the Spec-Alpha, this is a case that we very much expect to be a dominant force for a few reasons.