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With dozens of affordable, well-equipped desktop cases begging for your cash, it can be a nightmare to find the right one for your needs. Hoping to simplify your building experience, we've assembled a shortlist of six unique sub-$200 enthusiast chassis that deserve your attention.
Included in our roundup is BitFenix's flagship Colossus, which takes lighting to the next level courtesy of multi-color LED strips that embrace the enclosure if that's your kind of thing. We also have the company's new Shinobi mid-tower, a budget-minded gaming chassis with a bold yet clean design.
Announced earlier this year, the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer is an attractive and surprisingly affordable addition to CM's extensive chassis lineup. The company boasts that it's the first mid-tower with native support for massive dual-GPU cards like the Radeon HD 6990 and GeForce GTX 590.
Cooler Master's acclaimed HAF X has also come along for the ride, and this time we have an in-your-face green edition that will surely test the gag reflex of Radeon fans. Despite its flagrant lime green frame, the HAF X Nvidia Edition is essentially the same case we've come to know and love.
Incredibly, it's been almost two years since we reviewed the LanCool PC-K62, one of the brand's first products (for the unacquainted, LanCool is Lian-Li's budget arm). Since then, LanCool has shipped the PC-K63, which carries a new curvaceous shell along with other modernizations.
Last but certainly not least, we have one of the most fascinating cases released this year: Thermaltake's Chaser MK-1. As part of Thermaltake's e-Sports range, the MK-1 is aimed at gamers and its outlandish design will undoubtedly provoke some strong opinions – be they good or bad.
Considering the lukewarm response to its Level 10 novelty chassis and its "affordable" offspring, the Level 10 GT, we're hoping Thermaltake can shake its losing streak and knock one out of the park. Before we get ahead of ourselves here, let's get down to the nitty-gritty of each offering...