Gaming Case Roundup

With dozens of affordable, well-stocked desktop cases begging for your buck, finding the right one for your needs can be a nightmare. Hoping to simplify your building experience, we've compiled a shortlist of six unique chassis for enthusiasts under $ 200 that deserve your attention.

Included in our roundup is BitFenix's flagship Colossus, which takes the lighting to the next level thanks to multi-colored LED strips that enclose the case if that's what you want. We also have the company's new Shinobi Mid-Tower, an affordable 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 range of chassis. The company is proud to be the first mid-tower with native support for massive dual-GPU cards like the Radeon HD 6990 and GeForce GTX 590.

The acclaimed HAF X from Cooler Master has come along too, and this time we have a green edition on your face that will test the gag reflex of Radeon fans. Despite its blatant light green frame, the HAF X Nvidia Edition is essentially the same case that we have come to know and love.

Incredibly, it's been almost two years since we tested the LanCool PC-K62, one of the brand's first products (to the unknown, LanCool is Lian-Li's budget arm). Since then, LanCool has shipped the PC-K63, which, among other modernizations, sports a new curvaceous shell.

Last but not least, we have one of the most fascinating cases released this year: Thermaltakes Chaser MK-1. As part of Thermaltake's e-Sports range, the MK-1 is aimed at gamers, and its quirky design will no doubt generate some strong opinions – good or bad.

Given the lukewarm response to its novel Level 10 chassis and its "affordable" offspring, the Level 10 GT, we hope Thermaltake can shake off its losing streak and throw you out of the park. Before we develop further here, let's focus on the essentials of each offer …

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