The coolest cases of Computex 2018
From refreshes of some of our favorite cases to exciting new ones – and, from known quantities, like Phanteks, to newcomers, like Asus – there was a lot to love at the Taipei event. So, sit back, relax and enjoy our rundown of the best PC cases of Computex 2018.
Phanteks Evolv X
Need 20 drives in your system for some reason? Done. Need space for enough liquid cooling to fill a lake? Fine. Need to include a mini-ITX build in the top of the PC? Why not?
The Evolv X then follows all of this customization with a slick aluminum build and fully addressable RGB lighting. It’ll easily be one of the best PC cases when it eventually makes its way to the public later this year.
Phanteks Eclipse P600S
The Eclipse P600S’ biggest departure from the Evolv X is its ability to seamlessly transform from a near-silent case to a high-airflow one. It lets you do this by featuring removable noise dampeners that block some of the ventilation. So, it’s quiet when you’re sleeping, and loud when you’re kicking ass. If you’re wondering when you can get your hands on the Eclipse P600S, it looks like it’ll make its way to market sometime in Q3 2018.
Lian-Li O11 Air
It might not have much in the way of fancy RGB lighting, but we don’t think that matters. This case focuses on the type of user that wants to get the absolute best thermal performance, while still having one of the most capacious interiors we’ve seen in a while. If that sounds up your alley, you might want to keep an eye out for the Lian-Li O11 Air when it launches later this summer.
Asus ROG Strix Case
Now, when we mentioned the ‘gamer aesthetic’ earlier, we meant it. Everything about this case practically screams in your face. From the punched-out lettering in the aluminum front panel, to the addressable RGB all over, even to the designs on the tempered glass side panel – anyone who sees the ROG Strix case will know that it’s housing a gaming PC. Either way, we can’t wait to see it for itself when it gets its final build and release date.
MetallicGear Neo Mini
If you haven’t heard of MetallicGear, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s a sub-brand of Phanteks, likely aimed at a more budget-oriented market – so you can reasonably expect high quality out of it. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be much information about the Neo Mini yet, as it appears its still in early development, but we’re definitely going to keep our eyes on it. You should too.