When money's no object, a $300 computer case is totally reasonable. But if you're on a budget, a cheaper enclosure frees up funds that can be better spent on other parts of the build, like a beefier graphics card, faster processor, more RAM, a solid state drive, or whatever. With that in mind, Thermaltake is positioning its new Armor Revo Gene as a "mainstream gaming chassis."
Though it's being pimped as a mainstream box, there are some higher end features on the spec sheet. It has SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, for example, along with a top-mounted HDD docking station, a really neat feature that's only on a relatively small number of cases. The Armor Revo Gene is "liquid cooling ready," it has lots of cooling potential, and it supports VGA cards up to 315mm long.
So, what's the cost? Thermaltake didn't mention it in the press release, but a quick glance around the Web reveals the company plans on selling it for less than £99 (~US$157) in the U.K. in October. We suspect it will go for a little less in the States.