The Tech Report saw Cooler Master's N-series budget cases at CES 2013. Available in N200, N400 and N600 models, each model is a different size, starting with Micro-ATX for the N200 and going up from there.
With price tags of only $40 to $60, these cases seem to offer quite a lot of features, even the small N200 will have room for a dual-fan radiator. The final version of the N-series is expected to be ready by the end of March.
The N series offers other enthusiast-friendly features, including a cut-out behind the CPU socket, an upside-down layout, front-panel USB 3.0, and lots of gaps for cable routing. There's also a bulge in the right side panel to provide extra clearance for hidden cables—and to allow for messier routing behind the motherboard tray. The versions shown at CES were still prototypes, but Cooler Master is hoping to have final products on the market by the end of March.