The Scythe Fenris Wolf leaves the best impression after this test session. Scythe has debuted with a very good product on the market of system cases: a well-balanced and nice-looking model that will be a good choice for most users. It provides good cooling at little noise even in its basic configuration, being one of the quietest midrange products I have ever tested. The only shortcoming about it is that the fastening of HDDs, although vibration-absorbing, is not handy if you change your HDDs often.
The rest of the system cases have both highs and lows, which is typical of midrange products. The Enermax Phoenix Neo has a large side-panel fan for which you can not only change the speed but also the direction of airflow. Otherwise, it is a standard product with a standard chassis.
The NZXT Beta EVO offers two rather rare features for this product class: a space to hide cables into and six seats for 120mm fans. But these advantages are negated by the shortcomings such as the thin material of the chassis, scanty accessories and unassuming exterior design.
The AeroCool Syclone has an excellent exterior but also problems with cooling: its default fans could barely cope with my configuration.