The new trend for CES 2012 seems to be diversification as several major PC component companies are expanding into new markets. Joining those ranks is MSI who plans on entering the PC case market with their Military Class Inspired ATX Mid-towers, the Nighthawk and Raptor.
While the press release seems to have been draw up in early December 2011, CES 2012 will be the first time people can see these two new cases in person. The Nighthawk and Raptor designs seem to be focus on quality and functionality. While nothing about either case is ground braking, they have the MSI name and bring back the pre-installed multi-card reader as a premier feature.
I am not sure what to make of these two cases yet. The Nighthawk is at an MSRP of $79.99 and Raptor has an MSRP of $59.99, so I am sure they will find a place among PC cases. I hope the Military Class Inspiration carries over to the build quality cause the market could use a few more cost efficient cases built to last.