Just as important as the parts themselves are the case you place your PC parts in. The best computer cases let in a lot of air, keeping your components cool, while also keeping things as quiet as possible. RGB lighting, tempered glass and crazy designs? Just the icing on the cake.
We’ve selected five enclosures that excel in design and performance, ensuring your rig stays cool and quiet while looking its best. While we haven’t set hard limits, we have options at different prices, so you should be able to find a case regardless of your budget.
Cooler Master Cosmos C700P
The combination of durable brackets, mesh panels and a complete cable cover system gives this Cooler Master case an edge over almost any alternative. The design can be conventional, inverted, or customized, depending on exactly what material you want to include. Even the cable system offers three different covers depending on your purposes and the type of storage you are using.
While RGB lighting and controls are included, you can always boost it up with a colorful memory kit, if you like. The integrated lightly tinted tempered glass side window lets everyone see your fancy lighting setup light up from inside. The two flat radiator brackets, meanwhile, allow liquid cooling systems at the top, front, or bottom (or multiple locations), with room for a radiator of up to 420mm per bracket.
The I / O panel includes USB-C and USB-A ports as well as controls for fans and lights. If you measure your space, this is all around 12.05 by 25.16 by 25.63 inches. Overall, if you want the best combination of style and performance in one package, this is a great place to start.
Meshify 2 fractal design
For years, Fractal Design’s Define Series has set the benchmark for cool, quiet performance in an attractive, albeit very understated chassis. The newer Define 7 still achieves this, but we’re giving that slot to another Fractal case: The Meshify 2.
Fractal’s design influences still shine through in Meshify 2. It’s just a black (or gray or white) box, for the most part. The only exception is the front panel, with an angular design that allows full airflow through the front of the case. As expected, the Meshify 2 comes with three Dynamic X2 GP-14 fans preinstalled for quiet and cool operation, and it supports a radiator up to 420mm, depending on your mounting location. In addition, the case supports up to an E-ATX motherboard, although it is only 21.3 inches long, 9.4 inches wide and 18.7 inches high, and it comes with with two USB-A ports and one USB-C port on the front panel.
With this list of features, we would expect to pay even more than the $ 140 fractal fee for the Meshify 2. However, the Meshify 2 is a case that not only excels because it comes with so many features at one. reasonable price, but also because it comes with such a reputable manufacturer as Fractal. Quality of life features like a fully removable top panel for mounting the radiator, along with integrated cable routing points, make the Meshify 2 a pleasure to fit in.
The design isn’t too crazy either. While the Define 7 is clearly more about work than play, the design of the Meshify 2 still remains professional, even with its additional flare on the front panel.
Master Masterbox Q300L cooler
If you’re on a tight budget but don’t want to sacrifice features for savings, then Cooler Master Masterbox Q300L is one of our company favorites. Often featured in our budget PC building guides, the Q300L is a mATX case with a gorgeous, compact aesthetic.
The Q300L does not support full-size motherboards, but there is enough space for full-size graphics cards, water-cooled heaters, full-size ATX power supplies, and plenty of fans to keep them running. cool things. It also comes with magnetic dust filters and an I / O front panel that you can place in six different configurations.
All in all, this is an incredibly effective case at a great price, which makes it extremely competitive with similar cases. Pricing under $ 50 seems almost impossible given that it uses steel, not cheap plastic and aluminum.
Corsair Carbide Series 275R
There is something to be said for affordable computer enclosures. You will have plenty of room in your budget to get all the components you want for your build.
This Corsair case is the right choice for you if you are looking for a combination of aesthetics and affordability. The tempered glass case lets you show off different aspects of your build, and the modern design and smooth lines give your computer a unique look.
This model features integrated cable routing, steel drive trays that can hold 3.5 inch and 2.5 inch components. The case includes seven expansion slots that you can use to customize it. The dimensions of the case are 18.1 by 8.3 by 17.9 inches.
This case includes two fans, although there is room for up to six. You can also choose a 360mm front radiator, 240mm top radiator, and 120mm rear radiator to give your facility plenty of cooling options. This case is an entry level product that offers a unique look. We believe that you will have plenty of space for your build, thanks to its spacious design.
Be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2
Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 might cost you a bit more, but it comes with all the bells and whistles you could want at a price of $ 250. This 22.7 X 9.5 X 23.1 full tower case can support ITX and E-ATX motherboards and everything in between. In addition to that, the bag supports multiple forms of USB ports, including two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, and one USB 3.1 Type-A port. The bonuses don’t end there: the case also has a Qi charging pad up. This product has been designed for your convenience.
The newest Dark Base Pro 900 is unique, stylish and modular. It comes with a removable drive cage, which has the capacity to support up to five different hard drives, 10 SSDs, and two 5.25-inch peripherals. You have the option to change the case by simply rearranging and removing features as you see fit. For example, flip your motherboard over to use the opposite tempered glass side panel. There are tons of ways to play with your new device.
One of the most important features of the device is that it is virtually silent, as you may have already guessed. The Dark Base Pro 900 has three Silent Wings 3 fans, which specifically boost radiators up to 420mm. Some people may indeed find fault with the shroud of the power supply unit of the PC case. However, we believe the Pro 900 really shouldn’t be taken lightly.