Reasons to buy+Elegant side panels+Excellent cable management
Reasons to avoid-Can be a bit bulky to move around
The Lian Li Lancool II Mesh is an excellent way to kick off our list - not only does it come equipped with three RGB fans, it also supports a whopping nine drives for storage. You can turn this case into a bonafide gaming rig or storage beast, with plenty of room for expansion and radiator placement. If you're looking for a case that can easily grow with your future PC upgrades, this is a great starting point.
2. Fractal Design Meshify-C
The best mid-tower PC case
SpecificationsForm factor: Mid-towerDimensions: 395 x 212 x 440mm (L x W x H; 15.6 x 8.3 x 17.3)PSU support: ATXI/O: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x HD audio in/out, power button, reset buttonIncludes: 2 x Dynamic X2 GP-12
Reasons to buy+Freshly designed in multiple ways+Reasonable price
Reasons to avoid-USB 3.0 cable is too short Front-PSU dust filter is hard to remove
It is extremely rare to see any PC case that even vaguely resembles the Fractal Design Meshify-C. Given that the front of the case is entirely made of a mesh material sectioned off into an array of polygonal shapes, the Meshify-C has a unique style – without compromising on function. With two fans pre-installed, cooling is (forgive us) a breeze, even if the Meshify-C is held back by a number of obstacles.
3. Nanoxia Deep Silence 4
The best Micro ATX PC case
SpecificationsForm factor: Small form factorDimensions: 380 x 200 x 480mm (W x H x D; 15 x 7.9 x 18.9 inches)PSU support: ATXI/O: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, HD audio in/out, power button, reset button, two-channel fan controlIncludes: 2 x 120mm fans, 2 x modular HDD cages for up to five hard drives
Reasons to buy+Low-noise+Onboard dual-zone fan controls
Reasons to avoid- Not many extras
As its name suggests, the Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 has the sole purpose of being quiet as a mouse. This silence-focused case is a well-balanced Micro ATX chassis that’s affordably priced, without sacrificing room for expansion. That’s right you can fit even the biggest, most powerful graphics cards in the Nanoxia Deep Silence 4. The fact that you will never hear it go above 30 decibels is just icing on the very taciturn cake.
4. NZXT H510
The best Mini-ITX case
SpecificationsForm factor: Small form factorDimensions: 210 x 349 x 372mm (L x W x H)Mobo compatibility: Mini-ITXPSU support: ATXI/O: Power button, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1 x audio/mic
Reasons to buy+Great cable management+Flexible build options
Reasons to avoid-Limited front USB ports
Every single day mini-ITX gets more popular, and closer to toppling Micro ATX. And, it makes sense – why not spring for a small computer that can get just as much work done as a full tower? NZXT’s H-series case line manages to integrate a ton of features along with great cable management, making it the perfect choice for anyone who wants a neat PC build that they can show off with pride.
5. Phanteks Evolv Shift X
The best home theater PC case
SpecificationsForm factor: Small form factorDimensions: 170 x 650 x 274mm (W x H x D; 6.7 x 26.1 x 10.8 inches)Mobo compatibility: Mini-ITXPSU support: SFX, SFX-L, ATX (160mm max)I/O: 2 x USB 3.0, power button, RGB buttonIncludes: 2 x 140mm fan, 1 x power supply cover, 1 x pump bracket, 2 x SSD bracket, 1 x PCIe x16 Riser cable, 1 x 8-pin CPU extension cable
Reasons to buy+User-friendly (and handsome) design+ Affordable price
Reasons to avoid- Definitely not tool-less
Fractal Design wins again with the Define R5, yet another mid-tower case with a gorgeous aesthetic. The metallic and blue LED-lit face of this case is simple, yet elegant, and is accompanied by noise dampening materials throughout its interior. In spite of the detachable ModuVent panels and drive trays not being toolessly accessible, it’s incredibly easy to build a system inside of the Fractal Design Define R5, plus it’s not as expense as you’d expect from a PC case with such a pretentious name, either.
7. Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-04 Tempered Glass
The best budget PC case
SpecificationsForm factor: Mid-towerDimensions: 492 x 201 x 433mm (L x W x H; 19.4 x 7.9 x 17 inches)PSU support: ATXI/O: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x headphone port, 1 x microphone port, power on button, reset buttonIncludes: 1 x 120mm LED front fan
Reasons to buy+ Attractive price + Very aesthetic
Reasons to avoid- Only includes 1 case fan
If you’re looking to save a few bucks, while still getting one of the best PC cases, look no further than the Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-04 Tempered Glass. Not only does it have plenty of space for airflow, it also has a deceptively large amount of space for future expansion, meaning that even at this low price point, you won’t have to worry about fitting a full-sized graphics card. And, when you’re done building, the tempered glass side panel will allow you to show off your handiwork.
8. Antec Cube
The best PC cube case
SpecificationsForm factor: Small form factorDimensions: 365 x 250 x 460mm (H x W x D; 14.4 x 9.8 x 18.1 inches)PSU support: ATXI/O: 2 x USB 3.0, I/O button, audio in/outIncludes: 1 x 120mm rear exhaust fan mount
Reasons to buy+Attractive +Plenty of space
Reasons to avoid-Expensive
Who says dual-system builds have to be in a hulking full-tower case? The Phanteks Evolv X takes dual-system compatibility and squeezes it into a mid-tower. Even with that second Mini-ITX motherboard installed,there’s plenty of room for E-ATX motherboards and power supplies, and ample cooling. It is pricey for a mid-tower case, but with all this functionality, it kind of has to be. It’s thanks to all of these high-end features that the Phanteks Evolv X is one of the best PC cases around today. Just make sure to fork out extra cash for it...