When it comes to the best gaming PC cases, there are many different styles and sizes to choose from. This article will give you a quick rundown of five of the most popular models on the market today so that you can find one that suits your needs.
A desktop PC has a dedicated computer casing while many gaming PC builds have a large chassis for more room. Depending on the desktop computer’s purpose, different features are implemented. Some cases offer advanced cooling systems or advanced drive bays for more storage options while others come with specially designed bases that allow the entire system to be more stable.
Let’s Discuss 5 popular and convenient Gaming Pc Case
5. Hydro Series™ H115i RGB PLATINUM 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler
The Corsair Hydro Series H115i RGB Platinum 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler is designed to work with the latest Intel processors and also works perfectly for AMD processors. It ensures optimum heat dissipation that helps keep your processor cool even during long hours of gaming.
It has a low-profile pump that allows it to fit easily into your CPU cabinet. It has a radiator that measures 11.6 x 3.9 x 2.5 inches to keep it from interfering with other components in your case and comes with a pre-installed Corsair SP Series PWM fan for further heat dissipation which is twice the width compared to other standard fans.
- The CORSAIR Hydro Series H115i RGB PLATINUM is an all-in-one RGB liquid CPU cooler with a 280mm radiator built for low-noise cooling, and bold styling with an RGB LED pump head.
- CORSAIR Hydro Series H115i RGB PLATINUM included 120mm ML Series magnetic levitation PWM fans provide great airflow while producing no more than 25 dBA of noise, pushing the performance of your build while staying whisper quiet.
- Take control with CORSAIR LINK software and customize lighting, fan curves, and pump speed to tune your system exactly how you want it. With 240mm radiator coverage and vivid RGB lighting effects, the H115i RGB PLATINUM is the perfect cooling companion for your next build.
- Radiator measures 11.6 x 3.9 x 2.5 inches to keep it from interfering with other components in your case.
- Comes with a pre-installed Corsair SP Series PWM fan for further heat dissipation which is twice the width compared to other standard fans.
- Advanced cooling system keeps your processor cool even during long hours of gaming.
- Low profile pump that allows it to fit easily into your CPU cabinet.
- Modern and low-profile pump design that allows the cooler to fit easily into any CPU cabinet.
- Radiator measures 11.6 x 3.9 x 2.5 inches which might not be suitable if you need a bigger size.
- Comes with pre-installed fans, so you can’t choose if you have different requirements.
4. Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh
Mesh up your case with the Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh. The mesh-style front panel and top cover allow more airflow into your case. Designed to cool down even high-end gaming PC builds, this is a gamer’s dream come true.
The Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh comes with great features like easy installation and fan/LED controller compatibility. This case is a great choice if you’re looking to upgrade your current chassis or build a new gaming rig.
- Model Number RC-902X-KKN2 Available Color Midnight Black Materials 0.7mm SECC, ABS Plastic Dimension (LxWxH) 495 x 230 x 480mm Motherboard Support Mini-ITX / Micro-ATX / ATX Maximum Compatibility VGA Card Length: up to 395mm.
- CPU Heatsink Height: 180mm Maximum Radiator Size Front: 120/240/360mm.
- Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 case focuses on high airflow and water cooling support.
- The continuous bar top cover with no window is to ensure that not too many obstacles are blocking the view at all those colorful components.
- Accessories include the usual screws, zip ties, etc… but Cooler Master has also included a 3-pack of RGB fans, an RGB LED controller that is compatible with the case and works great with the Addressable RGB fans from Cooler Master.
- Opening up the box shows that Cooler Master has done a good job in protecting the case from any damage during shipping.
- Everything is wrapped nicely in form-fitting Styrofoam and a plastic bag to keep everything clean and free of dust bunnies.
- The left side panel has a window so you can show off your components inside the case. Not only does it look good but also allows you to see any cables that need some tidying up.
- The right side is all plain with nothing of interest on it, no window or fan mounting holes on this one.
- The Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh only includes one 120mm fan in the rear for exhaust.
- It does not come with any type of RGB controller like some other cases do.
- No room to route the cables through the back of the case without purchasing an optional cable routing kit.
- Fits Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, and ATX motherboards but if you want to install larger size memory you’ll need to purchase an optional adapter card.
- Only comes with two SATA ports meaning you’ll need an adapter for each drive or SATA cable extender.
3. Phanteks Eclipse P400A Digital ATX Mid-Tower Chassis
As a manufacturer of system cases, Phanteks definitely has the experience and track record to deliver well-rounded products. Until now, they have not released much in the mainstream segment, but we expect this to change with the release of their new Eclipse P400 gaming chassis.
- The Eclipse P400A delivers an outstanding cooling performance for all kinds of gaming systems. Two preinstalled 140mm fans in the front, three 120mm fans in the top, one 140/120mm fan (1x 140mm fan included) in the rear, plus three more 120/140mm fan slots give an amazing airflow to keep your system cool.
- Building a PC is now easier than ever with the Eclipse P400A Mid-Tower chassis’ unparalleled compatibility for all of today’s gaming components. Sturdy and spacious interior design allows you to install up to Five 3.5″HDDs or eight 2.5″ SSDs, and still have room for a high-wattage PSU of up to 220mm length.
- The unparalleled cooling potential has been realized through the combination of easy-to-use liquid cooling capabilities and exceptional ventilation featuring three Aer F fans, all easily accessible from the front and top panels.
- A new cooler master patent-pending magnetic heat pipe technology utilizes a hot sink adapter and metal base to ensure 100% contact between CPU and cooler without spring tension. This design can avoid possible damage by key pressure when you mount a pump on the heatsink. Thanks to this feature, it is no longer a difficult task to mount your cooling device.
- Dimension 235 x 480 x 520 mm / 9.25 x 18.9 x 20.5inch M/B Support ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX (support up to 12″ x 11″) 5.25″ Drive Bays 2 (Exposed) 3.5″ Drive Bays 4 (hidden) 2.5″ Drive Bays 8 (Hidden; SSD compatible) I/O Panel 1x USB3.0 / 1x USB2.0 / HD Audio Power Supply Support PSII: ATX12V.
- Comes with a Side window
- Pre-installed fans
- Dust filter for top, front, and PSU
- Water cooling support at the front
- Direct airflow to GPU and motherboard section
- Cable Management System
- 2x SSD compatible with hot-swap bay free installable 8. Power supply cover
- Plenty of space for water cooling
- The top fan area is not removable and can only be used as a secondary exhaust.
- There is no space for cable management behind the motherboard tray so it has to be done through the front.
- The tool-less design of hard drive mounting makes it difficult to install drives if they do not line up with the screw holes.
- The window is not tinted, making it seem less like a “window” and more like a cut-out that exposes all your hardware for anyone who walks by to see.
- The case is very heavy, weighing almost 45 pounds before anything is installed inside.
2. Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB Mid-Tower ATX PC Case
Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB Mid-Tower ATX PC Case is one of the best options for gaming.
It’s a mid-tower case with three tempered glass panels on each side and at the front, which allow you to show off your build in style. And even if you don’t have a custom build, it doesn’t matter because this case has enough space inside to accommodate most builds without any problem whatsoever.
- The new Corsair iCUE software is very easy to use, with both preset and custom RGB profiles. The colors are bright and the case supports AURA sync, so you can mix and match different Corsair peripherals for some crazy aesthetics. The PSU shroud helps hide cables, while the accessory box makes it easier to store and organize things like the front-panel controllers and USB cables.
- The Corsair Carbide 400C is a great case for first-time builders – it’s compact, yet well made – and its sleek design will fit in with nearly any décor or theme you choose for your PC build. We liked the all-around mesh front panel, which provides ample airflow for the system’s cooling hardware. Even better, you can fully remove this panel if you want to install fans or a radiator in the front of the case without having to work around any drive cages.
- The included front-panel controller has four USB ports and standard headphone/microphone jacks that are compatible with your older devices. And if you feel like you want to go all-in with RGB, the Corsair Carbide 400C is compatible with Corsair’s RGB LED strips and has a built-in RGB controller leading on its front panel.
- With a standard ATX motherboard and a full tower’s worth of space, there’s plenty of room for our components. We were also pleasantly surprised that it worked with our Corsair HS60 headset without any issues thanks to the headphone hanger.
- It’s a mid-tower case with three tempered glass panels on each side and at the front, which allow you to show off your build in style.
- This case has enough space inside to accommodate most builds without any problem whatsoever.
- You can mount two 360mm radiators or 240mm externally on top of the chassis as well as install up to four 120 mm or 140 mm fans internally and there are seven expansion slots that provide plenty of room for adding additional storage devices such as an SSD, HDD or optical drive.
- There are no USB Type-C ports in this case, and the power button is not in an ideal location on the front panel. This might sound like nitpicking, but with all of the new cases coming out with this port (and more to come), users buying a new case should not be stuck having to rely on older technology that will soon be obsolete.
- The top-mounted fan does not have a filter or support for fans with LED lighting. Even though this case has mesh panels on the front, top, and side to help promote airflow, some users may want to add additional fans with LED lighting for some extra spice.
- There’s no quick way to attach any front-panel LED strips to the top of the case, and we didn’t like that we had two RGB LED connectors and one LED strip. We would much rather have three strips (one for each side) or even an RGB controller that we could daisy-chain to control multiple strips with fewer cables cluttering things up.
- The fact that Corsair does not include any cable combs in the accessory box is a little bit silly when you consider this case’s price. Yes, cable combs are not the most exciting thing in the world to have, but they do help keep your cables organized and looking nice inside your system.
1. Corsair iCUE 465X RGB Mid-Tower ATX Smart Case
Corsair’s cases are distinguished by their elegant design and rich colors. The new addition to the iCUE line of cases is very promising – it has modern aluminum construction, tempered glass panels on both sides, RGB lighting elements that may be synchronized with other CORSAIR products using Corsair iCUE software, and a big tempered glass front panel.
The case has a rather unusual shape for a modern PC case, as it is divided into an upper and a lower compartment. Let’s look at its features in more detail.
- This case comes equipped with four 120mm RGB LED fans (3 front intake, 1 rear exhaust) and one 140mm rear exhaust fan. They all run at full speed (1500RPM) by default, but the included CAM software allows you to set up custom RPM curves and lighting patterns for each of them using Corsair’s intuitive iCUE interface.
- The front panel holds two USB 3 ports, one headphone/microphone jack, a Reset button, and a power button behind the rectangular mesh that sits just below an embossed Corsair logo. There’s also a single tray-load optical drive bay with a tool-less mechanism.
- The included Corsair Link software provides control of all your case fans and RGB lighting features in one easy interface with plenty of options for advanced users. Additional functionality like an addressable LED header, CAM support for other Corsair devices, and more are available with paid iCUE updates.
- Corsair iCUE 465X RGB Mid-Tower ATX Smart Case Includes User manual, warranty booklet, 2x case decoration plates, 6x nylon standoffs, 8x M3 screws, 4x case feet.
- Color options: Black with white accent, Black with red accent, White with a black accent, or White with red accent.
- Supports up to 3 full-sized graphics cards
- Quick access front panel for easy installation of components – USB 3.0 ports on the front for connecting flash drives and other peripherals
- There’s plenty of clearance for long graphics cards and tall coolers, and the tempered glass side panel provides a great view of your hardware.
- Corsair Link software includes a preset for reducing the fan speed of all four 120mm fans, but they do not offer individual RPM curves for each fan-like on some other models in the segment.
- The 465X RGB has three 5.25″ drive bays, six 2.5″/3.5″ drive caddies (four can be used simultaneously), and one 2.5″ internal mount behind the motherboard tray.
- This case has a wide CPU cutout that easily accommodates most aftermarket heatsinks with back plates, including some large tower coolers.
- The fans in this case all run at full speed (1500RPM) by default, which can make them fairly loud inside a quiet room or an open-air test bench.
- The tempered glass side panel is quite heavy, weighing 6 lbs. (2.72 kg) when installed. There are no mounting points for a latch or handle to help remove the panel, so it can be tricky to remove by yourself unless you’re using a smaller case or have a very narrow build.
- There are no mounting points for a latch or handle to help remove the panel, so it can be tricky to remove by yourself unless you’re using a smaller case or have a very narrow build.
- It was somewhat difficult to remove the front panel by pushing it down and away from the case (toward your body) because of its weight.
Finally building a Gaming pc with those PC cases with a good front panel within your budget. There are other options as well but every PC panel is not suitable for every kind of design and requirement. Choosing the right gaming Pc case will make things easier and amazing.