A bespoke PC gives you the ability to tailor all specifications to your liking, and the case is your chance to demonstrate your personal style. Manufacturers continue to innovate with new materials and features, and offer you more choices than ever when it comes to housing your building.
From innovative designs that draw attention to cases designed for simplicity and durability, we've narrowed down the best computer cases you should consider.
Cooler Master Cosmos C700P
The combination of durable brackets, mesh inserts and a thorough cable cover system gives this Cooler Master housing the advantage over almost all alternatives. The design can be conventional, inverse, or personalized, depending on what hardware you want to include. Even the cable system has three different covers that can be selected depending on your goals and the type of storage used.
While RGB lighting and controls are included, you can always add a colorful memory kit if you wish. The built-in, lightly tinted tempered glass side window allows everyone to see your fancy lighting from the inside. The two flat radiator brackets enable liquid cooling systems at the top, front or bottom (or at more than one location) and offer space for up to 420 mm coolers per bracket.
The I / O control panel contains USB-C and USB-A connections as well as controls for fans and lighting. If you measure your space, all of this will be displayed around 12.05 x 25.16 x 25.63 inches. Overall, if you want the best combination of style and performance in one case, this is an excellent place to start.
Fractal design Define R5
With a sleek appearance and impressive built-in features – not to mention a low price – the Define R5 from Fractal Design is a great choice for almost any system manufacturer. It's not as flashy as some of its contemporaries, but its wide configuration options make it a popular choice.
This case supports up to seven 140mm fans (two included) and provides cushioning covers for the unused fan slots. It also supports an impressive number of cooler options for water cooling.
Other notable features include pull-out compartments for internal hard drives, side-mounted SSD slots, dust filters for the front and lower fans, and a quick-release system for the side wall. The only full metal piece is the aluminum front door.
The price of the Define R5 is between $ 85 and $ 150, depending on the color (black, white, or titanium) and optional case window. The newer model –– Adds vertical expansion slots and a 10 Gbps USB-C port for at least $ 20 more.
Cooler Master Masterbox Q300L
If you are on a tight budget but don't want to forego savings, the Masterbox Q300L from Cooler Master is one of our favorites. The Q300L is often featured in our affordable PC building instructions and is a mATX case with a beautiful, compact aesthetic.
The Q300L does not support full-size motherboards, but there is plenty of room for full-size graphics cards, water coolers, full-size ATX power supplies, and lots of fans to keep things cool. It also comes with magnetic dust filters and an I / O front panel that you can place in six different configurations.
Overall, it's an astonishingly effective case at a bargain price that competes hard with similar cases. The price below $ 50 seems almost impossible considering that steel is used, not cheap plastic and aluminum.
Corsair Carbide Series 275R
If one of your computer crafting goals is to save as much money as possible when choosing the specifications you want, you're probably not interested in paying hundreds of dollars for a case, no matter how pretty it is. Fortunately, this Corsair case is both attractive and extremely affordable, with sleek lines and a tempered glass pane that's perfect for showing what you have.
This model has built-in cable routing, steel drives that can accommodate both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch components, and seven expansion slots for the case for further customization. It measures 18.1 x 8.3 x 17.9 inches.
While the case comes with two included fans, it can accommodate up to six fans. You can also have a 360mm radiator in the front, a 240mm radiator in the top and a 120mm radiator in the rear, which offers numerous cooling options. For a budget model, it is impressive how much is included in this case.