This is a list of the top 10 best desktop computer cases in 2016. Our list is for gamers, enthusiasts, system builders, and every day desktop computer users. These cases are some of the most popular cases on the market today.
This Rosewill case comes with two gigantic 230mm fans. This is a case for large components and massive cooling potential. An in your face front grill, red LED, optional white case, and over the top styling make this case hard to miss. How is it technically? It comes with advanced cable design, screwless installation of drives, fan speed controller built in, and room for even the largest components. It’s at the higher end in price, but you can’t miss this one.
This is the perfect solution for someone looking for a small case. Although Micro and Mini ATX only, this case packs a punch by being SSD and SLI ready along with watercooling compatibility. It is made with high end components and features a clean side window to show off your cable management skills. It is no budget case, so be sure to check out the price below.
The best HTPC case or home theater case, and one of the only mini/micro ATX cases with water cooling support. The Cooler Master Elite 130 can handle GPUs up to 343mm long, has SSD mounting, a 120mm fan, and will fit standard ATX PS2 power supplies. On top of that it has USB 3.0 front panel access and stylish design. Short of the somewhat difficult cable management that exists with all cases this size, there is nothing bad to say. Make sure to click the link for pricing and availability.
Sentey makes incredible value cases. You get all the perks of a normal high end case with most of their models, but they use more plastic parts. So the build quality is a bit lower. That makes it perfect for people who don’t move the computer around. Why invest in high end gear if it’s just going to sit? Building is a breeze. There is excellent cable management and the case comes with some fans. Not bad for being so cheap.
Corsair is about to dominate the list, starting with number six. Corsair makes some of the best and highest quality build cases out there. This case is particularly unique because if it’s cubic shape and maximum airflow. If you have large components and need good airflow, this is your case. This case does come at a high price, so hit the link to get the latest pricing. The case comes with 3 installed 140mm fans, air filters, a large side window, watercooling support, tool-less design and more.
Our second Corsair case, the Carbide 300R, comes in at number 5. This high quality case is a more traditional style than number 6, and can hold even longer graphics cards. It comes at a more friendly price (check the link). All the bells and whistles are included at that price, from cable management to air filters to extreme cooling potential. The only downside to this incredible case is that it has something of a plain look, but for those who don’t need LEDs and just want performance this case is for you.
The Corsair 200R is essentially the same as the 300R ranked below it, with the exception that it is lighter and more portable. You only need a 300R if your components are too big for the 200R or you really want the little extra airflow. For most people, however, spending a little less money for the same quality and a smaller build makes a lot of sense. Expect great cooling, ease of build, and features with this excellent case.
Stop and pay attention, this case costs over $200 but you need to check it out anyway. We aren’t trying to tell you any case is worth that kind of cheese, but for the love of the game look at this thing. It’s awesome. Three 200mm fans are fit in to this modular monstrosity. That’s enough airflow to lift your grandma’s bustle. Did we mention the looks? Look at it, then move on to something less expensive.
A few years ago Rosewill was in the market as a cheap and relatively generic OEM. Now look at them. LOOK AT THIS CASE. Get your tongue back in and read: This is one of the highest build quality cases we have ever seen. It looks incredible. A few minor faults though; it requires a slim optical drive, it will not work with water cooling, and it is super expensive. Ok with that? Then check out some more pics and get the latest price.
NZXT is on fire. This case is stunning. A clean and simple seamless design with no tacky blue LED lighting or dysfunctional add ons. This is the future of case design, and our top rated case. Amazing cooling performance, removed optical drive bays for space management, incredible cable management — the list goes on. Check out all the pictures, this case will make you drool.