Best PC case 2018: top cases for your desktop computer

If you're thinking of building or buying one of the best PCs for games, you might want to consider getting one of the best PC cases. Sure, it may not be as exciting as the best graphics cards, but all those bright and expensive components need to go somewhere, right? Why not put them in the best PC case you can find today?

We know that, along with CPUs or graphics cards, the best PC cases can seem boring. However, they can be a great help for its construction, and a great factor that contributes to future expansion. And, when you consider the thermal benefits of the best PC cases, you can really optimize the performance of your PC in a big way.

You probably already know that heat is bad for your PC hardware, but that does not mean you should not pay special attention to cooling when you're building your PC. The best PC cases will mitigate the heat to which your PC components are exposed, which will make them work better and last longer. Obtaining one of the best PC cases is of the utmost importance.

One of the first things you will notice is that the market for the best PC cases is absolutely saturated with brands and imitations. It is really stressful for anyone who is not familiar with PC hardware. Fortunately, you can trust that TechRadar will be on your side, as we have made a list of the best PC cases that we have had the opportunity to use during the last year, each achieving a balance between price, performance and utility. We test them ourselves, so you can be sure that the best PC case for your needs is here on this list.

Cooler Master Cosmos C700P

The best case of full tower for PC

Form factor: Complete tower | Dimensions: 639 x 306 x 651 mm (length x width x height, 25.2 x 12 x 25.6 inches) | Mobo Compatibility: Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, E-ATX (12 x 11 inches) | Support of the power supply: Bottom support, ATX PS2 | I / O: USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C x 1, USB 3.0 x 4, fan speed and RGB control buttons, audio input / output (supports HD audio) | Includes: Front fans of 2 x 140 mm, rear fan of 1 x 140 mm

RGB physically controlled

Universal design oriented to multiple orientations

Comically heavy

Conductive rails of the frame

The Cooler Master Cosmos C700P analyzes portability and simply mocks. This 22kg monster (or 48.5 lbs) is not exactly the lightest case in the block. Do not take the lack of portability to mean that the Cosmos C700P is not a great case, but it does mean that, if you want to take it with you, you will have to take advantage of the top rails. Even so, despite its thickness, the C700P is flexible and beautiful, thanks to Cooler Master's decision to implement full RGB lighting and support for six different orientations of the system.

Fractal Design Meshify-C

The best case of central tower PC

Form factor: Mid-tower | Dimensions: 395 x 212 x 440 mm (length x width x height, 15.6 x 8.3 x 17.3) | Support of the power supply: ATX | I / O: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x HD audio input / output, power button, reset button | Includes: 2 x Dynamic X2 GP-12

Newly designed in multiple ways

Reasonable price

The USB 3.0 cable is too short Front

PSU dust filter is difficult to remove [19659002] It is extremely rare to see any PC case that loosely resembles the Fractal Design Meshify-C. Since the front of the box is made entirely of a mesh material sectioned into a matrix of polygonal shapes, the Meshify-C has a unique style, without compromising function. With two fans pre-installed, cooling is (forgive us) a breeze, even if the Meshify-C is braked by a series of obstacles.

Nanoxia Deep Silence 4

The best case for PC Micro ATX

Form factor: Small form factor | Dimensions: 380 x 200 x 480 mm (width x height x depth; 15 x 7.9 x 18.9 inches) | Support of the power supply: ATX | I / O: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, HD audio input / output, power button, reset button, dual channel fan control | Includes: 2 x 120 mm fans, 2 x modular HDD cages for up to 5 hard drives

Low noise

Double zone on-board fan controls

Not many extras [19659002] Nanoxia Deep Silence 4, as its name suggests, was created with the sole purpose of being silent as a mouse. This case centered on silence is a case of Micro ATX well balanced that has an affordable price and even accommodates some of the most powerful and large graphics cards with its spacious interior. The fact that you rarely hear it above 30 decibels is simply the icing on the taciturn pie.

  • This product is only available in the USA. UU And the United Kingdom at the time of writing this document. Australian readers: look for a good alternative in the Phanteks Evolv Shift X.

NZXT H200i

Form factor: Small form factor | Dimensions: 210 x 349 x 372 mm (8.3 x 13.7 x 14.6) | Mobo Compatibility: Mini-ITX | Support of the power supply: ATX | I / O: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x audio
/ microphone, 3 fan channels with maximum output of 10W per channel, 1 RGB LED port supports up to 4 x HUE + LED strips or 5 x Aer RGB fans | Includes: 1 x fan version of the Aer F120 box, 1 rear fan of the Aer F120 box version

RGB control integrated in the smart device

Adaptive noise reduction [19659002] ugly color options

Mini-ITX is getting closer and closer to getting rid of the now seemingly old Micro-ATX form factor, so it makes sense that this hot form factor has made its way into the new line of boxes of the H series of NZXT. And incredibly amazing, NZXT has managed to incorporate many of the same features as its Micro ATX and mid-tower equivalents, with fascinating RGB lights, integrated and controlled by smart devices and an adaptive noise sensor that improves only through the fan controller Grid + V3.

Phanteks Evolv Shift X

The best home theater case for PC

Form factor: Small form factor | Dimensions: 170 x 650 x 274 mm (width x height x depth, 6.7 x 26.1 x 10.8 inches) | Mobo Compatibility: Mini-ITX | Power supply holder: SFX, SFX-L, ATX (160 mm max.) | I / O: 2 x USB 3.0, power button, RGB button | Includes: 2 x 140mm fan, 1 x power supply cover, 1 x pump stand, 2 x SSD stand, 1 x PCIe x16 vertical cable, 1 8-pin CPU extension cable

Lots of space for fleshy components

Unique aesthetics

Massive for Mini-ITX

When you look at it for the first time, the Phanteks Evolv Shift X looks more like a sound bar than a PC case, but this It helps you to fade into any living room or study setup. It is flexible to the point that it looks natural placed under a television as it does on a desk, next to an equally high-end monitor. It may only be compatible with mini-ITX mobos, which seems crazy given its size, but the Phanteks Evolv Shift X offers tons of space for components and liquid-cooled loops. If this case is a bit too big for your preference, there is also the more manageable and smaller Phanteks Evolv Shift.

Fractal Design Define R5

Form factor: Mid-tower | Dimensions: 232 x 451 x 521 mm (W x H x D, 232 x 451 x 521 in) | Support of the power supply: ATX | I / O: 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, audio input / output, power button with LED, HDD activity LED, reset button | Includes: 2 x Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 140 mm fans, Velcro straps

Easy to use (and handsome) design

Affordable price

Definitely not less useful

Fractal Design has qualified a second entry in this list, and they deserve it. The Define R5 is another case of a medium tower that exhibits a beautiful style. The metallic and blue side of the housing illuminated by LED is simple but elegant, and is accompanied by materials that muffle the noise throughout its interior. Although the ModuVent detachable panels and the unit's trays are not accessible without tools, the Fractal Design Define R5 is, otherwise, easy to build a computer. Not only that, but it is not as expensive as you would expect from a PC case with such a pretentious name.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh

The best high air flow box

Form factor: Full-tower | Dimensions: 544 x 242 x 542 mm (length x depth x height, 21.4 x 9.5 x 21.3 inches) | Mobo Compatibility: Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, E-ATX (12 x 10.7 inches) | Support of the power supply: Bottom support, ATX PS2 | I / O: USB 3.0 x2, USB 2.0 x2, Audio input and output (supports HD audio) | Includes: 2x Rx fan of 200 x 25 mm, 1 fan of 140 x 25 mm

Excellent air flow

Magnificent RGB lighting

Not as big as other complete towers

Cooler Master has made a name for himself, well, to cool, and the Cooler Master H500P Mesh is further proof of how great they are. The H500P has plenty of space for air flow, even accommodates radiators up to 360 mm on the top and front for when you really want to take your cooling to the next level. Add on the side panel RGB lighting and tempered glass and you have the possibility to build something beautiful with this case. You should do it.

Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-04 Tempered glass

Form factor: Mid-tower | Dimensions: 492 x 201 x 433 mm (length x width x height, 19.4 x 7.
9 x 17 inches) | Support of the power supply: ATX | I / O: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x headphone port, 1 x microphone port, power button, reset button | Includes: LED front fan 1 x 120 mm

Attractive price

Very stylish

Only includes 1 fan for box

If you are looking to save a few dollars, while receiving one of the best PC cases, look no further than the Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-04 Tempered Glass. Not only does it have a lot of room for airflow, but it also has a deceptively large amount of space for future expansions, which means that even at this low price, you will not have to worry about installing a full-size graphics card. And, when finished building, the tempered glass side panel will allow you to exhibit your work.

Antec Cube

Form factor: Small form factor | Dimensions: 365 x 250 x 460 mm (height x width x depth, 14.4 x 9.8 x 18.1 inches) | Support of the power supply: ATX | I / O: 2 x USB 3.0, I / O button, audio input / output | Includes: Mounting rear exhaust fan 1 x 120 mm

Wide space for power and cooling

Integrated fan controller

Extraordinarily expensive

Performance not satisfactory

This case It's for everyone who loves Razer. While Razer's PC manufacturing has been limited to the Razer Blade (which we love), it does not manufacture its own desktop PCs. However, Razer has partnered with Antec to add its characteristic green reflector to the Antec Cube, a small format chassis that supports Mini-ITX motherboards and is, well, a cube. Complete with a deceptively high amount of space for future expansions, the Antec Cube is also compact enough to travel.

Phanteks Enthoo Elite

The best case of dual-system PC

Form factor: Full-tower | Dimensions: 270 x 750 x 615 mm (width x height x depth; 10.6 x 29.5 x 24.2 inches) | Support of the power supply: E-ATX | I / O: 4 x USB 3.0, 2 x microphone, 2 x headphones, 2 x reset button, RGB control wheel, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.1 type C | Includes: 5 high quality 140mm fans

Compatible with any motherboard

Dual system compatible

Very expensive

There is a certain sect of the PC enthusiast audience that does not You will save no expense for the last and greatest team, and that is the crowd that Phanteks appeals to with Enthoo Elite. There is not a single component of this case that can not be moved to optimize its compilation; You can even configure it to support a second complete system on a Mini-ITX board. This is an extremely expensive chassis, but if you're looking to build a definitive dream machine, you're definitely going to want to look at this case.