Best PC Cases 2022

Best PC Cases 2023: Our Tested Picks for Your New Build

Builders frequently don’t put much thought into selecting the ideal PC case for their next build, or they postpone the decision until the very end of the part-selection process. Consider the CPU and graphics card that best suit your demands and budget before moving on to the motherboard and storage.

However, you should think about your PC case choices as soon as possible. Choosing the ideal PC case for you is critical since it determines the appearance and contents of your computer, as well as the noise levels in your home and the cooling capacity of your rig. You can choose one of the best Mini-ITX PC cases to reduce your system’s footprint on your desk, or you can get a chassis like Fractal Design’s Meshify 2 to house a large, butt-kicking workstation with plenty of expansion options.

From the dozens of models we’ve examined in recent years, we’ve compiled a list of the finest PC cases. As long as you check to see if the parts you want to use will fit and you like the look, one of these cases should last you for years.

Quick PC Case Buying Advice

Determine which parts you have/want initially. Before you prioritise appearance, you should know what motherboard, graphics card, and cooler you’ll be utilising, as well as how many discs you’ll want to add. This will determine the number of PC cases to be considered.

Cooling is critical, particularly in tiny cases. When it comes to high-end components in small places, airflow is critical when selecting the finest PC case. Before purchasing, read our cooler reviews for our cooling test findings, and keep in mind that cases with glass fronts and tops hinder airflow and may require additional fans.

Choose a chassis that you enjoy looking at. Your preferred PC case will most likely spend a significant amount of time in your peripheral vision. Don’t forget to double-check airflow and fitment. However, after that, locate something visually appealing to you. Take the time to find a case that visually appeals to you. A case like Hyte’s Y60 with its panoramic glass is surely intriguing if you want to show off your case’s internals. However, keep in mind that the more glass on a case, particularly at the front, the warmer your system is likely to run.

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The Best PC Cases Available Today


Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact

Fractal Design’s Meshify 2 Compact provides an ideal base for simple ATX gaming systems, as well as a durable PC case. It makes no attempt to be unconventional, instead giving the user with a sophisticated PC case that will look beautiful for a long time to come – a PC case you can grow up with.

And, while the materials quality could be criticised, this is a PC case where you pay for its excellent design, not only in terms of looks, but also in terms of functionality: it has plenty of cable management space, is laid out logically, and has easy-to-access filters, making it a breeze to use and maintain as your daily driver.

The most significant drawback to this case is its somewhat higher price and absence of RGB lighting, but we believe it’s worth it merely for how well-thought-out its practical design is.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Type: ITX Case
  • Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX
  • Card Length Supported: 320mm (12.6 inches)
  • Storage Support: (1) 3.5” (3) 2.5”
  • Included Fans: None
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Pros

  • Thoughtful Interior and cable management
  • Ships with 3 quality fans
  • Excellent thermal performance and easy filter access
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Cons

  • Materials could be better
  • Fans don’t have PWM control
  • No RGB

Phanteks Eclipse G360A

The Eclipse G360A is no exception to Phanteks’ track record of offering value and performance in their PC cases. It costs roughly $10 more than the previous Eclipse P360A at $100, but you get an extra RGB fan and compatibility for larger 360 radiators at the top and front. Furthermore, the new G360A includes PWM on all three fans for improved efficiency, noise output, and control. If that’s not worth an extra $10 to you, you might want to get your hands on the P360A while it’s still available.

Despite some design flaws, the Eclipse G360A is a fantastic case for budget-conscious gamers. Even if money isn’t an issue, it’s still excellent to obtain good ventilation and eye-catching RGB without spending a fortune. Sure, you could spend more money on something else, but the Eclipse G360A demonstrates that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a wonderful breezy box for your PC components.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Type: Mid Tower
  • Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX
  • Card Length Supported: 400mm (15.7 inches)
  • Storage Support: (2) 3.5 inches (2) 2.5 inches Included
  • Included Fans: (3) 120mm ARGB
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Pros

  • Great price for what you get
  • Three included aRGB PWM fans
  • Impressive thermal performance
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Cons

  • Poor cable routing design
  • No USB-C
  • No real front intake filter

Lian Li PC-O11 Air Mini

In recent years, Lian Li PC-O11 Air Mini Dynamic has been a go-to PC case for attractive builds, but its days may be numbered. The design of the O11D Mini was influenced by it, however, it had a few flaws. The O11 Air Mini, on the other hand, is a fantastic alternative.

With this case, you get a lot for your money, including three PWM fans, bits of lovely metal, a glass panel, a handsome appearance, plenty of IO, a smart internal design, and complete ATX compatibility for only $110.

The chassis has an odd side-by-side chambered design, but it’s easy to build in and performs admirably by modern standards. With this many features, fantastic beautiful aesthetics, and such good value for money, it easily wins a spot on this list.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Type: ATX Case
  • Motherboard Support: ATX
  • Card Length Supported: 362mm (14.6 inches)
  • Storage Support: (4) 3.5” (2) 2.5”
  • Included Fans: 2x 140mm PWM, 1x 120mm PWM
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Pros

  • Improved cooling and 3 PWM fans
  • Supports ATX boards and PSUs
  • Affordable at $110
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Cons

  • Ditches aluminum panels for steel
  • No longer as ITX-focused
  • Ugly bottom air filter implementation remains

NZXT H7 Flow

The NZXT H7 Flow manages to offer great temperature and noise level ratings in our testing, beating or competing well against pricier chassis with more fans and glass panels despite using only two of the company’s F120Q Airflow case fans behind a skeletal frame with a perforated front panel. It’s also a joy to build in, with fantastic cable management and a $130 MSRP that’s fairly affordable in this day of seemingly endless price increases.

The biggest missing element here, which will be welcomed by many builders, is the lack of any RGB lighting to illuminate your system. This, paired with the boxy design and perforated front, means this case isn’t the most visually appealing on our list, but it may look great with some tasteful illumination provided by your components, extra fans, or a light strip. If you don’t like the look of the totally vented front and aren’t concerned with keeping your temps as low as possible, the non-Flow H7 model has a solid front but all of the other features we liked about the H7 Flow.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Type: Mid-Tower
  • Motherboard Support: E-ATX, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
  • Card Length Supported: 15.74 inches (39.98 cm)
  • Storage Support: (2) 3.5 or (4) 2.5-inch
  • Included Fans: (2) 120 mm
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Pros

  • Surprisingly quiet
  • Impressive and quiet stock case fans
  • Satisfying cable management
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Cons

  • No RGB (a Pro for some) 

Cooler Master HAF 700 Evo

Cooler Master HAF 700 Evo comes with a slew of unique features, including an edge-lit RGB glass grille front with a circular LCD display, an infinity mirror to hide unsightly inner components while highlighting your beauty components, and five front USB ports. There’s also space for up to 12 discs and EATX server-class motherboards, as well as clearance for the most powerful graphics cards and coolers.

Cooler Master, on the other hand, did not overlook performance with the HAF 700 Evo. Thanks to two massive 200 mm intake fans and a trio of smaller 120 mm spinners, it ranks towards the top of our testing charts. Furthermore, with 18 fan mounts, airflow can be improved even further.

The HAF 700 Evo’s primary drawbacks are its $500-plus price, the fact that it weighs more than 50 pounds empty, and the dust filter, which is located behind the front panel and is difficult to remove. Cooler Master’s flagship HAF is difficult to top if you want outstanding looks and great performance with plenty of room for high-end parts.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Type: Full Tower
  • Motherboard Support: E-ATX, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
  • Card Length Supported: 490mm (19.29 inches)
  • Storage Support: (12) 3.5 or 2.5-inch
  • Included Fans: (2) 200 mm, (3) 120 mm
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Pros

  • Great thermal performance
  • Gorgeous glass grille and infinity mirror
  • Iris LCD screen
  • Server-level drive support
  • Tool-free GPU, PSU and drive installation
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Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Side panels aren’t hinged

Lian Li Q58

Lian Li hasn’t been quiet about its impending case releases, but when it did, the Q58 blew us away. This is a 14.3 litre Mini-ITX case with fantastic appearance, amazing cooling potential, and a versatile interior design that costs only $130 in its base configuration.

The fundamental frame is steel, and each side has a half-glass, half-perforated steel panel. The front face and top plate are made of fancier, more attractive aluminium, giving the casing an overall premium impression. The GPU can draw fresh air from the side, but you can still see its gorgeous RGB through the glass, and a 280mm radiator can be squeezed into the case’s roof.

However, the chassis may be changed to forego various AIO and storage choices in favour of using an ATX power supply, which is a terrific method to save money when combined with the basic PCIe 3.0 riser cable. For an extra $30, you can order this case with a PCIe 4.0 riser cable, suitable for RTX 3000 and RX 6000 (and future) graphics cards. There aren’t many complaints about the Q58.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Type: ITX Case
  • Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX
  • Card Length Supported: 320mm (12.6 inches)
  • Storage Support: (1) 3.5” (3) 2.5”
  • Included Fans: None
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Pros

  • Tidy, chic looks
  • Great thermals
  • Easy to build in
  • Flexible build options
  • Great finish quality
  • Affordable at just $130
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Cons

  • Cable management is a bit tough
  • PCIe riser card needs additional support

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