Best PC Cases 2018 – Top 7 Computer Cases for Your Gaming Rig

COOLER MASTER MASTERCASE H500P unbox 2

After nearly 90 hours testing 7 different cases, we’ve concluded that the Corsair Crystal Series 570X is the best PC case on the market. It has a sleek tempered glass design and plenty of cool features. Whether you’re a professional or a first-time builder, you’ll love this case.

Despite being affordable, don’t be fooled – these 7 cases are of solid construction, have spacious interiors, and promote excellent airflow. If you’re interested in seeing what sets them apart from other cases, then read on.

Top Pick
Corsair Crystal Series 570X

Corsair Crystal Series 570X

Best Gaming Case

Corsair’s 570X is perfect for gamers. The case radiates magnificent RGB lighting through four large tempered glass panels, captivating your attention the moment you set foot in the room. It’s a phenomenal case, and a splendid addition to your PC gaming setup.

This mid-tower case supports ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX form factors, meaning you won’t be restricted by motherboard compatibility issues. We know that cooling is essential when it comes to choosing the best PC case for your setup, which is another reason why the 570X is our top pick. Air flows freely throughout the case thanks to the spacious interior and six fan mounting locations.

Runner Up
NZXT H400i

NZXT H400i

Best Micro-ATX Case

NZXT is a Micro-ATX case, meaning it’s a smaller form-factor than the rest of the cases on this list. It has a good-looking tempered-glass design, built-in RGB lighting and fan control, and good cooling performance. Best of all? It’s reasonably priced!

It seems as though the H400i is a bit out of place. It’s an incredibly well designed case, aesthetically and functionally. It takes after its forefather, the H700i. The H400i – despite its smaller form factor – features smart SSD mounts, a PSU cover smart fan controller, tempered glass, and more.

The case also has radiator and fan mounting capabilities, which is impressive for a case of this size. You can set up a custom loop or an air tower, whichever you prefer. It has room for two 140mm fans in the front, two in the roof, and a single 120mm fan in the rear, all of which provide exemplary airflow.

If you’re interested in building a computer with a lower profile, or you don’t like big bulky cases, you should consider the H400i. It has all of the features you’d want in a case compacted into a micro-ATX design.

Cooling Pick
Cooler Master Mastercase H500P

Cooler Master Mastercase H500P

Best Airflow Case

The Cooler Master Mastercase H500P – like many other products from Cooler Master – is top notch. The case maintains low temperatures, even when the PC is running under a heavy load. It has room for 200mm intake fans, and has strong cable management options as well.

The case is made of sturdy plastic and steel. It’s painted white on the inside and out, with stylish black accents. This chassis comes in at $150, rendering it a good mid-range case.

It has a tinted-acrylic window in the middle of the top panel, and it has space for mounting three 120mm or 140mm fans, or two 200mm radiator fans. Like many products from Cooler Master, the case was designed with extraordinary cooling performance in mind.

It has ventilation holes on both sides of the top and front panels. The top of the case also has two USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports, in addition to a large power button, microphone jack, and headphone jack.

Mid-Tower Pick
Corsair Carbide 275R

Corsair Carbide 275R

Best Mid-Tower Case

The Corsair Carbide Series 275R is our favorite mid-tower case due to its minimalist design, cooling support, functionality, and its modest price tag.

The 275R can support a 360mm radiator in the front panel and up to six 120mm case fans. For just $80, you really can’t beat this mid-tower case’s price to performance ratio. It’s builder-friendly, rendering it a great chassis for both beginner builders and veterans.

If you need a case with phenomenal water-cooling support, the Carbide 275R should be a strong contender on your list. Even when the fans are running at full blast, the case remains relatively quiet. Aside from a small “sail” logo on the front panel, the 275R is free of branding, further emphasizing the case’s minimalistic design.

High-End Pick
Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE

Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE

Best High-End Case

It’s a premium case with a higher price tag, but worth the money thanks to its wonderful RGB lighting and carefree cooling installation.

A brilliant combination of brushed aluminum and smoked tempered glass gives this case a look and feel like no other case on the market. It supports liquid cooling and has plenty of cable management options.

Corsair’s RGB LED/fan controller, along with three pre-installed addressable RGB LED fans are included – this chassis is incredibly good-looking, and equally as functional.

Watercooling Pick
NZXT H440

NZXT H440

Best case for watercooling

The H440 is one of NZXT’s most popular cases. Its design is both elegant and minimalistic. If you can get by without 5.25-inch drive bays, and you’re looking for an excellent case for water cooling, the NZXT H440 should be on the top of your list.

The H440 is spacious enough for you to fit a water cooler, and it ships with three of NZXT’s FN V2 120mm fans pre-installed in the front panel, spinning at a rate of 1200RPM.

NZXT’s decision to remove 5.25-inch drive bays from the case allow hard disks to be positioned farther apart from one another than in more traditional case designs with 5.25-inch bays. Moreover, the top fan is on the same level as the CPU cooler, which gives a more direct route for hot air from the CPU to be exhausted.

The case’s three 120mm fans bring plenty of cool air from the front of the case to keep the components running smoothly. Furthermore, the lack of 5.25-inch bays leaves plenty of room for a water cooler. Lastly, the case can support a water cooler’s large radiator fans. If you’re serious about overclocking your CPU with a water cooling solution, this is the case for you.

Budget Pick
Corsair Carbide Series 270R

Corsair Carbide Series 270R

Best PC Case for Beginners

Corsair’s Carbide 270R is beautifully simple and straightforward. Featuring a minimalistic yet sleek design, a spacious interior, plenty of features, and a budget-friendly price tag. It’s easily one of the best budget cases for beginner builders and veterans alike.

Despite the low price, Corsair didn’t cut any corners with the 270R. At first glance, you’ll notice many nice features including a side panel window, plenty of cooling options, hidden storage, and PSU cover, and a dedicated cable routing area.

It doesn’t have any flashy features or bright blinking lights, but that doesn’t mean the case isn’t visually pleasing. This case offers the most bang for your PC-building buck.

How We Chose the Cases

All of the computer cases on this list are here for a reason – we didn’t just pick random cases. First and foremost, we conducted a search to discover which PC cases gamers are into while trying to balance those with the highest reviews against those with the lowest price tags.

Reviews from various manufacturers were taken into account, as well as reviews from others in the PC gaming industry.

Things to Know About PC Cases

Before anything else, you’re going to want to know what parts you’ll be using with your case. You’ll want to know your motherboard form factor (ATX, micro-ATX, mini-ITX), graphics card length, how many drives you’ll be using, how many fans you need, whether or not you’re installing a radiator, etc.

All of these factors are important to take into consideration before buying your case. That’s why we’ll go over these things in some more detail.

Motherboard Form Factor...

Before buying a case, you’ll need to know your motherboard’s form factor. The three most popular form factors are ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX, each of which being smaller than the former.

Being smaller means you have less room for components and that you’ll generally have less features. This isn’t bad if you don’t need a lot, but if you’re making a high-end gaming build, or a mid-range build you intend to upgrade in the future, then you might want to stick with the classic ATX board.

...and Your Case

Since there are motherboards with different sizes, there will obviously be smaller cases that can’t fit the larger motherboards. However, larger cases can usually fit smaller motherboards; always be sure to double check compatibility before you make a purchase.

There are 3 prominent types of computer cases (although there are more) and each is compatible with different types of motherboards:

  • Full-tower cases are the largest cases and can work with ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX. Their large size is more meant for extra components rather than exceptionally larger motherboards.
  • Mid-tower cases are the most popular and can also work with motherboards that are as large as ATX.
  • Mini-tower cases sacrifice the larger ATX boards, but can still use Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX boards.

It’s important to note that smaller cases may accomplish everything you need while being cheaper than larger cases or more well made for the same amount of money.

Airflow and Water Cooling

If it weren’t for your CPU cooler, you could fry an egg atop a processor during operation. While PC components are designed to operate at relatively high temperatures without being damaged, that doesn’t mean you want them to get too hot. If your components overheat, it will damage them and significantly reduce their lifespan.

When building a computer, it needs to have good airflow. Most cases ship with fans already installed, some even with built-in LEDs. It would also be wise to have additional space for aftermarket fans, or a radiator if you choose to use a water cooler. You can read more about case cooling systems here.

I would recommend having at least two case fans, but three or more is ideal. If you’re only using two, you’ll want one of them to draw in cool air while the other exhausts hot air. This system will keep a constant stream of air passing over your components, while at the same time drawing in cooler air and expelling warm air.  

Fan configurations vary based on your case and the level of airflow your system requires. For example, heavy overclockers would need more airflow to their hot components than the average builder.

Knowing how to pick the best case for water cooling can be tricky. Water coolers tend to have large radiators and pumps, so you’re going to want a case with plenty of space for the water cooler itself, not to mention the large radiator fans.

Drive bays and Expansion slots

In general, cases ship with three different kinds of drive bays, each with their own uses:

  • 2.5-inch bays are generally used for SSDs (solid state drives)
  • 3.5-inch bays are used for standard mechanical hard drives.
  • 5.25-inch bays are used for optical drives (aka DVD or BluRay readers). However, many manufacturers have started to do away with 5.25-inch optical drive bays since physical disks are becoming less and less popular (or needed).

Cases will also come with expansion slots. These are found in the back of the case, and are used for graphics cards, sound cards, etc. That’s to say they are very vital.

Other Things to Consider Before You Buy a PC Case

When purchasing cases, there are certain things you will need, like support for your motherboard. But there are other things you will really want or value as quality of life improvements.

Cable management is a must

A good case has plenty of options for cable management. Most cases have holes in the back panel for you to run cables through, but some cases are better for cable management than others. For example, the holes may be there, but not in ideal locations. Some cases also don’t leave enough space underneath the back panel for cables.

Not only do poorly managed cables look bad, but they can also restrict airflow.

Quiet is Key

Nobody wants to be bothered by noisy case fans. If your case ships with fans, make sure they aren’t too loud – trust me, you’ll thank me later. Many popular cases, including all of the cases in our roundup, have been reviewed online. Before you purchase a case, make sure you look at their reviews. During testing, many reviewers will make note of not only the fans’ cooling performance, but also their noise levels.

Know the Case’s Build Quality

If you’re building a computer, odds are you’re investing a decent chunk of change. Damaging or destroying your components is the last thing you want to do – that’s why it’s important to buy a case with a solid construction (this is an even bigger concern if you move your PC around frequently). Side panel windows are okay, but make sure the glass is strong, and the case is sturdy.

Taking a Closer Look at the Best PC Cases

Now it is time to look at each case, examine the pros and the cons, discuss the cases’ design, and any notable features.

Top 7 Best PC Cases 2018

ProductDetails
Corsair Crystal Series 570X

Corsair Crystal Series 570X

  • type: Mid-Tower
  • motherboard support: ATX, mATX, Mini-ITX
  • dimensions hxwxd: 512 x 234 x 480mm
  • space above motherboard: 1.5” (39mm)
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NZXT H400i

NZXT H400i

  • type: Micro-Tower
  • motherboard support: mATX, Mini-ITX
  • dimensions hxwxd: 393 x 210 x 421mm
  • space above motherboard: 1.5” (39mm)
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Cooler Master Mastercase H500P

Cooler Master Mastercase H500P

  • type: Mid-tower
  • motherboard support: ATX, mATX, Mini-ITX
  • dimensions hxwxd: 542 x 242 x 544mm
  • space above motherboard: 1.5” + 1.5” recess (39mm + 39mm)
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Corsair Carbide 275R

Corsair Carbide 275R

  • type: Mid-Tower
  • motherboard support: ATX, mATX, Mini-ITX
  • dimensions hxwxd: 455 x 225 x 460mm
  • space above motherboard: 1.5” (39mm)
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Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE

Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE

  • type: Mid-Tower
  • motherboard support: ATX, mATX, Mini-ITX
  • dimensions hxwxd: 500 x 237 x 507mm
  • space above motherboard: 1.5” (39mm)
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NZXT H440

NZXT H440

  • type: Mid-Tower
  • motherboard support: ATX, mATX, Mini-ITX
  • dimensions hxwxd: 510 x 210 x 476mm
  • space above motherboard: 1.5” (39mm)
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Corsair Carbide Series 270R

Corsair Carbide Series 270R

  • type: Mid-Tower
  • motherboard support: ATX, mATX, Mini-ITX
  • dimensions hxwxd: 509 x 210 x 460mm
  • space above motherboard: 1.5” (39mm)
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#1

Corsair Crystal Series 570X

Corsair high-end cases have a premium look and feel to them – the Crystal Series 570X is no exception, sporting large ⅛” thick tempered glass panels on the top, front, and both sides of the case.

The glass panels do an exemplary job showing off the case’s internal components, not to mention the extravagant RGB lighting emanating from the case’s interior. The tempered glass panels are held together by a sturdy steel frame, ensuring your components are safely enclosed and out of harm’s way.

Corsair Crystal Series 570X unbox

The case only has seven slots though, meaning you won’t be able to use a double-slot graphics card in the motherboard’s bottom PCI slot. Above the expansion slots, you’ll find a 120mm fan mounting location without a fan present. Considering this is a premium case, it’s a bit disappointing Corsair decided not to include a rear exhaust fan. If you want to ensure optimal airflow, we’d recommend adding a rear exhaust fan in addition to the three front-panel fans that are included.

On the right side of the case, you can see the case’s two 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drive bays through the glass panel. If you remove all of the outer panels, you’ll find a full top-panel dust filter, a fan lighting controller, a fan lighting hub, a cable concealer bar running vertically between the sets of drive trays, and a power supply slide-out dust filter.

The fan lighting controller allows you to select between Violet/ Blue/ Green/ Yellow/ Orange/ Red/ White colors and Alternating/ Flickering/ Breathing/ Static light modes. Clearly, this is the perfect case for any RGB lighting enthusiasts.

#2

NZXT H400i

This is a Micro-ATX case, so naturally, it’s smaller than the mid-tower cases on this list. NZXT’s H400i has tremendous cooling potential, as fan and radiator mounting potential are meritorious. Whether you want an air tower, custom loop, or an AIO (all in one), you can do it with the H400i.

The case allows for two 140mm fans in the front, two in the top panel, and a singular 120mm fan in the rear. Evidently, the case’s airflow is top-notch. This case ships with two AER F120 case fans in the front and one AER F120 case fan in the rear.

But wait, there’s more:

You can install a 280mm radiator in the front panel and a 120mm in the back as well, meaning the case is great for anyone interested in liquid cooling as well.

This chassis can house up to four 2.5-inch drives, but there’s only room for a single 3.5-inch, which is definitely a drawback. Moreover, there aren’t any 5.25-inch bays, which is also something to keep in mind.

NZXT H400i unbox

The case has a white finish with black accents and a large tempered glass window on the left side panel. Nevertheless, the interior of the case still feels spacious, allowing for good airflow and cable management.

Overall, the case has strong performance and a good price. It’s compact yet spacious design packs in plenty of features into a small case with great airflow and support for watercooling, too.

#3

Cooler Master Mastercase H500P

Cooler Master’s H500P falls somewhere in between entry-level and enthusiast, rendering it a fantastic case for both new guys and professional builders. The case achieves fantastic thermal performance thanks to its spacious interior and numerous case fans.

COOLER MASTER MASTERCASE H500P unbox

The MasterCase H500P has a gunmetal black finish. The exterior is constructed from plastic and steel mesh, but the case’s frame is entirely made of steel, which is also painted black to match the case’s color scheme.

The right side panel is covered with steel and the left side panel has a tempered glass window which allows you to see your components in action, not to mention the vibrant LED lighting inside the case. The front I/O panel has two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and two 3.5mm headphone jacks.

As far as motherboard compatibility is concerned, this case supports Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, and some E-ATX motherboards. The case ships without 5.25-inch bays, but you can install them later on. (You can find a dual 5.25-inch bay on Amazon for around $50.) The case’s dual position HDD cage can also house a pair of 3.5” or 2.5” storage drives. You can also house two 2.5” drive trays above the PSU cover.

Three fans come pre-installed in the case upon arrival from the factory. The front of the case has two 200mm RGB fans, which are compatible with any motherboard that has a 4-pin layout. The third stock fan is 140mm and can be found in the back. It’s a black exhaust fan without any special LED lighting, but it gets the job done.

The default fans are nearly inaudible, yet powerful. Moreover, the case has plenty of fan mounting options, including support for radiator fans if you choose to use a water cooling solution. The H500P is quite possibly one of the best editions to the MasterCase lineup yet.

COOLER MASTER MASTERCASE H500P unbox 2

If you’re unhappy with the default fan configuration, you have the option to install three 120mm or 140mm fans in the front of the chassis. In the back, you can mount a smaller 120mm fan if you wish, although we’d recommend you stick with the default 140mm, as they do a better job at lower RPMs, resulting in less noise.

The top of the case can support a 280mm or 360mm radiator for a water cooling system if you wish, and the back of the chassis can be used for a singular 120mm or 140mm radiator.

Overall, this case is striking, but looks aren’t everything. Fortunately, the H500P has more to offer than mere looks. There are plenty of drive bays, and the spacious interior allows for plenty of airflow, resulting in superb cooling performance.

#4

Corsair Carbide 275R

With a low-profile, black color scheme, Corsair’s Carbide 275R doesn’t have any crazy characteristics that really distinguish its design from other cases.

Its internal layout is clean, minimalistic, and geared for beginner builders. The top panel is mostly covered by a metal-mesh filter with a mounting location for two 120mm or 140mm fans just underneath. The case ships with one 120mm intake fan in the front and one 120mm exhaust fan in the rear.

The front panel is covered by a thin brushed-aluminum skin. Also on the front, you’ll find two USB 3.0 ports, a headphone and microphone jacks, a hard drive LED, and a power button.

Corsair Carbide 275R unboxImage taken from Tom’s Hardware Review

Nothing special to report behind the case – the motherboard I/O is located just above the case’s seven expansion slots. There is a slot at the bottom for the case’s bottom-mounted PSU, and a 120mm exhaust fan.

Corsair Carbide 275R unbox 2

Image taken from Tom’s Hardware Review

There are two large cable pass-through holes to the right of the motherboard tray, and one atop the PSU tunnel.

The case can support CPU coolers with a maximum height of 170mm and several graphics cards up to 370mm in length. The case supports 3-Way SLI and CrossFire configurations (provided you have the right motherboard).

You can mount up to seven 120mm fans in this case: three in the front, three in the top, and a single fan in the rear. You can also mount up to four 140mm fans, two in front and two on top. The case supports 120, 140, 240, 280, and 360mm radiators, meaning you can outfit your case with a water cooling solution, if you choose to do so.

Corsair Carbide 275R unbox 3

The case also has six internal drive bays. There are two mounting locations under the PSU tunnel, supporting both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives. There are four mounting locations for 2.5-inch drives behind the motherboard tray.

Stock cooling performance was sub-par, so we recommend adding one (or several) extra case fans for optimal performance. The case doesn’t ship with an impressive amount of case fans, but there’s surely room for plenty more.  However, you’ll have to make sure the cost of the extra case fans doesn’t add up too much. Otherwise, it may make more sense to buy a different case.

Overall, the 275R is a straightforward, affordable, easy to use, and beginner friendly mid-tower case. We were also impressed by just how spacious the interior was, and it looks good too. It’s our pick for the best mid-tower case.

#5

Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE

The 500D RGB SE is one of Corsair’s newest additions to their beloved Obsidian series. We know this is a matter of opinion, but we think it looks amazing. It becomes the focal point of any room, and it catches your eye as soon as you walk through the door.

Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE unbox

Image taken from Anandtech

The case ships with three 120mm fans mounted on the front panel, ringed with colorful LED lighting. The fans can be seen in action through the case’s front tempered glass panel. It also supports 120, 240, 280, and 360mm radiators if you wish to water cool your CPU.

The side of the case also has a large tempered glass window, allowing you to see inside the case. Offering plentiful support for liquid cooling and plenty of cable management options, the 500D is equally as functional as it is good-looking.

It has plenty of drive bays for both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives, great cable management options, and commendable airflow thanks to the pre-installed case fans and a spacious interior.

The case is a bit pricey, but it’s well worth the investment, especially if you’re building an enthusiast PC and you want a top-notch case to house your components.

#6

NZXT H440

It’s safe to say times are changing, which may be why NZXT has decided to remove 5.25-inch bays from this case altogether. That’s right – the H440 doesn’t have any 5.25-inch bays, which means you can’t mount an optical drive.

Although this may be a drawback for some, it is definitely a positive for others. In fact, I haven’t had an optical drive installed in my PC for several years, without any issues. Since there aren’t 5.25-inch bays in this case, the interior is more spacious, which promotes airflow and leaves more room for radiators, fans, and GPUs.

NZXT H440 unbox

Without 5.25-inch bays, hard drives are installed differently, there are power connectors for up to 10 fans (which means incredible airflow), and the interior is compartmentalized. All of this is great for neat freaks.

Not only does good cable management look better, it also improves airflow. Keeping your components cool is crucial if you want to ensure they have a long life.

The case has a white finish with black accents, and a window on the left side panel. NZXT clearly went for a modern, minimalistic look with the H440, and it looks great. The case is sleek and refined, a style that is becoming increasingly popular.

NZXT H440 unbox 2

Image taken from Tom’s Hardware Review

All of the H440’s lighting elements can be found in the back of the case. NZXT’s logo is printed on the PSU chamber, as well as LEDs around the rear case fan and expansion slots. The lights are subtle, yet their presence compliments the case’s overall minimalistic and clean design.

NZXT H440 unbox 3

On the top of the case, the H440 has two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports, in addition to HD audio connectors, the power button, and the reset button.

The black accent panels on the top and the front of the case serve as an entrance for air while there is an exit in the back. This means dust can only enter the case through the front cover and the PSU area. Thankfully, both have dust filters.

The case ships with three 120mm case fans in the front. The fans are NZXT’s FN V2s, which can spin at a maximum speed of 1200 RPM. If you’d like to replace them with 140mm fans, the front of the case has enough room for two of them. The case also supports 120, 140, 280, and 360mm radiators.

NZXT’s decision to ditch the 5.25-inch drive bays allows your hard disks to be positioned farther apart than usual, resulting in cooler temperatures. Moreover, the top fan is level with the CPU cooler, providing a more direct route for air to get to its destination.

The case is made from sound dampening material that’s approximately 6mm thick. It covers all surfaces except for the side panel window. The case’s superb fans keep internal temperatures low, and the fans are quiet too.

Powerful and quiet fans coupled with a case constructed from sound dampening material results in superb thermal and acoustic performance.

In conclusion, the H440 is one of the best case’s on the market, both from a functional and aesthetic point-of-view.

#7

Corsair Carbide Series 270R

The case measures in at 509 x 210 x 460mm (HxWxD) and weighs approximately 13 lbs. The exterior of the case has a sleek, low-profile design with a large side-panel window on the left side of the case.

Taking a look inside, you won’t see any drive bays in the front of the chassis. However, there are two 2.5-inch drives hidden behind the motherboard tray. Closer to the front of the chassis – but still kept out of sight – you’ll find two 3.5-inch bays.

Corsair Carbide Series 270R unbox

The motherboard tray offers six different locations to pass wiring through along with 13 wire tie-off points. Clearly, cable management was a big focus when designing the case.

The case can support ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX boards. If you intend on using a Micro-ATX board, or especially a Mini-ITX board, you’ll want to make sure your PSU’s cables are long enough to be used with the wiring holes.

Below the motherboard tray, there is a large PSU cover. The front of the case is vented, allowing air to flow freely throughout the chassis.

The windowed version of the 270R ships with a pair of 120mm fans, one of which has red LED lighting in the front, and another in the rear. As far as water cooling support goes, the 270R can support a 360 or 280mm radiator in the front, but the back of the case can only support a 240mm radiator. Keep in mind that, if you decide not to mount a 240mm radiator in the front, the case also supports either two 120mm fans or a singular 140mm fan.

Corsair Carbide Series 270R unbox 2

The front I/O panel has two USB 3.0 ports, a power and reset button, and two 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks.

When it comes to picking the best PC case, airflow is essential to keep in mind. The 270R has a spacious interior, and – thanks to built-in cable management options – superb airflow. There’s plenty of room for additional fans and radiators, storage drives, graphics cards and CPU coolers.

It’s easy to work with and chocked full of extra features, which is why it’s great for both beginners and experienced builders alike.

Conclusion

Although often overlooked, the importance of a PC case cannot be overstated. Your case protects the rest of your components, and provides them with airflow to ensure they’re running at a stable temperature.

  1. If you want the best PC case for gaming, go for the Corsair Crystal Series 570X.
  2. The NZXT H440 is the best case for anyone who’d like to do any water cooling, thanks to the spacious interior and radiator support.
  3. The Cooler Master MasterCase H500P has fantastic airflow, with plenty of places to mount fans.
  4. If you’re after a smaller form factor, the NZXT H400i is the best Micro-ATX case.
  5. Mid-tower cases offer the best of both worlds. If you’re after the best mid-tower case, we recommend the Corsair Carbide 275R.
  6. If you love brilliant lighting and tempered glass panels, we highly recommend the Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE. Its design is absolutely magnificent.
  7. The Corsair Carbide 270R is the best case for beginners, as it has an intuitive design that’s easy to work with.

We hope this helped you not only understand why it’s important to choose a good case, but also how to make better decisions in general. Do you think we covered everything there is to know about cases, or do you have some other questions (or suggestions)?

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