Top PC Cases 2017

Top PC Cases 2017

Enter the new year and new computer cases a plenty, so here our list of the top pc cases 2017.

top pc cases 2017.

Computer chassis selection is if not one of the most important part in a PC build, proper case selection adds an overall appeal to any pc build.

A proper case selection will complete any build theme you’re looking for and there are lots of this, from the silent builds or the all out aesthetic RGB lighting eye fest.

Color themes, clean look and one that does not break the bank (to some) are just a number of considering factors in case selection, there is a whole science in this and in a very weird sense.

For me pc case selection will only boil down to two things, functionality and aesthetics, though some might have more than two if not a number of factors in choosing a particular case.

And there is not right or wrong in PC case selection, just go with what you like!

So 2017 is upon us and I have compiled a list of my top PC Cases in 2017 (so far) though this cases might be released in 2016 or 2015 but nonetheless this cases are still the best in any build you are going after.

I will detail 5 cases per price point, hope you like what I have compiled in here.

Less than or equal to $50 Cases;

The top $50 Computer case

This section I will list the best pc case under $50;

  1. BitFenix Computer Case White and Purple
BitFenix Computer Case BFC-NEO-100-WWWKP-RP White and Purple
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BitFenix Computer Case BFC-NEO-100-WWWKP-RP White and Purple
  • Case Type: ATX Mid Tower
  • Material: Steel, Plastic
  • M/B Type: ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

Last update on 2017-07-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

If a white and purple color theme is what you are after, maybe a gift for your gaming girlfriend? Then this gaming pc case if right for you, though you can select from a handful of different colors to choose from.

Color selection a plenty!

Specs;

  • Case Type: ATX Mid Tower
  • Material: Steel, Plastic
  • M/B Type: ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX
  • Expansion Slots: 7x PCI Slots
  • Front I/O Panel: 1x USB 3.0 Port, 1x USB 2.0 Port, HD Audio
  • Power Supply: None, Supports PS2 ATX Power Supply (bottom, multi direction)

The elegantly crafted mesh front panel brings a clean and uncluttered look to the chassis while bringing a splash of color to brighten up any computing space.

Users can look forward to dedicated 3.5″ and 2.5″ drive racks, and compatibility with graphics cards up to 30cm long.

Neos makes installation easy with tool-free mechanisms and dual dust filters mean quick cleanup. To enable quick file transfers, Neos even comes equipped with a high-speed USB port.

Brimming with niceties like an aluminum BitFenix logo badge and a powder-coated interior, Neos brings a colorful and smart design at an eminently affordable price point.

Designing a chassis that blends into any environment, yet allows for personal customization was no easy feat. Neos achieves this through a simple yet sophisticated design that comes in a variety of mesh colors to suit individual tastes.

Available in both black and white models, Neos is a case that lets users choose the color scheme that best suits their own personal style.

But the mesh adorning the front of Neos isn’t merely cosmetic. Large mesh holes allow for unencumbered airflow to your system components, ensuring that your PC runs as cool as it looks. Ample Expansion. Easy to Build. Superspeed USB 3.0 Connectivity.

  1. Thermaltake Versa H21
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Thermaltake Versa H21 SPCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis CA-1B2-00M1NN-00
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Thermaltake Versa H21 SPCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis CA-1B2-00M1NN-00
  • Case Type: Mid Tower
  • Material: SPCC
  • External Bay: 3x 5.25"

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I just love this case, a sleek a dash of military look.

Specs;

  • Case Type: Mid Tower
  • Material: SPCC
  • External Bay: 3x 5.25″
  • Internal Bay: 3x 3.5″ or 2.5″, 3x 2.5″
  • Expansion Slots: 7
  • Front I/O Panel: 1x USB 3.0 Port, 1x USB 2.0 Port, 1x HD Audio

Ideal for home-computer builders and gamers, with enough space for high-end hardware and expansion. The ample ventilation options, cleanable air filter, and a perforated mesh bezel help to keep the entire system cool and dust-free.

Versa H21 combines a manageable frame size with extensive options to customize user’s computer or gaming system.

Back in 2015 cases does not come standard with mesh bezel, you can only imagine the dust accumulation in my HAF 932, I had to invest in an air blower to keep the dust population under control, how to cleaning your computer case is another topic for another day, though be on the lookout for that article.

Designed for gamer, perforated metal mesh front and top panel to allow quick heat dissipation and rapid air intake for maximum ventilation. The heighten foot-stands at the bottom help to enhance airflow.

Preinstalled one 120mm rear exhaust fan, optional 2 x 120mm intake fans to optimize system ventilation with dust filter.

Praise the sun for now standard in most cases are tool less design, Innovative 5.25” & 3.5” tool-free drive bay design minimized the hassles of installing/removing. Trio drive bay concept “3 + 3 + 3”, a perfect ratio for accessory and storage devices.

And of course, optimized ventilation preinstalled one 120mm rear exhaust fan, optional 2 x 120mm intake fans to optimize system ventilation with dust filter to keep everything frosty.

  1. Cooler Master N400
Cooler Master N400 - Mid Tower Computer Case with Fully Meshed Front Panel (NSE-400-KKN2)
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Cooler Master N400 - Mid Tower Computer Case with Fully Meshed Front Panel (NSE-400-KKN2)
  • Fully meshed front panel for superior airflow
  • Supports a 240 mm water cooling radiator or two 120 mm fans on the right side or top of case
  • Supports up to three SSDs - two on the tool-less 2.5-Inch bracket and one at the bottom of the HDD cage

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Want the eye of sauron look? Then this case is for you!

The new Cooler Master N400 is a mid-tower designed for optimum cooling and expandability. The front panel and I/O area feature the premium mesh for a modern look.

It supports up to 8 fans, including two pre-installed XtraFlo fans for extreme high airflow. If you prefer liquid cooling solutions, installing 240mm or 120mm radiators in N400 won’t be a problem as well – the 240mm radiator can be installed at the top or on the right side, and the 120mm one – in the rear. N400 also provides plenty of expansion by support of up to 3 SSDs and high-end graphics cards up to 320mm / 12.6 inch.

The N400 is one of two computer cases joining the N200 in Cooler Master’s new N-Series. Along with its brothers, the N400 has numerous features that help it stand apart from the competition.

It does so with a full array of exciting options that have been designed specifically with cooling performance in mind, especially water cooling.

Its full mesh front panel and well-ventilated layout provide for a more abundant flow of air throughout the case. Fully embracing water cooling, N400 supports radiators up to 240 mm.

  1. Thermaltake Versa H22 Window
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Thermaltake Versa H22 Window SPCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis CA-1B3-00M1WN-00
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Thermaltake Versa H22 Window SPCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis CA-1B3-00M1WN-00
  • Designed for gamer, perforated metal mesh front and top panel to allow quick heat dissipation and rapid air intake for maximum ventilation. Featuring a transparent side window to offer a direct view of inner system.
  • Innovative 5.25" & 3.5" tool-free drive bay design minimized the hassles of installing/removing. Trio drive bay concept "3 + 3 + 3", a perfect ratio for accessory and storage devices. Also, Tool-free mount fan can be clipped on the dust filter.
  • The perforated front-top panel has implemented one data transfer SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port along with one standard USB 2.0 port, a HD microphone and headset jacks, to grand direct access when needed.

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Another Thermaltake in our list, this time a windowed case, I don’t suppose you build a gaming PC with all it’s gaming glory and have the parts hidden?

Specs;

  • Case Type: Mid Tower
  • Material: SPCC
  • External Bay: 3x 5.25″
  • Internal Bay: 3x 3.5″ or 2.5″, 3x 2.5″
  • Expansion Slots: 7
  • Front I/O Panel: 1x USB 3.0 Port, 1x USB 2.0 Port, 1x HD Audio

Perforated metal mesh front and top panel to allow quick heat dissipation and rapid air intake for maximum ventilation. Featuring a transparent side window to offer a direct view of inner system.

Innovative 5.25″ & 3.5″ tool-free drive bay design minimized the hassles of installing/removing. Trio drive bay concept “3 + 3 + 3”, a perfect ratio for accessory and storage devices. Also, Tool-free mount fan can be clipped on the dust filter.

The perforated front-top panel has implemented one data transfer SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port along with one standard USB 2.0 port, a HD microphone and headset jacks, to grand direct access when needed.

Preinstalled one 120mm rear exhaust fan, optional 2 x 120mm intake fans to optimize system ventilation with dust filter.

Pre-mounting holes to support motherboards up to standard ATX and CPU cooler installation, long graphic card also supported as well as Advanced Cable Management and Liquid Cooling System.

  1. SilverStone Technology Precision Series Black
SilverStone Technology Precision Series Black ATX Tower Case PS13B, Black
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SilverStone Technology Precision Series Black ATX Tower Case PS13B, Black
  • Quick access filters for easy cleaning
  • Motherboard back plate opening for quick CPU cooler assembly
  • All black painted interior for stylish look

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SilverStone has been in the game long to know how to properly do a gaming case, they always have sleek theme design cases, the diamond shape I/O ports on the front says alot.

Specs;

  • Quick access filters for easy cleaning
  • Motherboard back plate opening for quick CPU cooler assembly
  • All black painted interior for stylish look
  • Supports graphics cards up to 13.7 inches, Highly flexible drive storage options
  • Dimensions – 182mm (W) x 426mm (H) x 400mm (D)

The new Precision series PS13 was created with the goal of exceeding user experience and expectation for affordable PC chassis by offering a wide range of features and complete it off with great build quality.

It is at the time of its release, the smallest ATX tower in the Precision series with greatest space utilization rate. A full array of features like USB 3.0, removable fan filter, all black painted interior and CPU backplate cutout are all standard in this great chassis.

Budget oriented builders will feel right at home with the list above, you can just choose any of those computer cases and opt to upgrade later, but for the most part a budget case is the way to go, corners might be cut, like expandable options, I/O ports.

Here is another list of the best pc case under $100;

If you’re budget stretches out to a 100 then you will have a good time, selection is plenty in this price point and you will not be disappointed.

So here we, the best computer cases under $100.

  1. Corsair Carbide Clear 400C Compact Mid-Tower Case
Corsair  Carbide Clear 400C Compact Mid-Tower Case (White)
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Corsair Carbide Clear 400C Compact Mid-Tower Case (White)
  • Clean, modern lines with an all steel exterior / Full side panel window to see your internal parts, complete with tool-free latch and hinge for easy access
  • Compact Mid Tower design fits full sized ATX boards and multiple graphics cards / Direct air flow access to the hottest components with no drive cages in the way
  • Capable liquid cooling support for both CPU and GPU loops / Included AF140L and AF120L fans for excellent performance and low noise levels

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A very popular case from a very well respected company Corsair, I’ve been a fan of their products ever since I started doing PC build, they have a vast array of products from performance memory, AIO coolers and their enthusiast PC cases.

They engineered the Carbide Clear 400C to pack all the performance and expandability you need into a beautifully compact case design. Put your components on display through the gorgeous, full-size window panel that opens with a touch — and keep it all running cool and quiet with Direct Airflow technology.

With a one-touch side panel, tool-free drive installation, and three-point dust filter access, 400C is easy to build and even easier to keep clean. You’ll spend less time on setup and maintenance, and more time enjoying your PC.

Easily access your components with a single touch – and when it’s closed, enjoy viewing every part of your build through the full side panel window.

One way to reduce noise is to make sure your fans don’t work harder than they have to. By removing the drive cages behind the intake fans, we provide a more efficient direct airflow path to your hottest components, the CPU and GPU. It’s just a smarter design.

With room for up to a 360mm radiator in front, a 240mm radiator on top, and a 120mm radiator in rear, you can choose to quiet down your GPU and CPU with liquid coolers just about wherever you want to.

Easily access dust filters on front, top, and bottom mean you’ll never spend more than a minute getting dust out of your system.

I am a fan of computer cases that can easily be cleaned, dust filters on the house and that is one freebie you wouldn’t pass out.

  1. NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case, Matte Black
NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case, Matte Black (CA-H442C-M8)
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NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case, Matte Black (CA-H442C-M8)
  • Remarkably Clean: Next Generation 5.25-less Design
  • An integrated power supply shroud completely conceals cables and increases cable management space up to 80%
  • Radicator Support: 240mm 280mm or 360mm (front and top, the only case this small that can support 2x 360mm out of box

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Another famous case for enthusiast, NZXT might be a newcomer atleast for me, but that did not stop them from making a mark early on, from their sexy PC cases to their peripherals one cannot argue NZXT has quite a punch to offer for enthusiasts and non alike.

Specs;

  • Remarkably Clean: Next Generation 5.25-less Design
  • An integrated power supply shroud completely conceals cables and increases cable management space up to 80%
  • Radicator Support: 240mm 280mm or 360mm (front and top, the only case this small that can support 2x 360mm out of box
  • PWM Fan Hub, New non-scratch paint, More HDD Space
  • Include 4 of NZXT’s 2nd Generation of FN V2 fans. An unheard of 3x 120mm in front and 1x 140mm in rear

The H440 takes the modern design of the H series and breaks away from tradition to bring you the cleanest PC ever. With its groundbreaking interior, the H440 guarantees a streamlined PC-building experience and provides comprehensive high-performance features in a sleek, minimalist package.

The new H features a doorless, ODD-free front panel made entirely of steel while a large, full-view window reveals an interior specially engineered to make any build seamless and beautiful(closed panel version is also available).

On the inside, an integrated power supply shroud completely conceals cables and increases cable management space up to 80%. Additionally, two attached SSD trays mounted above the shroud allow you to easily showcase a remarkably clean interior.

With its newly designed interior, the H440 guarantees a streamlined PC-building experience without sacrificing any of the amenities builders are used to in a high performance case.

  1. Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-ALPHA
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Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-ALPHA Mid-Tower Gaming Case,  White/Red
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Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-ALPHA Mid-Tower Gaming Case, White/Red
  • Bold Exterior Design with LED fans: You'll never mistake it for anything else - the asymmetrical, hard-edged design of the SPEC-ALPHA and its numerous color combinations give it a bold, unique look.
  • Direct airflow path to keep your CPU and GPU running cooler: The SPEC-ALPHA has a direct path from the front intake to the GPU and CPU for better cooling.
  • Large side panel window to show off your hardware: Why hide it? All that performance hardware you built your rig with is AWESOME looking, so why not take a look at it through the huge side panel window?

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Now this is one sexy case, when I first saw this I could not immediately grasp the design choice but the more you look the more you find that it is indeed very stylish and unique.

Yes it resembles one of those Star Wars ship but I forgot it’s name, my one gripe about this is the feet, yes the feet, it looks out of place or maybe I just don’t like protruding stands in any case period.

Bold Exterior Design with LED fans: You’ll never mistake it for anything else – the asymmetrical, hard-edged design of the SPEC-ALPHA and its numerous color combinations give it a bold, unique look.

Direct airflow path to keep your CPU and GPU running cooler: The SPEC-ALPHA has a direct path from the front intake to the GPU and CPU for better cooling.

Large side panel window to show off your hardware: Why hide it? All that performance hardware you built your rig with is AWESOME looking, so why not take a look at it through the huge side panel window?

Three included 120mm fans and built-in three-speed fan controller: Two front LED fans and a rear fan provide excellent airflow, and the built-in fan controller lets you decide exactly how much cooling you need with the flick of a switch.

Cable routing cut-outs and tie downs: Nobody wants to see a rat’s nest of cables, so the SPEC-ALPHA has cut-outs and tie-downs behind the motherboard tray to keep your cable routing neat and tidy – and out of the airflow path for better cooling.

Easy to Build: Tool-free drive installation and side panel removal mean you can spend less time building your PC and more time gaming with it.

Front 240mm radiator compatibility: Upgrade to the power of liquid cooling for your CPU or GPU with up to a 240mm hydro series cooler in front of the case.

Native USB 3.0 and SSD support for modern builds: Believe it or not, lots of cases still don’t support the fastest storage options on the market.

The SPEC-ALPHA does. Whether it be a new external drive for storage or a new SSD for your OS or games, rest assured the SPEC-ALPHA is ready for anything you throw at it.

Corsairs always been at the forefront when it comes to innovation and style, you can just browse any of their products and you will see what I mean, I also is a corsair fanboy, my rig over the year has incorporate Corsair products from Memory, Power Supply units you can be sure Corsair always will deliver.

  1. Antec Performance Series Case P-100 Black
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Antec Performance Series Case P-100 Black
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Antec Performance Series Case P-100 Black
  • Compatible with up to 3-way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFireX
  • Complete dual layer design: steel and foam panels deaden noise
  • 2 front panel USB 3.0 port

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Now this is what I mean by a stealth/silent build PC case will look like, not a whole lot as most work is done internally in the case, a lot of sound dampening materials are incorporated inside, noise canceling materials a plenty.

Specs;

  • Motherboard: Mini-ITX, microATX, Standard ATX
  • Supports up to 3-way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFireX.
  • Complete dual layer design: steel and foam panels deaden noise.
  • 2 front panel USB 3.0 port
  • Advanced cooling design with top fan mounts spaced for 240mm radiators.

The P100 is an ATX case that epitomizes cool, quiet, and sophistication. It features Antec’s award winning the Performance One series design and Quiet Computing™ technologies that minimize system noise.

In addition to 7 expansion slots, the P100 also supports 2 tool-less 5.25” drives and 7 tool-less 3.5”/ 2.5” drives. With a great price to feature ratio the P100 is the only economical case that delivers first class silence performance.

A balance of price and feature is achieved by integrating Antec design with superior build quality. Engineered with Quiet Computing™ Technology, the P100 is truly in a class all its own.

Wow another list exhausted and it was a handful by now you may have an idea on what case you’re going to get in your next gaming pc build, if you’re still undecided on what case fret not we still have another set of 5.

This time we will be looking at the best top $100 and above computer case.

My selection of the best $100 computer case.

  1. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Computer Case
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Computer Case - Tempered Glass Edition, Anthracite Grey PH-ES515ETG_AG
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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Computer Case - Tempered Glass Edition, Anthracite Grey PH-ES515ETG_AG
  • Aluminum body (3mm thick). Clean interior-Hidden PSU and HDD's. RGB LED Lights-10 Colors with illumination effects (Breathing/Static/Color Cycle). Left and Right Tempered Glass Side Panels (4mm thick)
  • Direct airflow to CPU/GPU. Comes with 3 Phanteks premium fan: 2xPH-F140SP in front (140mm) and 1xPH-F140SP in rear (140mm). Phanteks' PWM hub included. 3 different installation areas for radiators.
  • Offset Radiator Bracket with no conflicts between radiator and memory (120mm or 140mm form factor). Reservoir mounting locations. Pump Bracket with vibration dampers

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I have to admit, I am a bit biased on this case simply because this is one of my favorite to come out of 2016.

If I can sell my old HAF 932 I will get this bad girl immediately, pictures won’t do justice with this case, you have to see and bask in its glory to fully appreciate this one.

Specs;

  • Aluminum body (3mm thick). Clean interior-Hidden PSU and HDD’s. RGB LED Lights-10 Colors with illumination effects (Breathing/Static/Color Cycle). Left and Right Tempered Glass Side Panels (4mm thick)
  • Direct airflow to CPU/GPU. Comes with 3 Phanteks premium fan: 2xPH-F140SP in front (140mm) and 1xPH-F140SP in rear (140mm). Phanteks’ PWM hub included. 3 different installation areas for radiators.
  • Offset Radiator Bracket with no conflicts between radiator and memory (120mm or 140mm form factor). Reservoir mounting locations. Pump Bracket with vibration dampers
  • 2x Drop-N-Lock SSD brackets included. Equipped with removable dust filters (1x front, 1x bottom, top integrated). Quick release panels for easy access to fans and dust filters.
  • 3x Modular HDD Brackets. Removable HDD cage for installation of long PSU’s.

The EVOLV ATX, a premium all-aluminum mid-tower chassis based on the original EVOLV design. Like the Enthoo EVOLV, the EVOLV ATX has a minimalistic design with an all-aluminum exterior but without sacrificing on features.

The EVOLV ATX features Phanteks’ quick release side panels, innovative top radiator bracket, and the new HDD mounting system. Unleash unlimited possibilities with the Enthoo EVOLV ATX.

  1. NZXT H440 Mid Tower Computer Case
NZXT H440 Mid TowerComputer  Case, Matt Black/Red /w Window (CA-H442W-M1)
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NZXT H440 Mid TowerComputer Case, Matt Black/Red /w Window (CA-H442W-M1)
  • Remarkably Clean: Next Generation 5.25-less Design
  • An integrated power supply shroud completely conceals cables and increases cable management space up to 80%
  • Radicator Support: 240mm 280mm or 360mm (front and top, the only case this small that can support 2x 360mm out of box

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Another NXXT Case, by this point you will realize that most of this cases comes from elite companies, Corsair, NZXT, SilverStone to name a few.

I trust this company because they know how to please their customers.

Specs;

  • Remarkably Clean: Next Generation 5.25-less Design
  • An integrated power supply shroud completely conceals cables and increases cable management space up to 80%
  • Radicator Support: 240mm 280mm or 360mm (front and top, the only case this small that can support 2x 360mm out of box
  • PWM Fan Hub, New non-scratch paint, More HDD Space
  • Include 4 of NZXT’s 2nd Generation of FN V2 fans. An unheard of 3x 120mm in front and 1x 140mm in rear

Also you may have noticed that we had an NZXT case above which is below $50, yes they have entry level case as well as for those who are not budget conscious.

The H440 takes the modern design of the H series and breaks away from tradition to bring you the cleanest PC ever. With its groundbreaking interior, the H440 guarantees a streamlined PC-building experience and provides comprehensive high-performance features in a sleek, minimalist package.

  1. Fractal Design Define XL R2 Full Tower Case
Fractal Design Define XL R2 Full Tower Case FDCADEFXLR2BL - Black Pearl
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Fractal Design Define XL R2 Full Tower Case FDCADEFXLR2BL - Black Pearl
  • High density noise-reducing material for an optimal silent case
  • Patented ModuVent design allowing the user to choose between optimal silence or maximum airflow.
  • With a new internal layout and additional PCI expansion slots, it can harbor the most powerful enthusiast systems.

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Now back in highschool we had crushes and I swear I want to marry her, turns out I was wrong then I see another pretty one immediately She’s my crush again.

That is the exact case with this Casing, before Phanteks arrived Fractal Design’s Define R2 was my favorite case and for some very good reasons too.

I am a fan of sleek, stylish and practical design when it comes to computer cases, this one fits the bill, though lacking in the stylish department vs the Phanteks case.

Specs;

  • High density noise-reducing material for an optimal silent case
  • Patented ModuVent™ design allowing the user to choose between optimal silence or maximum airflow.
  • With a new internal layout and additional PCI expansion slots, it can harbor the most powerful enthusiast systems.
  • Both HDD cages can be removed or repositioned – Top HDD cage can be removed or repositioned for increased airflow whereas bottom HDD cage can be repositioned further into the case to allow for front radiator mount.
  • The case can fit water cooling equipment in the front, top, rear and bottom without major modifications.
  • Three-speed fan controller is strategically integrated in the front panel and supports up to 3 fans
  • Three Silent Series R2 fans are included, featuring hydraulic bearings which  contribute to a longer life expectancy – Silent Series R2 retail fans now come standard in all cases
  • New tool-less front fan holder makes switching front fans a breeze

Fractal Design builds on the success of its awarding-winning Define XL computer case with the Define XL R2. This updated chassis carries on the family tradition of providing superb cooling and ventilation capabilities with exceptional expandability, in a sleek and stylish Scandinavian form.

The Define XL R2, which includes Fractal Design’s innovative ModuVent feature, has an updated internal layout that offers greater expandability, modularity and flexibility, including capacity for 9 PCI cards and two HDD cages that can be repositioned to provide more space for water cooling radiators.

Protip: Choose the Windowed version!

  1. Cooler Master HAF X – Full Tower Computer Case
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Cooler Master HAF X - Full Tower Computer Case with High Airflow Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0
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Cooler Master HAF X - Full Tower Computer Case with High Airflow Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0
  • SATA dock for easy installation without the need of removing side panel
  • Internal USB 3.0 on front I/O panel
  • Air duct to cool the latest graphics cards

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This is the small brother to the HAF 932, I would pick this any time of the day vs my old case the HAF 932 for simply having a mesh.

Yes just a mesh, if you don’t own a HAF 932 then you will not understand, but enough about me rambling incoherently about 932 this post is all about the HAF X.

Specs;

  • SATA Dock for easy installation without the need of removing side panel
  • USB 3.0 on front I/O panel (Internal)
  • Air duct to cool the latest graphic cards
  • Up to 1 x 230 mm red LED fan and 3 x 200 mm fans
  • 9 slots support triple VGA cards
  • Adjustable VGA card holder to support heavier GPU cards
  • Power supply partition to conceal cables
  • Advanced cable management with rubber grommets.
  • Spacious interior for larger component parts
  • Rugged black coated interior

HAF X is the flagship of the popular HAF (High Air Flow) series. Designed for performance systems, this chassis is able to house today’s latest and hottest CPUs, motherboards, graphics cards, and is compatible with USB 3.0 devices.

With specialized support and cooling for graphics cards, massive airflow with the help of up to four gigantic fans and easy access to installed components, this is as close as it gets to a system builder’s ‘dream case’.

A high airflow design strives to eliminate overheating with Large 200 and 230mm fans that spin at lower RPMs to ensure high Airflow without high noise.

Two front ports are USB 3.0 and compatible with SuperSpeed USB. The HAF X ports are backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

  1. NZXT H440 Razer Edition Gaming Mid Tower
NZXT H440 Razer Edition Gaming Mid Tower (Matte Black)
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NZXT H440 Razer Edition Gaming Mid Tower (Matte Black)
  • M/B Type: ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX
  • Internal Bay: 6+2 3.5"/2.5"
  • Expansion Slots: 7

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Ah! The famous H440 Razer edition, a very stylish and well designed case  right out of the box, you can expect to have all the bells and whistle Razer products have to offer.

The signature green color accent is prevalent with the build, along with the Razer logo in the front.

A few touches also separates this from the common H440 case, front the ambient lighting below the case, you can be sure this looks like a car from one of the Fast and Furious movies and it’s a tad bit cool!

  1. Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Window NIGHTHAWK 117
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Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Window NIGHTHAWK 117
  • Solid and Gaming Design of Gaming Cases / Computer Cases brings you the ultimate gaming experience. An ideal full tower gaming computer case with tremendous and expansive space to build your professional ultra-performance systems.
  • Convenient Top-Mounted I/O Panel: supports 2 x USB 3.0 port and 4 x USB 2.0 port, two Fan Speed Toggles, and one 3.5"/2.5" HDD Dock.
  • The transparent and hinged window side panel with quick release latches for easy access

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The NIGHTHAWK 117, as it’s commonly named is a full tower case, it is based on the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter jet from lockheed.

As a predecessor of the Rosewill THOR V2, the Rosewill NightHawk 117 full-tower case provides outrageous capacity with aesthetic style. It supports 12” x 10.3” E-ATX motherboard, eight hard drives, six 140 mm fans, and 420 mm graphics card.

It has 2 120MM fans installed in the front, a dust filter for the PSU and you have to check out the Top Fins designed to enhance the Air-flow on the system.

Specs;

  • Top I/O Ports: USB 3.0 x 2,
  • USB 2.0 x 4, Audio In/Out,
  • Fan Speed Control, Hard
  • Drive Dock
  1. Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition
Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition, Full Tower ATX Case
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Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition, Full Tower ATX Case
  • Generous Expansion Room for Building High Performance Systems
  • Nine PCI-E expansion slots, up to ten 3.5" or 2.5" drives and three 5.25" drive bays
  • High Airflow Front Mesh Design Quiet, efficient air cooling performance for your CPU and GPUs

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Going for the server look with your build or that you are actually looking to build a server chances are this case will fit the bill right in.

It’s a giant, if there’s a word to describe it, If you’re building a high-performance full tower PC system, Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition is a great start.

It combines generous expansion flexibility, excellent air or water cooling capabilities, and an interior optimized for fast and easy builds and upgrades.

The exterior is built from solid steel and brushed aluminum for a clean, elegant look., Full Tower ATX Case.

Specs;

  • Generous Expansion Room for Building High Performance Systems
  • Nine PCI-E expansion slots, up to ten 3.5″ or 2.5″ drives and three 5.25″ drive bays
  • High Airflow Front Mesh Design Quiet, efficient air cooling performance for your CPU and GPUs
  • Modular Drive Cage System
  • Save space and customize your layout for your storage or airflow needs
  • Fast, Straightforward Builds
  • Smart design features like tool-free drive installation, thumbscrews, and excellent cable routing make this a true builder’s PC case
  • 2 year warranty

The 750D Airflow has a clean, elegant exterior that dispenses with arbitrary plastic add-ons in exchange for the beauty of brushed aluminum and solid steel.

The front panel is what makes the 750D Airflow different than the original 750D. Dual 140 millimeter front intake fans and a low-resistance mesh panel provide quiet, efficient air cooling performance for GPUs and DRAM.

The tool-free drive bays can be moved and removed, so you can use only what you need for your particular storage requirements.

Smart design features and an optimized interior make this a true builder’s PC case.

Wow that was a long list where 7 computer cases fit the bill just right.

If you really haven’t set a budget for your PC and still reading this part chances are you’re still undecided on what case to choose from.

Keep in mind that investing in a very good case ensures you that the next time you choose to upgrade once again the case along with the PSU (for the most part) will be the only parts carried, my current case the HAF 932 has been with 3 different builds over the year.

My top 5 $200 computer case, this is the best $200 computer case money can buy!

  1. Cooler Master Cosmos II – Ultra Tower Computer Case
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Cooler Master Cosmos II - Ultra Tower Computer Case with Aluminum and Steel Body (RC-1200-KKN1)
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Cooler Master Cosmos II - Ultra Tower Computer Case with Aluminum and Steel Body (RC-1200-KKN1)
  • Stylish and streamlined race-car inspired design; brushed aluminum and steel for strength and elegance
  • Design that delivers high availability, scalability, and for maximum flexibility and price/performance
  • Manufactured in China

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Looking for a computer case that mildly resembles a spaceship? Then the Cosmos is the right choice for you, just be looking at it’s absurd built and design and that is all in a good way.

The COSMOS II Ultra Tower features a streamlined design accentuated by a pair of distinctive handles like no other. The smooth, brushed aluminum touch of the side panels unlock and swing open like the doors of a luxurious race-car.

Specs;

  • Stylish and streamlined race-car inspired design; brushed aluminum and steel for strength and elegance
  • Design that delivers high availability, scalability, and for maximum flexibility and price/performance
  • Manufactured in China
  • Stylish and streamlined race-car inspired design
  • Brushed aluminum and steel for strength and elegance
  • Airflow optimized design
  • Supports up to 10 fans and 13 HDDs (2 from X-dock)
  • Supports 4-Way Sli/Cf
  • Supports Xl-Atx/Ssi Ceb/Ssi Eeb Boards
  • Advanced control panel includes 4-channel fan speed control

COSMOS II – Defined as the “ultimate platform for extreme performance”. Its streamlined design with aluminum and mesh makes this product incomparably stylish and luxurious.

It supports up 10 fans, 13 HDDs, and 4-Way SLI/CF; also features an advanced control panel for fan speed adjustment with LED indicators.

The rich I/O includes 2 high speed USB 3.0 ports for quicker data transfer. The combination of its elegant looks, numerous expansion options and functionality make COSMOS II a definite choice for a user’s “Dream Case”.

The case according to the manual can support 4-way SLI configuration, I don’t know about you but that is some serious SLI setup, if you have deep pockets then by all means!

The good thing about full tower cases is the air is proper ventilated throughout the case, case fans are routed to air cool air can replace the hot air inside with minimal noise and obstruction.

The downside to this type of case is that it’s heavy (44 pounds or 20 Kilos) and I am just talking about the case alone without the components installed inside, so if you’re planning on getting this one be sure to have a strong back and don’t move this every so often.

  1. Rosewill Gaming Super Tower Computer Case Cases BLACKHAWK-ULTRA
Rosewill Gaming Super Tower Computer Case Cases BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Black
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Rosewill Gaming Super Tower Computer Case Cases BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Black
  • Type: ATX Super Tower
  • Motherboard Compatibility: ATX, E-ATX, XL-ATX, HPTX
  • Internal 3.5" Drive Bays: 10

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Now we are listing giants only, born for gaming, the Rosewill Blackhawk-Ultra super tower boasts ample space to accommodate HPTX motherboards and up to 433mm long high-end VGA cards.

All-black coating from the inside out adds to overall quality and evokes a sense of high grade quality. Eight pre-installed fans with large area meshes on front, top and side panels keep everything cool, while an array of tube openings at the rear enable easy liquid cooling upgrades.

A good list of features – such as rubber grommets for better cable management, HDD tray compatible with 2.5in. / 3.5in. HDDs/SSDs, tool-less design for HDD and ODD installation, bottom-mounted PSU with removable dust filter, and second PSU capability for power hungry systems – makes the Rosewill Blackhawk-Ultra a giant in its class.

Top-mounted USB 3.0 connectivity and HDD docking speed up your digital life with lightning fast data transmission. Thus you’ll get more movies, photos and music transferred in less time.

Specs;

  • Type: ATX Super Tower
  • Motherboard Compatibility: ATX, E-ATX, XL-ATX, HPTX
  • Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays: 10
  • Expansion Slots: 10
  • 2 x USB 3.0 (internal 20-pin connector to MB)
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • Top mounted HDD docking
  • Screw-less design for 5.25″ Devices & 3.5″ HDDs

Much like the one listed just above, this case is also heavy weighted at 32.7 pounds, one heavy behemoth of a computer case.

  1. SilverStone ATX Tower Computer Case with Dual Aluminum Unibody Frame
SilverStone ATX Tower Computer Case with Dual Aluminum Unibody Frame, 2.0mm Aluminum Body, SSI CEB, XL and Window Side Panel TJ11-BW (Black)
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SilverStone ATX Tower Computer Case with Dual Aluminum Unibody Frame, 2.0mm Aluminum Body, SSI CEB, XL and Window Side Panel TJ11-BW (Black)
  • 90 degree motherboard mounting
  • Includes two Air Penetrator AP181 fans to aid stack cooling
  • Motherboard back plate opening behind CPU area for quick cooler assembly

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Now the last case, it won’t win any beauty contest I tell you that, no color accent just all plain black, this case is built for the water cooling enthusiast in mind, build with a unibody design and compartmentalized layout for near limitless liquid cooling configuration.

Specs;

  • 90 degree motherboard mounting
  • Includes two Air Penetrator AP181 fans to aid stack cooling
  • Motherboard back plate opening behind CPU area for quick cooler assembly
  • Support 11” wide ATX motherboard, dual power supply support,all aluminum construction with anodized sand-blasted finish
  • Rivet free construction for maximum serviceability and modding

This case has some very unique features only, the 90 degree motherboard mounting, checkout the back it does have any I/O ports, hence the mounting degree.

Also this case takes the crown for the heaviest weighted at 42.9 pounds that is the case alone without the parts installed.

So there is my list of the top cases per price point in 2017, I know that most cases were released before but just because it’s not release in 2017 doesn’t we should be ignoring this.

So let me know what you have chosen or if I may have missed some add them in the comments below.

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