Best PC case in 2024

Find the perfect home for your gaming PC, with our full guide to the best PC ATX and mini-ITX chassis from Corsair, Fractal, NZXT, Antec, and more.

Best PC case

Are you looking for the best PC case? If so, you’ve absolutely come to the right place. Our full guide to the best PC chassis includes recommendations for most budgets, from under $100, all the way up to over $400, and includes both ATX and mini-ITX models, as well as dual chamber, compact, and white PC case options.

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Here are the best PC case options in 2024:

  1. NZXT H6 Flow RGB – the best dual chamber PC case
  2. Antec DF700 Flux – the best budget PC case
  3. Corsair 4000D Airflow – the best mid-range PC case
  4. Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact 2 – the best compact PC case
  5. Fractal Design Meshify 2 – the best sub-$150 PC case
  6. Fractal Design Torrent RGB TG – the best premium PC case
  7. Corsair iCUE 5000T RGB – the best RGB PC case
  8. Ssupd Meshlicious – the best mini-ITX PC case
  9. Fractal Design Torrent RGB White – the best white PC case

Best PC case: NZXT H6 Flow RGB

1. NZXT H6 Flow RGB

The best dual-chamber PC case is the NZXT H6 Flow RGB.

NZXT H6 Flow RGB specs:

Dimensions (mm) 287 x 415 x 435 (W x D x H)
Material range Steel, glass
Available colors Black, white
Weight 9.4kg
Front panel 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
Drive bays 1 x 3.5-inch, 2 x 2.5-inch
Form factor(s) ATX, micro-ATX. mini-iTX
CPU cooler clearance 163mm
Max graphics card length 365mm

Pros

  • Fantastic looks
  • Solid cooling
  • Plenty of room to stow cables

Cons

  • Roof section isn’t removable
  • Overly wide footprint
  • Fan and RGB cables are a bit short

Unless you want to leave your PC’s guts open to the elements and all the clumps of dust that come with an open-air PC, the best way to really show off your rig’s insides is with a dual chamber case. Our current favorite of these designs, sometimes called an aquarium PC case or fishtank PC case, is the NZXT H6 Flow RGB.

This great piece of PC case design not only costs a very reasonable price, but it’s also well built, with plenty of room for a large graphics card, solid cooling out of the box, and plenty of room for liquid cooling gear. It’s a pleasure to work with this case, and it makes PC building simple, while also looking fantastic. If you want a wide window to show off your components and lighting, then the NZXT H6 Flow is your best choice.

Read our full NZXT H6 Flow RGB review.

Best PC case: Antec DF700 Flux

2. Antec DF700 Flux

The best budget PC case is the Antec DF700 Flux.

Antec DF700 Flux specs:

Dimensions (mm) 220 x 467 x 486 (W x D x H)
Material range Steel, plastic, glass
Available colors Black
Weight 7.4kg
Front panel Power, 2 x USB 3, LED control, stereo, microphone
Drive bays 3 x 2.5/3.5-inch, 3 x 2.5-inch
Form factor(s) ATX, micro-ATX
CPU cooler clearance 175mm
Max graphics card length 405mm

Pros

  • Excellent CPU and GPU cooling
  • Superb value
  • RGB lighting

Cons

  • No USB Type-C port
  • PSU limits the effectiveness of rear PSU cover fan
  • No vertical GPU mount option

The Antec DF700 Flux is an amazing buy considering its modest price. It includes five fans, three of which have digital RGB lighting and can be operated with an included lighting controller/fan hub. Plus it has premium features such as easy-to-remove dust filters, additional side panel cooling, a tempered glass panel, and Velcro cable ties.

The fans enable the DF700 Flux to hit some seriously low CPU and GPU temperatures too. The case is also sturdy, well made, and sports a striking mesh panel in the front, plus it provides plenty of space for an AIO CPU cooler and even custom PC water cooling loops.

Find out more in our full Antec DF700 FLUX review.

Best PC case: Corsair 4000D Airflow

3. Corsair 4000D Airflow

The best mid-range PC case is the Corsair 4000D Airflow.

Corsair 4000D Airflow specs:

Dimensions (mm) 230 x 453 x 466 (W x D x H)
Material Steel, plastic, glass
Available colors Black, white
Weight 7.85 kg
Front panel Power, Reset, 1 x USB 3 Type-A  1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, Combined audio jack
Drive bays 2 x 2.5-inch, 2 x 2.5/3.5-inch
Form factor(s) E-ATX (up to 277mm) ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
CPU cooler clearance 170mm
Max graphics card length 360mm

Pros

  • Looks great
  • Quiet stock fans
  • High performance

Cons

  • PSU cables obstructed by cable channels
  • Cable cover gap is too tight
  • Drive cage needs refinement

The case that started Corsair back on a fine run of form is still one to beat. It’s got the looks, performance, and build quality to match anything in its price range. It’s not packed with dazzling features but is a solid workhorse of a case that’s relatively quiet too. The latest revision with RGB lighting (pictured above) is also a solid case, with the added dazzle factor.

Find out more in our full Corsair 4000D Airflow review.

Best PC case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact

4. Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact

The best compact PC case is the Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact.

Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact specs:

Dimensions (mm) 210 x 424 x 475 (W x D x H)
Material Steel, plastic, glass
Available colors Black, black/white
Weight 7.7kg
Front panel Power, reset, 2 x USB 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, stereo, microphone
Drive bays 2 x 2.5/3.5-inch, 2 x 2.5-inch
Form factor(s) ATX, micro-ATX
CPU cooler clearance 169mm
Max graphics card length 341mm

Pros

  • Excellent cooling
  • Very convenient build process
  • Good water-cooling support

Cons

  • Only two hard disk mounts
  • CPU cooling isn’t chart-topping
  • Reasonable rather than excellent value

The Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact won’t house larger E-ATX motherboards – as the Compact part of its name suggests – but it’s still a very capable case for standard ATX and mATX systems. It’s extremely quiet yet has excellent airflow, making for low CPU and GPU temps, plus its design is stylish and the build quality is excellent. For its modest price, it’s a great buy, if keeping overall case size down is a priority.

Read our full Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact review.

Best PC case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 white

5. Fractal Design Meshify 2

The best sub-$150 PC case is the Fractal Design Meshify 2.

Fractal Design Meshify 2 specs:

Dimensions (mm) 240 x 542 x 474 (W x D x H)
Material Steel, plastic, glass
Available colors Black
Weight 13.8kg
Front panel Power, reset, 2 x USB 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, stereo, microphone jack
Drive bays 7 x 2.5/3.5in, 2 x 2.5in
Form factor(s) E-ATX (up to 285mm wide), ATX, micro-ATX
CPU cooler clearance 185mm
Max graphics card length 467mm (315mm with optional hard disk mounts)

Pros

  • Simple hardware installation
  • Great water-cooling support
  • Plenty of storage options

Cons

  • Comparatively bland design
  • Only three 4-pin ports on fan hub

The Fractal Design Meshify 2 may not have the most striking design but it provides an excellent balance of price, features, and cooling. The pull-open front panel makes it easy to clean its dust filter while the pull-out top section makes hardware installations near-effortless.

The inclusion of three large 140mm fans also makes for excellent airflow right out of the box. This isn’t a small case but it offers loads of features for its price and its size means you can house large E-ATX motherboards as well as loads of other gear. As a bonus, this case also looks very attractive in its white model, which contrasts black against white.

Find out more in our full Fractal Design Meshify 2 review.

Best PC case: Fractal Design Torrent with water-cooled PC

6. Fractal Design Torrent RGB TG

The best premium PC case is the Fractal Design Torrent RGB TG.

Fractal Design Torrent RGB TG specs:

Dimensions (mm) 242 x 544 x 530 (W x D x H)
Material Steel, plastic, glass
Available colors Black, white
Weight 11.1kg
Front panel Power, 1 x USB 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, stereo, mic
Drive bays 2 x 2.5/3.5in, 4 x 2.5in
Form factor(s) E-ATX (up to 285mm wide), ATX, micro-ATX
CPU cooler clearance 188mm
Max graphics card length 423mm

Pros

  • Excellent airflow
  • Large fans with low noise levels
  • Attractive design

Cons

  • Rather pricey
  • No RGB lighting hub
  • Limited storage support

The Fractal Design Torrent is a refreshingly different take on an ATX case that looks great, offers stellar airflow, and has decent water-cooling potential. You’ll need to consider your options if you want to use liquid cooling, as you might need to move fans around, but with an eye-catching front panel, RGB lighting, and superb cooling, the Fractal Design Torrent is the ATX case to beat right now.

Find out what else makes this perfectly premium case tick in our full Fractal Design Torrent RGB TG review.

Best PC case: Corsair iCUE 5000T RGB

7. Corsair iCUE 5000T RGB

The best RGB PC case is the Corsair iCUE 5000T RGB.

Corsair iCUE 5000T RGB specs:

Dimensions (mm) 251 x 530 x 560 (W x D x H)
Material Steel, plastic, glass
Available colors Black, white, gray
Weight 17kg
Front panel Power, reset, 4 x USB 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1 x stereo/mic jack
Drive bays 4 x 2.5in, 2 x 3.5in
Form factor(s) Mini-ITX, micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX (305 x 277mm)
CPU cooler clearance 170mm
Max graphics card length 400mm
Maximum PSU length 250mm

Pros

  • Excellent airflow
  • Large fans with low noise levels
  • Attractive design

Cons

  • Rather pricey
  • No RGB lighting hub
  • Limited storage support

The Corsair iCUE 5000T is a stunning-looking case thanks to its prominent RGB fans and exterior lighting strips, the latter of which house a total of 208 LEDs. The exterior LEDs are quite a bit brighter than the fans (and can’t be dimmed independently), and internal lighting is a touch lacking, but you still get masses of dazzle for your outlay – the LED strips and controller are worth the better part of $200 alone.

Stock cooling performance is decent too, thanks in large part to Corsair’s excellent LL120 RGB fans, plus the case has been optimally set up out of the box. It’s far from a cheap case, and certainly not worth considering if RGB lighting isn’t your highest priority, but it’s a great buy if that’s your thing.

Find out more in our full Corsair iCUE 5000T RGB review.

Best PC case: Ssupd Meshlicious

8. Ssupd Meshlicious

The best mini-ITX PC case is the Ssupd Meshlicious.

Ssupd Meshlicious specs:

Dimensions (mm)  166 x 245 x 360 (W x D x H)
Material  Steel, glass, plastic
Available colors White, black
Weight 3.7kg
Front panel Power, 1 x USB 3, 1 x USB-C
Drive bays 2 x 2.5-inch (ATX PSU and full length graphics card), 7 x 2.5-inch (mini graphics card and SFX PSU), 2 x 3.5-inch (mini graphics card)
Form factor Mini-ITX
Cooling 2 x 120/140mm front fan mounts (fans not included)
Maximum CPU cooler height 73mm (53mm 4-slot graphics card mode)
Maximum graphics card length  336mm (211mm in small form factor mode)

Pros

  • Flexible interior
  • Excellent hardware support
  • Great value

Cons

  • No fans included
  • Very tall
  • PCIe 4 versions are expensive

With its unique layout and design, blissfully easy hardware installation, decent water-cooling support, and great views of your hardware, the Ssupd Meshlicious is definitely the mini-ITX case to beat. This well-ventilated chassis has a near-perfect interior for its shape and orientation, and it has an unparalleled hardware support list.

What’s more, it has a fantastic price of just over $100. It’s by far the best mini-ITX case for newcomers and old hands alike, and for both air or water-cooled systems. We recommend getting a version with a PCIe 4 riser cable if you can afford it.

For more detail, read our full Ssupd Meshlicious review.

Best PC case: Fractal Design Torrent RGB white

9. Fractal Design Torrent RGB White

The best white PC case is the Fractal Design Torrent RGB White.

Fractal Design Torrent RGB TG specs:

Dimensions (mm) 242 x 544 x 530 (W x D x H)
Material Steel, plastic, glass
Available colors Black, white
Weight 11.1kg
Front panel Power, 1 x USB 3, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, stereo, mic
Drive bays 2 x 2.5/3.5in, 4 x 2.5in
Form factor(s) E-ATX (up to 285mm wide), ATX, micro-ATX
CPU cooler clearance 188mm
Max graphics card length 423mm

Pros

  • Excellent airflow
  • Large fans with low noise levels
  • Attractive design

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No RGB lighting hub
  • Limited storage support

While you can buy white versions of most of the above cases, all of which are just as recommended as the black versions, our particular favorite is the white flavor of the distinctive-looking Fractal Design Torrent. The strong, angular vents on the front look great in white, with the light from the RGB fans spilling out of them, and Fractal has clad the whole interior in white as well.

If you’re looking to build a striking, attractive PC with white components, then this is the case to get, if you can afford it.

For more information, read our full Fractal Design Torrent RGB review.

How we test PC cases

We’ve tested hundreds of cases over the years so we know just where to look for potential flaws in usability or build quality. We also thoroughly test each case for its cooling performance by using real, overclocked hardware to provide a realistic and repeatable stress test.

We use the SmallFFT test in Prime95 with AVX disabled to load up the CPU to 100 percent and the Unigine Superposition stress test (1080p, high settings, fullscreen) to load up the GPU. We leave these running for 15 minutes to fully warm up the case then average readings are taken over the next five minutes. We subtract the ambient from the component temperature to give a delta T reading, which you’ll see referenced throughout our PC case reviews.

That’s it for our recommendations for the best PC cases, but we have plenty of other guides if you’re looking to build a new rig. Check out our guide to the best gaming CPU to see which processor will best suit your needs and budget, as well as our guide to the best graphics card, where we run you through the best options at a range of prices.

If you’re looking to build a new gaming system, then make sure you also read our full guide on how to build a gaming PC, where we take you through every step of the process.