Best desktop computer case for 2018

If you’re in the market for buying or building one of the best gaming PCs, you might want to consider picking up one of the best desktop computer case. Sure, a desktop computer case isn’t as exciting as the best graphics cards, but all of those shiny and expensive components that you’re about to buy are of pristine quality, so why not match that with one of the best PC cases you can buy today?
You might be thinking that buying a high end gaming PC case is unnecessary and buying a cheap computer cases is all that is needed, but the best PC cases is a major contributing factor toward future upgrades and performance.

You may or maynot be aware a good desktop computer case has thermal benifits which can streamline your computers performance. We know that heat is bad for your computer, and knowingly compromising your computers thermal performance is a recipe for disaster. The best PC cases can minimise the impact that heat will have on your PC components. At the end of the day, the best PC cases are absolutely essential when building the best gaming PCs.
When browsing our website spotonpccases there are dozens, hundreds even, of PC cases available. For anyone who is uninitiated in PC hardware, navigating this vast range of pc cases is stressful. But, that’s where we come in, we here at Spot On have put together this list of the best PC cases we’ve used over the last year or so, all of which have been selected based on the philosophy that the best PC cases will strike a balance between price, performance and utility. You can be confident that every case in this list is a winner, too, as we’ve tested and ranked them ourselves.

Cooler Master Cosmos C700P

The best full-tower PC case

Physically controlled RGB.
Universal, multi-orientation design.

pros

Heavy

Cons

£246.30Add to basket

Form factor: Full-tower | Dimensions: 639 x 306 x 651mm (L x W x H; 25.2 x 12 x 25.6 inches) | Mobo compatibility: Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, E-ATX (12 x 11 inches) | PSU support: Bottom mount, ATX PS2 | I/O: USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C x 1, USB 3.0 x 4, fan speed and RGB control buttons, audio in/out (supports HD Audio) | Includes: 2 x 140mm front fans, 1 x 140mm rear fan

The Cooler Master Cosmos C700P desktop computer case portability is not one of its forte. This 22kg (or 48.5 lbs) behemoth isn’t exactly the most lightweight case on the block. Don’t take the lack of portability to mean that the Cosmos C700P isn’t a great case, it is, but it just means that, if you want to carry it around, you’ll have to take advantage of the upper rails. Still, despite its thickness, the C700P is flexible and beautiful, thanks to Cooler Master’s decision to implement full RGB lighting and support for six different system orientations.

Corsair Carbide Spec-04

The best budget PC case

Premium look and feel.
Compelling price point.

pros

Only one USB 3.0 port

Cons

£57.49Add to basket

Form factor: Mid-tower | Dimensions: 492 x 201 x 433mm (L x W x H; 19.4 x 7.9 x 17 inches) | PSU support: ATX | I/O: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x headphone port, 1 x microphone port, power on button, reset button | Includes: 1 x 120mm LED front fan

Even if you’re trying to avoid spending a fortune on your build, it’s probably not a great idea to not settle for the absolute cheapest PC case you can find. For the most part, cheap cases don’t really incorporate proper ventilation and airflow, not to mention you’ll end up buying your own fans and cable management supplies. The Corsair Carbide Spec-04, on the other hand, shows up even some of the more expensive cases. It does so with rubberized feet, an included LED fan and tons of room to spare for additional fans and components.

Aerocool Aero-500 Black RGB Gaming Case With Window Out on the 26th of Feb

Aerocool Aero-500 Black RGB

The best mid-tower PC case

Two unique RGB LED stripes with 13 lighting modes.
Quick Access Bay covers.

pros

Supported Radiator Positions: Top only

Cons

£54.29Add to basket

Form factor: Mid-tower | Dimensions: 439 x 203 x 483mm (L x W x H; 17.3 x 7.9 x 19 inches) | PSU support: ATX | I/O: 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x headphone port, 1 x microphone port, power on button, reset button | Includes: 1 x 120mm rear fan

Bring your PC Case to life with two unique RGB LED stripes in the front panel. With 13 different lighting modes: 6 RGB flow lighting modes and 7 solid colour modes you can showcase your internal components through the tempered glass panel. No front panel removal is necessary. A simple flip mechanism on the bay covers makes removal really simple to make any additional changes to your case. The case also supports liquid cooling in the top panel. You could also stick an air cooler up to 155mm in height.

Corsair Carbide Series 88R

The best Micro ATX PC case

Room for a five 120mm fans.
Room for 240mm Rad: Front only.

pros

Maximum PSU Length: 160mm
Maxmium CPU Cooler Height: 150mm

Cons

£52.49Add to basket

Form factor: Mid-tower | Dimensions: 440 x 198 x 378 mm (L x W x H; 17.3 x 7.7 x 14.9 inches) | PSU support: ATX | I/O: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x headphone port, 1 x microphone port, power on button, reset button | Includes: 1 x 120mm rear fan

The case is similar to the phenomenally popular Corsair 100R and 200R cases, but was designed for the microATX crowd that doesn’t want to spend a ton of money. The Carbide Series 88R microATX mid tower has all the modern features you need; 4 expansion slots, front panel USB 3.0 header, room for a five 120mm fans (2 front, 2 top and 1 rear), storage drive space for two traditional 3.5″ hard drives and two 2.5″ SSDs is available as well as a front accessible 5.25″ drive bay. The case measures in at 440mm x 198mm x 378mm and can fit both Mini-ITX and MicroATX motherboards. The case is fairly small, but can still fit video cards that are up to 383mm in length, 160mm long power supplies and CPU coolers that are 150mm in height.

NZXT White H200i Smart Mini ITX Windowed PC Gaming Case

NZXT H200i

The best Mini-ITX case

Built-in Smart Device RGB control.
Adaptive noise reduction.

pros

Max VGA Card Length: 325 mm.

Cons

£118.36Read more

Form factor: Small form factor | Dimensions: 210 x 349 x 372mm (L x W x H; 8.3 x 13.7 x 14.6 inches) | Mobo compatibility: Mini-ITX | PSU support: ATX | I/O: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x audio/mic, 3 x fan channels with max 10W per channel output, 1 x RGB LED port support up to 4 x HUE + LED strips or 5 x Aer RGB fans | Includes: 1 x Aer F120 Case Version top fan, 1 x Aer F120 Case Version rear fan

It has taken some time but this hot small form factor has finally made it way into the NZXT new H range of cases. I wouldn’t come as a surprise as the Mini-ITX form factor is gaining popularity amongst the modding community. NZXT has managed to cram in a lot of the same features as its micro ATX and mid tower equivalents, with mesmerising, built-in and Smart Device-controlled RGB lighting and an adaptive noise sensor that sees improvement only by way of the Grid+ V3 fan controller.

Game Max Polaris

The best Tempered Glass case

Show off PCs internal components.
3 x 120mm RGB fans included.
Compelling price point.

pros

Gamemax logo dominant feature.

Cons

£66.74Read more

Form factor: Full Tower | Dimensions: 447 x 218 x 452 mm (L x W x H; 8.3 x 13.7 x 14.6 inches) | Mobo compatibility: ATX | PSU support: ATX | I/O: 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x audio/mic, Front Bezel Material: ABS + Tempered Glass, Side Panel: Tempered Glass & SPCC 0.6mm Metal Panel | Includes: 3 x 120mm front RGB fans, 1 x 120mm Rear RGB fan

This PC Gaming Case is made with a very simple and classic design, it comes with a tempered glass front panel and an attractive tempered glass side panel on the left side. It has 1 remote controller which allows you to control your LED’s freely

Cooler Master H500P RGB

The best high airflow case

Great airflow.
Gorgeous RGB lighting.

pros

Slightly larger than other mid towers.

Cons

Form factor: Mid-tower | Dimensions: 544 x 242 x 542mm (L x W x H; 21.4 x 9.5 x 21.3 inches) | Mobo compatibility: Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, E-ATX (12 x 10.7 inches) | PSU support: Bottom mount, ATX PS2 | I/O: USB 3.0 x2, USB 2.0 x2, Audio in & out (supports HD audio) | Includes: 2x 200 x 25mm RGB fan, 1x 140 x 25mm fan

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

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