6 best PC cases for airflow and innovative design

by Matthew Adams
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The case is an important consideration when putting together a PC as it will determine how much space there is for the components.

Desktop cases come in different shapes and sizes as there are full-tower, mid-tower and mini-tower (or mini-ITX) categories.

The best PC cases have appealing designs, include a variety of external connection ports and incorporate numerous expansion slots.

We look mostly into mid-tower PC cases with room for fans and additional drives, providing the best airflow for your build.

What are the best PC cases for your machine?

Corsair Crystal 570X Case

  • Four tempered glass panels
  • Room for up to six case fans
  • Removable fan trays
  • Case material: steel
  • No reset button

The CORSAIR Crystal Series 570X provides ensure space for any size radiator and support for up to six case fans.

For brilliant lighting effects this case comes with three included SP120 RGB LED fans and built-in LED controller.

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The entire chassis is enclosed with immaculate tempered glass, and so every component of your build is on display for you to see.

  • 1 x 200 mm fan in front and 1 x 140 mm fan in the rear
  • Extreme cooling capacity
  • Extensive water cooling support
  • Removable dust filters
  • Random noises

The Enthoo Pro Full Tower from Phanteks is a budget-family case, fine engineered to maximize the cooling potential.

This case has multiple radiator support, removable SSD bracket, closed HDD panel, and Velcro cable management.

It contains also removable dust filters for easy maintenance, and provides up to 4 diff installation areas for radiators vary from single to triple.

  • Expression through lights
  • 650W 80 plus gold PSU
  • Top panel wireless Qi charger
  • Two 120 mm Sirius Loop ARGB
  • Power supply

The InWin A1 Plus Black Mini-ITX Tower case has two complementary Sirius loop ASL120 fans, and the wireless charging Station is WPC Qi 1.2 certified.

The A1 Plus supports a CPU heatsink height up to 160 mm and accommodates up to 320 mm length graphics cards.

  • Thumbscrew side panels
  • USB 3.0 Compatible
  • SSD Support
  • Direct airflow to top GPU
  • No side panel air intakes

The Carbide Series 100R is a versatile case with an elegant design. The case incorporates a flush-mounted window on the side that gives it some transparency. The 100R supports ATX, Mini-ITX and MicroATX motherboards.

This great case has thumbscrew side panels so that you can easily open it without any extra tools, and it also includes cable routing channels for straightforward cable organization.

  • PSU Shroud
  • Flat radiator brackets
  • Diverse liquid cooling support
  • Curved tempered glass side panel
  • The included fans need improvement

If you need a really expansive case, the Cooler Master Cosmos C700P is the one to go for.

This behemoth of a case includes eight expansion ports, support up to nine 2.5/3.5 drive bays, can fit a 420 mm liquid-cooling radiator at the front and accommodate 490 mm graphics cards without a 3.5 HDD cage.

There are four USB 3.0 and one USB 3.1 port on the C700P’s front I/O panel.

Fractal Design Meshify-C

  • Streamlined high-airflow design
  • Flexible storage options
  • Great cooling support
  • Smart cable management
  • Needs compact power supply

The Fractal Design Meshify-C is a new mid-tower case with a unique aesthetic design. The case has a polygonal mesh front panel that has also been added to enhance its airflow.

The Meshify-C also incorporates the tempered glass side panels that are becoming increasingly prevalent on cases.

The case already includes a couple of pre-installed fans, and you can add five more. With flexible storage options, good cable management and efficient SSD mounting plate to boot, the Design Meshify-C is among the best mid-tower cases.

Those are six of the best PC cases to build your own desktop. The selected cases are primarily mid-towers for ATX motherboards that are ideal for gaming rigs.

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