For over a decade now, PC manufacturers and upgraders who have always wanted to showcase their DIY handiwork, have opted for stylish PC cases with advanced features and aesthetic appeal. Most major PC case makers have embraced this concept and now we have cases with sophisticated features like LED illumination, sci-fi curves, and others majoring in classy looks.
But if you want a classy PC case that strikes a good balance between price and looks, while providing you all round protection and visual enhancement, then the tempered glass PC cases are what to look for.
Tempered glass adds a sense of touch without making the case look bulky, which explains why it was often used in furniture over 20 years ago. It is harder and more impact resistant than normal glass and very stylish and classy. Moreover, it is better than aluminum and plastic panels at containing noise. In this article, we will discuss the top rated tempered glass PC cases that you should buy. These are the PC cases that tick all the boxes with respect to price, features, and looks.
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Here are the best-tempered glass PC cases
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass (recommended)
Designed to expand the legacy of the Evolv lineup, the Phanteks Evolv ATX glass edition combines tempered glass panels with sandblasted aluminum. The Evolv ATX glass edition comes with innovative features such as RGN illumination and an amazing water cooling potential.
Unlike other cases in the Evolv line that features aluminum panels on the top, front, and sides, the Evolv ATX Glass Edition panels are made of tempered glass that is not only scratch resistant but also striking in appearance.
There is a custom button on the front I/O panel that allows you to change from static colors to breathing mode or cycle through the ten colors for the illuminated power button. There is also a pop-up door that reveals 2 USB 3.0 ports, microphone jack, headphone jack, and a control button for the RGB LED controller.
Both side panels are made of glass so the entire casing has a cosmetic appeal. Phanteks has also designed the case with dust filter slides at the bottom to cover the power supply’s air inlet.
Rosewill CULLINAN ATX Mid Tower case with tempered glass panels
With over 10 years of solid experience in computer chassis industry, Rosewill premium products have built a name in the industry. Their newest member of the family, the Cullinan ATX mid tower gaming case is an aesthetic masterpiece that has fully harnessed the beauty of tempered glass. The case has been optimized for ventilation with 4 pre-installed Blue LED fans, 3 in the front and 1 in the rear panel.
On the outside, the Cullinan is enclosed in three elegantly designed transparent panels made of tempered glass. The thick 0.2-inches tempered glass panels add rigidity without the need for frames.
The front panel is typical of the high-end cases with 4 USB ports (two USB 3 and two USB 2 ports) microphone jack, headphone jack, and two fan controllers. The reset buttons and the power button have black anodized aluminum caps and the rings surrounding them lights up in red and blue.
Cooling is handled by three powerful 120mm blue LED fans that run down the front of the chassis and one in the back of the case. The 120mm fans can be swapped out for 140mm fans as well. The Rosewill Cullinan is a powerful mid-tower case whose capabilities are only limited by your imaginations.
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NZXT S340 Elite tempered glass ATX mid tower case
Built to further perpetuate the legacy of the S340 lineup, the NZXT S340 Elite is the newest member of the family and comes with VR capabilities, improved cable management system, and large tempered glass panels. And since the S340 is geared towards VR, it comes with extra USB ports, HDMI port, and an included magnetic cable management puck to store audio headsets or VR for easy access.
The S340 Elite is powerful, compact, and takes the S340 chassis to a whole new level. The crisp, tempered glass panel allows users to present their builds with an unprecedented level of clarity for an NZXT chassis. The compact design leaves no corner left untouched with the incorporations of cable management solutions, captive thumb screws, steel-plated audio jacks, and fully filtered intakes. The S340 is also equipped with Kraken Series liquid coolers for water cooling and integrated PSU shroud with 3 SSD mounts.
In Win 303 Black SECC Steel ATX mid tower tempered glass case
The In Win 303 is a dual chamber mid-tower case that is elegantly designed with a combination of steel and tempered glass materials. The case that measures 500mm x 215mm x 480mm (LxWxH) is large enough to house large capacity motherboards and leave a room for more fans. The case can support large CPU coolers up to a height of 160mm and graphic cards up to 350mm in length. There is also a room for two radiators (up to 360mm in length) that can be installed one at the top and the other at the bottom of the case.
The In Win 303 tempered glass case luminosity is highly noticeable and adds a touch of appeal. The lucent stripped I/O panel and the In Win logo are highlighted “Neon”. The gorgeous LEDs also lights up when the PC is activated. It also has a user-friendly dust filter that is conveniently located at the bottom of the case for easier removal of dust. Cooling is handled by the 3 fans at the bottom that create efficient airflow for fast heat dissipation. The inbuilt specialized GPU holder is designed to provide extra support to graphics cards.
DIYPC DIY-G5-BK USB 3.0 ATX Mid-tower case with tempered glass panels (black)
As one of the cheapest tempered glass PC cases around, the DIY-G5-BK packs amazing features that you might not even find in some of the high-end cases. The 3mm thick tempered glass panels not only adds an aesthetic appeal but also provides great protection while the wide 270 degrees angle optimizes visualization when the system is running.
There are three panels: right, left, and front panel. The front and top panel pre-installed 7 different RGB LED color strips produces amazing visual gaming effects. Other amazing features include 5 fans capability, top mounted USB 3.0 ports, advanced cable management design, and water coolers.
When buying tempered glass PC cases, it is important to consider connectivity features, as well as motherboard form factor. Since Windowed chassis come in different sizes, the determining factor for any given case is the main board size. Only you can tell whether you want a compact system or a full tower. We hope this information will guide you in choosing the right tempered glass PC case.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November2016 and has been revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. We want to be sure that our list has the best products that will fit your needs.
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