There’s far more to consider than attractive looks when choosing a case. Good airflow is key when it comes to keeping your components cool, and noise levels can be affected by everything from the number and type of fans you use, to the shape of the fan mounts. We’ve tested an abundance of cases over the years, and have prepared this awards showcase as a quick summary of our favorite models.

Cooler Master MasterCase H500P (ATX)

Cooler Master placed glass panels on the front and side of this case, and installed two RGB LED fans in the front for your viewing pleasure.

Was $149.99. Is Now $79.99.
See details on Amazon

Thermaltake Core G21 (ATX)

Thermaltake designed this case with 4mm thick steel panels. The case comes with a 120mm exhaust fan pre-installed.

Was $69.99. Is Now $29.99.
See details on Newegg

Best PC Cases

March 12th Update: added the Riotoro CR500 (earned a 2018 Editors’ Choice award), the Silverstone Redline Series RL06 and FSP CMT510, and removed several older cases.