PC Case Recommendation Charts

Computer PC Case Recommendation Comparison Chart Helping you find the best case for your particular PC build

Last updated: November 2018

As most of you are already aware, a case is a large box that holds all your components together securely. Case choices are subjective: the same case can be called ugly or beautiful depending on the viewer's taste. Recommendations are based on prices, features, and availability. A good case fits your hardware, has good airflow, is quiet, and is sturdy. Bottom-mounted PSUs and options for cable management are great bonuses.

If you like a case that fits the criteria mentioned above, get it even if it is not mentioned on Logical Increments—as long as the price is reasonable. But at any rate, to get you started, in this article we've compiled and maintained the four charts below, which list a number of options for cases from reputable manufacturers at different sizes and prices.

Case sizes

Cases come in a variety of sizes. As you’re selecting your components, you’ll need to make sure that your case is big enough to fit everything—namely your motherboard, HSF (CPU Cooler), and graphics card. Essentially, this all boils down to making sure your case is the right size (“form factor”) for your motherboard.

The four most common sizes of motherboard, from biggest to smallest, are: E-ATX, ATX (standard), micro ATX (µATX), and mini ITX. As long as your case is compatible with your motherboard size and other parts, and you’re happy with all of your selections, you should usually be good to go.

ATX Cases (Standard Form Factor):

These cases are suitable for the majority of builds, providing a balanced approach to cooling and noise, and will support standard ATX motherboards. Most of these cases are either mid-tower (normal) or full-tower (large).

Brand Budget ($0-$70) Mid-tier ($70-$130) High-end ($130-$190) Luxury (>$190)
Antec GS One
302
DF500
GX500
300
900


Bitfenix Nova TG
Enso
Aurora


Cooler Master HAF 912
MasterBox 5
MasterCase MC500
Scout 2 Advanced
Stryker SE
HAF X
Cosmos C700P
Corsair SPEC-05
275R
SPEC-06 RGB
200R
SPEC-OMEGA
300R
750D
Air 540*
500D
760T
900D
Fractal Design Focus G
Meshify C


In Win 101
303
305
805
707
909
Lian Li PC-K5
Alpha 550
PC-O11

PC-A79
PC-V3000
NZXT S340
H500
Phantom 410
Phantom 530
H700

Phanteks Eclipse P400 TG
Eclipse P350X
Enthoo Pro
Enthoo Evolv
Enthoo Primo
Enthoo Elite
Rosewill Blackbone
Challenger
Gungnir X
R5
Blackhawk
Thor V2


Silverstone

Temjin 04
Raven 03
Raven 04
Fortress 02
Temjin 07
Temjin 11
Thermaltake Commander
Versa H26

View 32
View 71
The Tower 900
View 91

*The Corsair Air 540 is a cube, and not a typical standard-shaped tower. However, it is well-reviewed, and can handle ATX motherboards, and thus is included in the "Standard cases" section.

Silent Cases:

These cases try to cut down noise, but often at the cost of increased heat. Noise reduction is achieved via dampening/absorption foam padding, covered vents, silicon/rubber mounts for fans, and so on. Most of these cases are either mid-tower (normal) or full-tower (large).

Brand Budget ($0-$70) Mid-tier ($70-$130) High-end ($130-$190) Luxury (>$190)
Antec
P110 Silent
P280


Cooler Master


Silencio652S
Corsair 100R Silent



Fractal Design
Define R5
Define R6
Define XL

Nanoxia
Deep Silence 3
Deep Silence 2
Deep Silence 1
Deep Silence 5
Deep Silence 6
NZXT

H440


Micro ATX Cases (Small Form Factor):

These cases are small, and are meant to handle micro ATX (µATX) motherboards. The smaller size helps those who are limited on space, and it reduces weight, too. Make sure to check size compatibility before buying any hardware that is meant to go inside these cases.

Brand Budget ($0-$70) Mid-tier ($70-$130) High-end ($130-$190) Luxury (>$190)
Antec VSK3000 Elite



Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L



Corsair 88R
350D
280X RGB

Fractal Design Core 1000
Core 2500
Node 804


In Win 301



NZXT
H400


Rosewill Line-M



Silverstone
Temjin 08

Fortress 03
Thermaltake Versa H15
Versa H18




Mini ITX Cases (Very Small Form Factor):

Tiny cases, meant for home theater PCs or small form factor enthusiasts. Make sure to check size compatibility before buying any hardware that is meant to go inside these tiny, tiny cases.

Brand Budget ($0-$70) Mid-tier ($70-$130) High-end ($130-$190) Luxury (>$190)
Bitfenix
Prodigy
Phenom
Portal

Cooler Master Elite 130



Fractal Design
Node 304


In Win
Chopin
901

Lian Li
PC-TU100
PC-Q25
PC-Q39
PC-Q50

NZXT
H200
Manta


Silverstone

Fortress 03 Mini