Do you want to give your computer a little style with the best computer case of 2016? If you want to stand out as a gamer and make a statement, then customizing your PC is essential and to do so, you definitely need a suitable chassis. After all, a PC only receives a Gaming Rig title once it looks like one. Gamers would know the importance of PC cases.
They not only serve the purpose of eye candy, but are also essential for a fully optimized system with superior airflow. Gaming system tend get hot a lot especially when overclocked, and without a case that has an ample airflow, your system will start to show performance issues.
Best computer case of 2016 not only feature superior airflow dynamics, but also other features that the enthusiasts would appreciate such as cable management, fan control, multiple screw less drive bays etc.
In this page we have chosen the best computer case of 2016. The cases have been chosen based on customer reviews and professional reviews. PC chassis come in many different sizes specific to certain scenarios. We have categorized them for you.
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Best Computer Case – Mini Tower
Perfect for LAN Parties
Cooler Master Silencio 352
Key Features: 120x15mm fan x 1 (optional) Front: 120mm fan x 2 (one XtraFlo fan (no PWM/ LED) installed, one optional) Rear: 120mm XtraFlo fan (no PWM/ LED) x 1 (installed), 4 x expansion slots, 1 x 5.25″ bay, 1 x 3.5″ exposed bay, 2 x 3.5″ internel bays, 4 x 2.5″ bays internal, USB 3.0 x 2 USB 2.0 x 1 Audio In & Out SD card reader
Dimensions (WxHxD): 14.9 x 7.8 x 17.8 inches
Price Scale: 3/10
A chassis for those who have a taste for something that looks exciting and not so bland. This is a compact chassis that comes with satisfactory air flow thanks to its support for multiple fans on the front as well as in the rear. Although this is a small chassis, it can fit a number of hardware comfortably.
In essence, this case is designed for mobility so that you may easily bring your own computer for LAN parties. It even comes with durable anti-vibration handle on top.
For the very little price it asks for, it has some other very sweet features such as sound dampening material surrounding the case. This reduces the sound generated from the case.
Along with Air Filters to block any dust coming inside, this case also has removable top cover for extra added cooling.
Budget Mid Tower Gaming Case
Cooler Master HAF 912
Key Features: Supports 2 x 200mm fans, six x 120mm fans, 4 exposed 5.25″ drive bays, 1 exposed 3.5″ Drive bay converted from 5.25″, 6 hidden 3.5″ Drive Bays, 2+2 (converted from 5.25″ bay) 2.5″ Drive Bay, 7 +1 expansion slots, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 1x speakers
Dimensions (WxHxD): 9.1 x 18.9 x 19.5 inches
Price Scale: 3/10
A well ventilated chassis with features for enthusiasts as well as budget oriented. The chassis comes with many spaces and holes for good cable management. It even features removable dust filter trays on the bottom and front cover for clearing out the annoying dust that always accumulates. The chassis is also compatible with water cooling system.
All in all, this is a good chassis that features everything that an enthusiast ever needs at a great price.
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Mid Tower Case
Key Features: Front: (x2) 120/140mm, Top: (x2) 120mm, Rear: (x1) 120mm. 1 x 120mm fan included, 7 x expansion slots, 2 x 5.25″ bays, 4 x Combo 3.5in/2.5in. 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x headpphone, 1 x mic
Dimensions (WxHxD): 18.5 x 7.9 x 16.9 inches
Price Scale: 2.5/10
One of the latest chassis to hit the market. This chassis is all about easy accessibility as it comes with built in mutli card reader in the front panel as a well as USB 3.0 port.
Corsair needs no introduction when it comes to their quality of products. They are known for making the best gaming accessories ranging from keyboards to RAMs and power supplies.
This is one of the cheapest high quality mid tower case that you can get in the market. It has a very simplistic and minimal look and is perfect for those who do not want to have a flamboyant gaming rig.
Full Fledged Mid Tower Computer Case
Chassis Suitable for Most Systems
NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower
Key Features: 8 fans (2x 120mm, 1 x 140mm included), Support Water Cooling System, 2.5″ SSD support, 3 x exposed 5.25″ drive bays, 6 x 3.5″ drive bays, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, microphone and audio ports, Removable HDD cage for extended card slots.
Dimensions (WxHxD): 8.46 x 20.3 x 20.9 inches
Price Scale: 5/10
A look that will help you admire the power of your rig. This sleek and beautiful chassis could be a top candidate just through its looks. Gamers like us have the tendency to show of our systems, what better way is there than to get a chassis that stands out. The chassis does not sacrifice on functionality at all at the expense of looks. This chassis has a good airflow, a large space, and wide range of connectivity such as USB 3.0, USB 2.0, microphone and audio ports.
The chassis also has fan control so may you choose between silent operation or superior cooling. Moreover, the case has good cable management system and screw less drive bay placements.
Cooler Master HAF 922
Key Features: 1 x 200mm (front), 1 x 200mm (top, can be swapped with 2 x 120mm), 120mm (rear), 1 x 120/140mm (bottom optional), 1 x 200mm(optional), 7+1 expansion slots, 5 x 5.25″ drive bay exposed, 5 x 3.5″ drive bay hidden (1x exposed converterd from 5.25″ drive bay), 2+2(converted from 5.25″ drive bay) 2.5″ drive bays hidden, water cooling system support, 2 x USB 3.0, 1xMIC, 1xSPK, 1x eSATA, 1xAudio
Dimensions (WxHxD): 10x 19.7 x 22.2 inches
Price Scale: 3/10
Cooler Master HAF 922 are the safest choice for any gamer. These are highly rated and most bought cases of their category. Aside from their simple and subtle look, they offer the premium build quality within a reasonable budget range. HAF 922 houses some of the exclusive patented technologies such as the patented button design for easy maintenance.
Among all the latest PC chassis 2016 listed here, the one that has been bought most and reviewed most with highest satisfaction is this case.
Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-ALPHA
Key Features: 2 x 120mm (2 x 120mm LED included), Top: 2 x 120mm. Rear: 1 x 120mm (included). Expansion Slots: 7. 5.25” Drive bays: N/A, 3.5” Hard Drive Bays: 3, 2.5” Drive Bays: 4
Dimensions (WxHxD): 20.39 x 8.66 x 18.66 inches
Price Scale: 4/10
This is a mid tower case but with space and features to compete with full tower cases. For a very decent price, this case provides a lot of unique features. For starters it has a very modern shape and can easily help your gaming rig stand out.
Other than that, it is designed for a unique angular airflow. It also provides you with fan speed controls. The looks alone make it one of the best gaming case in the market.
Note that this case does not have any 5.25″ drive. This has been removed in order to promote less clutter and more airflow.
Full Tower Gaming Case
Thermaltake CHASER MK-1 ATX
Key Features: 200mm Colorshift fan (front), 140mm (rear), 200mm Colorshift Fan(Top), 1x 120mm(Bottom Optional), 200mm (Side Optional), 8x expansion slots, 4×5.25″ drive bays exposed, 1×3.5″ drive bay exposed, 6×3.5″/2.5″ drive bays internal, 1×3.5″/2.5″ HDD docking, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB2.0, 1x eSATA, Mic and speaker.
Dimensions (WxHxD): 9.3×22.4×22.9 inches
Price Scale: 5/10
A PC chassis with a loud style attached to it. This chassis gives out style from all of its corners. With perfect and flawless customer and most professional reviews, this should be one of the top candidate for you. It has everything that gamer truly needs and much more. Perhaps the most notable feature of this chassis is the top dock for 3.5″ and 2.5″ hard drives for easy data transfer.
This best computer case has many customization option, such as changing the color of the LEDs to suit your overall rig. There are easy access buttons for fan control. A removable top tray that can be removed to install a water cooling radiator. For the prize and features this chassis offers, its no surprise that this chassis is one of the highest scored.
Azza XT1 B
Key Features: 1x230mm top, 1x140mm LED side, 1x140mm LED fan front, 1x120mm rear, 4 x 5.25″, 1 x 3.5″ external, 6 x 3.5 internal, 1 x 2.5″, 8 x expansion slots, 2x USB 3.0, 2xUSB 2.0, HD Audio.
Dimensions (WxHxD): 20.3 x 8.1 x 22.3 inches
Price Scale: 5/10
This is a chassis that has just recently hit the market and very few people actually know about it. So far it has received flawless reviews. If you are different from the rest and want to show it, then this PC case will serve you well.
This case is built for supporting highest capacity components such as longest graphics cards or largest water cooler. Many would consider this an affordable computer case.
Cooler Master HAF X
Key Features: 230mm (Frond RED), 2x200mm (Top), 1x140mm (Rear), 120mm VGA Fan Duct (Optional), 1x80mm VGA holder fan (optional), 9x expansion slots, 6x 5.25″ drive bays exposed, 5x 3.5″ drive bays internal, 2x 2.5″/3.5″ drive bays, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x Audio, 1x Mic, 1x eSATA, 1x 1394a, 360 Water Cooling System Radiator.
Dimensions (WxHxD): 9.1 x 21.7 x 23.2 inches
Price Scale: 9/10
Perhaps the most sought after full tower best computer case. Cooler Master really needs no introduction. When it comes to cases Cooler Master is by far the most by default option for most Gamers as you just cannot go wrong with them. with 139 flawless customer reviews, Cooler Master HAF X is the safest purchase. HAF X is the flagship of the popular HAF (high air flow) series designed by cooler master.
With its huge spacious area, you could fit largest of the components and still have space left for more. If you are a system builder, this case would definitely be a dream come true.
High End Full Tower Case
Thermaltake Level 10
Key Features: 1 x 200 mm ColorShift Fan (Front), 140mm (Rear), 200mm Colorshift (Top), 200mm Colorshift (Side), 120mm (Bottom optional), six interactive lighting settings, five hot swap drive bays, 8x expansion slots, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA, 1xHD Audio, Water Cooling System Support.
Dimensions (WxHxD): 11.1 x 23 x 23.2 inches
Price Scale: 10/10
Perhaps the most unique and aesthetically appealing computer case. This chassis has a modular design never seen in any other before. This case is packed with list of features for enthusiasts. It includes hot swap bays, large fans with dust filters, easiest cable routing and management and looks from outer space.
There is so much attention to detail in this case like premium hinges and locks, ColorShift fans with one of the most unique and comprehensive fan control, sleeved internal cables and other small details that truly give out a premium feel.
The price is not something that you would call affordable though. That is because this chassis is designed only for the most enthusiasts of the Gamers.
All in all, the choice of a computer case depends upon your needs for both the hardware as well as aesthetics. If you have large hardware such as large motherboards or graphics that you will need to get a large case.
It also depends a lot on your budget. Some of these gaming cases can get quite expensive. Therefore, if you really want a quality gaming case, then you will need to factor that price into your overall system.
This list should have at least given you an idea about the what best computer cases of 2016 looks like.