Having picked all of the components that you want in your gaming PC is great, but all that hardware needs to be installed somewhere. This is where the computer case comes in. There so many types of computer case designs and different computer case sizes that it can me tricky to pick the best one for you. So, let’s jump in to our beginners 101 guide and see what the best PC case is for you.
The most important thing when choosing a computer case, also known as a chassis, is to make sure that the case physically fits your hardware and it suitable for the build that are wanting to complete. You have a few size options when choosing a computer case with the most common being Full Tower, Mid Tower and Small Form Factor.
Full tower cases are designed for larger PC builds that use full size hardware. If you are installing an ATX motherboard and you require a large amount of space then this is a good choice. Full tower cases are large, often bulky and heavy but provide a large number of configuration options for your build.
Mid tower cases are pretty much what they sound like. They are a case that is smaller than a full tower chassis but can still fit ATX motherboards as well as smaller sizes. Mid tower cases are some of the most popular cases due to the fact that they fit most hardware but have a smaller footprint.
Small form factor cases are fantastic is you plan to put together a small form factor build using a MicroATX or Mini-ITX motherboard. These cases are very compact and are perfect for smaller builds. It is important to remember however that with a small form factor build you do have less options available to you in regards to what hardware you can use.
Our recommendation would be to go with a mid tower case such as the AORUS C300 GLASS is possible as these are generally more than ample of most gaming PC builds and they look great as well.
There is nothing worse then trying to build a new PC only to find that you need to be a magician to get your hands into the case to install the components. Having limited access to areas of a cases interior makes building a computer a tiring and sometimes painful process.
Do yourself a favor and find a computer case like the C200 Glass that gives you full and easy access to the interior. A lot of cases today have removable motherboard trays making it much easier to install motherboards, removable drive bays to give yourself more room and removable covers to open everything up.
Being able to remove all the covers of a computer case and to remove sections really does make the entire build process that much easier.
Airflow is one of the most important factors that greatly impacts the performance of a gaming PC. If there is not adequate airflow in the computer case you will find that your components get more hotter then they should. The hotter hardware gets the more likely they are to perform poorly and even cause lasting damage.
When looking for your new PC case, take the time to make sure that it provides a good amount of cooling. Take a look at how many fans are included in the case and where they are positioned. It is important that you have both intake fanes that draw cool air into the case and outtake fans that extract hot air out.
Make sure that the computer case that you like has enough ventilation in order to allow cool air from outside to be easily drawn into the case. The more cool air you can get flowing through the case, the better performance you will get.
Computer cases offer a wide variety of cooling options, and these options vary from chassis to chassis. Have a think about how you intend to further cool the hardware in your case.
Do you plan to install additional fans, if so, make sure that enough fan mounts are available. It is also important to confirm that those fan mount support the size fans that you want to install.
Are you going to install an air cooler such as the AORUS ATC 800 for your CPU or run water cooling? If you are opting for an air cooler, make sure that there is enough clearance between the top of the air cooler and the side panel of your case. If you are going the ever-popular water cooling route then have a look at the radiator mounting options are available. Ideally you would find a case that supports both top and front radiator mounting and a support a range of radiator sizes. If you do decide to opt for water cooling then something like the AORUS LIQUID COOLER 360 would be a perfect choice.
You have taken the time to research all of the components in your computer and have saved up all of your money to buy them. It is a crying shame to install the hardware into a computer case just to put a blank side panel on never to see the components again.
Find a case that is aesthetically pleasing and show of your gaming rig! Its popular to have a case that offered tempered glass side panels that showcase that hardware inside. By having a case that offers a view of the inside it allows you to make use of the many RGB options available to you to really add a style of your own to your build.
Don’t hide your gaming PC away, show it off with pride!