When it comes to playing video games, there are several must-haves. Gamers should have gaming accessories, like a gamer mouse, a controller, a gaming keyboard, a gaming headset with a built-in microphone, and a high definition or 4K monitor that delivers crisp and clear images that are tear-free and can keep up with the latest in graphics. But the most essential item to have when playing video games, aside from the actual games themselves, is a gaming computer. For that, you need a computer case for your gaming rig.
The cases we’ve included below all have their own list of features that gamers will love to experience, including LED strips and tempered glass side panels that make for an eye-popping gaming case. The gaming cases also include must-haves when it comes to towers, including multiple fans and cooling systems that will keep your rig running smoothly without interruptions from overheating, a common occurrence after hours of runtime.
The cases we’ve included can also be used as-is or customized, allowing users to continue to build their rigs and upgrade parts when necessary. This makes the gaming cases more financially feasible since pieces can be added after purchase rather than paying for a high-end system all at once, which can pack a considerable price tag. We also like the option of customizing aftermarket because it provides users with the ability to only include the added features they want, but also avoid paying for additions they won’t use.
For more on our top picks, check out our list of the best gamer cases below.
1. NZXT H510 – Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case
We like that the NZXT allows for easy upgrades with pre-installed channels and straps and can work with AIO and custom loop configurations for water-cooling. It also comes with fans The all-steel NZXT H510 – Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case features a streamlined design that lends itself well to customization.
Pros: Sleek design. Pre-installed fans. Smart cable management options.
Cons: Installing the hard drive can be inconvenient.
2. Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
The Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case includes an advanced cable management design and has a motherboard compatibility that works with Micro ATX and ATX.
Pros: The Rosewill Full Tower includes two USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports in the top mounted I/O panel. The case has external water-cooling holes and is pre-installed with five RGB fans and includes two additional areas for fans behind the motherboard to increase airflow. Customers like that the case can fit just about any motherboard.
Cons: Fans could be stronger.
3. ROSEWILL ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case
Built with a blue LED case fan, the ROSEWILL ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case is expandable and has a spacious interior.
Pros: The Rosewill Mid Tower has all-around air flow thanks to three fans and an I/O port at the front. The spacious interior allows for additional fans, with easy to customize interior components. The case has a bottom-mounted dust filter that protects the power supply. Ideal for gamers who want to customize their case, the Rosewill Mid Tower has five internal 3.5” drive bays and two external 3.5” drive bays.
Cons: Customers note that will removing the panels is easy, reattaching them can be difficult. Screws also appear to be of lower quality and can easily break.