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Best PC Gaming Case 2016 - Full and Mid Desktop Towers
In this hub we'll feature the best gaming cases for 2016. We'll break them down into 5 different categories; Top Rated, New release, Budget Cases, High-End, and Antec PC Gaming Cases.
Any true gamer knows that performance is of utmost importance when building a gaming pc, but there's also a reason for all those LED lights. Style points count too. For gamers who like to go to tournaments, LAN parties, or just show off their builds, their attachment to their computer is similar to a man and his first car. They like what's under the hood most, but the way the car looks on the outside is what truly makes everyone envious of them.
Where to buy a gaming case:
In 2015 I recommend looking at Amazon as well as other major online retailers in order to get the best price. Doing this will get you, in general, the lowest prices available. If it's the same price on Amazon as on other sites, then usually you'll save on the shipping.
Cooler Master HAF 932
We'll feature many more of our favorite gaming cases below, but featured to the right are our favorites for 2016.
Why we chose the Cooler Master HAF 932 as our top rated full tower gaming case for 2015.
Options, price, and air flow! You could expect to pay well over $200 for a case this nice. It could be more stylish for sure, but it will keep everything under the hood nice and cool!
For Mid-tower cases I recommend the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer, which is inexpensive, has plenty of room, and an attractive side window for seeing all of your components.
What Gamers are saying about the HAF 932 gaming case:
"This is by far the best pc case I've ever owned. High air flow is an understatement. Massive fans in front, side and top provide all the cooling you'll ever need and best of all you cab barely tell they are even running" and "This case is amazing. It surpasses cases worth two to three times as much, and many of them don't even have half the features the HAF does. In a nutshell, this is a computer builder / tinkerer's case."
We like how easy it is to move things around inside the case when you are working on your build, rather than having to squeeze everything in all the time.
Cons to having such a large pc gaming case:
In all reality this is a very large case (nicknamed the refrigerator by some), so if you want to be able to easily move around, then consider the Storm Enforcer, Elite 430, or another mid-tower case for LANs and gaming tourneys.
Other Featured Gaming Cases :
Rosewill Challenger, Rosewill Armor, Xion AXP-ARM001-BL, Thermaltake Level 10, NZXT Vulcan Enthusiast, Thermaltake Element G VL10001W27, and the Rosewill Cruiser.
Cheap and it works. This case has been one of the bestselling computer cases in the industry in the last several years. If you can spend a little bit more, then I recommend jumping up to the newly revised Cooler Master Elite 430 in 2016.
Antec Twelve Hundred Full Tower Gaming Case
Even though this gaming case has been around for a couple of years, it's hard to beat the time tested 5 star reviews that have come in from gamers everywhere. The Antec Twelve Hundred Gaming case is the predecessor of the Antec nine hundred. In the twelve hundred they added more cooling, capacity, and convenience.
*New for 2012 consider the twelve hundred V3 - comes with two rear blue LED 120 MM fans and 3 front blue LED 120 MM fans!
Manufacturer's Details for the Antec Twelve Hundred Gaming Case:
- Motherboard supported up to ATX form factor
- 7 Motherboard I/O Expansion Slots
- Front Ports: USB 2.0 x 2, Audio in/out, eSATA
- Gamer Tower
- 12 Drive Bays
Manufacturer's Details for the New Twelve Hundred V3 Gaming Case:
- 13 drive bays and seven expansivion slots
- Front-panel USB 3.0 port
- top 200 blue LED cooling fan, two rear blue LED 120MM fans and three front blue LED 120MM fans
- space for graphics cards as large as 17.5"
Antec, High-end, and Budget Gaming Computer Cases
While we can't possibly review every gaming case on the market in a single hub, we've highlighted more of our favorites below. We've also included some great budget pc gaming cases for budget buyers.
Antec Gaming Cases
Antec has many of the best gaming cases on the market today. They offer cooling solutions and quiet computing at a price range that many competitors simply can't compete with. They've been a worldwide market leader in gaming cases since 1986.
Great Antec Gaming Cases
From Antec: Nearly every part on this case, down to the motherboard and PSU mounts, is removable and customizable. LanBoy Air's exclusive AirMount HDD mounting system - the first of its kind - literally suspends drives in the air.
Here are a few computer cases that you might not have seen before, but you will soon. Most of these cases were released in the last couple months and as such are compliant with the newest technology available. Since many gamers will be upgrading to the Sandy Bridge CPU Processors and motherboards this year, these cases from Antec and Rosewill are sure to be in the bestsellers list soon.
Budget Computer Cases under $50
If you look around you can sometimes get a computer case that may not "look" as cool but has just as much functionality as some of the higher-end cases listed in this hub. See our list below of top rated gaming cases for under $50.
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