Top Ten Desktop Computer Cases 2014

Our Top Computer Cases

Top Product
Overall Rank: 2
Best Gaming Case
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Overall Rank: 1
Best Looking Case
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Overall Rank: 7
Best Case for Under $100
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This is a list of the top 10 best desktop computer cases in 2014. Our list is for gamers, enthusiasts, system builders, and every day desktop computer users. These cases are some of the most popular cases on the market today.
This Rosewill case comes with two gigantic 230mm fans. This is a case for large components and massive cooling potential. An in your face front grill, red LED, optional white case, and over the top styling make this case hard to miss. How is it technically? It comes with advanced cable design, screwless installation of drives, fan speed controller built in, and room for even the largest components. It’s at the higher end in price, but you can’t miss this one.
This is the perfect solution for someone looking for a small case. Although Micro and Mini ATX only, this case packs a punch by being SSD and SLI ready along with watercooling compatibility. It is made with high end components and features a clean side window to show off your cable management skills. It is no budget case, so be sure to check out the price below.
The best HTPC case or home theater case, and one of the only mini/micro ATX cases with water cooling support. The Cooler Master Elite 130 can handle GPUs up to 343mm long, has SSD mounting, a 120mm fan, and will fit standard ATX PS2 power supplies. On top of that it has USB 3.0 front panel access and stylish design. Short of the somewhat difficult cable management that exists with all cases this size, there is nothing bad to say. Make sure to click the link for pricing and availability.
This incredible value gaming case comes with 6 preinstalled fans and a card reader for under $100. That's a hell of a deal. It also comes with a one year warranty and is made out of quality components. It can hold a 340mm video card and has case top USB / card reader / controls. Very cool features for a low price. The case is tool-less making it an ideal plug-and-play system for gamers. The fans have blue LEDs but if you don't like that you can always get to work and disconnect them or swap them with different colors. Unfortunately the front plastic bezel is a bit cheap, but otherwise this is an incredible buy and probably the best case on the market for under $100.
Corsair is about to dominate the list, starting with number six. Corsair makes some of the best and highest quality build cases out there. This case is particularly unique because if it's cubic shape and maximum airflow. If you have large components and need good airflow, this is your case. This case does come at a high price, so hit the link to get the latest pricing. The case comes with 3 installed 140mm fans, air filters, a large side window, watercooling support, tool-less design and more.
Our second Corsair case, the Carbide 300R, comes in at number 5. This high quality case is a more traditional style than number 6, and can hold even longer graphics cards. It comes at a more friendly price (check the link). All the bells and whistles are included at that price, from cable management to air filters to extreme cooling potential. The only downside to this incredible case is that it has something of a plain look, but for those who don't need LEDs and just want performance this case is for you.
The Corsair 200R is essentially the same as the 300R ranked below it, with the exception that it is lighter and more portable. You only need a 300R if your components are too big for the 200R or you really want the little extra airflow. For most people, however, spending a little less money for the same quality and a smaller build makes a lot of sense. Expect great cooling, ease of build, and features with this excellent case.
So what is this average looking case doing way up in the list at number 3? It's the people's case, and everyone can afford this for their build. You won't find a better budget case. User after user reviews this case with high marks, because of it's low price and good quality parts. You won't get all the fancy features like a window, water cooling support, or 5 gigantic fans to keep everything cold. What you will get is everything you need to make a decent build and nothing more. Be aware, however, the case is a bit small and will not fit all modern components with massive heatsinks or extra long GPUs.
Now back on track with the big boys for our final two. The number 2 case is the Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced. That it is a lot of name, but it comes with a lot of case. First off, you get a steel reinforced carrying handle so you can pick this bad boy right up and move it around. Second, the case just looks incredible. The deep black with blood red LEDs seeping through the front will get anybody excited. Let's not forget functionality, this is a performance powerhouse. Up to 9 fans are included, tool-less builds, slide out dust filters, top panel LED switch, a custom cut side window, and finally a 5 star average on Amazon. amazing ly, this is not the most expensive case on the list. It also isn't number one. Check the price by clicking the link, and then take a look at what we have for you at number 1.
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Number 1 is the unbeatable NZXT Phantom series. This case looks like it came from the future to show us what our computers should look like and how they should perform. You are looking at an extremely high quality build case with excellent cooling, room for any amount of components, massive airflow, incredible features, and an outstanding price (check links). It is capable of holding complete water cooling systems or up to six gigantic fans to keep it quiet and cold. Front USB 2 and 3 access is actually on top of the case along with audio inputs for easy plug and play. A built in 3 step 30W fan controller will help you manage noise and temperatures, while a very generous 25mm of space is available for cable management. The drive bays are screw-less, and SSD ready. You just can't go wrong with this California designed beauty, our number one pick.
  • Tyler Grodrian

    Not sure when this article was written, but the Phantom 410 is less than $90 on Amazon right now… even the list price is only $121. I’m not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, but that price certainly doesn’t seem out of reach for most enthusiasts and gamers.