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Once you know what you want to put inside of your dream PC, you need to pick the right case to hold all of those parts. Noise levels, cooling performance, and expansion are all variables we take into consideration when we review the latest enclosures.


Here are the best cases for custom PC builds. Our recommendations take cooling and noise into account, and most sell for less than $100.


Smart fan control, LED lighting, large radiator support and partially-obscured vent panels help NZXT's Noctis 450 stand out, but does the case still perform?


Antec goes beyond its normal budget-to-professional range in its solid-aluminum paneled S10, but does the performance of this premium-material case help to justify its premium price?

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Phanteks' latest case features an elegant design and has RGB lighting, optional padding for a more silent version, a side window, and to top it off, a reasonable price tag.

Tutorial - JUNE 19

First you'll need to configure your VPN by adding the settings for your VPN (in most cases, these are provided by the system administrator or...

news - FEBRUARY 4 3

Thermaltake announced 3DMakers, a new webpage where it will host printable 3D files of accessories for its computer chassis. The company said users can submit their own designs to be hosted and share images and...

news - FEBRUARY 3 12

"Compact" may not be an apt description, but there aren't many Micro-ATX cases of this size that can fit this much gear.

news - JANUARY 26 28

NZXT announced Manta, its first mini-ITX chassis, which features curved steel panels, support for multiple water-cooling radiators and ample cable management.

news - JANUARY 18 18

Fractal Design revealed the Define Nano S. The new mini-ITX case features space for water cooling and plenty of storage, while taking up half the volume of the full size Define S.

news - JANUARY 13 12

Lian Li's fanless PC-Q04 chassis is making its way to U.S. store shelves for a friendly $59.

news - JANUARY 11 12

Thermaltake announced two new modular cases called the Core W100 and WP100, along with an add-on chassis called the P100.

news - JANUARY 9 18

In Win outed its limited edition H-Frame chassis and companion custom PSU.

picture story - JANUARY 8 23

Once again, the Tom's Hardware team was out in force at the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. Here are our top picks for CES 2016.

news - JANUARY 7 14

Silverstone is working on a case for the new mini-STX form factor. This is the first time that we've seen an actual component made for mini-STX.

news - JANUARY 6 6

A company that started its operations in Latin America just a few months ago is planning on entering the U.S. market with an RGB-Lit case.

news - JANUARY 5 13

Deepcool's Genome integrates an all-in-one liquid cooling loop into a chassis with a cylindrical double-helix reservoir.

news - JANUARY 5 1

Cooler Master showed up at CES with a new CPU cooler with new technology to improve efficiency. It also unveiled the third variant of its MasterCase chassis.

news - JANUARY 4 16

Corsair introduced three new cases at CES 2016: the extravagantly-styled Spec-Alpha and the minimalist 400C and 400Q.

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CaseLabs will be discontinuing five of its SKUs in the beginning of 2016, which leaves you only a few more days to order before the cases are gone for good. The company is phasing out three Mercury and two...

news - DECEMBER 8 16

Corsair has been a well-known and highly-regarded case manufacturer for several years now. The company has a wide selection of ATX, mATX and Mini ITX cases, but it had never dabbled in the niche Inverted-ATX...

news - DECEMBER 2 33

Phanteks released a variant of its Mini XL case which includes room for two systems powered by a single PSU.

news - NOVEMBER 19 4

Now that a couple of months have passed since Computex, BitFenix is launching the Pandora ATX. With a bit of luck, it will be available in time for Christmas.

news - NOVEMBER 18 2

Silverstone announced a new line of affordable computer chassis. The Raven X line was designed to bring the aggressive styling and rotated internal layout of the Raven series cases to a lower price point.

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