PC Case With Added Value
Bigger and bolder displays
Front panel fan, temperature and other control displays are growing in popularity for monitoring and protecting the components inside a PC case. Depending on the manufacturer, the utility control displays range from useful to superfluous. Practical functions of these displays allow for fan regulation, which in turn can make PCs run quieter, of course. Sensors measure temperatures and trigger an alarm if the condition becomes critical, or boost the built-in fan to higher rpms. However, our tests of these eight miditower cases show that control displays do not always live up to their promise.
Stay on the Cutting Edge
Join the experts who read Tom's Hardware for the inside track on enthusiast PC tech news — and have for over 25 years. We'll send breaking news and in-depth reviews of CPUs, GPUs, AI, maker hardware and more straight to your inbox.