Sep 25 2010 - After spending hundreds (or thousands in some cases) on PC gaming components, it's time to decide which computer case is best to hold those precious parts. Here is a list of the best PC cases on the market today designed for PC gaming based on budget, style, and use.
Topping the list is the successor to the super popular Antec Nine Hundred, the Nine Hundred Two. This case keeps hardware incredibly cool, and you can't go wrong with nine drive bays for expandability. The side panel window lets you view your system while in use. One 200mm TriCool fan is placed on the top, two 120mm blue LED fans are on the front of the case, and one 120mm fan rounds up the rear for maximum cooling and airflow. The front of the Antec Nine Hundred Two also contains an I/O panel with two USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port, and two audio ports that are easily accessible for added convenience. This gaming case emits a blue aura that is edgy for gamers. Prices range around $125 to $150.
For gamers on a budget, there are many case options out there without a hefty price tag. At first glance, the M59's front panel offers an aggressive feel that is perfect for gamers. The smoked side panel window isn't completely transparent, which may be an issue if you want to see your components clearly. Otherwise, this case is a dream for the price with easy expandability thanks to four external 5.25" and seven internal 3.5" drive bays. You can even add water cooling with pre-drilled holes. Cooling is more than adequate with up to five fans. Finally, say good-bye to messy cables with a super cable management system. The front I/O panel has four USB 2.0 ports, two audio ports, and one eSATA port for adding peripherals. Priced around $60.