Posted on November 8, 2016
Fractal Design: Top 5 Looking Gaming Pc Cases
There are a million and one options available when it comes to completely the build on a gaming PC. And beyond overall power and output, there is also the end design of the PC. Does the gamer want something that stands out, and proclaims it is (in fact) a gaming PC? Or do they prefer something more subtle? Whatever the case, there are choices and options for all preferences and styles, and below is a listing of the Top 5 Gaming PC Cases:
1. Corsair Obsidian 900D.
This model boasts a versatile, well-made gaming PC case, but the one downside is the cost. This unit goes for around $400, but many claim it is well worth the cost. This is an aluminum unit that is capable of catering to the most demanding of hardware. It also supports a large motherboard and is able to handle even the bulkiest of CPU coolers and graphics cards. Though there are many upsides to purchasing this particular model, there are a few downsides. The first is the cost. Second, it can be a little over the top for those who aren’t looking to create such a high-end finished product.
2. BitFenix Shinobi XL.
This is a case that handles powerful hardware with ease, without breaking the bank. This model boasts plenty of room for high-end components, and it very versatile in its storage space. There are a few cons to this model; it is a little louder than it’s rival units and can be a bit cumbersome for a more modest build.However, the lower price tag can overcome some of the cons depending on budget.
3. Fractal Design Define R5.
Definitely lower on the price scale, this unit offers enough space to handle some mid-range rigs, along with decent soundproofing to keep the noise levels down. Though this unit has impressive noise canceling feature and has a smart looking exterior design, there are a few negatives to consider. There is less room for higher end cooling units, and it lacks additional fan mounts. However, for the cost, a modest budget would easily be able to make this model work.
4. NZXT Manta.
Now this unit is “dressed to impress”! Its curved design is certain to draw attention to itself, however, it is not inexpensive. Though not as costly as the Corsair Obsidian 900D, it still ranges for close to the $200 mark. The benefits to the price tag are, of course, it’s gorgeous curved metal design and it is amazingly versatile for a smaller unit. However, it is on the larger side when it comes to mini-ITX’s and much more costly as well. But for those looking for a sexy sleek design in a smaller unit, the price tag may just be worth it.
5. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv MATX.
Last on the list is another moderately priced unit. This particular model will cost anywhere from $120 to $170, and is rather stunning, strong and contains features that bring a great amount of power to the table. The positives to this model are its sturdy aluminum build, and versatile features. However, it can be a little expensive for a micro-ATX and it is a little awkward for higher end cooling units. In the end, this unit meets a middle of the range budget, as well as the need for a more sturdy build.