# Gaming Case Buyer’s Guide – October 2017

Are you a hardcore PC gamer looking for the best gaming case that will always keep your system cool? Do you have too much hardware that it just won’t fit into your ordinary case? Look no further, as we have collected some of the best gaming cases to suit your PC gaming experience. These gaming cases will not only provide your system with advanced cooling and space to fit all your hardware, they are also elegant for those of you who are looking for a stylish case to show off.

The following table depicts the best gaming cases available on Amazon.com. By utilizing extensive research, we have collected these top gaming cases to suit your budget, as well as your gaming needs. Moreover, we have included some highly elegant cases for gamers who prefer to purchase a flashy computer gaming case. Here are the best gaming cases 2017 for all budgets and needs.

We sincerely hope that the above table has helped you pick the best gaming case for you right now.

## Antec Twelve Hundred – Unique PC Case

One of the most unique PC cases is the Antec Twelve Hundred which has a side window panel with flashing blue LED lights. With 8 blue LED fans, this gaming case is determined to keep even the most extreme systems cool, while looking flashy of course. In addition, the size is more than enough to keep all of your hardware in place, with dimensions of 20.2 x 8.4 x 22.9 inches. This means that whether you own multiple graphics cards or hard drives, or you are looking to install a custom cooling system, the Antec Twelve Hundred case has enough space for all of these. Graphics cards of up to 17.5 inches can be easily placed in this case. Moreover, cables can be easily managed behind the motherboard, improving the airflow of the system as there is less of a clutter. It should also be worth noting that the Antec Twelve Hundred comes with thirteen drive bays and seven expansion slots. It further comes with washable air filters pre-built into the case with easy removal.

Pros
• Very elegant and attractive exterior design
• Fairly large; can hide cables very easily in the back to give a cleaner look
• Easily customizable; case can be taken apart easily to add new components and for easy maintenance
• Power supply located at the bottom of the case, allowing for improved stability
• Comes with a multiplicity of drive bays
• Fan control knobs located on the front case panel
Cons
• Case is rather heavy
• Not a tool-less installation
• May require longer cables for the power supply as it is located on the bottom
• Fan filters are not easily removable
• The lock system for the hard drives and optical drives is advanced
• Depending on your graphics card, it may be required of you to remove the hard drive storage cage adjacent to the graphics card

## NZXT Source 530 – Best Budget Case

### How can I know if my motherboard is compatible with the computer gaming case I am about to purchase?

Generally, if you are getting a small computer gaming case, these cases would only support Micro-ATX form factor motherboards. If you are looking to purchase a mid tower or full tower case, it will support ATX and extended ATX form factors. If you are still unsure if the case will support your current motherboard, try to check the number of card slots located in the back of the case. If the case has 4 slots, this means that the case will support Micro ATX form factor, while 7 or more card slots will support ATX and extended ATX.

### How many fans do I need for my gaming case?

As you see that all cases will have a certain number of slots for fans, it is not required of you to get that same number of fans. While more fans are considered good for keeping your system very cool, it may not be the best option as well due to the fact that more fans can accumulate more dust in your system. In addition, you may not need that many fans for your system, depending on whether or not you have multiple graphics cards to run high-performance games. Generally speaking, you should have at least three fans in your case. These fans would be located in the front of the case for intake, the rear side of the case for exhaust, and another on the side or top for exhaust.

### How can I ensure that my gaming case will remain quiet after a year of usage?

To ensure that your system remains quiet after prolonged usage, you must follow the appropriate maintenance protocols. Be sure to clean out the dust filters that are located within your case every once in a while. The more dust that accumulates on these filters, the louder your system will sound. If your gaming case is still noisy even after cleaning out the dust filters, you can purchase sound reduction foam as insulation to reduce the noise that your system creates. If you notice that your fans are creating noise through vibrations that hit against the case, you can look to purchase some silicone or rubber fan fasteners which will reduce the vibrations that your fan produces.