Best Overall

NZXT S340VR Elite

NZXT S340VR

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NZXT is a major player in the PC case market and the S340 series is a popular solution for many system builders. The S340VR Elite is the next upgrade for this line of chassis, which introduces a tempered glass side panel and even VR support. It's not a cheap case, but not too expensive either, coming in at $109.

Bottom line: This case by NZXT is a solid well-rounded case that offers great capacity, functionality, and support for a wide variety of setups.

One more thing: The S340VR Elite has a front VR HDMI output port.

Why the NZXT S340VR Elite is the best mid-tower case

The S340 PC case series by NZXT has been favored by many system builders for very good reason.

They're quality constructs, offering tool-less maintenance, ample cooling options, and a sleek canvas to add lighting and other personalizations to bring the PC to life. We previously took a look at the S340 and found it to be a killer case for the price, but this Elite version (and with the included VR support) makes it an even more attractive purchase.

Here's a quick look at specifications of the case itself:

  • ATX support — ATX, MicroVAX, Mini-ITX.
  • Internal bays — Three 3.5 inch, four 2.5 inch.
  • Expansion slots — Seven.
  • Front I/O — Two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, one audio/mic, VR HDMI.
  • Fans — Front: Two 120/140mm | Top: One 120/140mm | Rear: One 120mm.

So what makes this S340VR Elite so "elite?" We've got tempered glass on the side, which replaces the cheaper plastic panel. This is reflected in the new asking price. NZXT has also included a VR HDMI port on the front I/O panel, and the best part is it's not a mere add-on, which NZXT carried out to then call it a day. The company also added a headset and VR cable management puck to keep everything tidy.

It also helps that the S340VR Elite is sleek-looking with a clean design throughout. Overall, it is a beast of a mid-tower PC case.

Best Design

Corsair Crystal Series 570X

Corsair Crystal 570X

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The Crystal Series 570X by Corsair is a gorgeous case and is kitted out for system owners who wish to show off the internals. Four tempered glass panels join three included SP120 RGB fans, as well as an integrated RGB controller for the ultimate light show. It's not all for looks, though. The company has added support for up to six fans, and there are ample mount options for radiators.

There's also enough in terms of air intake to cool off powerful hardware running within, all while being lit up by accompanied RGB lighting. This case will set you back $169.99.

Bottom line: The Crystal Series 570X by Corsair is a gorgeous case to show off all your expensive components.

One more thing: Corsair made serious effort to maximize the amount of cool air that can be pulled inside to cool internals.

Best Open Design

Thermaltake Core P3

Thermaltake Core P3

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The Core P3 (and larger P5) aren't exactly saving much in terms of space, but what these cases do offer is a fantastic, open design. Should you have a water-cooling solution to install, or simply wish to maximize airflow and showcase all your RGB-enabled components, this is the dream case. It offers an acrylic panel on the side and absolutely nothing on the front, rear, and top and a unique look for $99.99.

Bottom line: If you want to show off your components, allowing people to see everything without any plastic in between, the P3 is for you.

One more thing: This is an absolute dust magnet. Prepare to clean it often.

Best Modular

MasterCase Pro 5

MasterCase Pro 5

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The Cooler Master MasterCase is an exciting investment for people who enjoy switching up their configurations, allowing the owner to swap out specific parts of the chassis for supported optional extras. Want to swap the top exhaust points for external bays? Go right ahead. Need to take out the front and add noise insulation, drive bays and more? That's certainly possible. It's not the cheapest, coming in at $99.99.

Bottom line: If you want to quickly and easily customize a PC case, you can't go wrong with the MasterCase Pro 5.

One more thing: You'll need to shell out extra for optional modules from MasterCase.

Best Budget

Cooler Master N400

Cooler Master N400

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The N400 by Cooler Master is a great case for the price, supporting a number of fan and water-cooling setups. The case itself has two five-inch, seven three-inch, and three two-inch bays. Full ATX boards are supported, alongside smaller motherboard sizes. It's not a premium build and one shouldn't expect the best materials and features, but for the absolute basics, many boxes have been ticked. Not at all bad for just $54.99.

Bottom line: It's a solid, affordable mid-tower case.

One more thing: It has a fully-mashed front panel for optimal airflow.

Best Overall

NZXT S340VR Elite

NZXT S340VR

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NZXT is a major player in the PC case market and the S340 series is a popular solution for many system builders. The S340VR Elite is the next upgrade for this line of chassis, which introduces a tempered glass side panel and even VR support. It's not a cheap case, but not too expensive either, coming in at $109.

Bottom line: This case by NZXT is a solid well-rounded case that offers great capacity, functionality, and support for a wide variety of setups.

One more thing: The S340VR Elite has a front VR HDMI output port.