Building a great PC starts with a great case. There's no one-size-fits-all best case for everyone, though, but there are quite a few that stand out from the crowd. Whatever type of PC you're trying to build, there's something here that will set your rig off.

All-arounder

Phanteks P400S

The P400S by Phanteks is a stunning case perfect for any PC builder. The case itself is a mid tower, sporting ample room for even the largest of GPUs and it has a full tempered glass side panel to show off your handy work. Phanteks' trademark build quality mixed with great cable management, stylish exterior, and great price make it a winner.

$80 at Amazon

Rising up

Cooler Master MasterCase

This case has a vertical layout, meaning cool air is sucked in from the bottom and heat exhausts from the top, in a natural flow that mimics the world outside your case. The ventilation can be adjusted in three different ways and there's space inside for the build of your wildest dreams. It even looks pretty hot on the outside, too.

$195 at Amazon

Small-form

Thermaltake CORE V21

Little cases like Thermaltake's Core V22 are perfect for media PCs and storage boxes. It can fit an M-ATX or Mini ATX motherboard and accompanying components, but there's ample room in such a small chassis just in case you want to throw in a GTX 1080. Another bonus of the Core V21 is the price, which as you can tell, is quite low compared to others on this list.

$57 at Amazon

Affordable RGB

Phanteks P350X

Despite being small, there's plenty of space for an ATX build, with hidden drive cages in the base and at the back of the motherboard tray. The P350X features a tempered glass side panel joined by an RGB strip running along its base, along with two further RGB strips on the front. Each side of the front panel is covered in mesh so you're getting solid airflow, and it supports dual 120mm or 140mm fans in the front or a 280mm radiator.

$65 at Amazon

Smart case

NZXT H700i

The NZXT H700i mid-tower has space for up to an ATX build, and with its colorful accents and tempered glass side panel cuts quite the look. However, the party piece is the built-in CAM control system for digital RGB and case fan control. It also has adaptive noise reduction, keeping an optimized balance of case cooling and noise for the most pleasant gaming experience.

$220 at Amazon

Glass all round

Corsair Obsidian 500D

If you're looking for something that will really stand out, this is the case for you. Glass adorns its front and sides, showing off the beauty of your RGB-customized build within. It's a mid tower and complementing the tempered glass are a solid aluminum top panel and door handles. It comes pre-equipped with three LL120 fans and Corsair's Commander hardware to control the lighting.

$250 at Amazon

Innovative design

InWin 303C

Besides looking amazing, the 303C has an innovative design with a top-mounted power supply bay with side ventilation for high airflow. The case is also adorned with USB 3.1 Type-C, so it's firmly ready for the future. You also get RGB, a tempered glass side panel, a striking white paint job, and a metallic GPU holder for added support on even the largest cards.

$105 at Amazon

Pandora's box

Corsair Crystal 280X

You won't believe how much you can get into this micro-ATX case, in part thanks to its dual-chamber design, which means fitting a large PC in a small case. It can house up to six 140mm fans or a pair of radiators, one in the roof and one in the floor. The rear chamber is where you'll hide all your cables and less attractive parts, like drives, while the front chamber and the included RGB is there to light up the beauty of your build.

$160 at Amazon

Wall mountable

Thermaltake Core P3

You won't see a case like this anywhere else. The Core P3 is a completely open ATX case with a tempered glass "front." It has the same space you'd find in most regular ATX cases with the obvious difference. It supports vertical mounted GPUs and power supply, up to a 420mm radiator or a trio of 140mm fans and most of all, you can mount it on the wall if you wish. Unique, stunning and extremely flexible.

$120 at Amazon

All of these will give you a great base to build a PC, and the broad variety highlights how exciting the PC building landscape is right now. Whether you're looking for something high-quality but understated like the Phanteks P400S or something visually striking like the Corsair Obsidian 500D, there's a perfect choice out there for everyone.

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