Lian Li's O11D Mini is a mid-tower chassis that's compact enough to require an SFX power supply. This may put off those who do not own an SFX PSU already, but this really is one of the best PC cases I've had the pleasure of building a desktop inside.
Razer has decided to launch its own line of PC cases with the Tomahawk, which comes in Mini-ITX and ATX variants. We're going to take a look at the mid-tower in this review, seeing how easy it is to build a PC inside, whether it's any good for thermals, and why anyone should buy one over similar cases from NZXT, Lian-Li, and other vendors.
Looking for a PC case to build the ultimate gaming rig inside with a custom water-cooling loop? Thermaltake's Tower 900 is worth considering, thanks to its massive size, radiator support, and impressive thermal performance.
be quiet! makes some of the best PC cases on the market in terms of acoustics and the Silent Base 802 is set to take that to the next level with some notable improvements. While it performs very well under load, there are a few minor annoyances that hold the Silent Base 802 from being truly brilliant.
be quiet!'s Pure Base 500 is a great mid-range PC case and the revamped Pure Base 500DX takes what made that chassis so good and turns up airflow to 11. There are also plenty of additional improvements, making it one of the best mid-tower cases around.
The H510 range is NZXT's sweet spot for PC builders, but should you require some additional building space, the H710i may be just what you're looking for. Plenty of space, good looks, and some additional extras make it a great choice for your next PC.
The Be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 is one of my all-time favorite PC cases and one of the best you can buy, if you plan on doing some water-cooling or case modding. But it's let down by a single flaw.
Choosing a PC case is an important part of the process, and it's remarkable how much choice there is in size and shape to get something perfect for your build. In the case of the AeroCool Playa Slim, if you're building a budget PC, it could be the one for you. Assuming you can get over its quirks and compromises.