Best Gaming Cases 2012 Desktop Tower Reviews

This page is a review of the top rated PC gaming cases for 2011!  For a full list and price comparison of our top 10 gaming cases see the “Gaming Cases” Tab above.

Top 10 Gaming CasesPrice/ ReviewIncluded Fans/SupportMaterial/additional detailsWarranty
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (RC-932-KKN5-GP)
1 x 140mm rear fan/ 1 x 230mm front red LED fan/ 1 x 230mm top fan/ 1 x 230mm side fan, Front Ports: USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 4, IEEE1394a x 1, eSATA x 1, Mic x 1, Audio x Steel/ 6 x External 5.25" Drive Bays/ 1 x External 3.5" Drive Bays/ 5 x Internal 3.5" Drive Bays/ 7 Expansion Slots/ removable racks/ bottom mounted power supply1 year
Cooler Master Elite Mid Tower Case, RC-310-BWN1-GP
1 x 120mm rear fan/ 80mm / 90mm (optional)
Front: 120 x 25 mm fan x 1(optional)
Side: 80 / 90 / 120 mm fan x 1 (optional)
4 x External 5.25" Drive Bays / 1 x External 3.5" Drive Bays/ 6 x Internal 3.5" Drive Bays/ 7 expansion slots/ FRONT: USB 2.0 x 2 , Mic x 1 , Audio x 1
1 year
Corsair Obsidian 650D Aluminum Mid Tower ATX Enthusiast Computer Case - Black CC650DW-1
1 x 120mm Fan/ 2 x 200mm FansSteel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate/ bottom mounted PSU with room for extended PSU/ 4 x External 5.25" Drive Bays/ 3.5"/2.5" Drive x 6/ 8 expansion slots/ FRONT: USB 2.0 x 4, USB 3.0 x1, IEEE 1394 x 1, Headphone x 1, Mic x 1, 4-channel Fan Controller/ 2 year Corsair manufacturer's warranty.
Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 VN300M1W2N No PS Full Tower Case140 x 140 x 25 mm Rear TurboFan, 1000rpm, 16dBA, 200 x 200 x 30 mm Colorshift Front Fan x 1 Included (600 - 800rpm, 13 - 15dBA), 200 x 200 x 30 mm Colorshift Top Fan x 1 Included (600 - 800rpm, 13 - 15dBA), Rear (exhaust): 140 x 140 x 25 mm TurboFan, 1000rpm, 16dBA or 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 1 (optional)
VGA Air Cooling System
-Side (intake): 200 x 200 x 30 mm x 1 (optional)
-Bottom (intake): 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 1 (optional)
SECC / Front: USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, eSATA x 1, MIC & Speaker (support AC'97 & HD Audio), 4 5.25" drives, 1 external 3.5", 6 internal 3.5", 8 expansion slots3 years parts and labor warranty.
Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case
1 120mm Tri Cool rear fan and 1 140mm Tri Cool Top fan/support and space for 2 more 120mm fans behind the front bezel and another 120mm side fan.Steel/3 external 5.25"/6 internal 3.5" drive bays/7 expansion slots/15.9 lbs./ small 18”x 18.3” x 8.1” dimensions3 year limited parts and labor.
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advance
1 rear 120mm/1 front 140mm blue LED fan/1 top 140mm fan (supports 2 120 or 140mm fans)Steel/Plastic mesh/4 external 5.25"/1 external 3.5" drive bay/6 internal 3.5" drive bays/8 expansion slots/21.08 lbs.1 year limited parts and labor.
GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower
1/120mm rear fan/pre-drilled water cooling holesSteel(meshed front panel)/4 external 5.25" drive bays/7 internal 3.5" drive bays/7 expansion slots/13.23 lbs.1 year limited parts and labor.
Cooler Master SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Storm Scout
Includes 1 120mm red LED rear fan, one front 140MM red LED fan, and 1 140mm top fanSteel/Plastic/5 external 5.25" drive bays/1 external 3.5"/5 internal 3.5"/1 internal 2.5"/7 expansion slots/19.23 lbs.1 year limited parts and labor.
Antec Nine Hundred
1 200mm top, 2 front Blue LED 3 speed switch control 120mm fans, and 1 120mm 3 speed rear fan.Steel/3 external 5.25" drive bays/6 internal 3.5"/1 external 3.5"/7 expansion slots/18.5 lbs.3 year limited parts and labor.
Cooler-Master Haf X
Comes with 1 140mm rear fan, 1 230mm front RED LED fan, 1 200 mm top, and 1 200 mm side fan.Steel/Plastic/6 external 5.25"/5 Internal 3.5"/9 expansion slots (supports triple VGA cards)/31.6 lbs/1 Year limited labor and parts warranty.
Antec High-End Performance Case P183 V3
1 Tri Cool Rear fan and 1 Tri Cool Top Fan.Aluminum/steel/plastic/4 External 5.25"/1 External 3.5"/6 Internal 3.5"/7 expansion slots/30.9 lbs.1 year limited parts and labor.
NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower
Comes with 2 120mm rear fans and 1 120m blue LED fan.Steel/Plastic/5 external 5.25" drive bays/2 external 3.5"/6 Internal 3.5"/7 expansion slots1 year limited parts and labor.
Cooler Master RC-600-KKN1-GP Gladiator 600
Comes with Blue LED front 120mm fan and top 140mm fan. Includes an option for another 120mm rear fan.SECC/Mesh/5 external Drive Bays/5 Internal Drive Bays/1 external 3.5"/7 expansion slots/21.3 lbs.1 year limited parts and labor.
Corsair Graphite Series 600T
1 120mm fan and 2 200 mm fans.Steel/Plastic/4 external Drive Bays/6 Internal/8 expansion slots/28 lbs.2 year parts and labor limited warranty.
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)1 x 120 mm front fan, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA
1 x 120 mm rear fan, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA, Side:120/140 mm fan x 1 (optional), Top: 120 mm fan x 2 or 200mm fan x 1(optional)
SECC/ ABS Plastic/ Micro ATX / ATX motherboard compatibility, 4 5.25" drives, 1 3.5" drive, 6 internal 3.5", 7+1 expansion slots, 2 years.

Top 10 Best Gaming Cases/Towers

1.) Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case

Our top gaming case of the year is the Antec three hundred which has more than earned its rank by picking up thousands of 5 star customer reviews from all of the major computer retailer stores.  You can typically find the Antec Three Hundred between $50-$60.  Although it’s a mid-tower it’s plenty big for a full-sized motherboard and GPU.  It comes with a 120 mm rear fan and 140mm top fan and has 7 expansion slots.  Since hardware and performance can sometimes depend on keeping your gear cool, the Antec Three Hundred also comes with two optional front intake fans as well as a side intake fan.  It also comes with a generous 3 year warranty. *(See our price comparison chart in the Gaming Cases tab above!)

2.) Cooler Master CM 690 II Advance ATX Mid-Tower Case (RC-692-KKN2)

Another great gaming case is the cooler Master CM 690, which boasts a stylish look and lots of options for $85-$100.  The CM 690 comes with a rear 120 MM fan, and top and rear 140mm fans.  Believe it or not this lightweight case even comes with room for 10 fans (5 140mm fans)!  Other features include; 4 external 5.25″ bays, 1 external 3.5″ bay,  and 8 expansion slots.  1 Year parts and labor warranty.

3.) GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower Interior Steel Chassis

You can usually find this steel Gamma ATX Mid Tower for under $40. Includes space for 4 external 5.25″ drive bays and 7 3.5″ drive bays.  Comes with 1 120mm rear fan and has room for 5 more 120mm Fans.

4.) Cooler Master SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Storm Scout

5.) Antec Nine Hundred

6.) Cooler-Master Haf X

7.) Antec High-End Performance Case P183 V3

8.) NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower

9.) Cooler Master RC-600-KKN1-GP Gladiator 600

10.) Corsair Graphite Series 600T

If you’d like to see more information and a top 50 list for cases, then check this article out on the best gaming cases for 2011 – 2012.

 

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