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With over 220 rows of case testing data, it’s time to work through our gaming PC case benchmarks from 2019 to look for best thermals, noise, design, and quality.
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Our 2019 computer case round-up analyzes the best gaming PC cases (or just cases in general) for thermals, build quality, design, noise levels, noise-normalized thermals and thermal efficiency, and unique features. We’ll also be covering some of the worst trends for the year, as is clearly deserved. New gaming PC builds start coming together around #BlackFriday every year, and so we’re here to talk about the top cases we’ve reviewed this year.

CASES FEATURED (in order of appearance)

BEST OVERALL (THERMALS & DESIGN)

Phanteks P400A Digital (Amazon):

BEST MECHANICAL DESIGN

Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL (Amazon):

BEST BUDGET CASE

Cooler Master NR600 (Amazon):

BEST OUT-OF-THE-BOX THERMALS

Phanteks P400A Digital (Amazon):

BEST STOCK NOISE LEVELS

Fractal Meshify S2* (see notes in video) (Amazon):

BEST NOISE-NORMALIZED THERMALS

NZXT H710 (Amazon):

CASE WE’RE CURRENTLY REVIEWING

Not actually an award, we just know people will ask about this case: Lian Li Lancool II (Amazon listing not live)

WORST TREND IN CASES: Pointless Product Segmentation!

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Editorial, Testing: Patrick Lathan
Video: Josh Svoboda, Andrew Coleman

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