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Top 10 Gaming PC Cases at PB Tech!
TweetPosted in Articles on 14/8/2018 (updated on 12/12/2018)
We've been pretty busy amassing the largest range of PC Cases available in New Zealand, and even busier building some of the coolest Gaming PC's with them as your orders come in from our Custom Gaming PC Building Tool!
All this building has resulted in our assembly team finding some really exceptional chassis options, and from these favourites amongst the new range, we bring you our latest Top 10 Gaming PC Cases!
For this list, we’ve focused on the mid-sized gaming PC chassis options, excluding those that fall into the smaller mATX and ITX chassis as these deserve a top 10 all to themselves :) Our list focuses on best value mixed in with a top notch building experience - so let's get started!
Starting our list off with the current favourite, both in terms of the quantity that get chosen by customers, and how much fun it is to actually build with - the exceptional Phanteks P350X!
Those talented techs at Phanteks have done the external lighting just right with this one, the tempered glass side-window that comes down to just above the PSU shield is underlined with a beautiful RGB bar that flows with the twin front panel lines. Although it's smaller than many, this compact case can still fit extremely high-performance components within - the front panel (which is removable without wires) can be used to fit a massive 280mm liquid cooling radiator should you want it.
Airflow is really good, with a combination of fitted mesh and magnetic dust filters keeping everything clean and tidy. Cable management is a breeze with the internal 24Pin power slotting behind a shield rather than bending though rubber and just below the GPU power inputs you'll find a direct hole to the PSU which is pretty perfectly placed. The P350X is currently available with both black and white internal colouring options at PB Tech.
Next up is a real contender for the top spot, the stunning new version of Masterbox Lite 5. Gone is the acrylic side panel, now replaced with cool tempered glass from top to bottom. It also now includes 3x premium Cooler Master 120mm RGB fans which come pre-installed behind a DarkMirror front panel. They've kept everything good from the previous version, and yet again you'll find the additional top and bottom custom trims in black, white and red - should you want to add even more creative flare, CM also have made the 3D printing templates for these available to all. Being a full sized mid-tower this one can fit the longest of graphics cards inside, and thanks to some smart design in regards to the PSU shield, you can even squeeze a giant 360mm in the front!
The ThermalTake View 27 caught us a bit by surprise, with a Gull Wing side panel that provides a great view of the components within your system. Having built so many customs in this one now we totally get the appeal, the View 27 is as much about showing off the inside as it is the outside. Although in-expensive the case is sturdy and coated in black throughout - just be sure to get a braided 4+4 pin for the CPU power header on your motherboard with this one!
NEW! Coming in at number #4 is the latest version of Segotep SG-K7, it's a ridiculously good-looking chassis available at a great price - a definite contender for the #1 spot on this list. With tempered glass on three sides, 4x 120mm RGB fans included + a fan controller and front IO button to change colours to suit, it's one of those cases that makes any build look great - but it's also got a special feature that lets you make your build totally unique.
See that large LED Segotep logo on the front side in the image above? That's easily removable and you can replace it with your own Gamertag if you want, you won't need a 3D printer for this either - simply print or draw want you want to go in to spot on a piece of paper. insert it onto the plate, and the RGB LED is bright enough to make any white bits glow right through.
Want a case that looks amazing? Get yourself the glorious SG-K7 Case at PB Tech today!
Next up we have a traditional look focused on performance in the Fractal Design Focus G. Although certainly not the most modern looking chassis in our list it's still a very sophisticated PC case with the tempered glass side window framed very nicely. This craftsmanship carries over to all aspects on the chassis, the trims and dust filters are first class, even the 2x Fractal Design Silent Series white LED fans which come included are top quality. This matte black chassis deserves its spot for sure, and at this price, we expect it could climb up.
With its slightly curved frame, Phanteks offers a clean interior and exterior design that's a treat to build in. The tempered glass side panel is again underlined but it's very subtle, a small cutaway in the framing of the glass allowing for the multicoloured line to become visible within the bottom of the side panel when fitted.
Available in a range of colours, check out the full range of P300 chassis at PB Tech today!
The Cooler Master MB500 chassis is a new design that gives us great looks and airflow within a solid chassis. It reminds us of a modern upgrade to the popular CM Storm Enforcer but this one comes with 3 pre-installed RGB fans so you’re immediately off to stylish start with rainbow effects or solid colour options. The all-black interior is further highlighted by a gunmetal coloured exterior, with the semi-meshed front panel and ventilation holes providing exceptional airflow while the tempered glass side panel allows for the beauty of your build to be seen.
The MB500 is certainly amongst the best cases you can get today, though considerably more expensive than the options above you can feel where the extra cash went (even the buttons are nice) and if you're after something really special, there is even an Asus TUF Edition MB500 Chassis to check out!
Now we have our first really clean design in the Corsair 275R. Perfect for both the minimalist or beginner builder, this fine looking PC chassis is available in both black and full white versions, with additional versions available which frame internals within full tempered glass side panels.
Inside we find slots for up to 6 cooling fans, and support for a large radiator should you want to combine this with the latest in Corsair Water Cooling.
PC builders looking for Corsair will be happy to see we've continued to expand our range and PB Tech now stocks the latest and best from this popular brand!
NEW! - The new Cooler Master SL600M chassis is an award winner from Computex 2018, and stock has just landed in New Zealand at PB Tech!
It's elegant, and performance is top notch in terms of both noise and temperature with its unique design. The design of the panels inhibit noise while 2x200mm fans move comparatively larger volumes of air than smaller fans in a lower RPM and can operate even quieter by manually controlling the fan speed slider found on the I/O panel. The top and front of the case are clad in anodized aluminium with a smooth sand-blasted finish for a stunning look and feel.
The SL600M Chassis is strong, sleek and available now at PB Tech today!
This Cooler Master Mastercase H500M is so impressive to behold it makes the effort actually fitting the right components within it totally worthwhile :)
So new it out-features 99% of motherboards currently available with dual USB 3.0 and an additional USB 3.1 internal header required to fully get this beast up and running properly, and that's before we get into ARGB :P Included are twin 200mm addressable RGB fans controlled with an included RGB controller, and through this you can connect large ARGB 360mm liquid cooling kits too.
With FOUR tempered glass panels, your stunning build can be seen from multiple angles allowing for its maximum beauty to shine. You can switch between a glass panel for aesthetics and a mesh panel for optimal airflow - the H500M crazy good.
Woah 10 awesome PC cases already?! If all these awesome chassis has you feeling excited about the decision of which case to buy by sure to check out our Custom PC building tool which has all these options loaded and many, many more!
These are just a small selection from our massive PC component range here at PB Tech New Zealand, check out the full range in-store or online at PB Tech today!
Shop PC Cases at PB Tech!PB Part No. Product Name Available Stock PricePart #: CHACLM10507MPN: MCW-L5S3-KGNN-02Form Factor: Mid TowerMaximum Card Length: 400mmSide Window: YesColour: BlackDedicated 2.5" Bay: 12.5" / 3.5" Bays: 25.25" Bays: N/ARadiator Support: 360mmPickup from 8 stores by 9:30am on 21/01/2019 Ships on 24/01/2019PB TECH: 30SUPPLIER: 0PB Tech price: PB Tech price: $109 00 $109.00 +GST $125 35 $125.35 inc GST Pickup from 8 stores by 9:30am on 21/01/2019 Ships on 24/01/2019Part #: CHATHM2012MPN: CA-1I3-00M1WN-00Form Factor: Mid TowerMaximum Card Length: 410mmSide Window: YesColour: BlackDedicated 2.5" Bay: 22.5" / 3.5" Bays: 2Radiator Support: 360mmPickup on 29/01/2019 Ships on 29/01/2019PB TECH: 0SUPPLIER: 30PB Tech price: PB Tech price: $103 47 $103.47 +GST $118 99 $118.99 inc GST Pickup on 29/01/2019 Ships on 29/01/2019Segotep Halo 7 Plus Mid Tower Case with 4 x 120mm RGB Fans, for ATX, mATX, ITX, Front USB 3.0/2.0 & HD Audio, VGA length up to 330mm, 2 X 3.5inch Bays. 3 X 2.5inch BaysSegotep Halo 7 Plus Mid Tower Case with 4 x 120mm RGB Fans, for ATX, mATX, ITX, Front USB 3.0/2.0 & HD Audio, VGA length up to 330mm, 2 X 3.5inch Bays. 3 X 2.5inch BaysPart #: CHASGT0430MPN: Halo 7 PlusForm Factor: Mid TowerMaximum Card Length: 330mmSide Window: YesColour: BlackDedicated 2.5" Bay: 32.5" / 3.5" Bays: 25.25" Bays: N/ARadiator Support: 360mmPB TECH: 30+SUPPLIER: 0PB Tech price: PB Tech price: $89 00 $89.00 +GST $102 35 $102.35 inc GST Pickup from 8 stores by 9:30am on 21/01/2019 Ships todayPart #: CHAFRD1011MPN: FD-CA-FOCUS-GY-WForm Factor: Mid TowerMaximum Card Length: 380mmSide Window: YesColour: GreyDedicated 2.5" Bay: 12.5" / 3.5" Bays: 25.25" Bays: 2Radiator Support: 280mmPickup from 3 stores by 9:30am on 21/01/2019 Ships on 24/01/2019PB TECH: 6SUPPLIER: 12PB Tech price: PB Tech price: $89 00 $89.00 +GST $102 35 $102.35 inc GST Pickup from 3 stores by 9:30am on 21/01/2019 Ships on 24/01/2019Phanteks Eclipse P300 Mid Tower Case with Tempered Glass Black Edition (No PSU)BEST VALUEBEST VALUEPart #: CHAPHA0300MPN: PH-EC300PTG_BKForm Factor: Mid TowerMaximum Card Length: 330mmSide Window: YesColour: BlackDedicated 2.5" Bay: 22.5" / 3.5" Bays: 25.25" Bays: N/ARadiator Support: 280mmPickup from 9 stores by 9:30am on 21/01/2019 Ships todayPB TECH: 30+SUPPLIER: 0PB Tech price: PB Tech price: $89 00 $89.00 +GST $102 35 $102.35 inc GST Pickup from 9 stores by 9:30am on 21/01/2019 Ships todayPart #: CHACLM15000MPN: MCB-B500D-KGNN-S00Form Factor: Mid TowerMaximum Card Length: 400mmSide Window: YesColour: BlackDedicated 2.5" Bay: 22.5" / 3.5" Bays: 25.25" Bays: N/ARadiator Support: 360mmPickup from 7 stores by 9:30am on 21/01/2019 Ships todayPB TECH: 30+SUPPLIER: 0PB Tech price: PB Tech price: $129 00 $129.00 +GST $148 35 $148.35 inc GST Pickup from 7 stores by 9:30am on 21/01/2019 Ships todayPart #: CHACOR02752MPN: CC-9011131-WWForm Factor: Mid TowerMaximum Card Length: 370mmSide Window: YesColour: WhiteDedicated 2.5" Bay: 32.5" / 3.5" Bays: 25.25" Bays: N/ARadiator Support: 360mmPB TECH: 29SUPPLIER: 30PB Tech price: PB Tech price: $112 17 $112.17 +GST $129 00 $129.00 inc GST Pickup from 8 stores by 9:30am on 21/01/2019 Ships todayCooler Master MasterCase H500M Mid-Tower ATX Case Four Tempered Glass Panels, 2x200mm Addressable RGB Fans & Controller, Glass&Mesh Option Included, Support Vertical VGA Card...Cooler Master MasterCase H500M Mid-Tower ATX Case Four Tempered Glass Panels, 2x200mm Addressable RGB Fans & Controller, Glass&Mesh Option Included, Support Vertical VGA Card Mounting(PCIE Raiser Cable Is No Included), Not Support ODD, SuppPart #: CHACLM3510MPN: MCM-H500M-IHNN-S00Maximum Card Length: 412mmSide Window: YesColour: GunmetalDedicated 2.5" Bay: 62.5" / 3.5" Bays: 25.25" Bays: N/ARadiator Support: 360mmPB TECH: 30+SUPPLIER: 0PB Tech price: PB Tech price: $319 00 $319.00 +GST $366 85 $366.85 inc GST Pickup from 8 stores by 9:30am on 21/01/2019 Ships today