Best Clear PC Cases For Your Build

7 Best Clear PC Cases For Your Build 2020

Building your custom personal computer can be a fantastic experience. After all, it gives you the flexibility and ownership of your own, and the result is something that you want to cherish for years to come. I know how fun it is to build a personal computer(PC) from scratch and see it boot for the first time.

To make a great PC, you first need a PC case. A computer case not only acts as an outer shell to your computer components but also gives it the right aesthetics so it can fit in your room. Another essential function of a PC case is to keep your things cool. As someone who is building a computer for the first time, I always suggest them to go for something that they cannot stop looking!

That’s why I recommend getting a clear PC case, and today, I will go through the seven best clear PC cases that you can buy for your build.

But before we do so, let’s quickly go through the points that you need to keep in mind before getting a clear PC case.

Things to keep in mind before buying a clear PC Case

A PC case might look an essential component but has too many elements. These elements, when combined, make it hard for you to make the right decision. As a buyer, you need to understand a PC case before you buy one.

First thing first, you need to know that PC cases come in different sizes. These sites are aimed towards other builds, and generally, the size of your motherboard determines which one is the right fit. You can also approach the situation differently by choosing the case first and then choosing the motherboard.

So, what sizes does a case comes in? Let’s list them below.

  • Mini-Tower: The mini-tower has a small form factor and is generally used for storage or media PCs.
  • Mid-Tower: A mid-tower case is designed to include more significant components and focus on more performance, expansions, and size.
  • Full-Tower: The full-tower is designed aimed at the enthusiast who wants to build the best possible computer case with the ability to make modifications.

The standard motherboard form-factors that you will encounter include:

  • Mini-ITX
  • Micro-ITX
  • Standard ATX
  • Extended ATX

Apart from deciding the size of the case, you need to look at the different PC case features. However, some components need to be there if you want to build a good PC. These features should be as follows:

  • Dust filters
  • Hard drive bays
  • Cable management
  • Optimal airflow
  • Proper CPU and GPU clearance
  • Space behind motherboard panel
  • Tempered glass (if you want to want to see your components).
  • PSU Shroud

However, in a clear PC case, you need to ensure that you have glasses used by the point that is of good quality. The glass used by the case can be either tempered or acrylic. In the case of the exact case, tempered instances are used as they are scratchless and provide better visuals to the user. The only downside of the tempered case is that they are fragile. So, if you poke them or drop them by mistake, they will break into a million pieces.

In general, the key four things I that always look for before buying a case are as follows.

  • The case is good looking and aesthetically.
  • Proper clearance for the CPU and GPU if you want to use liquid AIO cooler.
  • Good airflow!
  • The case is nicely built with suitable materials.
  • Good cable management! — This is very important in clear cases as you want to hide the cables from plain sight!

7 Best Clear PC Cases for Your Build

MUSETEX Phantom Black ATX Mid Tower

What You Get

Musetex Phantom Black is one of the best clear cases that you can get for yourself. It is a Mid-tower case, which means it supports all the major motherboard form factors, including E-ATX, Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, and ATX. The internal bays gives you access to put 3 x 2.5″ SSDs and 2 x 3.5″ HDD.

The case has a transparent side panel and front panel. Also, the case comes pre-installed with 6 x 120mm RGB fans, out of which three are installed in the front, two at the top, and one at the back. To give control to the user, it also comes with remote control with which you can use the power of how your case looks and feel.

The transparent glass is 2″4mm thick, which is good enough for stability and looks! The case also works great with water or air cooling.

What I liked

  • Great transparent design
  • Pre-installed six fans
  • Great value for money
  • Comes with remote
  • PSU Shroud

What I disliked

  • The build quality could have been a little better

Key specification

  • Form factor: Mid-tower, 17.16″ x 17.13″ x 8.07″ inches
  • Radiator Support: up to 360 mm
  • Drive Bays: Supports 3 x HDD and 2 SSD

Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh

What You Get

If you are looking for something classy with a mesh design, then MasterBox TD500 Mesh is a great pick! It comes in three styles, Black, White, and RGB. The black and white are identical designs with only difference in color. The case design changes a little in the RGB model where you get diamond mesh instead of the polygonal mesh.

In all of the three styles, you get access to three 120mm ARGB fans that are pre-installed and supports the ARGB lighting system.

The mesh design is excellent, considering that it offers high airflow and as well as dust filtration. Another great thing about these computer cases is the support for two 360mm radiators, one at the top and one at the front panel. Overall, you can put 120 mm fans throughout the case!

The tempered glass is also an exact type that you can use to see all your PC components and their RGB!

What I liked

  • Excellent mesh design
  • Great airflow
  • Comes with three pre-installed 120 mm ARGB fans
  • Clear type tempered glass

What I disliked

  • Users complain that the glass is acrylic and not tempered

Key specification

  • Form factor: Mid-tower, 19.41 x 8.54 x 18.46 inches
  • Radiator Support: Two 360mm radiators, top and front
  • Drive Bays: Supports both HDD and SSD

Thermaltake Core P3 ATX Tempered

What You Get

Thermaltake Core P3 ATX Tempered is an open case that that offers excellent looks! It provides a scenic design that is ideal for builds that want to showcase internal components. Also, if you are looking to mount your GPU vertically, then you are in luck as it offers a float bracket ideal for mounting GPUs. The case’s vertical GPU mounting supports up to a 2.5-slot graphics card. This means that if you are looking to mount a thicker graphics card, then the case is not for you. In other cases, itis ideal for building clear computer build.

Here, the tempered glass is relatively thick and stands at 5 mm thickness strength. This means that your case is reasonably protected from small nudges and helps you keep your case at an acceptable noise level.

Another essential feature of the case is its dismantlable modular design(DMD). Also, you can place the cabinet in a three-way with different orientations for both PSU and GPU.

Lastly, it comes with AIO support up to 420 mm radiator support and HDD and SSD support.

What I liked

  • Open frame design
  • GPU and PSU orientation options
  • DMD

What I disliked

  • Dust magnet
  • Fragile if not handled correctly

Key specification

  • Form factor: Mid-tower, 21.90 x 7.30 x 21.60 inches
  • Radiator Support: Up to 420mm radiator support
  • Drive Bays: Supports both HDD and SSD

Cooler Master MasterBox Pro 5

What You Get

Cooler Master MasterBox Pro is one of the premium pc cases that you can get for your build. It is an ATX tower case for pc that provides excellent cooling, flexible mounting, RGB, and great dark-tinted tempered glass, making it one of the best casing for pc.

The case is transparent from the side and front. In the show, they have already provided three 120mm RGB fans that give both aesthetic and cooling value.

Overall, the case provides excellent cooling with support up to 360mm radiator. You can also plug in a 120 mm front fans and rear fans to improve airflow.

The RGB support of the case is also useful as it supports 1 to 3 splitter cable.

What I liked

  • Great cooling performance
  • RGB support
  • Comes pre-installed with three 120mm RGB fans
  • Good cable management

What I disliked

  • Not ideal for high-level PC builds
  • Radiators cannot be mounted at the top

Key specification

  • Form factor: ATX, 19.70 x 8.70 x 18.70 inches
  • Radiator Support: Up to 360mm
  • Drive Bays: Supports both HDD and SSD

Phanteks PH-ES314ETG_BK EVOLV

What You Get

Phanteks offers excellent cases for clear pc builds. Their Evolv MTX is a superb ATX case. It is made using 3mm aluminum, which provides decent protection and looks! The case also offers magnetic tempered glass panels that work on hinges. This means that you can easily open and close the case when the need arises.

The Phanteks Evolv is known for cable management as it offers 26mm space for it. It also comes with premium fans 140 mm. Also, it supports RGB support and synchronization with the other pc components.

It also comes with dual tempered glass panels on both sides.

What I liked

  • Water-cooling ready
  • Supports up to 360mm radiator
  • Great build quality
  • Removable dust filter

What I disliked

  • Nothing!

Key specification

  • Form factor: ATX
  • Radiator Support: Up to 360 mm radiator
  • Drive Bays: Supports both HDD and SSD

NZXT H200i

What You Get

I am a big fan of NZXT, and their cases and their NZXT H200i can be good computer cases pick. Unlike other cases that we listed here, this one is mini-ITX, which means that you can only use mini-ITX motherboards here.

It offers fan support, and you can connect with its smart device v2, which gives you better control over them. You can also use the NZXT cam to control the different aspects of the PC.

Lastly, it offers an excellent sturdy build and adequate overall cooling!

What I liked

  • One of the best mini-ITX cases
  • The side panels are well built

What I disliked

  • Clearance can be an issue

Key specification

  • Form factor: mini-ITX
  • Radiator Support: Yes, up to 240 mm
  • Drive Bays: Supports both HDD and SSD

Cooler Master Cosmos C700P

What You Get

If you are looking for the full-tower and you have the budget for it, then you should check out the Cooler Master Cosmos C700P.

The C700P offers a PSU shroud, cable cover system, flat radiator brackets, and an excellent matte black finish.

The Cosmos C700p also uses a versatile layout that gives you access to a unique frame design to use a chimney inverse design. You can also customize the layout as well, where you can place the motherboard tray as per your liking.

Apart from that, it is also water-cooling ready and supports up to 420mm radiator.

The template glass panels are also of excellent build with two curved edges.

Overall, with Cosmos C700P, you can create a custom water-looped build with enough space for all kinds of custom design.

What I liked

  • Good cooling support
  • High versatile layout
  • Good for custom build

What I disliked

  • Costly!
  • Not ideal for every type of build

Key specification

  • Form factor: Full-tower, 12.05 x 25.16 x 25.63 inches
  • Radiator Support: up to 420mm
  • Drive Bay: Supports both HDD and SSD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Q: What makes a case – clear case?

A: The broad idea behind the clear case is that you can see the components that are running within the case. So, if you have a transparent side-panel(either tempered or acrylic), then it can be defined as a clear case. You can also find cases where you can

Q: Does the power supply come with a case?

A: In most cases, there is no power supply provided with the case. However, some cases might come with a power supply. The quality of the power supply depends on the provider, and it is better to get a separate power supply.

Q: What type of glasses a case can use?

A: A case can use acrylic or tempered glass as the side panel material.

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