In order to build the top class, hardcore, gaming rig, one must have a hardcore, gaming desktop tower. Selecting a tower goes beyond looks, cooling and cable management are two of the biggest features to consider. Next, is size and slots and bays. It also helps if the tower has front access for audio and USB.
While these might not be as important as the other aspects, they do help with ease of use. Of course, a lot of times it boils down to personal preference or getting one for the right price.
However, for a awesome gaming rig, it is better to spend the extra and get the best value you can. The reason is, this case has to hold and manage all the important parts of your gaming experience. Here are 5 awesome, gaming towers that will help you pack that extra punch.
Number 5: Corsair Vengeance Series Mid Tower Case
Coming in black or military green, this is a fine looking case. With 3-5.25 bays and 6-3.5 bays, this case has plenty of room. Being a mid tower, the Corsair Vengeance Series Mid Tower Case doesn’t take up a lot of head room and will handle ATX and mATX boards with ease.
Three intake fans and 1 exhaust fan, with 10 extra spaces for other fans, offers generous cooling capability. Has 1 Headphone, 1 mic and 2 USB 3.0 front slots make this an easy case to handle.
Number 4: Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower Case
Designed for maximum air cooling, the Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower Case is the perfect mid tower gaming case for those who do not want to use liquid coolers. The front I/O has 2 USB 3.0, 1 Headphone, 1 Mic and 1 eSATA port for ease of use for those gaming needs.
The internals have space for 7 extra fans for more cooling and comes with two 200mm fans, one front and one top. Great for keeping the hot gaming cards cool with air.
Number 3: Corsair Carbide Air 540 ATX Cube
Designed for the SSD gamer with 4 2.5 slots and dual hot swap 3.5 bays, the Corsair Carbide Air 540 ATX Cube is the super cool, gaming cube. The cube design allows for a lower desk foot print while still offering generous room for up to 4 graphic cards.
The dual air chamber system with 3 high performance fans keeps the internals cool and moving. Dual front USB 3.0 connectors and 1 headphone and 1 mic jack, help round out the features for this awesome gaming case.
Number 2: CM Storm Stryker Full Tower Case
The CM Storm Stryker is a full tower case ready for full performance gear. This case has 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and headphone and mic jacks for maximum expansion of use. In addition, internally there are 9+1 expansion slots to pack on the gear.
Designed with an eye towards cooling, the full front mesh offers full, unimpeded air intake and room for plenty of fans to keep the internals cool. It will also fit the full 340mm graphic cards, for maximum gaming performance.
The rotatable HDD slots make putting in and changing out drives a breeze. It also comes with a 70lb rated carrying handle so it can be taken on the go.
Number 1: AZZA XT-1 Full Tower Case
While mid tower cases are great, often the super hardcore gamer has one overwhelming requirement, space. The AZZA XT-1 has space in abundance. Designed for maximum performance and efficiency, the XT-1 has all the right features.
Exceptional cooling for multiple fans and even room for 2 120mm radiators for liquid cooling. All this cooling is ready and waiting for the longest graphic cards on the market, up to 340mm.
The whole case is made for easy installation of all internals with one easy swap spot and toolless HDD application. To round out the features it has exchangeable front grills and a full cable management system.
No matter what case size, getting the right case is important. Easy of change out of internals, maximum cooling and cable management are all considerations for the best performance of a gaming rig. Each of these cases has aspects of these and would be great for the super, hardcore gaming rig.