When it comes to building the best possible PC, we are way past only seeking effectiveness. PC is no longer just a tool, but also something that we take pride in, which is why it is important for it to look stylish. This is best achieved by purchasing an all-glass computer case, which will allow you to show off your top-quality hardware and enjoy watching your PC at work. With that in mind, here are some of the best all-glass computer cases that you can find in 2019.
1. Phanteks PH-EC416PTG_BK Eclipse P400
The first on our list is one of the best models out there, and it is known as PH-EC416PTG_BK Eclipse P400 by Phanteks. This is an ATX mid-tower case made with a combination of steel and tempered glass which gives it a beautiful, modern look and a professional gaming vibe.
Of course, it can be useful to those who just want regular old internet surfing with a modern-looking case. Despite its look, it is not overly expensive, and it has quite a solid nature. It is durable and firm, it features magnetic dust filters which will keep your PC clean from the inside, and make it that much more beautiful to look at.
Its cooling system is good enough, and the airflow will keep your components safe from overheating. Not only that, but it is capable of holding all the components, devices, and alike quite well. All the pieces will fit into allocated spaces, which is great in terms of organization and easy operation. You also get a front I/O, with power and reset buttons, headphone jack, LED control, and two USB 3.0 ports. All in all, we have nothing bad to say about this model, which is why it holds to first place on the list.
2. Thermaltake Core P1 Tempered Glass Edition
Next, we have a Mini-ITX-supporting glass case, which comes in the form of Thermaltake Core P1, tempered glass edition. This case features an open-frame design that will protect your build with a 5mm-thick tempered glass. At the same time, you will be able to see all of your components perfectly, which is especially enjoyable if you tend to prefer RGB-featuring hardware.
Speaking of hardware, this case doesn’t only specialize in Mini-ITX motherboards — they are the only ones that can fit inside of it. However, it is also capable of supporting all the latest hardware, meaning that you will definitely find a Mini-ITX board that fits your needs.
In terms of cooling, it comes pre-installed, and it should serve your needs quite well. The case is also flexible in terms of letting you create your build vertically or horizontally. It does not take a lot of space, which makes it perfect for tight areas where not a lot of typical cases could usually fit. The design is truly state of the art, and we believe you will be quite satisfied if you choose this case for your build.
Next, we have CORSAIR Crystal 570X, which is easily among the best all-glass PC cases. It comes with four tempered glass panels, meaning that you can take a look at your hardware from any angle. Only the bottom and the rear are not transparent, which is as much as any of us can ask of a tempered glass case.
This is a mid-tower case, meaning that it is not the biggest one, so you don’t have to worry in case you don’t have too much space. Even so, it will still provide you with more than enough space to add some of the best components and make a masterpiece of a build. For example, you can fit in CPU coolers as tall as 6.6 inches, as well as a 14.5-inch GPU.
360mm-long radiators should also not be a problem if you are after water-cooling solutions, so keeping your PC nice and cool would be easy. The price is also more than reasonable considering the quality and beauty of the design, which makes this case one of your best options. With it, your setup will look incredibly modern, while your PC can still be as powerful as you want it to be.
Quite expectedly, Corsair managed to secure that several of its models would make their way to this list, and this time, the model in question is its Obsidian 1000D. Now, this is a large, full-tower PC case that comes in black only. However, it features multiple tempered glass panels, on both sides, as well as on the front.
The case of this size can allow you to use a GPU as long as 15.8 inches, while the max cooler height is 7.1 inches. In other words, you are free to do pretty much whatever you want with this case, and make any kind of build that would suit your needs. The size of the case does require a decent amount of space, however, and we should warn you right away — this case is not cheap. However, it is definitely worth the money, especially if you consider that the size of radiators for liquid cooling can go up to 480mm.
It can also fit an E-ATX motherboard and a Mini-ITX motherboard, with two PSUs, and everything mentioned above — at the same time. Make no mistake — this is a case for professionals with a sense of style, and several hundreds of dollars to spare. It may not be cheap, but we are certain that one look at your setup with this tempered glass PC case as part of it will make it all worthwhile.
Another Corsair’s model that we really liked was Crystal 280X, which is a far more affordable solution, although it is also quite spacious. This is a smaller form-factor cube case, which also has three panels made of tempered glass, this time on the side, top, and front of the case.
However, a downside to this model is that it is somewhat limited when it comes to the hardware that it can fit. For example, the largest GPU that this model can support has only 11,8 inches, while the maximum size of the CPU cooler is 5.9 inches. As for motherboards, Micro-ATX is the one to go for if you want this case as part of your build.
However, there will still be enough space for several 240mm radiators, so at least the cooling will be easily taken care of. Further, the case has a dual-chamber design, which will make cable management as simple as it can get, and your PSU can be easily hidden behind the system.
6. Cougar MX350
Last, but definitely not least, we have Cougar MX350. This one is a mid-tower case, meaning that it won’t take that much space. However, it does offer a PSU shroud, and it comes with a tempered glass side panel. While this is not exactly an all-glass case, it is a very budget-friendly solution with a lot of free space, which would make it perfect for gamers, and still let them see the inside of the case from the side.
In terms of GPU length, you can fit in a 13-inch long graphics card, as well as 6.3-inch coolers for the CPU. As for liquid cooling enthusiasts, a 360mm radiator can fit in just fine. On top of all of that, you can also include an ATX motherboard, which is a pretty good deal.
You also get a mesh front panel, which will further improve this case’s cooling capabilities. All in all, we really like this case for its look and capabilities. There is more than enough space for the hardware, but it won’t take too much room by itself, and you can build quite a powerful PC with what you get in return.
Of course, only a single panel is made of tempered glass, but we believe that this is enough for a dedicated gamer to show off their build.
With that, we will end this list and let you make your choice. Getting a glass case for your setup helps it look sharp and stylish, and if you happen to fill it with RGB fans, you will enjoy a constant light show. There are only a few things as enjoyable as watching your PC work through the glass, and we are certain that you will be satisfied with the solutions that we managed to find.