In the past I’ve been guilty of overlooking the importance of a case when building a PC and didn’t pay much attention to notions like airflow, fan noise or types of anti dust meshes. Sounds kind of boring but once you do a little bit of research, you realize a good PC case can improve your PC performance both short and long term, by keeping your components as cool as possible, enabling you to get the most of your setup. Choosing a PC case can be very subjective nowadays with all the RGB bling that’s going around but we’d recommend to prioritize airflow over looks and this is what Steve from Gamers Nexus did when ranking the best PC cases of 2019.
They test a very large number of cases and as such have access to a lot of raw data when it comes to airflow and keeping your PC components as cool as possible for the best performance when gaming and/ or streaming and under other workloads like video editing or rendering.
In summary the best PC cases of 2019 according to Gamers Nexus are:
BEST OVERALL (THERMALS & DESIGN) – Phanteks P400A Digital
BEST BUDGET CASE – Cooler Master NR600
BEST OUT-OF-THE-BOX THERMALS – Phanteks P400A Digital
BEST STOCK NOISE LEVELS – Fractal Meshify S2
BEST NOISE-NORMALIZED THERMALS – NZXT H710