The 10 Best PC Case Brands in 2022
After our endless amounts of case reviews over different categories, budgets, shapes, and sizes, it’s clear that some chassis brands have shined better than others.
But which manufacturer makes the best quality computer cases?
Today’s What in Tech feature breaks down the best PC case brands on the market today depending on what you’re looking for.
Treat this page as a hub, as we’ve got separate features on the best cases from each of these manufacturers in the links below.
- Overall Best PC Case Brand: Lian-Li
- Best PC Case Brand for Silent Builds: Fractal Design
- Runner-Up Best PC Case Brand: Phanteks
- Best PC Case Brand for Premium Options: Thermaltake
- Most Stylish PC Case Brand: NZXT
- Most Popular PC Case Brand (Best for Variety): Corsair
- Best Traditional PC Case Brand: SilverStone
- Great Unique Cases Alternative: InWin
- Good All-Round Case Options: Cooler Master
- Runner-Up Best Silent PC Cases: Be Quiet!
- Honorable Mentions
Overall Best PC Case Brand: Lian-Li
Oh boy, was it hard to decide how to rank this top spot.
Specifically, the battle between Lian-Li and Fractal Design was neck and neck; with both manufacturers offering absolutely incredible cases across most typical buying criteria.
But as it stands right now, we have to give the accolade to Lian-Li.
You may not be as familiar with this manufacturer as say, Corsair or Thermaltake.
But they’ve been in the PC Case business for a long time. Their flagship models today strike an incredible balance between aesthetics, build quality, internal spec, airflow, and cooling capability.
All wrapped into price tags that feel too good to be true next to some of its competitors.
The PC-011 Dynamic, in particular, is what we consider to be the best PC case available today.
Lian-Li is a seasoned manufacturer on the top of their game.
You really can’t beat their top cases for overall value whether you’re after a PC case for gaming, streaming, or production (whether high-end or more budget-leaning).
All of this is why we consider Lian-Li the best computer case brand on the market today.
2022 update: Lian-Li remains our top PC brand pick for 2 years running. Although the rest of the list is worthy of your consideration, especially if you’re interested in silence (Fractal) or simply other aesthetics, we’ve been really appreciating Lian-Li’s “quality over quantity” approach in terms of new releases (like the Mini-X O11D), and their flagship cases stand strong.
Best PC Case Brand for Silent Builds: Fractal Design
Now like we said, our number one pick on this list was very hard to finalize.
Fractal Design feels just as deserving to take the top spot.
With a similarly incredible execution in balancing quality, design, and internal specs with fantastic pricing, Fractal has been my personal go-to choice for PC cases for a long time.
There is one key area that separates Fractal and Lian-Li: noise vs airflow.
Fractal Design is the undisputed king of silent PC cases.
They manage to achieve this by surrounding their high-quality exteriors with sound dampening insulation, setups that minimize internal vibrations, and side panels that are (usually) covered in thick metal instead of thinner tempered glass.
With this approach comes a set of very minimalist PC case designs that are beautifully subtle and practically silent (particularly in their mid/high-end models).
With that increased insulation comes a slight loss in airflow/cooling capability.
Now make no mistake, for the amount of sound dampening Fractal achieves in its cases, they still perform very well in temperature benchmarks (often beating many cases that have more ventilation openings) and are more than capable of running a powerful PC.
We just think that for the average builder, the perks of slightly superior airflow and a case focussed on high visibility (for your beautiful RGB components!) will win you over.
But if having a quiet case is even a little bit important to you, know that Fractal Design is easily one of the best PC case brands today, and its flag