The 15 Best White PC Cases of 2020
Apr 29, 2020
White is the new black for PC cases.
Darker cases have ruled the market for many, many years, and for a long time, it was hard to find a good white computer case.
But over the last few years, great manufacturers have come up with some fantastic designs.
Note for this topic: while we do have top picks, there are so many fantastic options that we’ve chosen to expand into more than usual to make sure you’ve got the right options for anything from a large white gaming PC to a compact stylish streaming/production build.
- Best Overall: Phanteks Eclipse P400
- Best Runner-Up: EVGA DG-77
- Best Budget Choice: NZXT H510
- Best High-End Case: Corsair 680X
- Best Micro ATX Case: Corsair 280X
- Best Budget Micro ATX Case: darkFlash DLM22
- Best Mini ITX Case: inWin A1 Plus
- Best Budget Mini ITX Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Snow Edition
- Best Large White PC Case: Thermaltake “The Tower 900” Snow Edition
Best Overall: Phanteks Eclipse P400
We can’t recommend the P400 highly enough.
Sitting in-between “not too cheap” and “not too expensive”, this Phanteks offering provides a fantastic build quality. With a steel exterior and tempered glass fitting, in addition to the fantastic additional inner/outer features on offer.
The case boasts great space; designed for ATX but also able to cater E-ATX motherboards up to 272mm wide. It will be capable of fitting most GPUs (as always, check first), contains 7 expansions slots, and up to 6 x 3.5″ / 2 x 2.5″ drives.
The case also exceeds in cooling requirements, with simple cable management options and good space for airflow/your chosen cooling solution (up to 6 fans, 2 included, and plenty of radiator space for a liquid cooling approach).
A nice addition is the array of magnetic dust filters accompanying many of the key parts, good for optimal airflow, and a clean presentation.
And of course, the case is a beauty. Not only does the sharp-white coloring give it a unique style, but Phanteks has taken advantage of the bright surface and included great RGB LED lighting (with 10 different color options). This comes in the form of internal strips to bring light to the inside of your case and a beautifully subtle light shining over the logo. These RGB lights reflect elegantly against the white and come off as very high-quality.
The front panel I/O is subtle and includes an LED control option on top of the usual ports (2 x USB 3.0 / audio outputs).
There are plenty more options to consider below, but if you’re looking for a mid-tower ATX build in this price range, we think you’re really going to love the P400.
Best Runner-Up: EVGA DG-77
Picking a winner was hard for this selection because the DG-77 feels just as good in so many ways.
Designed to be the ideal white gaming PC case, the ATX mid-tower boasts space for most sizes of PSU, GPUs, and cooling solutions (with 4 fans included/room for up to 7 and 360mm radiator support for water cooling). The case includes removable PCI brackets should you not require them, which will give you a good advantage for increased airflow/space.
A nice unique feature for the price point is the K-boost button on the front panel, which allows users to enable overclocking of their GPUs/CPUs with a single press (most systems can dynamically control overclocked components based on what you are doing, but it’s nice to have the option if you want to switch it on manually for gaming/editing/video and off for lower activity).
Alongside the K-boost panel is a standard but sleek I/O port set (2 x USB 3.0 / audio outputs).
Presentation is a real focus here without sacrificing space and airflow, with spacious hidden areas for the PSU/HDDs and cable management as well as dust filters to avoid build-up.
The case’s build quality is fantastic. With 3 sides of tempered glass surrounding the case’s well-built interior (not many cases are designed in this format, giving it a very unique presentation). EVGA has also included the rack kit/option for a vertical GPU install, giving you the opportunity to really show off your graphics card through the fantastic glass layout.
The case’s EVGA logo lights up beautiful with software control options to manage the RGB LED lighting (alongside your other EVGA RGB parts if available).
If you like the look or features of this case over the Phanteks P400, then we say don’t hesitate in picking it up instead, it’s a fantastic option for a white gaming rig or stylish production PC!
Best Budget Choice: NZXT H510
You might’ve already heard of the NZXT H510, and for good reasons.
This case is one of the most popular on the market. From a renowned case manufacturer, the slick style and great build quality (with price in mind) are what you expect from NZXT (and if you’re not short on budget, a great elite option is also available).
With a steel exterior and tempered glass window, the case not only feels impressively strong/secure for the price but offers decent space for popular components and an ATX motherboard.
There is less space for fans/water cooling than the top 2 choices. However, there is still more than enough to cover most building requirements (and 2 high-quality, albeit a tad noisy, fans included, really adding to our best budget pick).
Setup will be a joy if you’re a beginner too, NZXT has a tried and tested format of cable management in their cases which will give you good results without too much pain.
A nice addition to the front panel is a USB Type C connector alongside a single USB 3.1/headphone output (a slight shame there isn’t a second traditional USB port/audio output, but this likely isn’t an issue for most and can be substituted with an extender or a motherboard with plenty of ports).
One of the cheapest cases on the list, it’s impressive how the H510 retains a great level of quality, space, and ease of use. This is a fantastic option for anyone looking for a cheap white tower case.
Best High-End Case: Corsair 680X
The price may be steep, but oh boy, this case is worth it if you have the budget.
With an incredible, monolithic design, the 680X is striking in both its presentation and superb build quality and has been designed with a dual-chamber layout. This essentially means it has a large hidden compartment that hides your less attractive components (PSU, drives, and cabling).
Not only is this great for displaying your fancy GPU/motherboard, but it gives all components in the PC great airflow and install space.
Talking about airflow, this case is made for it! With room for up to 8 fans and 4 radiators (on top of the lack of PSU/drives hogging space in the main compartment), this case would really be ideal for high-spec gaming, editing, or production PC builds.
On top of that, the RGB edition of this case comes with 3 gorgeous LED RGB fans and the option to control them via a control panel (you could add more to fit into this system too).
In the second-chamber compartment hides an enormous array of quick-install drive bays, up to 3 x 3.5″ and 4 x 2.5″ drives can be installed within this, offering great storage options for anyone looking at a server/media center build.
The 680X is a huge ATX case that will support the most popular parts and even hosts compatibility for some E-ATX motherboards if you are inclined to purchase something that large.
With the 680X, you’re really getting what you pay for, if you have the money, this is the most impressive case on the list and is a fantastic option if you’re looking to build a very high-spec rig.
Best Micro ATX Case: Corsair 280X
If you’re looking for a white mini-tower, Corsair has created a fantastic smaller brother to the 680X.
The 280X boasts a lot of similar great layout choices to our favorite high-end pick. With a dual-chamber system build that allows you to hide your drives, PSU, and cables; allowing more space for airflow and larger GPU/motherboard parts in the main section.
Bear in mind, of course, this case is designed for mini tower builds so be sure to check your part dimensions. But for a Micro ATX tower, it offers some impressive space and you’ll be able to manage certain dual-GPU builds.
Cooling is also very impressive for the small form factor, with up to 6 fans being installed (and 2 included, controllable LED RGB fans if you choose the RGB edition) and the capability to host multiple 240mm liquid cooling radiators. It’s hard to imagine needing more for a Micro ATX build even if you add very pricey hardware inside.
We may be focussed on white tower cases, but make no mistake, as far as Micro ATX cases go at this price range, the 280X is one of the best out of all the possible choices.
Best Budget Micro ATX Case: darkFlash DLM22
The DLM22 is a decent mATX alternative if the 280X is outside of your price range/style preference.
The case includes good cooling options, with up to 6 fans and 240mm radiator support; not to mention decent cable management. Some of the layout may cause the airflow to be sub-optimal but this isn’t too uncommon in mini-tower cases.
The design is wonderfully simplistic, while not quite the same build quality as the 280X, you’re still getting a tempered glass panel (which is also a magnetic door, nice and convenient during the build process).
One thing we want to call out is the complaints from customers of quality control on this one, a small portion has been receiving defective models (as is often common with cheaper cases).
Your warranty will protect you against this if you are unlucky; but of course, this is something nobody wants to go through and you may be able to minimize the risk with some of the other options available in this list.
Don’t be put off by some of the negative points here if they don’t mean too much to your specific build, as far as value goes, the DLM22 is fantastic and if you’re looking for a cheap white micro ATX case, this is certainly the best option available.
Best Mini ITX Case: inWin A1 Plus
For those of you set on building a tiny white computer tower, inWin has created a very attractive offering with the A1 plus.
This case really shines in the design department, made out of a very attractive SECC steel exterior and tempered glass window, the whole unit sits on top of a transparent stand which hosts a set of addressable RGB lights. As you can see from the photo, this provides a very unique look; the case really looks fantastic on a desk.
For size, you have room for 2 x 2.5″ drives, 2 PCI-e slots, and reasonable dimensions allowing for a GPU of up to 320mm.
The front I/O panel rests on a gorgeous metal covering and has the standard ports (2 x USB 3 / audios, you’re unlikely to see more than this for an mITX case).
As far as the cooling goes, you’re of course not going to get the same levels as an ATX/mini-tower case. But for the size, it performs impressively and offers room for up to 4 x 120mm fans (with 2 high-quality ones included).
One thing to point out is that the provided PSU may not be well performant with high-spec builds. For most average mITX builds, the PSU should be fine. But if you have the budget and are trying to include the most powerful GPU that will fit, it may be worth purchasing a more reputable alternative (such as the Corsair SF series), and using the inWin provided PSU as a backup.
If the PSU factor isn’t offputting for you, this is our number one pick for the best white mini ITX case.
Best Budget Mini ITX Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Snow Edition
We really like this case, and have talked about it in another series and were very pleased to see the Snow Edition give our white builders an option.
The Core V1 is an impressive cheap white PC case. Still containing some steel exterior components and a ventilation setup similar to those of higher price.
The case comes with a pre-installed 200mm fan (very good for the price) and the option of 2 x 80mm fans on the rear, giving you a pretty decent option for cooling considering the tightness of the case.
The cube layout, while attractive and unique, means you will have to pay extra attention to ensuring your components will fit.
Similarly to our budget Micro ATX choice, there has been some feedback surrounding defective units of the V1. A large majority are fine and your warranty will cover replacement, but just bear this in mind if the risk of problems is something you want to avoid.
If your main case-purchase factor is price and your build can fit in a mITX case, this is arguably the best value white case available today.
Best Large White PC Case: Thermaltake “The Tower 900” Snow Edition
This thing is a beast.
If you’re looking for a white super tower case, Thermaltake has created a fantastic offering with a multitude of great features.
Similarly to the Thermaltake P series discussed below, The Tower 900 comes with a 3-way tempered-glass panel layout, designed to show off your components.
And speaking of components: you can fit a lot of hardware in here.
With CPU coolers of up to 260mm, multi-GPU compatibility of up to 400mm (+ vertical install options) and great modular drive design allowing you to install up to 1 x 5.25″, 6 x 3.5″ or 6 x 2.5″ (via drive cage) and 2 x 2.5″ (via HDD tray). It’s the best white case around for assembling some monstrous parts.
Like the 680X above, the case has a dual-chamber layout that is designed to “hide” the plainer components in the non-glass panel. In such a big case, this is really a nice feature. Not just from a design perspective, but also because it gives you the freedom to complete your ideal cable management without driving yourself too crazy on space allocation. Not to mention giving your GPU and CPU more room to breathe.
The Tower 900 really shines in the cooling department. The water cooling options are unparalleled. Supporting up to 560mm dual radiators (for DIY units, this falls to 360 for AIO types, but still great).
For air cooling, you can have up to 13 140mm fans installed around the case. This is one of the highest counts we have seen across all our case reviews.
The Front I/O control panel is well presented and includes the usual 2 x USB 3.0 / audio ports alongside an extra 2 x USB 2.0.
It’s worth bearing in mind that building an E-ATX tower of this magnitude can be quite the undertaking for a beginner. It’s certainly doable if your heart is set on creating some unstoppable hardware, but make sure to do some reading and have some patience once you come round to it.
The Tower 900 is not just good for someone with space, but any enthusiast – be it for gaming, streaming or a large-scale production builds – looking to create the most powerful tower they possibly can.
While the above are our favorite recommendations, this list was extra hard to decide upon as there are so many fantastic options for white cases today.
If you like any styles seen below know we still thoroughly recommend them as great alternatives to the top picks:
Thermaltake P3 Snow Edition
We raved about the Thermaltake P-series in our horizontal case article. It’s great news that they have created a white version of the fantastic P3.
Few cases can compete with the aesthetic of a P3 case once put together. With a tempered glass top, the case is designed to show off your components either horizontally, vertically or wall-mounted.
The lack of side panels may be intimidating for some, just be sure to have this build on a desk/wall where nothing too heavy will fall on it (or a pet can get to it!) and there won’t be a problem.
The P3 boasts great space for airflow, ATX motherboards, and decent-sized GPUs. Not to mention modularity to the design that gives you good cable management and some decent flexibility in where each component goes (as of course, Thermaltake are aware you need to get it looking just the way you want it with the level of visibility).
If that modularity sounds intimidating to you, the case is also deceptively simple to set up. This is largely due to the removable glass plate that means you have very little physical barrier while completing your build, something that can be a pain with traditional cases.
The front I/O panel is also nice – including 2 x USB 2.0 on top of the usual 2 x USB 3.0 / audio ports.
If you’re looking for a white case to show off your beautiful PC hardware, this comes as one of our top recommendations.
Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic
Don’t be deceived by black in the picture, this case has a great, sleek white design.
The O11 is another white tower case that shines in build quality. With thick SECC steel, tempered glass side panels, and subtle dust filters on the interior. The case simply looks great.
It takes the design focus one step further by offering one of our favorite features in a larger case: a dual layout that allows you to hide your “uglier” parts and cables out of view. Great from a design perspective but also for airflow, with this case excelling in cooling performance for an ATX tower.
While classified as a mid-tower, the case boasts some impressive space, with 4 x 2.5″ / 2 x 3.5″ drive space, up to 9 fans, 3 decent sized radiators and GPUs up to 420mm, this is bordering on a full-tower case (which is probably why it suggests it is compatible with some eATX motherboards).
A rather uncommon feature the O11 has is dual PSU support. If you’re looking for some very efficient/powerful spec, this may be an attractive offering for you.
The front I/O panel is nice, alongside the usual 2 x 3.0 USB / HD audio ports is a USB 3.1 Type C input.
This is a great tower for someone looking at balancing style/presentation with performance, a great option for a white streaming PC case amongst other utilities.
Thermaltake S500 Snow Edition
We may have a lot of Thermaltake offerings in this list, but with all their excellent snow editions, it’s hard not to rate them for white PC options.
At a decent price with both a 140mm and 120mm fan pre-installed, the S500 is really great for value. Boasting a gorgeous simplistic design and open-up window case for ease of access (much superior to screws!). The case is made from high-quality (albeit slightly thin) steel.
The space for cooling and components are decent, with a lot of customizable sizes available for air or water cooling (but to simplify, room for 5 fans, 2 x large radiators and 1 x small) and GPUs up to 400mm (including vertical riser).
Overall the S500 is great if you’re looking for a bit of size, cooling customization, and style while not breaking the bank – we this is a great option for a budget gaming PC case.
Corsair iCue 220T RGB
This Corsair offering impressively balances value with a unique, high-quality design.
Underneath the cool mesh-like front panel includes 3 pre-installed RGB fans with 8 adjustable LEDs per fan; allowing you to really customize the coloring of the case.
There’s a focus on presentation here. With removable dust filters, room for cable management, hidden PSU bay, and a tempered glass window/steel exterior. Again, rather impressive for the price point.
One thing to point out for this case is its rather tight for a mid-tower. Depending on your requirements this might attract you, but know this is definitely one you should research part size on before starting on an ATX build inside it.
That being said, the unit still accommodates up to 6 fans, 3 radiators, and 2 x 3.5 ” / 2 x 2.5 ” drives.
You’ll see from the above that the iCue 220T really is a fantastic value offering, if you’re keen on its design, know that this wasn’t too far from taking our “budget choice” and is definitely still a great buy for those looking for a cheap white PC case.
Fractal Design Focus G
Here they’ve created a very popular offering at a very cheap price.
The case offers pretty decent/standard space availability for its size, with 2 x dedicated 5.25″ brackets (not many cases these days have 2 of these if this is helpful to you), 2 x 2.5″ / 3.5″ drives and 1 x 2.5″ dedicated drive.
With up to 6 fans, the Focus G comes pre-installed with 2 x Silent Series LL 120 mm LED fans set to white for a great contrasting look against the black front mesh panel. You can also trust the “silent” in the name as Fractal cases and fans are fantastic at low noise output (though bear in mind that that isn’t the specific focus of this case).
The Focus G, with its included fans, runs at a very impressive price-point. With that, unfortunately, comes complaints from users who receive defective models of various sorts. While this isn’t the case for a majority of customers, if you don’t want the risk of having to deal with warranty fix lead times, you may want to consider a more expensive case.
That being said with a history of great products and a unique design, this Fractal case is a great offering for someone with a limited budget who likes the style the Focus G is going for.
be Quiet! Pure Base 500
And last but by no means least, we wanted to include a case that is focussed on low decibels for those of you looking for noise reduction (for the quietest PC cases of any color, check our deep dive).
From a high-quality german manufacturer known for quality quiet cases, the Pure Base 500 has lots of great quiet-focussed features, to name a few:
- Windowless design (necessary for optimal reduction).
- Insulation mats surrounding the inside of the panels for further noise dampening.
- 2 pre-installed “silent” pre-wing fans (great quality).
…all within a very decent price-point. This would be a great choice for a studio recording PC, streaming build extra focussed on silence, or if you’re like me, and simply like a PC that doesn’t sound like an airplane.
The case isn’t just about silence, boasting a decent size for components (including up to 5 SSDs/decent GPU size), cable management options, and a layout that can accommodate up to 5 additional fans on top of the 2 already installed.
On top of all that, the case is gorgeous, It’s covered in aluminum (albeit fairly thin) and the front has a nice finish that gives the case a great look. The Fron I/O panel is also slick and well presented (with standard 2 x USB 3.0 / audio ports).
If you’re looking for a quiet white PC case to host your next silent build without hitting your wallet too hard, then you won’t find better than the Pure Base 500.
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