The 5 Best Green PC Cases of 2021
Dec 23, 2020
Overall Best Green PC Case: darkFlash DLM22 Mint Green
Out of the limited green desktop cases available on the market, this top pick was a bit of a no brainer.
The DLM22 has been recommended on What in Tech in several previous features for its fantastic value and aesthetic.
Starting with the design: with great SPCC steel build quality, beautiful shape, and a very aesthetically pleasing mint green finish, the DLM22 looks fantastic. Stock photos do not do it justice. With its tinted tempered glass window and fully green interior, any impressive inner hardware is going to shine beautifully through this (we really are impressed that the internal coloring isn’t just black/metal, which many cheaper cases do if they are in a unique color).
This is a green Micro ATX case and strikes a good balance between having great space for hardware while not being too bulky and large for a case clearly designed to look sharp. With room inside for:
- GPU clearance up to 350mm (more than enough for mainstream cards)
- 4 x expansion slots
- 2 x 2.5″ & 2 x 3.5″ drive bays
- Up to 5 x 120mm fans (or 1 x 120mm & 1 x 240mm radiator with room still for 2 fans at the front)
Between this space and the decent airflow in the case, this is the best green PC case for gaming or general production builds at the low-mid tier price range.
We would usually add a cheaper choice in our features, but the DLM22 is really not just the best overall option, but the best budget green PC case (we rarely see a chassis this good & stylish at such a low price-tag).
A small additional nice touch is the tool-free magnetic window on the side. After going through years of clunky doors with screws and other contraptions, this is a really handy, elegant idea.
What’s left to say? The DLM22 is very impressive for its price. With everything that the average gaming/work build needs in a stylish design.
This is, without a doubt, the overall best green PC case available today.
Runner-Up Best Green PC Case: CUK Mantis
While this is more of a green and black PC case than a straight, clean single color; once the green RGB lighting is up and running, the CUK Mantis shows off a great, unique aesthetic.
The Mantis has an awesome, intriguing design; with raised diagonal panels on the front and top that hide some beautifully subtle green LED lighting. On the main side is a full-length tempered glass window that covers the 6 x included green HALO fans. While the price may seem fairly high, once you count the fact that your cooling and case RGB solution is already fully set up, it’s a great deal.
This is a full tower green case, with room for:
- GPU clearance up to 360mm length (enough for nearly all mainstream cards)
- 7 x expansion slots
- 3 x 3.5″ & 2 x 2.25″ drive bays
The Mantis has everything you need for a powerful gaming build, and with the included fans, you’ll have a great PC case for airflow too.
Make no mistake, while we ranked the V22 as our favorite pick, if the Mantis’s aesthetic is more up your alley, then know that we included it for a reason, it’s still one of the best green computer cases on the market.
High-End Best Green PC Case: InWin D-Frame
If you’re looking for one of the most unique PC cases on the market that also does a great job in performance, the D-Frame is one of your best options.
Featured multiple times on What in Tech, this case is a bit of an architectural marvel (not really looking like a chassis at all) and its green version is wonderfully striking. As you’d expect in the price range, you’re getting a top-quality build, with the tubing/base all made of aluminum (the best metal for PC cases) and a thick, tinted tempered glass covering the top of the case.
This is an open-air design, which doesn’t just make it an amazing chassis for airflow, but also gives your parts high-visibility with its clear layout.
It’s not just a pretty case, the D-Frame has won the acclaim is has due to its ability to perform and hold a suitably powerful build inside, with room for:
- 8 x expansion slots (+ vertical install option)
- 330mm GPU clearance
- 3 x 3.5″, 2 x 2.5″ & 1 x 5.25″ drive slots
- 4 x 120mm case fans
- Great facility for cable management despite the large exposure around the whole case.
These specs are really impressive, considering how so much of the case is completely open. While the 4 x 120mm fan allotment may not sound like much for an ATX tower; you really won’t need more than this with the open-air design which compensates with great airflow.
We’re not trying to say you need to go out and spend this much money on a case to have a powerful build.
But if you have the budget, and are looking for the best green PC tower to truly show off your unique side, while retaining excellent hardware specs and performance, the D-Frame is for you.
Alternative Quick-Fire Picks
While the top 3 choices are the only green PC cases on the market right now we’d recommend, we appreciate that there isn’t a massive choice for this stylish color.
So if you’re a little pickier, we’ve included a couple of other options that would be the next best thing for setting up a green PC build.
Best Clear Case for a Green PC Setup: Thermaltake Core P3
The best alternative to a green-colored PC case is getting the best clear chassis on the market, the P3, and letting your green hardware do the talking (things like green fans, PSU cables, and other parts are more than enough to give you a colorful unique build and will look great against the dark base colors of the P3).
Best RGB Case for a Green PC Setup: MUSETEX Phantom 907
If you want your green aesthetic to come solely from fans, a great budget option is the Phantom 907, which includes 6 x addressable RGB fans. This would be more than enough to make your build shine in the unique color (just check a photo or video of the build in action to see what we mean!).
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