The 8 Best PC Cases With Fans Included in 2022
We've narrowed down the best value picks with cooling covered
We have updated this article in June for the second half of 2022. After reviewing some new fan-included options on the market, our top picks remain the same. We’ve included some alternatives for options that occasionally run low on stock.
Why settle for a PC case that doesn’t include your cooling off the bat?
While many options include fans nowadays, it can be hard to know when the quality and quantity are decent for the price of the case in question.
After 100s of chassis reviews, I’ve put today’s features together to guide you through the best PC cases with fans included.
These picks will focus on value. We’ll look at cheaper cases including 1-2 fans/decent ventilation perfect for a budget builder, and also slightly more expensive choices that still offer an excellent deal by including a more extensive RGB fan/cooling setup.
Best PC Case with Fans Under $50
Cooler Master N200
Our Rating: 9.5/10
Best Case With RGB Fans
Our Rating: 9/10
Best ITX Case With Fan Included
Thermaltake Core V1
Our Rating: 9/10
Best ATX Case With Fans
Fractal Design Focus G
Our Rating: 8.5/10
Best PC Case with Fans Under $50: Cooler Master N200
The top pick was a bit of a no-brainer for this feature.
The N200, from one of the best PC case manufacturers in the game, is an absolutely incredible value purchase. Of course, you’re not going to get the same level of product as some more expensive options, but it’s still well ahead of its similarly-priced counterparts.
The build quality is a nice mix of steel, plastic, and metal for the mesh (again, great for the price). I like the choice of mesh in this case. Alongside the vents on the sides, top, and rear, Cooler Master has clearly recognized that purchasers of the N200 don’t want to then spend lots more on expensive fans. So the cooling out of the box is already suitable for your budget gaming PC build (or something for general work).
This case comes with a very generous 2 x 120mm fans installed (1 on the rear & 1 on the front). You could install up to 3 more if you wish to later. But between the mesh and surrounding ventilators, you have all the cooling you need out of the box here. I was pleased with the thermal benchmarking I saw on a test budget build.
This is a Micro ATX case, the perfect form factor for a budget builder (not too big that you’re paying for unnecessary material, not too small you’re worried about specialist parts), with room inside for:
- 4 expansion slots
- 4 x 3.5″, 3 x 2.5″ & 1 x 5.25″ (optical) drive bays
- Graphics card clearance up to 355mm in length (more than enough for most mainstream cards)
- 1 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 on the front I/O panel (many cases this cheap will have fewer ports)
We can’t reiterate enough what an impressive budget offering this is.
The fact that you get a case from one of the most reliable brands with a slick design, build quality, 2 120mm fans, decent ventilation, and enough space for a great gaming build is really impressive.
This isn’t just the best micro ATX case with fans, but the best cheap choice across any form factor I’ve found by a notable margin.
2022 mid-year update: The N200 remains our top pick for 2.5 years running; we’ve seen other cases with fans enter the market, but nothing that matches what the N200 manages to achieve in its incredibly low price point. Yes, there are better cases at higher budgets, but if you’re looking for the best value and something that still serves as a great base, this remains our favorite choice.