Most picks should stay (best high-end white ATX case, best high-end and budget mATX cases, and the best High-End White Mini ITX case), I’ve replaced picks for a couple of categories (best budget white ATX case, and the best budget white mini-ITX case) as well as added a couple of new categories: Best Full Tower White case, best RGB white case, and the best mesh white case.
Best White PC Cases – Our Picks
|Best Budget White ATX Case||NZXT H510|
|Best Budget White Mini-ITX Case||Cooler Master NR200|
|Best Full Tower White Case||Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL White|
|Best RGB White Case||be quiet! Pure Base 500DX|
|Best Mesh White Case||Lian Li Lancool II Mesh RGB White|
Best Budget White ATX Case
|Dimensions||210 × 435 × 428 mm|
|Drive Bays||2 × 3.5″
2 × 2.5″
1 × 3.5″/2.5″
|GPU Clearance||381 mm|
|Total Fan Mounts||4|
|Front I/O Ports||1 × USB 3.0, 1 × USB 3.1, 1 × HD Audio|
The H510 from NZXT is here for quite some time and by now, the price of the white version came down low enough to consider this one a proper budget pick. Design-wise, this is one of the prettiest white cases out there. Minimalistic looks combined with a glass side panel and black insides are as good-looking as any high-end white case on the market. While the glass panel is very easy to remove, the case isn’t the easiest to work with (don’t forget to remove the top fan before installing the motherboard). That said, cable management is pretty good.
The thermal performance isn’t great, but it’s more than decent. The H510 has solid airflow despite the small intake on the side and no air intake on the front panel. The case comes with two pre-installed case fans (one on the top, one on the rear side) and while it can house two more on the front, you won’t get anything by populating the front panel with fans. Unless you want to install a couple of RGB case fans for extra bling.
The H510 supports AIO radiators up to 280mm and when it comes to storage bays, you can install up to three 2.5” drives and up to three 3.5” drives. If you want something similarly priced with interesting looks and better airflow, there’s the Corsair 275R Airflow. And if you’re on an extra tight budget, the Fractal Design Focus G isn’t a bad choice. Just don’t forget this one comes with an acrylic side panel instead of a glass one.
Best Budget White Mini-ITX Case
Cooler Master NR200
|Dimensions (L×W×H)||376 × 185 × 292 mm|
|Drive Bays||1 × 3.5″
2 × 2.5″
|GPU Clearance||330 mm|
|Total Fan Mounts||7|
|Front I/O Ports||2 × USB 3.2, Audio In & Out|
The Cooler Master NR200 is one of the best ITX cases you can get right now and the best thing about it is its extremely competitive price. It’s not as fancy as the In Win A1, but it does come with an assortment of positives. This is a proper budget ITX case that has excellent thermal performance, lots of extra features, is easy to work in, and comes in white. The white version of the case looks nice. Clean design, a mesh top panel along with mesh side panels for better airflow, and a minimalistic Cooler Master logo on the otherwise blank front panel make for a highly attractive case.
As for the specs, the NR200 isn’t the smallest ITX case around but its larger size allows it to house triple-slot GPUs with lengths up to 330mm combined with CPU towers up to 155mm in height. You can also install up to a 280mm radiator, or decide to fit the case with up to 7 fans (one is pre-installed) in case you’re rocking an air-cooled build. In other words, this is a perfect ITX case for a high-end gaming build.
It can house almost any RTX 3080 model without issues. On top of all that, the NR200 is one of the easiest ITX cases to work with, thanks to its smart internal design and modular nature. Storage-wise, you have room for up to three 2.5” SSDs, or up to two 3.5” HDDs.
You can get the version with a glass side panel and a PCIe riser card for vertical GPU mount. It’s pricier than the base NR200, and it has noticeably worse thermals, but it does look better. And if you want an alternative, there’s the Thermaltake Core V1 Snow Edition, which is noticeably cheaper but also has worse GPU and CPU tower clearances and isn’t suited for AIO radiators. The NZXT H210 is another solid pick, with great clearances and support for 240mm AIO radiators. But this one’s larger than the NR200 and only supports dual-slot graphics cards, which isn’t perfect if you’re planning to build a high-end gaming rig in 2021.
Best Full Tower White Case
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL White
|Case Type||Full Tower|
|Dimensions (L×W×H)||471 × 285 × 513 mm|
|Drive Bays||4 × 3.5″
6 × 2.5″
|GPU Clearance||446 mm|
|Total Fan Mounts||10|
|Front I/O Ports||4 × USB 3.0, 1 × USB 3.1, Audio In & Out|
The age of full tower cases is definitely behind us but there’s a selected number of quality full tower enclosures out there and the Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL White is probably the best one that’s available in white. This thing’s huge and quite literally a heavy burden but it’s also made of quality aluminum combined with tempered glass on the side and front panels. Airflow isn’t the greatest but a couple of fans mounted on the side along with one on the back will dramatically improve thermals.
The case is perfect for showing off your build since it can house multiple 360mm radiators at the same time, a perfect environment for a custom loop. It’s roomy enough to house an E-ATX motherboard along with support for up to ten 2.5” drives or six 2.5” and four 2.5” storage devices. A huge size also means the O11 Dynamic XL is a breeze to work in. And, you also get a subtle RGB light strip on the front. The only major downside of this case is quite a high price.
As for the alternatives, there aren’t many white full-tower cases around. For showoff purposes, you have the Thermaltake AH T600 Snow, Tower 900, or the Level 20 HT Snow Edition. If you want a classic-looking case with excellent airflow and a couple of 5.25” drive bays, check out the Corsair 780T.
Best RGB White Case
be quiet! Pure Base 500DX
|Dimensions (L×W×H)||450 × 232 × 463 mm|
|Drive Bays||2 × 3.5″
5 × 2.5″
|GPU Clearance||369 mm|
|Total Fan Mounts||6|
|Front I/O Ports||2 × USB 3.2, Audio In & Out|
There’s a ton of stylish RGB cases available in white on the market and picking the “best” one is an exercise in futility. At least if we’d picked cases on a purely objective basis. But when it comes to RGB aesthetics, objectivity flies through the window. And, in our opinion, the Pure Base 500DX from be quiet! Is the best-looking white RGB case. The thing that won us over is the combination of the clean, minimalistic design and subtle and tasteful yet quite noticeable RGB implementation.
Pretty solid thermal performance, that silent bliss in most situations (unless fans reach 100 percent RPM), and intelligent design that makes the case one of the best choices for first-time builders are just cherries on the cake. The 500DX comes with three pre-installed 140mm case fans, which are more than enough for excellent airflow.
You can install two extra fans on the front, but they simply aren’t needed. Liquid cooling support is solid, with room for a 360mm radiator. There are two 3.5” storage bays and five 2.5” bays, which is pretty good for the price. Last but not least, the Pure Base 500DX has a highly competitive price.
Of course, with a ton of RGB cases around, we cannot recommend just this one. The Lancool II is another slick case with excellent thermal performance. The Phanteks Eclipse P400A also has superb performance and comes with three RGB fans, but it’s not as attractive as the first two picks. Then we have the Corsair 220T, with a highly original – and attractive – front panel. The Corsair SPEC-Omega RGB has a killer front panel but worse airflow. And in the budget section, we have cases such as the Zalman S5 White, AeroCool Bolt-G, or the AeroCool Cylon RGB, which has an acrylic side window.
Best Mesh White Case
Lian Li Lancool II Mesh RGB White
|Dimensions (L×W×H)||478 × 229 × 494 mm|
|Drive Bays||3 × 3.5″
4 × 2.5″
|GPU Clearance||384 mm|
|Total Fan Mounts||8|
|Front I/O Ports||2 × USB 3.0, 1 × USB 3.1, Audio In & Out|
Mesh cases, similar to RGB cases, are all the rage right now. So, we’ve come up with the mesh pick mostly by looking at airflow and thermal performance. And the Lancool II Mesh from Lian Li is one of the best performing mesh cases. Fantastic airflow, solid design, and lots of RGB are the best things about this case.
The Lancool II Mesh comes with three pre-installed RGB fans and can be fitted with five additional fans. Radiator support is also great, with room for up to 360mm radiator on the front and up to a 240mm radiator on the topside. The case’s very easy to work in because most sides can be easily opened and accessed. And as for the storage bays, you have room for up to ten 2.5” SSDs and up to three 3.5” HDDs.
Alternatives to the Lancool II Mesh are plenty. First of all, check out the aforementioned Pure Base 500DX and the Eclipse P400A. Then you have the Phanteks Eclipse P500A for users in need of some extra space. The old bug still gold Meshify C is available in white. Finally, we have two highly performant mesh cases from Cooler Master, the H500P, and the TD500 Mesh.