Which case is best?


Jan 13, 2010

I'm trying to decide upon a case around the £50 range and have heard that the antec 300 is pretty good (http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec-Three-Hundred-Black-Midi-Tower-Case-w-o-PSU), but have also heard that the coolermaster gladiator 600 is good (http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coolermaster-Gladiator-600-Black-Mid-Tower-Case-w-o-PSU). More recently, I managed to stumble across the Xclio a380 plus (http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xclio-A380Plus-Tower-Silver-plus-Window-and-25cm-Front-and-36cm-Side-Super-Cooling-Fans-Screwless-w) and although there seems to be some negative feedback for this case, they seem to be comparing it to other full tower cases like the antec 900 which is out of my price range. So, my questions are these:

1. Which case is, pricewise, the best deal?

2. Which case has the best cooling capabilities?

3. I heard that some cases may be unable to house larger components such as high-end graphics cards. Which of these cases can house high-end graphics cards (e.g. 4890/5970 or 295GTX) under crossfire or SLI?

4. Which will be the most noisy? And how noisy will they be?

Please advise and thanks in advance.


The Xclio a380 will cool the best, have the most room, and likely won't be much louder so I say go with it. Xclio cases are known to cool well, but watch out for sharp edges.

All that said, the thing is ugly, in my opinion.

This case however, has better cooling, if you buy 2 120mm fans, is quieter, and is made by the highest quality computer case manufacturer in the business, Lian-Li. It also looks a hell of a lot better.


If you can wait for it to be instock:

For reviews:

Just get it.


May 9, 2009
Cases, are very objective, I would say first and for most go with looks, (unless your going to hide it), then with features like cooling, cable management, tooless.

But in reality unless your going for extreme quiet extrmem oc and are changing hardware out every day, any ledgit case will do.