Whenever we build computers, picking the case is the part we look forward to the most. Visually, the case represents your entire build. You want something that looks classy and powerful, but not gaudy or over-the-top. For many people, case selection can be a very personal choice.
But computer cases aren’t just nice looking accessories for your PC. They actually perform several key functions that are essential to your PC’s health. Cooling is among the most important. If your case can’t effectively exhaust internal heat, then your performance will suffer. You also need a case that is easy to assemble, and has mounting points for all of the hardware you’ll ever need in your system.
Every year, more and more companies are manufacturing enthusiast grade mATX sized motherboards. Although they’re a little smaller than standard boards, they’re often just as powerful. Going Micro ATX can save you a bit of money in the long run, but the compact size makes cooling even more important. With so many mediocre Micro ATX cases on the market, we’ve gone and found the best ones for you.