Many PC builders look for a cheap case to save as much money as possible, but would buying an expensive PC case be worth it for a high-end gaming PC?
Let's see if spending more on the PC case is worth it!
Are Expensive PC Cases Worth It?
Many PC builders often buy cheap PC cases, and they do this because it saves money for the internal components of the PC. While this may seem like a smart budget-saving idea, it actually can hurt your PC's performance!
Many cheap cases can potentially limit the internal airflow to the PC components. This is due to a limited number of fan mounting locations or the front panel not having adequate space to pull in fresh air.
While not all budget cases have this airflow limitation, spending a bit more on the case can allow you to get a case with more fan mounting locations and a better airflow design.
Many higher-end cases also come with better fans either in terms of the fan's noise or the fan's amount of air moving efficiently.
Higher-end PC cases also either offer an incredibly unique design, an easier time for the PC builder, or a large amount of compatibility for larger components which can be invaluable for a new PC builder or a veteran looking to build a PC fast and with little hassle.
What We Think
For a budget PC build, where every dollar is extremely precious buying a budget PC case makes sense, but getting the right budget PC case is also incredibly important.
While for most PC builds, where there is a budget that you need to keep but spending a bit more on a single component wouldn't break the bank, getting a PC case upgrade is definitely worth it.