Modern gaming rigs are meant to be seen as much as enjoyed. Black enclosures dominate the market and can showcase your rig well if there’s a ton of RGB in them. However, nothing beats white for subtler lighting schemes and deskbound computers you want to proudly show off in the daylight. The best white PC case for your new gleaming setup is only a read away. Peruse our favorites and pick yours among them!
NZXT H9 Flow
Dimensions: 495 x 290 x 466mm | Supported motherboards: Mini-ITX – ATX | Included fans: 3x 120mm side, 1x 120mm back | Max CPU cooler height: 165mm | Max GPU length: 435mm | Internal bays: 2x 3.5"/2.5”, 4x 2.5"
- Beautiful & seamless glass panels
- Excellent cooling with room for three 360mm radiators
- Spacious interior easily houses the largest GPUs
- Loud when idle
We gushed about the H9 Flow when discussing tempered glass enclosures. It’s even more appropriate when white PC cases are involved. The H9 Flow is the perfect case to display all your white components while keeping them reasonably cool.
Yes, the H9 Flow shares many similarities with Lian Li’s O11 Dynamic series. We like it more since the glass front and side are seamless, letting you see the inside better. Besides, the O11’s white interpretation is too contrasty if you’re aiming for a purely white build.
While beautiful clear glass blocks two sides off, the rest of the case is actually airy. The right side is one large dust filter-covered grate, with the top not falling behind. NZXT augments them with excellent out-of-the-box cooling. You get three white 120mm side fans and one that blows hot air out the back. You may install 360mm radiators on the top and bottom, too.
The H9 Flow has a clean, sandwich-style layout, where the PSU is tucked behind the mobo. It rests on a single plate and installs at a 90° angle so the fan can take advantage of the mesh side. The back portion is also home to a hinged metal cover. Its inside has mounting locations for four SSDs, and closing it hides most of your build’s cable clutter.
Even without an AIO, the H9 Flow’s lightweight construction and strong fan team deliver excellent cooling results. It could be quieter while idling, but that’s due to using so much mesh.
Lian Li Lancool III
Dimensions: 526 x 238 x 523mm | Supported motherboards: Mini-ITX – E-ATX | Included fans: 3x 140mm front, 1x 140mm back | Max CPU cooler height: 185mm | Max GPU length: 420mm | Internal bays: 4x 3.5”/2.5", 8x 2.5"
- Runs cool and quiet
- Spring-loaded components & multiple panels make building easier and clean
- Good value for the money
- Tricky 3.5” HDD installation
The H9 Flow might be the coolest-looking, but we concede that a Lian Li chassis is the best white PC case when it comes to everything else. The Lancool III will fit all your components and then some. It has room for massive cooling and delivers exemplary thermals as is due to a squad of four efficient 140mm fans.
While not as focused on presentation as the O11 Dynamic, the Lancool III remains an attractive option in white. It’s still within mid-tower territory but large enough to hold E-ATX boards. The front tapers towards its mesh middle, while the tempered glass side has white borders and a shroud cover. It’s hinged and spring-loaded – a motif you’ll find throughout the case design.
One could get lost inside the Lancool’s interior, even if you’re set on an RTX 4090 or another modern chunky GPU. Installing one won’t interfere with the case’s extensive cooling options either.
It already has four 140mm fans, which you can supplement with fans or radiators on the side, bottom, and top. If you’re going for a hotheaded CPU, you’ll appreciate how the top bracket can hold a 420mm AIO.
Much of the Lancool’s SSD storage is in the back. Two trays, also spring-loaded, let you install the drives without tools. Three more traditional slots line the back shroud cover. Two hinged panels close off the CPU hole & cable gutter, so the end result looks exceptionally tidy.
Even if you don’t invest in an elaborate cooling setup the Lancool III is made for, the stock fans already make it one of the coolest cases in its category. They’re quiet, too, whether you’re idling or stressing the system.
Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact
Dimensions: 412 x 210 x 455mm | Supported motherboards: Mini-ITX – ATX | Included fans: 2x 140mm front,1x 120mm back | Max CPU cooler height: 169mm | Max GPU length: 341mm | Internal bays: 2x 3.5"/2.5”, 4x 2.5"
- Excellent cooling and acoustics
- Fits most hardware despite the size
- Attractive design
- Not all SSD locations come with mounting hardware
We’ve already covered most of the current Meshify family in other case reviews, so it’s only fair that the Meshify 2 Compact also finds a place. It’s not as monotone as most white PC cases go, yet backs its standing up with charm and exceptional performance. If you’re looking for an unconventional white enclosure that can fit almost anywhere, this is the one to shortlist.
The Compact is indeed a smaller and shorter version of the regular Meshify. Fractal Design paid as much attention to build quality and details like the iconic mesh front & matching dust filter, though.
The primary color is more silvery light-gray than actual white, but it looks intriguing & contrasts nicely against the black innards. One could argue you’re getting the best of both worlds – white for the outside and black to bring other components’ RGB out better.
Chopping several cm off its height and length barely affected the Compact’s capacity. It can still hold almost any modern GPU, and ATX motherboards coexist peacefully with 280mm top-mounted radiators.
Storage isn’t a problem since you can mount two SSDs in the rear & two on the shroud. Another pair of SSDs or HDDs fit inside the shroud. Alternatively, you can remove the cages and put another 120mm fan there instead.
Only the sides block airflow, so the Compact’s impressive twin 140mm fan-powered cooling results aren’t surprising. Better yet, those panels also help it maintain low noise levels in any situation.
We couldn’t find much wrong with the case, so here’s some nitpicking. Two of the four SSD locations don’t come with mounting screws. Keep that in mind if you have a vast media library to set up.
Dimensions: 250 x 170 x 342mm | Supported motherboards: Mini-ITX | Included fans: N/A | Max CPU cooler height: 73mm | Max GPU length: 333mm | Max PSU length: 170mm | Internal bays: 2x 3.5", 4x 2.5"
- Easily fits large GPUs & AIOs, ATX PSUs, and several drives
- Excellent thermals
- PCIe 4.0 riser cable included with purchase
- Expensive due to riser cable
- Lackluster I/O
Apart from a fondness for silly product names, Fractal Design and SSUPD share a love of designing small enclosures. The latter takes it to another level with the Meshlicious, the best white PC case for SFF enthusiasts. It takes a bit more skill to build inside it than our other models, but the results are worth it.
The Meshlicious is a vertical Mini-ITX case with a disdain for solid panels. The front, top, and one of its sides are made from fine steel mesh. Its frame is steel as well, making for a heavy and structurally sound chassis. One panel is glass, and you may mount it on either side.
SSUPD takes the sandwich layout to extremes yet ensures all core components fit. The interior’s left side houses a GPU you’ll mount vertically, or horizontally if it’s an SFF version. Opposite the GPU is the motherboard area, with the power supply on the bottom.
Cooling comes in the form of an AIO. The single mounting location is in the front, but you can put a 240mm or 280mm radiator there. Depending on your GPU and PSU choices, the Meshlicious can hold up to four SSDs or two HDDs on the bottom and a mount towards the middle.
If you can, buy a separate mesh side with the case since glass isn’t doing it any favors. Depending on which side you mount it, expect far higher GPU or CPU temperatures than you’d get with the mesh alternative.
Montech Sky One Lite
Dimensions: 416 x 220 x 490mm | Supported motherboards: Mini-ITX – ATX | Included fans: 2x 120mm front, 1x 120mm back | Max CPU cooler height: 170mm | Max GPU length: 350mm | Internal bays: 2x 3.5"/2.5”, 2x 2.5"
- Exceptional value for the money
- Comes with three fans
- Spacious interior with excellent cable management
- Loud fans
The Sky One Lite is our favorite budget enclosure. Montech offers it in a lovely all-white version as well, making it an instant recommendation for this list. The case is designed well, spacious, and will adequately serve air or water cooling needs. You can get the Sky One for less than $100, even less if you wait for a sale.
Many gaming cases try to look outlandish, so we’re glad that Montech went for a symmetrical design that still has a clear purpose. The middle RGB strip isn’t as striking as on the black version, but the right color combination will still make it pop. The glass side panel also helps show off your configuration, which should also be as white as possible, given the pristine interior.
Three 120mm fans provide adequate cooling, and you can always switch to 140mm for the front or add more radiators. Feel free to go with an AIO for CPU cooling since there’s enough breathing room above the motherboard tray for easy cable access.
The Sky One Lite keeps things tidy with large PSU shroud cutouts and two grommeted holes connecting the front and back. The back is where you’ll find a wide cable trench and two toolless SSD trays. If you need additional storage, a cage inside the shroud fits two 3.5” HDDs or SATA SSDs with no fuss.
Montech’s stock fans aren’t the most efficient at low RPM, so expect higher-than-usual idle temps. Luckily, they hit their stride and performed fine under stress. We’ve heard quieter cases, but CPU & GPU fans should overpower the Sky One Lite’s spinners even so.