If you’re in search of a clear PC case to showcase your build then you’ve come to the right place.
Panoramic, tempered glass enclosures have become increasingly popular over the years, particularly with those creating custom-cooled systems where airflow is less of a concern.
Similarly, transparent, open-air PC cases are ideal for air-cooled builds that flaunt multiple RGB fans.
In this post, we will take a look at some of the most revealing chassis on the market right now for both of the above setups.
What is the best clear PC case?
12. MUSETEX T400-MS8
The Musetex T400 is a tall and spacious chassis that aims to maximize your airflow; while providing a “cyber-gaming experience”. To achieve this, it comes with eight pre-installed RGB fans. They include four 120mm RGB fans at the front, two in the top, and two more at the back.
To admire all those fans (and the rest of your PC setup), the case features two clear glass panels on the front and the side. The glass panels are anti-scratch-resistant and simply pop off by unscrewing the thumbscrews in each corner.
Once inside, there’s plenty of room for expansion. The T400 can fit up to E-ATX motherboards, 350mm graphics cards, as well as 170mm cooler heights. Additionally, The PSU enclosure along the bottom width of the case can fit a large PSU, as well as two HDD trays.
We particularly like that the T400 comes with a free RGB remote control. With this, you can cycle through any of the twelve lighting effects or even set your fan speeds. If you don’t want to use the remote to control the RGB, the fans can also be set to react to sounds!
11. Corsair Crystal 570X
The Corsair Crystal 570X is a well-designed PC case that puts every component clear on display. To achieve this, it features four tempered glass panels on the front, top, and sides. The glass panels on the front and top sit in front of a hexagonal mesh dust filter.
Although this is a slightly older case, the Crystal 570X still offers a lot. There’s plenty of space to work with, and it has brilliant airflow to keep everything cool.
The mid-tower size can fit ATX motherboards, a maximum CPU cooler height of 170mm, and a GPU clearance of 370mm. Furthermore, to provide the best possible air, there’s room for up to six case fans. E.g. Three 120mm fans in the front, two 120/ 140 fans in the top, and one 120 fan in the back.
The case itself does include the three SP120 RGB fans that you see at the front. A pleasant surprise is that they come with an integrated RGB controller to provide a range of pre-installed color effects.
For inputs and outputs, you get two x USB 3.1, and a 3.5mm mic/ headphone jack. Overall, it’s a beautiful case that sells at a very reasonable price.
10. KEDIERS 7
The Kediers 7 is a see-through, open-air PC case that somewhat appears like a Sandcrawler. Designed with an angled front that can bend around an ITX motherboard and a 330mm GPU, each adjacent section can fit either a single or dual 120mm fan to make up a total of seven.
For this reason, what you’re getting with the Kediers is a powerful cooling system. The pre-installed fans provide plenty of air movement inside. This means you can pack it with some serious hardware and never have to worry about it breaking a sweat.
Coupled with the fact that there’s plenty of room to work with, it’s particularly suited to first-time builders who are ready to install/ display their hardware straight out of the box.
To help you with the process, the package comes with a manual, screws, and some trusty cable ties. Besides this, you get a multifunctional RGB remote control; for all those fans of course!
9. Thermaltake Level 20 XT
The Thermaltake Level 20 XT is an E-ATX cube chassis taken from the TT premium product line. Designed specially to show off custom liquid cooling systems, this ultra-modern PC case provides a clear line of view, thanks to the four tempered glass panels that surround it.
In terms of the design, dual chambers separate the cooling, PSU, and hardware components. The motherboard then sits flat above the bottom chamber to provide native horizontal mounting. It can house 400mm max-length graphics cards and 250mm CPU cooler heights.
Besides having a vertical facing motherboard, what’s great about this case is that it’s very accessible. The dismountable modular design means you can strip it down to the bones and unscrew all the sides from the chassis. As a result, installation is a breeze, with no hard to reach areas.
If you’re not planning on doing any custom-cooling, don’t let that put you off – as there’s ample room for case fans. Unfortunately, the Level 20 XT only includes one 140mm rear fan, however, it does support up to twenty 120mm fans in total!
Overall, what you’re getting is a sleek and solid build that’s excellent for all kinds of mods.
8. Azza Optima 803
The Optima 803 has an innovative design that’s sure to draw eyes to any setup. As you can see, one unique trait about this case is that the motherboard mounts inversely so that the bottom of the GPU faces forward. This allows you to show off your graphics card through the front of the glass panel.
If you’re wondering just how big a GPU it can fit, the ATX chassis supports up to 320mm in length. Furthermore, there’s also room for additional radiators (up to 240mm) in the bottom and rear. The deal does come with two 120mm Hurricane fans so two more 240mm radiators would max it out.
The front-facing motherboard orientation makes the case easy to build and works to divide the case into two separate chambers. As a result, this reduces the heat source of both the motherboard and the power supply from negatively affecting the other components.
If you want to access your components from either the front or the back, what’s great is that the tempered glass panels simply pull off with ease.
Overall, if you’re searching for a clear PC case that provides excellent visibility of your GPU and interior system, it’s well worth the money.
7. Corsair Crystal Series 680X
The Corsair Crystal Series 680X builds upon the ever-popular Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic concept. In the same way, it features three tempered glass panels on the front but differs due to having a slightly deeper second chamber, along with a hinged side door.
The dual ATX chamber layout of the 680X is ideal for novice builders who are still learning their trade. With extra cable routing, storage drive space, and PSU mounting in the back, it makes it easier than ever to assemble an immaculate system that your friends would be proud of.
Besides this, the twin chambers help to prevent residual heat from affecting the other components. In turn, this results in the best performance for your hardware by preventing any unnecessary throttling.
To actively cool and light up the front chamber, the case includes four 120mm fans. Three of these are RGB (LL120) fans, which you can control via the CORSAIR iCUE lighting node pro that comes with the deal.
All in all, for a clear and beautiful view of your setup, it’s an attractive and easy PC case to build in.
6. Thermaltake Core P5
The Thermaltake Core P5 is an open frame, fully modular case that allows you to take your presentation to the next level. Built with three tempered glass panels, plus four stainless steel pillars to secure them in place, it offers superb panoramic viewing from multiple locations.
While the original was released some time ago, Thermaltake have had plenty of time to fine tweak their classic design. It now comes in a range of different sizes (from Mini-ITX to E-ATX), a selection of colors, as well as clear or tinted windows to suit your preferences.
Once you have decided upon the above options, the Core P5 gives you plenty more to think about. The versatile design can be placed three ways; vertically, horizontally, or wall-mounted. Furthermore, due to being modular, there’s an assortment of brackets and racks for a remarkable expansion.
In terms of appearance, you can either choose to keep the 5mm tempered glass window panels on the side of the case or even remove them if you wish. Overall if you’re searching for a tried and tested PC case that provides an excellent clear front view, this is still one of the best options out there.
5. Thermaltake Core P90
The Core P90 is an open frame, ATX glass chassis that allows you to flaunt your build and water-cooling skills. It does this by having a unique, two-sided PC case design that separates the motherboard from the cooling system. This offers plenty of flexibility for multiple configurations.
Additionally, the two-sided, prism-shaped design allows you to position your PC in multiple layouts. This includes vertically, horizontally, or even on the wall. Although, we think it looks and performs best in its upright position where it’s less likely to accumulate dust.
If do you wish to build the P90 in its vertical position, the case comes with a two-way GPU placement bracket and a steady pair of “human-looking” feet. The placement bracket provides eight PCI-e slots. It can also help to prevent your water cooling tubing from sagging under any weight.
On the right side of the prism, there’s room for radiators up to 480mm, as well as a water pump/ reservoir for your coolant. Furthermore, cable and storage drive space is abundant inside the back compartment. Overall, it’s a stylish, transparent case that’s ideal for custom PC enthusiasts.
4. Azza CSAZ-804V Pyramid
The Azza CSAZ-804V is a unique and innovative case that takes the shape of a pyramid. Built with a large E-ATX base that fits inside a quad-panel cone of tempered glass, it lets you admire your PC setup from all angles for a clear and spectacular view.
To begin the build, the prism-shaped cone lifts directly off the chassis. You can then lay your motherboard flat on the base like a test bench. As a result, this makes it extremely easy to work on; due to the graphics card inserting straight into the PCI slot.
Ventilation is another area where the 804V excels. The open-air design has slots in the sides for hot air to escape, as well as a large cut out in the back for the PSU. To further help exhaust heat, you get a free 120mm fan with the setup. There’s also room for multiple radiators under the base.
An additional slot on the bottom front of the case gives you access to all your inputs/ outputs. Here you can find a metal power button, two x USB 3.0, a Type C port, and an HD audio jack.
Overall, it’s an eye-pleasing and fully-functional case that’s a dream to work on.
3. Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic
The Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic is a modern, ATX chassis that would fit right into a showroom. Developed in collaboration with German over clocker Der8auer, the iconic dual-chamber design was one of the first of its kind to exhibit a PC builder’s masterpiece this way.
Since it was first introduced two years ago, there’s a reason why there have been so many “knock-offs” of the case. Not only does it look super clean with its full-view tempered glass front and side panels, but it also takes cable management very seriously.
In the back of the case, there’s plenty of room to hide your cables behind the angled motherboard tray. To access this space, multiple rubber grommets allow you to pass cables from the front to the back without any issues, and the back sidebar helps to exclude any mess.
Besides storage for cables, the rear chamber also has room for two power supply units or up to four SSD’s. Alternatively, in the front of the case, there’s room for 420mm graphics cards and space for up to three 360mm radiators without any interference.
Overall, with its enclosed clear glass panels, its obvious this is a PC case specific to water cooling setups. It will expose every nook and cranny, making it particularly suited to experienced builders who plan on doing their own custom loops.
2. Thermaltake View 51 – ARGB
The Thermaltake View 51 is another Lian Li-011D (XL) inspired chassis. It does come with a slight twist though, in that the massive E-ATX full tower design optimizes ventilation so that it can be sufficiently air-cooled – rather than just relying on a liquid cooling system.
To achieve this, the case has extra high feet and a grille in the bottom for additional airflow access. Furthermore, a narrow vent separates the front and the back dual chambers to ensure the interior temperatures stay low at all times.
Besides this, the case comes with two pre-installed 200mm RGB fans at the front and one 120mm fan at the back. As a result, it can push plenty of cool air in through one side and straight out of the other.
For a fantastic clear view of your RGB fans and PC hardware, the case features three 4mm tempered glass panels on the front and sides. The front glass panel also works as a swing-out door, which makes accessing the components even easier than the original Lian Li-011D.
Another stark contrast between the two cases is that you also have the option to mount the GPU vertically with the patented GPU bracket.
Overall, if you’re searching for a roomy chassis with excellent airflow and great looks, this is a serious contender.
1. Thermaltake Core P8
The Thermaltake Core P8 is a large E-ATX, full tower chassis that improves and refines on the earlier P3/ P5 models. In the same way, it features three 4mm thick tempered glass panels on the front and sides and boasts a transformable, modular design for an open or closed look.
Whatever style of build you’re going for, the P8 can accommodate it. After removing the glass, the first thing you will notice is the sheer number of racks, brackets, and pre-design mounting arrays. These provide copious amounts of expansion for liquid cooling as well as air-cooled systems.
The case itself can fit 320mm graphics cards without a reservoir (or 280mm with), 200mm PSU units, and a max cooler height of 180mm. In addition to this, the chassis supports both 120mm and 140mm fans all around the sides, in numerous mounting locations.
Equally, a vertical PSU bracket and pump mount can fix anywhere along the bottom of the case. The modular design also allows for rotational PCI-e slots in either orientation.
Overall, if you’re searching for a solid and roomy PC chassis with excellent interior visibility, you’ll struggle to beat the Core P8!
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