Are you looking for a case with a tempered glass side panel? In this guide, we’ve taken a look at seven of the best tempered glass PC cases currently available.
The reality is that, most modern mid-range to higher-end PC cases come with a tempered glass side panel—if not multiple panels. If you take a look at the market for PC cases over $75, you’ll find that the majority of the newer options come with tempered glass in them.
And, there are even a handful of tempered glass PC cases that come in under ~$60. So, while we’ve tried to highlight a handful of the top tempered glass PC cases in this guide, the reality is that there are a ton of different options out there. If you don’t see an option that stands out to you below, you can check out our full guide on the best gaming PC cases currently available for more tempered glass options.
But, we have written overviews on a handful of tempered glass case options in this guide and, so, if you’re looking for a tempered glass PC case, one of the options below might just be what you’re looking for.
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A Quick Look at the Best Tempered Glass PC Cases
In the table below, we’ve provided a few different options across a few different categories for the best tempered glass PC cases currently available. We’ve chosen our favorite tempered glass full tower case, our favorite mid tower option, our favorite value pick, and our favorite budget pick.
*To read our overview on each of the cases listed above, click the “Read Review »” button to jump straight to that case’s overview. To see our Honorable Mention picks, keep scrolling down.
Full Tower Tempered Glass:
be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900
The be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 is a high-end full tower case that comes with one tempered glass side panel. It’s not cheap, though. Coming in at just under ~$270, it is the second most expensive case listed in this guide.
However, for the extra price you get a very well-made case that can house pretty much any system imaginable. The Dark Base Pro 900 can hold graphics cards that are up to 472mm long and CPU coolers that are up to 170mm tall. For water cooling support, the Dark Base Pro 900 can hold radiators up to 420mm long and can house as many as four radiators at the same time.
The case also comes in three different color schemes, all black, black and silver, and black and orange.
The most unique feature of the Dark Base Pro 900 is how customizable it is. You can pretty much remove any bracket, panel, or bay inside of the case. And, you can even reconfigure it to where it has an inverse layout, too.
Ultimately, if you have a large budget and you are looking for a versatile tempered glass PC case, the be quiet! Dark Base Pro is an option worth considering.
Mid Tower Tempered Glass:
CORSAIR Crystal 570X
Perhaps no case is better deserving of the award “Best Tempered Glass PC Case” than the Corsair Crystal 570X. That’s because it comes with four tempered glass panels. Both side panels are tempered glass and so are both the front panel and the top panel.
So, if you’re looking for as much tempered glass as possible on your case, then the 570X is probably the right option for you.
The 570X is a mid tower case and so it isn’t quite as big as the be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 listed above. However, it still has plenty of room to house a top-of-the-line gaming PC build. It can accommodate graphics cards as long as 370mm and CPU coolers as tall as 170mm.
It can also hold radiators/AIOs up to 360mm in length, so if you want to go with a serious liquid cooling setup, you can definitely do so.
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And, at a little less than ~$160, the Corsair Crystal 570X won’t set you back quite as much as the Dark Base Pro. So, the bottom line is that, if you’re looking to get as much tempered glass out of your case as possible, the 570X is probably your best option.
Our Value Pick:
Corsair 4000D Airflow
In our opinion, the Corsair 4000D Airflow is one of the best value options currently available among any category of PC cases. Yes, it does have a tempered glass side panel, but even for users that are looking for a budget PC case, at ~$90 the 4000D is a great affordable option as well.
And, the 4000D has a lot of features that help it stand out, too. Despite being a fairly affordable mid tower case, it still offers plenty of room to build a high-end gaming computer inside of. It can handle graphics cards that are up to 360mm long and CPU coolers that are up to 170mm tall. Both of those clearance figures should provide enough room to house any video card or CPU cooler currently on the market.
The case can also house radiators up to 360mm long, but can accommodate smaller radiators as well.
So, needless to say, despite the Corsair 4000D’s lower cost, it has a ton of room inside of it to build it, all of which should make it an appealing option to a wide range of users.
Budget Tempered Glass Case:
If you want to go even cheaper than the Phanteks Eclipse P400, the FSP CMT260 can be had for a little under $50. And, despite its low cost, the FSP CMT260 still comes with a tempered glass side panel.
The FSP CMT260 is no slouch, though. It has a lot of nice features that will make it the perfect option for anyone that is looking to build a gaming PC on a budget. For starters, the CMT260 can hold video cards that are up to 325mm long and CPU coolers that are up to 170mm tall.
It also has a full-length PSU shroud, which should help with aesthetics, and it can hold AIO coolers with up to 280mm radiators.
It is a standard-ATX form-factor case, so you will be able to fit a standard ATX motherboard (or a micro-ATX or mini-ITX motherboard) inside of the CMT260.
In the end, if you’re looking for a cheap tempered glass PC case, then the FSP CMT260 is probably the best option for you.
Honorable Mention #1:
CORSAIR OBSIDIAN 1000D
If the be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 was too expensive for your liking, then you’re definitely going to want to skip this one. At just under ~$500, the Corsair OBSIDIAN 1000D is nearly double the cost of the Dark Base Pro 900 and will only be an option worth considering for users who have an unlimited budget.
Like the Corsair Crystal 570X, the Corsair 1000D also comes with multiple tempered glass panels. Both side panels are tempered glass and the front panel is tempered glass as well.
As for interior space, you can pretty much do anything you want inside of the 1000D. It can hold video cards that are up to 401mm long and CPU coolers that are up to 180mm tall. And, if you’re into liquid cooling, you can put up to four different 480mm radiators in this bad boy at the same time.
And, you can even run dual systems inside of this case as it can accommodate both an extended-ATX motherboard and a mini-ITX motherboard and dual power supplies at the same time.
So, while the 1000D comes in at a price tag that most will never want to end up paying—especially when you consider how many good PC case options there are out there at half the price—it does have enough features to win over certain enthusiasts.
In the end, we didn’t list the 1000D as our top option simply because of how expensive it is. However, if you’re looking to build a truly unique gaming PC and you have the money to afford it, the 1000D is an option you might want to consider.
Honorable Mention #2:
CORSAIR CRYSTAL 280X
One interesting option you have for a tempered glass PC case is Corsair’s Crystal 280X. The 280X is a smaller form-factor cube case that comes with three different tempered glass panels (one on the side, one on the top, and one on the front).
The case is a bit limited in the kind of hardware you can put into it, as it can only hold video cards that are up to 300mm long and CPU coolers that are up to 150mm tall. It can hold multiple 240mm AIOs/radiators, though, so you do have plenty of options to provide robust cooling in the 280X.
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This micro-ATX case does also come with a dual-chamber design which will make cable management much easier as you’ll be able to hide your power supply behind the system.
The downside of the 280X, though, is the price it comes in at. At just a little under ~$160, you’re paying a premium for a smaller case. Of course, if you’re in the market for a smaller cube-style case that has multiple tempered glass panels, then the 280X is probably an option you’ll want to check out.
Honorable Mention #3:
Thermaltake Versa H18
While the Thermaltake Versa H18 is currently just an ‘Honorable Mention’ on this list, it has been featured as out top budget-oriented tempered glass case in the past. However, that’s when its price tag was below $50. As of the time of updating this guide, though, it now costs over $55.
And, at that price, there are much better options out there.
Still, though, this case would be worth checking out as the price could come down again on it. And, if you’re looking for a smaller form-factor tempered glass case to build a mini gaming PC inside of, the Versa H18 is worth considering. Tthe H18 can hold graphics cards up to 355mm long and CPU coolers as tall as 155mm.
It is a micro-ATX form-factor case, though, so you will not be able to fit a standard ATX motherboard inside of the Versa H18.
In the end, if you’re looking for a smaller form-factor case that has a tempered glass side pane, then the Thermaltake Versa H18 is a solid option. However, at its current price point there are better options out there.
Is a Tempered Glass PC Case Worth It?
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, as long as you’re willing to spend ~$60 or more on a PC case, you’re likely going to find that you have plenty of tempered glass PC cases to choose from. And, as we showed in this guide, even if you have about ~$50 to spend on a case, you can find options that have tempered glass side panels on them. So, if you’re looking for a PC case that will allow you to show off your new PC build, the tempered glass PC cases listed above should give you a nice starting place to help you find a case that meets your needs.