Best Tempered Glass PC Cases in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 6, 2019
A dull-looking metal PC case is not something gamers would be proud of. Modern problems require modern solutions so a transparent tempered glass PC case is the optimal option. Simple in their design, these glass cases provide users with a great view of all hardware pieces, all while remaining as secure as most aluminum models. To make your pick easy, we have selected the best tempered glass PC case options available today for our reviews. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Case Form Factor
Material
Radiator Compatability
Maximum length
Expansion Slots
Drive Bays
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS

The fans of this model have an improved design that makes them ultra-quiet even at the maximum load. On top of that, the fan bearings make them completely maintenance-free.

CONS

The dust filter disassembly is a bit tricky.

OUR VERDICT

This computer case from Corsair features a dual-chamber internal layout that has 4 additional expansion slots and 5 drive bays. So if you are looking for a capacious gaming case in a compact body, then this model is by far the best deal out there.

detailed parameters
Case Form Factor

Small (Mini-ATX or Micro-ATX)

Material

Case: steel

Windows: tempered glass

Radiator Compatability

120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm

Maximum length

GPU: 300 mm

PSU: 180 mm

Expansion Slots

4

Drive Bays

3 x 2.5"

2 x 3.5"

Extras

Direct Airflow Path™ design, Dual-chamber internal layout, 2 x 120-mm RGB LED fans, LED-lighting with LED-controller, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x audio In/Out for easy access

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The full tempered glass plates of this case have a special anti-scratch coating. The material itself is quite durable, so it won't break that easily, ensuring a long service life of the case.

CONS

Some elements are made of plastic.

OUR VERDICT

If you need a high-end gaming PC case with the best cooling system available, then this model might fit you. In addition to 4 built-in cooling fans, you can install a fully-fledged water-cooling system and extra fans.

detailed parameters
Case Form Factor

Mid-Tower

Material

Case: steel, plastic

Windows: tempered glass

Radiator Compatability

120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm

Maximum length

GPU: 370 mm

PSU: 210 mm

Expansion Slots

7

Drive Bays

3 x 2.5"

2 x 3.5"

Extras

4 x 120-mm RGB LED fans, LED-lighting with LED-controller, 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x audio In/Out for easy access

Warranty

1 year

PROS

This model comes equipped with a generous set of mounting hardware (screws and cable jointers included). Moreover, the kit features a thorough manual as well as a handy hex-key.

CONS

The fans operate a tad bit loudly.

OUR VERDICT

The Carbide Series 275R is a minimalistic computer case that doesn't have any RGB lights. The Direct Airflow Path™ technology provides enough cooling to the whole system.

detailed parameters
Case Form Factor

Mid-Tower

Material

Case: steel

Windows: tempered glass

Radiator Compatability

120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm

Maximum length

GPU: 370 mm

PSU: 180 mm

Expansion Slots

7

Drive Bays

3 x 2.5"

2 x 3.5"

Extras

Direct Airflow Path™ design, Built-in cable routing, Soft accent lighting, 2 x 120-mm fans, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x audio In/Out for easy access

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The new cable management system with pre-installed channels and cable straps makes the installation of hardware an effortless task. Furthermore, the system also saves quite a bit of internal space of the case.

CONS

The maximum PSU length is limited to 170 mm.

OUR VERDICT

The H500 from NZXT is one of the top Mid-Tower PC cases available on the market today. It boasts excellent build quality and well-thought-out design of the internal brackets and hardware bays. Plus, it offers 7 additional expansion slots.

detailed parameters
Case Form Factor

Mid-Tower

Material

Case: steel

Windows: tempered glass

Radiator Compatability

120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm

Maximum length

GPU: 381 mm

PSU: 170 mm

Expansion Slots

7

Drive Bays

3 x 2.5"

3 x 3.5"

Extras

New cable management system with pre-installed channels and straps, 2 x 120-mm fans, 2 x USB 3.1, 1 x audio In/Out for easy access

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The full-length PSU cover allows hiding both the power unit and its cables. This design saves space and makes the case look more refined and clean compared to regular gaming cases.

CONS

The drive bay is limited to 4 slots (2 x 2.5" and 2 x 3.5").

OUR VERDICT

The Corsair SPEC-DELTA Carbide is popular among gamers for a reason. Thanks to its aggressive appearance and an array of high-quality RGB lights, it looks absolutely stunning once you turn it on. With that, the case is quite capacious.

detailed parameters
Case Form Factor

Mid-Tower

Material

Case: steel

Windows: tempered glass

Radiator Compatability

120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm

Maximum length

GPU: 330 mm

PSU: 180 mm

Expansion Slots

7

Drive Bays

2 x 2.5"

2 x 3.5"

Extras

3 x 120-mm RGB LED fans, LED-lighting with LED-controller, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x audio In/Out for easy access

Warranty

2 years

Corsair CC-9011135-WW 280X

Compact PC Case That Fits Everything

The 280X RGB from Corsair is not among the biggest PC cases but it does utilize the space wisely to let you get the most out of it. Unlike other models in its price range, 280X features a secondary chamber that you can use to store additional drives or hardware.

Thanks to the configuration of the case, you will be able to easily install additional modules without actually opening the glass lids located on the sides. This is achieved thanks to special cable ports that you can use to hook up the hardware to the motherboard and the PSU directly. The metal wall divides the case in half.

Even though the case may look quite large at first glance, its dimensions are fairly compact and it fits into the Mini-ATX category. You can install PSU and GPU units that are no bigger than 180 mm x 300 mm, respectively.

Moving on, the kit comes equipped with two Corsair LL120 RGB fans that are located on the front panel of the case. The case leaves enough space for 240 mm radiator on top, on the back, or in the bottom. Alternatively, you can install up to six 120-mm cooling fans. Also, the case offers enough room to put a fully-fledged water-cooling system in it.

All in all, if you need a small computer case that can fit up to 5 drives and 4 other hardware units but you don’t want to spend a fortune on it, this model may be the right pick for you.

Review of Corsair CC-9011135-WW 280X Crystal RGB Tempered Glass PC Case

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Sahara P35

Ideal Option for Beginner PC Builders

The Sahara P35 is a solid middle-ground solution for those looking to build a PC from scratch.

First of all, this Mid-Tower case comes equipped with four 120-mm cooling fans, which should be more than enough for an average gaming configuration or a workstation. However, if you think that’s not sufficient, the dimensions of the case allow installing up to nine 120-mm cooling fans or up to four 280-mm fans instead, which is more than enough for both mid-range and high-end builds.

On top of that, the case comes together with special dust scan filters that firmly protect your PC from dirt particles or other debris that can get inside the case through the fans. But despite their high effectiveness, the cleaning process may be a bit of a hassle. Fortunately, you don’t have to take them out more often than once in 4-6 months.

The gorgeous-looking glass panels feature an anti-scratch coating and provide users with an excellent view of all the components of their PCs. When the RGB lights are off, the surface will not be transparent, but after turning them on, you will be able to see every little detail of your computer from outside without the need to open the case at all.

In a word, if you are looking for an inexpensive PC case with the pre-installed cooling system, then the P35 from Sahara will be an excellent choice.

Review of Sahara P35 Tempered Glass Mid Tower PC Gaming Case

 

Corsair Carbide Series 275R

Minimalistic Approach

The Carbide Series cases from Corsair are designed to accommodate any hardware combination in a neat way without hassle. And here we review the Corsair 275R model that is quite popular among customers for a few reasons.

The main thing that makes 275R so special is its minimalistic design that looks neat with virtually any PC build. And if you don't fancy white colour, this model is optionally available in black colour as well as titanium-like design which will give your gaming equipment a high-tech look.

Aesthetics aside, let’s take a closer look at what this model has to offer in terms of size and hardware bays. To start off, the kit comes supplied with two pre-installed 120-mm cooling fans that should suffice any budget or mid-tier PC rig. Additionally, the case has all the standard inputs, including two USB 3.0 ports as well as the combo 3.5 mm audio input/output port.

As for the convenience of use, this Corsair case features a great cable routing system that allows wiring all the hardware pieces through the special compartment on the side. This saves both space and time.

Overall, if you are in the market for a budget-friendly case, this is by far the best tempered glass PC case for its price. Slick, reliable, and highly durable, it will serve you well for years to come.

Review of Corsair Carbide Series 275R Tempered Glass Case

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NZXT H50

Good for Regular and Water-Cooled Systems

The NZXT is a simple but durable PC case that boasts exceptional reliability when it comes to protecting your computer hardware.

Like any other tempered glass case, it has quick-release side panels that can be removed at any time with ease to clean the computer parts from the inside.

Furthermore, to make PC building part faster and more convenient, the NZXT H500 features a brand-new cable management system that saves both your time and free space inside.

Speaking of space, the H500 can fit GPUs with a length of up to 381 mm and PSUs that are no longer than 170 mm, which is a tiny bit less than other similar cases provide. As for the cooling elements, this case has two standard 120-mm cooling fans but has enough room to fit up to six 120-mm fans or up to four high-speed 140-mm fan models.

If a black and white case colour combination is not your cup of tea, this particular model is also available in four other colour patterns, so you will definitely find the one that will suit your PC rig best.

As for the build quality, the steel frame of the case combined with full tempered glass panels on the sides makes it quite durable. The thick glass panels also have a scratch-resistant coating, so they won’t get damaged that easily.

All things considered, this model from NZXT is ideal for both standard PC builds and high-end PC configurations.

Review of NZXT H50 Tower PC GamingCase – Tempered Glass Panel

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Corsair SPEC-DELTA Carbide Series

Middle-Ground Solution

The other Corsair model from Carbide Series, the SPEC-DELTA is a Mid-Tower case that is ideal for the new generation of gaming rigs. But what aspects really make this particular model stand out? Let’s take a closer look at its core features and find out.

First things first, this PC case with window is one of the few models in the medium price range that can fit a full-size 360-mm cooling fan, which is simply amazing considering its form-factor.

When it comes to built-in features, this model has three 120-mm cooling fans that have a full RGB lighting system. Combined with smoked full tempered glass panels, the lighting looks marvellous, highlighting all the inner components of the PC. And when the RGB lights are turned off, the surface will remain its mirror-like capabilities.

The only gripe we’ve discovered with this model is the fact that it can only fit four drives be it SSD or HDD drives, so in case you need more than that, we recommend purchasing additional drive bays beforehand.

On the bright side, however, the case has as many as seven hardware slots you can use to install additional PC elements. The Mid-Tower size allows installing a GPU with a length of up to 370 mm and a dedicated PSU that is no longer than 180 mm.

Wrapping things up, the SPEC-DELTA will be a good middle-ground solution for both gaming rigs and mid-tier workstations. So, if you are looking for an affordable gaming case that can fit almost any piece of modern hardware, this model will be a great pick.

Review of Corsair SPEC-DELTA Carbide Series RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case

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What Is a Tempered Glass PC Case?

A standard tempered glass computer case features high-quality glass panels that are both durable and transparent. Unlike all-metal models, windowed cases that feature glass usually come equipped with special legs underneath the frame for added stability.

Although not all models are equipped with cooling fans, the addition of two or more of these fans is now standard for all PC cases. Moreover, almost all modern fans feature integrated RGB lighting, which in combination with glass side panels make the PC look bright and colourful.

Moving on, you should also pay attention to how many USB and audio outputs the case has. Nowadays, most PC case models are equipped not only with USB 3.0 ports but also with USB Type-C and USB 3.1 ports to accommodate all modern gadgets.

Additional features of modern PC cases might include RGB light controllers that can come together with cases themselves. While some manufacturers provide users with external remote controllers, others simply allow taking control of the lighting directly from the desktop via digital applications.

If you are in for that authentic 4K gaming experience, we also recommend these graphics cards. Alternatively, to make the loading times as short as possible, you can opt for a high-quality SSD - a must-have for online gaming.

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Publish Date: 2019-08-06 11:27:38