10 Best PC Cases for Cable Management in 2023 (Rated & Reviewed)

Best PC Cases For Cable Management

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What is the most preeminent nightmare that’s often left neglected when hunting for a new PC case? For many people, cable management falls further down the list when determining the worth of a new case, but that’s the first slip off a very long slope.

This list will help give you a head start on the 10 best PC cases for cable management for 2023, ranging from mini to mid to full tower options.

From here, you’ll learn about the individual benefits and drawbacks of each PC case; all ranked from best to worst.

Let’s get started.

Best PC Cases For Cable Management in 2023 Round-Up

The table below will give you a quick look at our selections for the 10 best PC cases for cable management currently available on the market. To read a full review, simply click on ‘review>>’ in the respective row.

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Rating

1. Phanteks Enthoo Pro II

''Best overall PC case with an excellent cable management system''

9.9

2. NZXT H7 Elite

''Best premium mid-tower with outstanding cable management''

9.8

3. NZXT H5 Flow

''Best bang for your buck''

9.7

4. Cooler Master Cosmos C700M

''Premium case with server-grade cable management''

9.6

5. MSI MPG GUNGNIR 100

''Editor's pick''

9.4

6. MUSETEX 903-D6

''Best for showcasing builds''

9.3

7. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv

''Best miniITX case with clean cable management''

9.2

8. Lian Li Tu 150

''Best miniITX option runner-up''

9.1

9. LIAN LI LANCOOL 205

''Honorable mention''

9.0

10. Cooler Master MasterBox Pro 5

''Honorable mention #2''

8.8



1. Phanteks Enthoo Pro 2

Form Factor: Full-tower | Motherboard Support: ATX, EATX, mATX, mini-ITX, SSI EEB | Dimensions: 240 x 580 x 560mm | Weight: 28.7 lbs / 13 kg | Radiator Support: 120, 140, 240, 280, 360, 420, 480mm | I/O Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type-C, Audio

 

Phanteks Enthoo Pro 2

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • High-quality construction
  • Huge amount of space for cable management
  • Well-placed attachment points
  • Velcro ties included
  • Extremely spacious (room for 2 builds)
  • Rich I/O selection
  • Immense support for cooling and storage
  • Full tempered glass side panel
  • Competitive pricing

REASONS TO AVOID

  • No preinstalled fans
  • Huge foot print

Our Rating:   9.9/10

Phanteks recently released the Enthoo Pro 2, a successor of the largely popular Enthoo Pro, and we absolutely love it. It’s not only a case with excellent support for clean cable management; it’s one of the best cases in this price range, period.

The thing is, when you’re comparing cost-competitiveness, there aren’t that many other towers on the market that show up the Enthoo Pro 2 in terms of sheer build quality. It’s durable, strong, and made to weather the brunt of whatever your computer throws at it, and that’s not even mentioning its extensive cable management system.

Premium rubber grommets, well-placed attachment points, velcro straps, and expansive space behind the motherboard lay out the perfect pre-installed tools you need to effectively manage any size or amount of cables. Even if cable management is something you usually need help with, it’s so well-thought-out here that it’s impossible to mess it up.

Another big reason to opt for this case is the amount of space it offers and how easy it is to build in, even for novice builders. Not only will you be able to fit an EATX with plenty of space for an extensive liquid (or air) cooling system and a large number of storage drives, this case can even hold separate miniITX build–Not many other cases are this generous with space, and especially not at this price point.

One small drawbacks is the fact that Phanteks doesn’t ship any fans with this case, so you won’t get a head start on cooling.

In terms of support for cooling, there’s plenty for both air and liquid cooling. If you plan on an air cooling system, you’ll be able to install three 140mm fans at the front and at the top and one 140mm at the back. 

For liquid cooling enthusiast, the Enthoo Pro 2 supports up to 420mm radiators and can hold two of them simultaneously, one at the top and one at the front. That, in combination with the front mesh panel and great airflow, means that it’s almost guaranteed your rig will stay cool no matter how hard you push it,.

Lastly, the connectivity is also on par with much more expensive cases, with four USB Type-A ports, one USB type-C port, and Audio jacks.

Overall, no matter if you’re an experienced overclocker or a novice builder, the Phanteks Enthoo Pro 2 is an excellent choice. It’s got an excellent cable management system, a high-quality build, an enormous amount of space, excellent support for cooling and storage, and, most importantly, a fair price tag. Folks, you cannot go wrong with this one.

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2. NZXT H7 Elite

Form factor: Mid-Tower | Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX, and EATX | Dimensions: 480 x 230 x 505 mm / 18.9 x 9.1 x 19.9 in | Weight: 11.4 kg / 25.1 lbs  | I/O Ports: 2x USB Type-A  | Drive Bays: 2+2x 3.5”, 4x 2.5”

 

NZXT H7 Elite

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • Premium, clean design
  • High-quality construction
  • Super-easy cable management
  • 10 Velcro straps built-in
  • Great connectivity, including USB type-C
  • Excellent support for cooling and storage
  • Toolless access to the interior
  • Numerous high-quality dust filters

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Higher price for a mid-tower
  • Sealed front panel means worse thermals
  • Louder when fans are at max RPM

Our Rating:   9.8/10

Next up on this list, we got the H7 Elite, the latest addition to the NZXT H-series line-up of cases. While not perfect, it’s a significant improvement over its predecessor, the H710–Quality of materials, design, and cable management are all among the very best on the market, even if the price is a bit high for a mid-tower case.

As far as build quality, the H7 Elite may be NZXT’s best case yet. The internal layout is excellent, and the whole case feels premium from top to bottom.

In addition to that, the front and side panels are entirely sealed by two high-quality tempered glass panels–This does add to the premium look, but you’ll experience worse thermals due to the front panel being entirely sealed compared to a case with a mesh front panel.

Where the case excels, besides from the high-quality build, is cable management. It’s one of the best implementation we’ve seen this year, with a large space behind the motherboard tray and two wide plastic channels with inward-facing hooks that make cable management impossible to mess up.

Additionally, to keep the cables nice and tidy, the H7 Elite features ten Velcro straps built-in. And on top of that, the case features two large cutouts above and next to the motherboard to help you easily wire all cables into the plastic channels, making the cable management process very simple and straightforward.

Now, this case comes with two fans pre-installed–NZXT’s own 120mm F series fans, plus there is room for up to five more 120mm fans, for a grand total of seven fans. That’s the standard for a case of this size.

Admittedly, the fans are not the best we’ve come across but will be enough for your standard gaming rig–Though they feature bright RGB lighting with NZXT branding, so if aesthetics are important to you as well, you might not feel the need to buy different set of fans.

If air cooling isn’t your thing, the H7 Elite is tuned for water cooling as well, with space for up to two 360mm radiators–one at the top and one at the front.

While air cooling will be more than adequate for most builds, we do recommend going liquid with the H7 Elite. The sealed front panel isn’t the best for thermals, so liquid cooling your CPU will be a welcomed help for the rest of your rig. Not that you should be worried about overheating, but the case does get pretty loud with the fans running at max RPM.

Lastly, the connectivity is also great with this case. You get two USB type-A ports along with a single USB type-C port for lighting fast file transfers. We don’t really like the position of the I/O panel, but if you put your case underneath your desk, this is another plus for you.

Overall, if you’re looking for a premium quality and highly functional case with clean and foolproof cable management, we strongly recommend looking into the H7 Elite from NZXT. It’s got a bit higher price tag for a mid-tower; however, it’s worth every penny.

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3. NZXT H5 Flow

Form factor: Mid-Tower | Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX | Dimensions: 227 x 464 x 446 mm / 8.9 x 18.3 x 17.6 in | Weight: 7 kg / 15.4 lbs  | I/O Ports: 1x USB Type-C, 1x USB Type-A, 3.5mm Audio jacks | Drive Bay Support: 1x 3.5”, 1+1x 2.5”

 

NZXT H5 Flow

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • High-quality construction
  • Affordable price below $100
  • Fantastic cable management system
  • Large cutouts for cables, numerous Velcro straps
  • 28mm thick compartment for all your cables
  • Excellent airflow
  • Toolless access to the interior
  • Compact, lightweight design

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Poor support for storage
  • Extra two fans are necessary if you want optimal performance
  • Only one USB type-A port

Our Rating:   9.7/10

Another case with superior cable management, this time in the sub-$100 category, is the H5 Flow from NZXT. It’s, for the most part, a stripped-down version of the H7 with less internal space, which means worse support for cooling, storage, and even GPU mounting options.

It does, however, sport the same clean design and performs extremely well when it comes to thermals, cable management, and pricing.

Let’s start with the cable management since this is what brought you here. Similar to the H7, the case has large cutouts above and next to the motherboard, which make routing all your cables behind the motherboard tray a breeze.

Additionally, The cutout on the side is shielded by a 3-inch wide panel, which does a great job of hiding all of your cables.

Once you put all your cables through the cutouts behind the motherboard tray, there is a wide plastic channel with inward-facing hooks designed to keep your cables together for easy clean cable routing.

And to top it all off, there is a number of cable tie points and velcro straps to keep every secured together and tidy, plus a generous 28mm space for all of your cables.

As far as build quality, we have no complaints. For less than $100, the case feels nice and durable and should last a very long time if treated respectfully. But it’s not too much to look at, especially when compared to the ‘Elite’ model with two full-sized tempered glass panels that steal the show.

This, however, may be a plus if you put performance above aesthetics. This is because the ‘Flow’ model uses a perforated front panel (instead of a glass one that seals the whole front of the case) which significantly improves airflow, and with the right cooling configuration, you’ll be able to push your system to the limit without worrying about overheating.

Speaking of cooling, the H5 comes with two fans pre-installed–One at the back and one at the bottom–Yes, bottom. There is an angled mount at the front bottom of the case, which holds one 120mm fan.

It does perform well, but we highly recommend buying two extra fans for the front panel for optimal cooling. With this configuration, you’ll never have to worry about overheating, even if you plan on building a high-performing rig. But beware, this will launch the cost of this case well above $100.

There is support for liquid cooling as well, with both the front and top of the case being able to hold up to a 280mm radiator, but we recommend sticking with traditional air cooling, as it seems that’s what the case for designed for–If you’re set on liquid cooling, consider the H5 or H7 Elite.

Our biggest gripe with this case is the limited storage support. The only place to mount your drives is behind the motherboard tray, and there is space for only two 2.5” drives or one 3.5” and one 2.5” drive.  To make matters worse, there are no anti-vibration features.

Another, now minor, drawback is the connectivity. You do get a USB type-C port, but weirdly enough, there is only one USB type-A port–With the H7, you get two, so it seems odd that they only included one–Especially in 2023 when every gamer has at least a dozen of peripherals and accessories.

Overall, the H5 Flow from NZXT is an excellent case if you’re looking to build a compact mid-tier air-cooled build–It’s affordable, quality, and has excellent airflow. Plus, the cable management system is among the very best, and if that’s your priority, you’ll absolutely love this case.

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4. Cooler Master Cosmos C700M

Form factor: Full-Tower | Motherboard Support: Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, E-ATX | Dimensions: 650 x 306 x 651 mm / 25.6 x 12.0 x 25.6 in | Weight: 23.8 kg / 52.4 lbs  | I/O Ports: 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 4x USB 3.0, HD Audio | Drive Bay Support: 1x 5.25”, 4+1 3.5 + 2.5” (combo), 4x SSD

 

Cooler Master Cosmos C700M

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • Attractive aesthetics with RGB strips
  • Premium build quality
  • Server-grade cable management system
  • 40mm compartment for all your cables
  • Two curved tempered glass panels
  • Versatile design
  • Spacious interior
  • Good airflow
  • Four fans pre-installed
  • Three large and quality dust filters

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Premium price tag
  • Extremely heavy
  • Poor thermals with the front panel (which is removable)

Our Rating:   9.6/10

Next up, we got the C700M from Cooler Master, a luxury, expensive case for those who’re looking for something unique.

Besides its premium, customizable design, this case also performs well in the more important metrics, such as airflow, connectivity, and, most importantly for you, cable management.

Probably the coolest feature of its design, aside from the versatility (the case can be flip around and rotated), is the dual curved tempered glass panels on either side of the case; these side panels open like doors, granting access to the Cosmos C700M’s inner workings without needing to remove the panel in its entirety.

For lighting, the shell is lined with two parallel strips of RGB lighting, complemented by an RGB undercarriage. These strips are divided into three zones, so you can set different lighting for the front, top, and bottom of the case.

In addition to that, you have free control over both RGB lighting and fan speed from the top of the case, letting you adjust the cooling performance and fine-tune your rig’s aesthetics to your content.

Now, the cable management system is the best we’ve come across, hands down–It’s well-constructed to handle all your wire and cable management needs, leading your cables through a large number of rubber grommets into a 40mm thick compartment behind the motherboard tray–This is as big as it gets.

Aside from the rubber grommets to route your cables through, the case features excellent cable clips that offer dedicated space for each one of your cables–This was inspired by server-grade cable management solutions–If you want the cleanest cable management possible, this is the case to get.

In addition to that, the C700M comes equipped with four pre-installed fans, which is more than enough to get up and running out of the box. Pro-tip, if you plan on overclocking, make sure to remove the front panel for better airflow (we recorded 18% cooler CPU temps with the panel off)

Another concern is the weight, as it’s extremely heavy at just over 50 pounds when empty, more so when you’re finishing building; moving this thing takes effort, even with the handles.

Lastly, the connectivity of this case is excellent, which is surprising given it’ll celebrate its 5th birthday this year. You get four USB Type-A ports, one USB type-C port, audio jacks, and, as we mentioned earlier, controls for the RGB lighting and fans, all located at the top of the case.

Overall, this case is obviously not for everyone–It’s heavy, bulky, and, most importantly, extremely pricey. On the other hand, it’s got the best cable management we’ve seen, along with beautiful aesthetics, premium build quality, and good airflow. Still, we’d only recommend it if you have unlimited budget.

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5. MSI MPG GUNGNIR 100

Form factor: Mid-Tower | Motherboard Support: EATX (up to 272mm), ATX, mATX, Mini-ITX | Dimensions: 510 x 227 x 525 mm / 20.1 x 8.9 x 20.7 in | Weight: 9.3 kg / 20.5 lbs  | I/O Ports: 2x USB 3.0, HD Audio | Drive Bay Support: 2x 3.5”, 4x 2.5”

 

MSI MPG GUNGNIR 100

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • High-quality build
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Fantastic cable management system
  • Ships with four fans pre-installed
  • Full tempered glass side panel
  • RGB lighting accents
  • Great support for cooling and storage
  • Quiet operation

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Limited intake at the front and on top
  • Limited connectivity
  • Non-removable front dust filter

Our Rating:   9.4/10

The MSI MPG GUNGNIR 100 is another case with great cable management and overall good set of features. It’s an older model, but that only means you’ll be able to find it for an affordable price at most vendors.

There’s not really anything that’s overtly special about the GUNGNIR 100, but at the same time, it comes with fewer drawbacks than other towers of similar make.

What’s special is the number of fans that come preinstalled with the case–With four fans–Three regular in the front and one RGB in the back, you’ll be up and running at optimal thermals in no time. When put to the test, these fans do an excellent job keeping the interior cool even under heavier loads.

In terms of design, the pyramid shape is certainly interesting, but it immediately calls to question whether or not it keeps too much heat trapped inside. Thankfully, the sides of the front and top are lined with air vents, which provide much-needed ventilation.

You do have to be careful, though. The GUNGNIR 100 falls fairly short in the dust filter area, meaning you have to do some occasional upkeep to make sure those vents don’t get clogged.

Aside from the concerns regarding airflow and dust filters, the GUNGNIR 100 makes every mark necessary to cover your PC needs. The interior is plenty spacious, providing enough room for expansion down the road while also coming equipped with a decent cable management system.

A series of rubber grommets provide channels that lead behind the motherboard tray to the back of the case, where there’s plenty of room and Velcro straps provided to keep your cables out of your hair.

As for color and lighting, the RGB system works like a charm. Controlled from the hub on the top of the case, you can choose from a variety of different colors and lighting programs to display. It should be noted that the glass panel side is tinted, which does dim the colors a little bit.

While the GUNGNIR 100 doesn’t really excel in any area in particular, it comes off as a dependable middle-of-the-road option that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Most notably, the excellent cable management and addition of four pre-installed fans make this case an excellent choice for rookie builders.

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6. MUSETEX 903-D6

Form factor: Mid-Tower | Motherboard Support: Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, E-ATX | Dimensions: 401 x 200 x 434 mm / 15.8 x 7.9 x 17.1 in | Weight: 7.9 kg / 17.5 lbs  | I/O Ports: 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, HD Audio | Drive Bay Support: 3x 3.5”, 3x 2.5”

 

MUSETEX 903-D6

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • 6x RGB fans are pre-installed
  • 2x 4mm thick glass panels
  • Cable routing channels and straps
  • Snap-off PCI are brackets
  • Flexible expansion and modding

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Pricey
  • PCI bracket issues
  • Unreliable fans

Our Rating:   9.3/10

Now, this… this one’s a beauty. If you’re looking for nothing more than a sight to behold, the MUSETEX 903-D6 is top-tier.

Before getting into the other features of the 903-D6, let’s cover the cable management qualities first. Honestly, they’re just… good. Not great, not bad, just good.

There’s nothing particularly special about them, consisting of some cable routing channels and velcro straps to tie down the mess, but nothing beyond that. Not the strongest position for it, but the cable management isn’t where this tower excels.

As for the looks of the 903-D6 – just look at it. Six RGB fans are pre-installed, all completely visible through the front and side dark tempered glass, creating a spectacle for your rig.

Additionally, you’re able to change the fan lighting with a button on the case next to the reset button, though you may have to update it between turning the computer off and on.

While you’re sure to have a good show, that’s all assuming the fans actually work. The design has occasional issues, with the RGB shutting off after a single use or being inconsistent. There’s no control over fan speed, so it may not be able to handle your computer if it runs a bit hot.

Speaking of running hot, the case isn’t the best when it comes to airflow. And that’s because the front panel is tempered glass and basically seals the whole from of the case, preventing a healthy intake of air to your PC’s guts.

Last thing that should be noted for its great versatility for augmentation. With the removable PCI brackets and spacious interior, you’ll have plenty of room for making any extensions while keeping your cables easily managed.

For the final call, the 903-D6 loses some respect due to its focus on fashion over function. It will still work reliably for you, but not quite as reliably as other cases might. However, for those looking to spruce up their rig with a light show and leave an impression, the MUSETEX 903-D6 fits the bill nicely.

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7. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv

Form factor: Mini ITX-Tower | Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX | Dimensions: 230 x 375 x 395 mm / 9.1 x 14.8 x 15.6 in | Weight: 5.4 kg / 11.9 lbs  | I/O Ports: 2x USB 3.0, Mic, Headphone | Drive Bay Support: 2x 3.5”, 1x 2.5”

 

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • Easy, clean cable management
  • Spacious interior
  • Affordable
  • High-quality build
  • Simple radiator installation
  • Large compartment for cable management

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Lackluster ventilation and airflow
  • Single fan preinstalled

Our Rating:   9.2/10

If you went out expecting every chassis you came across to contain all the marvels of modern technology, chances are you’d be sorely disappointed with every trip you’d take.

The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv doesn’t boast the greatest amount of features, but for a budget case, it covers everything you could want.

Committing 28mm of space exclusively for wires and cables, the cable management system sports an impressive infrastructure consisting of rubber grommets, velcro straps, and enough space to satisfy any amount of cable length you’ll need.

It’s not a lot, but considering the size of the case, it’s more than enough.

Alternating between a little plastic and primarily steel, the Enthoo Evolv is a high-quality, competitive build on the market.

Additionally, it contains a well-laid-out interior, providing a sizable space for building and upgrading your system, and makes installation as simple as possible.

The Enthoo Evolv is designed to grant you easy access to radiator brackets, fans, and dust filters while hiding PSUs and HDDs. It takes a load off your shoulders.

However, the overall airflow quality leaves a bit to be desired. Ventilation isn’t properly handled with not enough grates to go around, and leaving all the cooling work to a single large fan means you’re essentially required to spend extra to fill out the build.

The Enthoo Evolv isn’t perfect, but accounting for its cost, size, and compatibility with modification, it makes for an excellent addition to any rig that’s run on a tight budget.

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8. Lian Li Tu 150

Form factor: Mini ITX-Tower | Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX | Dimensions:  375 x 202 x 312 mm / 14.8 x 8 x 12.3 in | Weight: 4.5 kg / 9.9 lbs  | I/O Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, HD Audio | Drive Bay Support: 1x 3.5”, 1x 2.5”

 

Lian Li Tu 150

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • Magnetic handle
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Great airflow for such a small case
  • Solid cable management
  • Tool-less build design

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Cramped interior
  • Sharp edges
  • No bottom dust filter

Our Rating:   9.1/10

You’re going to sacrifice space for the sake of compact form; that much is a given. Though some may find the interior a bit too cramped, the Lian Li Tu 150 applies the best usage of its size and shape to reach its greatest potential.

If you’re looking to grab this chassis for yourself, it means you’re planning for a compact rig. Something light, something that can be taken anywhere, something that can easily fit wherever you put it.

The Tu 150 makes that compartmentalization easy with its intuitive and user-friendly design. For instance, the magnetic handle – it’s great. It comes up, you grab it, and it makes moving your tower a cinch.

Its toolless build design stands out amongst competitors that require you to at least have a screwdriver on hand. Built with push-pin technology, all you need to do is push the panels and pieces in place to get your build going.

The cable management for this case isn’t quite as clean as it could be. It provides space for hiding your wires in both the top of the case and behind the motherboard tray, which is in of itself remarkable for storage, but due to the overall size of the chassis, you might be challenged by the cramped spaces you’ll be contending with. There are no channels or velcro straps, so you’ll have to make do with zip ties.

Thankfully there’s excellent airflow to keep your machine running smoothly. With vents located on both sides and the front panel, you should find more than enough available circulation to keep your machine running at optimal capacity.

Unfortunately, the biggest drawbacks are all ironically related to what makes this chassis so convenient: its size. It loses out on valuable features, such as interior space, and even conveniences like bottom dust filters get forgotten. Also, be careful when handling it; it’s sharp.

The Lian Li Tu 150 is a great option for keeping an easily concealed PC on hand or when you need to travel. It’s not the first choice you’d make for high-performance gaming, but it makes an excellent commodity for less intensive purposes.

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9. LIAN LI LANCOOL 205

Form factor: Mid-Tower | Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX | Dimensions: 205 x 415 x 485 mm / 8.1 x 16.3 x 19.1 in | Weight: 7 kg / 15.5 lbs  | I/O Ports: 2x USB 3.0, Audio I/O | Drive Bay Support: 2x 3.5”, 4x 2.5”

 

LIAN LI LANCOOL 205

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • A large amount of cable management space
  • Clean aesthetic
  • Easy installation and upgrading
  • Great air ventilation
  • Removable mounting brackets

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Fragile glass panel
  • No front USB-C
  • No RGB

Our Rating:   9.0/10

The strongest contending feature of the Lian Li Lancool 205 is its superior array of ventilation processes, keeping your PC as cool and dust-free as it could possibly be. There’s a lot to discuss, but the Lancool 205’s side ventilation and magnetic dust filters are the best points here.

The magnetic dust filters are located on the top and front, easily removed, replaced, and cleaned as necessary. The side ventilation, likewise, provides plenty of airflow. The Lancool 205 also comes provided, complimentary of Lian Li, with two pre-installed fans.

As for cable management, you’ll have all you need to make sure you aren’t stuck with a rat’s nest.

While the Lancool 205 doesn’t come included with any extensive cable management kits built into the framework, just some velcro straps, it provides you with the space needed to easily and handily oversee management fully. It also features extra space behind the motherboard tray, which means you’ll be able to keep your cable management eyesores hidden from view.

Removable SSD mounting brackets on the back and interchangeable PSU and HDD bays deliver on accessibility and expansion. The case as a whole delivers on what it needs, plainly and simply, but it may be a bit too minimalist.

You’ll need to go out of your way to personalize the aesthetics into something befitting your rig since it lacks RGB and comes in plain colors. You’ll need to provide your own color, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Now, be careful with the glass panel when you receive it. It’s particularly fragile, breaking on even small impacts. The company should be able to provide you with a replacement, but going through that loop sucks.

In a structural sense, it could be built better, but the glass is all you really need to worry about. Besides that, the Lancool 205 only comes with two USB-C ports, neither located on the front, which limits the case’s utility.

There’s nothing overly complex with the Lancool 205. It’s a good selection for first-time PC owners, keeping the design, bells, and whistles to a minimum. It isn’t the sturdiest tower on the list but comes with all the basic necessities for a solid rig.

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10. Cooler Master MasterBox Pro 5

Form factor: Mid-Tower | Motherboard Support: E-ATX, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX | Dimensions: 500 x 223 x 475 mm / 19.7 x 8.8 x 18.7 in | Weight: 10.4 kg / 22.9 lbs  | I/O Ports: 2x USB 3.0, HD Audio | Drive Bay Support: 2x 3.5”+2.5” Combo, 2x 2.5”

 

Cooler Master MasterBox Pro 5

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • Multiple pre-installed fans
  • Flexible SSD mounting
  • RGB fans
  • Expansion support
  • PSU shroud

REASONS TO AVOID

  • No top radiator
  • Front radiator challenging
  • Poor airflow
  • Build quality issues

Our Rating:   8.8/10

The Cooler Master MasterBox Pro 5 has a bit of trouble standing out from some of its competitors on this list, but if you’re looking for a flashy tower at a reasonable price, then you’re in luck.

The RGB lighting is the selling point for this case, which is great for creating a phenomenal image when your rig is all pulled together. Featuring a DarkMirror front panel, the three RGB fans create quite a sight on display. It lacks the robust control that other towers have, but with a few modifications, you should be flying right.

As far as cable management goes, you’re in the clear. While there isn’t a whole lot of room for massive bunches of cables, it provides clear channels and hidden space to keep your cables cleanly organized in the back of the tower.

Flexible SSD mounting, two slidable hard drive slots, and a PSU cover are ideal features for complimenting the Pro 5’s expansion capabilities, letting you take full control of how you want your PC to be structured. However, due to the pre-existing installations within the case, adding in some components like radiators is inconvenient.

The harshest detriment to the Pro 5 is its poor airflow. While there are some vents on the front of the case, they do a poor job at keeping the PC cool. There’s simply not enough room to pull cool air in, and the back exhaust can’t keep up with the heat. The lack of ventilation makes this a no-go for higher-end rigs.

Suffice it to say, if your PC is powerful and generates a lot of heat, don’t go for this one. However, for low to moderate-intensity computers, this case is a bargain for being an accessible option at an affordable price. It may not win any awards, but the Pro 5 gets the job done.

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Why Is Cable Management Important?

Have you ever taken a look at a disorganized server farm, and we mean really disorganized? Really, any setting that makes ample use of computers, like your typical office or school, has to contend with the nightmare of cable management.

For your own rig, it’s on a smaller scale, but the principle remains the same. There can be no peace of mind or structure while your cables aren’t tied down.

Allowing your cables to get bunched and jumbled up is the starting point to misery down the road when you have to reorganize your PC’s hardware. You’ll end up sifting through layers upon layers of tangled wires and cables just to find the one you need.

It’s a process that wastes your time and patience on an entirely avoidable practice. Troubleshooting is easier when you can clearly see what you’re working with.

One of the greatest joys in creating your own rig, chassis and all, is the visual pleasure you gain from it. Symmetry, order, color, and more are all factors in creating the best possible gaming setup that stands as a reflection of your own persona.

By extension, the state of your cables is reflective of your rig’s overall quality. Through failure to adequately manage your cables, you’ve lowered the quality and appreciation of your own space.

Then there are the safety issues, of course. Ease of use and personal preferences aside, the more tangled and messy your cables are, the higher the risk of a fire being started.

A fire burning through your rig and potentially your entire home is the worst-case scenario, and although the chances of it happening are slim, why would you take that chance?

For your visual pleasure, comfort, and own safety, keep your cables tidy.



Does Cable Management Affect Airflow?

Oh, absolutely.

A tangled rat’s nest of cables within the confines of your PC takes up a lot of space. The more space that’s consumed by stray wires and the like, the less room there is for air to effectively travel within and without the inner workings of your machine.

As a result, airflow cannot properly circulate throughout the entirety of your PC, leading to increased temperatures, risk of burnout, and damage to your machine.

The key here is to minimize the space your wires and cables take up. The same principle that allows them to take up so much space also contributes to how well they’re able to contract into easily manageable groups.

Then, with the help of a chassis that takes cable management into account, you can safely and easily store your cables in a section of the PC that’s out of the way, allowing airflow to once again flow unimpeded.

How Can I Make My Computer Cables Neat?

Assuming you’re using a tower that has cable maintenance tools already built into the internal framework, there’s plenty you can do to manage your cables. Firstly, you can always start with a classic and grab some zip ties. They’re cheap, sturdy, and perfectly fitted for lashing fistfuls of wires into groups for convenient storage.

Using the confines of the storage space, there’s more you can do. Most towers will come provided with channels and/or rubber grommets that help guide your wires into the designated sections of the infrastructure for cable storage. This help compartmentalize and track what cables you’ve dealt with and improves ease of use.

Once there, you’ll frequently find velcro straps available within the storage spaces. These are designated materials to keep your newly clumped wires from being jostled or moved once situated in their newfound storage space.

Keeping your wires aligned, still, and securely fastened to the interior of your PC helps ensure that you won’t have to repeat this process every time you open up your PC to troubleshoot, upgrade, or otherwise adjust your wires and cables.

For further effective organization, you may want to label your wires according to what they’re connected to. Considering that your wires will be routed to a separate compartment, you’ll have to follow the line for each one to find out what they lead to. Labeling your wires helps mitigate a tedious process and accelerates the workshop time you’re putting into your rig.

If worst comes to worst, getting all of these tips pulled together may mean you have to unplug everything and start again from the top. Not the most appetizing option, but sometimes the chaos cannot be directly tamed, so you have to go the long way around.

By the end of the road, however, you’ll find a sense of accomplishment waiting for you.



Final Words

There you go; these were our selections for the top 10 PC cases for cable management in 2023.

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About Richard Gamin 195 Articles
My name's Richard and over the years, I have personally built many PCs for myself and my friends. I love gaming, programming, graphics designing and basically anything that has to do with computers and technology. If you ever need a hand with anything, feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help you out.

2 Comments

  1. Hey Richard. Thanks for narrowing down the search for a PC Case. It came down to three choices for me after viewing your specs. I was immediately attracted by the design of the Cooler Master Cosmos C700, second I chose the NZXT H710 and lastly the Musetex 903-D6.

    The elegance in presence of the Cooler Master Cosmos C700 is impeccable. The illumination built-in looks great when powering on, liquid cooling capacity and so many other cool features. I thought this was the one, but unfortunately $426+ is not what I’m looking to spend to complete this project. 

    The debate rests upon the MUSETEX 903-D6 and the NZXT H710. I have to say that they are two difficult choices I had to deal with to finally choose one, but it all comes down to the NZXT H710. This PC cover is simple yet fancy. The price of $140 bucks is accessible and it has some awesome features as well, like water-cooling option instead of fans, tempered glass (one sided), the upgraded space is perfect, and RGB customization. My only question is if the vents around the tempered glass has dust filters?

    Thanks again for your research. It definitely made my decision process a lot easier.

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