PC cases are a vital component of any gaming rig. With the release of new graphics cards, it’s important to make sure your case is up to date with the latest technology. It’s also important to stay away from cheap knock-offs that often have poor cooling performance and compatibility issues.
The ugliest pc cases are the worst PC Cases of 2017. They are ugly because they have no shape, look like a block of metal, or just plain ugly.
Good day, everyone!!!! So another year has passed, and in comparison to the previous year, we have seen numerous revolutions in PC Components, some of which have proven to be very useful, while others have completely failed. In this subject, we’ll go through in depth those instances that failed in every manner, thus our title refers to the “Worst PC Cases of 2017.”
Before we go any further, we must admit that today’s case makers are more concerned with case aesthetics than with well-balanced performance. Rather than some excellent cases with packed performance and features, we’ve seen devices with the “trend” RGB & TG Panel. One thing is certain: the manufacturers are more concerned with the RGB and TG Panel carp than with the details that are essential in a case, such as good airflow with proper dust protection, storage compartments, all-around support for radiators so that users can fit a radiator according to their needs, and many other things.
So, let’s see which instances were the most difficult to discharge in the previous year. And here’s where the countdown starts:
This is the most epic fail of 2017 in the complete tower category, with a high price tag of 299$ for a case that isn’t even close to being usable under any conditions. The first irritant is the large branding on the PSU shroud, which no PC enthusiast in the world likes since the case’s target consumers are PC enthusiasts, and the case is launched with some fairly bad decisions.
The casing is finished in aluminum and has no polished edges. There is a presence of Red Molex connection in the sophisticated age of technology, and the fans also utilize basic connector pins. The PSU shroud’s logo is lit by an LED Strip that can’t even completely illuminate it. The dust cover at the bottom is very difficult to reach since cleaning it necessitates raising the case and then removing it.
Analog Controls for managing the Fans and lightning within the casing are among the IO that exacerbates the issue. Only the presence of four USB 3 ports is an advantage of the IO, since there is no type C port in these so-called luxury cases. To make matters worse, the front portion of the case is completely obstructed by an aluminum plate that covers the entire front portion and the presence of a dust filter immediately after it, which makes no sense because there is no room for air to pass through the front panel except for the small ventilation that is present behind that filter along the sides of the case. With such a large casing, there is very little modularity. The HDD bays, too, aren’t removable.
The top fan brackets feature difficult-to-reach thumb screws that must be removed from the interior of the cage, and they must also be aligned against three pegs in an angle position before the radiator bracket can be reinstalled, making it hard to use. Furthermore, the radiator mounts prevent a 280mm radiator from being installed in the center, therefore it must be installed at the corners.
Because the Zalman X7 is such a large case, it has virtually no cable management choices. There aren’t even any cable tie points, making wire management a headache if you want to utilize a dual system in it. Last but not least, despite costing almost $300, the case comes with no helpful extras.
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EVGA DG-77 is another case from a well-known brand that fails in both performance and appearance. This instance costs approximately 160$ for the black version and 170$ for the white version, but the white version is one step ahead of the black in terms of failure, with one situation in particular that makes no sense, which we shall explore later. The presence of superfluous tempered glass on three of the case’s sides is the first thing to notice, particularly in the white version; the worst part is that the front and right sides are not transparent, but are completely solid white.
The cables and fans are black, which detracts from the attractiveness of the color combination rather than enhancing it. Due to the panel’s construction, which entirely blocks off any ventilation save for the design of the channel on the right side, airflow in the front panel is practically non-existent. A thick dust filter is also included behind the panel, further obviating the need for ventilation.
The top panel design seems to be low-cost, and it is not protected by a dust filter. Removing the top panel exposes a fan bracket that, because to the limited clearance, cannot be utilized to install a radiator. The IO panel is conventional, with a dedicated “K” boost button that acts as a one-click overclocker; however, this function is only available with EVGA products. In contrast to the EVGA case, the PSU dust filter is much too inexpensive. Also, cable management is a major issue, with just a few choices for cable routing.
With twin 3.5′′ drive bays and two 2.5′′ drive bays, storage choices are limited. The problem with the white version is that the thick solid white front panel conceals an LED that is present behind it, while the black version has a clear front panel and the lighting looks wonderful on it. As a result, this instance is not representative of its pricing. EVGA has to work on this and keep in mind that serious gamers never choose looks above performance.
Alpha 550 & 330 Lian Li
The official page of Alpha 550 may be found here.
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The Lian Li case is distinctive, however, like with many other PC cases, it prioritized aesthetics above performance, resulting in a performance failure. The 550 costs 179 dollars, while the 330 costs 109 dollars. The construction quality and inside of both cases are identical, with the exception of the 550’s additional paneling, which allows for top radiator mounting as well as three RGB fans in the front.
Although the case offers great storage, a roomy interior, and better cable management, the presence of tempered glass, as is customary, chokes the intake air, making it very hot. Furthermore, there is no extra unmounting option on the tempered glass panel, making it more difficult to deal with. Except for the RGB fans, all of the fans in both cases are inexpensive, but those RGB fans are linked through a control hub, and there is no method to adjust the RGB illuminations via the motherboard or software. The fans’ most uncomfortable feature is that they utilize a rudimentary Molex connection.
The RGB lighting is controlled by a remote that is included as an accessory, and it provides mediocre illumination everywhere. The ambient strip located underneath the IO can’t be turned on or off; it’s either on or off. On the bottom, there is no magnetic dust cover, but the dust cover here is adjusted to the case feet. Because the vertical GPU brackets are too near to the glass panel, your GPU will have less breathing space.
H500P Cooler Master
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The H500P from Cooler Master is the most touted case of the year, yet the product fails in every way. Cooler Master is a well-known brand, but they chose to follow the terrible Temper Glass and RGB trends, putting performance, which was always their main focus, on the back burner. The H500P is intended to be a new HAF series case, which means that the Heavy Air Flow is its main focus, however it fails miserably in that area.
Although there are two massive 200mm fans in the front for intake, they will not be able to function as expected due to the existence of an acrylic panel that prevents adequate air intake. Only via the side of the acrylic panel is there any front-facing airflow. The fans of the Corsair 570x are located behind the front body, allowing for plenty of airflow; meanwhile, the Coolermaster H500p has fans that are located on the front frame itself, occupying half of the vents when the acrylic panel is closed.
Coolermaster is renowned for its high-quality products, which this case obviously lacks. I previously had a HAF 922, which has provided me with reliable service for almost six years. However, both the top and front panels of the H500P are constructed of cheap plastic, which produces poor sound and is easily scratched. With a lever mount that also swivels, the temper glass side panel is pushed against the side. When it comes to the inside, the PSU shroud may be moved back for more clearance, but this means giving up an SSD storage section.
The fans are RGB lit by the motherboard alone, thus if your motherboard doesn’t have an RGB option, you won’t get any illumination. This case is the home of Cooler Master’s greatest failure, and no one anticipated it from Cooler Master.
The 25th Anniversary Edition of Cosmos II
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This case is launched as a 25th Anniversary of Cooler Master’s presence in the market, and it is yet another failure from Cooler Master in terms of aesthetics (one again). This case was not as polished as we had anticipated, and so it’s simply an exterior alteration of additional temper glass on a 2012 case, which makes little sense as an anniversary edition.
Furthermore, the motherboard tray has been changed into an aluminum plate, which is not very durable. We have reservations regarding this case’s performance since the inclusion of a temper glass panel will make ventilation difficult within the case. Last but not least, the HDD bays are identical to those of the previous Cosmos II from 2012, which is incongruent.
The case manufacturers are stuck in a fever of RGB and TG crap, resulting in the production of unplanned PC chassis; however, there are some exceptions, such as the Thermaltake View 71, the Fractal Design Define R6, or the Mesify 6, in which manufacturers planned how to use both the trend and the balance of performance without compromising the balance of performance and a good design. The year has come to an end, and a new year has begun, which may or may not present us with a plethora of promising goods, or it may suffer a setback and fail horribly. Let us raise our hopes in a more positive manner.
The pc case youtube is a video by Youtube user, Mr. Beast, who reviews the worst PC cases of 2017.
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