The 2018 Australian PC Awards - The Winners

Best PC case

Winner: Thermaltake View 71 Tempered Glass Chassis

The 5mm thick tempered glass panels on the sides, top and front of the View 71 make for a heavy case, but gaps in the housing and space for multiple fans and radiators allow for excellent cooling.


Cooler Master MasterCase H500P

RGB lighting, a clear side panel, an optional vertical GPU mount and space for up to 360mm radiators on the top and front make the MasterCase H500P elegant and practical. 

Corsair 570X RGB

This imposing ATX case features tempered glass on the front and both sides and can accommodate the largest AIO radiators. 

Cooler Master C700P

The next generation of the flagship Cosmos II case, the C700P features RGB lighting, a modular design, curved tempered glass side panels, aluminium handles and room for nine fans. 

Corsair 460X RGB

Featuring tempered glass at the front and side, this compact case is elegant and impressive. 

Fractal Design Meshify C

Designed with cooling in mind, the Meshify C features a diamond faceted mesh front panel to maximise airflow as well as seven fan mounts and space for multi-radiator liquid cooling. 

In Win 101C

In Win’s 101C case has styling that will appeal to many with its simplicity, with a splash of RGB on the front panel.

Thermaltake Core P90 Tempered Glass Chassis

This open-frame chassis has three compartments for GPU, PSU and cooling and can be placed in three different ways – wall-mounted, horizontal and vertical standing.

Best router

Winner: Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300

AC5300 Tri-band Wi-Fi Gaming router for VR and 4K streaming, with quad core, gaming port, WTFast, Adaptive QoS, and AiProtection network security. 


D-Link Cobra DSL-5300

Not only is this a tri-band 802.11ac AC5300 Wi-Fi router, it's also got a NBN approved VDSL modem built-in for all the FTTN premises out there. 

Netgear Nighthawk X10

Packed with a powerful CPU, this router is more than just a simple device to give you Internet access, it can also be a Plex Media Server and supports 802.11ad. 

Asus BRT-AC828 AC2600 Dual-WAN

Designed for office use, the BRT-AC828 can act as an extremely fast file server with an M.2 SSD slot and offers a customisable self-serve guest Wi-Fi portal. 

Synology RT2600ac

Synology’s experience with its outstanding NAS interface comes to its second router, offering ease of use combined with powerful and expandable features. Wi-Fi performance is well above average. 

TP Link Archer C2300 AC2300 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Enjoy up to 2300 Mbps AC Wi-Fi Speed with dual band 2.4 GHz (600 Mbps) + 5 GHz (1625 Mbps) powered by a 1.8 GHz dual-core 64-bit CPU with 2 co-processors. 

TP Link Deco M5

This mesh system brings seamless wireless connectivity throughout every room in your home, and includes TP-Link HomeCare which gives Deco comprehensive security in a whole-home Wi-Fi system.