I am going to argue that "cases" are off topic. I am basing this argument on the accepted answer to What is Hardware?.
In that post, it appears the community has defined hardware to be:
Hardware is any primarily electronic item that can perform more than one task, designed to interface with, connect to, or be, a primary computing platform in day-to-day operation.
Emphasis is mine.
A case, for a PC, is not electronic. It's a box used to contain all of the electronic parts of the machine.
Additionally, a "case" in this instance is arguably different from an external hard drive enclosure. In the latter, a hard drive sits in an enclosure which then has to interface via "something" (usually USB) to the computer itself. It fits the second portion of the above definition: "designed to interface with..."
The second (and just slightly more upvoted answer) to What is Hardware? argues that cases (and other peripherals) should be on topic. I disagree with this and mentioned as such in the comments to that answer. By allowing these "fuzzy" items, we make our scope very unclear.
I think that is shown, already, in the comments to Adam's answer on this question.
[...]And since I've always thought of things like phone cases as off-topic, I wasn't considering them here.
By accepting one type of common case (computer case) and not others (phone cases) we have made our scope unclear. Now we have to spend time when a case question comes up deciding if it's on topic or not. Then, we have to justify why one particular question is on topic and another is not.
What is the difference between a phone and PC case? Both protect the fragile internals of the main device. Both are technically not needed. Both can be replaced. The biggest difference that I see, is that a phone case is often sold as an "accessory".