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Best full-tower case in 2022

The best full-tower cases can fit everything and the kitchen sink
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The best full-tower PC case makes a statement. If you want subtle, then a full tower chassis is probably not what you’re after. If you’re going the full-tower route, then it’s because you want room for everything—from the largest possible GPUs to a full array of SSDs and hard drives that would put most NAS boxes to shame. You’ll want plenty of space for the most elaborate of cooling too.

I’m talking about the kind of cooling configurations that just wouldn’t be feasible in smaller systems. This is custom water cooling loop territory, with multiple radiators and a frankly ludicrous number of fans.

When choosing a suitable full-tower case, a lot of it will come down to personal taste. Just consider everything you need in a good PC case, like ensuring you’ve got enough clearance for the best graphics card and decent airflow. However, you should note that these large cases also come with hefty price tags. So, if cost is a concern or you’re trying to make the best budget PC, consider one of the best mid-tower cases to make your wallet happy. 

We’ve listed here our favorite full-towers we’ve tested and wholeheartedly recommend for your future PC build. Alternatively, if you want to look at the other end of the scale, we also have a guide to the best mini-ITX cases for those small form-factor builds. And, if all this custom build stuff scares the living hell out of you, check out our guide to the best gaming PCs and score yourself a nice prebuilt PC. 

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1. Corsair 1000D

The biggest and baddest of them all

Specifications

Form Factor: Super tower

Motherboard Support: ATX, Extended ATX, Mini-ITX, SSI EEB, microATX

Dimensions: 27. 4 x 12.1 x 27.3-inches

Weight: 29.5kg

Radiator Support: 120mm; 140mm; 240mm; 280mm; 360mm; 420mm; 480mm

I/O Ports: 1x Audio/Mic, 4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 3.1 Type-C

Drive Bays: 6x 2.5-inch, 5x 3.5-inch

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Reasons to buy

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Supports just about any crazy build

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Can house an E-ATX and Mini-ITX build at the same time

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Supports dual 480mm front radiators

Reasons to avoid

Space eater

There are big cases; then, there are big cases. Actually, to describe this case simply as ‘big’ would still be an understatement. The Corsair 1000D is larger than what many would define as a full-tower. It’s so enormous that Corsair calls it a super tower. It’s truly a behemoth of a PC case, ready to house the biggest and baddest systems. Standing tall at a staggering 27. 3-inches, this super tower features enough space to house 18 fans and up to four massive radiators simultaneously.

In addition to the insane cooling support, the 1000D features a unique triple-chamber design with convenient French-door-styled storage compartments and telescoping radiator trays for easy installation. It’s a case that is so massive; it can house both an entire E-ATX build and a mini-ITX build at the same time.

Because it is 2022, of course, there is also an RGB-lit front panel I/O with built-in smart lighting and fan control courtesy of Corsair’s Commander Pro controller. The Obsidian 900D has long been a top choice for massive, over-the-top builds, and it only fits that the 1000D would come along to knock it off its throne.

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2. Cooler Master Cosmos C700M

The best full-tower case for flashy builds

Specifications

Form Factor: Full-tower

Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX

Dimensions: 650 x 306 x 651mm

Weight: 23. 8 kg

Radiator Support: 120mm; 140mm; 240mm; 280mm; 360mm; 420mm

I/O Ports: 1x Audio/Mic, 1x Mic, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 4x USB 3.0

Drive Bays: 4x 2.5-inch 2, 4 (+1) x 3.5-inch

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Reasons to buy

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Highly customizable layout

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Included GPU riser cable

Reasons to avoid

Riser cable is last-gen PCIe version

The original Cooler Master Cosmos chassis is a classic of PC case design, and has seen many revisions over the years. The latest, the Cosmos C700M is the pinnacle of that design, taking over from the C700P, a chassis which held firm as one of our favorite full-tower cases for years.

Bigger even than the C700P, the C700M is one of Cooler Master’s largest enclosures and comes with an equally hefty price tag. The premium case maintains the same handlebar design as the calssic Cosmos design, but adds a few modern touches that make it one of the most beautiful cases we’ve seen.  

It’s also dialled back the heavy tint on the side panel to more readily reveal the shiny components you’ve paid good money to house inside it.

We were already impressed with the tasteful RGB lighting from its predecessor but the C700M really kicks it up a notch. The lightning now features individually addressable RGB strips that form a continuous line from the back of the top panel all the way through the bottom of the case. Metallic contacts allow you to easily remove the front panel without having to worry about wires. A fresh matte design on the case’s signature handlebars allow the understated lighting to really accent its curves.

The exceptional build quality and premium materials definitely go a long way towards justifying the price.

The company’s signature logo is noticeably absent from the case. Instead, all that remains is a familiar hexagonal shape used as a power button. We’ve already seen this shift with some of Cooler Master’s other cases and liquid coolers, but the C700M really seals the deal with its sleek lines and artfully crafted top ventilation.

One of the favorite things we experienced while building in the case is the fact that we were able to remove the motherboard tray and assemble a majority of our system outside of the case. Built in cable routing, cable management clips and a modular cable cover system also makes it easy to create a very clean system.

The ability to switch between a conventional layout and an inverted one is not uncommon for a high end full tower. What really sets the C700P and C700M apart from the competition is the ability to rotate the motherboard 90 degrees into what Cooler Master calls its chimney layout. This type of layout allows hot air to follow its natural trajectory and efficiently exhaust from the top of the case.

Our only complaint about these alternative motherboard configurations is the fact that it becomes quite a hassle to access the rear I/O. Depending on your desk size, you might even need extension cables for your peripherals. Regardless, the modularity and freedom to customize the C700M is totally in line with Cooler Master’s «Make It Yours» philosophy that enthusiasts have come to love.

That and you’ll have to buy one of Cooler Master’s PCIe 4.0 riser cables as the bundled one is last-gen.

Despite the price, the exceptional build quality and premium materials definitely go a long way towards justifying the price. If money isn’t an issue and you aren’t interested in the behemoth that is Corsair’s 1000D, Cooler Master’s C700M is the ultimate high-end full tower.

Read our full Cooler Master Cosmos C700M review .

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3. be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900

The best high-end full-tower

Specifications

Form Factor: Full-tower

Motherboard Support: E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, M-ATX, Mini-ITX

Dimensions: 577 x 243 x 586mm

Weight: 14.4kg

Radiator Support: 120mm; 140mm; 240mm; 280mm; 360mm; 420mm

I/O Ports: 1x Audio/Mic, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C, Qi Wireless Charger

Drive Bays: 10x 2.5-inch, 5x 3.5-inch

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Reasons to buy

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Highly modular

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Wireless Qi charger

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Extensive cooling support

Reasons to avoid

Modular = fiddly

Initially known for its silent power supplies and fans, be quiet! entered the case market with a big splash and has done well in a short period since its first case launch in 2014. One of the company’s later cases, the Dark Base Pro 900, remains one of our highly recommended full-towers thanks to its sleek design and enthusiast-friendly interior.

The case is one of the most modular cases we’ve ever seen. You won’t find too many rivets in this one. Instead, just about every single panel can be removed, making this case a modder’s dream. There’s also a lot of customization available with options for an inverted motherboard layout and even some nifty features like wireless Qi charging and preinstalled LED lighting.

Though for some that might also be its biggest drawback, because that modularity can become rather fiddly if you really start pulling it apart.

The Dark Base Pro 900 is large enough to support the biggest motherboards and radiators up to 420mm in size. It’s a huge full-tower that can support just about any custom cooling you can dream up. It also looks very sleek with a few color options to spice things up. Priced around $200, the Dark Base Pro is a relatively affordable case in this category but comes with all the bells and whistles to make it worth it.

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4. Thermaltake View 71

The best full-tower for tempered glass lovers

Specifications

Form Factor: Full-tower

Motherboard Support: Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, 12” x 13”(E-ATX)

Dimensions: 592 x 274 x 577mm

Weight: 18.9kg

Radiator Support: 120mm; 140mm; 240mm; 360mm; 420mm

I/O Ports: 1x Audio/Mic, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0

Drive Bays: 6x 2.5-inch, 3x 3.5-inch

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Reasons to buy

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Tons of tempered glass

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Includes three RGB LED fans

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Highly modular case

Reasons to avoid

Airflow somewhat stunted by glass front

No bundled riser cable

With RGB now firmly entrenched in the PC building psyche, tempered glass cases are clearly more than a passing fad. Thermaltake’s View 71 boasts four tempered glass panels to show off your LED-soaked skills, and it comes with three RGB LED fans pre-installed as well.

The View 71 RGB, then, is the perfect full-tower for case lighting enthusiasts. The tempered tinted glass does a great job making internal lighting stand out. And unlike some of the other tempered glass cases we’ve used, the View 71 comes with swinging doors, so you don’t have to remove the entire glass panel every time you want to make a change. 

The case also includes a vertical GPU mount and extensive liquid cooling support for all-in-one and custom loops, although you’ll have to buy the riser cable separately if you want to take advantage of that vertical mounting. 

If you want a big case with E-ATX support, and the RGB lighting game to showcase your components inside, Thermaltake’s View 71 is a great option.

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5. Phanteks Enthoo Pro

The best budget full-tower

Specifications

Form Factor: Full-tower

Motherboard Support: ATX, EATX, mATX, SSI EEB

Dimensions: 235 x 535 x 550mm

Weight: 13. 8kg

Radiator Support: 120mm; 140mm; 240mm; 280mm; 360mm; 420mm

I/O Ports: 1x Audio/Mic, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0

Drive Bays: 7x 2.5-inch, 6x 3.5-inch

Today’s Best Deals

Reasons to buy

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Great cable management

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Supports several liquid cooling options

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Affordable large tower

Reasons to avoid

Outdated aesthetic

When it comes to PC cases, Phanteks is one of the most underrated brands around. The company is slightly newer to the scene, but has done a fantastic job making things easier for first-time builders and enthusiasts alike. The Enthoo Pro is one of our favorite full-sized towers.

Phanteks was one of the first manufacturers to include pre-installed cable management ties. This little feature makes a world of difference when it comes to the tedious task of keeping your cables in check. The case also offers a ton of flexibility, which makes it great for all sorts of large builds.

Out of the box, the case comes with a 200mm fan in the front panel and a 140mm fan in the rear. This is enough to provide quite a bit of airflow in the case, but the top panel lets you take things even further with support for a radiator up to 420mm in size. Priced at just under $90, the Phanteks Enthoo Pro is a fantastic value and beefy enough to support a wide variety of full-sized builds.

Best full-tower case FAQ

What should I look for in a full-tower case?

Aside from looking good on your desk, there are a number of key features you should consider before picking up a full-tower case. First off and most important is airflow and cooling. You need to make sure there’s enough space to install fans or liquid cooling radiators. An overheating PC could have devastating effects on performance. 

You need to see if your future full-tower case has room for your video card. Not all GPUs are created in the same size so knowing the length of your GPU ahead of time can save you a headache. 

Some full-tower cases have special sections to routing and hiding cables which is a big help if your cable management skills aren’t the best. 

Are full-tower cases worth it?

The average full-tower PC case will generally be more expensive than their mid-sized, or mini-ITX brethren, so you have to consider whether you really want that scale before you make that purchase. They’re big chassis designed for extreme cooling and extreme components, but they have a footprint and price tag to match.

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Best Mini ITX Cases 2023

By Brian Barnett, Danielle Abraham

Updated: Jan 3, 2023 7:31 pm

Posted: Dec 16, 2022 1:05 pm

Computers are the most versatile devices on the planet, and they also take up quite a bit of real estate wherever they are; whether at our gaming desks, next to our gaming TVs, or elsewhere. While what we need from our computers may vary wildly, the vast majority of PC builds have tons of excess, empty space that isn’t being utilized. So why not get rid of it?

A thoughtful build can bring the most powerful gaming PC components to bear with Mini ITX cases, meaning you’ll get an incredibly potent computer that takes up roughly the same space as a video game console. With the right processers and graphics cards, and the small size of the most advanced storage and cooling options nowadays, you can build a tiny titan of a machine, and we’ll show you the cases you need to make it happen — and click here to see them in the UK.

TL;DR – These are the Best Mini ITX Cases:

  • Cooler Master NR200
  • Thermaltake Core V1
  • Fractal Design Ridge
  • SSUPD Meshroom S
  • Lian Li PC-O11D Mini
  • Lian Li TU150
  • Lian Li Q58
  • Razer Tomahawk
  • Phanteks Eclipse P200A
  • BitFenix Prodigy M2 2022

Cooler Master NR200

Best Mini-ITX Case

Cooler Master NR200

Motherboard Size: ITX, DTX | CPU Cooler Clearance: 155mm | GPU Clearance: 330mm | Fan Mounts: 2 x 120mm (top), 2 x 120mm (bottom), 2 x 120/140mm (side), 1 x 92mm (rear) | PSU Clearance: 130mm SFX | Front I/O: 2 x USB 3. 2 Gen 1, 3.5mm Headset, Power Button | Size: 14.17″ x 7.28″ x 10.78″ | Weight: 10.1 pounds

One of the biggest concerns people have when building Mini-ITX PCs is being able to accommodate the most powerful hardware, which tends to run a bit big. You don’t need to worry with the Cooler Master NR200. It may be only 18.25 liters in volume, it has enough room for a 330mm-long graphics card, which is even longer than the powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE.

It also has racks for two 2.5-inch drives and a 3.5-inch drive, and there is space for an NVMe SSD, which should be your game (and high-intensity program) drive. Make sure everything stays cool with an CPU cooler or 240mm liquid CPU cooler, and you’ll be good to go.

Thermaltake Core V1

Best Budget Mini ITX Case

Thermaltake Core V1

Motherboard Size: ITX | CPU Cooler Clearance: 140mm | GPU Clearance: 255-285mm | Fan Mounts: 1 x 120/140/200mm front; 2 x 80mm rear | PSU Clearance: 200mm | Front I/O: 2 x USB 3. 0, Headphone, Microphone, Power Button, Reset Button | Size: 10.90″ x 10.20″ x 12.40″ | Weight: 8.8 pounds

If you are looking to save both space AND cash, this Thermaltake case is the way to go. It has a unique aesthetic and sports transparent panels. It has room for graphics cards up to 285mm, CPU coolers up to 140mm, and room for a standard ATX power supply (which are incredibly affordable).

The front of the case has mounts for a 200mm fan and the back has room for two 80mm fans, meaning you’ll have direct airflow through the case, and the top and sides are removable, meaning your build (and any subsequent adjustments) will be easier. The motherboard on this case lays horizontally, meaning your graphics cards and other components will be vertically aligned.

Fractal Design Ridge

Best Console-Style Mini ITX Case

Fractal Design Ridge

Motherboard Size: Mini-ITX, Mini-DTX (1 140mm fan removed) | CPU Cooler Clearance: 70mm | GPU Clearance: 325mm, 335mm(without SSD) | Fan Mounts: 2 x 140/120mm, 3x 80mm | PSU Clearance: SFX, SFX-L | Front I/O: 1x USB 3. 1 Gen 2 Type-C, 2x USB 3.0, 1x Combo jack, Power | Size: 14.5″ x 14″ x 3.7″ | Weight: 9.48 pounds

The Fractal Design Ridge channels the classic rectangular, sleek look of the Xbox and PlayStation, helping your PC fit right at home next to your TV. This compact case is slightly cramped, as is to be expected, but ready to house up to four 2.5-inch SSDs or hard drives and a graphics card up to 325mm. You’ll only be able to fit an SFX or SFX-L power supply into this narrow case, though those small dimensions make it easier to grab and go places.

When it comes to cooling, the Fractal Design Ridge is ready to keep most build’s temperatures in check, but you may want something a little roomier if you’ve got a top-tier processor or graphics. The case’s sides offer perforations for airflow, and a ventilated fabric front gives it the look of a speaker, especially when you go for the vertical over horizontal orientation. Inside, you get limited fan options with two Aspect 140 mm PWM included, while there’s a relatively short CPU cooler clearance of 70mm.

SSUPD Meshroom S

Best Compact Mini ITX Case

SSUPD Meshroom S

Motherboard Size: Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, ATX | CPU Cooler Clearance: 73mm | GPU Clearance: 336mm | Fan Mounts: 2 x 120/140mm front; 1 x 120mm top | PSU Clearance: 170mm | Front I/O: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C | Size: 9.72″ x 6.57″ x 14.25″ | Weight: 8.1 pounds

SSUPD takes “mini” to another level with its Meshroom S case thanks to its tiny form factor. Given the case’s small footprint, you’re probably worried about heat dissipation, but every panel is mesh for optimal airflow and easily removable to add extra cooling. There’s even space for a 280mm radiator or two 240mm radiators, and you also get support for up to 73mm air coolers and space for some fans.

Meshroom S is ready to house all your other components, as it can fit a full-sized graphics card and a variety of motherboard types. It also has room for a standard ATX power supply, meaning you won’t need to fork over extra cash for a pricey SFX one. The only flaws with this case are its slightly high price and lack of cable management support, but if those aren’t deal breakers, it’s the best compact option.

Lian Li PC-O11D Mini

Best Big Mini ITX Case

Lian Li PC-O11D Mini

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Motherboard Size: ATX, mATX, ITX | CPU Cooler Clearance: 172mm | GPU Clearance: 395mm | Fan Mounts: 3 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm top; 3 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm bottom; 2 x 120/140mm side; 1 x 120mm rear | PSU Clearance: SFX, SFX-L | Front I/O: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C 3.1, 1 x TRRS Audio, Power Button | Size: 14.96″ x 10.61″ x 16.54″ | Weight: 13.22 pounds

If you want a midway point between a standard case and a super small Mini ITX case, this is the one. It still requires a SFX or SFX-L power supply, which are more expensive than traditional power supplies. The good news is the PSU is mounted in its own, separate section, leaving you plenty of room for your other components.

This also means you don’t have to worry about your graphics card size, or the size of your other components. In fact, this case will hold mATX and ATX motherboards, not just ITX, giving you lots more freedom with your build. There is room for four hard drives, two of which are 3.5-inch removable racks.

Lian Li TU150

Best Portable Mini ITX Case

Lian Li TU150

Motherboard Size: ITX | CPU Cooler Clearance: 165mm | GPU Clearance: 320mm | Fan Mounts: 1 x 120mm front; 1 x 120mm rear; 2 x 120mm bottom | PSU Clearance: 180mm | Front I/O: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C 3.1, Headphone, Microphone, Power Button, Reset Button | Size: 14. 76″ x 8″ x 12.28″ | Weight: 7.8 pounds

With enough space for a triple-slot graphics card, four fans, an SFX power supply, and great cable routing areas behind the motherboard tray and in the roof of the case, this Lian Li case still has lots of room.

It also has a retractable carrying handle, to make moving it even easier. It clinchs the spot as the most portable case on our list, even if it is a bit larger than some of the other cases we’ve highlighted.

Lian Li Q58

Best High-End Mini ITX Case

Lian Li Q58

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Motherboard Size: Mini-ITX | CPU Cooler Clearance: 67mm | GPU Clearance: 320mm | Fan Mounts: 2 x 120mm or 140mm top; 1 x 120mm bottom | PSU Clearance: SFX, SFX-L, ATX | Front I/O: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1 x HD Audio, Power Button | Size: 13.5″ x 6. 7″ x 9.8″ | Weight: 8.8 pounds

Lian Li makes some killer cases, big and small. One of our favorite mini-ITX options the company offers is the Q58. Though it might be one of our pricier picks, we think it’s worth the little splurge. You get an insanely versatile case with a top-notch build quality mixing steel, aluminum, and tempered glass. It’s also easy to build in thanks to a roomy design and swappable hinged panels. And, the model we’ve chosen comes with a PCIe 4 riser cable, so you can slide in the latest RTX 3000 or RX 6000 graphics card.

If you’re worried about the thermals in the Lian Li Q58, don’t be. It’s tuned for maximum cooling with mesh panels as well as a mesh GPU intake. In total, you get support for up to three fans to ensure all your tightly packed components keep cool. Plus, you can even squeeze in a surprisingly large 280mm radiator on top of the chassis.

Razer Tomahawk

Best RGB Mini-ITX PC Case

Razer Tomahawk

Motherboard Size: ITX, DTX | CPU Cooler Clearance: 165mm | GPU Clearance: 320mm | Fan Mounts: 2 x 120mm (top), 1 x 120mm (front), 1 x 120mm (rear) | PSU Clearance: SFX, SFX-L | Front I/O: 1 x USB 3. 2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 3.5mm Headset Combo Port, 1 x 3.5mm Mic, Power Button, Reset Button | Size: 12.66″ x 8.12″ x 14.46″ | Weight: 12.8 pounds

While this stylish case only supports up to 320mm graphics cards, it does support those that need three expansion slots. It has room for lots of different CPU coolers, and even 240mm radiators for liquid cooling, as well as three 2.5-inch drives.

The front panel gives access to a wide variety of ports, and Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting effects on the bottom of the case, giving it a stylish underglow.

Phanteks Eclipse P200A

Best Mini-ITX Tower Case

Phanteks Eclipse P200A

  • See it on Newegg

Motherboard Size: ITX, DTX | CPU Cooler Clearance: 165mm | GPU Clearance: 355mm, 3-slot | Fan Mounts: 2 x 120/140mm front; 2 x 120mm side; 2 x 120mm bottom; 1 x 120mm rear | PSU Clearance: 205mm (180mm recommended) | Front I/O: 2 x USB 3. 0, 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, Headphone/Microphone, Power Button, LED Mode Button, LED Color Button | Size: 8.1″ x 14.4″ x 15.7″ | Weight: 12 pounds

The Phanteks Eclipse P200A enables ITX builds that are closer to standard, which is why this one looks so much like a traditional PC tower. Because it is a bit larger than other mini ITX cases, you can use more standard components. Bring your ATX power supply, and use up to 3-slot graphics cards that are up to 355mm long.

For cooling, there is 165mm of clearance for CPU coolers, and you can fit multiple 240mm radiators (if you love water cooling as much as we do). That expands to a 280mm cooler if you use the front slot. All those fan mounts (and integrated front dust filters) means you’ll have plenty of clean air flow to keep this rig cool. The front panel I/O also allows you to control the lighting of the two included 120mm D-RGB PWM fans.

BitFenix Prodigy M2 2022

Best Mini ITX Cube Case

BitFenix Prodigy M2 2022

Motherboard Size: mATX, ITX | CPU Cooler Clearance: 190mm | GPU Clearance: 339mm | Fan Mounts: 1 x 120mm front; 2 x 120/140mm top; 1 x 120mm rear, 1 x 120mm bottom | PSU Clearance: 220mm | Front I/O: 1 x USB-C 3. 1 Gen 2, 2 x USB 3.0, Headphone, Microphone, Power Button, Reset Button | Size: 9.8″ x 15.9″ x 14.1″ | Weight: 13.4 pounds

This cube-like case allows you to be a bit more flexible with part selection. By enabling ITX and even Micro ATX builds, you can choose from a greater array of standard components, including graphics cards, coolers, and power supplies. This should all help make building your modern gaming rig significantly less expensive too.

In addition to ventilation throughout the case’s side panels, there are fan slots in the front, top, and back. Use 120mm fans in any of these locations, or up to 140mm on the top, where you can also opt for a 240mm radiator.

Where to Get the Best ITX Case in the UK

Cooler Master NR200 SFF Small Form Factor Mini-ITX Case

What to Know Before Building a Mini ITX Case

Mini ITX cases are beloved because they allow you to build a much smaller gaming PC. Since lots of the bigger cases have so much empty space (which enables for build variety), this is a much more ‘optimal’ way to build.

Unfortunately, this also means that building a Mini ITX PC is more challenging, requiring you to account for the size of each component. Even simple upgrades can be complicated by the restricted space, so always keep this in mind before you jump in or make another purchase.

Pre-plan your PC build before you start buying parts to avoid running into issues. As carpenters say; “measure twice, cut once.” Measure the GPU and main compartment twice to ensure you can actually fit your desired CPU cooler or graphics card inside the case.

Considering how small these PC cases can be, you should also get a handle on cable management. When you’re working with so little space, the less clutter you have means you can more freely work your other components in and ultimately ensure good airflow when the system is up and running.

When you have everything you need and are ready to build, do a dress rehearsal. Put everything in its place BEFORE fastening it down. You don’t want to finish the 10th step only to realize a mistake makes Step 11 impossible.

Look at Mini ITX builds as puzzles and you should find the same sense of satisfaction we do when finishing your PC.

Brian Barnett writes reviews, wiki guides, deals posts, features, and more for IGN. You can get your fix of his antics on Twitter (@Ribnax) or check out his show on Twitch (The Platformers).

Danielle Abraham is a freelance writer and unpaid music historian.

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Best iPhone 13 Gaming Cases of 2022

With the release of the latest iPhones, mobile gamers are craving more gaming accessories to use with their new iPhones. These accessories are designed to enhance the gaming experience of the players. With this in mind, here is my list of the best gaming covers for iPhone 13.

  1. OTTERBOX
  2. Razer Arctech
  3. SPECK
  4. CLCKR
  5. COOLMON

1.

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If you’ve been playing games for hours on your iPhone 13, you know there’s a real possibility that your phone will overheat. This Otterbox game case is designed specifically for such scenarios.

The case has a sleek design that matches the ergonomics of the iPhone 13. This provides a secure grip and ensures that your phone’s buttons work properly without any extra effort.

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In addition, the case features the patented CoolVergence technology. This makes the body material ideal for heat dissipation. Hence, you won’t experience frame drag when playing your favorite fighting games on iPhone.

The exterior of the play case is also anti-microbial. Therefore, the case is resistant to bacteria present on various surfaces, as well as to sweat that is released during long hours of gaming. However, to use the case, you will have to spend big! nine0003

Pros

  • CoolVergence technology for heat dissipation
  • Antimicrobial
  • Sleek design

Buy: $37.68 at Amazon | $54.95 at OTTERBOX

2. Razer Arctech is the best designer gaming case.

Razer is well versed in making products designed for gaming, whether they’re for consoles or mobile phones. And Razer’s Arctech is the perfect case for the tech-savvy mobile gamer. nine0003

In addition to the sleek look we all associate with Razer products, Arctech has a strong edge over its competitors. The perforated case design provides better ventilation during long hours of gaming.

The case also has side buttons that provide a pleasant tactile feedback without feeling soft. The corners are reinforced with a polymer blend that further enhances fall protection.

With wireless charging and 5G phones the future, this case is also designed for the future. It has been designed with both aspects in mind and you won’t have any trouble charging or operating your phone in these scenarios. nine0003

However, there is no projection to protect the screen when placed face down.

Plus

  • Excellent design
  • Perforated back for ventilation
  • is ideal for 5G and wireless charging

minuses

  • Lack of protrusion for additional protection of the screen

Buy: 29.99 US dollars on AMazon | $44.99 on Razer

3.Speck Presidio2 Grip is the best protective gaming case for iPhone 13.

If you spend hours playing the latest shooting games but suffer from the horror, I think the Speck Presidio2 Grip could be your best investment.

Presidio2 Grip is made with protection in mind. Their patented Armor Cloud technology ensures that your phone is relatively safe even when dropped from 4 meters!

In addition, there are ridges on the back of the case, which, although comfortable to hold, also provide a good grip. nine0003

Even if your hands get sweaty, dirty and dirty from intense gaming or normal use, the phone case has Microban antimicrobial protection to protect against dangerous germs.

However, older generations of this case had many more ridges resulting in a slightly better grip. This new version of the phone case does the job well, but falls short of its predecessors.

Pros

  • Premium Fall Protection
  • Microban antimicrobial protection

Cons

  • Grip could be better

Buy: $44.95 at Speck

This is another iPhone 13 gaming case focused solely on providing better fall protection in the event of an accident.

The phone case has a handle on the back that can be strapped to your hand. This is especially useful if you’re walking the streets looking for new Pokémon or standing on a crowded subway. nine0003

It also has a built-in stand that allows you to securely place your phone in any position. Now you can place your phone on a table, attach another gaming accessory like a magnifier, and enjoy your games from a distance that’s comfortable for your eyes.

However, the adhesive used by the manufacturer does not seem to last long. I would recommend using your own glue to hold the phone in your hand.

Pros

  • Back strap for extra grip
  • Built-in stand

Cons

  • Poor strap adhesive

Buy: $14.99 at Amazon

5. GO-VOLMON GameBoy Case — For vintage gamers.

Retro games often make us feel nostalgic when we go back to the origins of gaming. If you’re a fan of vintage games and consoles, the GO-VOLMON GameBoy case is for you.

This phone case is different, inspired by the Nintendo 8-bit console. While the case itself provides substantial protection, the real attraction is the smaller screen on the back, replete with buttons reminiscent of a classic handheld console. nine0003

You can play old games on the provided screen. In addition, the case has a built-in battery. You will need to charge your gaming case using the included micro-USB charging port.

The case itself is strong enough to withstand major drops and bumps. In addition, 36 vintage games are built into the device. You can now play the classics that caused you to experience a bug in games.

Pros

  • Retro design
  • Ideal for vintage games

    The case itself is stretchable and can be stretched to fit most phones. The ergonomic design and soft rubber feel of the joystick on both sides also provide a comfortable grip.

    You can connect the housing with a Type C plug, which can be adjusted to a sharp angle. There is also a significant gap to allow heat from the phone to dissipate while gaming.

    This case is designed for gaming and is therefore unlikely to withstand a fall. Besides, it’s expensive. I would recommend this case to those who want some surface level protection and are looking for a good mobile game controller. nine0003

    pluses

    • perfectly suitable as a gaming controller
    • has support for cloud games
    • Good ergonomics

    disadvantages

    • Provides basic protection in case of falls and shots of
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    Buy: 74.99 US dollars per US Amazon

    Done, stable, play!

    We are now at a technological point in time where our mobile phone cases provide more than just basic protection for our devices. I tried to include different options for those who want something more specific. nine0003

    Did you like my list of the best iPhone 13 gaming cases? What list would you like to see next? Let me know in the comments section below!

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    The best gaming cases (2021 Reviews)

    very important. After all, it keeps all your valuable equipment together. Here are the best gaming cases right now. nine0003

    So you’ve planned the perfect gaming system, but now you need to decide which computer case will house this powerful hardware.

    Don’t be fooled!

    Case selection is about more than just aesthetics.

    Here we will introduce the series of the best gaming cases you can get in 2021 and we will take a quick look at everything you need to consider when choosing a case.

    Product credit:

    • Compact and portable
    • Good quality
    • Good build quality

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    • Additional fans required
    • Integrated front fan makes noise under load

    Let’s start with a very compact Mini ITX case: the Cooler Master Elite 110.

    This small, cube-shaped chassis features few details and highlights the good airflow that every gaming PC, especially a compact one, needs. nine0003

    The front panel is conveniently located on the side of the case and includes two USB 3. 0 ports and two 3.5 mm jacks (one audio output and one microphone input). It also comes with a front mount fan and two additional fan mounts on the sides.

    functions

    Format

    Mini ITX

    dimensions

    260 x 208 x 280 mm

    Color

    black

    Materials

    Metal

    Fan Mounts

    1x front (120 mm)
    2x sides (80 × 25 mm)

    Radiator mountings

    1x front (120 mm)

    Overall, this is a reasonably affordable, well-built case in every way. It’s not ideal for high-end gaming PCs, but it’s sure to be a good solution for those who don’t have overly ambitious specs in mind and find a compact chassis appealing.

    However, since this is a small case and the fan it comes with isn’t the best, you’ll probably want to get a suitable fan or two.

    Product points:

    • Extremely compact
    • Supports full size GPU
    • Cantilever design makes it ideal for living rooms

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    • Limited compatibility with
    • equipment

    • Not the best cooling

    Speaking of compactness, you’d be hard pressed to find a more compact case than the Fractal Design Node 202 . The case has a clean and simple design and looks more like a console than a PC case, which some users will surely appreciate. nine0003

    It even comes with a vertical stand, so if you’ve ever wanted to set up a low profile gaming PC in your living room, this case might be a good option.

    It would be right to worry about cooling with such a compact body, but it does a pretty good job of cooling for its size. That is, the interior is divided into two compartments, and there are two mounts for 120mm fans, and a case fan is simply necessary for such a small case. nine0003

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    Format

    Mini ITX

    dimensions

    377 x 82 x 330 mm

    Color

    black

    Materials

    Metal

    Fan Mounts

    2x side (120 mm)

    Radiator mountings

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    Overall, given the console-inspired design and attempts to optimize cooling, it’s clear that the Node 202 was designed with gaming in mind.

    Of course, it can accommodate a powerful gaming rig complete with a full size GPU while maintaining a low profile. nine0003

    However, limited space leads to some glaring compatibility issues: it only supports SFX power supplies, it doesn’t support 3. 5″ drives, and it doesn’t support optical drive.

    Also, almost any GPU is bound to get to high temperatures quickly, but this is something that some case fans or a GPU with a fan couldn’t handle.

    Product points:

    • Beautiful design in various colours.
    • High quality construction
    • Various brackets for fans and heatsinks

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    • A little too big for Mini ITX
    • case

    • On the expensive side

    Then we have something more striking and this is NH3 h300 another Mini ITX case with beautiful design and glass panel in various colors including black, black and white, black and red and black. blue. nine0003

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    Format

    Mini ITX

    dimensions

    210 x 334 x 372 mm

    Color

    Blacken; Black and white; Black red; Black blue

    Materials

    Metal

    Fan Mounts

    2 front (120 mm / 140 mm)
    1x rear (120 mm)
    1x top (120 mm)

    Radiator mountings

    2x front (120 mm)
    1x rear (120 mm)

    Overall, the h300 is one of the best Mini ITX cases currently available. Not only does it look great and is available in multiple color options, it also has multiple fan and heatsink mounts and comes with two solid 120mm fans. nine0003

    However, it is expensive and a bit large for a Mini ITX case, so not the most compact. However, when it comes to aesthetics, build quality, cooling performance and value, this is a top-notch case.

    Product points:

    • Clean and minimalist appearance
    • Good build quality
    • Available

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    • Poor airflow

    Moving on, we’ve moved on to more spacious cases, starting with the Thermaltake Versa h27 from a stylish and affordable look. It has a clean design with a brushed metal front and only comes in black, making it a very minimalistic and sophisticated computer case. nine0003

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    Format

    MicroATX

    dimensions

    390 x 205 x 380 mm

    Color

    black

    Materials

    Metal

    Fan Mounts

    3x front (3x120mm, 2x140mm)
    1x top (120mm, 140mm)
    1x rear (120mm)

    Radiator mountings

    1x front (240 mm, 280 mm)
    1x rear (120 mm)

    All in all, the Versa h27 is a nice step up in size from Mini ITX cases, but it’s also a step up in price.

    If you’re looking for a case that can fit extra fans and fit a larger motherboard while still being relatively compact and affordable, then this might be the perfect gaming case for you. nine0003

    The only real problem is that the front of the case does not provide optimal airflow for the front fans. So it doesn’t really shine in the cooling department, especially if you’re planning on serious overclocking.

    Product credits:

    • Smooth heavy glass body
    • Looks great with RGB or LED fans
    • Available

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    • Not the best airflow

    After the low-profile Versa h27, we have something more attractive and that’s MasterBox Lite 3.1 Cooler Master.

    It has a transparent tempered glass side panel and a tinted translucent front panel, making it ideal for RGB enthusiasts or those who prefer glass over plastic or metal foil.

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    Format

    MicroATX

    dimensions

    456 x 208 x 381 mm

    Color

    black

    Fan Mounts

    2x front (120 mm)
    1x rear (120 mm)

    Radiator mountings

    1x front (240 mm)
    1x rear (120 mm)

    The MasterBox Lite 3. 1 doesn’t support as many fans as the Thermaltake Versa h27 and costs about the same, so it’s not so much a step forward as a step aside.

    It won’t have better cooling than a Thermaltake case, but it certainly looks great if you prefer that approach to the clean and understated look of the h27.

    Unfortunately, like the Versa h27, this case also suffers from limited airflow, especially when it comes to the front fans. That said, it’s still a very attractive budget option if you don’t plan on getting serious about overclocking. nine0003

    Product points:

    • Beautiful appearance
    • Good cooling and airflow

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    • On the expensive side
    • Combination fans may make noise under load

    Now we come to the real step forward: the Micro ATX gaming case that combines aesthetics and cooling performance in one beautiful case.

    This is the NCHT h500 which is similar in design to the h300, comes in multiple colors and comes with additional heatsink and fan mounts. nine0003

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    Format

    MicroATX

    dimensions

    210 x 393 x 421 mm

    Color

    Blacken; Black and white; Black red; Black blue

    Fan Mounts

    2 front (120 mm / 140 mm)
    1x rear (120 mm)
    2x top (120 mm / 140 mm)

    Radiator mountings

    2x front (120mm / 140mm)
    1x rear (120mm)

    h300 is essentially a slightly larger variant of the Micro ATX h500, but also has extra fan mounts, comes with three great 120mm fans, and boasts great overall thermal performance. nine0003

    This is the perfect case for anyone looking for something compact and efficient, not to mention nice to look at. Of course, the main issue with the h500 is the price, as it costs twice as much as either of the previous two cases.

    Also, the included fans can be a bit noisy under load, but other than that you won’t have anything to complain about as it checks all the right boxes for a Micro ATX gaming case.

    Product points:

    • Beautiful tempered glass appearance
    • RGB fans included

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    • On the expensive side

    Next we have a very popular (and a bit expensive) case from Corsair: the 570X Crystal Series.

    It looks great with the tempered glass look and the included three RGB fans really make it shine. But, of course, it’s not just about looks. Cooling also needs to be considered, and the 570X does a great job of that. nine0003

    functions

    Format

    ATX

    dimensions

    480 x 234 x 512 mm

    Color

    Blacken; Red; White; Black Mirror

    Fan Mounts

    3x front (120 mm)
    2x top (120/140 mm)
    1x rear (120 mm)

    Radiator mountings

    1x front (120/240/360 mm)
    1x top (120/240 mm)
    1x rear (120 mm)

    With the above specs in mind, it’s clear that the 570X is a great case that combines aesthetics and cooling performance in a great looking chassis, and comes in four colors. However, it’s undeniable that it’s not exactly a budget option, so it’s not for everyone. nine0003

    Product points:

    • Robust design
    • Quite affordable
    • Good quality

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    • Not the best cooling
    • Plastic front panel may look cheap.

    The next entry on the list is a more modest Corsair case: Carbide 100R.

    While not as visually impressive as the 570X, it’s still a high quality, roomy ATX case and, more importantly, won’t hit your wallet as much. nine0003

    functions

    Format

    ATX

    dimensions

    470x200x429mm

    Color

    black

    Fan Mounts

    2x front (120 mm)
    2x top (120 mm)
    1x rear (120 mm)

    Radiator mountings

    1x front (120 mm)
    1x back (120 mm)

    Overall, the Carbide 100R is a case that strikes the perfect balance between affordability and quality. It’s not overly expensive, but it still has a decent build, offers good airflow, and even has a see-through side panel.

    Unfortunately, it won’t appeal to overclockers due to its limited cooling, and the plastic casing makes it feel less premium. However, for the price, this is an attractive case with good value for money. nine0003

    Product points:

    • Beautiful appearance
    • Supports multiple fans/heatsinks
    • Supplied with four quality fans.

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    • Expensive
    • Fans are a bit noisy under load

    Continuing the trend, we have another NZXT case, and unlike the two more compact options above, the H700 is a much more spacious case that supports additional fans and heatsinks, but otherwise it’s pretty much the same as h500. and h300. nine0003

    functions

    Format

    EATX

    dimensions

    230 x 494 x 494 mm

    Color

    Blacken; Black red; Black and white; Black blue

    Fan Mounts

    3x front (120 mm / 140 mm)
    3x top (120 mm / 140 mm)
    1x rear (120 mm / 140 mm)

    Radiator mountings

    1x front (360 mm)
    1x top (360 mm)
    1x rear (120 mm)

    The H700 is a mid-tower case, but it can even fit on an EATX motherboard, not to mention that it supports up to seven fans, with four of these places already taken by NZXT Aer 120mm fans, the same ones we mentioned above. . . In addition, it supports up to three heatsinks. nine0003

    Price is a critical issue for the H700, as it is about the same as the Corsair Crystal Series 570X.

    If you need extra space and extra cooling, this is sure to be a good buy. Otherwise, you won’t be missing out if you opt for something more affordable.

    Product Points:

    • Premium Design
    • Very high quality construction
    • Excellent cooling
    • Includes multiple RGB 9 fans0006

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    • Very expensive
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    And finally, we have a full-screen EATX box that doesn’t seem to compromise. El Thermaltake Level 20 GT This is a huge case with an elegant and attractive high-quality design, and it comes with three beautiful RGB Riing fans that greatly improve the airflow inside the case.

    functions

    Format

    EATX

    dimensions

    580x294x592mm

    Color

    Blacken; Black red; Black and white; Black blue

    Fan Mounts

    3x front (120mm / 140mm)
    3x top (120mm / 140mm)
    1x rear (120mm / 140mm)
    2x bottom (120mm)

    Radiator mountings

    1x front (360 mm / 420 mm)
    1x top (360 mm)
    1x rear (120 mm / 140 mm)
    1x bottom (240 mm)
    1x right (240 mm / 420 mm)

    As you can see, the Level 20 GT is a great case that can handle some serious cooling.