Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
When choosing a computer configuration, buyers pay close attention to the characteristics of the electronic 'filling', and rightly so. However, all electronics in any case will be placed in the case, and its choice should be approached with equal care. The dimensions of the case, the form factor, the availability of options directly determine not only the convenience of using the assembled workstation, but also the cooling efficiency, the possibility of upgrading, and even the likelihood of malfunctions. Finally, a desktop computer case is a complete piece of furniture, and its appearance also matters.
The editors have prepared for you an extended rating-review of the best cases in the opinion of our specialists in terms of key characteristics: form factor, standard size, purpose, price class, design.
- Rating of the best computer cases
- The best low-cost computer cases
- Zalman S2 Black
- Zalman ZM-T3 Black
- The best premium computer cases
- Thermaltake Level 20 CA-1J9-00F9WN-00 Silver
- Deepcool New Ark 90 Black
- Lian Li PC-Q37WX Black
- The best computer cases in terms of compactness / spaciousness
- Thermaltake Level 20 XT Cube CA-1L1-00F1WN-00 Black
- Fractal Design Node 804 Black
- IN WIN BQ 660U3 150W Black
- The best gaming cases for computers
- Thermaltake View 91 TG RGB CA-1I9-00F1WN-00 Black
- Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE Black
- NZXT H700 PUBG Limited Edition
- COUGAR Panzer-G Black
- The best computer cases with the most expressive designs
- Deepcool quadstellar black
- GameMax Hot Wheel Black
- Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition VN10006W2N White
Rating of the best computer cases
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best low-cost computer cases||1||Zalman S2 Black||RUB 1,904|
|2||Zalman ZM-T3 Black||RUB 1,423|
|The best cases for premium computers||1||Thermaltake Level 20 CA-1J9-00F9WN-00 Silver||RUB 64,749|
|2||Deepcool New Ark 90 Black||19 230 RUB|
|3||Lian Li PC-Q37WX Black||RUB 15,000|
|The best cases for computers in terms of compactness / spaciousness||1||Thermaltake Level 20 XT Cube CA-1L1-00F1WN-00 Black||11 250 rub.|
|2||Fractal Design Node 804 Black||RUB 7 725|
|3||IN WIN BQ 660U3 150W Black||4 160 rub.|
|The best gaming cases for computers||1||Thermaltake View 91 TG RGB CA-1I9-00F1WN-00 Black||RUB 24,990|
|2||Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE Black||RUB 18,500|
|3||NZXT H700 PUBG Limited Edition||RUB 19,000|
|4||COUGAR Panzer-G Black||RUB 6,895|
|The best computer cases with the most expressive designs||1||Deepcool quadstellar black||RUB 28 610|
|2||GameMax Hot Wheel Black||RUB 15 819|
|3||Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition VN10006W2N White||RUB 17 058|
The best low-cost computer cases
In the first nomination, we will consider a selection of the most affordable, but high-quality and reliable computer cases. Our experts selected two models of different standard sizes from one of the most famous manufacturers of inexpensive and high-quality cases – the South Korean company Zalman. Both samples shown are supplied without power supplies. PSUs should be selected individually, depending on the specific configuration of the computer and the expected power consumption.
Zalman S2 Black
The number one in the ranking is the Zalman S2 series midi-tower case. It is positioned by the manufacturer as a gaming one, even without regard to the extremely affordable price. However, apart from an expanded set of fan seats, this case no longer has obvious 'gaming' features even in design, so it cannot be put on a par with the full-fledged gaming cases, which will be discussed below.
Case dimensions – 189x451x412mm, weight – 3.9 kg. The metal frame and side walls are made of steel. Compatible with ATX, mATX, Mini-ITX motherboards. There is a large window on the side wall for viewing the insides. Both walls are removable. The exterior color is black.
Inside, there are three screw-less bays for 3.5 “hard drives (compatible with 2.5”) and two for 2.5 “, seven expansion slots. The maximum permissible height of the processor cooler is 156mm, the length of the video card is up to 330mm. provides for its bottom horizontal location.There is a removable air filter.
The cooling capabilities of this model are as follows. There is a built-in 120x120mm fan and five slots for additional fans of the same size – two on the top and three on the front. There is also a design option for integrating liquid cooling.
On the front panel there are three USB connectors (one of them is USB 3.0), headphone and microphone jacks.
The package includes a sufficient set of screws, a pair of plugs and ties for cable management.
- attractive, austere design;
- good airflow;
- magnet filters;
- large transparent tinted window on the side;
- sufficient equipment.
- little space for a three-section water cooling system (WCO).
Zalman ZM-T3 Black
The second inexpensive case in our ranking is the compact Mini-Tower model of the same South Korean brand – Zalman. It is also positioned by the manufacturer as a game one, and in terms of design it is even more similar to the game style than the one described above.
Case dimensions – 189x428x364mm. Removable walls thickness – 0.5mm. There is no viewing window, but there is a side ventilation grill that provides a partial view. The seat for the power supply is lower, horizontal. Finish color – black with matte and glossy design elements.
This model is adapted for mATX and Mini-ITX motherboards. Dedicated two bays for media form factor 3.5 “, three for 2.5” and one for 5.25 “. Four expansion slots. The maximum allowable length of the video card is 300 mm.
Basic cooling is provided by a built-in 92x92mm fan. There are also two side slots for additional 120x120mm fans. Installation of water cooling is possible.
On the front panel of the case there are two USB connectors (including one 3.0) and jacks for a microphone and headphones.
- expressive design;
- completely painted, including all insides;
- convenient screws for fastening the walls;
- thick enough steel, as for a 'bureaucratic';
- competent location of dust collectors;
- maximum benefits for a minimum price.
- no objective shortcomings in the context of the model class were found.
The best premium computer cases
The second nomination in our rating will be of interest to those buyers who are ready to pay a very impressive amount for a computer case, but at the same time get a really worthwhile thing with all the advantages of premium electronics. It makes sense to buy such cases when assembling a top-end computer.
Thermaltake Level 20 CA-1J9-00F9WN-00 Silver
Opens the premium nomination for the rating of the best computer cases according to the flagship of the line of top-end products manufactured by the Taiwanese company Thermaltake. This technological miracle leaves no one indifferent, but not everyone can afford it. Actually, the sky-high price is actually the only drawback of this model. It is positioned by the manufacturer as a game, but here it is more an obvious point than some kind of specialization, since the model is highly universal in all respects.
The case is made in the Super-Tower size with impressive dimensions of 280x688x732mm and even more impressive weight – 32 kg. The design is clearly divided into three functional sections: for the power supply, for the motherboard and for the components of the liquid cooling system (can also be used to accommodate additional storage devices). Each section has a hinged tinted tempered glass window. The design is dominated by futuristic notes, rounded shapes, a combination of a silvery metallic shade and deep black.
Support for motherboards of various form factors is implemented: ATX, mATX, EATX, Mini-ITX. The parameters of the internal spaces allow you to place as many as 11 hard drives of any form factor – 3.5 “or 2.5”. The maximum permissible height of the processor cooler is 200mm. The maximum length of a graphics card is 310mm. There are 10 expansion slots. The section of the power supply unit is located at the top, provides for any arrangement of the unit – vertical or horizontal. The PSU itself is not included in the package.
The stock cooling system includes three Riing Plus 14 RGB fans of 140x140mm size. There are also three additional slots for fans of the same size. A separate section is provided for the installation of key modules of the water cooling system (pumps with a reservoir, radiator).
On the right side of the near part of the upper section is the interface panel: three USB 3.0 connectors, one 2.0, one high-speed USB Type-C, separate headphone and microphone jacks.
The standard package of the case includes decorative elements of RGB-backlighting, including two LED strips Lumi Plus LED with a digital controller. The backlight setting can be carried out through proprietary software, through a special mobile application or voice messages (voice communication Amazon Alexa is supported).
- one of the most reputable brands of this kind of technology;
- futuristic design;
- modular structure (three separate functional sections);
- impeccable quality materials and workmanship;
- large spaces inside;
- decorative lighting elements with multi-factor control;
- high speed riser included;
- voice control Amazon Alexa;
- comprehensive versatility in functionality and compatibility.
- high price even for a premium model.
Deepcool New Ark 90 Black
From the unattainable heights of the above model, we will go down a little lower in terms of functionality and significantly lower in terms of cost. A computer case from the well-known Chinese manufacturer Deepcool is more than three times cheaper than the previous super-flagship from Thermaltake, but its characteristics are quite consistent with the premium class.
Of course, this case is positioned by the manufacturer as a game one. However, here we must not forget that the functionality of almost all expensive cases is completely sufficient for the normal functioning of a powerful gaming 'filling', and the differences are mostly reduced to the appearance. Here, the exterior is more 'server' than gaming, and evokes light associations with the supercomputer IBM Deep Blue.
Case dimensions – 232x546x532mm – balance on the border of Midi-Tower and Full-Tower sizes. Weight – 14.3 kg. The metal elements of the structure are made of steel. The side walls are removable, the left one contains a large viewing window tinted almost over the entire area. The color of the trim is predominantly black, except for the RGB lighting elements. The design is austere, extremely laconic, but verified with such care that with all the minimalism it looks unusually stylish, solid and 'expensive'.
Supports compatibility with ATX, mATX, EATX and Mini-ITX form factors motherboards. Inside, there are three screwless compartments for 3.5 “media, and the same for 2.5”. There are 10 expansion slots. The seat for the power supply is lower, horizontal. The PSU itself is not included in the package. The maximum allowable height of the processor cooler is 186mm, the limitation on the length of the video card is 310mm.
The cooling system includes four standard 140x140mm fans, six seats for additional fans (three in front and on top) and a full-fledged integrated water cooling system with a large 280mm radiator and two 140mm fans. Between the two parts of the body there is a transparent pipe in which the refrigerant circulates.
On the front, there are two USB 3.0 interface jacks, headphone and microphone jacks. Users reproach the manufacturers with such a limited set of ports, they say it is too poor for a premium case.
The case is vertically separated by a recess with built-in RGB lighting from a strip of LEDs.
- stylish and elegant design;
- impeccable quality of materials and workmanship;
- built-in water cooling;
- sliding and removable hard drive cage;
- lighting in the water block and on the rear fan.
- few frontal ports.
Lian Li PC-Q37WX Black
Rounding out the premium selection of the ranking of the best computer cases from the compact Mini-Tower model manufactured by the Taiwanese specialized company Lian Li. The manufacturer has been known in the electronics market since 1983, and the products of the Lian Li brand have retained their premium status for many years.
Case dimensions are 237x345x346mm, weight – 5.25 kg. The metal parts are made of thick aluminum. The transparent side wall and some other elements are made of tempered tinted glass. Both walls are removable. The outside color is black, the design is classic, strict with sharp corners without backlights and any expressive decorative elements. Restraint in design is dictated by the company's policy aimed at a conservative audience.
The case supports Mini-ITX motherboards. The place for the power supply is provided at the bottom, the location is vertical. The power supply itself is not included in the package. Inside, there are two bays for carriers of the form factor 2.5 “and 3.5”, as well as two expansion slots. The maximum allowable height of the processor cooler is 130mm, the length of the video card is no more than 320mm. Removable air filters are provided on the ventilation grilles.
The cooling system includes built-in fans, as well as a set of additional seats: two 80x80mm rear seats and two 120mm top and bottom seats. It is possible to install a compact water cooling system.
On the front panel of the case there are two USB 3.0 connectors and headphone and microphone jacks.
- reputable, elite brand;
- laconic but nice design;
- impeccable quality of materials and workmanship;
- Opportunities for the installation of air handling units;
- convenient screws for fastening without a screwdriver;
- some users consider the price unjustified, even given the high status of the model.
The best computer cases in terms of compactness / spaciousness
The third nomination in the ranking of the best computer cases according to the version is a relatively compact solution designed for special conditions, where you have to save every centimeter of useful volume. This assumes that the maximum number of components can be placed in a limited space, while maintaining optimal cooling. Our experts have selected the three best models of different standard sizes available on the Russian market as of the spring of 2019.
Thermaltake Level 20 XT Cube CA-1L1-00F1WN-00 Black
Let us consider the Thermaltake model of the special Cube series as the first in the selection of the best-sized and spacious computer cases.
Case dimensions – 394x515x623mm, weight – 20.4 kg. As you can see, even at the minimum height of the case, it weighs quite well. It's all about the full depth, steel metal elements and the thickness of these very elements. Also, a very massive tempered glass is used in the design in a large volume. The design of the case is restrained, but pronounced hi-tech with metal surfaces of a natural shade and an abundance of tinted glass.
Thanks to its depth, this case can accommodate any popular form factor motherboard – ATX, mATX, EATX, Mini-ITX. The type of power supply will already determine the PSU, which must be purchased separately. A seat for the power supply unit is provided in the lower rear part, designed for a horizontal arrangement of the unit.
Inside the case, there are seven 3.5 “media bays, two 2.5” bays and 8 expansion slots. The maximum permissible height of the processor cooler is 250mm, the length of the video card is no more than 590mm (this is not a typo – although there are no such video cards, the case is clearly made 'for growth').
The cooling system includes only one standard 140x140mm fan, but the reserved seats for retrofitting fans are striking in their number: space for three 120mm or two 140/200mm fans in the front, for eight 120mm or six 140mm or two 200mm on top, for one 120 / 140mm – at the back, for three 120mm – at the bottom and for four 120mm or three 140mm – on the left or right. It is also possible to install a CBO.
The front panel displays USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Type-C interfaces and headphone and microphone jacks.
- quality materials and assembly;
- wide coverage of compatible motherboard form factors;
- nice hi-tech design;
- ample opportunities for upgrading the cooling system;
- Largest Midi-Tower case
- three years manufacturer's warranty.
- not marked.
Fractal Design Node 804 Black
The second number in the ranking of the best cases for computers, we will consider one of the best developments of the Swedish specialized company Fractal Design. In 2007, a group of people from Cooltek – mainly designers and engineers – founded their own company and set themselves the goal of showing the world what compact, quiet and super-roomy computer cases should be like.
This model has an almost cubic shape with dimensions 344x307x389mm, weighs 6 kg. The design is classic, the exterior color is black. The main body material is steel. Both side walls are removable; a large viewing window is mounted in the left wall.
The case supports mATX and Mini-ITX motherboards. The maximum permissible height of the processor cooler is 160mm, the length of the video card is up to 320mm. Inside there are ten 3.5 “drive bays, two 2.5” bays, one 5.25 “bay, five expansion slots.
The seat for the power supply unit (the power supply unit is not included in the package) is located at the bottom and assumes the horizontal placement of the unit. The set includes a removable air filter for the ventilation grill.
The case has a two-chamber structure for the purpose of separate cooling of components – those modules that, by definition, get hotter, are cooled separately. Three standard 120x120mm fans are built in, and there are also three places for additional 120x120mm fans in the front part and four 140x140mm fans on top. The cooling operation is controlled by an integrated controller. It is possible to install a CBO or up to four 240mm radiators.
The front panel features two USB 3.0 connectors and headphone and microphone jacks.
- two-chamber internal space with separate cooling of components;
- a lot of space for cables;
- Enough footprints for a RAID device
- vibration rubber bands for HDD;
- built-in reobass (fan controller);
- overall one of the most functional Micro Towers on the market.
- no fundamental shortcomings and inconsistencies with the declared characteristics were recorded.
IN WIN BQ 660U3 150W Black
The third and final position in this selection of the ranking of the best computer cases is the original product of another bright specialized brand IN WIN. This is the case with the most modest dimensions in our review.
Case dimensions – 76x225x193mm, weight without packaging – 1.62 kg. The metal elements are made of steel, the exterior is black with a matt and glossy surface. Case wall thickness – 0.8mm. There is no side viewing window, only perforation on the side wall. One wall is removed to access the components.
The case is designed for Mini-ITX motherboards. A 150 W power supply is included and is built into the bottom of the case in a separate compartment, with air intake through an external filter. The dimensions of the power supply are non-standard, taking into account the specific dimensions of the case itself – 52x40x170mm. Internally, there is one 2.5 “hard drive bay and one 5.25” hard drive bay with outward facing (for low profile drives only).
Cooling is provided by standard fans, there are no places for additional cooling.
On the front panel there are two USB 3.0 connectors and a microphone and headphone jack. Optionally, a card reader slot can also be placed on the front panel – this must be checked at the point of sale.
A remarkable feature of this case – its design, weight and dimensions allow you to fix it in the back of the monitor, thus obtaining a composite monoblock.
The product delivery set includes adapters for connecting a low-profile SATA drive.
- minimum dimensions and weight;
- attractive appearance;
- thick steel walls;
- mountable at the back of the monitor.
- the extremely limited set of compartments for components is more a feature than a disadvantage, given the miniature dimensions.
The best gaming cases for computers
The next nomination in our rating is dedicated to one of the most interesting and striking areas of the computer components market. Here we take a look at four computer case models designed specifically for gamers. They are united by a wide functionality, a carefully thought-out system of standard and potentially expandable cooling, a multitude of options, and, of course, an expressive, emphasized game design.
Thermaltake View 91 TG RGB CA-1I9-00F1WN-00 Black
And the first number in this collection is one of the top-end cases from Thermaltake, a Taiwanese company known for its premium cases of exceptional quality. This is the flagship model of the View gaming series.
In terms of dimensions, this is a real 'monster' in a good way – it is made in the Super-Tower size with dimensions 344x645x691mm and a weight of 30 kg 'clean'. In terms of the quality of materials, Thermaltake is, as always, at its best – thick steel and 5mm tempered glass prevail in the design. The build quality also does not make us doubt the manufacturer's conscientiousness once again.
This chassis supports all the most popular motherboard form factors – ATX, mATX, EATX, Mini-ITX and even XL-ATX. The maximum allowable height of the processor cooler is 200 mm, the length of the video card is up to 600 mm. Inside there are 12 combo bays for 3.5 “and 2.5” form factors, 10 expansion slots are allocated. The seat for the power supply unit (not included in the package) is located at the bottom, assumes horizontal placement of the power supply unit.
Standard cooling includes 4 fans 140x140mm. There are three places for additional 140x140mm fans and eight 200x200mm fans. It is possible to install a water (liquid) cooling system. The ventilation grilles are equipped with removable air filters. Built-in fans are RGB lighting.
On the top panel there are 4 USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, separate headphone and microphone jacks.
The case has a modular design with the most flexible options for customizing the interior space. The package includes a special bracket for vertical mounting of the graphics module.
- premium gaming flagship;
- reputable specialized brand;
- exceptional quality materials and workmanship;
- wide coverage of motherboard form factors support;
- large amounts of free space;
- hinged side walls;
- thick, durable tempered glass;
- convenient screws for fastening without using a screwdriver;
- dust filter with magnets;
- bright, futuristic appearance.
- no obvious deficiencies were identified.
Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE Black
The second number in our rating is another premium gaming case made by the American company Corsair Components. Compared with the above-described giant from Thermaltake, it looks very modest, but objectively it is one of the best in this category and standard size available in the Russian Federation.
Case dimensions – 237x507x500mm, corresponds to the conventional Midi-Tower size. It is almost three times lighter in weight than the previous model – 11.7 kg. The main construction materials are steel, aluminum, tempered glass. A large viewing window is mounted on the side wall. Both side panels are removable. The exterior color is predominantly black.
The case supports ATX, mATX and Mini-ITX motherboards. The power supply slot (not included) is located at the bottom and assumes horizontal placement. The limitation on the height of the processor cooler is 170mm, on the length of the video card – 370mm. Inside, there are two 3.5 “and three 2.5” bays, nine expansion slots. The ventilation holes are equipped with a removable air filter.
This model provides an advanced cooling system with flexible upgrade options. Three standard 120x120mm fans with RGB lighting each are located in the front part under the glass panel, there are seats for one 120x120mm fan in the rear and two places for 120x120mm or 140x140mm fans on the top. The fans are controlled by the built-in Commander PRO controller based on monitoring the readings of the built-in temperature sensors. He also controls the work of the backlight. There is also the possibility of integrating a liquid cooling system.
There are three USB sockets on the front panel of the case, two of them are USB 3.0; one USB 3.1 Type-C; sockets for a microphone and headphones.
In addition to standard accessories, this model comes with Commander PRO add-ons, connection cables, double-sided adhesive tape and temperature sensors.
- reputable manufacturer;
- premium class;
- bright design;
- quality materials and assembly;
- built-in controller that controls the operation of fans and lighting;
- pronounced minuses are not fixed.
NZXT H700 PUBG Limited Edition
The third position in the selection of the rating of the best gaming cases for a computer is a high-quality product from the American specialized company NZXT. This model is especially suitable for fans of the super popular online multiplayer shooter in the Battle Royale genre PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). This theme is used in the stylistics of the external design of the case.
Case dimensions – 230x516x494mm, weight – 12.3 kg. The main body construction material is steel. The side walls are removable, a sight glass made of hardened steel is mounted on the left. Finish color red and blue in the style of PUBG.
The case supports ATX, mATX, EATX and Mini-ITX motherboards. The seat for the power supply unit (you need to buy it separately) is located at the bottom, provides for horizontal placement. The limitation on the height of the processor cooler is 185mm, on the length of the video card – 413mm. Inside there are three 3.5 “media bays (2.5” compatible) and four by 2.5 “; there are seven expansion slots. A removable dust filter is provided for the ventilation grill.
Cooling of electronic modules is provided by three built-in fans 120x120mm and one 140x140mm. The cooling system can be expanded by installing two additional 140x140mm fans at the top. The structural possibility of installing the SVO is provided.
The front panel has four USB sockets, two of them are of the USB 3.0 standard. There are also headphone and microphone jacks.
On the whole, this case is an example of impeccable quality. The only and very small dissatisfaction of buyers is its price, which is determined by the very fact of a limited edition. Models of unlimited series of the same functionality and quality are mostly cheaper.
- a manufacturer with an impeccable reputation;
- premium class;
- limited edition (status advantage);
- quality materials and assembly;
- PUBG-style finish (for fans);
- wide coverage of motherboard form factors.
- overpayment for a limited edition.
COUGAR Panzer-G Black
And to round off this list of the best gaming PC cases, let's take a look at the 'heavyweight' – a full-tower full-tower case. This case is ideal for those who want to get a gaming PC appearance for the minimum money. And, I must say, this model is remarkable not only for its appearance.
Case dimensions – 208x565x520mm. Steel and aluminum predominate in the frame structure. Both side walls are removable, a viewing window is built into the left one almost over the entire area. The exterior is almost exclusively deep black. The high-tech design impresses with its expressive angular shapes, a combination of tinted glass and metal, and ominous orange-red illumination of the fans.
The chassis is compatible with ATX, mATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards. Inside, there are two bays for 3.5 “and four – 3.5” drives; eight expansion slots. The restriction on the height of the cooler is 165mm, on the length of the video card – 425mm. The space for the power supply is allocated at the bottom, a horizontal arrangement is assumed. The power supply unit is not included in the package.
Cooling is provided by three built-in 120x120mm fans located on the front panel under a protective glass. There is also space for 3 fans 120x120mm or 2x 140x140mm at the top, and one 120x120mm at the back and bottom. Possibility of installation of the SVO is provided. The ventilation grill is equipped with a removable anti-dust air filter.
4 USB ports are displayed on the front panel, two of them are USB 3.0. The jacks for the microphone and headphones are also located there.
- expressive design with original lighting;
- quality materials and assembly;
- convenient 'hand' screws;
- well thought out seats for cooling fans;
- a lot of free space;
- the most affordable price in the group.
- not found.
The best computer cases with the most expressive designs
The final selection of computer cases in the rating from is a real find for those who value, first of all, originality in appearance. Our experts analyzed the Russian market and identified three of the most non-standard and original cases, at first glance it is not always possible to say with confidence that this is actually a computer, and not a compact hadron collider or a time machine.
Deepcool quadstellar black
Let's start with a real piece of art from Deepcool, which we mentioned earlier in the premium case section. The appearance of the device will undoubtedly cause amazement and admiration not only among the uninitiated public, but also among people who are very sophisticated in high technologies. And only fans of the legendary game Half-Life will unmistakably recognize in the shape of the body a reference to the outlines of annoying flying drones.
Case dimensions – 483x493x538 mm, weight without packaging – 14.5 kg. The predominant materials are steel, tempered glass. One of the 'petals' has a viewing window. The color of the finish is deep black, the surface is predominantly glossy, which perfectly matches the glass elements.
The chassis is compatible with ATX, mATX, EATX and Mini-ITX form factors motherboards. The power supply is not included in the package. A compartment in a separate 'petal' is highlighted under the power supply unit. The limitation for the height of the processor cooler is 110 mm, for the length of the video card – 380 mm. Inside there are 8 bays for 3.5 “and five 2.5” drives, up to 14 expansion slots (depending on the size of other components and the number of installed fans). The ventilation grilles are equipped with air filters.
The cooling system includes five built-in 120×120 mm fans and an integrated control module. Expanding the cooling can be done by installing four additional fans of the same size and / or a liquid cooling system.
The front panel of the case contains two USB 3.0 jacks and audio jacks for a microphone and headphones. In addition to the expressive shape, the body is additionally equipped with RGB lighting.
- one of the most expressive non-standard design solutions;
- durable metal frame, thick tempered glass;
- many bays and expansion slots;
- modular structure – isolated placement of key blocks;
- fan controller;
- all the possibilities for equipping a full-fledged gaming machine;
- fan and backlight control, temperature monitoring via mobile app.
- no objective deficiencies in quality and functionality were found.
GameMax Hot Wheel Black
Further in the selection of the rating of the most unusual computer cases, there is a model no less expressive in design than the previous one, but much more recognizable. The body is stylized as a sports car wheel. This is probably the perfect option for fans of computer games in the sports car racing genre.
Case dimensions – 235x527x520 mm, weight – 9.5 kg. The frame material is aluminum with a record thickness of 2 mm. The side glass walls are removable. Tire finishes are dominated by black ('tire') and silver colors. Other color options are also available.
The case is compatible with ATX, mATX and Mini-ITX motherboards. The seat for the power supply is vertical, the power supply itself is not included in the package. The limitation on the height of the processor cooler is 175 mm, on the length of the video card – 455 mm. Inside there are two 3.5 “and two 2.5” drive bays, four expansion slots.
The cooling system includes standard 120×120 mm fans and three additional places for fans of the same size – left, right and rear. The 'wheel' is installed on the base, which also houses two reservoirs of the liquid cooling system.
The front panel has two USB 3.0 connectors and two headphone and microphone jacks.
- extra thick elements of the metal frame;
- exceptionally high quality and reliable materials;
- relative ease of assembly;
- colorful lighting;
- tanks for the water cooling circuit;
- enough space to mount a high-performance system;
- many color modifications available.
- no obvious shortcomings have been identified.
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition VN10006W2N White
And the rating-review of the best computer cases according to the version is completed by another miracle of engineering from Thermaltake – a futuristic full-size case of the Level 10. Its expressive modular structure is more reminiscent not of a computer case, but of an alien base from science-fiction films or games in Sci-Fi style. .
Dimensions of this model – 282x584x590 mm, weight – 12.7 kg. The main construction material is steel. The exterior is dominated by snow-white color with elements of deep black. The modular structure of the body has been carefully thought out by the development engineers, and allows to optimally accommodate a large number of fairly large components.
The chassis is compatible with ATX, mATX and EATX motherboards. Each module has its own viewing window. To install and connect hard drives, there are five combined 2.5 “/ 2.5” bays, one dedicated 3.5 “, four 5.25” sliding bays. The fastening in the compartments is screwless. There are eight expansion slots. The walls of the modules are removable. The space for the power supply is allocated in the lower module, the power supply is not included in the package. The limitation on the height of the processor cooler is 190 mm, on the length of the video card – 360 mm.
The cooling system includes three massive 200x200mm and one 140x140mm fans. There is space for an additional 120×120 mm fan. The cooling is controlled by an integrated controller. The design allows you to install the CBO. The dust filters are easy to remove and just as easy to clean.
The front panel at the top contains two USB 3.0 connectors, an eSATA connector, a microphone and headphone jack. The case also contains stylish lighting elements that can be easily controlled or disabled.
A remarkable feature of this model is its low noise level. This has been achieved by the developers through the successful integration of large volume fans. Thus, it is possible to pump large volumes of air at a lower number of revolutions.
- stylish, futuristic design;
- exceptionally high quality materials and assembly;
- renowned premium brand;
- one of the quietest air coolers thanks to massive large diameter fans;
- modular structure – key blocks are isolated, cooled separately;
- easy access to the insides.
- a noticeable percentage of users' polar opinions about the quiet operation of the cooling system – it is not possible to check their objectivity.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.