There’s much more to contemplate than aesthetics when selecting a case. Good airflow is king in relation to retaining issues cool, and noise ranges may be affected by every thing from the quantity of followers to the form of the fan mounts. Fortunately, we have already examined a bevy of circumstances over time, and have ready this awards showcase as a fast abstract of the most effective fashions.

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9/20/2017 Update: reviewed the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Shift (earned a 2017 Approved award).

9/11/2017 Update: reviewed the Raidmax Alpha Prime (no award, not listed).

eight/25/2017 Update: added the Thermaltake View 71 TG (earned a 2017 Approved award).







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Type

Full Tower

Full Tower

Full Tower

Mid-Tower

Full Tower

Full-Tower

Mid-Tower

Mid-Tower

Mid-Tower

Mid-Tower

Mid-Tower

Mid Tower

Mid Tower

Mid-Tower

Mid-Tower

Mid-Tower

Mid-Tower

Mid-Tower

Mid Tower

Mid-Tower

Mid-Tower

Mid-Tower

Mini Tower

Mini Tower

Cube

Mini Tower

Mid Tower

Mini-ITX

Slim Desktop

Motherboard Support

EATX, ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

XL-ATX, EATX, ATX, MicroATX

EATX, ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

EATX, ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

HPTX, XL-ATX, EATX, ATX, MicroATX

EATX, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX

ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

EATX, ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX

ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX

ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX (Max 10.1″-deep)

ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX

Mini-ITX

Mini-ITX

Mini-ITX

Mini-ITX

Mini ITX

Mini ITX

Mini-ITX

Dimensions (HxWxD)

23.Three” x 9.2″ x 22.5″

25.6″ x 9.8″ x 24.5″

21.2″ x 10.3″ x 18.Three”

20.7 x 9.eight x 20.zero”

26.2 x 9.9 x 25.6″

23.0×11.6×23.6″ (58.4×29.4×59.9cm)

20.5 x eight.7 x 21.four”

18.7″ x 8.7″ x 19.7″

20.1 x 9.5 x 19.5″

18.Three x 9.1 x 21.1″

18.Three x 9.2 x 21.zero”

18.6″ x 8.3″ x 17.5″

22.5″ x 8.6″ x 21.9″

19.Three x eight.5 x 20.Three”

20.2 x eight.zero x 22.2″

21.6 x 9.Three x 20.7″

20.zero x 13.Three x 16.9″

17.9 x eight.Three x 16.Three”

17.9×8.5×15.9″ (45.4×21.6×40.4cm)

20.2 x eight.1 x 19.2″

20.7 x 10.four x 20.9″

19.9 x 9.Three x 18.eight”

10.24 x 7.01 x 14.49″

13.54 x 7.99 x 16.22″ (344 x 203 x 412mm)

12.99″ x 8.97″ x 9.84″ (330mm x 228mm x 250mm)

16.77″ x 9.65″ x 17.71″ (426mm x 245mm x 450mm)

18.5/19.1*x6.7×10.eight” (47.zero/48.four*x17.0x27.4cm)

12.6x8x13″ (32×20.3x33cm)

Three.43″ x 14.96″ x 14.57″

Space Above Motherboard

zero.eight” (w/Fans)

2.2″

2.2″ Downward

zero.6″

Three.5″ (2.5″ w/Fans)

2.Three” +1.1″ Split (58+28mm)

1.25″ (with out high fan)

1.zero”

1.5″

1.2″

1.eight”

1.1″

1.Three+1.5″

2.6″

2.5″

1.5″ (Expandable)

2.eight”

1.2″

1.2″ (31mm)

1.Three” w/followers

1.5″

2.5″

1.25″

1.2″ (30.48mm)

N/A

1″

Three.2″ (eight.2cm)

1.6″+1″ Split (40+25mm)

Card Length

13.Three” (18.3″ w/o Center Cage)

14.6″

14.6″

16.5″

15.9″

13.6″ (34.5cm) w/HDD Cages

10.eight”

16.Three”

11.zero”

12.1″

16.eight” (w/fan)

15.Three”

16.7″

18.four”

16.Three”

11.6″-16.2″ (w/o Center Cage )

13.1″ (w/followers)

12.four” w/followers

12.5″ (31.8cm) w/Fan

16.2″ w/followers

11.1″ (16.6″ w/o Center Cage)

14.6″

13.78″

12.four” (315mm)

eight.66″ (220mm)

14.29″ (363mm)

13.eight” (35.0cm)

11.41″ (29cm)

13.78″

Power Supply Format

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2 (Max 13.6″-deep w/HDD cage)

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2

17.eight Pounds

19.four Pounds

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2 (Max eight.9″-deep w/HDD cage)

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2

PS/2 / SFX, as much as 7.08″ (180mm)

PS/2 / SFX, as much as 14.29″ (363mm)

SFX / SFX-L

PS/2 (7.08×5.90×Three,34″)

SFX & SFX-L

Weight

27.2lbs

30.0lbs

21.5lbs

28lbs

37.8lbs

42.2 lbs (19.2kg)

20.8lbs

16.1lbs

16.9lbs

25.6lbs

18.2lbs

22.6lbs

21.9lbs

23lbs

19.5lbs

14.6lbs

14.Three lbs (6.5kg)

14.8lbs

17.3lbs

20.1lbs

9.8lbs

11.02lbs (windowless model) / 9.92lbs (window model)

four.077lbs (1.85kg)

15.87lbs (7.2kg)

14.55 lbs (6.6kg)

7.Three lbs (Three.31kg)

7.71 Pounds

External Bays

3x 5.25″

9x 5.25″

2x 5.25″

4x 5.25″

3x 5.25″

✗ (2x Flex Holes 5.25″)

3x 5.25″

2x 5.25″

2 x Three.5″, 3 x 2.5″

3x Three.5″, 2 +3*x 2.5″

2x 5.25″

2x 5.25″

1x 5.25″

Only Supports a Single Slim ODD

Slim Optical

Internal Bays

8x Three.5″ (8x 2.5″ shared on Three.5″ tray)

5x Three.5″ (by 5.25″ Adapter Tray), 5x 2.5″ (shared on 3.5″ tray)

2x Three.5″, 3x 2.5″

5x Three.5″ (+3 optional), 2x 2.5″ (+5 shared on Three.5″ tray, +1 optionally available)

13x Three.5″, 13x 2.5″ (shared on 3.5″ tray)

(four) Three.5/2.5″, (6) 2.5″

6x Three.5″, 6x 2.5″ (shared on 3.5″ tray)

2x Three.5″, 2 +2*x 2.5″

8x Three.5″ / 2x 2.5″

8x Three.5″, 8x 2.5″ (shared on 3.5″ tray)

3x Three.5″, 2x 2.5″ +Three(Shared on Three.5″ tray)

7

7

four x Three.5″, 3 x 2.5″

4x Three.5″, 4 +4*x 2.5″

2x Three.5″ (Expandable), 2x 2.5″ (Expandable) +2 (Shared on Three.5″ tray)

3x Three.5″, 4 +3*x 2.5″

Three +2*x 2.5″

(2) Three.5/2.5″, (3) 2.5″

2x +2*** Three.5″, 2 +2* +2***x 2.5″

8x Three.5″, 1x 2.5″

2x Three.5″, 2 +2*x 2.5″

1x Three.5″, 4x 2.5″

2x Three.5″, 4x 2.5″

2x Three.5″, 2x 2.5″

2x Three.5″, 3x 2.5″

(1) Three.5″, (2) 2.5″**

(1) Three.5″, (2) 2.5″

(1*) Three.5″, (2+1*) 2.5″ (*w/o GPU)

Card Slots

10

9

eight

7

10

eight (plus two accessor plates)

7

7

eight + 1

7 + 1

7

✗ (2x 120/140mm)

3x 140mm (3x 120/140mm)

7

7

7

eight

7

7

7

7

5

One, Double Width, Full Height

2

2

2

2

2

2

Ports/Jacks

2x USB Three.zero, 4x USB 2.zero/Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero, 2x USB 2.zero/Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero, 2x USB 2.zero/Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero / Headphone, Mic

4x USB Three.zero, 2x USB 2.zero/Headphone, Mic

(2) USB Three.zero, (2) USB 2.zero, Headphone/Mic

2x USB Three.zero, 2x USB 2.zero/Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero / Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero, 2x USB 2.zero/Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero, 2x USB 2.zero/Headphone, Mic

???

1x 120mm

1x 140mm (1x 120mm)

2x USB Three.zero, 2x USB 2.zero/Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero, 2x USB 2.zero/Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero / Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero / Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero / Headphone, Mic

(2) USB Three.zero, Headphone/Mic.

2x USB Three.zero, 2x USB 2.zero/Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero, 2x USB 2.zero/Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero / Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero / Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero / Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero / Headphone, Mic

2x USB Three.zero / Headphone, Mic

(2) USB Three.zero

(2) USB Three.zero, Headphone/Mic.

2x USB Three.zero / Headphone, Mic

Other

Three-Speed Fan

Three-Speed Fan

LED Color

Three-Speed Fan

Fan LED

Three-Speed Fan

✗ (1x 140mm)

✗ (3x 120 / 2x 140mm)

LED Color

LED Color

LED Power

RGB Lighting Control

Front Fans

2x 140mm (helps 2x 120mm)

1x 90mm

2x 140mm (helps 2x 120mm)

2x 140mm (helps 3x 120mm)

2x 140mm

(Three) 120mm or (2) 140mm

1x 120mm (helps ???x 140mm, 2x 120mm)

1x 120mm (2x 140 / 3x 120mm)

2x 140mm

1x 140mm (helps 2x 140mm)

1x 140mm (helps 3x 120/140mm)

✗ (2x 120/140mm)

1x 140mm (3x 120 / 2x 140mm)

1x 140mm (helps 3x 120/140mm)

2x 140mm (3x 120mm)

1x 120mm (3x 120 / 2x 140mm)

1x 120 mm (3x 120mm / 2x 140mm)

2x 120mm (2x 140mm)

1x 120mm (helps 2x 120mm)

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

1x 80mm (Not Included)

1x 140mm (helps 2x 140mm or 2x 120mm)

2x 120mm

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

1x 120 mm (2x 120mm)

Rear Fans

1x 140mm (helps 1x 120mm)

1x 120mm

1x 140mm (helps 1x 120mm)

1x 140mm (helps 1x 120mm)

1x 140mm (helps 1x 120mm)

(1) 140mm / 120mm

1x 120mm

1x 120mm

1x 120mm

1x 140mm (helps 1x 140/120mm)

1x 140mm (helps 1x 120mm)

1x 120mm (1x 92mm)

1x 120mm

1x 140mm (helps 1x 120mm)

1x 140mm (1x 120mm)

1x 120mm

1x 120mm

1x 120mm

1x 120mm

1x 140mm (1x 120mm)

1x 90mm

1x 120mm

1x 120mm

1x 120mm

Top Fans

2x 140mm (helps 2x 120mm)

1x 230mm (helps 4x 120mm)

✗ (helps 3x 120 / 2x 140mm)

1x 230mm (helps 3x 120/140mm)

(Three) 120mm / 140mm

1x 140mm (helps 2x 140/120mm)

✗ (helps 2x 140/120mm)

✗ (helps 2x 140/120mm)

✗ (helps 4x 120mm)

✗ (2x 120/140mm)

✗ (3x 120 / 2x 140mm)

✗ (helps 2x 120/140mm)

✗ (2x 120/140mm)

✗ (2x 120/140mm)

✗ (2x 120/140mm)

2x 120mm

1x 120mm (helps 2x 120/140mm)

✗ (2x 120/140mm)

2x 120mm (Not Included)

✗ (helps 2x 140mm or 2x 120mm)

✗ (2x 120mm)

Bottom Fans

as much as 3x 120 / 2x 140mm

(2) 120mm

✗ (2x 120/140mm)

X (1x 120mm w/o HDD cage)

2x 120mm (Not Included)

✗ (helps 1x 120mm)

✗ (1x 120mm)

Side Fans

Right: 1x 120mm (helps 2x 120mm)

Left: ✗ (helps 1x 140/120mm)

Right: ✗ (helps 2x 120mm)

Left: ✗ (helps 1x 140/120mm)

Left: 1x 80mm, Right: 1x 80mm

Left: 1x 120mm (Not Included) or 120mm Radiator with 120mm fan or 240mm radiator with 1x 120mm fan

Dampening

Foam (Front), Cloth (Side), Foam (Top)

Asphalt (Right)

Asphalt (Front), Asphalt (Side), Foam (Top)

Foam (Front)

✓ entrance / ✓ left (windowsless model) proper / ✓ (detachable) high

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Extended ATX circumstances are required to carry motherboards as much as 13″ deep (front-to-back). Though such motherboards still fit within the 12″ north-to-south confines of ATX, many of these circumstances are additionally suitable with the eight-slot XL-ATX type issue.

Bigger is not at all times higher, as many builders do not really need a bunch of drive bays or slots to carry all their tools. Mini-ITX matches the efficiency of an ordinary tower into compact areas equivalent to residence theaters and small desks, and a few of these compact items even have carrying handles for simple transport to gaming occasions (LAN events).

Smaller motherboards can at all times be put in in bigger circumstances – e.g. Mini-ITX merely makes use of 4 of the mounting holes from the usual ATX specification. Yet the reverse is usually additionally true, as many ATX circumstances are designed to carry so-called “oversized ATX” motherboards. Often mislabeled as E-ATX, these motherboards technically fall brief of the precise 12″ x 13″ Extended ATX specification. Therefore, we advocate that potential patrons of any “outsized ATX” motherboards have a look at the images, descriptions and measurements of any ATX case earlier than making a purchase order.

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