We have selected for readers 10 models of computer cases of different sizes and several price categories. Classic and strict as opposed to futuristic and playful. Not all PC users attach great importance to the visual appearance of the system unit. For most, it is enough that the computer works and does not glow like a Christmas tree in the evening. But there are also aesthetes who spend more time looking at the body next to the monitor than at the screen itself. Therefore, the rating will be a variety of models.
|Model||Size, mm||Weight, kg||ATX size||Price, $|
|GameMax ST102-200W BS||90x235x255||2||Mini-ITX||40|
|MSI MPG Gungnir 100P||510x227x525||9||ALL*||80|
|NZXT H510 Elite Matte||428x210x435||7.5||ALL*||190|
|MSI MPG Sekira 500X||530x232x545||twenty||ALL*||250|
|Thermaltake The Tower 900||752x423x483||25||ALL*||260|
A cheap black case with a classic design is suitable for inexpensive and compact computers. The mini Tower form factor allows you to fit even large (square) micro ATX motherboards. Aerocool CS-102 dimensions are 190x345x372 mm. Placement of the power supply on top. The kit includes one small fan (80 mm) for blowing. The front panel has USB 3.0.
It is naive to count on high quality materials at such a price. The specified weight is slightly less than two kilograms, which already speaks of thin metal. But the pleasant appearance and matte black finish (inside too) makes the Aerocool CS-102 a very attractive and neat case for ATX designers. Thanks to the convex wall, it will be possible to make cable management without any problems.
Our rating will continue with a miniature case for office (and not only) computers GameMax ST102-200W BS. Such a tiny case will be the perfect choice for those who value space on their desktop. Its dimensions are only 90x235x255 mm. Compatible with mini ITX motherboards. The case cannot be called too cheap, but it comes with a 200W power supply, which is easily enough for a computer with an iGPU.
You can’t install a discrete graphics card, but you can build a PC based on the powerful AMD Ryzen 5600G APU, which will already allow you to play a lot of good games. Charming appearance and miniature bring GameMax ST102-200W BS to the well-deserved ninth place in our rating.
The exact opposite of compactness and dense placement of computer components, the spacious and inexpensive Vinga Sage will accommodate large video cards (up to 350 mm) and E-ATX class motherboards. The lower place under the PSU already refers it to the category of modern cases. Dimensions 210x485x420 mm allow you to put good cooling on the processor. If the user assembles a computer with a high power consumption, then it is better to buy case fans.
Transparent acrylic side panel. There are external connectors: USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Audio 3.5mm. Fans of SATA drives can install two 3.5″ HDDs and two 2.5″ SSDs. Vinga Sage is quite a functional and strict case for its price (albeit made of thin metal).
7th place – Zalman M3
This case differs from its predecessors in thicker walls and weighs more than 6 kg. Dimensions 407x210x457 mm. The Zalman M3 case will easily accommodate modern gaming accessories. The side wall is made of tempered glass. Comes with branded 120mm fans for intake and exhaust.
On the front panel there are USB 3.0. The rear fan is equipped with a white backlight. Classic appearance, strict design, thoughtful ergonomics and thick metal make Zalman M3 an excellent choice for conservative aesthetes.
This gaming case from MSI will accommodate any set of ATX components. The impressive dimensions of 510x227x525 mm allow it to install long video cards with three fans, high coolers for cooling the CPU and the largest motherboards. Body weight more than 9 kg.
The manufacturer thought well about ergonomics. Comes with one 120mm fan (on the back panel). If necessary, you can arrange a complete ventilation system: front panel 3×120 or 3×140 mm, top panel 3×120 mm or 2×140 mm, rear panel 1×120 mm or 1×140 mm. In a case as big as the MSI MPG Gungnir 100P, even top-end components will feel cool and comfortable. In addition, the price of this model is very attractive.
The fifth place is occupied by a compact six-kilogram case NZXT H210i with dimensions of 210x349x372 mm. Installing too large components here will not work, but compact PCs are becoming more and more popular. NZXT is famous for making good cases for computers of all sizes. Model H210i is a bright representative of strict and perfect cases with good ventilation and spaciousness.
Comes with two 120mm fans (top and rear). The case is very nice and will please even those who used to be indifferent to the appearance of the system unit. High-quality and thick metal, tempered glass, excellent build quality – NZXT H210i definitely deserves a place in our rating.
A great gift for March 8 – in pink version, the AH T200 model looks especially beautiful. Consider just such a color of this non-standard computer case. The futuristic design and complex shapes make it stand out from other participants in the rating. Thermaltake AH T200 Pink is made of thick metal and weighs over ten kilograms. Inside there is enough space for any accessories. Case dimensions 444.2x282x551.5 mm. Restriction on the installation of a CPU cooler is 150 mm.
Ports built into the front panel: 1xUSB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C), 2xUSB 3.0. The Thermaltake AH T200 Pink case should definitely stand in a conspicuous place. Its design is not suitable for everyone, but those who still decide to purchase it will be delighted.
This is a premium case for true aesthetes. Matte finish, strict design and a neat combination of white and black – NZXT H510 Elite Matte – the choice of perfectionists. Dimensions 428x210x435 mm. You can shove here a video card up to 368 mm long and a CPU cooler up to 165 mm in height. The case weighs 7.5 kg – thick metal and perfect execution of each element. The side cover is made of tempered glass. Dust filters will not allow components to quickly become dirty.
There are several drive bays for data storage: 3×3.5″ for HDD and 3×2.5″ for SATA SSD. The outer interface panel of the NZXT H510 Elite Matte accommodates USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 3.5mm audio jacks for microphone and headphone. The basic configuration of the fans is also pleasing: front panel 2×140 mm, top panel 1×140 mm.
The body weight is impressive – almost two dozen kilograms. Thick and high-quality steel will easily give odds to Lada cars. Dimensions MSI MPG Sekira 500X are 530x232x545.5 mm. This immediately rejects this model when searching for compact cases. “Ax” is designed to build large and powerful gaming PCs. Possibility of installing long video cards up to 40 centimeters. Any graphics accelerator, motherboard or cooling system will fit here.
The MSI MPG Sekira 500X also has plenty of storage space. Four 3.5″ SATA HDD slots (compatible with 2.5″) + three x 2.5″ SATA SSD. Up to 7 SATA SSD drives can be installed this way. The external panel is rich in connectors: as many as 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type A and 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C, HD Audio.
It looks strict, but very thoughtful and futuristic case with non-standard placement of components. The showcase type of cases is gaining popularity among fans of gaming computers. Thermaltake The Tower 900 gives aesthetic pleasure to its owners. Dimensions are 752×423×483 mm. Weight almost 25 kg. Rarely does an assembled gaming computer weigh how much. Transparent side surfaces are made of tempered glass. Only those who have never seen cases of this class with their own eyes can doubt the quality of the assembly.
We put the Thermaltake The Tower 900 at number one on this list because it gives you incredible creative options. Unlike all the representatives of the rating, this particular tower has well-thought-out ergonomics, which will allow you to install and design beautiful water cooling. The modular design of this model is divided into two parts – the first section is designed to install all the main components, and the second for liquid cooling system radiators, hard drive cages and power supplies.
In terms of additional features, there are six slots (3.5″/2.5″ combined) with HDD/SSD and two more slots for SATA SSD. Fan system: top panel 2×120/140 mm, rear panel 2×120/140 mm, side panels 8×120/140 mm, HDD cage 1×120/140 mm; CBO: side panels 2×480/560 mm. On the system panel 4xUSB 3.0 and audio jacks.
There are hundreds of case models on the Ukrainian market. Among them there are many wonderful options for different tastes and budgets. Many good models could not be included in this rating. There are suitable for compact computers or large workstations. Classic and very strict cases for those who do not like a colorful look, moderately innovative with a modern design, unique futuristic and versatile models that incorporate only the best of all types. The choice is very large and it is easy to miss something important among the thousands of options. It is in order for the reader to better determine the future “house” for their computer components, we have compiled this rating of the TOP-10 cases in Ukraine.