Upgrades Information

Case Choices

An often neglected part of building a computer is the case. Its the part that defines the look of your custom build PC, holds all the components in their place and importantly is responsible for a large chunk of getting rid of the stuff that kills computer parts - heat! Here at UK Gaming computers, we only use the best cases out there, which is unlike a lot of our competitors who use cheap substandard cases as its a very comon corner cutting trait. Who wants their £1000 PC in a £20 case? When choosing a case, we recommend you pick the best one that you can afford, as it is one of the parts that you will probably reuse upgrade after upgrade.

It is also worth noting that because we are not tied to a specific brand/supplier we can provide you with exactly the case you wish. If you have seen something and want to incorporate it into your build or want to know what we think of it then please do feel free to get in contact with us.

 

Normal ATX Size Cases  Mini Cases

 

 

Fractal Design Core 2300

The Fractal Design Core 2300 is probably the best value for money case on the market right now. The Core 2300 is the compact ATX Mid Tower of the x3 Series that combines a clean, modern exterior design with great cooling and component compatibility. It comes with two pre-installed fans, and great radiator support for its size The case is equipped with two pre-installed 120mm fans and can support both 280mm and 240mm water cooling radiators. An innovative vertical hard drive bracket can fit a total of six drives - three 3.5" drives and three 2.5" drives. An additional 2.5" SSD mounting is available behind the power supply position. A beautiful build is easy to achieve with the black/white contrasted interior and well-designed cable routing capabilities. If you are building a budget system then unlike 95% of other budget cases the Z1 is actually really good!

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - (WxHxD):195 x 431 x 450mm
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120mm black & White fan (1 x Included, 1 Optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm black & White fan (Included)
  • Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm (Optional)
  • Front Panel - USB 2.0 x 1, USB 3.0 x 1, MIC x 1, SPK x 1
  • Weight - 5.2 kg
  • Material - Plastic, Steel
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Mini ITX, Micro ATX ATX motherboard compatibility
  • Graphics cards up to 380mm in length may be instaled
  • Filtered fan slots in front and bottom
  • CPU coolers up to 162 mm in height
  • Extra cable routing holes for usage with mATX motherboards
  • Our verdict - One of the very few decent budget cases on the market, no frills and simple looks.

 

 

Zalman Z3 Plus Black

The Zalman Z3 plus case is essentially the same case as the standard Z3 but with a side window, and extra case fan in the roof and a Blue LED front fan. The Zalman Z3 Plus case has Optimimal cooling performance with space for 5 fans with 4 pre installed as standard. The Z3 Plus supports a bottom PSU installation for effective cooling of the PSU, and to aid case stability. USB ports, audio socket, power and reset buttons set on the front for user convenience. Dust filter on the bottom and front of the case prevents dust entering. Anti-vibration Rubbers on the bottom of the case.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 192(W)x465(H)x430(D)mm
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120mm fan (1 x Blue LED Included, 1 Optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm black fan (Included)
  • Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm black fan (2 x Included0
  • Front Panel - USB 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 x 1, MIC x 1, SPK x 1, Fan Control button
  • Weight - 6 kg
  • Material - Plastic, Steel
  • Colour - Black or White
Features:

 

 

Corsair Carbide Spec 01

Carbide Series SPEC-01 is proof that great looks, smart design, and durable construction don’t need to be pricy, and that basic doesn’t need to be boring. You get aggressive styling, a huge side panel window for admiring your components, and an LED-lit front intake fan that draws cool air directly to your graphics cards. Inside, there’s room for up to five fans, and the four combination hard drive / SSD trays make storage installation and upgrades quick and easy. Cable routing cutouts help you reduce clutter, and the built-in dust filters help protect your components. Up front, the USB 3.0 connector gets you up to speed with the latest high-performance storage devices.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 479mm x 200mm x 430mm
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fan (1 x Red LED Included, 1 x Optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm Fan (Optional)
  • Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fan (Optional)
  • Front Panel - USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 1, Audio in/out x 1
  • Weight - 4.8kg
  • Material - Steel
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Tons of fan mounts
  • USB 3.0 front port with internal connector
  • Large side panel window
  • Cable routing and CPU cooler backplate motherboard cutouts
  • Seven PCIe slots with room for long graphics cards up to 420mm long
  • Dust filters for front and PSU intake
  • Our verdict - A flexable case with a cool design backed with Corsair Quality at a great price

 

 

Corsair Carbide Spec 03

Carbide Series SPEC-03 has an extremely aggressive, game-oriented design and superior air cooling for your high-performance GPUs. The cleverly designed interior allows for the included LED-lit front intake fan to draw cold air directly to your graphics cards, and there’s room for up to six fans for massive cooling potential. There’s a huge windowed side panel that lets you admire your work, and the cable routing system and dust filters help you build a clean system and keep it clean, too. Tool-free installation of up to three 3.5” hard drives and two solid-state drives make it easy to add and upgrade storage. And, it’s easy to live with, too -- the dual front panel USB 3.0 ports let you take advantage of the latest high-speed storage devices.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 500mm x 220mm x 430mm
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fan (1 x Red LED Included, 1 x Optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm Fan (1 x Black Fan Included)
  • Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fan (Optional)
  • Front Panel - USB 2.0 x 2, Audio in/out x 1
  • Weight - 4.8kg
  • Material - Steel
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Tons of fan mounts
  • 2 x USB 3.0 front ports with internal connector
  • Large side panel window
  • Cable routing and CPU cooler backplate motherboard cutouts
  • Seven PCIe slots with room for long graphics cards up to 426mm long
  • Dust filters for front and PSU intake
  • Our verdict - A flexable case with a cool design with sligtly better cooling than the Spec 01 backed with Corsair Quality at a great price

 

 

Zalman Z11 Plus

This Z11 Plus chassis marries functionality with form to provide a brilliant offering. The front mesh cover provides cool air into the system, with dust filter pre-fitted to reduce dust and dirt from entering at the same time. The chassis supports up to 7 system fans providing an unrivalled array of options to expel air from the case effectively. The case also has a powerful HDD cooling solution with the heat expeling out of both side of the chassis itself. The case boasts a nice clean cut designed Side Panel to showcase your interior and hardware. Dual USB 3.0 ports are included on the top I/O Ports for user convience and expandability.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 260 x 498 x 525 (W H D) mm
  • Front Cooling: 1 x 120mm Blue LED (Included)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm Blue LED (Included)
  • Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm (1 x Blue LED included, 1 x Optional)
  • Front Panel - Mic x 1, Headphones x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 (passthrough) x 2
  • Weight - 7.3 kg
  • Material - Plastic, Steel
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Front Mesh Cover for High Cooling Performance
  • Zalman’s Powerful HDD Cooling Solution
  • Side-Panel windows as standard
  • Supports Bottom PSU Installation and Aperture for Cable Management
  • Spacious Interior for 290mm Card Installation
  • Supports Dual USB 3.0 Ports
  • Our verdict - The Z11 even better with Blue LED Fans and USB 3.0

 

 

Zalman Z11 Plus Hellfire Edition

This Z11 Plus Hellfire Edition (HF1) chassis marries functionality with form to provide a brilliant offering. The front mesh cover provides cool air into the system, with dust filter pre-fitted to reduce dust and dirt from entering at the same time. The chassis supports up to 7 system fans providing an unrivalled array of options to expel air from the case effectively. The case also has a powerful HDD cooling solution with the heat expeling out of both side of the chassis itself. The case boasts a nice clean cut designed Side Panel to showcase your interior and hardware. Dual USB 3.0 ports are included on the top I/O Ports for user convience and expandability.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 260 x 498 x 525 (W H D) mm
  • Front Cooling: 1 x 120mm Red LED (Included)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm Red LED (Included)
  • Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm (1 x Blue LED included, 1 x Optional)
  • Front Panel - Mic x 1, Headphones x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 (passthrough) x 2
  • Weight - 7.3 kg
  • Material - Plastic, Steel
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Front Mesh Cover for High Cooling Performance
  • Zalman’s Powerful HDD Cooling Solution
  • Side-Panel windows as standard
  • Supports Bottom PSU Installation and Aperture for Cable Management
  • Spacious Interior for 290mm Card Installation
  • Supports Dual USB 3.0 Ports
  • Our verdict - The same as a Z11 Plus but with Red fans giving an evil like appearance!

 

 

Thermaltake Core V31

The new Thermaltake Core V31 mid-tower chassis, a new addition to the Core Series, which has now arrived following the launch of Core V71, Core V1, and Core V51, while retaining the curved metal mesh appearance, it delivers an outstanding cooling performance with the compatibility for the extensive DIY/AIO LCS, and the air cooling units that the series has become renowned for. Core V31 is an enthusiast’s grade mid-tower chassis creating unprecedented space for high-end hardware and liquid cooling expansion, supporting the latest ATX, Micro ATX, Mini-ITX motherboards, and all high-end GPU cards.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions -  470 x 208 x 506 mm (H x W x D)
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120mm (1 x Black included)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm Black (Included)
  • Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm (Optional)
  • Front Panel - 1 x Headphone, 1 x Mic In, 2 x USB 3.0
  • Weight - 7.1 kg
  • Material - Steel, plastic
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Enthusiast Design
  • Innovative Tool-free Design
  • Fully Modular Concept
  • Advanced Ventilation
  • Our verdict - A very aggressively priced flexible case capable of housing multiple setups.

Zalman Z9 Neo White

The new Zalman Z9 Neo is a game changer. Complete with features that are usually only ever found on high end cases not only does it look great but performs great too. Complete with a PSU cover, clear side window and a whopping 5 case fans (2 Blue LED) it is capable of keeping the most powerful of systems cool enough.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions -  205 x 490 x 482mm (W x H x D)
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120mm (2 x included)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm (Included)
  • Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm (2 x Blue LED included)
  • Front Panel - 1 x Headphone, 1 x Mic In, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
  • Weight - 6.0 kg
  • Material - Steel, plastic
  • Colour - White
Features:
  • 5 fans out of the box
  • Soundproofed
  • PSU Cover
  • Dust Filters
  • Side Window
  • Tool Free HDD Installation
  • Our verdict - Capable of handling a high end system, with modern looks at a stonking price point.

 

 

Fractal Design R5 Black Pearl or Artic White

The Fractal Design Define R5 is the latest in the Define Series of computer cases offering minimalistic and stunning Scandinavian design fused with maximum sound reduction, configurability and functionality. The Define R5 case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, ModuVent™ fan vent covers and finely tuned Dynamic Series fans. The Define R5 was designed with configurability in mind, accommodating up to 8 hard drives and all modern graphics card. Should you wish to expand your system with water cooling components or more fans the layout can easily be configured to meet your demand.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - (WxHxD): 232 x 451 x 521mm
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120mm fans (1 x Silent included, 1 x Optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm fan (Silent included)
  • Top Cooling: 3 x 120mm fans (optional)
  • Front Panel - 2 - USB 3.0, 2 - USB 2.0, Audio I/O, Fan controller (behind door)
  • Weight - 12.3 kg
  • Material - Steel
  • Colour - Black or White
Features:
  • Optimally designed for silent computing with high density noise-reducing material throughout the case for maximum sound absorption, while not compromising on airflow and cooling capabilities.
  • Equipped with new tool-less ModuVent™ fan slot covers allowing the user to install more fans if desired or keep fan slots covered to maximize sound absorption.
  • Two side custom mounted front door - install the door the way it suits you
  • Three-speed fan controller is strategically integrated in the front panel and supports up to 3 fans
  • Our verdict - The only decent near silent case on the market with simple looks and capable of handling high end systems

 

 

NZXT Phantom 410 White

NZXT introduces the descendant of the revolutionary Phantom, the Phantom 410. The beautiful and sleek Phantom design set the trend of all white chassis and idealized optimal expansion and cooling. In comparison to its predecessor, the Phantom 410 delivers more value for every dollar spent and possesses an acrylic window that allows gamers to admire the power of their rig.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 215mm(W) x 516mm(H) X 532mm(D)
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120mm fans (1 x White included, 1 x Optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm fan (included)
  • Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm fans (1 x White included, 1 x Optional)
  • Side Cooling: 1 x 120mm fan (Optional)
  • Front Panel - 2 - USB 3.0, 2 - USB 2.0, Audio I/O
  • Weight - 9 kg
  • Material - Steel
  • Colour - White
Features:
  • Clearance for top 240mm dual radiator for water cooling solutions
  • Removable HDD cage to allow more room for extended video cards
  • Single 120mm/140mm side fan with acrylic window for interior viewing and cooling
  • 30W 3-step fan control for setting up your system for silence or performance
  • Our verdict - A smaller version of the revolutionary Phantom, great looks, great cooling.

 

 

NZXT Phantom White

NZXT presents the cutting edge Phantom Full Tower Chassis. Designed with sleek, pristine contours, the Phantom radiates personality and quality. As with all NZXT products, we strive to set apart our customers from the rest with unique, original designs – we run the extra mile so you won’t have to settle with the typical rectangular box. The Phantom delivers high performance cooling advantages with 7 fan cooling options, dual radiator support, quad watercooling cutouts, and five 20W per channel fan controls. An innovative 5.25” screwless system, vast space to encompass 7 hard drives, and five 5.25” bays enable smooth customization. Establish your power, your presence.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 222 x 540 x 623mm (W x H x D)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm Fan (included)
  • Top Cooling: 1 x Blue LED 200mm (included)
  • Side Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fans(included)
  • Front Cooling: 1 x 120mm Fans(Optional)
  • Front Panel - 2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire and 2 x Audio
  • Weight - 11kg
  • Material - Steel / Plastic
  • Colour - White
Features:
  • LED on/off button to control fan lighting
  • Rubber PSU and case feet to reduce vibration
  • Vast space within the enclosure allows for 7 hard drives with SDD support and up to five 5.25” bays
  • Screwless Drive Bay Rail Support
  • Built in Fan Controller
  • Our verdict - A Superb case with a funky design

 

 

Corsair Carbide Air 540

The unconventional design of Carbide Series Air 540 utilizes dual chambers to deliver cooler air to your CPU, graphics cards, motherboard, and memory without your drives or power supply getting in the way. The included custom Air Series AF140L intake and exhaust fans provide great airflow performance at lower noise levels than typical case fans. And, you can mount up to six 120mm or five 140mm fans, with 280mm top radiator support and room for a 360mm radiator on the front panel. Like all Corsair cases, Carbide Series Air 540 is designed for fast, neat, and satisfying builds. The tinted, oversized flush-mount side window lets you show off your work.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 415mm x 332mm x 458mm
  • Front Cooling: 3 x 120mm Fan (2 x 120mm black included)
  • Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm (Optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm Black Fan (included)
  • Front Panel - 2 x USB3.0 and 2 x Audio
  • Weight - 7.4kg
  • Material - Steel / Plastic
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Unconventional design
  • Dual Chamber Air Cooling
  • Easy access, low-restriction dust filters
  • Tinted Side Window
  • Our verdict - An excellent performing case with a design like nothing else!

 

 

Corsair Obsidian 750D

The Obsidian Series 750D full tower PC case combines generous expansion flexibility, room for advanced cooling options, and an interior that’s optimized for fast and easy builds and upgrades. It has a clean, elegant exterior that dispenses with arbitrary plastic add-ons in exchange for the beauty of brushed aluminum and solid steel. This rigid, rugged exterior surrounds a frame that has ample room for high-performance components and the sophisticated cooling you’ll need if you’re going to push those components to their limits. And, it incorporates a host of clever system builder-focused features, because building a system should be straightforward, trouble-free, and even fun.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions -  560mm x 235mm x 546mm
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fan (2 x Black Included)
  • Top Cooling: 3 x 120mm Fan (Optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm black Fan (Included)
  • Bottom Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fans (Optional)
  • Front Panel - 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0 (x1) Headphone, (x1) MIC
  • Material - Brushed aluminum and steel
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Nine PCI-E expansion slots support double and triple GPUs
  • Room for up to ten drives
  • Dust filters are easily accessible and removable
  • Our verdict - A High end case with a classy look thanks to the brushed aluminum front panel

 

 

NZXT Switch 810 White

Experience the pinnacle of chassis design! Switch 810 is an epic hybrid case built for the hardcore PC enthusiast. This full tower chassis introduces a first of its kind concept for more versatility and adaptability to any configuration. It can be modified for superior water cooling or superb airflow through seamless operation. The Switch 810 is the ultimate powerhouse suitable for any type of PC enthusiast – whether you are liquid cooling, silent performance, or extreme airflow. You will have full control to customize all the features of Switch 810 based upon your preference.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions -  235mm(W) x 605mm(H) X 577mm(D)
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fan (1 x White Blade Included, 2 optional)
  • Top Cooling: 3 x 120mm Fan (1 x White Blade Included, 2 optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm black Fan (1 x White blade Included)
  • Bottom Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fans (Optional)
  • Front Panel - 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0 (x1) Headphone, (x1) MIC, 1 x SD Card Reader
  • Material - SECC Steel, ABS Plastic, Transparent Acrylic
  • Colour - White
Features:
  • Unique hybrid full tower chassis optimized for extreme liquid cooling, airflow, or silence
  • Supports high-end water cooling solutions: top 360/420mm and bottom 140/240mm radiator support
  • Clever hybrid fin design allows the user to choose between maximum airflow or sound reduction
  • Removable HDD pull-out cages and large storage capacity for 7 hard drives
  • Rear white i/o light with toggle switch
  • Easily removable bottom filters in the front and rear to prevent dust from entering
  • Our verdict - An excellent case for a large watercooling loop ideal for high end water cooled or air cooled systems

 

 

Coolermaster HAF X

The much anticipated HAF X arrives as the flagship of the popular HAF (High Air Flow) series. Designed for performance systems, this chassis is able to house today's latest and hottest CPUs, motherboards, graphics cards and is even compatible with USB 3.0 devices. With specialized support and cooling for graphic cards, massive airflow with the help of up to four gigantic fans and easy access to installed components, this as close as it gets to a system builder's 'dream case'.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions -  (W / H / D) 230 x 599 x 550 mm
  • Front Cooling: 1 x 230mm Red LED Fan (Included)
  • Top Cooling: 1 x 200mm Red LED Fan (Included)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm black Fan (Included)
  • Side Cooling: 1 x 200mm black Fan (Included)
  • Front Panel - USB 3.0 x 2 (internal),USB 2.0 x 2, IEEE 1394a x 1, e-SATA x 1, Audio x 1, Mic x 1
  • Material - Steel, mesh, polymer
  • Colour - Midnight Black
Features:
  • Internal USB 3.0 on front I/O panel
  • Air duct to cool the latest graphic cards
  • Power supply partition to conceal cables
  • Advanced cable management with rubber grommets
  • Our verdict - One of Coolermasters best cases suitable for high end systems

 

 

Coolermaster Cosmos SE

More aggressive, more furious - a sporty addition to the COSMOS series - the COSMOS SE. It features a classic supercar design with curved aluminum handles. Behind the front mesh panel are two 120mm blue LED fans with a LED on/off function. Liquid cooling is the name of the game. It supports up to 3 radiators at once. Contained within the desirable exterior of the COSMOS SE is the support for truly exceptional system builds. COSMOS SE comes capable of supporting up to 8 fans with four being preinstalled. Two 120mm blue LED fans in the front with LED on/off control, one 140mm fan in the top, and one 120mm fan in the rear to provide strategically placed cooling for all of a user's systems components. Superior liquid cooling support is built in for 120, 240, 280, and 360mm radiators with users being able to install a 120, 280, and a 360mm radiator all at once. Users with light to massive storage needs will find their needed balance with support for up to 8 HDDs / 18 SSDs via removable HDD/SSD cages. The COSMOS SE supports multiple high-end graphics cards up to 395mm / 15.5 inches long and even support for tall CPU coolers up to 175mm / 6.9 inches.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - (W x H x D) 263.8 x 569.4 x 524.4 mm
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fan (2 x switchable Blue LED Included)
  • Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fan (1 x 140mm Included, 1 x optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm (Included)
  • Front Panel - USB 3.0 x 2 ,USB 2.0 x 2, Audio x 1, Mic x 1
  • Material - Polymer, steel, aluminum, mesh front bezel, rubber
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Supercar inspired design with aluminum curve handles
  • Supports up to 8 fans, including 4 installed fans – two front 120mm blue LED fans with LED on/off control, one top 140mm fan and one rear 120mm fan
  • Great expandability with the support of up to 8 HDDs/18 SSDs
  • Supports all high-end VGAs up to 395mm/15.5 inches long and CPU coolers up to 175mm/6.9 inches tall
  • Multiple removable dust filters (top, front, bottom, side panel) for improved system maintenance
  • Our verdict - A Smaller version of the massively popular Cosmos II

 

 

Corsair 780T Black

The stunning Graphite Series 780T Full-Tower PC case can satisfy the most hardcore gamer or overclocker with ample room for nine drives and nearly a dozen large cooling fans. Into water cooling? You’ll appreciate the generous space for dual 360mm radiators. And, you’ll get everything done faster: the 780T offers easy maintenance shortcuts like tool-free removal of side panels, hard drives, and graphics cards. A three-speed fan control button and generous options for peripheral connections make the front-panel a true time saver.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 637mm x 288mm x 602mm
  • Front Cooling: 3 x 120mm (2 x Red LED Included, 1 Optional)
  • Top Cooling: 3 x 120mm (Optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm fan (Included)
  • Front Panel - USB 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 x 2, MIC x 1, SPK x 1, 3 speed fan controller
  • Weight - 11.3 kg
  • Material - Plastic, Steel
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Rounded corners and a sleek, cohesive design
  • Latched side panels for easy access
  • Dual 360mm radiator support
  • Front-panel three-mode fan controller and four USB ports
  • Smart storage configuration
  • Our verdict - Modern looks with excellent thermal performance

 

 

Corsair Graphite 760T

The Graphite Series 760T full-tower PC case starts with a visually stunning design that’s a match for its stunning performance potential. The beauty begins on the outside with its sculpted shapes and ingenious, full windowed hinged side panel with flush-mount latches. The front panel has two massive 140mm intake fans bathed in soft LED light, and there’s a dual-speed fan selector for performance or silence. Inside, there’s ample cooling potential, with eight fan mounting locations and room for multiple radiators for self-contained liquid CPU coolers, or even custom liquid cooling. And, clever touches like modular drive cages and laterally mounted SSD bays maximize interior volume to help your high-performance dreams come true.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 568mm x 246mm x 564mm
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120/140mm Fan (2 x white LED Included)
  • Top Cooling: 3 x 120/140mm Fan (optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120/140mm (Included)
  • Front Panel - USB 3.0 x 2 ,USB 2.0 x 2, Audio x 1, Mic x 1
  • Material - Steel
  • Colour - Black & White
Features:
  • Gorgeous full panel window for maximum visibility of your internal components
  • Hinged side panels with quick release latches for easy access
  • Generous expansion room for building high-performance systems
  • Includes three AF140L fans, (front fans with white LEDs)
  • Four tool-free dedicated SSD cages, sideways mounted
  • Our verdict - One of the visually best cases out there, the photos dont do it justice

 

 

Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower

The Obsidian Series 900D Super Tower PC case is the platform of choice for your next ultimate dream PC. Whether you’re integrating state-of-the-art liquid or air cooling, building a quad-GPU, dual-CPU graphics powerhouse, creating a monster file server, or even all of the above in one incredible system, 900D makes it happen.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions -  27.2” x 9.9” x 25.6”
  • Cooling: 15 fan mount locations!
  • Front Panel - x4 USB 2.0, x2 USB 3.0, (x1) Headphone, (x1) MIC
  • Material - Brushed aluminum front fascia with full cast aluminum surround structure front and rear
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Includes three 120mm AF120L and one 140mm AF140L exhaust fan
  • Up to fifteen total fan mount locations
  • Magnetic latch bottom HDD/Radiator chamber access with swing-out doors
  • Removable lower rad covers allow you to customize between cooling and clean, refined appearance
  • Ten expansion slots for multi-GPU dream systems
  • Easily removable dust filters and fan covers
  • Our verdict - Not a case for the faint hearted!

 

 

Coolermaster Cosmos 2

The COSMOS 2 Ultra Tower features a streamlined design accentuated by a pair of distinctive handles like no other. The smooth, brushed aluminum touch of the side panels unlock and swing open like the doors of a luxurious race-car.

Hidden behind the front slide cover lies a stack of hot-swappable drive bays. The black interiors provide enough space for oversized XL-ATX System Boards equipped with 4 double width graphics accelerators. A second slide cover on top hides the Advanced Control Panel to manage up to 10 fans and their respective LED lights. The combination of its elegant looks, numerous expansion options and features make the COSMOS 2 a “Dream Case”

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 344(W) x 704(H) x 664(D)mm
  • Front Cooling: 1 x 200/120mm Fan (1 x 200mm Blue LED Fan included)
  • Top Cooling: 3 x 120mm Fan(s) (1 x black included)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 140mm black Fan (included)
  • Side Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fans (Optional)
  • Front Panel - USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 4, e-SATA x 1, Audio In and Out
  • Material - Exterior: Aluminum, Mesh, Synthetics
  • Colour - Midnight Black
Features:
  • Stylish and streamlined race-car inspired design
  • Brushed aluminum and steel for strength and elegance
  • Airflow optimized design
  • Advanced Control Panel
  • 4 channel fan speed control
  • Its even got its own website! - www.coolermaster.com/microsite/cosmos_ii/
  • Our verdict - The best case on the market. Enough said!

 

Mini Cases

 

Coolermaster Elite 130

The Elite 130 is an ultra compact case with support for full size high-end desktop components. Other than conventional Mini-ITX cases, the Elite 130 supports more affordable, efficient and easily available full size ATX PSU's. It can accommodate even the largest high-end VGAs, a 5.25" optical drive and up to 3 HDDs and 4 SSDs. You can even install a 120mm radiator in the front for extreme cooling. Thanks to a smart airflow system featuring 2 fans and the full mesh front panel it manages to still keep the system extremely cool.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions -(W x H x D) 240 x 207.4 x 398.5 mm
  • Front Cooling: 1 x 120mm Fan (included)
  • Side Cooling: 1 x 80mm Fan (included)
  • Front Panel - USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 1, MIC x 1, SPK x 1
  • Weight - 3.1 kg
  • Material - Steel alloy
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Incredibly small and quiet
  • Full mesh front panel for optimized cooling
  • Supports standard full sized ATX PSU
  • Supports ultra high-end graphics card up to 343mm
  • Our verdict - An excelent mini case offering superb value for money

 

 

Corsair Obsidian 250D Mini ITX case

If you want to build a Mini ITX system without sacrificing expansion, flexibility, or performance, the Obsidian Series 250D is your answer. Though it’s small on the outside, the 250D has room for standard components like a full-size 5.25” optical drive, a full-length GPU, a 240mm radiator, and even a full-size ATX power supply. The sleek aluminum front fascia provides the striking yet subtle design that Obsidian Series cases are known for, and a top window gives you a close-up view of your high-performance components. The 250D is a great choice if you want full size performance in a small space.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 351mm x 277mm x 290mm
  • Front Cooling: 1 x 120mm Fan (included)
  • Side Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fan (1 x included, 1 x optional)
  • Front Panel - USB 3.0 x 2, MIC x 1, SPK x 1
  • Weight - 6 kg
  • Material - Brushed Aluminum and Steel
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • For compact performance in a small size
  • Black anodized brushed aluminum fascia
  • Fits full-size components
  • Windowed top panel
  • Our verdict - One of the best designed mini cases out there, its small, quiet and expandable - perfect for mid and high end mini builds

 

 

Fractal Design Node 304 Black & White Mini ITX case

The Node 304 is not much bigger than a shoe box and is unique to out Mini PC range! It is the latest compact computer chassis from Fractal Design featuring a unique modular interior for outstanding configurability. The Node 304 accommodates up to six hard drives. Unused mounting brackets can removed to allow for long graphic cards, additional airflow or more space for organizing cables. Additionally, it is equipped with three hydraulic bearing fans, easy-to-clean air filters in all intakes and two front USB 3.0 ports. Featuring hybrid functionality, the Node 304 case is ideally used as a cool-running file server, a stylish and quiet home theatre PC or a powerful gaming system highlighting minimalistic and stunning Scandinavian design and maximum functionality.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions -(W x H x D): 250 x 210 x 374 mm
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 92mm Fans (included)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm Fan (included)
  • Front Panel - USB 3.0 x 2, MIC x 1, SPK x 1
  • Weight - 4.9 kg
  • Material - Steel & Aluminum
  • Colour - Black or White
Features:
  • Incredibly small and quiet
  • Filtered air intakes ensure a dust-free environment for internal components
  • Three Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans included
  • Fan controller for all fans included
  • Our verdict - One of the few Mini ITX cases that can handle a high end system and still remain quiet. A technological revolution!

 

 

BitFenix Prodigy Black and White Mini ITX case

Another Mini ITX case exclusive to the Mini PC Range. Meticulously crafted and beautifully engineered, Prodigy redefines the Mini-ITX chassis. The compact housing is suspended by handles made with BitFenix FyberFlex™ Composite for easy portability and maximum shock absorption. On the inside, our modular FlexCage™ gives you the flexibility to install up to five 3.5" hard disks or 2.5" SSDs, or remove it entirely to fit up to 240mm watercooling radiators and long graphics cards. For added flexibility, additional SSD locations are also included, and a choice of Midnight Black or Arctic White with interchangeable front facades mean Prodigy will suit your individual style. With tool-free convenience, two USB 3.0 ports, filtered intakes, and proprietary BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment, Prodigy is the compact case with no compromises.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - (WxHxD) 250 x 404 x 359mm
  • Front Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fans (1 x included, 1 x Optional)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm Fan (1 x included)
  • Front Panel - USB 3.0 x 2, MIC x 1, SPK x 1
  • Weight - 6.7 kg
  • Material - Steel & Plastic
  • Colour - Black or White
Features:
  • Beautifully Compact
  • BitFenix FyberFlex™ Composite Handles
  • BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment – Luxurious matte finish and soft feel
  • Our verdict - A little bigger than the Node 304 but solves the lack of optical drive in a mini ITX system issue

 

 

Aerocool DS Cube With Window

Aerocools DS-Cube, with its elegant appeals and clean design, is the perfect chassis for latest small-form-factor components! Users have the choice between total of six color variations. Furthermore, each of the models is equipped with a removable and exchangeable top-cover, allowing users to switch between the plain-color version for silence mode and a mesh-design version for improved airflow. Thanks to its compact size, DS-Cube is the perfect companion to attend LAN-Parties.

Specifications:
  • Dimensions - 265mm (W) x 328mm (H) x 352mm (D)
  • Front Cooling: 1 x 200mm Fan or 1 x 120mm (1 x 200mm Included)
  • Rear Cooling: 1 x 120mm Fan (1 x included)
  • Top Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fan (Optional)
  • Front Panel - USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, MIC x 1, SPK x 1
  • Weight - 6.8 kg
  • Material - Steel
  • Colour - Black
Features:
  • Super-Silent cube gaming case solidly built with 0.8mm SGCC to block out most of the noise.
  • Leather coated front and top panels with smooth surface finishing
  • Supports high-end graphic card up to 320mm
  • Removable PSU dust filter for easy cleaning
  • Interchangeable top cover design. Both plastic top cover (Silence version) and Mesh top cover are included.
  • Our verdict - A great looking case that is exceptionally quiet

 

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