Best Itx Cases – No matter the reason why you want to get a Mini-ITX case, finding a perfect Mini-ITX case for your needs can prove difficult. As with most other components, manufacturers flooded the market with different models, many of which are pretty good choices. But which models are the best ones? Well, if you want to find the answer to that question, scroll below and check out our six best Mini-ITX cases.
You’ll find ultra-compact cases, cases with great airflow, a couple of excellent budget options, a few chunky cases, and one high-end case made for building eye-catching gaming rigs.
1.Thermaltake Core V1
- Supports Mini ITX Motherboard
- 2x USB 3.0, 1x Headphone, 1x Mic Front Ports, Internal Bay: 2x 3.5 inches, 2x 2.5 inches 1 x 200 millimetre fan, 2 x 80 millimetre turbo fans (optional)
- Interchangeable Side Panels: Symmetrical panels to build the system with personality
- Adjustable I/O Panel Location. Extreme Air/Liquid Cooling Configurations Options and Dual Modular Drive Rack Design
- Chambers concept. Advanced ventilation
- Great Expansion in Compact Size: Designed with high-end system compatibility, users can easily install up to 4 data storage devices with modular drive racks, a dual xpansion slot VGA with the length up to 260mm and width up to 40.5mm, a tower CPU cooler with height up to 140 millimeter, and a high wattage PSU with a length up to 180mm.
- Great expansion in compact size
Thermaltake is really starting to increase the quality of their case lineup, giving consumers a ton of new additions that are seriously worth consideration. With that in mind, today we’ve decided to put one of their smaller cases to the test to see how it stacks up in build quality, thermals, noise levels, and assembly.
The case we’ll be looking at today is the polar opposite of the Thermaltake View 71, literally. Its a 10th of the size, and almost equally as cheap in pricing when compared to the Thermaltake Core V1. This is one of the older Mini-ITX cases still being sold today, however, don’t let that fool you. This case still holds a firm place in today’s market thanks to some interesting design features which we’ll touch upon later.
2.Fractal Design Node 804
- Case Type: MicroATX Cube Case
- Material: Aluminum / Steel
- Internal Bay: 8x 3.5", 4x 2.5" or up to 10x 3.5", 2x 2.5" HDD/SSD
- M/B Type: MicroATX, Mini-ITX
The Swedish manufacturer of cases, cooling, and power supply products quickly became globally known for their minimalistic, simple, and functional designs. Today we are looking at their latest cubic Micro-ATX case, the Node 804.
AnandTech has reviewed several Fractal Design cases in the past, from ITX cases to super-tower behemoths. A loyal reader would find it hard not to notice the striking visual similarity between the Node 304 and the Node 804, but these two cases however are nothing alike.
The Node 804 is designed to house a powerful Micro-ATX gaming system, placing it in direct confrontation with cases such as the Corsair Carbide 240 Air. Is the Swedish minimalistic design that retails for $92 capable of facing the competition in the North American market? We will find out in this review.
3.Lian Li TU-150WX
- Aluminum Mini-ITX case with tempered glass left side panel
- 2 x USB 3 0 1 x type C HD Audio front ports
- Hdd 2 x 2 5" Or 1 x 2 5" And 1 x 3 5"
- Power Supply :ONLY Supports SFX/SFX-L Size Power Supply
- Graphics Card LIMIT SIZE：L
The Lian Li TU150 is the successor of the TU100 and TU200 cases from around 2012. While those are clearly geared towards users who required portability above all else with their utilitarian designs, the TU150 we are reviewing today is decisively cleaner, dare I say sexier, and comes with an excellent material mix of aluminium, glass, and steel while offering a brand new, extremely well engineered approach to the previously so simple and crude handle.
Lian Li has made some very notable cases over the years and equally a few not so great ones along the journey. Today we are looking at something that could turn out to be the rightful successor to the now-aging Mini-ITX entry from Lian Li. The TU100 which we looked at back in 2013.
4.InWin A1 Plus Black Mini-ITX
- Personalize your rig with addressable RGB modes! The A1 Plus features a tinted transparent stand and the addressable RGB lights Pierce through to create an awesome lighting experience.
- The A1 Plus comes with two complementary Sirius loop ASL120 fans. The matte black structure is fitted with dual radiant addressable RGB loops. The circular RGB Outline is presented on both sides of the fan So lighting is present no matter the fan placement.
- The PSU is prebuilt within the A1 Plus with the cables already managed and is accommodated with two GPU connectors (PCI-E 6 + 2-pin) for high-end graphics cards. Power Supply Compatibility - InWin 650W PSU Included. AC Input/Efficient - AC input: 100-240V / 80 PLUS Gold
- The A1 Plus's convenient wireless charging Station is now WPC Qi 1.2 Certified. It NOW emits 10W of power to strengthen the charging capacity to Qi enabled mobile devices and gaming mice.
- The square structure provides a hassle-free installation, and the capacity to house powerful hardware in its Mini-ITX form. The A1 Plus supports a CPU heatsink height up to 160mm and accommodates up to 320mm length Graphics cards.
The In Win A1 is a compact chassis that clearly speaks the design language we have come to love from the company, but aims to combine a compact size with excellent balance in compatibility. To achieve this, the unit comes with a 600 W PSU purpose-built for the chassis, which gives it an edge over other brands that may not have the ability to design their own power supplies.
While we have the classic A1 in black for review, you also have the choice of a white version. In Win even followed up with the A1 Plus, which upgrades the PSU slightly and includes two fans right out of the box.
5.Cooler Master NR200
- Vented Panel: The NR200 is flanked with five ventilated steel panels for unrestricted airflow.
- Unrestricted Cooling Potential: Holds up to 7 fans. 5 sides of open ventilation. Fits CPU coolers up to 155mm tall or up to 280mm long radiators.
- Full-size GPU Compatible: Triple slot GPUs are supported with a maximum length of 330mm and maximum width of 156mm. Vertical mounting is optional.
- 360 Degree Accessibility: Every panel and frame part can be dismantled to allow advanced disassembly and 360 degrees of access to work on components.
- High-quality Materials: Thick, powder coated SGCC steel lasts the life time of the chassis and resists marring from transport or handling.
- Custom Cooling Support: Two liquid cooling pump locations alongside side and bottom radiator mounting locations allow for powerful, custom water-cooled builds inside a compact enclosure
- Easy, Tool-free access: All external panels, including the tempered glass and top-mounted fans, are secured with pins for easy removal, facilitating quick access to the internals without the use of tools.
The Cooler Master NR200 houses big features in a small size, and I feel like that’s an understatement. This case surprised me in so many ways, because Cooler Master in the past has been quite disappointing.
However, with the NR200 and the NR200P I feel like nothing is really missing, and they have really nailed the design, the price point, and the feature set. With this new release they have created some serious competition for the Ncase M1 and the entire experience here has been almost flawless.
Best Itx Cases – Mini-ITX cases are small form factor cases made for compact builds. Builds for people who don’t have lots of space under their desk or for tiny HTPC builds sitting under a TV. For portable rigs that are always moved. Or for console-like gaming PC builds that need to take as little space as possible next to a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.