Best Itx Cases

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.

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1.Thermaltake Core V1

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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.

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2.Fractal Design Node 804

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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.

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3.Lian Li TU-150WX

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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.

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4.InWin A1 Plus Black Mini-ITX

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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.

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5.Cooler Master NR200

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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.

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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.

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