Best Matx Cases for Gaming – There you have it, my list of the top 5 best Micro-ATX cases to use for a gaming PC. There are dozens if not hundreds of possible cases you could use, so I hope my list helped you narrow down your decision from potentially overwhelming to something a little easier.
Whether you’re going for a flashy case with a big tempered glass window to show off all of your RGB lighting, or you want something a little more minimalist, there is definitely a case out there for you. It all comes down to what you want to see on your desk every day.
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1.Corsair Obsidian 750D
- Obsidian Series High Performance Case
- Minimalist Style, Maximum Potential
Corsair’s case lineup has been growing over time with a trickle down approach, as they launched with the venerable (and expensive) Obsidian 800D and have been able to shrink all the way down to the Carbide 200R. Yet outside of the Obsidian 900D, their enthusiast high end (as opposed to the obscene beast that is the 900D) has actually remained relatively unchanged.
Today the Obsidian 750D launches, covering the space the 700D and 800D used to occupy while trickling down the 900D’s industrial design.back to menu ↑
2.InWin 301 Black
- Micro ATX and Mini ITX motherboard compatible
- Detachable tempered glass side panel, remove by pressing a button
Considering a new PC build? If so, we suspect you’re using one of two basic approaches. You’re likely choosing your core components first, and finding a case that will accept them. Or you’re starting with a PC case that you really like, and choosing your components based on what will fit. In Win’s 301 is better suited to the latter scenario. For starters, it’s a Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX mini-tower—no room for full-size ATX motherboards here.
And while there is space inside it for large graphics cards, the case’s compact confines (a bit over 14 inches tall and deep) mean that your storage options will be limited. You can install a single 3.5-inch drive, as well as a pair of 2.5-inch hard drives or solid-state drives (SSDs). That’s plenty for most folks, but it’s a harder limit than in many cases this size or a little bigger.back to menu ↑
3.Thermaltake Versa H18
- Mesh Front Panel with Built in Blue LED Strip
- Compact Micro ATX Form Factor Design with Full Length PSU Cover
Thermaltake is a well-known brand when it comes to creating huge chassis. However, they also take care of the more affordable and compact chassis market too. At a wallet-friendly , the Versa H18 isn’t meant to light the world on fire. However, for those on a tighter budget, it’s obviously set to appeal to peoples wallets. However, affordable doesn’t always mean something is lacking features.
With support for an mATX motherboard, some water cooling, large graphics cards and an ATX PSU, it’s ticking a lot of boxes. It may not have the tempered glass of some more expensive models, but we lived with perspex windows for many years, and there’s still some life in the old windows yet – especially when they cut the price right down this low.back to menu ↑
4.Deep Silence 4 Mini
- A mini tower for compact and silent performance systems, with modular drive cages and space for full size components; Fits Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards.
- Silent PC case with thicker than normal metalwork, dense sound dampening materials, rubber vibration isolators, and insulated drive doors to keep the noise contained.
The Deep Silence 4 is available in three different colours, and each one has a nice brushed metal effect on the plastic front section. Elsewhere, there’s little visual fanfare, but like the Fractal Design Define series the case is modest looking and refined. Build quality on the outside is good all round, and the feet have large rubber pads to contain vibrations, and they also provide the case with plenty of grip and clearance.
The Deep Silence 4 features a case door that occupies the top third of the front panel. Opening it up reveals the reset button and the two optical drive covers, which can easily be clipped in and out of place. You’ll also find an impressively powerful set of fan controllers for so small and cheap a case. Each of the two variable speed sliders can be used to control the speed of up to three fans each.back to menu ↑
5.NZXT H510 Elite – CA-H510E-B1
- More modern: USB 3.1 Gen 2-compatible USB-C connector on the front panel makes it easier than ever to connect smartphones, high-speed external storage, and the latest peripherals to your PC
- Smart device v2: Includes two HUE 2 RGB lighting channels, and three fan channels that support 0dB modes for voltage-regulated or PWM fans
The current trend of RGB lighting and tempered glass panels makes it obvious that many people like to showcase their system builds. NZXT’s H510 Elite is just that, a show case (pardon the pun) that puts your system on display and includes everything an enthusiast could ask for.
But, (UK price as yet unknown), the H510 Elite faces stiff competition, especially from the company’s own H510 and H510i chassis. Those bringing your RGB fans over from a previous build could save as much as one hundred dollars by opting for the H510 or H510i.back to menu ↑
Best Matx Cases for Gaming – Picking the best micro ATX case for your new computer build can be an overwhelming process. With dozens of cases to choose from, how do you know which one is going to be the best suited for what you need? That’s where we come in.