One of the basic elements needed in every PC is a Gaming Cabinet – also called a Gaming Cabinet in America – in which to put all the components. They come in different shapes and sizes, and generally the more unique the design, the stronger and easier the components are to assemble, the more expensive it will be. This article will help you in the choice, giving examples of different price ranges, but all the boxes are very good in terms of quality-price.
NOX Modus Gaming Cabinet
The Modus is a model for those who do not want to spend a lot on a box and want to build a normal equipment for games without special requirements – like an i5 and a GTX 1050 Ti / RX 570, for example. Unlike other boxes in this price range, it has a side window in case you opt for a heatsink with lighting, or you want to tune the inside of the Gaming Cabinet a bit more.
It includes as standard a 120 mm front fan Gaming Cabinet- to choose between no colors, or red, green or blue color – and you can put another 80 mm rear fan. It has two 5.25-inch bays, three 3.5-inch internal, and another 2.5-inch. It has two USB 2.0 and another front USB 3.0, in addition to the audio connectors.
NOX Coolbay MX2
The Coolbay MX2 box is an economical one with a size of 198 x 396 x 400 mm, being able to install micro-ATX boards in it. It is a box with limited ventilation options, with space for one front, one rear and one side, and includes the 120 mm front fan as standard, with enough space for radiators. It is a box with a discreet design in black, and somewhat smaller than normal in a mid-tower.
The interior has space for two 3.5-inch drives, two 2.5-inch drives, and an external 5.25-inch bay. On one side there is a micro-SD and SD reader, and the connectors are in the upper part of the front, with two USB 2.0, another USB 3.0 and 3.5 mm audio connectors. Supports heatsinks up to 160mm high and graphics cards up to 350mm in length.
Matrexx 30 by Deepcool
This case is for motherboards up to micro-ATX, has a small mid-tower size of 405.8mm × 193mm × 378.2mm, and has a pre-installed 120mm fan. Includes 5.25-inch, two 3.5-inch, and four 2.5-inch drive bays. It has a pair of USB 2.0 connectors and a USB 3.0.
Cylon Mini by Aerocool
The Aerocool Cylon Mini is a box with RGB lighting and side panel that, being also economical and small, can be used for those who do not want a mini-PC but also do not want a mid-tower. This stays in a mini-tower, with only a couple of room for fans – one of them 80mm included – and with enough options for storage positions. You have to take into account the 147 mm maximum height of the heatsink if you are going to buy one.
Kore by NOX
The Kore is an inexpensive case, with enough space for full ATX motherboard kits, but it is sold without fans. For basic, low-consumption equipment such as those that are simply for office automation, it will not require their inclusion due to their low consumption – perhaps it consumes over 50-60 W in load – and if you opt for a heatsink with a fan, this The latter will already move the air inside the box enough not to need it. But if you want to include a dedicated graphics card, it would be advisable to include one or two fans, depending on the case.
The Cylon is a simple Aerocool box with a transparent plastic side window, on the front of which is a customizable RGB lighting strip. Allows you to install motherboards up to ATX size, and has a pre-installed 120mm fan.
NOX Hummer ZS
The Hummer ZS is an economical box for equipment that does not have special cooling requirements. The fountain and storage area is included in its own compartment and separated from the rest of the components. A fan can be installed at the bottom. On one of the sides it has two switches to control the speed of up to four fans along with an SD and microSD card reader
At the top of the front you have the USB, headphone and microphone ports. The case includes a rear fan and a front fan, and is made of steel and plastic components. It has two 5.25 ” drive bays, two 3.5 ” and two 2.5 ” drive bays. It has a side window and space on the right side for cable management.
Eclipse P360A by Phanteks
This model has a mesh front and has two fans pre-installed with ARGB, as well as a strip of lighting in the cover of the power supply. It has a tempered glass side panel. It supports motherboards up to E-ATX size, and generally has a good design and storage capacity.
BitFenix Nova TG
The Nova TG , being a box in which the entire interior will be seen and not part of it, have changed the area of the units so that they can be seen from the outside, and the air intake area on the sides of the front is red . Includes a 5.25-inch bay, space for three 2.5-inch and three 3.5-inch drives.
It has two positions for 120 mm fans on the front and one on the rear, which is pre-installed and has LED lighting. Heatsinks up to 160mm high and graphics cards up to 280mm can be installed in this box.
At the top of the front there are two USB 3.0 ports, two 3.5mm audio jacks, and the power and reset button. ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX boards can be installed, and in addition to having air filters, the rear fan area is also adapted to install a 120 mm radiator.