A good case in our time is more of a luxury than a necessity. But, if you still decide to choose a convenient, thoughtful and stylish case for the new hardware, then you should pay attention to the models that we have selected in the following material.
NZXT Manta looks very original: all its panels are convex, which makes it remotely similar to a kolobok. The case is quite small - less than 50 cm both in height and in depth, so more than one video card or a stack of hard drives will not fit inside. But there should be no problems with cooling: NZXT Manta comes with three 120mm fans, plus you can install additional ones. Two are already placed behind the front panel and covered with a removable dust filter. World's Smallest ARM Mini PC In addition to the unusual shape, the case has another unexpected and memorable feature: a pair of LEDs on the rear panel with a separate power button, so that under the table in the dark you can clearly see where you plug this or that cable.
Nanoxia Deep Silence 4
Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 is also very compact and designed for Mini-ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards, but unlike NZXT Manta, it looks more classic and has as many as eight slots for 3.5-inch hard drives. And two of them are “hot”: you can access them by opening the door on the front panel. Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 will appeal to those who do not like to listen to the "roar of the motor" once again, namely the noise of the fans. In other words, the case has numerous soundproof panels and inserts. But that's the reason it doesn't have a window so you can show off how neatly and inconspicuously you laid all the wires when assembling the computer. The Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 is available in both black and white, but the problem is that it will have to be ordered overseas. But it costs only 60 euros.
Fractal Design Define R5
Those who want to build a more powerful computer should pay attention to the Fractal Design Define R5. The word 'Design' in their name is not in vain - all their cases are very stylish. But on the excellent appearance, the advantages of the Fractal Design Define R5 do not end, but only begin. For example, it is also, like Nanoxia Deep Silence 4, equipped with soundproofing. The front panel is one large door, an interesting feature of which is that it can be repositioned to open on the right or left - as you prefer. It is possible to install a radiator on the top panel of the case, as well as on the front. You can also find space for eight 3.5-inch hard drives inside, and attach two more SSDs between the wall and the chassis on which the motherboard is installed. Another plus - Fractal Design Define R5 can be purchased in Russia.
Antec Cube Razer Edition
If you suddenly have assembled a system that should not only work properly, but also delight those around you with its appearance, then the Antec Cube Razer Edition case is just for you. It is very low - only 36 cm. There is a large window on the left and right sides of the case, while the third one is located on the top panel. And it's there for a reason: in the Antec Cube Razer Edition, the video card can only be installed under the "very ceiling", so that it can be clearly seen just through this window.
Despite the fact that the case is smaller than usual, it is quite possible to place a liquid cooling system in it - the Internet is full of successful examples. If you are already fired up with a purchase, then your enthusiasm must still be tested for strength at a price that is as much as 200 euros. In addition, Antec Cube Razer Edition cannot be bought in Russia, so you have to look abroad.
Fractal Design Meshify-C
Another corps in our selection, which you just don’t want to put under the table. Fractal Design Meshify-C decided to go one step further and make it even more eye-catching. For example, almost the entire left panel of the case is solid glass. The front panel also looks original, in honor of the three-dimensional pattern on it, the case was named Meshify-C. Although it is not small in height, the depth is not very large, and installing a coolant radiator will require moving the hard drive cage to the same level as the power supply. But with conventional air cooling, there will be no such problems. But up to three SSDs can be installed behind the chassis for the motherboard. Finally, it costs very democratically - 70 euros, but you still need to find a way to deliver it cheaply from abroad.