Top 10 Best Rated Mini ITX Cases 2020

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Fitting the most powerful components into the smallest PC build is a consistent talking point for hardcore gamers. For this reason, a Mini-ITX-Case is a perfect chassis for a gaming build with its stellar performance and tiny footprint. While Micro-ATX builds are also popular, Mini-ITX takes up significantly lesser space.

With a well applied Mini ITX case, you’ll get large on-board storage, quick system speeds, and still have great ergonomics. Weight, cost, I/O ports, Radiator support, Form-factor, and Drive Bays are some of the criteria used to decide this list.

If you’re looking for a superb PC Mini-ITX-case build to last you for years, this review is for you.

Best Mini ITX Case 2020

1. NZXT H200

While it may have less performance than H200i, it is significantly cheaper. Not only do you get two built-in fans, but you are also given access to a large range of options for new ones. There is also a beginner guilder for water cooler setup which has been greatly simplified. The cable management is advanced and there is also a tempered glass side panel to give a beautiful final PC rig.

Specs

  • Two USB 3.1 ports
  • One audio/mic port
  • 8-inches max length for the graphics card
  • 2 x 13.1 x 14.6-inch
  • 240mm front and 120mm rear radiator options
  • One 120mm fan options for both rear and top
  • Two 120-140mm fans for front
  • One 3.5-inch and four 2.5-inch drive bays

Pros

  • Easy setup
  • Brilliant value with reasonable price
  • Water-cooling possibilities
  • Wide fan options
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Lacks RGB lighting

2. Cooler Master Elite 110

Elite 10 is a budget choice for those more willing to make some compromises in build quality for a lower price-tag. The spacing is tight, even with a 20mm bulge in the back for fitting your PSU. While Cooler Master is not too bad in features and other respects, the size restriction does cause ore than a few problems.

Specs

  • 260 x 208 x 280mm
  • One Audio/Mic, two USB 3.0 support
  • Two 3.5-inch HDD and one SSD or three 3.5-inch HDD or four SSD or one 3.5-inch HDD and three SSD drive bays
  • Two 80mm sides and one 120mm front fan support
  • 120mm radiator option

Pros

  • Can support ATX full supply of power
  • Small and compact
  • Budget choice
  • Large storage option

Cons

  • Bad airflow
  • Difficult cable management
  • PSU must be upward-facing

3. NZXT H200i

In terms of design, it looks like a miniaturized version of H700i. H200i has NZXT’s smart hub and performs greatly to fit premium components into a compact, sturdy casing. Its fan is controlled by digital intelligence and has fully tempered glass to go with great cable support. Large graphics card and liquid cooling are also supported in addition to more strips for the RGB lighting.

Specs

  • 6kg in weight
  • Mini-ITX tower form factor
  • 240mm and 120mm radiator support
  • 210 x 349 x 372mm
  • Four 2.5-inch and one 3.5-inch drive bays
  • Two USB 3.1ports and one Audio/Mic port
  • RGB lighting
  • Smart device (CAM-powered)

Pros

  • Smart hub functionality
  • Cooling support is excellent
  • Exceptional performance
  • Has lighting support (RGB)
  • Latest technology

Cons

  • Lacks great airflow
  • Pricy

4. In Win A1

With the A1, you get a pre-installed 600W power supply with brilliant cable management and a sleek look. While it can’t support most power builds with big storage and radiators, its wireless charger makes it an ideal choice for homes.

Specs

  • 600W integrated PSU
  • 273 x 216 x 355.5mm
  • Qi Wireless Charger
  • Three USB 3.0 and one Audio/Mic port
  • 120mm radiator support
  • ITX tower form factor
  • 9kg
  • Two 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drive bay

Pros

  • Integrated wireless charging
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Budget
  • Built-in power

Cons

  • No support for 3.5-inch HDD
  • Not a power-build case

5. SilverStone Technology Raven Z03

Raven Z03 supports internal PSU of up to 150mm in addition to space for a full-sized graphics card. It is built with space in mind without skimping on cooling support nor driving up the price too much.

Specs

  • Two USB 3.0, one Audio, and one Mic port
  • Four 2.5-inch drive bay
  • 83mm radiator options
  • 330mm max graphics card length
  • 350 x 104 x 382mm
  • One 120mm top and two 120mm bottom fan

Pros

  • Cheap and large
  • Sleek design with superb cooling
  • PSU support

Cons

  • Difficult assembly

6. Corsair Crystal 280X RGB

Specs

  • 1kg
  • Two USB 3.0 and one Audio/Mic port
  • Micro-ATX tower form factor
  • 280-240-140-120mm radiator options
  • 398 x 276 x 351mm
  • Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX motherboard
  • Two 3.5-inch and three 2.5-inch drive bay

Pros

  • Spacious design
  • Dual-chamber
  • Versatile interior
  • RGB fans are addressable and pre-installed
  • Lightning Node Pro controller

Cons

  • USB is just 3.0
  • Pricy

7. Phanteks Evolv Shift

While Evolv Shift X from Phanteks has a better performance, it is nearly double the price of Evolv Shift. The panels are dual tempered glass, the front brushed aluminium, and the design as elegant as they come.

Specs

  • One 3.5-inch and three 2.5-inch drive bay
  • Mini-ITX tower form factor
  • 120mm radiator support
  • 170 x 470 x 274mm
  • Two USB 3.0 and one Audio/mic port
  • 6kg in weight

Pros

  • Roomy and slim with a stunning exterior
  • Horizontal/vertical orientation
  • Support for water cooling
  • Cheap
  • Has RGB LED

Cons

  • SFX power supply
  • Slightly heavy

8. Thermaltake Core P1

Specs

  • Two 2.5-inch/3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drive bay
  • One audio, one mic, and two USB 3.0 ports
  • 15-inch max graphics card length
  • 381 x 332 x 421mm
  • 240mm side-up radiator option
  • Two 120mm fan support

Pros

  • Full-sized PSU support
  • Large working space
  • Sleek design
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Lacks long life-cycle
  • Open design

9. Thermaltake Core V1

Core V1 is a little more expensive than the P1 despite having similar specifications. Like with all Thermaltake products, customer support is ideal and durability exceptional.

Specs

  • Two 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drive bay
  • One HD audio and two USB 3.0 ports
  • Mini-ITX motherboard
  • 200mm front fan support
  • Liquid cooling options
  • Three-year warranty
  • 2 x 12.4 x 10.9-inches

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Reasonable price
  • Room for expansion
  • Single tray cut-out

Cons

  • Limited size
  • AIO locations are also limited

10. Antec ISK 300-150

There is an 80mm TriCool fan, a 150W PSU, three drive bays, a fitted I/O panel, and an expansion slot. Two USB 3.0 slots and one eSATA port round up what is so far Antec’s best valued Mini ITX case.

Pros

  • Slim, sleek and reliable
  • Large and compact
  • Cheap
  • Includes an expansion slot

Cons

  • Cable management is tight
  • Heavy

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