When it comes to assembled computers, buying a perfectly sized CPU cabinet or PC case is essential for setting up all your hardware and USB devices efficiently.
But, a CPU cabinet is not just a case for storing hardware, most cabinets offer various other benefits such as lowering temperatures of the processor using fans or water cooling support, RGB lighting, cutting out sound, tempered glass panels, etc.
So, when it comes to choosing a CPU cabinet, the first and foremost important thing to consider is its size. You should decide whether you want a mid tower, full tower or mini-tower cabinet depending on the graphics card, HDD, PSU and cooling system you want to install.
It is best to choose a CPU cabinet that has a tools-free installation and comes with a hard drive and optical drive bays, cooling fan attachment space, fan mounts, Motherboard Tray and standoffs, PSU mount, etc. so that it can accommodate all your hardware and allow efficient cable management.
How to Choose a CPU Cabinet?
Size – This is the most important factor to consider while choosing a CPU cabinet for your computer. There are 3 different case sizes – Full Tower, Mid Tower and Mini -ITX
- Full Tower – As the name suggests, full tower cases are highly spacious (measuring more than 20 inches in height) and can accommodate all hardware and cooling systems including custom loop liquid cooling setup, radiators, 3 or 4-way graphics cards, multiple fans, 5.25-inch drive bays, etc.
- Mid Tower – This is the most commonly used size that runs up to 18 inches maximum and has decent room for the ATX-sized motherboard, PSU, GPU, hard drive, optical drive, fans, SSD, etc.
- Mini-ITX – Mini-ITX cases are specially designed to accommodate only mini and micro-ITX motherboards. This is a highly portable CPU case that can be moved around easily but it’s not compatible with all hardware. It doesn’t provide room for the liquid cooling system either.
1. Drive Bays and SSD mounting points
Make sure that the PC case you buy comes with 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive bays to accommodate your storage drives. Some cases also come with 5.25-inch bay for storing optical drive, fan controller, etc.
2. Tools-Free Installation
Most mid-range and high-range PC cases come with thumb screws that have a snap-on mechanism, so there is no need for screwdrivers and other equipment.
3. Cable Management
It is best to choose a cabinet with specific cut-outs in the motherboard tray that allows the user to route the cable through the back of the case which makes it easy to manage and keeps the cables tangle-free.
4. CPU cooler cut-away
Most high-end CPU cabinets come with a cut-out behind the section where the processor is placed which allows easy set-up and replacement of the CPU cooler without touching the motherboard.
5. Front-panel connectivity
CPU cabinets that come with front-panel connectivity are especially useful if you have a lot of external devices to connect to your computer. Look for cabinets that come with USB-A Type 2, USB-A Type 3 and USB-C ports, audio jack, etc.
6. Fans and Airflow
It is best to choose a CPU cabinet that comes with multiple fans that ensure better airflow and helps to maintain the temperature of the PC for better performance. Some cabinets also come with additional fan mounts which allows the user to install additional fans when required.
7. Water-cooling support
Other than cooling fans a CPU cabinet should also have space for accommodating liquid-cooling system along with a decent sized cooling radiator for more efficient cooling.
8. Dust Filters
Most CPU cabinets come with a dust filter that keeps your internal hardware clean and prevents the entry of dust, debris and pet hair.
9. Integrated lighting
Most modern CPU cabinets come with customizable RGB lighting that provides illumination and renders an edgy look to your system.
Best CPU cabinets in India
|CPU Cabinets||Size||Installation||Cooling Fans||Dust Filter||Buy Now|
|Deepcool Tesseract Sw Mid Tower Computer Case||Mid Tower||Tools-free||2||Yes||Check the Price|
|Corsair Carbide Series CC-9011051-WW Mid-Tower Steel Gaming Case||Mid Tower||Tools-free||1||Yes||Check the Price|
|Circle Gaming Cabinet CC 821 Prime without SMPS||Mid Tower||Screws required||5||No||Check the Price|
|Mofotech Reactor Z1-500 Gaming Cabinet Mid-Tower||Mid Tower||Tools-free||2||Yes||Check the Price|
|Cooler Master K380 / Window / USB 3.0||Mid Tower||Tools-free||1||Yes||Check the Price|
|Circle CC 839 Professional Gaming Cabinet||Mid Tower||3||Yes||Check the Price|
|Circle CC 830 Professional Gaming Cabinet||Mid Tower||3||No||Check the Price|
This is a high-end CPU cabinet that has a spacious interior for accommodating all hardware and cooling system.
It comes preinstalled with 2 LED fans with blue lighting for efficient cooling of your hardware.
It features a dust-filter on the top panel that helps to keep away dust, debris and pet hair from the expensive hardware.
It has one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port for connecting external devices.
The rail slide HDD design allows easy and smooth installation of hard disk drive.
The full metal mesh design of the cabinet allows optimum airflow and improves the cooling efficiency of the fans.
Tool-free installation of the HDD and ODD bays makes it easy and simple to use.
- Spacious cabinet
- USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
- Tools-free installation
- 2 cooling fans with LED lighting
- Dust-filter at top panel
- Cheap plastic clips for installing the HDD and ODD bays
- No dust filters for side panels
This is a high-end CPU cabinet ideal for gaming PC that comes with great cooling and airflow system.
This CPU cabinet features a LED-lit front intake fan along mounting space for 5 other cooling fans – dual fans in the front, dual fans on top, a bottom mounted fan and a rear fan.
It comes with a large side panel window that allows easy viewing of the internal components.
It features dust filters in the front and PSU side that keeps away dust, debris and pet hair.
It features seven PCI slots and ample room for long graphics card up to 426 mm length.
There is space for installing up to two standard 5.25-inches optical drives, three 3.5inch hard drives and two 2.5inch drives simultaneously.
Tools-free installation of the drives reduces complication.
This CPU cabinet comes with 2 years warranty.
- Large internal space
- Tools-free installation of drives
- Flexible cooling system
- Dust filters
- Large side panel window
- Not enough space for cable management
This is a decent quality CPU cabinet for gaming PCs that is available at a reasonable price.
This CPU cabinet comes with 5 cooling fans – two 120mm fans in the front, one 120 mm fan in the back and two 120mm fans on the top.
This cabinet is compatible with ATX and micro ATX motherboards and can accommodate 5.25-inch drives, up to three 3.5 inch drives, and three SSD 2.5-inch drives.
It can accommodate up to 400 mm long graphics card along with CPU cooler.
It comes with a front audio port and USB 3.0 port for connecting external devices.
- Decent internal space
- Comes with 5 cooling fans
- Can accommodate 5.25-inch drives, three 3.5inch drives, and three SSD 2.5-inch drives
- Comes with audio port and USB 3.0 port
- No dust filters
- Installation of not entirely tools-free
This is a standard quality CPU cabinet that can be used for gaming PCs as well as general PCs.
It features two 120mm red LED fans for cooling. There are mounts present on the tops for installing two additional fans.
The cabinet comes with two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and an Audio port for connecting external devices.
This cabinet has the capacity to accommodate two memory card readers, two fan controllers, ATX or micro-ATX motherboard, two 3.5 inch HDD, three 2.5 inch SSD and 5.25-inch drive bays.
It can also support VGA card up to 400mm length, CPU air cooler up to 159mm length and CPU liquid cooler up to 120mm.
The cabinet is durable yet lightweight made using metal and strong ABS plastic.
- Spacious interior can accommodate HDD, SSD, VGA card, CPU air cooler and liquid cooler
- Comes with two USB 3.0, two USB2.0 and an Audio port
- Two 120mm LED fans with mounts for adding two more fans
- Durable and lightweight cabinet made using metal and ABS plastic
- Poor airflow
- Dust filter only at the bottom
This is an entry-level CPU cabinet with Cooler Master that comes with decent cooling and filtration system and good capacity.
It features a 120mm red LED fan at the bottom of the front panel that works quietly and provides efficient cooling. There is also space for installing up to 3 more fans – at the bottom, back and sides.
The side panel of the cabinet features a large window for better cooling of the graphics card.
The dust filters located at the bottom part check the infiltration of dirt, dust, and hair.
The CPU cabinet features one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port and a microphone and audio port for connecting external devices.
It can accommodate up to 279 mm length graphics card. It has 7 HDD bays, 3 of which are tool-less for better flexibility and expandability.
- One 120mm red LED fan and mounts for installing 3 more fans
- Large side panel window
- USB 3.0, 2.0, mic and audio ports
- 7 HDD Bays
- Gap runs between side panels and front panel
This is a standard quality CPU cabinet that has a durable steel body and abundant internal space.
It is compatible with ATX and micro-ATX motherboard. It has 7 expansion slots for amazing flexibility. It has 2 5.25 inch drive bays, 4 3.5 inch drive bays, 5 2.5 inch SSD slots along with 2 front audio ports, USB 2.0 ports, and USB 3.0 ports.
This CPU cabinet features 3 powerful cooling fans that allow optimum airflow and efficient cooling.
There are two mounts available in the cabinet for setting up two additional fans.
The dust filter present in the front prevents dust, dirt, and hair from entering the cabinet.
- Compatible with ATX and micro-ATX motherboard
- Comes with two 5.25 inch drive bays, four 3.5 inch drive bays, five 2.5 inch SSD slots
- It has 2 front audio ports, USB 2.0 ports and USB 3.0 ports
- 3 powerful fans with two additional mounts
- Difficult cable management
This is yet another standard quality CPU cabinet from Circle that is ideal for any gaming PC.
It features 3 powerful LED fans for optimum cooling and efficient heat dissipation.
It can also support a 155mm liquid cooling fan.
It is compatible with ATX and micro-ATX motherboard.
It features a USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, audio jack and mic jack for connecting external devices.
It is fitted with three 3.5 inches bays, three 5.25 inches bays, and three 2.5 inches SSD slots.
It also sports 7 expansion slots that can accommodate elongated graphics cards up to 310mm length.
- 3 powerful LED fans
- Compatible with ATX and micro-ATX motherboard
- USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, audio jack and mic jack
- 7 expansion slots
- It has three 3.5 inches bays, three 5.25 inches bays and three 2.5 inches SSD slots
- No dust filters
The Deepcool Tesseract Sw Mid Tower Computer Case is our top pick from the list of best CPU cabinets in India because of its abundant internal space, useful features, and good cooling system. It features two LED illuminated fans for efficient cooling. It also comes with a dust filter to keep away dust, dirt, and hair. It features a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 port for connecting external devices. It allows tools-free installation of HDD, ODD, etc. The full metal mesh design of the cabinet makes it lightweight and allows efficient airflow and heat dissipation.