Best Mini-ITX Cases for SFF Gaming PC & HTPC in 2017

If you are short on space and want to build a compact PC for gaming or Home Theater PC (HTPC) then you need a good mini-ITX case for it. Mini-ITX cases are a great choice for building a small form factor computer that is powerful enough and does not require too much space at your work area. Gone are the days where mini-ITX computer are only meant for lower processing tasks because nowadays it is possible to build a powerful compact computer that can be used to play latest games on 1440p resolution. A mini-ITX case is the smallest of all cases that include mini-tower case, mid-tower case and full-tower case.

Mini-ITX cases have become much more advanced and now they offer more room for all the components including high-end graphics card, liquid cooler and allows better space management. Along with mini-ITX motherboards now you can find powerful small form factor graphics cards or compact graphics cards that can easily fit in the smallest of mini-ITX cases.

See also: Best SFF Graphics Cards for Mini-ITX Cases

Best Budget Mini-ITX Cases under 50 dollars

Here are the best mini ITX cases for building a powerful Mini ITX gaming PC or a top-end Home Theatre PC (HTPC). You must note that you need a mini-ITX motherboard for all these mini-ITX cases mentioned below.

Thermaltake Core V1 Mini Chasis

This is one of the best budget mini-ITX cases that you can buy for your SFF computer. Thermaltake Core V1 is a compact case that comes with various features and has good ventilation. This SFF case resembles the shape of a cube but it can accommodate decent amount of components including a normal sized graphics card.

Thermaltake Core V1 Mini Chasis

For proper airflow and good ventilation it has got one big 200mm fan on the front and there is space for two 80mm fans on the rear. Both the side panel of this mini-ITX case has vents for better dissipating of heat generated inside the case. It can support up to 260mm long graphics card, CPU Cooler with height up to 140mm and Standard PSUs up to 180mm in length. On the front side you can find audio ports and two USB 3.0 ports. It also has adequate amount of space inside as you can install up to 4 storage devices with modular drive racks. Other features include dust filter, cable management, water cooling support, rubber feet, and interchangeable side panels.

This is a great budget mini-ITX gaming case and also be used for building a powerful Home Theater PC. Also it is very affordable and you can get this mini-ITX case at a great price from the link given below. Highly Recommended by me.

Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-ITX
Drive Bays 3.5” x 2, 2.5” x 2
Front Ports Audio, USB 3.0 x 2
Expansion Slots 2
CPU Cooler height 140mm
Graphics Card length 260mm
PSU  length 180mm
Fans & Cooling 200mm x 1 (Front), 80mm x 2 (Rear)
Features Dust Filters, Cable management, Advanced Ventilation. Liquid Cooler support

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Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini-ITX Case

Cooler Master Elite 110 is a very popular and one of the best budget mini-ITX cases around. It is also a box shaped or cube design SFF case that resembles much like the Thermaltake Core V1. This mini-ITX case is very small but can accommodate all the regular components that you need for your gaming PC or HTPC.

Cooler Master Elite 110Even being small in size, the case offers good amount of ventilation and prevents your components from getting got. There is a full mesh front panel with 120mm fan pre-installed. You can also install two 80mm fans on the side panel. The top panel and side panels have vents for better airflow. On the front you get two USB 3.0 ports and audio ports. There is a fancy LED Cooler Master Blue LED ON/OFF switch present on the front.

This mini-ITX compact case can support graphics card up to 210mm in length, 120mm radiator in front, standard ATX PSU up to 180mm in length and up to 3HDDs / 4 SSDs. This is a perfect case for HTPC but you can also build a compact gaming PC by using a SFF graphics card. You can get this mini-ITX case well below 50 dollars from the link given below.

Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-ITX
Drive Bays 3.5” HDD x 3 / SSD x 4
Front Ports Audio, USB 3.0 x 2
Expansion Slots 2
CPU Cooler height 76mm
Graphics Card length 210mm
PSU  length 180mm
Fans & Cooling 120mm x 1 (Front), 80mm x 2 (Side Panel)
Features Cable management, 120mm Radiator support

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SilverStone SST-SG13B Case

SilverStone may not be that bigger brand like Thermtake and Cooler Master but it does offer some of the cheapest and high-quality Small Form Factor Cases. Here from SilverStone we have got SilverStone SST-SG13B case which support both Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX motherboards.

SilverStone SST-SG13B Case

It resembles like Cooler Master Elite 110 but is a bit bigger in size. The case is well ventilated with mesh on front and vents on top and side panels. It comes with one 120mm / 140mm fan slot with radiator support on the front. The front part of the case has audio and two USB 3.0 ports for easy and hassle free connectivity.

It can support up to 260mm (10.5 inch) long graphics card, 61mm CPU cooler, 150mm PSU (140mm recommended) and both 3.5-inch and 2.50inch drives. If you are looking for cheaper options and support for Mini-DTX motherboard as well then you should go for this mini-ITX case from SilverStone.

SilverStone SST-SG13B Mini ITX Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-ITX, Mini-DTX
Drive Bays 3.5” x 1, 2.5” x 1
Front Ports Audio, USB 3.0 x 2
Expansion Slots 2
CPU Cooler height 61mm
Graphics Card length 266mm
PSU  length 150mm (140mm preferred)
Fans & Cooling 1 x 120mm / 140mm (Front)
Features 120mm Radiator and Liquid Cooler support

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Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Case

Another good and affordable mini-ITX case from Cooler Master. Cooler Master Elite 130 is a bit roomier than Cooler Master Elite 100 discussed above. The case has vents all round for proper airflow. The front part has mesh and comes with 120mm fan pre-installed. You can also install a 120mm radiator on the front. The side panel has one 80mm fan and this SFF case supports up to 343mm long graphics card which means you can install a full sized high-end graphics card in this case.

Cooler Master Elite 130

It can also support CPU Cooler up to 65mm in height, Standard ATX power supply, 5.25 inch, 3.5 inch and 2.5-inch drive bays. The front connectors include Audio, two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port. This high-end gaming mini-ITX case is also very affordable and you can get it way under 50 dollars from the link given below.

Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-ITX
Drive Bays 5.25”, 3.5” and 2.5”
Front Ports Audio, USB 3.0 x 2, USN 2.0 x 1
Expansion Slots 2
CPU Cooler height 65mm
Graphics Card length 343mm
PSU  length 180mm
Fans & Cooling 120mm x 1 (Front), 80mm x 1 (Side)
Features Cable Management, Liquid Cooler support (120mm), Smart Airflow System

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Best Mini ITX Cases under 100 dollars

Here are the best mini-ITX cases that are bit expensive but offers great performance, excellent cooling and more space for your components. These mini-ITX cases will cost you in between $50 to $100 and are great for building a compact gaming PC and HTPC.

Thermaltake Suppressor F1 Mini ITX Chassis

Thermaltake Suppressor F1 is one of the best Mini-ITX cases that can be used for a compact gaming PC or a powerful HTPC. The case comes with excellent ventilation with one big 200mm fan on the front and space for two 80mm fans on the rear. The top panel has a transparent window while the side panels vents have magnetic dust filters installed. The design of this SFF case is cube shaped but it really looks downright classy. On the front side there are audio and mic jacks and two USB 3.0 ports.

Thermaltake Suppressor F1

The case is roomier one and it can support 255mm graphics card, 4 storage drives, 140mm tall CPU Cooler, 120mm/140mm Radiator, interchangeable panels and an standard 180mm ATX PSU. This is really a high-quality compact case and it is not expensive either. You can get it at a tad above 50 dollars from the link given below. Highly Recommend by me.

Thermaltake Suppressor F1 Mini ITX Chassis Specifications
Form Factor Mini-ITX
Drive Bays 3.5” x 2, 2.5” x 2
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 2, Audio & Mic
Expansion Slots 2
CPU Cooler height 140mm
Graphics Card length 255mm
PSU  length 180mm (up to 200mm)
Fans & Cooling 200mm/140mm/120mm x 1 (Front), 2 x 80mm (Rear)
Features Magnetic Dust Filters, Cable Management, Interchangeable Side Panels, 140mm Radiator support and Liquid Cooler support

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Corsair Obsidian 250D Mini ITX Case

Corsair Obsidian 250D is also one of the best high-end mini-ITX cases in the market. This is a compact yet roomier case that can fit all your gaming components including a full length high-end graphics card. The ventilation is also great as it has one 200mm fan on front and you can install two 120mm fans on the side panel. All side panels have vents and dust filters installed. This mini-ITX case is classy looking and has really good build quality.

Corsair Obsidian 250D

The front part has two USB 3.0 ports and Audio ports. It can support 290mm GPU, 95mm CPU Cooler, 240mm Radiator, 180mm PSU, 5.25-inch / 3.5-inch / 2.5-inch drives. So if you want a reliable and top branded mini-ITX case for a compact gaming build or HTPC then you should really go for this one. This mini-ITX case will cost you under 100 dollars.

Corsair Obsidian 250D Mini ITX Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-ITX
Drive Bays 5.25” x 1, 3.5” x 2, 2.5” x 2
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 2, Audio
Expansion Slots 2
CPU Cooler height 95mm
Graphics Card length 290mm
PSU  length 180mm
Fans & Cooling 200mm x 1 (Front), 80mm x 2 (Rear)
Features 240mm Radiator support for Liquid Cooler, Dust filters, Cable Management and Routing, Brushed Aluminum & Steel construction

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Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Case

This is more like a traditional looking case unlike cube shaped mini-ITX cases discussed above. Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX is Mini ITX tower case that really looks premium and comes with good ventilation with dust filters all around, and support for various components. On the ventilation part it comes with one 200mm intake fan on front and space for two 140mm/120mm fans on top and rear. Also you can find two USB 3.0 ports and audio ports on the front.

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Case

This case has got lots of space inside it and it can support full-length high-end graphics card up to 330mm, full size PSU up to 212mm, 200mm tall CPU cooler and 140mm Radiator. So if you want an elegant looking, spacious and robust mini-ITX case for your compact build then this one is very hard to ignore. Recommended by me.

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-ITX
Drive Bays 3.5” x 1. 2.5” x 1
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 2, Audio
Expansion Slots 2
CPU Cooler height 200mm
Graphics Card length 330mm
PSU  length 212mm
Fans & Cooling 200mm x 1 (Front), 140mm/120mm x 2 (Side & Top panels)
Features Dust Filters, 140mm Radiator support, Water Cooling support, Retractable brackets, cable management, transparent side window

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SilverStone RAVEN RVZ02B Mini ITX Case

If you are looking for a Slim Mini-ITX case for your build then SilverStone RAVEN RVZ02B is a great choice. It may not be that roomier like other mini-ITX cases mentioned above because of its slimmer design. The ventilation is just OK with no support for fans and it only has vents on sides and rear. On the front you get two USB 3.0 ports and audio ports.

SilverStone RAVEN RVZ02B

This slim mini-itx case can support graphics card up to 330mm long (121mm width restriction), 58mm CPU Cooler, and Slim optical drive. It does not support Standard ATX power supply but SFX-L and SFX power supply. This is a great slim case for building a HTPC and Mini ITX PC but I won’t recommend it for gaming purpose.

SilverStone RAVEN RVZ02B Slim Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-ITX
Drive Bays 2.5” x 2, 3.5” additional depending on the size of VGA card installed
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 1, Audio
Expansion Slots 2
CPU Cooler height 58mm
Graphics Card length 330mm (121mm width restriction)
PSU  length SFX and SFX-L only
Fans & Cooling Side and Rear Vents
Features Support two Kensington locks, Slim design, Slim Optical Drive Slot, Tools free design

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Best Gaming Mini ITX Cases under 200 dollars

Here the best mini-ITX gaming cases that come with advanced features, superior cooling performance and extra room for all your computer components.

NZXT Manta Mini-ITX Case

NZXT Manta is modern looking and stylish mini-ITX gaming case. This mini-ITX case comes with excellent ventilation and has lots of room for all your gaming components and coolers. It can support dual 140mm/120mm fans on the front (120mm included), two 140mm/120mm fans on the top and one 120mm fan on the rear (included). The front part of the case contains two USB 3.0 ports and audio ports.

NZXT Manta Mini-ITX CaseIt can support full sized high-end graphics card up to 363mm in length, CPU cooler up to 160mm in height, up to 280mm radiator and full sized PSU up to 363mm in length. It also has ample storage space for your storage devices including room for SSDs. So if you can spend a little extra then this is really a very good gaming mini-ITX case that you can buy for your ultimate mini-ITX gaming build.

NZXT Manta Mini-ITX Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-ITX
Drive Bays 3.5” x 2, 2.5” x 3
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 2, Audio
Expansion Slots 2
CPU Cooler height 160mm
Graphics Card length 363mm
PSU  length 363mm
Fans & Cooling 140/120mm x 2 (Front), 140/120mm x 2 (Top), 120mm x 1 (Rear)
Features Dust Filters, Cable Management, 280mm Radiator support, Kraken X61-ready, Transparent side panel window. Modern and stylish looks

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Final Words

For users with space constraints mini-ITX cases are a great choice for building a compact gaming PC or a powerful HTPC. All the mini-ITX cases mentioned above support graphics card and all the major components that you need in a gaming PC. If you have any queries then feel free to ask me by leaving a comment below.

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