Best Mini-Tower Case under $50 for Budget Gaming PC in 2017

A Mini-Tower case is a perfect choice for building a budget and small form factor gaming PC. A Mini-Tower case is smaller than a mid-tower case and full-tower case but is bigger than a mini-ITX case and slim-case. Despite of their small size, some of the modern mini-tower cases offer good ventilation and airflow to keep your components from getting hot. Mini-Tower Case is a great choice for building a budget and compact gaming PC for users on tight budget.

Mini-Tower Cases can accommodate both micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards but for ATX motherboards you have to go for a mid-tower and full tower cases. A good mini-tower case can offer you good amount of space to accommodate all your gaming components including a high-end graphics card, Aftermarket CPU Cooler or water cooling system including radiator for CPU. So here in this post I am going to provide you the list of best budget mini-tower cases for your compact and powerful gaming build.

Checkout: Best Mid-Tower Cases for Gaming & Performance PC

Best Mini-Tower Case for Building a Budget Gaming PC

Here are the best mini-tower cases for building a budget gaming PC that can be used to play latest games on 1080p. All of these mini-tower cases are priced under 50 dollars and they offer great value for money.

Cooler Master N200 Mini Tower Case

Cooler Master N200 is one of the best mini-tower cases that you can get for your compact gaming PC. This is a high quality mini-tower case with great construction quality, and it comes from big and reliable brand Cooler Master. This compact case offers good ventilation and airflow which is very important for a gaming PC. For cooling, it comes with one 120mm fan at front and one 120mm at rear.  On the front panel you can find one high speed USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports and audio ports for mic and headphone. The case has simple design and it looks very elegant and compact.

Cooler Master N200 Mini Tower Case

This mini-tower case can fit a high-end graphics card with up to 355 in length, 160mm tall CPU Cooler, Full size 180mm ATX PS2 power supply and 240mm Radiator for water cooling unit. Other features of this PC case include removable dust filters, tool less drive installation and cable management. Highly Recommended by me.

Cooler Master N200 Mini Tower Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-Tower
Compatibility Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX Motherboards
Drive Bays 5.25” x 1, 3.5” x 3, 2.5” x 4
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, Audio
Expansion Slots 4
CPU Cooler Height 160mm
Graphics Card Length 355mm
Fans & Cooling Top: 120mm x 15mm fan x 1 (optional)
Front: 120mm black fan x 2 (one XtraFlo is pre-installed)
Rear:120mm black fan x 1 (XtraFlo pre-installed)
*The bundled XtraFlo fans: 3-pin
Side: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
Features Meshed Front Panel, 240mm Radiator Support, Dust Filters, Cable Management, Tool-free Drive installation

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Rosewill SRM-01 Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

This is a great budget mini-tower case from Rosewill. This may not be visual appealing case but it does its job very well for building a budget gaming PC. For cooling you can install one 120mm fan at front and one 80mm fan comes pre-installed at rear. On the front top panel you will get one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports and audio ports. The construction quality is decent and at this price you really can’t complain too much.

Rosewill Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case SRM-01

Rosewill SRM-01 m-ATX mini-tower case support 300mm long graphics card, 160mm tall CPU Coolers like Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo but it lacks support for radiator. So stay away from this case if you are thinking of installing a water cooling unit for your budget build. Other features include dust filters and cable management.

Rosewill SRM-01 Mini Tower Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-Tower
Compatibility Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX Motherboards
Drive Bays 5.25” x 1, 3.5” / 2.5” x  2
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, Audio
Expansion Slots 4
CPU Cooler Height 160mm
Graphics Card Length 300mm
Fans & Cooling Front: 120mm x 1

Rear: 80mm x 1

Side: 120mm x 1

Features Dust Filters, Cable Management

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Rosewill RANGER-M Black Mini-Tower Computer Case

Another budget Rosewill mini-tower case which is even cheaper than the above mentioned Rosewill SRM-01 mini-tower case. This is just a basic and cheap mini-tower PC case for users who are really low on budget and want to build a Gaming PC under 300 dollars. However the case has got pretty good airflow and it comes with one 120mm blue LED at front and one 80mm fan at rear. The front panel of the case has got two USB 2.0 ports and audio ports. The build quality of this mini-tower case is pretty decent for the price and case looks good too.

Rosewill RANGER-M Black Mini-Tower Computer Case

This budget mini-tower case can fit graphics cards up to 300mm in length and support CPU Coolers with 125mm height only. This case is not meant for water cooling system and it has almost no support for radiators. Also it does not have features like dust filters, USB 3.0 ports, cable management or tools free drive installation. The only thing you will get is a vent on the side panel for graphics card or CPU ventilation.

Rosewill RANGER-M Black Mini-Tower Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-Tower
Compatibility Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX Motherboards
Drive Bays 5.25” x 2, 3.5” x 4
Front Ports USB 2.0 x 2, Audio
Expansion Slots 4
CPU Cooler Height 125mm
Graphics Card Length 300mm
Fans & Cooling Front: 120mm x 1

Rear: 80mm x 1

Features Vent on side panel

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Zalman ZM-T4 Mini-Tower Micro-ATX Case

This is a very stylish and good looking mini-tower case from Zalman. Zalman ZM-T4 is good quality micro-ATX mini-tower case for building a compact gaming PC. It has good ventilation and has good airflow within the case. It comes pre-installed with one 80mm fan at rear and you can optionally install one 120mm at front and two 120mm fans on side panel of the case. On the top front of the case you will find one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, audio ports and power & reset buttons.

Zalman ZM-T4 Mini-Tower Micro-ATX Case

The case can fit up to 300mm long graphics card and medium size CPU cooler. The case does not have support for radiator or water cooling system. Other features include dust filters, cable routing, tool free drive installation and anti-vibration & sound absorption rubber at bottom.

Zalman ZM-T4 Mini-Tower Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-Tower
Compatibility Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX Motherboards
Drive Bays 5.25” x 1, 3.5” x 2, 2.5” x  3
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 1, Audio
Expansion Slots 4
CPU Cooler Height Medium height CPU Coolers
Graphics Card Length 300mm
Fans & Cooling Front: 92mm/80mm x 1

Rear: 120mm x 1

Side: 120mm x 2

Features dust filters, cable routing, tool free drive installation, anti-vibration & sound absorption rubber at bottom

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Antec VSK3000E Mini-Tower Case

Antec VSK3000E is minimalistic and simple looking mini-tower case. This is just a basic branded mini-tower PC case and comes with one 92mm front fan and a vacant mounting point for installing a 92mm fan at the rear. The front panel has got two USB 2.0 ports, audio ports and power & reset buttons.

Antec MicroATX Tower Case VSK-3000EThe case can accommodate 318mm long graphics card and medium tall CPU Coolers. It does not support radiators for water cooling and has got a vent on the side panel for ventilation. Overall a basic and simple mini-tower case from a big brand which is quite cheap too.

Antec VSK3000E Mini-Tower Case Specifications
Form Factor Mini-Tower
Compatibility Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX Motherboards
Drive Bays 5.25” x 2, 3.5” x 2, Floppy Drive x 1
Front Ports USB 3.0 x , USB 2.0 x , Audio
Expansion Slots 4
CPU Cooler Height Approx 140mm
Graphics Card Length 318mm
Fans & Cooling Front: 92mm x 1

Rear: 92mm x 1

Features Side Vent

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Final Words

At the end I would like to say that if you are on strict budget and want to build a decent compact gaming PC then the above mentioned mini-tower cases will help you to do so. They are affordable, offers good amount of space for graphics cards and comes with necessary features. If you have any queries or doubts about PC case, graphics cards or gaming build then feel free to ask me by leaving a comment below.

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