Building a gaming PC from scratch is always a better option, even though it can take you ages. I remember building my rig in 2018, and the imprints it has left behind are everlasting. At the end of the day, it always turns out to be fantastic because your efforts finally bring in the fruits of success.
No, I’m not here to talk about random stuff, but to bring into the limelight the most important factor of building a gaming PC — the PC case! Wonder why?… well, because it’s one of the main things that exhibit your PC’s beauty to everyone. Not to mention, the cable management, the RGB fans, and the space you get are all related to the case itself.
Hence, today, I will be mentioning the best mini ITX cases (the smallest) for those who are looking forward to building a PC, keeping in mind portability as one of the noticeable features of the rig. So, without any further ado, let’s begin!
List Of 9 Best Mini ITX Cases
Best all-rounder mini ITX case
NZXT H200i takes the number one position for a great number of reasons. No wonder why it’s an all-rounder case when air circulation is concerned. Well, the NZXT H200i lies on the expensive spectrum due to the material used for its construction. On top of that, there’s more than enough space to lounge in a plethora of components; in short, plenty of clearance available at one’s end.
For the figures, the case can easily hold 12.8 inches long GPUs, including coolers up to 6.5 inches. You need to pay enough attention to the area of the components you are getting.
Do not blunder by picking up a larger GPU or cooler that won’t even fit in the case. You can easily slot in GPUs from the RTX series as they are quite long and large.
The tempered glass side panel is solely to uplift the looks of the PC and to add up more aesthetics for instant attraction. Moreover, the case also dominates in the RGB lighting control panel and a lot of other trays for accumulating dust and hard disks alike. In short, it’s a must-go-to case for those who are looking forward to a case that has tempered glass with minimal aesthetic looks.
- The capacity of 4 fans
- It comes in 4 different colors
- Can house in GPUs up to 12.8” long
- Location for cable go-through
- Coolers up to 6.5” long
- Glass-side panel
Best Mini ITX case
If you are planning to slot up to 3 GPUs, and that too in a Mini ITX, then there’s no better option than MasterBox NR200. For what it’s worth, this phenomenal of an entry exceeds the standards of an ATX chassis, and at the same time, is extremely portable.
I highly appreciate the wonderful airflow inside the case, even though the components might feel stuffed inside. You can accelerate the airflow by simply using a compatible air cooler or water cooler, so yeah.
The cooler master has got you covered! I’m still surprised to see that this case can hold up to 3 GPUs. This is perfect for gamers and developers alike since both of the groups use the GPU extensively, so yeah, no compromises on the GPU power anymore!
For the figures, the case can easily hold up to 7 fans (92mm and 120mm fans are already included), a cooler of up to 155mm, and radiators of size 280mm maximum. The size of the GPU has to be within this range: 330mm in length and 156 mm in width.
Also, all the external panels and mounted fans are secured with pins that you can easily remove; hence, there is no need for tools and accessories to disassemble your PC case. This is also coupled with high-end quality material, which means the longevity is preserved. Last but not least, the case is also compatible with mini DTX.
- Available in black and white colors
- Materials used: Steel, plastic, and Mesh
- Volume of 18.25L
- Supports Mini DTX, Mini ITX motherboards
- Expansions slots: 3
- Power Supply: SFX, or SFX-L
Best open-air mini ITX case
Want to go a notch further? The Thermaltake Core P1 allows you to do the same, letting the buyers wall-mount it. Isn’t it amazing? Imagine your PC case wall mounted right in front of your eyes while you game. What a wonderful sight, to be honest!
Well, the Core p1 is a little different in terms of airflow as well. The case is opened from the sides, which means the airflow remains tremendous 24/7. On top of that, the glass panel adds up to the aesthetics of the case, making it totally appealing to the eyes.
It’s worth mentioning that with this case, you can slot in DIY liquid coolers either in the horizontal or vertical direction. Apart from this, the case is specifically designed for people who love creativity. Why? It’s because of the DIY nature of the case itself. This means that now you can mod your PC case and add aesthetics to it until your eyes are satisfied.
Also, the Core p1 contains all the modular panels, racks, brackets, pre-design mounted arrays, and a lot of screws for not screwing up your components.
Moreover, the Thermaltake Core p1 has a riser cable, allowing you to give whatever orientation to your CPU and GPU. Basically, the case is the very definition of freedom. You get to choose your own motherboard orientation as long as it doesn’t pop out of the case. All in all, this PC case targets DIY-friendly users who want to experiment with their PC case.
- Weight of 9.5 Kg
- Black Color
- Tempered Glass
- Fan support: Left side
- GPU height of 170mm (MAX)
- PSU length of 180mm (MAX)
Best budget mini ITX case
The next in line is the Thermaltake Core V1 SPCC PC case, one of the budget-friendly entries to date. First things first, this PC case grants you access to play around with panels. In short, you can literally unbox your PC case from all sides and do the manipulation of the components accordingly.
The Thermaltake Core V1 SPCC comes with a removable PSU dust filter and adjustable shockproof rubbers to safeguard the user from electrical discharges for what it’s worth.
Apart from this, the panel also offers you a built-in dual USB 3.0 couple with HD audio connectors. On top of that, the case has enough space to easily store in 4 data storage devices, modular drive racks, a dual expansion slot, and a VGA of length up to 260mm. Isn’t this fascinating?
Moreover, the users get to slot in a CPU cooler of up to 140mm and still have a space of around 80mm for cables. Also, you don’t have to worry about the credibility of the case as it is Tt LCS certified, which means you can rely on the brand to give you a top-level performance ratio in terms of airflow and component slotting.
- 2 Expansion slots
- Standard PS2 PSU
- USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1
- Transparent Window (side panels interchangeable)
- Exterior and Interior: Black
- Material: SPCC
Best slim mini ITX case
If the mini ITX form factor wasn’t enough for you, then how about looking at the combination of slim and small? Yes, you heard me right! The SilverStone RVZ02B is a PC case that keeps portability as one of the most important factors of its existence.
Not to forget, this PC case is capable of pitching in resounding performance in terms of airflow, as the side panel is holed with tiny see-through cuboids that aid in dissipating the heat out of the case.
On top of that, you can slot a GPU up to 13-inches (330mm) which is pretty long. This definitely allows you to go for RTX GPUs if you are a die-hard fan of gaming and looking forward to maximizing the in-game settings.
Apart from this, you can use an SFX PSU only, so yeah. Do bear this in mind before finalizing this product. Moreover, the case is backed with a tool-less drive cage design that makes it aesthetic and on-point for what it offers.
Do you know what’s so special about this case, and why you should go for it? Well, with this case, you can set up your system in: a). Vertical b).horizontal orientation.
- 13” long GPUs
- SFX PSU compatible
- CPU coolers up to 2.3” tall
- Passive exhaust vents
- USB 3.0 x 2, Audio x 1, and MIC x 1
- Weight of 3.2Kg-3.3Kg
Best cube-shaped mini ITX case
The best cube-shaped mini ITX case award goes to Thermaltake suppressor F1 because of its shape and size. It’s a superb case for decent airflow, believe me!
On top of that, the panels are interchangeable and give access to the user from either side. All you have to do is unscrew the pins and bingo, slot your components from the back, front, and left.
Apart from this, the Thermaltake Suppressor F1 Mini ITX is divided into two main chambers. You can slot your main components like GPU and CPU for enhanced cooling in the upper chamber, and in the lower chamber.
Well, the lower chamber is also dedicated to cable management, which means the aesthetics are preserved, and now you can showcase your PC to your friends without being ridiculed on the basis of poor cable management.
Last but not the least, the Thermaltake Suppressor F1 mini is equipped with Handy I/O ports. The I/O panel includes USB 3.0, HD audio connectors, power, and a reset button. This ensures that your PC case remains clean in terms of button density externally.
- Space for up to 3 fans
- GPUs up to 11.2” long
- CPU coolers up to 5.5” tall
- 3.2 kg
- Transparent Windows (panels)
- Front intake cooling
- Expansions slots: 2
Best white mini ITX case
Yes, the IN WIN A1 Plus is, indeed, quite an expensive entry — goes above the average price tag. But, if aesthetics matter to you the most, the price tag shouldn’t concern you in the first place.
It’s one of the best white mini ITX cases to date, with a lot of RGB options available at your end. In this case, you can easily install addressable RGB lighting and tweak the patterns as per your will.
On top of that, the case already includes Sirius Loop ASL120 Fans which means you don’t have to really buy new ones for air conditioning.
Apart from this, the case offers a 10W charging panel slot that you can use to charge different devices. Don’t worry; I’ll discuss this in the coming paragraph. Also, it’s better to use the IN WIN 650 gold-rated PSU as it works like a charm with the case (already included inside) — that’s what the brand has advised doing so.
Moreover, with the charging panel, you can charge your gaming devices without any issues. The charging panel is wireless, so all you have to do is put your gaming device atop the panel, and it will charge automatically.
- PCI-E x 2
- VGA card of length up to 320mm
- CPU heatsink height up to 160mm
- 2 x USB 3.0
- HD Audio
- SECC and tempered glass are used as materials
- In WIN 650 PSU included
Best alternative budget mini ITX case
SilverStone SG05-LITE is a phenomenal PC case that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. It is a completely budget-friendly option for those looking forward to building their gaming system at a decent price point.
For what it’s worth, the SilverStone SG05-LITE is equipped with enough space for CPU cooling (82mm in height). Not only this, but you also get to see a special elevated dedicated place for the motherboard (so you can easily slot in components).
Apart from this, the PC case can be easily used with mini-DTX or mini- ITX motherboards, so yeah, there’s that too. You can also slot in 120mm intake fans for air conditioning and keeping the temperatures at bay.
The airflow is controlled by the top and side panels, which have see-through holes. This ensures that there’s enough breathing room for the components and acts as a window to see the marvelous RGB lights.
Last but not least, the SG05- LITE offers up to two USB 3.0 ports and audio jacks for connectivity.
- CPU coolers up to 3.2” tall
- GPUs up to 10.0” long
- USB 3.0 x 2
- Audio x 1
- MIC x 1
- Optional standard SFX PSU can be used
- Weight of 2.3 kg
Best Ultra-compact mini ITX case
SilverStone technology Ultra Compact Mini ITX is a case that resounds with the needs of the people by offering a lot of high-end features. First things first, the case includes a USB Type-C front port that enables the users to have a wonderful gaming experience with the use of the latest ports.
On top of that, the case supports standard-length expansion cards (10.6 inches) and Mini-DTX/Mini-ITX motherboards. This is a plus point because now you can easily use the DTX form factor with this case as well.
Apart from this, the SilverStone Mini ITX is compatible with ATX PSUs and brings in support for 2.5” and 3.5” hard drives. There’s a special elevated place for motherboard and backside components. I would definitely recommend this PSU case if you are looking for a portable and compact masterpiece.
- Uses Type-C version ports for connectivity
- USB 3.0 version available
- Both Mini-ITX and DTX are compatible
- Oversized vents (Side and Top)
- CPU cooler limit of 61mm
- Weight of around 150mm
We have tested extensively and shortlisted these phenomenal entries for our fellow readers for what It’s worth. You can always ask us anything in the comment session.
You will definitely love our recommendations. Also, I’m going to pitch in around the 3 best cases that you can use for your gaming system:
- NZXT H200i: If you are looking forward to having versatility as the key element of your gaming system, then NZXT H200i won’t disappoint you.
- Thermaltake Core V1 SPCC: Short on a budget? Then look no further as Thermaltake Core V1 SPCC will bless you with all the high-end features at an affordable price.
- IN WIN A1 PLUS White Mini ITX Tower: Want aesthetics? Well, it is the most beautiful case on the list. Go ahead if you are into white-colored systems!
Hey, I’m Muhammad Bilal. I’m a tech fanatic (also read: Gamer), who loves scrutinizing fine details. I aim to strive hard in my respective fields (as a writer and software programmer). Before pursuing my majors in a university (right now in A-levels), I want to spend time exploring and reviewing the latest technology.