PCs

Budget PC Cabinet

When building a gaming or an editing pc new builders tend to buy the cheapest case and PSU. It is a very bad choice since the case houses all your pc components which need adequate cooling and power supply. But not to worry there are different kinds of cases which excel at the quality and cooling for their price range. There are two major points that you should keep in mind when considering buying a cabinet are how space is required by your build and the number of USB ports with the ability to add more cooling fans and adequate airflow. Also not a major point but it should make your build look dope nonetheless. So we have prepared a guide to provide you with the best budget pc cases available.

CHIPTRONEX X310B

This time we have prepared the list not as a best to good but from the cheapest to the mid-range pricey cases. Thus the Chiptronex X310B is the first one to be mentioned as it is the best cheapest case available right now. It is extremely spacious as it is a mid-tower case and is excellently designed with a front RGB strip with premium looks when compared to the price bracket. You can change the RGB lighting modes or even turn it off by pressing the button at the top of the case which makes it very convenient. This case is compatible with any kind of motherboard form factor be it ATX, Mini ATX or Micro ATX. This even comes with a clear acrylic side panel to let you get a peek of the beautiful pc components it houses. It is capable of supporting Graphic cards with length up to 280 mm and a CPU cooler with height up to 150 mm. You can house two HDDs and one 2.5 inch SSDs at a given time.

  • Side Panel – Transparent
  • Side Panel Material – Acrylic
  • Supported Motherboard Form Factor – ATX, Mini ATX, Micro ATX
  • Ports – 1x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, HD Audio 
  • Fans Pre-Installed – 1 x 120mm fan in the rear
  • No. Of Fans Supported – 3 x 120mm fans in the front and 1x 120mm fan in the rear
  • Dimensions – 35 x 18.5 x 42 cm
  • Max Graphics Card length supported – 280mm
  • Max CPU cooler height supported – 150mm
  • HDD capacity – 2
  • SSD capacity – 1

Ant Esports ICE 130AG

Ant Esports have made a great name for themselves by providing great quality components at very cheap prices over the years. Their ICE 130AG is a mid-tower case with support for ATX and Mini ATX form factor motherboards. It has a sturdy build quality and has an elegant look due to textures and an LED strip on the front panel. The build quality is better than the previous case and it comes with a tempered glass side panel instead of an acrylic one. This case also comes with two magnetic dust filters one on top and the other on the bottom side of the case. It is capable of supporting 2 HDDs and 2 SSDs at the same time. It is also able to house 7 cooling fans giving it a nice 3D airflow. It can support Graphic cards with length up to 265 mm and a CPU cooler with height up to 150 mm.

  • Side Panel – Transparent
  • Side Panel Material – Tempered Glass
  • Motherboard Form Factor supported – ATX and Mini ATX
  • Ports – 1x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x Audio In, 1 x Mic
  • Fans Pre-Installed – 1 x 120mm fan in the rear
  • No. Of Fans Supported – 3 x 120mm fans in the front and 1x 120mm fan in the rear, 2 x 120mm fans at the top, 1 x 120mm at the bottom
  • Dust Filters – 2 magnetic dust filters 
  • Dimensions – 34.4 x 19.6 x 43 cm
  • Max Graphics Card length supported – 265mm
  • Max CPU cooler height supported – 150mm
  • HDD capacity – 2
  • SSD capacity – 2

Cooler Master Master Box K501L RGB V2

The Cooler Master Master Box K501L is a budget pc case build for high-performance rigs. Cooler Master are well known for their cases and it should come as no surprise that this has the best build quality among all the other cases mentioned in this guide. This case is bigger than the other ones mentioned in this guide. It has adequate air ventilation as it can fit up to seven 120mm fans or a 360mm radiator on top for cooling. It is so spacious that it has a clearance to fit a 410mm Graphics card along with a 165mm CPU cooler and a 180 mm PSU. It also comes with a PSU shroud that covers up your PSU making your build look clean and minimalistic plus an edge to edge tempered glass side panel showcasing the components to which becomes stunning to look at when lit with red or purple lights. The front texture and design provide the best airflow and even the side panels have ventilation giving it a very well thought out and engineered airflow path.   

  • Side Panel – Transparent
  • Side Panel Material – Tempered Glass
  • Motherboard Form Factor supported – ATX, Mini ATX and Micro ATX
  • Ports – 1x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x Audio In, 1 x Mic
  • Fans Pre-Installed – 1 x 120mm fan in the rear
  • No. Of Fans Supported – 3 x 120mm fans in the front and 1x 120mm fan in the rear, 2 x 120mm fans at the top, 1 x 120mm at the bottom
  • AIO Cooler – 1 x 360mm at the top 
  • Dimensions – 49.6 x 21.7 x 46.9 cm
  • Max Graphics Card length supported – 410mm
  • Max CPU cooler height supported – 165mm
  • Max PSU height supported – 180mm
  • HDD capacity – 2
  • SSD capacity – 2

These are the best budget cases that we found among several others with the best features, space, and airflow. We recommend you to get the Cooler Master Master Box K501L RGB if you have the budget for it cause it is the absolute best that you can get for this less of a price. Hope we were able to help you in selecting the pc case that suits your budget the best and as always don’t forget to comment if you think something needs to be included or changed.

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