the best Middle-Tower case

A middle-size case, is perhaps the most popular model, thanks to the "averaged" parameters. No wonder we have taken as an example one of the models in the guide "How to choose a case for gaming PC: a guide to action." Quite often, even the required minimum can't be fit into a mini-case, and although full-towers can hold extremely powerful configurations, they are rather costly. Today, we are going to review the best "midi" cases, that definitely worth your attention.

The best Middle-Tower cases for a gaming PC

Silverstone Tek 90 Degree Motherboard Mounting Computer Case RV05B-W

Silverstone Tek 90 Degree Motherboard Mounting Computer Case RV05B-WThe main feature of this model is a non-standard cooling system. The system in it is ventilated from bottom to top and a motherboard is located 90 degrees reversed. What does such a solution provide? Ventilators placed on the bottom of the case, create far less noise and raise the heat up. For a "quiet" gaming PC this is an ideal solution, especially for ~$119.99. So if you are looking for something of this particular size, take a look at this model.

Case Dimensions (width- height- depth)

242 - 529 - 498mm

External 5.25" bays

1

Internal 3.5" bays

2

Internal 2.5" bays

2

Expansion slots

7

   External ports

2x USB3.0, 1x Audio

 

Compatible motherboards

ATX, Micro ATX

Standard Cooling system

Bottom coller:2x 180 mm

Advanced cooling system

Bottom: 2x 180\140mm\ 3х 120 mm

Top: 1x 120 mm

Max video card length

312 mm

Max CPU cooler height

162 mm

Price

~$119.99

Cooler Master HAF XB II EVO No Power Supply ATX HTPC Case

Cooler Master HAF XB - LAN Box and Test Bench Mid Tower Computer CaseThe first thing that catches your eye is the unusual design. "What kind of midi is it? This is a real mini-Tower "- you might say, having got a glimpse at this case for ~$93.49. And would be wrong. A quick glance at the dimensional characteristics is enough to understand that it's a real Middle-Tower.

The cooling system is similar to the above mentioned Raven model – the ventilation is excellent, so if you install several graphics cards you shouldn't worry about overheating of the system . Gaming configuration fits HAF XB perfectly, only non-standard form of the case can confuse. In spite of that this model is extremely popular among gamers - read over 1400 customers reviews on Amazon.com.

Case Dimensions (width- height- depth)

442 - 330 - 423 mm

External 5.25" bays

2

Internal 3.5" bays

2

Internal 2.5" bays

6

Expansion slots

7

 

External ports

2x USB 3.0, 1x Audio

Compatible motherboards

Micro ATX, Mini ATX, ATX

Standard Cooling system

Front: 2х 120 mm

Advanced cooling system

Front: 2х 120 mm

Rear : 1х 120мм, 2х 80 mm

Top: 1х 20 mm

Max video card length

334

Max CPU cooler height

180

Price

~$93.49

Corsair Obsidian Series Black 450D High Airflow Mid-Tower Computer Case

 

Corsair Obsidian Mid-Tower Computer CaseThe product from "Corsair" for ~$129.13 - is closer to "eternal classics" as for design of the case. Severe Tower, which can be hidden out of sight, and put in a prominent place. The main advantage of the case is that the liquid cooling system can be easily installed in it. But even without it, the provided possibilities of the cooling system are very attractive. And taking into account the possibility of installation of Extended ATX motherboard, you will get a midi case with almost the same capabilities as big tower analogues.

Case Dimensions (width- height- depth)

210 - 494 - 497

External 5.25" bays

2

Internal 3.5" bays

3

Internal 2.5" bays

2

Expansion slots

7

 

External ports

2х USB 3.0
1x Audio

Compatible motherboards

Mini ATX, Micro ATX. ATX, Extended ATX

Standard Cooling system

Front: 2x 140 mm

Rear: 1x 120 mm

Advanced cooling system

Front: 2х 120\140 mm

Top: 3х 120 mm\ 2х 140 mm

Rear: 1x 120 mm

Bottom: 2х 120 mm

Max video card length

430 mm

Max CPU cooler height

165 mm

Price

~$129.13

Afterword

You might be surprised: the most wide range of cases is chosen in this top, but only three have been reviewed! The market of midi-towers is indeed more extensive than other segments – however, there are not so many interesting models. Taking into account the characteristics provided in the tables, you can easily find hundreds of models with identical characteristics. The same is with the full-tower cases. But with mini-cases everything is different: in the review of the best Mini-Tower cases we mentioned the 5 most interesting models that significantly differ from each other. All in all, the tendencies in this sector are quite heterogeneous, and therefore require further analysis.