Compact cases are interesting for users who want to build a computer that does not take up much space. Companies such as Multilaser, T-Dagger, Cooler Master and Cougar offer cases in ITX and Mini-ITX formats, which are ideal for users who want to build a compact computer. The cheapest model on the list is the GA190 by Multilaser, which has a panel of connection ports on the front and comes with a 200W power supply at prices of R$238.
The TGC305W, from T-Dagger, offers a minimalistic white design, has a tempered glass side cover and contains space for up to five coolers with prices starting at R$391. The RC-110-KKN2, from Cooler Master, offers a total of three fans and has a case made of metal for about R $ 530. Here are five compact cases to buy in Brazil.
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Multilaser’s GA190 offers an ATX tower format. The dimensions represent compact values of 40 cm high and 35 cm wide. The front of the device has two P2 inputs for connecting headphones and two more USB ports for cables and a flash drive. The design stands out with its front finish due to the stripes etched into the stainless steel surface. It is sold for values starting from R$ 238.
The internal system protects one fan and a 200W power supply, which may be an advantage for some users. The internal space can accommodate compact peripherals such as motherboards and ITX processors. It is rated 5 out of 5 on Amazon.
- Advantages: comes with power supply and fan
- Against: the manufacturer does not provide detailed information.
The Multilaser GA190 comes with a 200W power supply and has an ITX motherboard — Photo: Disclosure/Multilaser
The TGC305W, T-Dagger, has a textured white metallic finish, which can be a good choice for consumers looking for minimalism and a cleaner design. The peripheral stands out for its body which has a tempered glass side cover: a feature that allows the user to see the internal space without having to remove it. The manufacturer promises high manufacturing quality and quiet operation of the system. In addition, they indicate the use of water coolers for the cooling system: objects up to 240 mm can be attached to the top of the case. The product is sold for about R$ 391.
It has dimensions of 45 cm high and 20 cm wide, which should be enough for Mini, Micro and ATX motherboards. The front has three USB ports, two P2 inputs and a button to control the RGB lighting. Up to five coolers can be inserted into the case, two from the front, two from the top and one from the back. Rated 4.8 out of 5 on Amazon, consumers note the tower’s reasonable size and praise the high-quality build.
- Advantages: supports up to five coolers
- Against: does not follow the fan
The T-Dagger TGC305W is designed to support up to five coolers — Photo: Disclosure/T-Dagger
3. Cooler Master MasterBox NR200 – from R$ 528
The MasterBox NR200, by Cooler Master, has dimensions of 29 cm in height and 18 cm in width, factors that characterize it as a compact size ITX tower. The case is made of metal material and has a premium design with two USB ports and one P2 headphone port. Although the side cover is not transparent, it offers hundreds of holes to help the ventilation system of the machine. It is sold for about R$ 528.
The inside of the case is accompanied by two individual fans, 120 mm and 92 mm, but the internal space promises to accommodate a total of seven coolers to achieve maximum cooling capabilities. In addition, it is possible to connect triple-slot GPU, Mini-ITX or Mini DTX format motherboards. The manufacturer states that water coolers can be more efficient than air coolers for cooling parts of this case. Rated 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon, users note the high quality of the materials and the ability to insert multiple fans. However, they negatively highlight the top panel, which is very flexible and easily bent.
- Advantages: comes with two fans
- Against: the side cover is not transparent
Cooler Master MasterBox NR200 promises to accommodate up to seven fans inside the case — Photo: Disclosure / Cooler Master
Cooler Master’s RC-110-KKN2 offers a connection panel on the left side, where two USB inputs and two P2 type inputs are concentrated. The object is built on a Mini-ITX tower with dimensions of 20 cm in height and 26 cm in width. The chassis construction is made of metal, with metal nets protecting the front panel. It comes with one 120mm fan on the front and can accommodate two 80mm fans on the sides. The machine can be seen in figures from R$ 530.
The manufacturer promises that the internal space can host ATX standard fonts, a graphics card up to 210 mm, among other peripherals. Rated 4.5 out of 5 on Amazon, users highlight the finish and the ability to insert a 600W power supply inside the case. However, some consumers report that the gateways stopped working within a short time.
- Advantages: accommodates up to 3 fans
- Against: does not offer a side with a clear cover
Cooler Master RC-110-KKN2 offers a very compact size and can host up to three fans in the internal system — Photo: Disclosure / Cooler Master
Cougar’s CGR-8M02B is another example of a Mini-ITX case. Tower dimensions include a size of 26 cm high and 17 cm wide. Made entirely of brushed metal, the electronics feature side covers with hundreds of holes to aid in the cooling process. The inside of the product features a single 90mm fan on the back and promises support for Mini ITX format motherboards.
The interior of the case even offers a dedicated space for water coolers, which can be useful for users who want to insert air and water cooling systems. It is also possible to insert a video card up to 350 mm, which is an important factor for those who need dedicated graphics processing. Rated 4.4 out of 5 on Amazon, consumers highlight the built-in space as it makes it easy for users who want to install extensions. However, some users are reporting difficulty matching the GPU to the available slots.
- Advantages: supports up to seven coolers
- Against: high price
The Cougar CGR-8M02B comes with a 90mm fan — Photo: Publicity/Cougar
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