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12 Best Micro ATX Case In 2021

Several Micro ATX Cases are available in the market, but choosing one the best and the most compatible can lead you to research. But, today at Detective Gaming, we have extensively researched and gathered the best micro atx case that you can buy for your build.

Micro ATX can be of different sizes and for different needs. But, every micro atx case has a specific dimension of supporting 9.6 x 9.6 Inches (244 x 244 mm) micro atx motherboards, so whenever you buy a micro atx case, those will be supported dimensions.

These Micro ATX cases come in various sizes and types. When you think about assembling a PC, you don’t only consider the motherboard but also the components going into the motherboard. These cases will hold the PSU, Motherboard, GPU, SSD’s, HDD’s, etc.

With all the perfect assembly, you will also have to give a thought towards ventilation and looks. Most of these micro atx cases will support more than one fan. But the size of the fans supported can be different. Most of the cases do come with fans, so you don’t have to churn more towards buying new ones.

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Few of these micro atx CPU cases support RGB. But until then, let’s have a look at the list of micro atx tower –

Best Micro ATX Case 2020

Most of the budget micro atx cases come in between $50-$100. Although there can be more expensive or mid-range cases available, you can buy the best-looking RGB micro atx case under or near about $100.

Cases don’t have to cost much and come with the decent build quality. Brands like Cooler Master, Thermaltake, Corsair all manufacture CPU cases.

We have compiled the list of 12 best micro atx case –

1. Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L Micro-ATX Tower 

The first micro atx tower that we would recommend would be Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L. It does not only have the best build quality but is the minimalistic looking m-atx case. It is the lightest PC tower in the segment weighing just 0.4 Kg.

There are two removable magnetic dust filters up top and in front, which are great additions for keeping the PC cooler. Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L is transparent on both sides, and internals is exposed visually.

A single fan is included in the box. Sadly that isn’t any RBG or color fan. But, I hope you replace it will newer fans. Although there is plenty of airflow within the case, it also supports 5 x 120mm or 140mm fans. Sadly, you cannot add fans at the top, but it should not be a problem considering there is a fascinating amount of cooling done by the fans.

If we talk about the space, there is plenty; your PSU stays at the bottom and should not be a problem with your normal PSU. Although it is a micro atx case, it can support normal atx PSU.

If you are looking budget micro atx case, Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L is the one to go for.

Oh, and it can go both ways, vertical and horizontal.

Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L

Pros

  • Light Weight – Just about 0.4Kg
  • Decent Airflow
  • Transparent Design
  • Budget Micro Atx Case
  • Max Fan Support – 5
  • Support For Majority of GPU

Cons

  • Magnetic Dust Could Have Been Better

2. Cooler Master MasterBox MB320L ARGB Micro-ATX

Cooler Master MasterBox MB320L

Cooler Master MasterBox MB320L is the next case I would suggest for your micro atx build. As it comes from the same company, it has majorly improved design and better fans. There are 2 fans included in the box, whereas both are installed in the front and ARGB (Alpha, Red, Green, Blue).

The dual 120mm ARGB fans can be connected to the motherboard allowing you to customize and control the lighting-color system.

The front panel is transparent so that you can look at the gorgeous fan lighting, and there are vents at the side for airflow. Also, this micro atx computer case supports fans at the top; to do that, there is a mesh at the top for more than sufficient ventilation.

Cooler Master MB320L supports mini & micro atx motherboards, so you won’t have any problem selecting any. This micro atx tower supports most of the PSU & GPU and would not give any space problems. In fact, you can build a liquid-cooled CPU in the same case.

Pros

  • 2 Included ARGB Fans
  • Supports Both Mini ATX & Micro ATX
  • Support For Fan at the top
  • Easy Installation
  • Great Design
  • Max Fan Support – 5 (120mm)

Cons

  • Seperately Buy Rear Fan

3. Apevia PRODIGY-BK Micro-ATX Gaming Case

Apevia PRODIGY-BK Micro-ATX Gaming Case

Apevia is one of the oldest PC component manufacturers but is fairly unknown to the majority of people. They currently manufacture PC Case, PSU & Cooling Units. Apevia Prodigy-BK micro-atx gaming case is one of the budget cases you can buy.

This micro atx computer case does not only look great but is also built of good quality material. Also, no surprise, the vents in the front look attractive and have sufficient ventilation for internal components.

There are three RGB fans included, two at the front and one in the rear. The fan lighting can be personalized with 16 lighting modes that can be changed via I/O or the led button. This is definitely one of those cases that do not compromise on space and ventilation.

You can attach six – 120mm fans and support for two 140mm radiator fans, attached at the top and front.

Talking about other dimensions – you can attach any GPU to your micro atx motherboard as long it is 350mm in length and CPU fans of 165mm in height. There would be no problem with your PSU as there is a dedicated space unit at the bottom.

This particular Apevia Prodigy-BK Micro ATX case is also available in different colors such as – Black, Pink & White.

Pros

  • 3 – RGB 120mm Fans Included
  • No. of Supported Fans – 6
  • Support For Two 240mm Radiator Fans
  • Supports Both Micro ATX & Mini ITX Motherboard
  • Tempered Side Glass
  • Better Quality Material

Cons

  • Bit Heavier

4. Thermaltake CA-1Q9-00S1WN-00 S100 Micro-ATX Mini-Tower

Thermaltake CA-1Q9-00S1WN-00 S100 Micro-ATX Mini-Tower

Thermaltake CA-1Q9-00S1WN-00 S100 Micro-ATX Mini-Tower is the sleekest looking micro atx mini-tower that we recommend. Talking about the design and its components – Thermaltake CA-1Q9-00S1WN-00 S100 is a full metal build & has that slim and sleek design.

This micro atx mini tower comes with a single 120mm rear fan and support for up to 5 120mm fans. No doubt you can use a 200mm fan at the top for proper cooling. There is transparent tempered glass at the side, and it acts as a magnetic swing door, which I think is cool.

The magnetic filter keeps the dust away and is removable, giving you access to perforated airflow.

Thermaltake S100 CPU case supports both micro atx & mini ITX motherboards. Support for GPU’s of Max length of 330mm & CPU cooler of max height 165mm which I think is fairly sufficient. PSU can easily fit at the bottom with a max length of 165mm, so your usual 700W or 750W PSU will fit in with ease.

This micro atx mini tower can be somewhat on the heavier side as it weighs about 7.1 Kg or 15.6 pounds.

Pros

  • Sleek, Slim & Compact Design
  • All-Metal Build
  • Transparent Tempered Glass Door
  • Supports – Mini ITX & Micro ATX Motherboard
  • Magnetic Fan Filter
  • Durable

Cons

  • Bit Heavy – 7.1 Kg
  • Only Single Fan Included

5. Thermaltake Versa H15 Micro ATX Mini Tower

 

Thermaltake Versa H15 Micro ATX Mini Tower

Like the previous Thermaltake case mentioned, this versa H15 Micro ATX is also a closed case. It is actually well built with a full metal design and air vents at the front, top & back. The top gives perforated airflow, but the case only comes with a single 120mm fan at the rear.

Supporting both Micro ATX & Mini ITX Motherboard, this case has more than enough space for all other components. The I/O ports are situated at the top consisting of Audio, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0.

Perforated mesh bezels give an ample amount of ventilation, and the case supports 5 120mm fans. You can even install 2 240mm radiator – front & top.

There is plenty of space for your PSU & big graphics card, supporting a CPU cooler of height 155mm.

This is a decent & budget micro atx case as it falls under $50.

Pros

  • Budget CPU Case
  • All-Metal Build
  • Supports – 5 120mm Fans
  • Supports – Mini ITX & Micro ATX Motherboard
  • Durable

Cons

  • Supports Mini ITX When There is No CD-Drive
  • Only Single Fan Included
  • No Transparent Sides

6. Thermaltake Versa H18 Tempered Glass Black Spcc Micro ATX 

Thermaltake Versa H18 Mini ATX

Thermaltake Versa H18 is the best budget mini atx case. If we compare it to Thermaltake Versa H15, which is the predecessor of Versa H18, it is worth upgrade. The cost of an upgrade to H18 is not huge & would not cost you more than $10.

It’s got better components, design, and ventilation. This particular mini ITX has a transparent side panel exposing the gorgeous view of your internals. Not only that, but the case also has sufficient ventilation,

You can attach up to 5 120mm fans – front, rear & top. Also supporting radiator fans of 280mm. But sadly, there is only one fan included in the case, and it is at the rear.

The I/O ports are in the front consisting of 1xUSB 3.0, 1×2.0 & 1xHD audio. There is a full-length PSU cover at the bottom and sufficient cutout for cables. The transparent side panel is made of tempered glass and 4mm thick, giving the clearest view inside and being scratch resistance & hard.

Thermaltake Versa H18 T Micro ATX

Pros

  • BUdget Micro ATX Case
  • Support For 2 Radiator Fans up to 280mm
  • No. Of Supported Fans – 5 120mm
  • All Metal

Cons

  • Includes Single Fan At The Rear

7. Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 Micro-ATX Tower 

Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 Micro-ATX Tower

Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 Micro Atx Tower is the sleekest and minimalistic case you can choose. The design is simplistic with a transparent left side. This transparent panel is made of tempered glass and is held by screws.

There would be no problem with ventilation as this micro atx CPU case supports up to 6 120mm fans. There is perforated mesh at the front and top, which is a purely simple and open design.

120mm fans – 2 Top, 3 Front & 1 Rear. Supporting 280mm of radiator fans at the front. Not only that, but you can attach a GPU of 346mm in length & a CPU fan under 166mm. Compared to the other Mini atx tower that we listed earlier, this one supports a larger GPU. So you won’t have any problems with any latest GPU such as RTX 3080 or AMD RX6000XT Graphics Card.

This particular CPU case is not only meant for casual PC builders but can also sustain the majority of other high-end CPU components.

I/O ports are situated at the top with 2x 3.0 USB & Dual Audio Jack. This I/O port is definitely better than what we achieve at this price point.

Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 Micro ATX Tower supports both Mini ITX & Micro ATX Motherboard.

Pros

  • Supports GPU Length Up to – 346mm
  • No. Of Fans Supported – 6 120mm
  • Proper Ventilation
  • Supports 1 x 5.25″, 4 x 3.5″ HDDs and 4 x 2.5″ SSDs
  • Supports Micro ATX & Mini ITX Motherboard

Cons

  • No RGB Fans Include at this price.
  • Single Fan Included

8. Antec Dapper Dark Phantom DP301M Micro-ATX Gaming Case

Antec Dapper Dark Phantom DP301M Micro-ATX Gaming Case

Antec DP301M is a sleek and coolest looking gaming Micro ATX case. As you can see, it looks highly modern from the first. There is an ARGB LED strip at the vent, and it looks attractive; few people may confuse them for ARGB fans but are not. The LED lighting strip can be controlled by the mode button situated with the I/O buttons at the top.

Talking about cooling, this is the first micro atx that supports dual water cooling, one at the front of 280mm & another 120mm at the rear. This micro-atx case supports 6x120mm fans across all places – 3x120mm (front), 2x120mm (top), 1x 120mm (rear). If you think of installing radiator fans, the case has all the required dimensions to help.

Just like other micro atx towers, this one also comes with a transparent side panel.

There is a magnetic dust filter attached at the bottom of the case, which you can easily be taken out and clean. This is a very nice addition to keep your case dust-free.

Antec DP301M supports both Mini ITX & Micro ATX Motherboards. Talking about GPU, PSU & CPU Cooler supported dimensions are 360mm in length, 170mm height & 160mm.

There is a total of 4 storage drive compartments that you can use 2×2.5″/3.5″ (bottom) and 2x 2.5″ (behind).

Antec Dapper Dark Phantom DP301M Micro-ATX Gaming CaseTitle Here

Pros

  • Support For Water Cooling
  • Micro ATX & Mini ITX MOBO Support
  • ARGB LED Strip
  • Good Ventilation For A Good Gaming Case
  • 6x120mm Fans

Cons

  • Includes Single Rear Fan for Gaming CPU

9. SilverStone Technology FARA R1 White Mid-Tower ATX Case

SilverStone Technology FARA R1 White Mid-Tower ATX Case with Micro-ATX

SilverStone has been around since 2003, manufacturing PC components. SilverStone FARA R1 is a white mid-tower atx case. If you are looking for a white pc case, then this is the one to go.

Although this case is expensive, this pc cabin comes with a transparent tempered glass side screwed just like the others. There are several versions of the case that you could get in different colors.

The case comes with a single rear fan and supports 3x120mm fans (front) & one rear or 2x 140mm fans (front) & one rear 120mm fan. There is no support for fans at the top, but it would not be a problem as there is sufficient ventilation because the front has a meshed panel. You could attach 3x120mm fans in the front and be RGB, and they would look mesmerizing on a white case if you do so.

This white mini-atx case has a pre-installed 3.5″ drive cage with the mount and an additional 3x 2.5″ trays to add more.

Plenty of cable management can be done at the back.

This supports ATX, Micro ATX  & Mini ITX. But should majorly use it as a Micro atx case.

Pros

  • White Mid Tower Case
  • Tempered Side Glass
  • Ventilation Mesh In Front
  • Proper Installation Guide
  • Supports – 4x120mm fans
  • Disk Drive Bay

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No Top Fan support
  • Single 120mm Fan Included

10. Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Cube Case

Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Cube Case

The last few of our choice might be cube cases. These cube cases are huge and have no compromises towards ventilation, space, and build quality. But, these cube cases are so huge that they ultimately affect their weight.

Fractal Design Node 804 is no different; it supports Micro ATX & Mini ITX motherboards. The Micro ATX Cube case comes with 3 pre-installed fans. With an all-metal build, Fractal Design Node 804 weighs 5.9 kg.

I/O ports are fairly simple and can be seen at the right side of the case, including – 2x 3.0 USB, Audio In & Audio Out.

The case has no transparent sides, and you better off buying fans that are not RGB. There is an ample amount of space for HDD/SSD. You can install about 8x 3.5″, 4x 2.5″ or up to 10x 3.5″, 2x 2.5″ HDD/SSD.

Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Cube Case

Pros

  • 3 Pre-Installed Fans
  • Supports Micro ATX & Mini ITX MOBO
  • All Metal- Steel Build
  • 8x 3.5″, 4x 2.5″ or up to 10x 3.5″, 2x 2.5″ HDD/SSD

Cons

  • Heavy
  • No RGB Support
  • Expensive than the rest

11. Corsair Crystal 280X RGB Micro-ATX Case

Corsair Crystal 280X RGB Micro-ATX Case

Corsair Crystal 280X RGB Micro-ATX case comes in two different colors (Black & White) with a mere difference of ~$10. The case comes with two pre-installed  Corsair LL Series LL120 RGB 120mm Dual Light Loop RGB Fans.

You can attach about 6×120/140mm fans or 3x240mm fans. There is proper ventilation at the front, which keeps the airflow.

This micro-atx case comes with three-panel tempered glass at different sides – mainly – front, top & left.

Flexible storage drive can carry 3×2.5″ & 2×3.5″ drives. Four dust filters can be found – front, roof, PSU & floor, keeping the case clean from dust particles. The case is huge and supports the majority of high-end GPU with also support for Corsair Liquid Coolers.

This Corsair Crystal is designed to cool better in every condition and fit all your gaming CPU components.

Corsair Crystal 280X RGB Micro-ATX Case

Pros

  • 2x 120mm Corsair LL120 RGB Fans
  • All-Metal Build
  • 3×2.5″ & 2×3.5″ Storage Drive Space
  • Support for 6×120/140mm fans
  • Support For 3x 240mm radiator fans
  • 3 Panel Tempered Glass
  • Liquid Cooling Support
  • Available In Black & white
  • RGB Lighting Control

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Heavy 7.2Kg

12. Thermaltake Level 20 VT Micro ATX Modular Gaming Computer Case 

Thermaltake Level 20 VT Micro ATX Modular Gaming Computer Case

Last on our list is Thermaltake Level 20 VT Micro ATX Modular Gaming Computer Case, which is huge but one of the best looking modular micro atx cases. Thermaltake is known for its component manufacturing and designs. But this is one of the best DIY micro atx that you can buy at a meager cost.

The case has 4 glass tempered sides, which can show the internal components. There is one 200mm radiator fan attached in front. Although there is front glass, it comes with sides vented for airflow.

Fan supports are as follows –

  • Front: 2 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm / 1 x 200mm
  • Top: 4 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm
  • Rear: 1 x 120mm / 1 x 140mm
  • Bottom: 2 x 120mm

Radiator Fan Support –

  • Front: 1 x 240mm / 1 x 140mm / 1 x 180mm (200mm series).
  • Top: 2 x 240mm / 1 x 280mm / 1 x 180mm (200mm series).
  • Rear: 1 x 120mm.

The side panels act as a door, which helps you easily access the case. I/O ports can be found at the top with 2 x 3.0 USB, 2 x 2.0 USB, Audio In & Audio Outports.

Supported CPU components are – GPU of up to 350mm in Length, PSU 200mm in Length & CPU cooler of 185mm in height.

This Thermaltake Level 20 VT Micro-ATX case has storage drive racks rather than bay and is good. You can install 3 x 3.5” or 2.5” HDD with HDD rack + 3 x 2.5” HDD with HDD tray.

Pros

  • Supports – 9 x 120mm fans
  • Supports 3x 240mm radiator fans
  • Extra I/O ports
  • All Tempered Glass Sides

Cons

  • Should Have Included More Fans In Box

Conclusion

These were our 12 best micro atx cases that you can buy. These vary in range, functionality, and sizes. But depends upon your requirements.  We consider the Apevia Prodogy BK Micro ATX case to be the best fit for common uses. It has RGB support and has good ventilation.

If you are a heavy user and have lots of components, you can go for micro atx cube cases. These are well built and have lots of cooling features. No matter what, you will not have to compromise for space.

Let us know what did you prefer to buy?

Soham

Soham is one of the best Call Of Duty player within Detective Gaming Team. Part time freelancer and spends all his days on twitter. But you can usually find him playing on his Playstation 4 Pro.

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