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THE Best Cube Cases For PC Review in 2022

In today’s article, we take a look at a number of the finest cube-style computer cases. We’ve ranked seven of the finest cube PC cases and offered an overview of what makes each of them a great pick.

While not as popular as mini-ITX cases, PSU shrouds, or tempered glass side panels, the cube-style computer case has earned itself its own fan club among PC builders. Of course, a cube-shaped case may also be a mini-ITX case, can have a PSU shroud, or can come with tempered glass panels.

Really, of the cube cases that are out there, there is a fairly broad spectrum of the sorts of functions they may give. There are cube cases that can support E-ATX motherboards, come in smaller form-factors, are great solutions for liquid cooling, and so on.

Building a PC has gotten increasingly sophisticated over the years. Gamers used to choose the greatest components, pack them into a capacious case, and call it a day. While some individuals still do that, many gamers find themselves bewildered by additional aspects that may make creating a gaming machine into a 3D chess match.

One of the most typical concerns that force builders to reluctance are portability. Though it may not be a requirement for anybody who travels once or twice a year, the gaming industry has gotten more frantic with LAN competitions and parties. You may opt to purchase a laptop, but they’ll always fall short compared to any PC that you’ll construct with the same money. This is where mini, micro-ATX, and cube cases enter into the picture.

Cube cases vary in size and may belong to both mini and micro-ITX categories. Their design is what makes them distinctive, and they yet have everything a professional gamer would need in their PC cases from tempered glass side panels to PSU shrouds.

With innumerable alternatives on the market, finding the best cube PC case for your requirements may be quite the battle. We searched over all the possible alternatives available and prepared the following list with the finest ones in terms of quality and performance.


Here’re the best cube PC cases that’ll give your gaming system the look it deserves.

Corsair Carbide Air 540

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Brand Corsair
Color Black
Material Alloy Steel
Hard Disk Form Factor 2.5 Inches
Cooling Method Air
Motherboard Compatability ATX
Item Weight 16.3 Pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH 16.3 x 13.1 x 18 inches
Case Type Desktop
Total USB Ports 4

 

About this item

  • Dual-chamber Direct Airflow Path design for outstanding cooling potential
  • Features 8 Case Expansion Slots
  • Also features 2 x 5.25 inch, 4 x 2.5inch, and 2 x 3.5inch /2.5inch combo case drive bays
  • Full side panel window
  • Cable routing cutouts with rubber grommet

The Corsair Carbide Air 540 is our recommendation for the finest all-around cube computer case. I guess you could make a case for the Thermaltake Core X5 here, but at $120, the Carbide Air 540 comes in at about $40 less costly. And, it motivated us to give it the advantage.

In terms of specs, the Carbide Air 540 can support graphics cards that are up to 12.6″ long and CPU coolers up to 6.7″ height. While there are cases out there that can house graphics cards that are longer than 12.6″, there is GTX 1080 Tis out there that are shorter than 12.6″. So, essentially, in terms of performance, there isn’t anything keeping this case from holding as powerful of a gaming system as you could desire.

The Air 540 can also take any motherboard form-factor, even bigger extended ATX boards. The case comes with three Corsair Air Series AF140L fans pre-installed and can handle two more on the top of the case a well.

Corsair’s cubed-style case also comes with numerous cable management features, including a series of cutouts with rubber grommets. And, the case features a complete transparent side panel, too, so you can show off your build.

Ultimately, considering what the Air 540 brings to the table in contrast to the pricing it comes in at, you’d be hard pushed to find a better overall choice among cube-style PC cases.


Thermaltake Core V21

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Brand Thermaltake
Color Black
Material Spec
Hard Disk Form Factor 2.5 Inches
Cooling Method Air
Fan Size 200 Millimeters
Motherboard Compatability Micro ATX
Item Weight 6.5 Kilograms
Item Dimensions LxWxH 16.7 x 12.6 x 13.25 inches
Number of Expansion Slots 5

 

About this item

  • Supports M ATX and Mini ITX Form Factor Motherboards. Motherboards 6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX) , 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX)
  • Designed for use in either a vertical or horizontal orientation on the motherboard
  • Chamber concept design with optimized cable management space for small form factor builds
  • Stackable and flexible thermal solution. Remarkable expansion. Advance ventilation
  • 2x USB 3.0, 1x Headphone, 1x Mic Front Ports, Internal Bay: 3x 3.5 inches or 2.5 inches
  • Includes 1x 200 millimeter Front Fan Pre-installed, Optional Cooling Available

The good thing about cube-style enclosures is that there are quite a few budget-friendly solutions to select from. The Thermaltake Core V21 (and the Core V1 described below) are two such alternatives.

The Core V21 comes in at slightly under $60. It is a tiny micro-ATX case (it can carry a mini-ITX motherboard as well) that has enough area to host a high-end system. It can support graphics cards up to 13.8″ long (which is really more clearance for a graphics card than any other choice on our list) and CPU coolers up to 7.3″ height.

It comes with one 200mm fan pre-installed on the front of the case, and every panel bar the acrylic see-through side panel has grills on it, which helps make it an excellent alternative for anybody who wants to optimize ventilation in their system

You may also place your motherboard horizontally, or vertically in the Core V21, providing you some further choice in how you create your system.

Overall, the Thermaltake Core V21 certainly isn’t the finest case ever constructed. But for those of you who are searching for a budget-friendly tiny form-factor cube-style computer box, the V21 is about as good of an alternative as it gets.


Thermaltake Core V1

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Brand Thermaltake
Color Black
Material Spec
Hard Disk Form Factor 2.5 Inches, 3.5 Inches
Cooling Method Water, Air
Fan Size 200 Millimeters
Motherboard Compatability Mini ITX
Item Weight 7.1 Pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH 10.2 x 12.4 x 10.9 inches
Case Type Mini-Tower

 

About this item

  • Supports Mini ITX Motherboard
  • 2x USB 3.0, 1x Headphone, 1x Mic Front Ports, Internal Bay: 2x 3.5 inches, 2x 2.5 inches 1 x 200 millimetre fan, 2 x 80 millimetre turbofans (optional)
  • Interchangeable Side Panels: Symmetrical panels to build the system with personality
  • Adjustable I/O Panel Location. Extreme Air/Liquid Cooling Configurations Options and Dual Modular Drive Rack Design
  • Chambers concept. Advanced ventilation
  • Great Expansion in Compact Size: Designed with high-end system compatibility, users can easily install up to 4 data storage devices with modular drive racks, a dual expansion slot VGA with a length up to 260mm and width up to 40.5mm, a tower CPU cooler with height up to 140 millimeters, and a high wattage PSU with a length up to 180mm.
  • A great expansion in a compact size

Thermaltake’s Core V1 is an even smaller version of the Core V21 stated above. It’s a mini-ITX case that looks quite similar to the Core V21 and comes in at an even cheaper price (a little under $50.)

Like the Core V21, every panel saves one on the V1 is all grilled to promote ventilation. One of the panels has an acrylic window on it and the interesting thing about the Core V1’s panels is that they are all removable. So, you may install the acrylic panel on either side of the casing, or on the top as well.

The V1 can support graphics cards up to 10.0″ long and CPU coolers up to 5.5″ height. So, it is by far the tiniest case on our list and, as such, will be a little more restricted in what sort of gear you can put in it. Still, there are small GTX 1080 Tis out there (the Zotac GTX 1080 Ti mini is just 8.3″ long), so you should still be able to create a formidable gaming PC inside of the V1.

The case also comes with a massive 200mm fan pre-installed on the front and you can add two 80mm fans on the rear. You can also replace the 200mm fan on the front of the case with a 120mm or 140mm AIO cooler as well.

In the end, for around $50 you can snag yourself a great mini-ITX case that has enough capacity to hold a high-end system and lots of ventilation/cooling options to help keep your system operating cool.


Thermaltake Core X5

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Brand Thermaltake
Color Black
Hard Disk Form Factor 2.5 Inches
Cooling Method Water, Air
Motherboard Compatability Extended ATX
Item Weight 26.5 Pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH 24 x 21 x 17.3 inches
Number of Expansion Slots 8
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2

 

About this item

  • Tt LCS Certified: Thermaltake exclusive certification applied to only products that pass the design and hardcore enthusiasts standards.
  • 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x Headphone, 1x Mic Side Ports
  • Thermaltake Liquid Cooling Certified
  • Interchangeable Window and I/O.Product Dimensions(H x W x D) 463 x 371 x 540 mm (18.2 x 14.6 x 21.3 inch)
  • Fully Modular Design

For me, it’s difficult to select between the Thermaltake Core X5 and the Corsair Carbide Air 540. Both are amazing cases with exceptional characteristics (both provide tremendous airflow, attractive looks, and superb build quality) (both offer great airflow, nice aesthetics, and excellent build quality).

If pricing were removed from the equation, I may give the advantage to the Core X5. However, considering that the X5 comes in at about $40 more than the Carbide Air 540, it wins the nod.

For those of you who have a bigger budget, however, and prefer the Core X5 (whether due to its design or other features) over the Air 540, you probably won’t be disappointed with it.

It can support graphics cards up to 12.6″ long and air coolers up to 9.1″ height (which implies every air CPU cooler on the market is in play with this case) (which means any air CPU cooler on the market is in play with this case.) Its huge CPU clearance is largely owing to the fact that the motherboard tray in the Core X5 is vertical.

The Core X5 also has no shortage of liquid cooling choices since the chassis can accept numerous radiators. It can even handle radiators as big as a 400mm radiator on the top panel. And, with a twin 4mm-thick tempered glass side panel, you’ll have the option to show off your liquid cooling system if you do want to go that way.

Overall, the Core X5 may be the greatest cube computer case on our list. If it wasn’t for its higher price tag, we’d give it the advantage over the Corsair Carbide Air 540.


Fractal Design Node 804

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Brand Fractal Design
Color Black
Material Aluminum, Alloy Steel
Hard Disk Form Factor 2.5 Inches
Fan Size 12 Millimeters
Motherboard Compatability Micro ATX
Item Weight 13.2 Pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH 13.5 x 12.1 x 15.3 inches
Number of Expansion Slots 5
Number of USB 3 Ports 2

 

About this item

  • Case Type: MicroATX Cube Case
  • Material: Aluminum / Steel
  • Internal Bay: 8x 3.5″, 4x 2.5″ or up to 10x 3.5″, 2x 2.5″ HDD/SSD
  • M/B Type: MicroATX, Mini-ITX
  • Expansion Slots: 5
  • Front I/O Panel: 2x USB 3.0 Ports, Audio In & Out

Fractal Design seldom disappoints with their cases and their Node 804 cube-style case is no exception. With a unique twin-chamber design, the Node 804 is great for boosting cooling and ventilation.

Like other Fractal Design cases, the Node 804 has a simple design and comes with a brushed metal front panel.

For liquid cooling support, the Node 804 has the capacity to host up to four separate radiators at the same time. So, needless to say, you have a lot of possibilities for liquid cooling in this scenario.

The Node 804 is a micro-ATX case (it can accommodate mini-ITX motherboards as well) and it can handle graphics cards up to 12.6″ long if you want to go for an air CPU cooler over liquid cooling, you can add heatsinks as tall as 6.3″.

In the end, if you’re looking for a beautifully built tiny form-factor cube-style case that has lots of options for liquid cooling, then the Node 804 is definitely a choice you’ll want to check out.


CORSAIR CARBIDE AIR 240

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Brand Corsair
Color Black
Material Alloy Steel, Plastic
Hard Disk Form Factor 2.5 Inches, 3.5 Inches
Cooling Method Water
Fan Size 120 Millimeters
Motherboard Compatability Mini ITX
Item Weight 5.5 Kilograms
Item Dimensions LxWxH 15.6 x 10.2 x 12.6 inches
Case Type Mini-Tower

 

About this item

  • Stunning, yet small Mini-ITX or MicroATX compatible PC case with excellent cooling performance – three 120mm fans included
  • Cleaner layout for the ultimate cooling cube; Case Windowed: Acrylic
  • Adore water cooling? Use two 240mm radiators with Mini-ITX or one 240mm radiator with a dual-GPU MicroATX setup
  • Support for a full-length graphics card viewable through a full side window panel. Compatible corsair liquid coolers are h55, h60, h75, h80i, h100i and h105
  • Swap drives easily — without tools — in and out of the three 3.5″ and 2.5″ drive bays
  • Easy connectivity with front panel USB 3.0 ports

Finally, we have the Corsair Carbide Air 540’s smaller sibling, the Air 240. The Carbide Air 240 might potentially be viewed as the greatest value choice for cube-style cases since it does come in a little under $100 and it has a few more features than the Thermaltake Core V21.

The Air 240 can support graphics cards as long as 11.4″ and CPU coolers as tall as 4.7″. However, although you’ll probably be restricted to low-profile air coolers in this case, you can also put a 240mm (or two, if you use a mini-ITX motherboard) radiator in this construction and cool your CPU that way.

Like the Air 540, the Air 240 comes with three 120mm fans pre-installed with the ability to put two additional fans on the top of the case. The Air 240 also includes a see-through glass side panel so that you can show off your system.

Ultimately, if you have a reasonable budget and you’re looking for a robust cube-style computer case with adequate airflow and support for liquid cooling, the Air 240 provides a great combination of price-to-performance.


THERMALTAKE LEVEL 20 XT

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Measurements (H x W x L) 20.3 x 15.5 x 26.06 inches
Motherboard Support E-ATX, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
PSU Support ATX
Maximum GPU Length 15.7 inches (w/ HDD cage), 23.2 inches (w/o HDD cage)
Maximum CPU Cooler Height 9.8 inches
Expansion Slots Eight
Fan Mounts • 3x 120 mm / 2x 140 mm / 2x 200 mm (front)
• 2x 120 / 140 mm (rear)
• 8x 120 mm / 6x 140 mm / 2x 200 mm (top)
• 3x 140 mm (bottom)
• 4x 120 mm / 3x 140 mm (side panels)
Radiator Support • Up to 360 mm (front)
• Up to 2x 480 mm (top)
• Up to 140 mm (rear)
• Up to 480 mm (side panels)
Drive Mounts • 6x 2.5” / 3.5” drives
• 1x 3.5” drive
• 2x 2.5” drives
I/O Ports • 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2
• 2x USB 3.0
• 2x USB 2.0
• Audio In/Out

About this item

  • 4-Sided Glass Viewing Protection: Surrounded in 4mm thick tempered glass panels providing easy access to components inside the chassis
  • Go Vertical: With a landscape layout for the motherboard, avoid GPU sag with a native vertical mounting for multiple expansion components
  • Extreme Liquid Cooling: Supporting up to Dual 480mm Radiators (Top) with extra space for pumps and proper cable management
  • Type-C Supported: Supports USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and Type-C Connections from the Top I/O panel
  • Dismantlable Modular Design: Build from the ground up with removable panels, racks, brackets, and more!
  • Warranty: 3 Years

Most cube PC cases opt for compactness. That isn’t so with Thermaltake’s Level 20 XT, a monster of an E-ATX and ATX cube chassis meant for high-end setups with bespoke water-cooling loops.

The outstanding feature of the Level 20 XT is its innovative horizontal motherboard tray meant to expose your components via the case’s plentiful tempered glass panels. The flat tray also functions as a barrier between the case’s two chambers.

The bottom chamber is where your PSU and drives go, however it’s also an excellent position for water-cooling elements like the reservoir and pump. You can even install 480 mm radiators down there, but we’re dubious how effective they’ll be. They do look decent, though:

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Like Thermaltake’s open-air PC cases, the Level 20 XT is created according to the company’s “Dismantlable Modular Design” concept. This means that the Level 20 XT features all kinds of modular panels, racks, and brackets that enable you to pull down the case for simplicity of installation and maintenance.

The Thermaltake Level 20 XT isn’t cheap, but it’s hard to dispute that it’s one of the most stunning cube PC cases money can buy right now. Combine it with class-leading component compatibility, and you have the ideal case for top-of-the-line builds.


CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 280X RGB

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Measurements (H x W x L) 15.7 x 10.9 x 13.8 inches
Motherboard Support Micro ATX, Mini ITX
PSU Support ATX
Maximum GPU Length 11.8 inches
Maximum CPU Cooler Height 5.9 inches
Expansion Slots Four
Fan Mounts • 2x 120/140 mm (front)
• 2x 120/140 mm (top)
• 2x 120/140 mm (bottom)
Radiator Support • Up to 240 mm (front)
• Up to 280 mm (top)
• Up to 280 mm (bottom)
Drive Mounts • 2x 3.5” drives
• 3x 2.5” drives
I/O Ports • 2x USB 3.0
• Audio In/Out

 

Corsair’s Crystal Series 280X RGB is the successor to the company’s much-loved Carbide Air 240, featuring a contemporary design language and abundant helpings of tempered glass and RGB.

The 280X RGB follows the dual-chamber internal structure of the Thermaltake Level 20 XT but is divided vertically instead of horizontally. One compartment holds your motherboard and PCIe cards, while the other chamber is for your PSU and HDD. This enables the 280X RGB to have what Corsair terms “Direct Airflow™ Path Cooling.”

Essentially, putting SSDs in a separate chamber means fresh air can be fed directly to heat-generating components like the CPU and GPU. With no drive cages, air flows directly to these components and aids enhance cooling.

Corsair incorporates dust filters on all intake grilles, as well as the PSU fan intake grille. That’s a wonderful addition and saves you the effort of locating aftermarket dust filters that will properly fit the case.

As you would imagine with “RGB” in the name, the Corsair Crystal Series 280X RGB comes with a Lighting Node PRO RGB controller and two Corsair LL120 RGB fans. Combined with the three tempered glass panels, the Crystal Series 280X RGB is an excellent alternative if you want an RGB-ready micro ATX cube box.

The Corsair Crystal Series 280X RGB is also available in white. If you’re on a tighter budget and can live without RGB, Corsair also offers a cheaper non-RGB variant.


ANIDEES AI CRYSTAL CUBE AR V3

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Measurements (H x W x L) 15.9 x 12.2 x 15.8 inches
Motherboard Support E-ATX, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
PSU Support ATX
Maximum GPU Length 12.2 inches (w/ front fans), 13.2 inches (w/o front fans)
Maximum CPU Cooler Height 6.6 inches
Expansion Slots Seven
Fan Mounts • 2x 140 mm and 3x 80 mm / 4x 140 mm with included bracket (front)
• 4x 120 mm / 2x 140 mm (top)
• 1x 120 mm (rear)
• 1x 120 mm (bottom)
Radiator Support • Up to 280 mm (front)
• Up to 280 mm (top)
• 120 mm (rear)
Drive Mounts • 3x 3.5” drives
• 6x 2.5” drives
I/O Ports • 2x USB 3.0
• 2x USB 2.0
• Audio In/Out

About this item

  • MESH Front Panel for Optimised High Airflow, Dual Chamber design for better airflow and cable management.
  • Tempered Glass side panel: 5mm Tempered Glass, 70% transmittance to show off the system, USB2.0 x 2, USB3.0 x2
  • Motherboard Support: E-AT, ATX, m-ATX, Mini-ITX. Water Cooling Ready: Support 240/280 mm Radiator in the top and front side and vertical Graphic card support.
  • GPU Max Support 330 mm /13 inches, CPU Cooler Max height 168mm /6.6 inches.
  • Easy to use: the fan hub allows you to control the fan speed and LED mode by remote control, or connect to the motherboard, control the fan speed by PWM and light by ASUS Aura Sync (ARGB) , MSI Mystic Light Sync (J-Rainbow) and GIGABYTE RGB Fusion/ Fusion2.0(5V addressable 3pins header on the motherboard).

Anidees definitely isn’t a name you’re acquainted with. However, the company’s AI Crystal Cube AR V3 is an attention-grabber that competes with products from more renowned businesses like Corsair. Clad with 0.2-inch tempered glass panels, the Crystal Cube is great for displaying off RGB setups in their full splendor.

You get a fair head start with the Crystal Cube, too; it comes equipped with five of the company’s AI Aureola RGB fans and two LED strips. An incorporated AI Aureola V2 fan hub enables control over all the RGB lights.

Layout-wise, the Anidees AI Crystal Cube AR V3 features a conventional dual-chamber interior layout to separate the heat-producing components from your PSU and SSDs.

There are two distinct front fan settings available on the Anidees AI Crystal Cube AR V3. One alternative is to have a mix of 140 mm and 80 mm fans blowing into different chambers. The alternative option is an array of four 140 mm fans, made feasible with a supplied fan bracket.

If you enjoy Corsair’s Crystal Series 280X RGB but wish it was larger, the Anidees AI Crystal Cube AR V3 could just be the case for you.


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