A cabinet is a case that houses all the hardware components, which consist of a motherboard, power unit, cooling system, storage, RAM and GPU unit. With ample storage, a gaming cabinet provides a good cooling solution with a lot of space to mount fans and provide ventilation. Building a gaming PC is every gamer’s dream. Most gamers love transparent cabinets with lots of RGB lights.
Here are some points you should consider before buying a gaming cabinet.
- You should check the size of the power supply unit you are choosing beforehand, as some of them can be bulky and may not fit all cabinets.
- Knowing the size of the GPU, some of the 3 fan GPUs are larger and bulkier. A prime example being the Nvidia RTX 3090 or AMD 6800 XT. They might not fit in smaller cabinets.
- See the amount of CPU you want to install, storage options along with ports including USB ports and cooling fan attachments.
Here are our top picks of gaming cabinets under Rs 10,000, which you can consider buying to make your build look cooler without compromising efficiency.
CHIPTRONEX X310B Mid Tower ATX Cabinet
The Chiptronex X310B cabinet is excellent for people who love minimalistic design and large cabinet space. In the front of the cabinet lies the RGB strip which is modifiable with just a click of a button. Motherboards supported by this cabinet are ATX, Micro ATX, and Mini ATX. The side of the cabinet has a beautiful transparent Acrylic panel enhancing the charm of the cabinet.
The company provides one 120mm fan pre-installed with this cabinet but users can mount 3 more on the front. Ports included are USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 and HD Audio In. Dimensions stand at 35 x 18.5 x 42 cm, which can easily hold a GPU of 280mm and CPU cooler height of 150mm.
Price: Rs 1,999.
Ant Esports ICE-130AG
Ant Espot is a well-known brand for building the best cabinet for PC and good quality gaming components. The cabinet has an elegant looking LED strip on the front panel of this cabinet. The build quality is sturdy and it comes with a magnetic dust filter to keep the components inside clean. The filters used are easily removable. The side panel used in this cabinet is transparent as well. Ant Espot provides one 120mm fan with the cabinet, but gamers can install 3 more on the front, 2 at the top and one at the rear to maintain good airflow.
The cabinet supports a big GPU of up to 265mm and a cooler height of 150mm. The dimensions of the cabinet are 34.4 x 19.6 x 43 cm and support ATX and M-ATX motherboards. Extra features include 2 x HDD, 2 x SSD, 7 x PCI slots, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 Audio In and 1 Mic In.
Price: Rs 3,000.
Corsair Carbide Series CC-9011050-WW
Corsair is a brand of reliability. The gaming cabinet is spacious with a large transparent side panel. The design language is clean and sturdy for long lastingness. Adding to that Corsair India provides 2 years of manufacturing warranty from the day of purchase. For cooling, users can use up to 4 fans of 120mm. All the cutouts are equipped with filters so that only air flows inside not the dust particles.
The company has also provided cable routing for easy cable management. Dimensions of the cabinet are 47.75 x 19.81 x 42.93 and have a USB 3.0 internal connector at the front with 7 PCIe slots. The width of the CPU is not large so it’s advised not to go extreme for the CPU cooling system.
Price: Rs 2,799.
Cooler Master MasterBox K501L RGB V2
Built for high performance and gaming. The cooler master Masterbox is big and spacious. Apart from seven 120mm fans, users can install a 360mm radiator on top as well. It also has a PSU shroud, which makes the cabinet look cleaner and minimalistic. These can fit almost all the graphic cards of 410mm, can handle a CPU cooler up to 165mm and PSU of 180mm.
The side of the cabinet is stronger tempered glass for rigidity. Dimensions stand at 49.6 x 21.7 x 46.9 cm. The cooler master provides the cabinet with the input of USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports as well.
Price: Rs 4,299.
The cabinet gives a clean and polished look, which is ideal for gamers. The Thermaltake H200 has an excellent cooling solution with large tempered glass panels for protection. The company avails you of pre-installed RGB cooling fans which supports up to 19 lighting modes. Motherboard supported are ATX, Micro ATX, and Mini ATX. The cabinet is big enough to support almost any PC component.
It comes in with the support of USB 3.0 ports on the front panel. Cabinet has 2 magnetic dust filters, one at the bottom and one at the top. Dimensions are 52.1 x 49.3 x 26.9 cm which is ideal for GPU up to 320mm in length and CPU cooler up to 180mm.
Price: Rs 5,899.
NZXT H510 Compact
Ideal for people who like a minimal and elegant design for their cabinet. NZXT uses a clean design that looks beautiful. It has some features taken from high-end cabinets such as SSD and HDD trays to switch your storage easily and a convenient cable management system to make the insides look cleaner. The cabinet is future proof with a USB C connector panel, removable radiator mounting bracket, multiple-fan filters for better and cleaner airflow.
NZXT provides you with 4 fans in the box being 3 Aer F120 and 1 Aer F140. Along with the support of a Type-C port, the cabinets have the newer 3.1 USB A ports as well. You can fit all sizes of motherboards and swap the traditional CPU cooler with a water cooling system easily.
Price: Rs 6,799.
Read Also: Build your gaming rig under Rs 1,00,000
LIAN LI LANCOOL II
The Lian Li gaming cabinet comes with a honeycomb mesh design with beautiful LED RGB fans to give it a premium look. The white colour of the cabin makes it look cleaner and luxurious. The RGB lighting of the fans can be controlled via C and M buttons placed on the front of the panel. Even if you are adding a big cooling system and large graphic card there will be ample space left in the cabinet for multiple storage options as its dimensions are 55.88 x 29.21 x 55.88 cm.
The cabinet side panel is made of high-quality tempered glass and also has a Modular PSU shroud cover. The three fans in the front give an optimisation cooling solution and come pre-installed from the factory. Users can also choose to add 3 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm fans on front ,2 x 120/140mm on top , 1 x 120mm on rear and 2 x 120mm above the PSU chamber. This is one of the best cabinet for PC you can consider
Price: Rs 8,703.
Here is the list of top gaming cabinets you can consider buying. While building a PC make sure you use a good quality PSU and cooling system as a cheaper bad quality one can be fatal to your system. Also, the availability and price may differ at the time when you buy it.
For the latest gadget and tech news, and gadget reviews, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For newest tech & gadget videos subscribe to our YouTube Channel. You can also stay up to date using the Gadget Bridge Android App. You can find the latest car and bike news here.