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Case Information

There are several factors that you need to consider when choosing a case for your computer. It must have a design that does not limit airflow and hinder cooling, as well as being sturdy enough to protect the components inside during shipping. Puget Systems has taken care of these concerns by only offering cases that meet these requirements. During our 24-hour burn-in process we closely monitor the temperature of your system to make sure that there are no cooling problems. If we find that your system needs additional cooling, we will contact you to arrange adding whatever is necessary. Additional and/or upgraded case fans are also available upon request even if our testing finds that they are not needed. Look in the "additional cooling" category below for more information.

You also need to think about the size of the case that you choose and other aesthetic issues. Will it be large enough to fit all the components you need? Will it be small enough that it fits where you plan to locate it? If you only plan on having one or two hard drives, and one optical drive, most any of our cases will work for you - then it's just a matter of selecting a case based on appearance, expandability, and quietness of operation. If you want to have more drives then look at the specifications of the models we offer to see which best suits your needs. In addition to more drives, larger cases generally allow for greater cooling capacity through greater airflow.

 Fractal Design Define Mini CFractal Design Define 7Fractal Design Define 7 XL
ColorBlack Black Black
MaterialPlastic front panel, steel frame Aluminum and plastic front panel, steel frame Aluminum and plastic front panel, steel frame
Type/SizeMicro Tower Mid Tower Full Tower
Maximum Motherboard SizeMicroATX ATX SSI EEB
Case WindowNo No No
Dimensions
Height412 mm (16.2 in)475 mm (18.7 in)566 mm (22.3 in)
Width210 mm (8.3 in)240 mm (9.4 in)240 mm (9.4 in)
Depth413 mm (16.3 in)547 mm (21.5 in)604 mm (23.8 in)
Net Weight6.9 kg (15.2 lbs)13.49 kg (29.7 lbs)16.53 kg (36.4 lbs)
Maximum CPU Cooler Height170 185mm 185mm
Maximum GPU Length315 315mm 360mm
Maximum PSU Length175 250mm 250mm
Drive Bays
External 5.25 inch0 1 2
External 3.5 inch0 0
Internal 2.5 inch3 2 2
Internal 2.5/3.5 inch2 3 4*
Front Panel Connectors
USB 2.00 2 2
USB 3.02 2 2
Audio In1 1 1
Audio Out1 1 1
USB-C0 1 1
Cooling System
Cooling MethodAir Air Air
Included Fans2 120mm Fractal GP12 (3-pin) 3 140mm Fractal GP-14 3 140mm Fractal GP-14
Total Fan Mounts5 9 9