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 MiniFractal Design Arc Midi R2 w/ WindowFractal Design Define R5 BlackFractal Design Define R5 Titanium w/ WindowFractal Design Define XL R2 Titanium GreyFractal Design Define XL R2 Titanium Grey w/ Window
ColorBlack Black Black Black Chassis, Grey Door Grey Grey
MaterialPlastic shell, steel frame Plastic shell, steel frame Plastic shell, steel frame Plastic shell, steel frame Plastic front panel, steel frame Plastic front panel, steel frame
Type/SizeMicro Tower Mid Tower Mid Tower Mid Tower Full Tower Full Tower
Maximum Motherboard SizeMicroATX ATX ATX ATX XL-ATX XL-ATX
Case WindowYes Yes No Yes No No
Power SupplyNone None None None None None
Dimensions
Height395 mm (15.6 in)460 mm (18.1 in)462 mm (18.2 in)462 mm (18.2 in)559 mm (22.0 in)559 mm (22.0 in)
Width210 mm (8.3 in)230 mm (9.1 in)232 mm (9.1 in)232 mm (9.1 in)232 mm (9.1 in)232 mm (9.1 in)
Depth490 mm (19.3 in)515 mm (20.3 in)531 mm (20.9 in)531 mm (20.9 in)560 mm (22.0 in)560 mm (22.0 in)
Net Weight9.5 kg (20.9 lbs)10.7 kg (23.6 lbs)11.2 kg (24.7 lbs)11.2 kg (24.7 lbs)16.4 kg (36.2 lbs)16.4 kg (36.2 lbs)
Maximum CPU Cooler Height160mm 180mm 180mm 180mm 170mm (with no side fan) 170mm (with no side fan)
Maximum GPU Length260mm (400 with HD cage removed) 290mm (430 with HD cage removed) 310mm or 440mm with top HD cage removed 310mm or 440mm with top HD cage removed 330mm (480mm with top HD cage removed) 330mm (480mm with top HD cage removed)
Maximum PSU Length220mm (170mm with bottom fan installed) 270mm (170mm with bottom fan installed) 170mm with a bottom fan or 300mm without 170mm with a bottom fan or 300mm without 190mm (345mm with bottom fan removed) 190mm (345mm with bottom fan removed)
Drive Bays
External 5.25 inch2 2 2 2 4 4
External 3.5 inch0 0 0 0 0 0
Internal 2.5/3.5 inch6 8 8 8 8 8
Internal 2.5 inch-2 2 2 --
Front Panel Connectors
USB 2.02 0 2 2 2 2
USB 3.01 2 2 2 2 2
Firewire0 0 0 0 --
Audio In1 1 1 1 1 1
Audio Out1 1 1 1 1 1
eSATA0 0 0 0 --
Cooling System
Cooling MethodAir Air Air Air Air Air
Included Fans120mm front and rear 140mm front, rear, and top 140mm front and rear 140mm front and rear 1x 140mm Front, 1x 140mm Rear, 1x 140mm Bottom 1x 140mm Front, 1x 140mm Rear, 1x 140mm Bottom
Additional Fans Possible120mm front, 120/140mm top, 1x 120mm bottom, 1x 120/140mm side 120/140mm front, 120/140mm top, 1x 120/140mm bottom 120/140mm front, 3x 120/140mm top, 1x 120/140mm bottom 120/140mm front, 3x 120/140mm top, 1x 120/140mm bottom 1x 120/140mm front, 2x 120/140mm Top, 1x 140mm Side 1x 120/140mm front, 2x 120/140mm Top, 1x 140mm Side