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 7 MiniFractal Design Define 7Fractal Design Define 7 XLPuget CX4250i 4USilverStone RM51 5U
MaterialSteelAluminum and plastic front panel, steel frameAluminum and plastic front panel, steel frameSteelSteel
Type/SizeMicro TowerMid TowerFull Tower4U Rackmount5U Rackmount
Maximum Motherboard SizeMicroATXATXSSI EEBSSI EEBSSI EEB
Case WindowNoNoNo  
Height406 mm475 mm566 mm178 mm220 mm
Width205 mm240 mm240 mm432 mm440 mm
Depth399 mm547 mm604 mm636 mm485 mm
Net Weight6.84 kg13.49 kg16.53 kg11.045 kg10.6 kg
Notes   Chassis dimensions do not include rack ears, which add 10mm to the depth as well as additional width at the front of the system (outside the rack itself) 
Maximum CPU Cooler Height167mm185mm185mm4U192
Maximum GPU Length331mm445mm360mm420455
Maximum PSU Length175mm250mm250mm356190
Drive Bays
External 5.25 inch01210
External 3.5 inch  000
Internal 3.5 inch   32
Internal 2.5 inch22244
Internal 2.5/3.5 inch 24* 2
Front Panel Connectors
USB 2.0 220 
USB 3.022222
Audio In1110 
Audio Out1110 
eSATA   0 
Cooling System
Cooling MethodAirAirAirAir 
Included Fans2x 120mm3 140mm Fractal GP-143 140mm Fractal GP-14 2x 180mm
Total Fan Mounts7x 120mm or 4x 140mm993x 120mm3x