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 XLIn Win R400-01N 8P 4U Rackmount CaseChenbro RM41300-FS81 4U Rackmount Case
ColorBlackBlackBlackSilver & BlackBlack
MaterialSteelAluminum and plastic front panel, steel frameAluminum and plastic front panel, steel frameSteelSteel
Type/SizeMicro TowerMid TowerFull Tower4U Rackmount4U Rackmount
Maximum Motherboard SizeMicroATXATXSSI EEBSSISSI EEB
Case WindowNoNoNoNo 
Power Supply   NoneNone
Height406 mm475 mm566 mm178 mm176 mm
Width205 mm240 mm240 mm482.6 mm430 mm
Depth399 mm547 mm604 mm525 mm564 mm
Net Weight6.84 kg13.49 kg16.53 kg12.3 kg12.5 kg
Maximum CPU Cooler Height167mm185mm185mm 4U
Maximum GPU Length331mm445mm360mm Full Length
Maximum PSU Length175mm250mm250mm  
Drive Bays
External 5.25 inch01233
External 3.5 inch  011
Internal 3.5 inch   44
Internal 2.5 inch2221 
Internal 2.5/3.5 inch 24*  
Slim 5.25 inch    1
Front Panel Connectors
USB 2.0 2222
USB 3.02220 
Firewire   0 
Audio In1110 
Audio Out1110 
eSATA   0 
Cooling System
Cooling MethodAirAirAirAirAir
Included Fans2x 120mm3 140mm Fractal GP-143 140mm Fractal GP-14x4 80mm PWM Fan1x 120mm, 2x 80mm
Total Fan Mounts7x 120mm or 4x 140mm99 3x 120mm, 3x 80mm