HTPC stands for Home Theater PCs, and they are something more. They are better than average PCs because they have advanced media handling and management capabilities. They are designed in a way that they can house a noticeable number of storage and optical drives for the top-notch media experience. The multi-dimensional approach gives you multiple drive bays and other ports which can multiply the output.

If you want to have a good HTPC you will need a good HTPC case. But you don’t need to stress about it, we’ve made a list of the best HTPC cases out there.

1. Cooler Master HAF XB EVO

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This is one of the best cases on our list, it looks good, it’s durable, and options what you can do with it are limitless. This case features a Mini-ITX, Micro ATX and ATX motherboard mounting capability, it supports two USB 3.0 docks at the fronts and X-Dock slots. When it comes to cooling the case includes two included Xtraflo fans along with a 240mm radiator support, but it can also withstand a high-end VGA up to 334mm long. It can hold up to 4 drives in its bays that are designed to provide room for HDDs or SSDs. The design of the case is simple and clean, and the only drawback of this case is its size, and the weight which is 18.1 pounds.
Key Features:
Form Factor: Mini-ITX, microATX, ATX
Ports: 2x USB 3.0 with X-Dock slots upfront
Drive Bays: 4 HDD or SSD bays
Cooling: 120mm XtraFlo fan and liquid-cooled radiator compatible
Weight: 18.1 Pounds
Pros:
240mm radiator support
Can house high-end VGA up to 334mm long
Powerful airflow
It has carry handles on the sides
Cons:
Heavy
Boxy design

2. SilverStone Technology Mini-ITX Slim Small Form Factor Computer Case RVZ02B

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When we first look at this case we see its beautiful, slim and elegant design. But this case is not all about looks. SilverStone RVZ02B houses a Mini ITX motherboard compatible form factor, it has a 13-inch space to accommodate a graphics card, it has separated compartments for the different elements, the outer shell comprises of passive vents for efficient cooling along with a set of two USB 3.0 ports. It can house two 2.5-inch drives and it has tool-less drive feature. This case has everything that you need from a case, it looks good and it weighs only 10 pounds.
Key Features:
Form Factor: Mini ITX
Ports: 2 x USB 3.0 / Audio Front Ports
Drive Bays: 2 x 2.5”
Cooling: Passive vents
Weight: 10 Pounds
Pros:
Tool-less drive cage
Separated geat dissipation
Support graphics card up to 13 inches
Cons:
Plastic outer shell

3. Fractal Design Case FD-CA-NODE-202-BK

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This Node 202 case is portable and easy to place anywhere. The housing of the motherboard and GPU are separated, and that prevents any sort of heat build-up which might damage your PC components. The front of the case includes two USB 3.0 and audio in/outs ports along with two 2.5-inch bays. The case has an optional two 120mm fan slots with dust filters, and the dust filters are placed strategically to minimize the entry of dust but also to minimize the noise. The only downside of this case is that the cable management system is not that great.
Key Features:
Form Factor: Mini-ITX
Ports: 2x USB 3.0 Audio In/Out Front Ports
Drive Bays: 2x 2.5inch SSD
Cooling: Optional 2x 120mm fan slots with dust filters
Weight: 9.7 Pounds
Pros:
Very quiet performance
Strategically placed dust filters
Separate housing of motherboard and GPU
Cons:
Cable management system a bit to complex
Dust filters not easily accessible

4. Antec Slim Desktop Micro ATX Case (VSK2000-U3)

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With this case, you get a 3-year warranty, so in the end, this case is a good investment. It has a Micro ATX motherboard mount, a tool-less HDD release system, two USB 3.0 ports, audio ports, and two 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch drive bays. It has a 92mm temperature-controlled fan which will keep your PC cool. The look of the case is also great, it’s minimal and you can choose if you want to place your case horizontally or vertically. If you chose to place it vertically you get a vertical installation base with it. There is one but, if you are a gamer then this case is not for you.
Key Features:
Form Factor: Micro ATX
Ports: 2 x USB 3.0 / Audio Front Ports
Drive Bays: 1 External 5.25inch and 1 Internal 3.5inch
Cooling: 92mm temperature-controlled fan
Weight: 7.7 Pounds
Pros:
3-year warranty
Included base for vertical installation
Tool-less release ODD/HDD housing system
Cons:
Not recommended for gaming
Simple and minimal design

5. Silverstone Grandia Series HTPC Case

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Another Silverstone case on our list. This Silverstone model features diversified Micro ATX, DTX, and Mini ITX motherboard mounting support. You can also place a high-end graphics card into this case because it has an impressive 340mm depth inside. It has 7 drive bays with two hot-swappable and 1 compatible with the 2.5-inch drive. It boards three 120mm fans that are included and they will reduce the temperature greatly. The downside of this case is that the cable management system is not that great, so there is a possibility of cable clutter when all of the bays and inputs are used simultaneously. The design of the case is good, a classic cubicle black look. But this case is a little bit heavier, it weighs 12.3 pounds.
Key Features:
Form Factor: Micro-ATX-DTX-Mini-ITX
Ports: 2x USB 3.0 Audio In/Out Front Ports
Drive Bays: 7 (2 hot-swappable with 2.5inch)
Cooling: 3x 120mm fans included
Weight: 12.3 Pounds
Pros:
340mm depth to fit inside the case
Enough number of drive bays
Kensington Security Slot on the rear for added security and protection
Cons:
Cable clutter when all the available slots are used

We’ve come to the end of our list, and we’ve shown you the best HTPC cases that are available on the market. There is something for everyone, and we are sure that after reading this post you’ve found the case that is perfect for you. Good luck shopping your new case, and enjoy using your brand new Home Theatre PC.


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