We have repeatedly stressed the importance of having good airflow in the cabinet, as the thermal performance of the entire system depends in large part on it, not to mention its volume. For this reason, the choice of the PC case is not something trivial and there are many factors that need to be taken into account beyond the fact that the hardware we intend to install inside. ‘adapts’, and undoubtedly one of the most important factors is precisely the cooling capacity it provides us.
Why choose a case with 200mm fans?
As a rule, the most used fans in PCs have diameters of 120 and 140mm, because due to their size they are the most comfortable to use and install. However, when it comes to fans, size greatly influences both their air movement performance and the noise they emit, as the smaller the fan, the faster it will have to spin in order to move the air. ‘air and, with it, more noise will emit.
On the contrary, a larger fan does not need to spin that fast to move the same amount of air (or if it were spinning that fast it would move a lot more flow) and therefore it is generally a lot quieter, well. it is true that this type of fan has the disadvantage of consuming more energy since the blade part has more weight and, consequently, requires a more powerful rotor.
Choosing a box with 200 mm fans has many advantages, and the main ones are as you will already suppose a better air flow and a lower noise level. The most important air flow is therefore double, on the one hand because these fans are able to move a large air flow at low revolutions per minute, and on the other hand because, as they are so large , the interior surface they cool is much larger than with smaller fans. . . . Of course, when spinning slower they make a lot less noise and, in fact, would normally be absolutely silent if it weren’t for the fact that you can hear the air they are moving.
Therefore, choosing a box that has 200mm fans will almost always be a success if what you are looking for is the best thermal performance / noise ratio, because as we have explained this type of fan moves a lot of air flow. by emitting very little noise, as long as they are well designed, of course.
Best cases with 200mm fans
Next we are going to list the ones that from our point of view we consider to be the best boxes with 200mm fans you can buy today. We’ve arranged the list in order of which looks the best to which looks the worst, but in any case, they’ll all be good choices and we’ll tell you what their pros and cons are in each of them. them.
Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh
We consider this to be the best of all of the cases with 200mm fans currently on the market. Heir to the famous HAF (High Air Flow) family by Cooler Master, this box has two huge 200mm ARGB fans installed on the front behind a grille to promote good cooling, and this is a determining point that differentiates this box from the disaster caused by the first version of the H500P, which had acrylic plastic on the front.
Leaving that aside, this is a box that will allow you to install virtually any hardware as it supports heat sinks up to 190mm high, fonts of any size, and graphics of virtually no. any size (it also includes a stand to install them vertically if you want). Of course, this is a box that will not disappoint you and deserves every penny you invest in it, since you also have the usual quality and experience of this manufacturer.
Nox Hummer Nova
We have been talking for a long time about the manufacturer Nox and how it went from being a “cheap” manufacturer to creating products that rival the most famous brands in quality, as they have improved a lot in recent times. This Hummer Nova is proof of that, and while we might think of it as a fairly inexpensive case, it has room to fit almost any hardware we want and includes two ARGB fans on the front as well as one side. in tempered glass that will allow us to see all the internal hardware. .
This case supports ATX and lower form factor motherboards, CPU coolers up to 165mm tall, graphics up to 38cm long, and power supplies of all sizes.
Cooler Master MasterCase H500M ARGB
As you will already assume from its name, this box is a variant of the H500P Mesh which shares many of its characteristics but has a different aesthetic. It incorporates two 200mm fans in the front with configurable ARGB lighting and is distinguished by the inclusion of four tempered glass panels that will allow you to see absolutely everything you have inside.
Like the H500P Mesh, it is compatible with E-ATX and lower motherboards, CPU coolers up to 190mm in height, and graphics and fonts of any size (including support for installing the GPU vertically if you desired, although a PCIe adapter is required for this as it is not included).
GameMax Black Hole
This is a box from a somewhat unknown manufacturer, but it has very good reviews and that is why we have decided to include it in this list of the best. It has two 200mm ARGB fans at the front, one side made of 3mm thick tempered glass and is capable of accommodating liquid cooling systems with radiators up to 360mm at the front or 280 mm on the roof. .
It is compatible with ATX or smaller size motherboards, 165mm tall CPU coolers, power supplies of any size, and graphics cards up to 400mm in length with no hassle.
Cheap does not mean bad, and this box from Nfortex is proof of that. With two 200mm diameter RGB color fans on the front, it has excellent cooling (although it lacks a rear fan and it should be added), and with its tempered glass side you can see all the material inside.
It is compatible with ATX and smaller motherboards, supports CPU coolers up to 160mm in height, power supplies of any size, and graphics cards up to 320mm in length.
Mars Gaming MC9W
We came to the end with the cheapest 200mm fan case on the list; It is from a “cheap” brand and you can imagine that we can not expect much, but it still integrates two ARGB 200 fans on the front to keep the internal hardware at the right temperature and it is largely enough to accommodate a decent PC gaming as it supports ATX and lower cards, CPU coolers up to 162mm in height, and graphics cards up to 335mm in length.