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7 Best Cable Management Cases

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If you are reading this topic now then you are pretty much confused about which PC Cases is the best in terms of Cable Management, then we will try to provide you with some solution by rounding up some cases which offer best cable management along with their summarized description.

We have seen many new cases from different manufacturers but few of them are surprisingly too good to be true. Apart from the recent trend of RGB and TG Panel, some case manufacturers make sure that when they launch a new case, it is well balanced in every possible way starting from the good airflow, aesthetics, modularity, build quality and nice cable management.

When you are having a huge set of hardware, it is obvious that the case you are using has proper cable management. More these days due to the TG trend where users want to show off their hardware stuff, cable management has also become a necessity. No one wants to show those unplaned lying of wires which can eliminate the beauty of your setup.

Thus a case with good cable management is also important these days. Thus we are providing some best cable management cases which are incomparable to others. Later if we found any cases that should be added to this category we will update the same.


NZXT H710i- Check Amazon Price

NZXT H710i

The first contender in the best cable management category is none other than the H710i from NZXT which is an upgrade over the H700i. The case is unique in its own way.

The new H710i is a part of the advanced case series from NZXT, a mid-tower with  RGB LED & Tempered Glass side panel. It uses a combination of HUE+ and GRID+ digital controllers with a new Smart Controller Device. As with NZXT, the H710i will be available in several colour combinations, like Black Black, White Black, Black Blue and Black Red. It is a mid-tower chassis with plenty of room to support EATX motherboards.

The case also offers proper space for storage as well, housing three quick-release 2.5” SSD trays positioned on power supply shroud and two steel trays behind the motherboard tray. A regular tray (hidden) can hold two HDDs. The case comes with 4 fans included (3x120mm for intake & 1x140mm for exhaust), all the fans are high airflow type, along with a LED strip at the top and an option to add a second strip (NZXT Strip only).

NZXT H710i back

The case also supports rads in the top as well as at the front. The best part of the case is its unique cable management system which is a trend for NZXT from the beginning. The case has predefined routed layouts for the cables to pass through and with the presence of prominent Velcro Straps and clips for cable ties. There is also a mini puck in the case for cable to channel through.

The H710i is really nice in terms of design, the tempered glass brings out the inner beauty of the case to its full potentiality. The biggest feature for the H710i is the added NZXT embedded an RGB LED strip and controller. Unfortunately, there are numerous reports about the CAM software, but apart from that, the case performs as it is expected.


Fractal Design Meshify C- Check Amazon Price

Our next pick for the best cable management system is the Meshify C from the house of Fractal Design. When it comes to Fractal Design cases, two things immediately pop into our mind, of which the first being the robustness of these cases as they are very much sturdy compared to other cases and the second, being innovative than others.

It completely avoids the RGB trend. The Meshify C is made primarily of solid steel components, along with some plastic components too. The left side of the chassis is covered by a tempered glass panel. The Meshify C opt-out Optical Drive bays but has two trays which can accommodate 3.5″ or 2’5″ drives and three 2.5″ drives. The back of the case houses seven expansion slots. The front I/O offers two USB 3.0 ports and Audio jacks along with a power and reset button.

The Meshify C comes with two pre-installed performance Fractal Design Dynamic 120mm fans, one in front and other in the back. The top panel has an easy to remove magnetic dust filter along with a large dust filter in the bottom that spans the entire bottom portion of the case. The case can house up to 360mm rads upfront.

Fractal Design Meshify C back

Now the interesting part is its cable management, it offers excellent room and option for cable management. There are velcro straps present for channelling the cables nicely and also the case provides cable tie mounting points in the appropriate locations.

The Meshify C offers great potential for such a low price segment, it offers excellent balanced performance and as well as avoids the RGB trend without compromising its aesthetics. Fractal Design was able to shorten the chassis considerably by removing drive bays in front without compromising the storage with worth mentioning.


MSI MPG GUNGNIR 100- Check Amazon Price

MSI MPG GUNGNIR 100

MSI is a newcomer to the PC case category but as a veteran in manufacturing, it didn’t disappoint. The MPG GUNGNIR 100 is an ideal $100 case that supports most of the components and provides a competitive look that goes along with the current trend. Its front panel has a top and bottom sections that can be 3D printed for a completely different look and that’s a distinguishing feature you can’t find on every case.

The case has ARGB pre-installed fan at the rear and RGB lighting at the front that can be controlled via an LED button situated at the top of the front panel and has 7 different modes to choose from. It can equip up to 360mm radiators at the front and 3x 120mm fans at the top. The front panel, however, has ventilation from the sides and isn’t an ideal for high airflow.

From inside, it features a full-length PSU shroud with slots for installing 2.5″ SSDs and have enough routing holes to connect the cables from wherever you want. These holes are covered with rubber grommets for a neat look and at the back of the case, you can get a metallic cover that hides all the cables going through the middle.

It doesn’t have any velcro straps or any additional feature for cable management but has good clearance at the back for managing thick cables. The top of the motherboard tray in it features 2x routing holes that are big enough to connect EPS cable and AIO cooler cable if you plan to use one. It’s one of the ideal cases for cable management from a brand that is very much trusted in the PC industry.


Fractal Design Define R5Check Amazon Price

The Define R5 is a relatively old PC case with numerous features that can be modified according to the needs. It has a very modular design that helps in changing the look of your PC build to a great extent. There are a lot of drive bays for installing several hard drives or SSDs but if you prefer to install a custom water loop with a reservoir, you can remove those bays altogether.

It doesn’t have a side tempered glass as it is made for a very silent operation and comes with sound dampening foams on the side panels. It’s very wide and can equip a lot of fans at the front and top at the same time.

For managing your cables, you will get 4x routing holes that have an appropriate size. The largest routing hole is situated at the bottom through which you can take all of the cables from your power supply straight to the top from behind and tie them together using velcro straps.

The two similar-sized routing holes are in the centre that will help you connect the 24-pin ATX connector and cables like SATA and USB 3.0 header cable. For EPS cable, it has a small routing hole at the top left with a rubber grommet. This case is perfect for custom PC builds and is definitely one of the best affordable cases with so many features.


Cooler master MasterBox MB530P- Check Amazon Price

The MasterBox MB530P follows the trend of the famous M500 series cases that have so many options for cable management. This is a mini version of those and has all the options to build a perfect and neat gaming build.

It has a big motherboard cutout for easy CPU cooler installation and a full-length PSU shroud to hide your PSU and hard drives. You can install thick radiators at the front and 2x 120mm/140mm at the top. The case features 3x ARGB 120mm fans at the front pre-installed and a single 120mm non-LED fan at the rear.

MasterBox MB530P back

At the front, you can easily get your wires from underneath the PSU shroud through a routing hole to connect cables such as front Audio or USB header and PCI-E connector cables to your graphics card. There are 3x rubber grommet covered routing holes in the middle and 2x routing holes at the top for different cable connections.

At the back, there is a big cable cover that is sufficient to hide everything you did behind and the 25mm clearance at the back will let you manage thick cables as well.

Unlike the premium M500 series cases, it is priced at around $120 and features tempered glass side panel for showing off your build.


Cooler Master H500P Mesh- Check Amazon Price

The next pick for the best cable management category is the redesign of the most controversial case of 2017, the H500P Mesh from Cooler Master. The case offers great aesthetics and has rectified the problem of airflow by putting on a meshed front panel. Starting with the top of H500P Mesh, the I/O panel consist is fairly standard packed with two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, a start button which is illuminated, a reset button and the standard headphone/microphone jacks.

The top panel offers a beautiful clear view as it is made with a transparent Acrylic material with sufficient venting for air to pass through and easy to remove while assembling. After removing the top panel, it provides you with the radiator or fans brackets. The bracket can house up to a 360mm radiator or a triple 140mm Fans with ease. Push pulls configuration can be possible as the clearance until the rare fan is 77mm.

It also helps you to use the full potentiality of RGB view. Coming to the front the new H500p offers stunning looks with superior colour uniformity with two big 200mm fans along with RGB illumination.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh back

Moving to back there are two big covers, one which hides the motherboard cutout and the other which is meant to hide all the cable stuff, which is really cool and unique if someone wants to show off their colour matched cables. There is proper cable tie mounts present which also makes it easier to manage those cables. Moreover, you can dump those cable inside those boxes if you are feeling lazy.


Phanteks Enthoo Elite Extreme- Check Amazon Price

Our next choice for the best cable management case is Phanteks Enthoo Elite. It is a full tower PC Chasis with a lot of cooling potential along with modular elements. Priced at $900 it is the most premium gaming enclosure.

The IO includes four USB 3.0, an HDMI pass-through, a Type-C port, dual audio jacks for dual systems and a wheel to control the integrated case lighting which allows you cycle between colours, adjust the brightness, change the modes also. Inside the case, you can run two systems simultaneously. The cooling options are also sufficient and users who tend toward liquid cooling would love the case for sure as it can support radiator in almost every location.

Phanteks Enthoo Elite Extreme

With a dual system option cable management should have been tough but thanks to Phanteks handles them perfectly by providing sufficient cable tie points and velcro straps for the main chamber, however, for the second system cable management is bit difficult but with such a huge chassis it won’t be much of a problem.

The Phanteks Enthoo Elite is really a Premium Enclosure and is targeted for high aim systems with liquid cooling priority but if someone decides to get hands-on this case, he/she has to be certain that this investment will be a long-term one as the case is priced at $900 and this price tag is huge as a whole new system can be built with this much amount. This case is truly a heaven for the enthusiast as they get plenty of choices.


Conclusion

This article includes those cases only that after deep R&D has been selected as the Best Case for Cable Management. However, if we get to know about some other cases that offer such an excellent feature in terms of cable management, they will be added to this article. According to us, until now the NZXT H700i is the best in class for Cable Management. If you guys think we overlooked some case, feel free to suggest us.

Subhanka

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