A computer casing houses every important part of the CPU tower. It is very important to choose the correct desktop computer case due to many reasons. Many users buy simple cabinets at the lowest price. But there are people who want better, powerful, strong and good looking cases. In Nepal, we can get desktop cases from many manufacturers. Therefore we have compiled a list, details and computer casing price in Nepal.
Every computer part and accessory is important. Internal components such as processor, motherboard, graphics card, etc are very important. But, we also have to take care of the PC chassis. There are many reasons behind this and there are many factors that affect the choice of a cabinet. The most important things are the size of the motherboard, size of power supply, fan support, cooling, airflow, cable management, and peripheral dimension.
For example, we need mid-tower for an ATX motherboard. Similarly, we also have to look after the size when we have big graphics cards. We will explain this slowly as we progress further. The market is slowly growing so the options are increasing gradually. We have listed models that we could find in the market. Here, we have MSI, Aresze, Cooler Master, NZXT, Antec, Gamdias, Corsair, Fantech, and Goldkist casing.
Computer Case Price in Nepal
|Mag Vampiric 010M||Rs 15,000|
|Mag Bunker||Rs 20,200|
|Q2, Q15, Q19, Q20, 116B, 880B (Light Weight)||Rs 2,820|
|3303 (With Transparent Side Panel)||Rs 3,180|
|8231B (Heavy)||Rs 10,600|
|Aresze Multimedia Cabinets|
|Cooler Master Casings|
|CP 250 ATX||Rs 5,500|
|Elite 311||Rs 7,000|
|MasterBox Q300L||Rs 9,374|
|CM590 III Black||Rs 14,750|
|MasterBox MB500 TUF Gaming||Rs 14,999|
|Master Box 5 Transparent||Rs 15,625|
|MasterBox Pro 5 RGB||Rs 23,000|
|MasterCase 5||Rs 26,250|
|MasterCase H500P Mesh||Rs 29,999|
|Cosmos C700P (PSU, Fans included)||Rs 83,000|
|Dark Fleet DF500||Rs 10,800|
|Dark Avenger DA601||Rs 14,999|
|H510i Matte Black/White Compact||Rs 18,800|
|H510 Elite Matte Black/White Premium||Rs 20,800|
|View 21||Rs 14,800|
|View 31||Rs 26,800|
Things to consider while buying PC Cases
We have built many systems and learned a lot. Therefore we want to share some advice with you all. As we told earlier, component selection is very important. Get the best processor, motherboard, and graphics card you can. But don’t cheapen out on the power supply and casing. Here are the points and reasons that you should keep in mind while picking a CPU cabinet.
- Size of motherboard and graphics cards: It is very important to be careful while choosing a case because the size of the board matters a lot. Mainly there are 4 sizes and they are Mini ITX, M-ATX, ATX and E-ATX. So the manufacturers also name their cabinets as Full Tower, Mid Tower, and Mini Tower. Be careful about the size of the graphics card as well. Longer and bigger cards need large clearance for installation and air.
- Numbers of Hard Disks and other parts: If you want more SATA HDDs, SSDs and ODD then think of bay numbers as well.
- Cooling and Ventilation: This is the most important thing and never be careless about this. Always have sufficient fans on your computer. First of all, for any CPU cooler, make sure there is enough height clearance. If you want AIO or full custom water loop, then research on that as well. We recommend a balanced airflow instead of active or passive. It is important to balance temperature and dust accumulation.
Types, sizes, and usage
Cases are available as ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, and Extended ATX. Most of the desktop PC sold in the Nepali market are either Micro ATX. We should always choose according to our needs. Don’t go overboard and buy a big one when you have an ITX board. Just choose appropriately. For example, Mid Tower can’t fit the Extended server motherboard, so we need a full tower. Similarly, we can’t put M-ATX in ITX but we can do the opposite. However, you can buy a size bigger. That is the general practice and we also do so.
Also Read: MSI Motherboard Price in Nepal
For example, MSI B360M Bazooka is a Micro ATX mainboard but we have Corsair Carbide Spec 01 which is mid tower that can support ATX. It gives us ample room to do good cable management and have good airflow. Therefore ultimately we get a cooler and spacious system that can be expanded in the future.
There are other things to look at while making a purchase as well. See for the number of I/O ports in the front. More number of USB ports are better. Good ventilation, tempered glass quality, magnetic mesh at top and power supply filters are also very important. We don’t get these in cheaper models. But that is a different scenario. Here we are trying to teach the importance of good enclosures.
Overview of the Models
There are products from different companies in the market. We sourced out this list of computer casing prices in Nepal using various companies. MSI, Goldkist and Aresze price were given by Ocean Computer. Cooler Master list was sourced out from Nagmani International. Finally, we got NZXT product price form Big Byte IT World and Antec product price form the iTech Store. We asked for the Corsair list from the official distributor many times but got no reply.
Micro-Star International is very famous for all of its PC related products like motherboards, All in One PC, monitors, etc. They also have very good gaming PC casings in the market. The price range varies according to the features they offer. They have few products in Nepal and they are pretty popular. Here are their details.
This is the cheapest MAG series chassis that has a very compact form factor. It comes with one RGB fan, 4 mm side tempered glass, magnetic dust filter and up to 360mm radiator support. It is both stealthy and shiny looking. This standard ATX case has 6 expansion slots, 2 numbers of USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports. Its size is 420x210x475 mm. Inside this, we get two 2.5″ bays and two 3.5″ bays.
This is a very famous lineup just like the MAG Pylon series. We have made one system in this and it is pretty good for most people. The looks and build are amazing with tinted double tempered glass. We can see RGB fans and AIO from the side and front as well. There is an ample amount of ventilation and cable routing is also nicely laid out. Rubber grommets are provided for hiding wires and protecting them.
At the top, it has 2x USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. Similarly, we also get 2x 3.5″ and 4x 2.5″ drive bays. Maximum GPU length support is 370 mm inside this 440x218x470 mm beauty. It also supports a maximum of 6 numbers of 120 mm fans.
Their products are reputed as a quality brand in Nepal. We have been using Goldkist PC casing and PSU for more than 10 years. They are very durable, good looking and reasonable too. Mostly their products are known as best and affordable. It is because we can get a strong Goldkist PC cabinet under Rs 3000. These are durable, good looking and also come with an SMPS. The power supply inside these is not that good but gets the job done. However, if you can afford, we seriously suggest buying a good one from a reputed PSU maker. Ocean computer is also its distributor so we got Goldkist and Aresze case price from them.
Normal Home Basic
These are what you see in most homes and offices. They have a simple design, USB 2.0 in the front panel, one exhaust fan and minimal customization. Some of the cheap Goldkist models are Q2, Q8B, 116B, 880B, 881, 860B, 1071, 1071B, 1073 and E107. The company also has an affordable workstation server casing 9007B which costs Rs 11,500. It has reinforced stainless steel spring for EMI shield and mechanical key lock at the front and side panel.
It is a nice looking housing with a transparent window at side and 650W PSU at the bottom. I/O options include 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0 ports, built-in USB and TFT card reader. The dimension of 6010B is 486 x 200 x 447 mm. It can also support a maximum of 4 expansions. Users can add an optional fan at the back and front.
This is one solid rugged-looking housing with no transparent side. Inside there is a 650 watts power supply that comes at the bottom with the hidden cable routing system. It supports up to 250 mm long graphics card which is nice. Customers get good cooling and air circulation inside with support to AIO coolers as well.
There is an easy control panel at the top front edge with single USB 3.0, 2.0, Mic and Aux support. Its size is 480 x 211 x 450 mm with one 12 cm LED Fan at the front and back. This also supports 5 numbers of 2.5” HDD, 4 numbers of 3.5” HDD or 3 SSD and 7 expansion cards.
This is the sister brand of Goldkist. So we can take them as same. The manufacturer is the same just branding is different. This lineup mostly has big, heavy, stronger gaming PC casings with RGB lights, tempered glass, acrylic side panels, RGB fans and a good number of ports. Let us take a simple look at their models.
Just like other models, it also comes with a 650W SMPS at bottom of chassis. We get a transparent side window, cable routing system and good ventilation. Inside its 526 x 211 x 472 mm body, it can support GPU up to 370 mm in length.
It is available in Red, Blue, Gray, and White color options. Thanks to liquid cooling system support, people can install radiators, pumps, and reservoirs. At the top, there is 1 USB 3.0, 2.0 and usual mic plus aux. It is a great option for people looking into aesthetics. It has good lighting options. Customers can place RGB LED fans at the front and rear if they want to make it cool and look attractive.
The Aresze 9100B is a high-end housing that is meant for gamers, enthusiasts, experts and overclocking freaks. It is a full tower that supports the maximum E-ATX size board. It also comes with a 650W 80+ rated power supply. We also get 5 numbers of 12 cm LED fan which gives good air cooling and looks.
The chassis size is 560 x 215 x 520 mm which can fit liquid cooling projects. There is a lot of space for a big graphics card and hardware. There are USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports at the top edge of the casing.
They a very famous brand in the computer industry. Cooler Master has a huge range of power supply, CPU coolers, AIO and much more. In the Nepali market, we can find reasonably priced chassis to super expensive ones such as Cosmos C700P. It all depends upon the needs of the users. Nagmani International is the official distributor of Cooler Master products in Nepal. We got the price list from them.
Here they have very old and classic casings with white steel build and opaque side panels. These are the normal desktop cases we see almost everywhere in homes and offices. These don’t have good support for fans, cable routing, and ventilation. But they are cheaper and get the job done. Some of the Cooler Master legacy products are as follows.
- CP/ CMP 250
- Elite 311
- CM K380
Masterbox Pro 5 RGB
The CM Masterbox Pro 5 RGB is a very popular mid-tower that has a clear side panel and front panel. It has a lot of space and it can even fit an E-ATX board. There is huge space for drives, big power supply, lots of fans and even custom loop. The 4 mm tempered glass makes the aesthetic look better with LED light and fans. Tempered glass is always better than acrylic because it can resist more scratches.
It has a size of 500 x 223 x 475 mm and weighs about 10.4 KG. There are 7 expansion slots, two 2.5″/3.5″ drive bays and 4 pre-installed fans. At the top, there are 2 USB 3.0 ports with 3.5mm audio I/O jacks.
This is one of the smallest and most affordable gaming cases from this company. It has magnetic dust filters at the front and top. The I/O panel is also modular so it can be placed at any three sides of the side panel. There is tempered glass, 240mm radiator, and maximum 140mm size fan support. We can also use full ATX power supply and graphics cards up to 360mm length.
Its dimension is 387 x 230 x 381mm and has 4 expansion slots, two 2.5″ and one 3.5″ drive bays. The chassis comes with a single 120mm fan and has support for 4 extra fans. This means there is good provision for airflow in the system and the computer can remain cool with less dust.
MasterCase H500P Mesh
It is a very famous and spacious Extended ATX cabinet with big fan support. The H500P comes with mesh at front and two 200mm RGB fans at the font. This is specially made for good airflow. For the fancy show, there is a transparent panel and inside we get support for vertical GPU mounting. Advanced users can enjoy building a custom loop and use a maximum of 360mm AIO.
Its size is 544 x 242 x 542 mm and has 7 expansion slots, two numbers of 3.5″ and SSD bays. At the top, there are two USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports with audio in and out. The H500P is big and it is very good for big projects.
This is an American company and they have a wide range of products. National Computer World is the authorized distributor for Nepal. They are mostly popular for casings, power supply, and coolers. Here are some of their products.
Prime Dark Avenger DA601
It is a reasonably priced housing with spectacular looks. The body has RGB lights that support all MSI Mystic light, Asus Aura Sync and AsRock Polychrome sync. It has a dimension of 500x480x220 mm and a weight of 7.8 Kgs. It is a built-in LED and PWM fan controller hub. The DA601 supports big E-ATX boards, two 3.5″ drives, and 7 fans.
It can handle bigger graphics cards up to 400 mm in length. Users can also fit a 360mm radiator at the front for all in one cooling system. For I/O there are two USB 3.0, LED control button, mic, and audio out.
This is from the Dark Fleet series from Antec. There is one version without the LED as well. However, this is the best looking model among the two. The fans that we get pre-installed have the capability to be synced with the motherboard software which is noteworthy. We get the tinted front panel and plain glass side panel. It comes in a size of 480x470x200 mm and has a gross weight of 7.7 Kg.
For Input and Outputs, we have two USB 3.0, audio, mic and RGB control button. We can install two 3.5″ drives and four 2.5″ SSDs inside. The maximum GPU card length support is 380mm and maximum fan number support is 7.
Big Byte is Nepal’s authorized distributor and we got the NZXT computer casing price list from them. This brand is very famous in the PC world for its design and quality. We can see many YouTubers using them for a clean-looking build. The price in Nepal is a bit higher than in the USA or international pricing. This is very common due to market demand, taxes and other margin reasons.
H510 Compact and H510i
These are different models and the price difference is also quite big. The normal H510 is cheaper while the H510i Matte models are expensive. But both are ATX sized towers. They both look very similar in design and have a significantly better and cleaner look than other cases in the market. The H510 has a size of 428x435x210 mm and 6.6 Kg weight. At the top front, there is one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C and one Type-A port with a single headset audio jack. There are 7 expansion slots, two 3.5″ drive bays and two 2.5″ SSD bays. Users can add up to 4 fans in the case and also have a reservoir plus pump for a custom water loop.
The H510i has a size of 428x435x210 mm and a weight of 6.8 kg. I/O is similar to the same front configuration of one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C and one Type-A port. Similarly, the number of expansion slots is also 7 and drive bays are also two for each. The difference comes in other features such as support for vertical mounting of the graphics card. Then there are two addressable LED strips. There is Smart Device V2 which allows a maximum of 3 fan channels at 10W each and 2 RGB LED with a maximum of 4 Hue 2 LED support.
H210 and H210i
The NZXT H210 is a Mini-ITX case with compact build and light 5.9 Kg weight. Many people in Nepal build using smaller boards for a cheaper system. Some also build for a smaller footprint and home media center. So this product can be very suitable for those people. The H210 comes with just 2 expansion slots, three 2.5″ bays and just one 3.5″ bay. At the front, there is one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C and one USB 3 Type-A port. The GPU length clearance is 325 mm and thickness clearance is 44m. It also supports a maximum of 4 fans and already comes with 2 fans included.
The H210i is also a Mini ITX housing with 372x349x210 mm size. Just like the H510i, it also packs lots of RGB functionality. For I/O there is 3.5mm aux, one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C and one Type-A port. There is one addressable LED strip, three 2.5″ bays, and one 3.5″ bay. We can install a maximum of 4 fans and it comes with 2 already included. The Smart Device V2 has a built-in noise detection module and supports three fan channels, two RGB LED port and a maximum 4 HUE 2 LED strips.
NZXT H710 and H710i
The H710 is a mid-tower casing of 516x494x230 mm size that can support EATX motherboards. So it can be used to install sizes of boards except for server ones. Some special boards might also fit in this but it is not ideal. This premium CPU enclosure supports up to 7 fans, 360mm radiator, 7x 2.5″ drives, and 2x 3.5″ drives. At the front panel, we get one aux, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and one Type-C port. It also comes with 4 fans included from the company.
The H710i is of the same dimension but has more RGB and cooling features. Therefore it is more expensive. Front I/O, expansion slots and drive bay numbers are the same as in the H710. The number of fans and AIO size support is also the same. Extra addition is the two addressable LED strips, vertical GPU mount and Smart Device V2 for RGB, fan control and noise detection.
It is a Taiwanese company and they are also very popular in this peripheral industry. Their power supply is one of their most famous products. They also manufacture lots of other accessories. Their cooling solutions are also popular among enthusiasts and normal users. Thermaltake’s market presence is growing in the South Asian market.
There are three models of Thermaltake View 31. One is normal with Tempered glass, next is with RGB and another one is with ARGB. All of them look beautiful but most people like the expensive model with addressable light. Their light supports software of all companies such as MSI, Asrock, Asus, and Gigabyte. This mid tower case also vertical graphics mounting system to show your shiny hardware.
The company ships View 31 with three 140 mm fans. The top model also has tempered glass on both the left and right sides of the case. It is fully modular and drives cages, bays and mounts can be customized. At front for the I/O, we get two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, mic and audio-out ports. The maximum radiator size support is 360m and the fan size support is 200 mm.
Summary and Recommendations
We have tried to give you some ideas about the specifications and properties including the computer casing price list. Here most of the listed models are expensive and fancy but there are reasons for that. I also used to purchase cheaper cabinets but now I have learned the value of good enclosure.
In the cheaper models, there is no good ventilation and airflow. This creates lots of problems such as heating, hardware damage, dust build-up. Good housings have lots of space to work, better cable management, better ventilation, more fan mounts, and good air filters. Overall they might cost more but they provide a lot of functionality to your computer with a good look. So if you are building a new computer for a longer run, consider getting these even just for better ventilation.
If we have to suggest the best value PC case then it would be Cooler Master MB510L. For cabinet under Rs 15000, we would pick NZXT 510 or CM MasterBox MB500 Tuff Gaming. For a very big build, our suggestion is Cosmos C700P. Whichever case you purchase, just put enough consideration in cooling.