The 6 Best Pink PC Cases of 2020

Kaelum Ross

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May 6, 2020

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So, you want to build something trend-setting? Well, a pink computer case is as unique as it gets!

We’re not going to lie, the options for this color are rather slim compared to others.

But fear not. Whether you’re building a pink PC for gaming, streaming or just straight style, we’ve built this page to show you the best options available today.

Not interested in any of these? We’ve included a write-up at the bottom of the page for some creative options.

 Table of Contents
 
Best Case Overall:  darkFlash DLM22
Best Budget Case:  Apevia Crusader-F-PK
Best High-End Case:  InWin A1 Plus
Best Budget Mini-ITX Case:  SilverStone SG13P
Honorable Mentions:  Apevia X-Pioneer X-Infinity
Other Options
 

Best Case Overall: darkFlash DLM22

We considered the other cases carefully for the top pick. But really, this was a no brainer.

The DLM22 is quite simply the best option available for someone looking to build a pink PC (and not the first time it has appeared on What in Tech for its quality). The amount of value you’re getting in a case this cheap is very impressive.

Let’s start with the design. Gorgeously simplistic with good build quality, the DLM22 doubles as a minimalist PC case.

With a shroud covering the PSU/HDDs and space in the back for decent cable management; you’ll have the option to keep your inner components simple to match the exterior, or be flashy and show off bright components through the high-quality tempered glass window (which also has a great, screwless/door-open design, very handy for easy PC access).

One important note: The DLM22 is an mATX form factor. This means it’s a tad smaller than your average mid-tower PC case. You have more than enough great options for parts to fit in an mATX case (will still take most major GPUs), but just make sure to check the dimensions of your parts. If you were already looking for a pink micro ATX case, it’s your lucky day!

Speaking of size, the DLM22 also manages great options for cooling. With space for 2 x 120mm front, 2 x 140mm top, and 1 x 120mm rear fans, you’re going to have more than enough cooling for a MicroATX build.

Water cooling is also an option, with radiator space at the top (240mm) and rear (120mm). This isn’t a super high availability for liquid cooling, but could easily combine with 2 front fans for a great solution.

The front I/O panel is pretty standard, with 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, and HD audio ports (looking very well-integrated with the overall case design).

Something to point out is a minority of customers, unfortunately, seem to receive defective cases; this is all too common with high-value cases under $100 (even from much larger manufacturers). It’s worth bearing in mind that a majority of people didn’t run into such problems. And in the worst-case scenario, your warranty will cover the replacement.

Simply put, if you’re looking for a pink tower case, your options are rather limited. The DLM22 is one of the only pink options that compete in quality with the best cases in common colors. Boasting great value, style, and space; if this fits your aesthetic and size requirements, we’re sure you’ll love it.

Best Budget Case: Apevia Crusader-F-PK

The Crusader and DLM22 are both at very similar price points, and our top overall pick is certainly a great cheap pink PC case option.

That being said, this case has one great value advantage over the DLM22: it comes with 4 RGB fans.

That’s quite the addition! If you are looking to create an RGB PC build this case offers you fantastic value. On top of that is the light-toggle button on the front I/O panel, which cycles through 16 different effects for the pre-installed fans(anything from single colors, to breathing, to off if you’re not interested in the lights).

Unlike the DLM22, the Crusader is a mid-tower/ATX form factor. This is the most common PC case type and will cover most major parts (including GPUs up to 350mm wide) and give you more space to play. With up to 8 fans installable, this thing has plenty of cooling potential.

The case also has similar cable management options to the DLM22. It doesn’t have the most efficient design from an airflow perspective. But it will certainly meet most budget gaming needs at the price point with 4 fans included, it’s a very impressive offering.

The design is striking, with a cool, “rugged” pink finish on the outer casing working alongside the RGB fans and tempered glass window to create a very unique looking case.

If you have your sights set on an ATX build, a light wallet, or simply like the aesthetic of this one; we’d recommend it for being arguably the most “bang-for-your-buck” pink case available today.

Best High-End Case: InWin A1 Plus

For those of you who have more of a budget and are looking to build a tiny tower, the A1 is the best option on the list.

This is a mITX form factor, so you’ll need to come into the build with the right parts. That being said, it offers an impressive amount of room for its size. With 2 x 2.5″ drives, 2 expansion slots and still managing a GPU up to 320mm.

This case gets top marks for design and build. With high-quality SECC steel, tempered glass window, and gorgeous pink finish. The A1 already looks great before you power it on.

But once you do power it on? You’re also treated to the included 2 addressable RGB fans and light glowing in the transparent stand the case sites on. Simply put, this is the highest quality pink computer tower on the market right now.

The cooling is also great when considering the tiny size. On top of the aforementioned included fans (both 120mm), the case is also designed with decent ventilation/airflow capability. When building a mITX PC, you can never expect the same cooling as a mid-tower, but the case represents an excellent balance and will still do very well for a small gaming PC. 

The front I/O panel has the standard ports: 2x USB3.0 and 2 x audio (you would be hard-pressed to get more from any mini ITX case). A nice unique feature, in this case, is the top wireless QI charger. With its small form factor and this utility on your desk, it will look like a cute charging hub but actually be the shell of your powerful build!

Although this is the most expensive case on the list, it actually matches up in value pretty decently to the cheaper top picks. Coming pre-installed with a 650w gold-rated power supply (handy to have included for such a small form factor, where compatible PSUs can be more pricey). It’s worth noting this PSU isn’t top quality. If you’re building an average mini ITX gaming PC you’re going to be fine, but if you want to cram as much power into this thing as possible, you may want to consider the Corsair SF series and use the pre-installed PSU as a backup.

Between the high-quality design/color, lights, and component space; the InWin A1 is ideal for someone dedicated to a small, stylish build while maintaining good balance for quality gaming/production components. Perfect for a pink streaming PC build.

Best Budget Mini-ITX Case: SilverStone SG13P

If you’re looking for a small tower that isn’t quite in the InWin A1 price range, this is a fantastic choice for you.

Silverstone is a great PC case manufacturer, and it shows in this offering. While largely plastic, the case has a faux aluminum design and feels metallic (not “cheap-feeling” in the slightest, impressive for the price).

The design is super simplistic when compared to the A1, but depending on your personal preference, this might be what you’re looking for.

Even smaller than the A1, it lacks the space/airflow of the high-end mITX choice (with 1 x 140mm / radiator option available) and can only support cards of up to 270mm long. But if you are not trying to build a super-powerful expensive PC and desire that level of compactness, you can still accomplish your goals with this case.

Front I/O panel is the standard 2 x USB 3.0 / audio ports, nicely presented underneath the front mesh design.

As far as cheap pink pc cases go for a mini ITX build, this is your only option! Thankfully, it’s a great, well-balanced piece of kit and providing you’re checking your dimensions and not trying to build some crazy super-expensive gaming setup inside, we think you’ll have a great time with the SG13P.


Honorable Mentions: Apevia X-Pioneer / X-Infinity

We won’t spend too long on these two because as you notice from the linked page; they, unfortunately, do not seem to have been in stock for a while and it’s not certain if/when they will be resupplied.

That being said, given the very limited pink case options, we wanted to share these with you in case you like the look and are lucky when you visit the market page.

Both cases are ATX form factor, offering decent space for a gaming build and the cooling/airflow needed for it (with the X-Infinity also including 2 x 120mm fans).

The cases boast interesting designs, the X-Pioneer, in particular, opting for a red-tinted window and an overall shape/design that is more reminiscent of a “classic” gaming PC (minus the pink) – certainly good options for people looking for something extra different.

While we would recommend the DLM22 or Crusader over these 2 for a normal size build, they’re certainly still decent options if you particularly like the aesthetic (if they’re ever in stock that is!)

Other Options?

While we think the top 4 picks above are excellent options for your build, we appreciate that pink PC case options are very limited compared to other colors, so we wanted to share a couple of other ideas if you wanted to get creative:

DIY – Spray painting a PC

Many custom builders have had success with customizing a PC this way.

There’s a lot of great existing resource out there on this topic. But here are the high-level steps on how to spray paint a PC:

  1. Purchase a white PC case as a base.
  2. (Optional) – Sand down the layers to give a better chance at a “sticking” finish.
  3. Apply tape/some other make-shift cover method to areas of the case you do not want to be painted (if any).
  4. Begin spraying the PC case with very thin layers of paint (outside on surfaces you are OK with getting paint on like cardboard).
  5. Leave each coat to dry for 15-120 mins (depending on the product, most will give direction).
  6. Repeat the process until there is a consistent color across the full case – and voila!

Pink fans against a light PC case

A great substitute for a pink case would be combining RGB fans (our favorite type here) with a white or transparent PC case that would work well to reflect the pink light and create a very unique aesthetic. In case you didn’t know, you can use software to edit the color settings of these fans and achieve consistent pinks instead of the crazy rainbow colors you see in the example pictures!

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