10 Best PC Case With Optical Drive Bays of 2020

PC cases with optical drive bays is an essential component when you are making your own PC and you want to have a DVD or Blu ray optical drive in your build. SSD have replaced hard disk in modern builds and HDD and USB storage have gone cheaper so much that they can replace DVD or Blue drives. But still it makes sense to have an optical drive on your system, because they can retain data for longer period of time, DVD and Blue ray media are cheap and you can get blanks for as low $2-3 to store 23GB of data, dvd are much cheaper and can store 4.5GB data. If you have a huge library of video or essential data to backup, then optical drive can be a cheap option to store data safely for longer period.

If you are assembling a gaming pc or workstation and want to include an optical drive in the build then you must be looking for the best pc case with optical drive bay. There are many pc case manufacturers like Cooler master, MSI, Gigabyte, Be quiet, Thermaltake, Corsair, Fractal Design, NZXT but their modern cases do not come with any optical drive bay built in them. This compel you to use USB drives instead of SATA ports, which makes it slower to write huge amount of data. We have discussed this issue with many professional pc builders and extensively search gaming forums to find their views on different PC case options available with 2-3 optical drive bays. We have curated this page to feature the Best PC cases with optical drive bays available on them, hope they will definitely suit your requirements.

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Top 3 PC case with optical drive bay

5/5
be quiet! Pure Base 600 Black, BG021, Mid-Tower ATX, 2 Pre-Installed Fans

be quiet! Pure Base 600 Black, BG021, Mid-Tower ATX

4/5
Antec Performance Series P7 Silent Mid-Tower PC Computer Case with Sound Dampening Panel, Rear/Front 120mm Fans x 2 Pre-Installed, 120/140mm Fan Mounts, Max 280mm Liquid Cooling ATX/M-ATX/Mini-ITX, Black

Antec Gaming Series ONE Mid-Tower PC

4.6/5
Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 Micro-ATX Towe with Front Mesh Ventilation, Minimal Design, Tempered Glass Side Panel and Single Headset Jack

Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 Micro-ATX Towe

Top 10 PC case with optical drive bay

  • Minimalistic mesh design: Elegant design elements are applied to mesh for optimal thermal performance
  • Optimal thermal performance, the full mesh front panel and ventilated top panel provide a high potential for thermal performance
  • Flush Tempered glass Side panel design:The tempered glass Side panel, fastened by thumbscrews on the rear panel, keeps the surface flush and unobstructed
  • Graphics Card support up to 346mm: Generous clearance space is provided to support the latest graphics cards
  • With/without ODD support, depending on preference, an odd version of the chassis is available; If an odd is not preferred, a cleaner appearance and more cooling options on the top and front panels are supported
Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 Micro-ATX Towe with Front Mesh Ventilation, Minimal Design, Tempered Glass Side Panel and Single Headset Jack
  • Sound dampening side panels to block noise.
  • 120mm fans x 2 pre-installed in rear and front with 120/140mm fan mounts; max 280mm liquid cooling.
  • Supports ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX; 2.5”/3.5”/5.25” drive bays available with 7 expansion slots.
  • Space-efficient interior with max 390mm VGA card length, max 165mm CPU cooler height, max 200mm PSU length and 55mm front radiator space.
  • Convenient I/O ports with USB 3.0 x 2, mic, HD audio, reset and power buttons.
Antec Performance Series P7 Silent Mid-Tower PC Computer Case with Sound Dampening Panel, Rear/Front 120mm Fans x 2 Pre-Installed, 120/140mm Fan Mounts, Max 280mm Liquid Cooling ATX/M-ATX/Mini-ITX, Black
  • Highly versatile, with repositionable HDD slots and a removable ODD cage
  • Water cooling ready for radiators up to 360mm on front, top and rear
  • Adjustable top cover vent with enhanced cooling options and mounting Location for a radiator
  • Two pre-installed be quiet! pure wings 2 fans assure whisper-quiet operation
be quiet! Pure Base 600 Black, BG021, Mid-Tower ATX, 2 Pre-Installed Fans
  • Rounded corners and a sleek, cohesive design for great-looking systems
  • Latched side panels for easy access
  • Supports dual 360mm radiators for state-of-the-art cooling installations
  • Front panel three-mode fan controller lets you tailor performance and fan noise
  • Dual 140mm LED intake fans and a 140mm exhaust fan for ample airflow Six Modular hard drive cages and three space-saving side-mounted SSD bays for smart storage
Corsair CC-9011059-WW Graphite Series 780T Full Tower PC Case - White
  • External Connections: (x2) USB 3.0 ; (x1) Headphone Port ; (x1) Microphone Port
  • Maximum GPU Length : 420mm
  • Maximum CPU Cooler Height : 165mm
  • Maximum PSU Length: 200mm. Case Drive Bays 3.5 inch - 4. Case Drive Bays 2.5 inch - 4
  • Case Expansion Slots : 7. Radiator Compatibility- 120mm; 140mm; 240mm, Case Drive Bays(x3) 5.25 inch (x4) 3.5 inch (x4) 2.5 inch
Corsair CC-9011023-WWCORSAIR Carbide 200R Compact ATX Case
  • Top Mount I/O Ports: 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x Headphone, 1x Mic Front Ports
  • Power Supply Cover: Streamline your cable management with the included Power supply cover to hide cable clutter
  • Storage Options: 2x External 5.25 inches Drive Bays, 2 x 2.5 inches / 3.5 inches Internal Drive Bays (with HDD Tray) with back panel accessible hidden drive access
  • Air/Liquid Cooling Configurations Options: 1 x 240mm radiator(Top/Front). 1 x 120mm radiator (Rear), 2 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm Fans locations (Top) with 2 x 120mm Fan locations (Front)
  • Complete solution: Support up to 240mm radiator liquid cooling for ideal CPU cooling application, up to 415mm long graphic card (without front fan(s))
Thermaltake Versa N24 Black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case Chassis with Power Supply Cover, 120mm Rear Fan preinstalled. CA-1G1-00M1WN-00
  • Sleek Design w/Red Side Trim and Acrylic Side Panel
  • Supports 4 x 120mm Fans 1x Pre-Installed in the Back
  • Support up to 360mm Radiator
  • Support up to 400mm GPU/VGA Card
  • Full black coating and PSU cover
Cooler Master MasterBox MB600L ATX Mid-Tower with Sleek Brushed Design, Red Side Trim, Acrylic Side Panel
  • Generous Expansion Room for Building High Performance Systems
  • Nine PCI-E expansion slots, up to ten 3.5" or 2.5" drives and three 5.25" drive bays. Compatible Corsair Liquid Coolers- H55, H60, H75, H80i, H90, H100i, H105, H110
  • High Airflow Front Mesh Design Quiet, efficient air cooling performance for your CPU and GPUs. Radiator Compatibility - 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm
  • Modular Drive Cage System. Compatibility: E-ATX, ATX, Micro ATX, XL-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards
  • Save space and customize your layout for your storage or airflow needs
Corsair CC-9011078-WW Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition, Full Tower ATX Case
  • Contemporary ATX case design: accommodates high-performance components with smart and efficient space utilization for a compact footprint
  • Showcase your hardware: large windowed side panel included
  • High airflow: 2x preinstalled Fractal Design Silent Series LL 120 mm white LED fans with a total of six fan positions available
  • Filtered front, top and base air intakes for a dust free interior
  • Great cooling support: Compatible with high-profile CPU coolers, multiple radiator configurations and graphics cards up to 380 mm long without compromising hard drive space
Fractal Design FD-CA-Focus-BK-W Focus G - Mid Tower Computer Case - ATX - High Airflow - 2X Silent ll Series 120mm White LED Fans Included - USB 3.0 - Window Side Panel - Black
  • Fully meshed front panel for superior airflow
  • Supports a 240 mm water cooling radiator or two 120 mm fans on the right side or top of case
  • Supports up to three SSDs - two on the tool-less 2.5-Inch bracket and one at the bottom of the HDD cage
  • Fully meshed front panel for superior airflow
  • Supports a 240 mm water cooling radiator or two 120 mm fans on the right side or top of case
Cooler Master N400 NSE-400-KKN2 Mid-Tower Fully Meshed Front Panel Computer Case (Midnight Black)

Frequently Asked Questions

An average PC case contains motherboard section, optical disk compartment, hard disk fitting compartment, and USB slot compartment.

A gaming PC case contains extra lighting and cooling components which help in smooth working of the PC.