DIYPC DIY-F2-P Budget PC Case Review

Updated on May 7, 2018
whcobb profile image

I'm just a small-time guy working a normal job as a physician assistant. My passion is building PCs and testing/reviewing PC hardware.

Hello everyone. Will here and today, I am going to be doing a review of the DIYPC DIY-F2-P PC case. This is a real budget PC case. Do not let the feel fool you as it is perfect for cheaper builds. However, it does have more than enough options for those budget PC builds.

Click thumbnail to view full-size

The DIYPC DIY-F2-P MicroATX Mini tower gaming PC case is small form factor computer case that comes with two 120mm LED fans pre-installed. The case is made out of SPCC steel and has plastic accents that come in either orange or purple; I am reviewing the black and purple case today. The case does not come with a power supply but the power supply when installed is mounted at the bottom. The DIY-F2-P case is compatible with microATX motherboards only. There is a side panel window that is clear. There are no 5.25” drive bays, two 3.5” external drive bays, and three 2.5” internal drive bays for SSD or laptop sized hard drives. At the rear of the case, there are four expansion slots. The front of the case offers one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, and audio input/output jacks. There is one pre-installed LED fan at the front and one pre-installed LED fan in the rear. The case measures 13.65” x 6.80” x 13.85” (HxWxD) and weighs in at just 7.5 lbs. This case will support up to a 240mm radiator mounted at the front of the case and supports up to four total 120mm fans for adequate cooling. With four PCI slots, there is flexibility for mounting graphics cards. There is front and top panel dust-proof mesh to assist in keeping the case internals clean. Finally, the case will support graphics cards as long as 315mm. The MSRP of this case is around $49.99.

Click thumbnail to view full-size

So, where to start with this case. One look at this case and you can easily tell it is a budget case. This case is a pretty good looking but it's probably more appealing to the younger crowd. The design is sleek and modern with sharp, yet smooth edges (quite the oxymoron, eh?). The case feels fairly flimsy and the side panels feel like they could easily be twisted like an Aunt Minnie’s pretzel prior to baking. The interior is very cramped and can be hard to work in, especially for beginners. I didn’t really have much of a problem building in this case but like I said, it is a bit cramped. The drive bays do somewhat get in the way of building at times.

In this case, I built a nice little budget PC based on the Intel Pentium G4560 CPU which is housed in the ASUS Prime B250M-A MicroATX motherboard. I used Crucial Ballistix Sport LT RAM in 2x4 dual channel configuration of 8GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM. The storage inside of this budget PC build is a Seagate Momentus Thin 500GB, 2.5” 5400RPM mechanical hard disk drive with a future SSD upgrade coming. The graphics card used is the Palit GeForce GTX 470, 1.25GB GPU. And powering the rig is the EVGA 500BQ 500w 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX power supply.

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Building in this case wasn’t bad, though I did become frustrated and agitated at times. The first issue I had with the case was installing the ASUS motherboard. I cannot really blame the case too much as it was really just the rear IO shield and fitting the motherboard inputs/outputs into the IO shield cutouts. Once I got past that issue, the build was fairly easy. I do not like that the cutout for the CPU power slot was not accessible once the motherboard was in place and I could not even find a way to get the power cable routed through the cutout even after removing the motherboard. As far as other cable management within the case, there were no issues and everything routed fairly easily. The motherboard standoffs where already arranged in the correct arrangement, which is the only arrangement as this case only supports microATX boards. The hard drive cage/bay is typical of all cases and the hard drive mounted easily inside of the hard drive cradle, which is tooless for installation into the cage/bay. The SATA data cable and power cable were easily routed behind the motherboard tray as were the Motherboard, CPU power cables, and the front IO cables. There was adequate space between the side panel and back of the motherboard, though it was somewhat cramped.

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Conclusion and Final Thoughts

Overall, I did not mind building inside of this budget case. I believe that as long as you remember that this is a cheaper case, you will feel this is decent one like I did. The case has an MSRP of around $50 but you can purchase this on Newegg now for $35. I picked this case up for $36 and I think that’s a perfect price for this case. This is definitely an adequate case for a budget PC such as the one I built but I would not go with much more than an Intel i3, maybe lower end Intel i5, an AMD FX series processor, AMD Athlon X9 series, or an AMD Ryzen 3 at most. I recommend this case for budget builders and would give it a 4 out 5 stars just because it doesn’t feel as durable as other budget cases.

A Budget Build Inside of the DIYPC DIY-F2-P Budget PC Case

Budget Cases

Do you think the DIYPC DIY-F2-P case is a good budget case?

See results

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

  • do you think the DIYPC DIY-F2-P MicroATX Mini tower gaming PC case will have good enough cable management capabilities for a Ryzen 5 2600g and 1060 6gb build?



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)