Best Full Tower Cases 2020
When it comes to that perfect full tower case, there’s a lot to consider. In general, keeping your hardware cool, and noise levels low makes for a great system. So here are my picks for the best full tower cases 2020.
Important to realize, pick the right case and it’ll serve you through each future build. As a result, save you lots of your hard earned cash in the long-term. At the present time, there are literally hundreds of full tower cases on the market.
So, with hundreds of available cases, where do you start? Obviously, you've come to the right place and start right here on my website.
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be quiet! Dark Base PRO 900 Black Rev. 2, Full Tower ATX, 3 Pre-Installed Silent Wings 3 Fans, BGW15, Tempered Glass Window, RGB LED Illumination
Cooler Master Cosmos C700M with ARGB Lighting, Aluminum Panels, a Riser Cable, and Curved Tempered Glass
Thermaltake Core X71 Tempered Glass Edition SPCC ATX Full Tower Tt LCS Certified Gaming Case with 2 140 Blue Front Fan + 1 140 Black Rear
Cougar Panzer EVO RGB Full Tower Computer Case
Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Ultimate Full Tower Computer Case PH-ES813P_SRD
Best Full Tower Cases 2020
1. be quiet! Dark Base PRO 900 Black Rev. 2
The be Quiet Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 is an upgrade revision of the Dark Base Pro 900. The difference is the addition of a power supply shroud, similar to the Dark Base 700 and other minor changes. The Dark Base Pro 900 Rev 2 review compares performance, build quality, and differences with Rev 1.
Form Factor: Full tower | Motherboard Support: E-ATX, XL-ATX, ATX, M-ATX, Mini-ITX | Dimensions: 577 x 243 x 586 mm / 22.7" x 9.6" x 23.1"| Weight: 14.39 kg / 31.7 lbs | Radiator Support: 120 mm, 140 mm, 240 mm, 280 mm, 360 mm, 420 mm | I/O Ports: 1 x Audio/Mic, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C, Qi Wireless Charger | Drive Bays: 10 x 2.5”, 5 x 3.5”, and 2 optical drives | Included Fans: 3 x 140 mm
Dark Base PRO 900 Black Rev. 2 Review
The main difference between Rev 2 and Rev 1 case, is the PSU shroud cover. For this reason, if you have Rev 1, the PSU cover can be purchased separately. The shroud must be removed to install the power supply, which, is an inconvenience to reinstall or leave it out.
Above all, the PSU may have restrictive ventilation depending on the way you install. Furthermore, depending on install, the PSU may cause competition with the GPU for cool internal case air.
The Fan/LED controller functionality is almost identical to Rev 1, but a switch toggles from silent to performance mode. Now, controlled via a button on the front panel, formerly, which was the reset button.
Fans of Pro Rev 2
Also, support for up to eight fans as opposed to four. The included 3 fans rather than 1000 RPM are now Silentwings 1600 RPM. As a result increased fan speeds will be able to move more air.
Overall, the higher RPM fans may increase internal noise factor by a slight margin.
Important to realize, standard four-pin LED strips will connect and sync with the 12 volt LEDs.
At the present time, the Rev 1 has nine available ports for seven free-floating HDD bays. In contrast, the Rev 2 has five ports for three HDD bays. In fact, the reason for the change is to fit the PSU shroud.
Identically, like the Dark Base 700, the Rev 2 has USB 3.1 in place of the USB 2.0 ports. Additionally, there is USB quick-charge plug in place of the USB 2.0 port. The thumbscrews that hold on the glass panel have an unorthodox screw head, between a flat and Phillips, but neither.
They thread onto the posts rather than screwing into holes, not a big deal, but something to note.
Summary of Pro 900 Rev 2
Lastly, be Quiet wants to offer as many features to their flagship case, not meant for the budget minded. Obviously, it’s for people who know what they want. Therefore, in order to justify its price, it needs to be the best. All things considered, what do you think?
2. Cooler Master Cosmos C700M
The Cooler Master Cosmos C700M is a high quality, future proof and higher priced computer case. After all, it has a lot of features, along with great performance and aesthetics to justify the price. Given that, hope you can some how fit this into your budget.
Form Factor: Full tower | Motherboard Support: E-ATX, ATX, M-ATX, Mini-ITX | Dimensions: 650 x 306 x 651 mm / 25.6 x 12.0 x 25.6 inch | Weight: 23.4 kg / 51.6 lbs | Radiator Support: 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm, 420mm (remove ODD, maximum thickness clearance 70mm) | Card Length Supported: 490 mm / 19.3" (w/o 3.5" HDD BRK), 320 mm (w/ 3.5" HDD BRK) | I/O Ports: 1 x Audio/Mic, 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C, Qi Wireless Charger | Drive Bays: 1 x 3.5”, 4 x 2.5” (+ 4 + 1 combo) | Included Fans: 4 x 140 mm
Cooler Master Cosmos C700M Review
In most cases buyers must compromise when it comes to choosing a case, but the C700M has almost everything. Additionally, the full features allow the user to reconfigure the case at any time, for a new look. The layout is so versatile which makes the Cooler Master Cosmos C700M such a builders machine.
As can be seen, the C700M is huge, measuring 25.6" x 12.0" x 25.6" and 52 lbs with no parts. Furthermore, the frame is a solid steel construction, along with plastic, aluminium and tempered glass on the outside. Above all, when the ARGB is on, the C700M will be the showcase in the room.
Although, the Cosmos C700M resembles the Cosmos C700P, a closer look will reveal improvements both cosmetic and functional. Along the top and bottom of the case are 2 functional aluminium handle bars to lift the case. Similarly to the C700P the front panel contains: 4 x USB 3.0; 1 x USB 3.1; headphone and mic jacks; fan and ARGB controller; and power and reset buttons.
However to use all 4 USB 3.0 ports, your motherboard will need dual 3.0 headers or an adapter cable. Also the dual layer black mesh lining on the exterior improves airflow and uses removable plastic mesh filters. As a result, cleaning is easy, pull out the filters and vacuum or wash no need to move the case.
Further, there is plastic for aesthetic purposes in and around the case, and doesn't effect the case structure. Of course plastic is light and will save additional weight to the case. The left side panel has a curved piece of tempered glass with metal rims and hinges connecting to the case.
Under the front panel is a hidden compartment for the optical drive. At the same time, the panel opens enough to permit the drive tray to extend. Powering up the case lights the RGB LEDs which follow the seams in the middle sides of the case.
The Cooler Master logo on the I/O panel also lights up. Further a button on the I/O panel allows you to control the LEDs through presets. In contrast, a motherboard connection allows you to sync the LEDs for software-based control.
Cosmos C700M Interior
Inside the case above the power-supply and in front of the motherboard is an unusual vertical mounting bracket. In fact, the bracket is a mounting location for a dual-slot graphics card. Additionally, the bracket is adjustable backwards into a reclining position to show off your style.
There are 9 locations for storage devices: 3 x 2.5" drives and 5 x 3.5" drives. Specifically, behind the motherboard: 2 x 2.5 drives and a fan controller supporting 6 fans. Installing a PSU can be a bit tricky, but take your time, slide it in and tighten.
At the same time, the compartment is roomy enough for the biggest 1,500 watt units.
Cosmos C700M Cable Management
Cable management is clean, simple and easy using velcro ties to attach existing and additional cable. Also the roominess in the case makes working in the unit a pleasure. In contrast, smaller cases with tight clearances, you will get cuts on your hands and arms from the components.
Two sets of rails allows installation of two radiators up to 420 mm long in the top or front positions. You can also mount a radiator in the rear exhaust position (120 mm or 140 mm) or on the case bottom (120 mm to 240 mm). Of course, you get three 140 mm PWM case fans that come installed.
Finally, the most unique feature of the case is the ability to rotate the motherboard mounting tray 90 degrees. For this reason alters the internal layout of the hardware to better suite your needs. The case comes stock as a conventional layout and moving 90 degrees will make it a chimney configuration.
As a result the airflow of the exhaust will exit through the top. In addition to the chimney configuration, you can also reverse the motherboard tray. Consequently, the motherboard will face case-right instead of case-left, called the inverted configuration.
In effect, each configuration involves stripping most of the case down to the frame and reassembling. At this instant, are you not drooling at the thought of rebuilding this case to your own configuration?
Summary of C700M
Surprisingly, the manufacturer has a 2 year warranty on the case, as opposed to the usual 1 that most give. In the long run, the case should last for your current build and many more to come.
Not everyone will spend big money on a case, unless you are going to install an ATX or bigger motherboard. This is a specialized, high-end chassis, specifically built for connoisseurs. In the end, you will want to show off your big GPU, custom plumbing, big PSU and drives.
But, make no mistake, the Cooler Master Cosmos C700M is one of the best High-End Showcase Full Tower Cases. In the final analysis, if you are thinking of custom modding this is the case for you.
3. Thermaltake Core X71
The Thermaltake Core X71 is a high quality, spacious, future proof and low priced computer case. By and large, the room allows for anyone looking for a chassis with superior expansion and great cooling performance. After all, the Thermaltake Core X71 is Thermaltake LCS Certified - Tt LCS Certified.
Form Factor: Full tower | Motherboard Support: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX | Dimensions: 677 x 250 x 511 mm / 26.7 x 9.8 x 20.1 inch | Weight: 12.0 kg / 26.5 lbs | Radiator Support: 120 mm, 140 mm, 240 mm, 360 mm, 420 mm, 480 mm | Card Length Supported: 278 mm / 10.9" (With HDD Rack) 410 mm 16.1" (Without HDD Rack) | I/O Ports: 1 x Audio/Mic, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 | Drive Bays: 5.25" x 2, 2.5” x 3 or 3.5” x 3 (HDD Cage) | Included Fans: 2 x 140 mm Riing white fans
Thermaltake Core X71 Review
The Thermaltake Core X71 is a tall full tower chassis and features a 4 mm thick tempered glass window. The motto for Thermaltake’s Core series is "Your build our core" bringing us to the forefront of modular chassis design. The X71 is a steel chassis with a plastic front panel in an excellent package.
For anyone that knows Thermaltake cases, in essence this is an upgraded F31 case. Furthermore, a simple dual chamber pedestal type design makes for a neat looking system. Additionally, the removable 3.5"/2.5" drive racks give you flexibility to populate interior space with hardware and cooling.
The top panel has a large removable magnetic dust cover. Also, the front panel is a vented mesh cover which means air can flow in and out of the case. Furthermore, it comes off with a finger pull from the bottom.
Additionally, there is a removable dust cover on the inside and stuck to the case is the I/O panel. Also, comes with riser GPU support bracket with optional PCI-e riser cable, and 2 x 140 mm Riing fans. On the whole, there are few cases on the market that can accept a 480 mm radiator in the chassis.
Fans of X71
However, the X71 can house a 480 mm radiator at the front, prior to removal of fans and drive bays. Also fan support is: 3 x 120 mm or 140 mm fans, 2 x 200 mm fans ensuring that your chassis will remain cool. Options for using the drive bays: leave in the top chamber, move to the pedestal or remove.
Additionally, another option, is to install a 2.5" or 3.5" drive in the optical bay housing. In either case, there are 2 choices to install the power supply, in the main chamber or in the pedestal. Due to, strategically adding a fan or 2 to the case to increase air circulation, will keep the case cool.
However, many high speed fans will cause noise issues, in which case turn fan speed down or add dampening material.
As shown above the Thermaltake Core X71 is a big case. If you have plenty of space and not worried about fitting under a desk, this is perfect. Also if you have lots of hardware to install it will easily fit that too.
Summary of Core X71
The wide case makes cable management a breeze, especially with the amount of tie downs. This case is for you if you like the quality construction and have a plan on using the space. In fact, the interior design offers assembly capacity and expandability for the builder to create a unique liquid cooling system.
Then again, all you DIY liquid cooling enthusiasts and modders, the price is very reasonable. Lastly, the case has a very good warranty of 3 years.
4. Cougar Panzer EVO RGB
The Cougar Panzer EVO RGB is a unique distinctive contemporary design case for the computer enthusiast/gamer/builder. Not to mention, a heavy duty case with plenty of tempered glass and RGB fans allow for great thermal performance. At the same time, all of the options and features add up to a case worth what you pay for.
Form Factor: Full tower | Motherboard Support: E-ATX, CEB, ATX, M-ATX, Mini-ITX | Dimensions: 266 mm x 612 mm x 556 mm / 10.5" x 24.1 x 21.9" | Weight: 16.5 kg / 36.3 lbs | Radiator Support: 120 mm, 140 mm, 240 mm, 280 mm, 360 mm | Card Length Supported: 390 mm / 15.35" | I/O Ports: 1 x Audio, 1 x Mic, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 | Drive Bays: 2 x 3.5”, 4 + 2 x 2.5” converted | Included Fans: 4 x 120 mm
Cougar Panzer EVO RGB Review
The Cougar Panzer EVO RGB case is similar to the Cougar Panzer G, but with an abundance of RGB loaded extras. To emphasize and rightly so, the Cougar Panzer EVO RGB is known as the RGB Crystalline Titan. In effect, Cougar has addressed the issue of RGB, extraordinarily done with its very first RGB enhanced case.
Additionally, it has 4 massive tempered glass panels and 4 powerful fans in a stylish full tower case. Furthermore, the fan controller allows you to control 18 LEDs and 100 different effects for a showcase appearance. The case is large measuring 612 x 266 x 556 mm, weighs 36.3 lbs and looks like a tank.
Moreover the design details combine to reflect a visual of a Panzer G, but taller and wider. Even though the Panzer EVO RGB is only available with a black on black color scheme, the touch is elegant. Likewise, on the corners are carbon fiber accents, giving the case a superb look.
On top of the case, is dark tempered glass, with 4 thumbscrews to lock in place. Also underneath the glass, mounting locations for 3 120 mm or 140 mm fans and a magnetic mesh filter. On the positive side there are two large handles on top of this case for moving or transporting your system.
For this reason, can use the space and double as a storage area for your keyboard. Also another cool feature is an optional headphone hanger on the top front of the case. The I/O panel has 2 x USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C, and USB 2.0 port.
Additionally, a fan control slider switch, power and reset buttons, headphone and microphone jacks. To emphasize, the other 3 glass panels are dark tempered, and unfortunately will not showcase your hardware. Accordingly, thumbscrews and locating pins secure the glass panels to the frame.
The back of the case has 8 expansion card slots, motherboard I/O, and 120 mm fan. Additionally, space for a bottom mounted PSU, and 3 punch out holes for external liquid cooling tubes. Further, at the bottom of the case for the power supply, and the optional fan are 2 mesh filter outlets.
Although hidden underneath the case, across the width are 2 plastic feet that hold the base 2.5" off the ground. Additionally, magnetic seals at the edge hold the metal mesh filters on the top and front of the case. Furthermore, button type magnets hold the large nylon filter at the bottom of the case.
Cleaning this filter is tricky because of access to the filter, putting the case on its side would allow access.
Interior of EVO RGB
The accessories box contains: an owners manual, miscellaneous screws, standoffs, ty-raps, headphone hanger, fan splitter, RGB controller and remote. Removing the four screws holding any panel in place will access the interior. Comparatively, the interior of the case is black to match the black exterior and a plastic shroud on the bottom.
Accordingly, Cougar put the shroud on the bottom to keep the interior tidy and hide the cable mess. In particular, there is an instruction sticker on the shroud to tell you how to detach it. Obviously, Cougar has a reason for this but a shroud of metal would have been a better match.
On the positive side there is enough space in this compartment to house a big 1500 W power supply. Behind the motherboard tray, there is about 45 mm of space which will fit 3.5" drives. Additionally you have lots of room to route cables and into the front area are 4 - 2.5" drive bays.
Moreover, the tool-less design allows you to slide drives in and out with ease. Also there are 2 - 2.5 or 3.5" drive trays for additional storage. The front of the case has a magnetic mesh filter with 3 RGB 120 mm fans that intake air into the case.
A plastic diverter along the left edge of the fans divert some air behind the motherboard tray. Specifically, cooling the hard drives between the side panel and back. Above the shroud are 8 expansion slot covers, each held in place with a thumbscrew.
At the top of the case, there is 1 RGB 120 mm fan. An accessories box contains: owners manual, miscellaneous screws, standoffs, ty-raps, headphone hanger, fan splitter, RGB controller and remote. Furthermore, the RGB controller can handle 8 fans and 4 LED lighting strips.
Not to mention, each fan contains 18 LEDs capable of 100 different RGB lighting effects, controlled through the motherboard. Additionally a remote allows you to change colors and lighting modes at will.
Summary of EVO RGB
The Cougar Panzer EVO RGB's unique looks and distinct styling will attract a lot of computer enthusiasts. Moreover, the heavy duty case construction is excellent, the fit and finish are additional premium features. In summary, a fantastic chassis with enough glass and RGB lighting for the computer builder in all of us.
Additionally, thermal performance is fantastic and the premium list of features will bring out the best of any computer installed. Not to mention a limited 1 year warranty. Lastly, if you have the money, no doubt about it, the Panzer EVO RGB is worth the price.
5. Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum
Although Phanteks for a long time has been a CPU cooler manufacturer they have come into the chassis market. Even though, the Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo is a few years old, it is a design of their own. After all you can see influence from Corsair and NZXT to produce a remarkable Phanteks full tower case.
The Enthoo Series will attract attention of builders and enthusiasts alike making other companies look at what Phanteks did. In effect they have set a standard in this design, nice lines externally and modularity internally. At the same time, it was going head to head with the now obsolete Corsair 900D.
With this in mind if you see a 900D, grab it, it is a great case, you won't find new. At the present time on to bigger and better things.
Form Factor: Full tower | Motherboard Support: E-ATX, ATX, M-ATX, SSI-EEB | Dimensions: 250 x 650 x 600 mm / 9.8 x 25.6 x 23.6" | Weight: 17.9 kg / 39.46 lbs | Radiator Support: 120 mm, 140 mm, 240 mm, 280 mm, 360 mm | Card Length Supported: 515 mm - 20.3" (w/o HDD Cages), 390 mm (w HDD in Front) | I/O Ports: 1 x Audio 1 x Mic, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, LED Switch | Drive Bays: 5 x 5.25”, 6 x 3.5” (2 x 3HDD cages), 12 x 2.5" (2 x 3HDD cages + 2 x doublestack SSD BRK) | Included Fans: 3 x 140 mm, 2 x 140 with LED
Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum Review
In the first place, the Phanteks Enthoo Primo is a big full tower case. In detail, the dimensions are 650 x 600 x 250 mm, and weighs 17.9 kg or 39.5 lbs. Additionally, the construction of the case is steel, aluminum plating and plastic in a great looking package.
The top of the case has a brushed aluminum plate on plastic, cut to fit the removable mesh insert. The back of the case also has a mesh cover, which will release after pushing down on the latch.The I/O is on the top front with the power button and HDD LED, the rest on top.
Specifically, on and off switch, reset button, 2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 ports, mic and headphone jacks. The front of the chassis is plastic, with a plate of about 1/8" brushed aluminum cover. At the top, there is a hidden door, which behind allows intake for the front fans.
The left side of the case has 2 windows, the larger gives a view of the inside and the other shows the logo. At the bottom, pushing the trim pieces will pop the dust filters for easy maintenance. The right side has the aluminum cover with 2 mesh areas for ventilation.
The bottom has a thick plastic frame that supports the case and keeps it stable. Additionally, rubber pads underneath keep the case from sliding around.
Behind the front magnetic door, there are 5 5.25" removable bays for optical drives or reservoirs. Access from the inside or outside makes for installation or removal of fans or radiator easy. Below are 6 3.5" bays that are removable from behind the motherboard tray.
The case supports up to 12 2.5" drives in the racks and locations behind the motherboard tray. The motherboard tray supports M-ATX, ATX, E-ATX and SSI EEB motherboards. Also plenty of wiring options, with many places to tie the PSU cable.
Fans of Enthoo Primo
Phanteks includes 5 140 mm fans of which there are 10 possible locations. Equally important, if you choose 120 mm fans, the case will support up to 16. On the other hand water cooling is yet another option. The front supports a dual 120 mm radiator, the top supports quad 120 mm, or a triple 140 mm radiator.
Additionally, an optional rack in place of the HDD racks, allows for another dual 120 mm radiator on the side. Moreover, the back supports a single 120 mm, or a single 140 mm radiator. Identically the bottom mirrors the top and supports a quad 120 mm or a triple 140 mm.
Above all there is a reservoir mounting plate and support bar on the right side of the motherboard. Also on the floor in back is a pump bracket. Finally, for those that need it, space for 2 PSU's, a side mount and the other optional.
Also a parts box, which includes: a manual, velcro ties, ty-raps, foam pads, and parts tray with screws. Above all the various screws will fit everything for installation into the case. Finally, after power on, a cool looking blue LED line that runs along the front and top of the case.
Summary of Enthoo Primo
Phanteks uses some great ideas, and puts them together in this well designed case. In reality, keeping the case cool is easy, you can install 15 120 mm fans or 10 140 mm fans. Although the case supports a lot of fans, the noise level is surprisingly low.
Then again, it has definitely stood the test of time, and for many more years to come. Lastly, the Enthoo Primo has everything you need, and is affordable, a great case at a low price.
Equally, some of these amazing full tower cases can stand the test of time. In the same way, a builder can showcase each case to their own imagination. Comparatively, the cases range in price, but I think you get what you pay for.
There is a case for each of your designs from low price to high performance cases. I prefer full tower cases to smaller cases because you have room and don't have to worry about upgrades. There are many cases on the market, but these are the ones I like.
One last thing, let me know which one you like, or on the other hand don't like. I thank you for reading Best Full Tower Cases 2020.