The best full-tower case in 2020

The best full-tower cases are a little extreme for most standard PC builds. But if you’re planning your dream PC build, one of these will give you ample space for an EATX motherboard, the biggest and best graphics cards, a ridiculous amount of drives, and a custom liquid cooling set-up.

These full-tower cases aren’t small or subtle, but if you have the components—and the cash⁠—they can make a flashy statement for a themed PC build. And, if you’re already thinking about splashing the money on an extreme gaming PC build, one of the best full tower cases will ensure your rig looks as fine as it runs.

Of course, the overall best PC case is mostly going to come down to personal taste. And while a full-tower case can hold so much more, they do come at a cost, so we wouldn’t recommend one for a normal build. If you’re looking to keep your costs down—or working on a budget PC build—one of the best mid-tower cases might be more to your wallet’s taste.

We’ve listed our favorite full towers below, along with an overview of why we think they might be a good option. Alternatively, if you want to look at the other end of the scale, we also have a guide to the best mini-ITX cases, for those small form-factor builds. And, if all this custom build nonsense seems a bit daunting, you can check out our guide to the best gaming PCs, so you don’t have to get your hands dirty.

1. Corsair 1000D

The biggest and baddest of them all.

Form Factor: Super tower | Motherboard Support: ATX, Extended ATX, Mini-ITX, SSI EEB, microATX | Dimensions: 27.4 x 12.1 x 27.3 inches | Weight: 29.5kg | Radiator Support: 120mm; 140mm; 240mm; 280mm; 360mm; 420mm; 480mm | I/O Ports: 1x Audio/Mic, 4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 3.1 Type-C | Drive Bays: 6x 2.5-inch, 5x 3.5-inch

Supports just about any crazy build

Can house an E-ATX and Mini-ITX build at the same time

Supports dual 480mm front radiators

There are big cases; then, there are big cases. Actually, to describe this case as big would still be an understatement. The Corsair 1000D is bigger than what many would define as a full tower. It’s so gargantuan, Corsair calls it a super tower. It’s a behemoth of a PC case, ready to house the biggest and baddest systems. Standing tall at a staggering 27.3″, this super tower features enough space to house 18 fans, and up to four massive radiators simultaneously.

In addition to the insane cooling support, the 1000D features a unique triple-chamber design with convenient french-door-styled storage compartments and telescoping radiator trays for easy installation. It’s a case that is so massive; it can house both an entire E-ATX build and a mini-ITX build at the same time.

Because it is 2020, of course, there is also an RGB-lit front panel I/O with built-in smart lighting and fan control courtesy of Corsair’s Commander Pro controller. The Obsidian 900D has long been a top choice for massive, over-the-top builds, and it only fitting that the 1000D would come along to knock it off its throne.

2. Cooler Master Cosmos C700P

Form Factor: Full tower | Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX (Support 12″ x 11″) | Dimensions: 639 x 306 x 651mm | Weight: 22.2 kg | Radiator Support: 120mm; 140mm; 240mm; 280mm | I/O Ports: 1x Audio/Mic, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 4x USB 3.0 | Drive Bays: 2x 2.5-inch 2, 8x 3.5-inch

Integrated RGB lighting system

Adjustable motherboard layout

The C700P, like the original Cosmos, is one of Cooler Master’s largest enclosures and comes with an equally hefty price tag. The premium case maintains the same handlebar design of the original but adds a few modern touches that make it one of the most beautiful cases we’ve seen.

A pair of understated RGB light bars system in the top and bottom of the case illuminates the exterior in a tasteful manner that doesn’t distract from the overall aesthetic of the build. Another upgrade from the original is a new curved tempered glass panel that allows you to showcase a gorgeous interior.

As expected from a premium case, the new Cooler Master Cosmos features support for the most high-end components, including E-ATX motherboards, multiple oversized graphics cards, and radiators up to 420mm in length. The only minor problem we found with the size and capabilities is the potential issues you might have routing accessory and power cables with specific motherboard tray configurations. It’d be great to see Cooler Master include some extensions for this.

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