If you are building a gaming PC, buying a good case is extremely essential, as well as confusing.
Especially when you realize that there are cases available in a lot of different sizes. In this roundup, we are specifically looking at the best full tower case for the enthusiasts out there.
Best Full Tower PC Cases 2019 Roundup Review
OK, So now let's start this roundup without any further delay.
Cooler Master Cosmos C700P
Best Full Tower PC Case 2019
There is no denying that Cooler Master’s Cosmos lineup of cases was one of the revered lineup of cases until they decided to move towards some other option.
However, the company is back with the Cosmos lineup, and they have released the Cosmos C700P; a towering giant that gives you so many options, you will get tired counting.
The Cosmos C700P offers a full modular design, which basically means that you can assemble one PC in several different configuration. Whether you are going for vertical, or standard installation.
There are a lot of possibilities that will make things easier for you, especially if you are into modding. Additionally, if you are looking to add more accessories to this case, you can actually buy them from Cooler Master’s website.
Additionally, the casing comes with large flex mount rails that are great for mounting additional drives, as well as water cooling hardware, so you can have the best possible experience with the case.
If you are planning to fill the case with hardware, then do not worry as literally any size of motherboard will fit in just fine.
The case also has room for dual 3x140mm radiators, and that is ample support. You also get support for the latest 10GB/s USB 3.1 motherboard header, and as you would expect, the build quality is excellent, and by far the best I have seen in a Cooler Master case.
Honestly, a case of this stature and price, you would be hard pressed to find any issues with the case, but there are a few. For starters, if you go for the stock configuration, you would only be able to have three internal drives.
Additionally, Cooler Master explicitly markets that this case does support EATX; however, there is evident clearance issues when using certain EATX motherboards, so that is another important thing that one must keep in mind.
All in all, the Cooler Master Cosmos C700P is a wonderful case, that is slightly held back by some design challenges that should not come in the way.
- Excellent build quality.
- Great for building pretty much any system.
- Modular design.
- Great for both water cooling and air cooling.
- In stock configuration, you will only be able to three internal drives.
- Not all EATX motherboards will fit without creating some sort of obstacle.
Corsair Obsidian 1000D
Best High-End Full Tower Case 2019
I was really excited when Corsair revamped the Obsidian series and brought the series into 2018.
Especially when you consider the fact that the Obsidian series is the highest end lineup Corsair has to offer; and offers some of the best design element.
Obsidian cases are both form as well as function, so if it is the best of both world you are looking for, you will get it with the Obsidian 1000D.
Moving on, the thing that you need to know about this case is that it is absolutely massive.
How big, you may ask? Well, it is big enough to 2 fully functioning systems, and you would still need to fill up more space should you wish to go for that.
The thing there is that, the case is built for people who want to build 2 computers, but they do not want to have the inconvenience of buying another case.
As far as the customization options are concerned, Corsair has done right for those who are looking to ensure they have a lot of options. You get removable fan mounts for easier access, and trust me, there are a lot of fans you can install in this case.
Now coming to the build part; honestly, you would think that building in this case is a lot easier than some of the smaller cases, and while I agree with that.
The one thing that you absolutely need to be sure of is that if you are not planning an overkill, water cooled build, or a dual system build into this case, then do not buy it because even with the biggest EATX motherboard and a lot of fans and drives, this case will look empty.
As far as the thermals are concerned, the case has no issues pushing or pulling out air thanks to the sheer size; however, be prepared to buy a lot of fans if you want to have a proper air pressure because without that, you will be left with a massive room with not a lot of air, and that is never a good idea.
The Corsair Obsidian 1000D is not the case you would buy for the sake of it unless you have a lot to fill the case with.
- Excellent build quality.
- Lots of customization.
- Easy to build in.
- Looks absolutely stunning.
- Can host two fully functional, powerful computers.
- Can easily be an overkill in most of the situations.
Best Full Tower Case With Open Air Design
ThermalTake is one of the few companies that kind of lost their touch with some of their older products. However, the good news is that they are slowly recovering, and bringing in better and better products for people who are in look of them.
The company did bounce back from its downfall, and we are glad to see that.
With that out of the way, the thing about P5 is that this is an open air chassis which is meant to be mounted on the walls.
I know the design idea might seem a bit outlandish, but the good news is that if you are looking to build a PC for the sake of performance, you are going to love this keyboard.
You get a convenient I/O panel that has four USB ports, and while I am sad to see that a front panel USB Type C is missing, it is still convenient.
The case itself is a full tower but is capable of holding a lot of hardware, but do keep in mind that the mounting positions are limited at best.
The case, or should I say the lack thereof is built for water cooling enthusiasts, so I would say that using this for anything else than an open loop liquid cooled build would be a waste of money.
With that out of the way, there are some downsides to the otherwise amazing ThermalTake P5.
If you are looking to install AIOs, the support is limited at best, and considering the fact that this case is an open air design, you will have to be ready for factors such as dust, as well as EMC.
Not to mention, there will be no sound insulation.
Overall, I would say that aside from some minor concerns over dust management, and EMC, the ThermalTake P5 is a wonderful case that will serve well to anyone who is looking to build a great gaming PC in a good budget.
Sure, you might find it a bit hard to maintain, but the good news is that if you are a water cooling enthusiast, you will feel right at home with this case.
- Excellent, and unique looks.
- Great for liquid cooling.
- Can be mounted on the wall.
- Can hold pretty much every component you think of.
- Limited support for AIOs.
- Open air design gives a lot of challenges regarding dust, noise isolation, and EMC.
NZXT Phantom 530
Best Midrange Full Tower Case 2019
For the longest time, NZXT has been one of the best manufacturers for the cases that they have been releasing. I really love their H series, but today, we are looking at something different.
The NZXT Phantom series is mainly their higher end lineup of cases, consisting mainly of some of the best full towers.
For this review, we look at the NZXT Phantom 530; a budget oriented full tower designed for gamers who want a lot of flexibility in terms of hardware installation, and additionally, a fairly aggressive design that pleases the gamer in most of us.
Now you need to understand that the case is somewhat older as compared to what you might have noticed, but the good news is that it does offer an impressive range of features that are trickled down from some of the higher end cases from NZXT.
That is certainly a good thing because you will not have to shed a lot of money on this.
Additionally, I would also like to tell you that there is plenty of room for hardware, and even if you do not want to go towards the traditional cooling system, then in that case, you can do some really great cooling.
The good news here is that the overall cooling potential of this case is phenomenal, and should serve both air cooling and water cooling enthusiasts alike.
While the Phantom 530 is easily one of my favourite cases available in the market, it does have some issues that I would address.
For starters, most of the exterior is plastic, and while I do not mind plastic, it can look a bit out of place. Additionally, the case only ships with 2 fans, so if you are considering to have an air cooled system, you are going to need more fans.
Overall, the NZXT Phantom 530 is a great full tower that gets the job done for almost all the aspects, and does not create any issues. Whatever you are thinking of building, I can assure you that it will fit right in with the case.
- Excellent cooling performance.
- Angular looks are sick.
- Great potential for all hardware.
- Good build quality from the interior.
- The plastic panels on the outside are finicky at best.
- Only two fans out of the box.
Phanteks Enthoo Pro
Best Budget Full Tower Case 2019
If I were to name one of my favourite case manufacturing companies, I would have to name Phanteks as one of the top case manufacturers, and for all the right reasons.
They have been making some amazing cases for some time now, and they are always ready to serve the gamers with the best possible options.
Today, we look at the Phanteks Enthoo Pro; a full tower from Phanteks that also happens to be one of my favourite cases in the market at the moment. Now if you have used a Phanteks case before, you will know that their build quality is top notch.
The same is the case with the Phanteks Enthoo Pro as it delivers one of the best build qualities; the chassis is almost made out of all metal, meaning that you will not have to worry about plastic bits coming into your way, and ruining the overall cohesion element of the build.
Considering how it is a full tower, and not a mid-tower, there is enough expansion available for literally any hardware size.
You can build a beast of a PC in this case; and it is entirely up to you whether you want a water cooler PC, or an air cooled PC, because the case is optimized for both.
I love how Phanetks is so considerate and adds a small accessory box in which all the screws are neatly placed in their respective compartments.
I know this is not something to write home about for many people, but it is a nice touch to see manufacturers further refining the overall unboxing and building experience.
Overall, I do love the Phanteks Enthoo Pro; in my opinion, it is one of the best looking cases available in the market. However, I do have some concerns that I would like to discuss.
In a market where cases with tempered glasses are selling like hotcakes, it is kind odd to see the Enthoo Pro trying to make a mark for itself.
If tempered glass is a feature that does not concern you at all, then I would suggest you go for the Phanteks Enthoo Pro, because it happens to be one of the best, if not the best cases available in the market.
- Signature Phanteks build quality.
- Great value for money.
- A joy to build in.
- Great for all sorts of builds.
- No tempered glass.
Benefits of Buying a Full Tower Case in 2019
I remember a few weeks ago, I was building my PC, and instead of going with a mid-tower, which would have made more sense to some people, I went with a full tower case.
Criticism aside, I actually did not really understand the purpose myself, but after using the case for over a week, I can say that I made the right decision.
Over time, I grew a fondness towards my decision, and one of the reasons why a full tower looks so good is because it complements the overall size and stature of my Asus PG348Q gaming monitor; which is a monster in its own right.
As far as the benefits of a full tower are concerned, you can check them out below for a better understanding of why I am suggesting you a full tower instead of mid-tower case.
Full Tower Cases Look Stunning
If you are the type of person who would like a case for its sheer size, then I would definitely suggest you to go with a full tower case.
The reason is rather simple to understand; these cases look absolutely stunning; not just with completed builds but even without them.
I currently own a ThermalTake View 71 TG, and I have to say, whether you have built a system inside of it, or not, it looks stunning.
Incredibly Amount of Customization
Okay, I know that you can customize mid tower cases as well, but the thing with those is that sooner or later, you end up hitting a road block, and from that moment, you run out of options to customize.
However, this rule does not apply to full towers or super towers, all thanks to their stature.
You can either go ahead and mod the case, or just put in your favorite figurines in the case that match the overall theme, and color scheme of your build quality.
Great for Cable Management
Okay, this is more of a subjective statement, but as someone who has owned both mid-towers, and full towers. I can wholeheartedly attest to the fact that full towers are always better for cable management as compared to the mid-tower.
Sure, it varies from person to person; but the thing about buying a full tower just for the sake of cable management is that they usually have so much space at the back; literally anyone can manage those cables without any issue whatsoever.
Another benefit is that if you have one of those cases that have tempered glass panels on both sides as well, you can polish your cable management skills, and turn the back of your PC into a showpiece.
Sure, it will take a fair bit of patience, but you will be skilled in no time.
This is something that many people overlook entirely; the situation with a full tower case as compared to a mid-tower case is that full towers are great when it comes to thermals.
The reason behind that is rather simple, there is so much room for fresh air to come in, and hot air to go out, that you really do not have to worry.
However, since the full towers are on the bigger side, you are going to need faster, more powerful fans so they can push the air in.
Great for Water Cooling as Well as Air Cooling
Does not matter if you are planning on air cool your system or water cool it, the good news is that full towers are great for both purposes.
I know it might sound like a fantasy, but if you do not want to go for open or closed loop liquid cooling, you can always opt for air cooling.
However, if you are going for air cooling, I would suggest you opt for fans that are higher in RPM, because the faster they rotate inside a case, the more air they can push, as well as pull.
Can Fit Literally Anything
There is a very famous saying in PC market that goes “there is no such thing as future proofing”, and while I used to agree with that saying. The thing is that when it comes to cases; literally everything is about future proofing.
Sure, you might be comfortable with a mid-tower mainly because of the compactness, but the thing here is that a mid-tower might not be able to fit components that are larger than usual.
Therefore, if it is future proofing you are after, nothing will beat a full tower.
Despite being notorious for their sheer size, there is no denying that full tower cases are still as popular as they used to be in the older days. Why else would manufacturers bring them out into the market.
The good news is that if you are looking for a full tower case, you will definitely have a lot of expandability, or future proofing if you want to be more dramatic.
Now if I am to pick my top pick for the best full tower case that is available in the market, I would say that the Corsair Obsidian 1000D is the best full tower case available in the market.
Simply because of the sheer size, and not just that, you can build 2 fully powered, and functional gaming PCs into one giant case.
Additionally, the case is an absolute, monolithic beauty, and I can assure you that you will have a great experience building in the case.
Just don’t limit the case to AIO builds or just water cooling because that would be an insult to the case.
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