Best Overall

CaseLabs MAGNUM SMA8

CaseLabs MAGNUM SMA8

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The CaseLabs MAGNUM SMA8 is no cheap PC case, but there's a very good reason for that. At $679, this full-tower ATX case is specifically designed for system builders and those who enjoy adding personal touches to their PC. This case, in fact, is so large that you could throw in up to three reservoirs, multiple radiators, and even two PSUs. The sheer number of configurations this case supports is quite frankly ridiculous.

Bottom line: It's super-expensive but is by far one of the best full-tower cases you can pick up today.

One more thing: Due to the size and what can be installed, this case is heavy and can become quite cumbersome to move.

Why the MAGNUM SMA8 is the best full-tower case

The MAGNUM SMA8 by CaseLabs is a huge case. It's simply staggering just how big it is. How big? Well, up to multiple water-cooling reservoirs, two 360mm radiators big. The radiators are also in their own compartment, shared by the PSU, keeping things separated and allowing heat to be dissipated more efficiently. This giant of a case is not mobile and should not be used for a PC that is to be moved more than a few times a year.

It may be a negative for those who are able to look past the $679 price tag, but where the case really shines is the level of customization that is on offer. The SMA8 can essentially be taken apart without a screwdriver, which is great for those who wish to add a coat of paint or make some personal alterations to the outer panels. The same goes for the motherboard tray, which is also removable and makes for easier component installation.

In fact, with this case, you could install up to 40 SSDs (using optional extra mounts). Want to mount a bunch of fans on the front? That's absolutely possible. Need two PSUs? This case has you covered. There are a few strong contenders out there for modders, but the SMA8 is a fantastic case for those with the available budget who wish to create flawless PC builds.

Best Design

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe

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You may be aware of affordable Phanteks cases, but did you know the company also has more premium options available? Take the Enthoo Luxe, which sports ambient lighting, dust filters, tempered glass window, and support for RGB motherboards. For $179.99, it's by no means cheap, but for the price, you're receiving a full-tower that not only looks great but has ample space inside for installing a powerful PC setup with water-cooling.

There are many solid-looking cases out there, but the Enthoo Luxe takes our number one spot thanks to Phanteks' use of tempered glass, subtle lighting effects, and aluminum exterior.

Bottom line: The Enthoo Luxe is a good all-rounder for those who value ambient lighting and stylish glass windows.

One more thing: The LEDs can be controlled, featuring up to 10 colors!

Best LAN

Cooler Master Trooper

Cooler Master Trooper

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This full-tower by Cooler Master is a great companion for any gamer who frequents LAN events. Not only does it sport a handle, but it comes with a hidden storage compartment for keeping tools and other accessories stored away. There are also dust filters that can be easily removed, which is ideal for areas where multiple people are sat for countless hours digesting food. And for future proofing, the case can hold up to fourteen hard drives, just in case you happen to run out of space.

Multiple GPUs in CrossFire and SLI configurations are supported, and a rather convenient external 2.5-inch HDD dock on the front is handy for loading up games from various SSDs. This case will set you back $158.37.

Bottom line: If you need a case that can be transported easily and has ample room for expansion, the Trooper is a great option.

One more thing: The front I/O has numerous connectivity ports, including USB, eSATA, audio, and controls for fan speed.

Best Custom

Thermaltake Core P5

Tt Core P5

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Thermaltake is the company behind the awesome Core series of full ATX cases. The P5 is the larger sibling of the P3 that allows for full water-cooling solutions to be installed with ease. What makes this case interesting is how all components are on show and the lack of top, front and rear panels. While this can prove troublesome when it comes to dust and keeping components cool with a lack of airflow, the wow factor and build quality may outweigh the negatives for some. Pricing starts from around $126.

Bottom line: Stunning design meets an open build and support for an array of customizations.

One more thing: While there are included GPU bracket and extension cable, the latter is an incredibly sensitive part that can break easily, so be careful!

Best Budget

NZXT Phantom 530

NZXT Phantom 530

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The Phantom 530 by NZXT is one of the company's mid-range offering. Priced at $116, this case sports fully modular hard drive bays, integrated fan controller, water-cooling support with radiators of up to 360mm, and enough room to house ATX motherboards with an SLI or CrossFire setup. If you're looking for a rather inexpensive case that is of high quality, you'll struggle to find one better than the 530.

Bottom line: Rather affordable but high-quality case with a solid set of features for system builders.

One more thing: Has great airflow to keep internal components cool.

Best Overall

CaseLabs MAGNUM SMA8

CaseLabs MAGNUM SMA8

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The CaseLabs MAGNUM SMA8 is no cheap PC case, but there's a very good reason for that. At $679, this full-tower ATX case is specifically designed for system builders and those who enjoy adding personal touches to their PC. This case, in fact, is so large that you could throw in up to three reservoirs, multiple radiators, and even two PSUs. The sheer number of configurations this case supports is quite frankly ridiculous.

Bottom line: It's super-expensive but is by far one of the best full-tower cases you can pick up today.

One more thing: Due to the size and what can be installed, this case is heavy and can become quite cumbersome to move.