We usually start with a new computer build when choosing the best PC case. It contains all your components, but it'll also be what you and others see first, so you need one that looks amazing. Full-tower PC cases give more breathing room for oversized components and offer improved airflow, too. We've rounded up some of the best-looking full-tower cases right here.
The Corsair Obsidian 1000D is ridiculous, with a hefty price tag. You can install two PC builds inside it with up to four 480mm radiators and still have room to spare. If you want the ultimate chassis for PC building, this is about as good as you can find.
The Fractal Design Meshify C is a gorgeous case with high levels of customization. It's not too pricey, but this monstrous case offers impressive features. A tempered-glass panel, water-cooling support, mesh front panel, and plenty of space make it a dream for custom and modded rigs.
The Thermaltake Core X71 isn't cheap, but it's well worth it. The front panel provides plenty of airflow, a tempered-glass side panel showcases everything inside, and there's a dedicated location underneath for a full radiator.
Be quiet! made a great case with the Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 and improved on a few things with this second revision. This case almost has it all. Excellent fully modular chassis build quality with loads of space, whisper-quiet performance, and a tempered-glass window.
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If you want a unique case but don't fancy having all your components out in the open, Thermaltake has its Tower 900. It can house two custom water-cooling loops and tempered glass on the front and sides of the cube chassis for clear views of everything running within.
Have a tighter budget but still need a full-tower case? Phanteks has the Enthoo Pro with or without a side panel listed at affordable prices. With support for multiple radiator styles, a removable SSD bracket, and an HDD enclosure, it's a great way of saving some cash.
Choosing the best full-tower PC case
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You don't always need a full-tower case for your PC build, but whether you need the space for all your components, want to customize your rig, or just like the design, there's a case for you. A full-tower will be more expensive than, say, a mid-tower, but it's worth it for that modding power, and they stand among some of the best PC cases available.
Numerous full-tower PC cases are available, with many rocking cool designs and features. If we were to recommend one, it would be the Corsair 1000D due to the sheer scale of customization. Not only does it look great, but the high levels of functionality make it well worth the price, so long as your budget can stretch to cover it.
If you can part with additional funds, the Thermaltake Core X71 is a beauty of a case that can easily contain a killer water-cooling setup. With ample cooling capacity, you can install high-end hardware without issue. If you have water cooling in mind, we have a comprehensive guide on what to look for in a PC case for water cooling.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.