A full computer tower case is the largest standard size you can get for a home computer.
It’s pretty tall and can fit an ATX motherboard, has plenty of space for graphics cards, optical drives, hard drives and still space to allow air to flow over all those components and keep them cool.
Although primarily thought of as the realm of gamers, these cases are good to look at and like the beautiful cases that Apple computers boast, can actually be brought out in the daylight without embarrassment.
Here’s three that I really like, for different reasons.
Cooler Master Full-size Computer Tower Case
Appealing to gamers, it features that “gamer” look. The big, red fan visible through the front mesh.
There’s a big fan positioned right over the graphics card slots.
A power button on the top, front edge (which), along with other buttons on that same panel, and a screen on the front.
Overall fine if you like something flashy.
Silverstone Full-size Computer Tower Case (Silver)
The color of this is important, and the main reason I picked it. This may seem a little silly, but Apple were the first ones to say, “Why do all computers have to be gray?” And damn right.
This case offers a minimalist design, with an easy-to-open side panel.
The airflow would not be sufficient for a gaming computer, but that’s not it’s primary role (although it does have a 120mm fan included).
It looks good. And it’s not black.
Lian-Li Black Aluminum Full Tower Chassis
Reminds me of the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
But it’s just that simplicity that appeals to me. There is ample space inside and it is remarkably easy to get to all the components inside.
Considering it’s price, this case will not likely be replaced quickly. Continuous upgrades are likely, and that deep satisfaction from getting something that has been masterfully created can’t be beat.