For the ultimate gaming machine, the full turret ATX case has become the weapon of choice, but obviously not because of its portability or value. Rather, gamers with high-end systems simply fall back on the ATX full tower form factor so that they can comfortably fit all of their extreme hardware. With the flagship GeForce and Radeon graphics cards, which are now over 23 cm long, typical medium-sized cases are no longer sufficient.
In addition, the cooling has grown significantly in size and now takes up a fair amount of space, whether it's an air cooler or a more complex water-cooled system. Then we have these 800W-Plus power supplies, which are also much longer and again require more space. To do this, add the necessary wiring that must be stowed inside for cleanliness and optimal function.
Fortunately, there are a multitude of options available to gamers when it comes to choosing a full turret ATX case. However, as we have found, it pays to choose wisely. Not that long ago we looked at the NZXT Khaos, a new ATX case with a full turret made entirely of aluminum. Unfortunately, the case itself was far from perfect and with the price tag of $ 400 we were pretty speechless (linguistically).
Another company that pushed the ATX format for the entire tower pretty strongly was Thermaltake. The latest creation, the Spedo, isn't a bad example. Given the features on offer, it's priced at $ 170. There's also the Antec Twelve Hundred, which costs a little more at $ 180 and offers a similar level of functionality.
Silverstone also has the Kublai KL03B for $ 170 and the more popular TJ series for nearly $ 300. Even Zalman has a full tower ATX case in this price range, the Professional GS-1000-TT Titanium. Lian-Li also has an extensive, yet expensive range of full-tower ATX cases starting at $ 210, with most costing well over $ 300. We reviewed their flagship Tyr PC-X2000 not long ago but expect to pay a whopping $ 590 for this beauty.
Then we finally have Cooler Master, which has one of the most comprehensive full-tower ATX case series available today. The Cosmos and Stacker series of cases were hugely popular with gamers, despite being priced at over $ 200. However, there is now a new Cooler Master Full Tower ATX case that is a little cheaper. At just $ 160, the Cooler Master HAF 932 could be said to be an entry-level full tower ATX case, but when you look at the specs, it gets tough to agree with that statement – in a good way and way.