The 7 Best Wall Mount PC Cases of 2020

Kaelum Ross

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May 25, 2020

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Putting a desktop PC on a desk is boring!

Wall-mounting your computer has become a popular option in the past few years.

Though completing the DIY approach is hard and not for the novice.

Luckily, there is a small amount of dedicated wall-mountable PC cases available and we’ve broken them down in this wall mount case feature.

This is a small amount though, with very limited options that we’d recommend.

So if you’re not keen on our top picks or they’re sold out, we’ve included some other options that could achieve wall mounting with PC mounters or shelves instead.

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How to Wall Mount your PC

Before we get into the top picks, there are 3 main options you have when buying a wall-mounted PC case:

  1. Cases designed to be wall mountable (i.e. the Thermaltake picks below).
    • These are towers that are compatible with high-quality TV brackets which will give you the best sturdiness, presentation, and ease of setup.
  2. Slim/small cases that can fit into a computer case mounter (we’ve detailed some smaller towers below that would work).
  3. If you want a larger case that isn’t option 1, your best bet is to buy/install heavy-duty shelf brackets.
    • We’d recommend you purchase the wood/metal plank for the brackets from a local DIY store.

Now, let’s get to it!

Best Wall Mount Case: Thermaltake Core P3

Usually in our best-of features, there’s a lot of deliberation for the top picks.

But if you want a PC case with wall mounting utility built-in, the Thermaltake Core P cases are easily the only ones we would recommend.

Don’t fret though, they may be the only good option. But boy, are they also a fantastic one.

The Core P3 stands as the best mid-range choice of the series.

With an absolutely gorgeous design, this wall mount tower is covered with a thick, high-quality tempered glass panel over the top of your hardware.

It’s suitable for vertical, horizontal, and of course, wall mount orientations (with removable legs).

Including a built-in bracket attachment on the back to work alongside a sturdy TV wall-mounter.

The P3 is an ATX case/mid-tower with plenty of room for a powerful gaming computer, with:

  • 8 expansion slots
  • Vertical GPU install options
  • VGA cards of up to 450mm (if radiator/reservoir removed)
  • Hidden 2 x 2.5″ or 3.5″ + accessible 2 x 2.5″ or 3.5 storage bays

You’ll be well placed to create a powerful multi-graphics card PC should you want to.

As far as cooling goes, the case accommodates up to 3 x 140mm fans or a 420mm radiator.

This may seem low for a mid-tower, but bear in mind it’s an open-air case with plenty of breathing room for ventilation, very capable of overclocking multiple GPUs.

You can take the cooling and space requirements one step further with the case’s high modularity/customization.

This means that a majority of the case’s parts (mounting facilities/drive bays, etc.) are removable.

This isn’t just great for an easier build process, but it improves ventilation, noise-reduction, and style.

Simply put, the Core P3 is a product of one of the biggest case manufacturers at the top of their game.

If you’re looking for the best wall-mountable PC case for both a beautiful and powerful build, you’ve found it.

Best High-End Option: Thermaltake Core P7

Doubling up also as the best EATX case for wall mounting, the P7 is the top choice if you’re looking for the most powerful gaming PC possible.

While we think that the P3 will comfortably handle most gamers’ needs, the features on the P7 are mouth-watering.

Let’s start with the incredible space and what it can offer you:

  1. E-ATX motherboard support 
    1. Alongside its 8 expansion slots, will allow you to install up to 4 GPUs
    2. Those graphics cards can be up to 570mm in length (reservoir removed)
  2. Installation of up to 6 x 3.5″ / 7 x 3.5″ drives (or a mix)

So now how are you going to cool all of that?

Well…

As much as this case excels in space and design, it’s cooling is on an even higher level:

  • Up to 12 x 120mm / 9 x 140mm fans
  • Up to 3 x 480mm radiators for liquid cooling

Alongside its fantastic ventilation and modularity options, the P7 is one of the best cases for water cooling/air cooling around.

We’d even go as far to say as it’s one of the best cases for overlocking a gaming PC.

The wall-mounting capability and design are the cherries on top.

With the two side-compartments for the additional fans/radiators and the thick tempered-glass presentation similar to the P3, this is one of the best-looking cases available and would make a great base for an RGB build.

If you want a larger case than the P3, or are willing to fork out a little more for the P7, you are in for such a treat.

Best Mini-ITX Case: Thermaltake Core P1

Our final P-series/built-in wall mount pick is the Core P1.

This is the case ideal for someone looking for a tiny PC build, with:

  • 5 expansion slots/GPU lengths of up to 380mm (including vertical install options)
  • 2 x 120mm fan or 1 x 240mm radiator support
  • 1 x 2.5″/3.5″ inner and 2 x 2.5″ outer storage install options

The hardware support on this case is of course lower than the above picks, but that’s a given with a Mini-ITX PC.

You’ll be building a single-GPU PC in this form factor and the above specs + the open-air ventilation can easily handle this.

The case boasts the same great design, modularity, and high-quality tempered glass top cover as the P3/P7.

And of course, it still includes the wall-mounting options to attach to a bracket (due to its size, you’d get away with a smaller/lighter-weight bracket too if you prefer).

If you’re looking for a more portable PC case or simply don’t need the features that the top picks have and wanted something a tad cheaper, the Core P1 is perfect.

Best Budget Choice: Electric Magic Open Benchtable

The first pick on our list that doesn’t have dedicated wall-mount features.

Available in anything from mITX to EATX, your best option will be to install heavy duty shelving.

We would recommend the other cases (particularly the Core P series) in the article over this pick.

But if you’re looking for a cheap wall mount case and are ready to get your hands dirty, this may be a good option for you.

You’re still getting a slick open-air case presentation with a tempered glass top/decent ventilation.

This is a DIY case. With very little in the way of features outside of a single drive slot, motherboard mounters, and a basic front I/O panel.

This means that your cooling will solely be the open-air ventilation and whatever CPU/GPU coolers you have (though for a budget gaming build with a single GPU, this will be fine).

Reading this, you’ll see why we want you to stick with the Thermaltake Core options.

But if your budget is tight, your DIY/shelving skills good and you aren’t building something too intensive, then you could still make a great wall mount gaming PC.

Best Slim PC Case: Thermaltake Core G3

If you don’t like the exposed tempered glass PC case options and want something a little more traditional, this is for you.

Previously featured on What in Tech, the G3 is a great all-round ATX computer case with lots of features for a very decent price.

It isn’t a standalone wall-mountable PC case but is slim enough that it can work alongside an independent computer mounter (or a sturdy shelf if preferred).

The Core G3 is made with SECC steel, looking (and feeling) very sturdy.

Given its one of the slimmest ATX cases, you have limited room relative to other choices in this form factor. But still enough for:

  1. 2 x 2.5″ / 3.5″ hidden storage bays
  2. Up to 3 x 120mm fans (or replace 2 at the front with a 240mm radiator)
  3. VGA length support of up to 310mm (with front fans installed)

This is a build for single GPUs only (with a great looking vertical install option included).

Check out the other ATX/EATX picks on this list for an SLI/Crossfire PC.

That being said, for a single graphics card PC, the available cooling is more than enough.

The build is also very well ventilated to ensure your parts have a decent breathing room in its slim form factor.

The G3 is also (rather uniquely) a reverse tower.

This means its a PC case with a window on the right side.

This would be great if you want to wall-mount it to the right of your desk (so that front I/O panel is still available easily to you).

The Core G3 ticks a lot of boxes as long as you can fit the hardware you want in it.

Affordable, compact, and stylish. If this case fits your specifications, then we highly recommend it.

Smallest PC Case: Fractal Design Node 202

If you didn’t want any of the Thermaltake choices, we wanted to include the smallest case for wall mounting that we’d recommend.

Previously featured on our site, the Node 202 is an incredibly low volume tower that excels as an HTPC case or for a lightweight gaming computer.

No in-built wall mounting options but due to its small size, it’s going to look great with either a PC mounter or on a shelf.

It also doubles as an incredible portable computer case (should you need something for LAN parties / a VR demo build, etc).

This Mini-ITX offering is a console-sized PC case with the excellent build quality, the design looks fantastic for those who enjoy a minimal style.

Despite the very tight dimensions, you can still achieve a gaming build with:

  1. Vertical/riser GPU install options up to 310mm in length
  2. 2 x 2.5″ SSDs (you can go with M.2 storage if you need more)
  3. 2 x 120mm fans

The fan availability and room for ventilation are of course low.

But as always with Fractal, the case is designed to maximize the small volume it has.

With separate chambers for the motherboard and GPU (the 2 fan slots being located in the graphics card section), you’ll still have adequate cooling for a single-GPU gaming setup.

If you’re building this you’ll need to pay attention to the dimensions of your parts and their compatibility.

But if you want the smallest computer case that suits wall-mounting, this is a great option from a fantastic manufacturer.

Honorable Mention: darkFlash Phantom

We’ve raved about the Thermaltake P series and would push you towards these cases for the best wall mounted computer.

But if you were looking at a shelf build, weren’t a fan of the open-air case design, and needed something large, we’re rounding off our list with a great option from darkFlash.

You may not have heard of this manufacturer, but they’ve made plenty of other decent cases (some of which we’ve featured here and here).

This one stands out with its beautiful 3-way thick tempered glass covers, covering all the sides that would be well-visible on a shelved PC.

The case has a lot of great utility for a powerful gaming build, you could build a 2-way or 3-way VGA build (with cards up to 359mm).

The Phantom has great options to cool all of this too, with:

  1. Up to 11 x 120mm fans
  2. Or up to 1 x 280mm, 1 x 240 & 1 x 140mm radiators

For an ATX form factor, this fan allowance (alongside the good internal layout) makes it one of the best PC cases for air cooling available.

Not only that, but the version we’re reviewing comes with 6 RGB LED fans pre-installed.

This makes the case an incredibly high-value offering for RGB builds (if you think the pictures look good, RGB setups always look better in person).

Make no mistake, while we have talked a lot about the Thermaltake P1/3/7, we’ve included this for a reason.

If you’re looking for more of a traditional case and don’t mind it being on-shelf, the Phantom is an incredibly cheap case for the quality, style, and features you’re getting.

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