The 4 Best Wall-Mount PC Cases in 2022

Written by Azzief Khaliq
Last updated Apr 21, 2022

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A wall-mount PC case is one of the best ways to get a unique, eye-catching centerpiece for your gaming battlestation. These open-air designs don’t just look great; they also serve a practical purpose, freeing up floor or desk space and moving your rig away from surfaces where dust tends to gather.

And, of course, it makes it a lot easier to gaze lovingly at that killer rig you worked hard to build. It’s not a huge market, with only a handful of options available. But if you want a wall-mount case that’ll take your setup to a whole new level, our list has you covered.

Our Favorite Wall-Mount PC Cases

1. Thermaltake Core P3

Best Mid-Tower Wall-Mounted PC Case

Measurements (H x W x L)20.2 x 13.1 x 18.5 inches
Motherboard SupportATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
PSU SupportATX
Maximum GPU Length11 inches (with reservoir) / 17.7 inches (without reservoir)
Maximum CPU Cooler Height7.1 inches
Expansion SlotsEight
Fan Mounts3x 120/140 mm (motherboard tray)
Radiator SupportUp to 360/420 mm (motherboard tray)
Drive Mounts• 4x 2.5”/3.5” drives
I/O Ports• 2x USB 3.0
• 2x USB 2.0
• Audio In/Out

The Thermaltake Core P3 is an open-air case with a tempered glass front panel that you can use horizontally, vertically, or wall mount using the included VESA mounts. It’s not Thermaltake’s only mid-tower wall-mountable PC case, but we think its reasonable pricing and solid features make it the best wall-mount PC case for most users.

The Core P3 is a versatile case, giving you the option of both horizontal and vertical GPU mounting. Thermaltake claims a relatively limited 11-inch maximum GPU length with a reservoir and radiator, but you can get away with a longer GPU if you’re just running an AIO. That said, you likely don’t want to go up to Thermaltake’s claimed 17.7-inch maximum, mainly to avoid blocking the AIO.

The Core P3 accommodates horizontal and vertical GPU mounting, with an included riser cable for the latter. The Core P3 also supports a vertical power supply installation if you install a Mini-ITX motherboard, a nice touch that should add some visual flair and make up for the smaller size.

Thermaltake Core P3

Source: -Desh- on PCPartPicker

Thermaltake put some thought into its wall-mounted cases, which shows in its support for multiple VESA mounting patterns on the Core P3 (and other Core cases). The Core P3 has VESA 75×75, 100×100, and 200×200 mounting holes so that you can mount it with almost any hardware on the market.

Overall, the Thermaltake Core P3 is a great case that stands out for its layout and mounting versatility, great looks, and agreeable price. If you don’t need room for a huge motherboard for dual radiators, this is the wall-mount PC case to check out first. The Core P3 is also available in red and white.

The larger Core P5 will set you back roughly $50 more and offers two more drive mounts and support for more fans and larger radiators. We don’t think the extra money is worth it for most users, but the option’s there if you need those extras.

2. Cooler Master MasterFrame 700

Best Full-Tower Tempered Glass PC Case

Measurements (H x W x L)16.1 x 12.1 x 27.6 inches
Motherboard SupportSSI EEB, SSI CEB, XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
PSU Support2x ATX
Maximum GPU Length17.7 inches
Maximum CPU Cooler Height6.2 inches
Expansion SlotsEight
Fan Mounts• 3x 120 mm / 2x 140 mm (left panel)
• 3x 120 mm / 2x 140 mm (right panel)
Radiator Support• Up to 280/360 mm (left panel)
• Up to 280/360 mm (right panel)
• Up to 360/420 mm (top)
Drive Mounts• 4x 2.5”/3.5” drives
• 7x 2.5” drives
I/O Ports• 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
• 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
• Audio In/Out

The Cooler Master MasterFrame 700 is a wall-mountable open-air case with a unique “dual-wing” design, all behind an oversized tempered glass panel. The wing layout gives it excellent component compatibility, and it’ll fit almost any hardware you throw at it.

Most of your components attach to the central motherboard tray, which has room for two ATX PSUs and supports a wide range of motherboard form factors from the large (SSI EEB) to the small (Mini-ITX). If you want to wall-mount a dual-CPU workstation, this is one of the few cases that’ll let you do it.

The MasterFrame 700’s “wings” are perfect for mounting radiators, with room for up to 360 mm radiators each. The wings attach to the main motherboard tray with high-quality hinges, making them movable to suit your setup. So a hardline water-cooled build likely won’t fly here, and you’ll have to stick to soft tubes. There’s also a third 420 mm radiator mount on the motherboard tray, although it’s only accessible when using the MasterFrame 700 as a test bench.

Cooler Master MasterFrame 700

Source: Gmart84 on PCPartPicker

Flip the MasterFrame 700 onto its two support rails, and you get a high-end test bench complete with adjustable wings for fan or radiator mounting. It’s not likely something that most users will take advantage of, but it’s an interesting option to have nonetheless.

The Cooler Master MasterFrame 700 only has 100×100 VESA mount holes, which potentially limits the sort of rig you can build in the case. 100×100 is relatively limited in maximum weight, and Cooler Master itself recommends only wall-mounting builds less than 30.8 pounds.

That should be enough for a basic gaming build, but not much more. That said, builds like the one above almost definitely exceed that, so there’s likely some extra room to play with provided you use a solid, high-quality wall bracket.

Overall, the Cooler Master MasterFrame 700 is an eye-catching wall-mounted PC case perfect for large motherboards and multiple radiators. It’s pricey and relatively challenging to build in due to its unorthodox layout, but there aren’t many competitors that offer what it does.

3. Thermaltake Core P8

Best Full-Tower Wall-Mounted Case Runner-Up

Measurements (H x W x L)26 x 10.24 x 24.65 inches
Motherboard SupportE-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
PSU SupportATX
Maximum GPU Length11 inches (with reservoir) / 12.6 inches (without reservoir)
Maximum CPU Cooler Height7.1 inches
Expansion SlotsEight
Fan Mounts• 4x 120 mm / 3x 140 mm (front)
• 4x 120 mm / 3x 140 mm (top)
• 4x 120 mm / 3x 140 mm (tray)
• 4x 120 mm / 3x 140 mm (bottom)
• 2 x 120 mm (rear)
Radiator Support• Up to 480/420 mm (front)
• Up to 360/280 mm (top)
• Up to 480/420 mm (tray)
• Up to 240 mm (bottom)
Drive Mounts• 3x 3.5” / 6x 2.5” drives (HDD bracket)
• 1x 2.5” drive (pump bracket)
I/O Ports• 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
• 2x USB 3.0
• 2x USB 2.0
• Audio In/Out

Thermaltake’s Core P8 is a wall-mountable case for extreme setups, with room for multiple radiators and large motherboards It’s also unique among the other cases on our list for being a convertible case that you can use as an open-air or closed case, the latter of which opens up all of the Core P8’s cooling options.

You can run the Core P8 like Thermaltake’s other Core cases, with only the main side tempered glass panel in place. In that configuration, it’s mostly just a much larger version of the Core P3. However, installing the front and top panels (and fan mounts) allows you to install 480 and 360 mm radiators in the front and top, which is handy if you’re planning a multi-rad custom loop.

The Core P8 will fit a 12.6-inch GPU clearance without a reservoir or an 11-inch one with a reservoir installed. The latter may seem a bit restrictive, but it’s not too bad: water cooling-specific cards like the Gigabyte RTX 3080 Ti Waterforce fit perfectly, as should most other cards once you install a water block.

Thermaltake Core P8

Source: Klever801 on PCPartPicker

You can also install a flat distro plate to provide more GPU clearance. As you can see in the build photo above, a distro plate leaves room for extra GPU length, so it’s a good option if you find that 11 inches just isn’t enough.

As with Thermaltake’s other wall-mount cases, the Core P8 has 75×75, 100×100, and 200×200 VESA mounts. The latter are especially critical on the Core P8 due to its size and weight, and you’ll want to use the 200×200 mounts with a strong TV mount designed to take heavy loads.

The Core P8 alone weighs about 50 pounds, so a fully-built rig can easily hit 80 or 90 pounds, if not more. We’ll discuss this a bit more in our buying guide section later on.

Overall, the Thermaltake Core P8 is a compelling full-tower wall-mount PC case if you’re after a more traditional design or like the extra versatility of the open/closed convertibility. It’s massive, though, and we think the MasterFrame 700 is a better pick if you’re not going to use the P8 in its closed configuration.

4. Thermaltake Core P1

Best Mini-ITX Wall Mounted PC Case

Measurements (H x W x L)16.6 x 13.1 x 15 inches
Motherboard SupportMini-ITX
PSU SupportATX
Maximum GPU Length14.9 inches
Maximum CPU Cooler Height7 inches
Expansion SlotsFive
Fan Mounts2x 120 mm (motherboard tray)
Radiator SupportUp to 240 mm (motherboard tray)
Drive Mounts• 1x 3.5”/2.5” drive
• 3x 2.5” drives
I/O Ports• 2x USB 3.0
• Audio In/Out

The Thermaltake Core P1 takes the essential features of the Core P3 and shrinks it down into a cute Mini-ITX size. You get the expected compromises in cooling and hardware support, but the Core P1 still has enough room for everything but the most high-end setups.

The Core P1 is only a Mini-ITX case in its motherboard support. It’s still a relatively large case, so you won’t have any issues with component compatibility beyond being limited to a 240 mm radiator. GPU length isn’t an issue either: 14.9 inches is more than enough for even the beefiest GPUs out there. You can even use an ATX PSU in the P1.

Like its bigger brothers, you can choose between horizontal or vertical GPU mounting in the Core P1. We like that Thermaltake hasn’t cut any corners here and still includes a riser cable with the cheaper P1, even if the cable isn’t one of its “premium” offerings.

Thermaltake Core P1

Source: Level3 on PCPartPicker

The Core P1 supports VESA 75×75, 100×100, and 200×200 for wall mounting. You should be able to use one of the smaller mounts here; the P1 is relatively lightweight, and 30.8 pounds should be more than enough for a Mini-ITX build.

The Thermaltake Core P1 is an odd case: on the one hand, it does everything its bigger brothers do at a lower price and in a smaller form factor. So it’s a solid, great-looking platform for a wall-mounted build. But since a wall-mounted rig won’t take up room on your desk, it doesn’t offer quite the same sort of space-saving goodness as a great Mini-ITX case.

That said, space isn’t the only reason to go for a wall-mounted Mini-ITX build. So if you’re adamant about mounting a Mini-ITX rig directly to your wall, the Thermaltake Core P1 is the only option you have.

The Core P1 is also available in red and white.

Before You Buy

We’ve covered the case buying basics before, so we won’t repeat them here. Instead, let’s discuss a couple of wall mount-specific topics that will come in handy if you go down this route.

Mounting Hardware

The most critical part of running a wall-mounted rig is ensuring you have the correct mounting hardware. While all of our cases will attach to any VESA mounts, most monitor VESA mounts aren’t designed to handle loads as heavy as a whole gaming rig.

Instead, you’ll want to get a TV mount designed for 40-inch or larger TVs. These will support much more weight than your average monitor VESA mount, perfect for a kitted-out gaming rig. This Mounting Dream bracket looks like a safe bet, although a few other options are available:

We recommend over-speccing and buying a wall mount bracket that supports more than your PC weighs. High-quality wall mounts aren’t cheap, but spending an extra $50 or so over a cheap one is better than having your PC crash onto the floor.

Alternatives

Using a VESA-mountable PC case isn’t the only way to build a wall-mounted rig. It’s probably the cleanest solution, but there are three alternatives that you can consider if you’re not keen on any of our picks here.

One great substitute for a wall-mountable PC case is a universal PC wall mount, like this one from Vivo:

This particular Vivo unit fits cases anywhere from 4.8 to 8.3 inches wide, with a maximum weight of 22 pounds. It’s just wide enough for some small mid-towers, but the 22-pound weight limit might be a bit more restrictive depending on your case and hardware combo.

Overall, we’d recommend you just go for a proper wall-mountable PC if you need the sort of room that a mid- or full-tower provides. However, a universal wall mount combined with one of the best Mini-ITX cases might be a great alternative to a Mini-ITX wall-mount case like the Thermaltake Core P1.

Cases like the Lian Li Q58, Fractal Node 202, and Louqe Ghost S1 would be perfect, although any Mini-ITX (or Micro-ATX) case that fits within the size and weight limits will do.

If you’re not bothered about attaching your case directly to the wall and just want it raised off of the floor, you can also place it on a wall-mounted shelf. This eliminates the width limits of the universal PC wall mount, but you risk your shelf failing and dropping your rig if it’s too heavy.

The best advice we can give is to ensure you have a solid shelf before going down this route. Installing extra braces won’t hurt, either; the two mounts that most wall-mount shelf kits come with as standard might be fine for books, but you’ll want some more support for a PC.

You might also want to consider an actual wood shelf, as it’ll be more robust than the particleboard you usually get with most kits.

DIY wall-mounted PC

Source: u/Kinima678

However, if you’re feeling adventurous and don’t mind putting in a bunch of work, you can build your own wall-mountable “case.” Of course, we don’t mean making something like a Core P8; instead, you can mount your components to a wooden panel and then hang it up on your wall.

We haven’t done this ourselves, so we can’t offer expert advice. That said, the open-air case tip of going with liquid cooling applies here, too. Hooking both your CPU and GPU up to a custom loop means you’ll only have to clean out a single radiator instead of worrying about each component’s heatsink and fans.

You can stick with air-cooled parts, but a custom loop will reduce the amount of dusting you’ll have to do. Of course, you’ll still have to do a lot of cleaning, but that’s no different from the open-air cases on our list. So it works out similarly in terms of maintenance.

The results, however, can be even more striking:

Wall-mounted PC

Source: marksmanguy on Imgur

Check out marksmanguy’s build log (linked above) for great tips and suggestions on pulling this off yourself. It’s a lot more work than buying an off-the-shelf case, but there’s probably no better way to build a wall-mounted showcase rig than this.

Closing Thoughts

Building in a wall-mount PC case takes more effort and planning than a standard tower case. Still, the benefits are plain to see: you get a striking build with a smaller footprint than even the tiniest Mini-ITX case.

Thermaltake has this market segment on lock, covering the main form factors with its Core cases. We like the Core P3 the most, as it’s priced decently and is large enough for even high-end gaming components. But if you want something more out of the ordinary, the winged Cooler Master MasterFrame 700 is a worthy, if expensive, contender.

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