Best PC Cases With Vertical Graphics Card Mount

Gone are the days of computers being a non-descript beige box that sits under your monitor, whirring and clicking away as you load games from a floppy disk.

Modern computers are a work of art in their own right. Glass-sided, RGB-lit, with wire management so smart it is down to a science. It makes sense, then, that PC component manufacturers have upped their game in the appearances department, and few components have embraced this new world quite as readily as the not-so-humble graphics card.

Increasingly, the graphics card is the centrepiece of any gaming rig, so it makes sense that you would want to show it off.

Unfortunately, the standard arrangement of a PC case has the card tucked away among your other expansion cards, but this is not the case with a vertical graphics card mount.

Cases with a vertical graphics card mount have the graphics card in full glorious view, where it can be admired and envied. But what are the best cases around right now? Read on for our top six PC cases with vertical graphics card mounts.

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Positives of Vertical GPU Mounts

Negatives of Vertical GPU Mounts

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Fractal Design Meshify S2 - Mid Tower Computer Case - Airflow/Performance - 3X Silent Fans and Nexus Hub - PSU...
ASUS TUF Gaming GT501 Mid-Tower Computer Case for up to EATX Motherboards with USB 3.0 Front Panel Cases...
Thermaltake A700 Aluminum Tempered Glass Rotational Pci-E Slots E-ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 140mm...
Cooler Master MCM-H500P-WGNN-S00 MasterCase Mesh White ATX Mid-Tower w/ Front Mesh Ventilation, 2x 200mm RGB Fans,...
NZXT H510i - CA-H510i-BR - Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Vertical GPU Mount -...
Thermaltake Commander C35 Motherboard Sync ARGB ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis with 2 200mm ARGB 5V Motherboard...
PC Case
Fractal Design Meshify S2 - Mid Tower Computer Case - Airflow/Performance - 3X Silent Fans and Nexus Hub - PSU...
ASUS TUF Gaming GT501 Mid-Tower Computer Case for up to EATX Motherboards with USB 3.0 Front Panel Cases...
Thermaltake A700 Aluminum Tempered Glass Rotational Pci-E Slots E-ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 140mm...
Cooler Master MCM-H500P-WGNN-S00 MasterCase Mesh White ATX Mid-Tower w/ Front Mesh Ventilation, 2x 200mm RGB Fans,...
NZXT H510i - CA-H510i-BR - Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Vertical GPU Mount -...
Thermaltake Commander C35 Motherboard Sync ARGB ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis with 2 200mm ARGB 5V Motherboard...
Front Ports
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.0, Audio I/O
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 1 x Headphone 1 x Microphone
USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1, Type-C x 1
2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Audio In & Out (supports HD audio)
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A 1x Headset audio Jack Front I/O internal header 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Internal Header 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Internal Header 1x USB 2.0 Internal Header 1x HD Audio Header
USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1, RGB Switch x 1
Expanision Slots
7 + 2 vertical
7+2 (additional vertical)
8
7+2
7 + 2 Vertical
7 + 2
Front Fan
3 x 120/140 mm (2 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included)
2 x 140mm/ 3 x 120mm
3 x 120mm, 3 x 140mm, 2 x 200mm
3x 120/140mm, 2x 200mm Fan
2 x 120/ 2 x 140mm
3 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm, 2 x 200mm
Top Fan
3x 120/140 mm
2 x 140mm/ 3 x 120mm
3 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm, 2 x 200mm
3x 120/140mm, 2x 200mm
1x 120mm/ 1x 140mm (1 Aer F120 Case Version included)
2 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm
Rear Fan
1x 120/140 mm (1 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included)
1 x 140mm/120mm
1 x 120mm, 1 x 140mm
1x 120/140mm
1x 120mm (1 Aer F120 Case Version included)
1 x 120mm, 1 x 140mm
Bottom Fan
2x 120/140 mm
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2 x 120mm
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-
Dust Filters
Bottom fan + PSU, Front fans, Top panel
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Motherboard Type
EATX (up to 285 mm wide), ATX, mATX, ITX
ATX/micro ATX/Mini ITX/EATX (12”x10.9”)
6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX), 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX), 12” x 13“(E-ATX)
Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, E-ATX
Mini-ITX, MicroATX, and ATX
6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX), 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX)
Vertical GPU Mount
31mm total clearance, standard 2-slot GPU (<38mm thickness) recommended for optimum cooling
Yes 2 Slots Vertical
Yes all slots vertical
Yes 2 Slots Vertical
Yes 2 Slots Vertical
Yes 2 Slots Vertical
CPU Cooler Max Height
185 mm
180mm
200mm
190mm
165mm
180mm
GPU Max Length
440 mm with front fan mounted
420mm
310mm(With HDD Rack), 410mm(Without HDD Rack)
412mm
381mm
310mm(With reservoir) 410mm(Without reservoir)
PSU Type
ATX
ATX
ATX
ATX
ATX
ATX
Bays
3 x 3.5" / 2.5" universal bays
4 x Int x 2.5”/3.5” Combo Bay 3 x Int x 2.5” Bay
2.5” x 4 or 3.5”x 4 (HDD Rack) 2.5”x 6 or 3.5” x 3
2 x 2.5 / 3.5 inch combo, and 2 x 2.5 inch
2.5”: 2+1 3.5”: 2+1
3 x 3.5“ or 2.5” (HDD Bracket); 2 x 2.5” (HDD Bracket)
Rating
Price
Price not available
$169.99
$349.99
$179.99
$96.99
Price not available
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Fractal Design Meshify S2 - Mid Tower Computer Case - Airflow/Performance - 3X Silent Fans and Nexus Hub - PSU...
PC Case
Fractal Design Meshify S2 - Mid Tower Computer Case - Airflow/Performance - 3X Silent Fans and Nexus Hub - PSU...
Front Ports
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.0, Audio I/O
Expanision Slots
7 + 2 vertical
Front Fan
3 x 120/140 mm (2 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included)
Top Fan
3x 120/140 mm
Rear Fan
1x 120/140 mm (1 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included)
Bottom Fan
2x 120/140 mm
Dust Filters
Bottom fan + PSU, Front fans, Top panel
Motherboard Type
EATX (up to 285 mm wide), ATX, mATX, ITX
Vertical GPU Mount
31mm total clearance, standard 2-slot GPU (<38mm thickness) recommended for optimum cooling
CPU Cooler Max Height
185 mm
GPU Max Length
440 mm with front fan mounted
PSU Type
ATX
Bays
3 x 3.5" / 2.5" universal bays
Rating
Price
Price not available
Prime
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ASUS TUF Gaming GT501 Mid-Tower Computer Case for up to EATX Motherboards with USB 3.0 Front Panel Cases...
PC Case
ASUS TUF Gaming GT501 Mid-Tower Computer Case for up to EATX Motherboards with USB 3.0 Front Panel Cases...
Front Ports
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 1 x Headphone 1 x Microphone
Expanision Slots
7+2 (additional vertical)
Front Fan
2 x 140mm/ 3 x 120mm
Top Fan
2 x 140mm/ 3 x 120mm
Rear Fan
1 x 140mm/120mm
Bottom Fan
-
Dust Filters
-
Motherboard Type
ATX/micro ATX/Mini ITX/EATX (12”x10.9”)
Vertical GPU Mount
Yes 2 Slots Vertical
CPU Cooler Max Height
180mm
GPU Max Length
420mm
PSU Type
ATX
Bays
4 x Int x 2.5”/3.5” Combo Bay 3 x Int x 2.5” Bay
Rating
Price
$169.99
Prime
Thermaltake A700 Aluminum Tempered Glass Rotational Pci-E Slots E-ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 140mm...
PC Case
Thermaltake A700 Aluminum Tempered Glass Rotational Pci-E Slots E-ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 140mm...
Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1, Type-C x 1
Expanision Slots
8
Front Fan
3 x 120mm, 3 x 140mm, 2 x 200mm
Top Fan
3 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm, 2 x 200mm
Rear Fan
1 x 120mm, 1 x 140mm
Bottom Fan
2 x 120mm
Dust Filters
-
Motherboard Type
6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX), 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX), 12” x 13“(E-ATX)
Vertical GPU Mount
Yes all slots vertical
CPU Cooler Max Height
200mm
GPU Max Length
310mm(With HDD Rack), 410mm(Without HDD Rack)
PSU Type
ATX
Bays
2.5” x 4 or 3.5”x 4 (HDD Rack) 2.5”x 6 or 3.5” x 3
Rating
Price
$349.99
Prime
Cooler Master MCM-H500P-WGNN-S00 MasterCase Mesh White ATX Mid-Tower w/ Front Mesh Ventilation, 2x 200mm RGB Fans,...
PC Case
Cooler Master MCM-H500P-WGNN-S00 MasterCase Mesh White ATX Mid-Tower w/ Front Mesh Ventilation, 2x 200mm RGB Fans,...
Front Ports
2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Audio In & Out (supports HD audio)
Expanision Slots
7+2
Front Fan
3x 120/140mm, 2x 200mm Fan
Top Fan
3x 120/140mm, 2x 200mm
Rear Fan
1x 120/140mm
Bottom Fan
-
Dust Filters
-
Motherboard Type
Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, E-ATX
Vertical GPU Mount
Yes 2 Slots Vertical
CPU Cooler Max Height
190mm
GPU Max Length
412mm
PSU Type
ATX
Bays
2 x 2.5 / 3.5 inch combo, and 2 x 2.5 inch
Rating
Price
$179.99
Prime
NZXT H510i - CA-H510i-BR - Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Vertical GPU Mount -...
PC Case
NZXT H510i - CA-H510i-BR - Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Vertical GPU Mount -...
Front Ports
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A 1x Headset audio Jack Front I/O internal header 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Internal Header 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Internal Header 1x USB 2.0 Internal Header 1x HD Audio Header
Expanision Slots
7 + 2 Vertical
Front Fan
2 x 120/ 2 x 140mm
Top Fan
1x 120mm/ 1x 140mm (1 Aer F120 Case Version included)
Rear Fan
1x 120mm (1 Aer F120 Case Version included)
Bottom Fan
-
Dust Filters
-
Motherboard Type
Mini-ITX, MicroATX, and ATX
Vertical GPU Mount
Yes 2 Slots Vertical
CPU Cooler Max Height
165mm
GPU Max Length
381mm
PSU Type
ATX
Bays
2.5”: 2+1 3.5”: 2+1
Rating
Price
$96.99
Prime
Thermaltake Commander C35 Motherboard Sync ARGB ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis with 2 200mm ARGB 5V Motherboard...
PC Case
Thermaltake Commander C35 Motherboard Sync ARGB ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis with 2 200mm ARGB 5V Motherboard...
Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1, RGB Switch x 1
Expanision Slots
7 + 2
Front Fan
3 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm, 2 x 200mm
Top Fan
2 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm
Rear Fan
1 x 120mm, 1 x 140mm
Bottom Fan
-
Dust Filters
-
Motherboard Type
6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX), 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX)
Vertical GPU Mount
Yes 2 Slots Vertical
CPU Cooler Max Height
180mm
GPU Max Length
310mm(With reservoir) 410mm(Without reservoir)
PSU Type
ATX
Bays
3 x 3.5“ or 2.5” (HDD Bracket); 2 x 2.5” (HDD Bracket)
Rating
Price
Price not available
Prime
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Fractal Design Meshify S2 Dark Tempered Glass Case

Fractal Design's Meshify S2 Dark Tempered Glass Case

Airflow is critical in a high-end computer, and few cases can boast the airflow characteristics that the S2 does. With a front panel that is entirely made of mesh, there is no impediment as far as intake goes. Of course, you sacrifice the option for any externally accessible drives, such as a Blu-ray drive, but who needs optical discs these days?

Internally, the case is very spacious-another plus for airflow-and supports plenty of internal drives with three 3.5″ bays and four spots for 2.5″ drives. There is a built-in fan controller hub for easier management of up to nine fans (including three PWM fans). Note that while this case does come with a SATA extension cable, it does not include a PCIe riser cable, which is necessary to actually mount the graphics card in the vertical position.

Positives Negatives
Great airflow No PCIe riser cable
Very spacious
Fan controller hub
Included SATA extension cable

Fractal Design Meshify S2 Dark Tempered Glass Case Specs

Fractal Design Meshify S2 Dark Tempered Glass Case Specs
Front Ports 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.0, Audio I/O
Expansion slots 7 + 2 vertical
Front Fan 3 x 120/140 mm (2 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included)
Top Fan 3x 120/140 mm
Rear Fan 1x 120/140 mm (1 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included)
Bottom Fan 2x 120/140 mm
Dust Filters Bottom fan + PSU, Front fans, Top panel
Motherboard Type EATX (up to 285 mm wide), ATX, mATX, ITX
Vertical GPU Mount 31mm total clearance, standard 2-slot GPU (<38mm thickness) recommended for optimum cooling
CPU Cooler Max Height 185 mm
GPU Max Length 440 mm with front fan mounted