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PC cases come in all shapes and sizes. And today, we’re going to show you the best inverted PC cases you can get right now. Our list includes mostly ATX cases, but we reserved a spot at the end of the list for a couple of mATX and Mini-ITX picks. Now, most inverted cases come with the inverted layout out of the box, although there are a couple of modular housings that can go both ways. These modular models are quite expensive, and the procedure of swapping their layout can be a pain, especially if you haven’t done anything similar before. You have been warned.
Finally, the inverted PC case market is extremely niche, and the number of choices is highly limited. If you didn’t find your favorite on this list, you could try checking out our other buying guides. Guides such as the best dual system cases or best vertical GPU cases. We also have a list of the best unique PC cases for those looking for ways to make their PC build stand out from the pack.
The darkFlash V22 stands out as an affordable choice with a sleek, minimalist design reminiscent of the NZXT H510. This budget-friendly inverted PC case offers a unique motherboard layout, placing the GPU vertically parallel to the front panel. However, this layout repositions the rear I/O to the top of the case, requiring regular cables instead of angled ones. The magnetic side panel on the right side is easily removable and adds convenience.
While it doesn’t come with pre-installed fans, the V22 has vents on both sides of the front panel to aid airflow. Enhancing thermal performance, adding a fan at the back and using a 2+2 fan layout (front and back) is recommended. The case can accommodate up to five 120mm fans, a 360mm AIO on the front, and a 240mm radiator on the back. GPU clearance is limited to 310mm due to the rotated motherboard layout. However, the 165mm CPU heatsink clearance is commendable. With two dust filters and a modest front I/O (two USB 3.0, combo audio jack), the darkFlash V22 offers a solid, budget-friendly inverted PC chassis. If you want to see some massive GPUs, just look at our list of the best RTX 3090 graphics cards.
Introducing the Sharkoon Rev200, our best RGB inverted PC case pick. With five RGB fans, glass front, and vertical GPU support, it’s visually captivating. While airflow isn’t ideal, dual-sided front fins aid cooling. Its angled design and rotated motherboard layout house two 3.5” and four 2.5” drives. Improved clearance allows for 165mm-high CPU coolers and 323mm-long GPUs. Liquid cooling handles up to a 360mm front radiator and 240mm rear radiator. The front panel offers practicality with two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, and a combo audio jack. In a nutshell, the Sharkoon Rev200 combines RGB flair, preinstalled fans, and unique aesthetics despite airflow constraints.
be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2: Best full tower inverted case
For those seeking a full tower inverted PC case, options are limited, particularly with modular cases dominating the field. Among them, the Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 by be quiet! stands out. Its refined design blends silent paneling with three 140mm performance fans, offering impressive cooling with adjustable noise levels. GPU clearance of 323mm (with HDD cage) or 472mm (without) caters to various cards, even the RTX 3090. A 185mm CPU heatsink clearance is spacious.
The chassis accommodates up to seven 3.5” drives, 14 2.5” drives, and two 5.25” drives. Its exceptional water cooling capacity supports two 420mm radiators. Up to 10 fans can be installed, managed by an included PWM fan controller. The front I/O includes two USB 3.2 gen1 ports, one USB-C port, and a combo audio jack. As a bonus, a Qi wireless charger is also integrated.
Opting for a Segotep Typhon is our recommendation among cases with vertical GPU mounts like the darkFlash V22 and Sharkoon Rev200. Its mesh front panel ensures strong airflow and stylish design. With storage for two 3.5” and two 2.5” drives, it suits modern SSD trends. While the three front fans impress, GPU clearance (up to 320mm) can be restrictive, while CPU cooler space allows up to 167mm tall heatsinks. Supporting a 360mm AIO on the front and a 240mm radiator at the rear, the case offers generous build room and tidy cable management. The convenient front panel features two USB 3.0 ports, power/reset buttons, and a combo audio jack, making the Segotep Typhon an excellent choice for an inverted layout with vertical GPU mounting.
The Core G3 from Thermaltake is a very unusual design. It features an extremely slim inverted profile and requires an SFX power supply. If you’re looking for an SFX PSU, we have a list of the best SFX power supplies you can check out.
The Core G3 defies its slim frame by accommodating full ATX motherboards and offering a vertical GPU mount, adaptable for both vertical and horizontal setups. While the mesh front panel and ample ventilation counter potential GPU heat concerns, the slim build suggests considering a custom loop due to a single 240mm radiator support. This might suffice for mid-range CPU and high-end GPU combos, though pairing a top-tier CPU like the 10900K or 11900K with an RTX 3090 could raise thermal worries. The case allows a GPU up to 310mm long and a 110mm tall CPU cooler, with two 3.5” or 2.5” drive slots. An appealing option with ATX compatibility, yet thermal performance remains a query.
be quiet! Silent Base 802: Best modular inverted ATX case
For a top-tier modular inverted ATX case, the be quiet! Silent Base 802 stands out. With a removable motherboard tray and two front-panel choices (silent or mesh), it offers a versatile design. The mesh front panel improves airflow without sacrificing thermal performance, and the case supports up to seven fans.
Water cooling support is robust, allowing for various radiator combinations. The Silent Base 802 accommodates tall CPU coolers and lengthy GPUs. With room for up to 22 storage drives, it’s an ideal choice for NAS setups. Just be cautious of the magnetic strips on the mesh top cover that may detach easily.
Last but not least, we have a couple of picks for users who want smaller, portable cases that come with an inverted internal layout. The first option is the RL08 from Silverstone, the best inverted Micro ATX case you can get.
The housing has great airflow thanks to the mesh front panel. It features both inverted and upside down internal layout, it looks very attractive, and it comes with two preinstalled RGB fans on the front.
The RL08 can house up to five storage drives (2×2.5” and 3×3.5”), it supports up to a 280mm AIO on the front, and up to five case fans. As for the clearance, you can fit a GPU up to 345mm in length and a CPU cooler up to 168mm in height. Overall, an excellent case but a bit expensive for what it offers.
Finally, we have the best inverted ITX PC case. Now, the RVZ03 from SilverStone doesn’t come with an inverted layout, but the design allows owners to place it either on the left or right side of the table.
The case has surprisingly good thermals, but the internal layout isn’t very build-friendly. Further, the chassis comes with a separate GPU chamber connected to the board via a riser card that’s PCIe 3.0. In other words, if you have a PCIe 4.0 GPU, you could run into all kinds of issues.
As for the clearance, the case supports graphics cards up to 330mm long and CPU heatsinks that don’t exceed 83mm. The cooling system includes two pre-installed 120mm fans (one on the top and one on the button) along with space for a third fan. The RVZ03 is also available with an ARGB LED strip and in white.
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