Thought it might be interesting to see what size cases are the most popular.
What is your preferred case size?
Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:24 AM
I have a very large (about twice the size of a full tower) case as my primary, and a bitfenix prodigy (large ITX) as my secondary.
Prefer the large case for a massive watercooled tri-gpu build, but definitely prefer lanning with the smaller one
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:35 AM
well it is the preffered case, not the case you have currently so i guess most people choose the full tower?
i like to have a full tower but i dont own one because it is to expensive to afford a decent full tower case.
so i guess i'd go for the full tower ;P
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:53 AM
As big as I can get.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:20 AM
The biggest full tower l can find.
At the time it was the HAF X
Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:31 AM
I would prefer a full tower but my pc room is space limited so I use a mid tower, so I guess mid tower is my vote.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:22 AM
Cooler Master HAF X all the way
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:14 PM
You know the more I look at ITX building with our series getting ready to start soon, the more I like the ITX builds. Full towers are cool to work in but for having a computer at my desk I love the small footprint of the ITX, plus it is very possible to build a real brute of a system in an ITX.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:27 PM
I've never had a large case... I just dont like the idea of having a HUGE case and lately I've been liking them smaller and smaller....
I had Micro-ATX for a long time and used cases like the Ultra Micro-fly and Raidmax Ice Cube...
Now I have been building them with mini-itx hardware and mini-itx cases with slim drives... just ordered a Fractal Design Node-304 to rebuild my server
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:45 PM
I used to have a couple full tower cases but anymore I think I prefer mid tower cases. I think as long as I don't have a part that really requires the space, a mid tower is more practical overall. It's easier to move around mostly, also easier to clean I think, cleaning a computer that's full size but with parts that could fit in a mid tower fine is just creating unnecessary work I think.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:36 PM
Micro ATX is a nice size externally, fits anywhere without occupying too much space... shame about the lack of space internally
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:09 PM
Big, bigger, biggest. I find cases are like the saying, "any task will immediately fill the time (in this case space) alloted". Even the likes of the Cosmos 2 will close in quickly if you let it.
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