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Poll: What case size do you prefer? (72 member(s) have cast votes)

What case size do you prefer?

  1. Mini-ITX Tower (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Mini Tower (2 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  3. Voted Mid Tower (31 votes [38.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.75%

  4. Full Tower (39 votes [48.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.75%

  5. Server (2 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  6. Desktop (2 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  7. Cube (1 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  8. Custom (for Muchoman1) (3 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

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#25 Black64

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:01 AM

The biggest one I can get my hands on, but I prefer one that good. (full tower)

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#26 IVIYTH0S

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

:bah: to all the hullabaloo about mid towers having no space...

It's all about the

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

You don't want to see the mess of cables behind the rear panel on my computer. :lol:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

Full tower or better yet Ultra tower. I did mange a few years ago to get a triple Crossfire,triple PSU, into an acrylic mid tower and keep the temps in check OC'ed

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

The only cases I've worked with have been mid towers and the much smaller towers that pre-builts come in and I prefer the mid towers.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

Since I have been buying cases I tend to buy mid towers for other peoples builds but full towers for myself and I still :wub: my stacker which is gutted atm for more modding and a rework of my water cooling :)

#31 Andrewr05

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

I prefer mid-towers at this point but if I had the money I'd transfer my current build into a matx setup in a heartbeat.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

i voted full because is easier to work when you need to open it and remove components =)

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:54 AM

:bah: to all the hullabaloo about mid towers having no space...

It's all about the

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What's the purpose of having 4 coolers in the back if the case is open?

I assume is open only for the picture

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:35 AM

Used to be a full tower guy. These days mid-size or smaller. As long as it gets the job done I don't really care how big it is. My Shuttle system keeps a 4Ghz e8600 and overclocked 8800gtx plenty cool and stable.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:41 AM

Desktop all the way for me.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:25 AM

Being a U2-UF0 owner, I am the solo cube vote :biggrin: But, definitely full over mid! Like others have said, I hate being cramped.

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