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Poll: Preferred Case Size (62 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your preferred case size

  1. Full Tower (34 votes [54.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 54.84%

  2. Mid Tower (23 votes [37.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.10%

  3. Mini Tower (1 votes [1.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.61%

  4. Large ITX (2 votes [3.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  5. Small ITX (2 votes [3.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

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#1 ComputerEd

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:02 AM

Thought it might be interesting to see what size cases are the most popular.


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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. :)

 

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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

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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...

 

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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.


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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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