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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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#13 Puck

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

Full tower, extended ATX server size.

 

Too much crap in my rig to fit in a smaller case!


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Wow, puck just kinda summed that one up for most of us lol. I agree with puck. :)

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

After having so many large cases I would love to just have a small itx . Sadly no card useful video card will fit tha so it because not so partical. Maybe the smallest case supporting a normal psu and a 10" video card

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:43 PM

Super small itx build.... 315x280x135mm I think it was. With dual SFX PSUs, mini itx mobo, top o the line core i7 socket 1155, watercooled CPU and gtx 690 with a xspc AX? Either way the squared 240 rad.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

I tend to use the biggest i can lay my hands on hence my  CM Stacker and now the Xigmatech Elysium



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:04 PM

 Well the ladies have always said, Size DOES matter.  ;-)

Seriously though, Full tower, just to fit it all in.

I am tired of "upgrading" to find I can't fit a vid card or PSU, or whatever.

 

Puck did say it best though.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:19 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.
Just one dysfunctional enthusiast's OCD's opinion :)

My Cosmos II is still in the box. I need some spare time to actually do a build with it. :lol:

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:15 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.
Just one dysfunctional enthusiast's OCD's opinion :)

My Cosmos II is still in the box. I need some spare time to actually do a build with it. :lol:

 

I didn't know you had one  :thumbsup: what are the plans for it?


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

desk space is not a problem so mid tower as a minimum for now, i preferred a bigger room so i'm done with my old cramped mini tower :)


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

Currently have a mid tower but would go with a full tower. Basically it boils down to three things for me:

  • Aesthetics
  • GPU clearance
  • Ability to fit under my desk (yes, I am an under-the-desk guy)

Current case is a mid tower and has a 10.6 inch limit for GPUs, so my 10.5 inch GTX 570 is a little tight in there, but some mid towers have more clearance. For example, the Corsair C70 Vengeance supposedly has 320 mm of GPU clearance (I say supposedly because this stat is not on the specs page but the overview page, beneath an image) but is still a mid tower. Actually it is about the same size as my current case.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:27 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.
Just one dysfunctional enthusiast's OCD's opinion :)

My Cosmos II is still in the box. I need some spare time to actually do a build with it. :lol:

 

Don't you mean AMANDA'S Cosmos II? :tongue:


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:02 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.
Just one dysfunctional enthusiast's OCD's opinion :)

My Cosmos II is still in the box. I need some spare time to actually do a build with it. :lol:

 

Don't you mean AMANDA'S Cosmos II? :tongue:

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:37 PM

Haha, awesome! I'd buy that case!


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