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Old 05-23-2007, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Are Full Tower Cases Neccessary?????????

One of the things I often worry about is heat. I want the most stable pc humanly possible at all times, able to be overclocked, game for hours and hours, and have it running 24/7. I know overclocking requires ideal conditions so I ask, are full tower cases necessary?

I do not mind the extra size of ATX computer cases, and hardcore pc's are almost always built in ATX full tower cases.

Do atx full tower cases do a much better job for cooling? I don't care about having tons of bays for hard drives I'll need two hard drives at most, and one optical drive.....
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Default Re: Are Full Tower Cases Neccessary?????????

the bigger the better most of the time coz its makes for better air flow!

mid-to-full are good too, just make sure u have front intake fans, back exhaust fans and maybe a side and top exhaust too

the antec 900 and gigabyte aruora are good cases
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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not to mention it's more suitable for upgrades as it will have more room to fit those huge parts in there.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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wait, if you have a mid-atx case with a ton of fans, wouldn't it have better air flow because the air has less distance to travel, and fewer places to go?
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Generally, a mid ATX will provide enough space and cooling options fo ra gaming PC, even a heary one. However, with many of teh newer GPUs and the rediculous lengths you almost need a full tower to fit some of teh **** things, lol.
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Sounds to me like you really want a full tower.

Some are huge however....the one in my sig is so huge, it will handle 2 power supplies....it came with wheels if you want to put those on....coz its huge and heavy!
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i like the nzxt zero a lot. i hear it has great cooling
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my htpc suits me I have modded in two extra 120mm fans and the it runs like a beauty. It isn't really about size though its how you use it you need to have good wire management so theres a nice clean flow of air and the main factor is noise/performance you could put some delta focus flow fans into pretty much any case and the 120mm version move 180cfm but they are around 60db so high performance high noise
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Before my curent PC I remember that I had a mid tower with side window when those were starting to be the "appeal" to most people making they own rig but I got bored and tired of dealing with a small case ( note* mid towers are not small but in my opinion they are to me) and the last case that I bough was the Sunbeam Transformer that is very similar to the Gigabyte Aurora but the height is between a mid tower and a full case (note* if you search for the case it will be most likely group with full tower cases) and that my friend is my story .
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sorry for hijacking this thread but for some reason I cannot create a thread. When i do it says it has to go through moderator before it can be posted. Ive tried posting threads yesterday and I cant see it. PFft
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