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Mid vs Full tower cases

#1dennis941012Posted 8/5/2013 7:32:57 AM
pros and cons of each please
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#2ViperEO2Posted 8/5/2013 7:35:34 AM
mid - big, good
full - bigger, better
#3romsnbombsPosted 8/5/2013 7:39:34 AM
I don't really understand why people like big cases, I think they look ridiculous. Things should be getting smaller, not bigger. I see some people with case the size of a wardrobe.

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#4BilliePilgrimPosted 8/5/2013 7:40:27 AM
I love my full tower, but putting together my wife's mid tower was a breeze and it hardly lacks for room. I would say if you're just doing a single card setup, a mid tower is ideal. Going full tower certainly wouldn't hurt, but all the extra space would be wasted.
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#5SnadadosPosted 8/5/2013 8:02:06 AM
Only real reasons to get a full tower are if you're going to run 3 or more graphics cards, have a custom liquid cooling system or maybe use a closed loop system with a large radiator like an H100.

A good mid case should be able to handle a dual GPU setup no problem and most cooling solutions.
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#6therickmu25Posted 8/5/2013 8:07:41 AM(edited)
Anyone undecided between a mid and a full should look at Corsairs mid towers. I know the 500r and te 600t could pretty much fit comfortably any setup that's not in the 'absurd' category.
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#7GreenMage7Posted 8/5/2013 8:20:29 AM(edited)
I have a Cooler Master Storm Enforcer that is classified as a mid-tower but it is huge. My graphics card is giant and it fits after you take out the removable HDD cage (there's still room for more than I will ever use), could easily fit another one, and you can actually fit an H100 in it if you put it on top instead of on the back side where they normally go. It's crazy. I have no idea why anyone would need a tower bigger than that unless they had two computers inside it...
#8Digital StormPosted 8/5/2013 8:29:09 AM
Bought my full tower case with the intention of filling all the hard drive bays. I just haven't gotten to it yet.
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#9ThePCElitistPosted 8/5/2013 8:41:47 AM
romsnbombs posted...
I don't really understand why people like big cases, I think they look ridiculous. Things should be getting smaller, not bigger. I see some people with case the size of a wardrobe.

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I can't fit my GPU's in a mid size tower. I tried and there was not enough room. My GPU's are like 12-14 inches long each.
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#10PR_FiascoPosted 8/5/2013 8:54:20 AM
Mid towers are smaller and lighter and generally cheaper than full towers.

Full towers are bigger, heavier, more expensive but basically do everything mid towers do better.
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