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Old 11-23-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default How much does the Case of a CPU matter?

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Old 11-23-2011, 11:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: How much does the Case of a CPU matter?

I assume you mean the case of the computer not the actual tiny cpu. It really depends on quite a few personal prefrences:

how much of an enthusiest you are
how often you upgrade
How many and what size of fans you want in the computer and cooling set up in general.
Also looks if they are important to you. I tend to stick to plain black cases with no lights or flashy gimmicks. If you are a frequent upgrader a tool-less design would be best

There really are many factors in choosing a case now that I realize it

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Old 12-05-2011, 04:40 AM   #3
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[h=1]I would say it is worth it to have a PSU that runs as efficiently as possible. This is a good indicator of power supply component quality. Don't skimp on your PSU, there will be other ways to save money.[/h]
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:46 AM   #4
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A case is mainly for looks. As long as it will accept your motherboard size and can give you proper air-flow, it doesn't really matter.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:17 PM   #5
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depends. my personal favorites are, from cheap to freakin expensive:
RAIDMAX Aeolus ($80)
RAIDMAX Helios (my personal case) ($80)
Tt Level 10 Snow edition (the case of my dreams :3) ($270)
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check out the Gallery: Cases thread to see the kind of elaborate madness some of our more aesthetically OCD members build their PCs in, truly amazing.

This is what I'm using atm, my HAF doesn't fit on the desk with the extra monitors.


Case is probably about 5-7 years old, had an AMD 939 socket board in it initially.

Moral of the story: Case is irrelevant as long as your cooling is good, except in the case of aesthetics.

Best cases IMHO: Antec Three-Hundred, HAF-X and most Fractals.
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It all depends on personal preference. As long as your components will fit in it with decent airflow, that's all that matters. My personal preference is full sized towers for plenty of working room. And I want to like how it looks.

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