Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-23-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
Baseband Member
Deagonx's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 40
Default How much does the Case of a CPU matter?

Not much to it. Read Title

Deagonx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2011, 11:50 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
mikee286's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,123
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

AMD Phenom II x6 1045T @ 2.7 Ghz, 8Gb Corsair Vengeance Ram, crucial M500 240GB SSD, 500GB WD
1.5 TB Seagate, XFX Radeon 6670 1Gb GDDR5, Windows 7 Professional 64bit
mikee286 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 04:40 AM   #3
Baseband Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 86
Default Re: How much does the Case of a CPU matter?

[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]
Rackmountsales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 06:46 AM   #4
Site Team
jmacavali's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,868
Default Re: How much does the Case of a CPU matter?

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.
Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive. Plus, who wants to arrive to the hereafter in pristine condition wearing a suit and tie?
I want to slide in sideways, worn out, used up, hair a mess, clothes tattered, & screaming, "Whooo! What a ride!"
jmacavali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 04:17 PM   #5
Solid State Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 15

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)
MythicGaming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 05:11 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
~Darkseeker~'s Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,433

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.
EVGA SLI Micro Z68 // Intel i5-2500k // 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1866MHz // Overclocked 2GB MSI R9 270X // Corsair Carbide SPEC-03 // Kingston Hyper-X 120GB // 2TB WD Green + 500GB WD Black
~Darkseeker~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
Fully Optimized
Jesusfrk611's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: US
Posts: 2,193

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.

Jesusfrk611 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0