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    Have you got a midi-tower or a full tower and why?

    Do you prefer 1 over the other(because of airflow etc)?
    How much of a consideration is the tower size when selecting a case?
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Midi Tower here

    My case must fit in the space in my desk so it can't be too big

    Don't have a fast computer so heat/airflow not that important
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    I'd say it's only a real consideration if you have a large number of drives or you have some DIY water cooling project you want to fit inside. Most sytems are 2HDDs and 2CD/DVD drives air cooled so a midi is best. Most midi's are actually quite big and will take double that number of drives. You can get excellent cooling with 120mm exhaust and intake + ducted side mounted fan and/or top mounted fan so for air flow the size doesn't matter. Case designs have improved greatly and the bigger is better doesn't apply like it used to.

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    Larger cases have more volume but not necessarily more airflow. My main two boxes are a Lian Li mid tower and a Monarch Hornet SFF type Lian Li. Both move nearly the same amount of air through the cases but the mid-tower has more volume. The less volume you have the more important it is to efficiently move air through the case. Also, a blowhole and fan in the top of any case does wonders for case temps.

    Full tower cases are often used in servers for sheer drive capacity as mentioned above.

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    I didn't need more then the midi towers number of bays originally.

    But I am going to be getting a full tower soon. My 2x20 LCD doesn't display enough information on each screen so I am getting a 4x20 LCD and wiring it up myself.
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    My main (gaming) box is a full tower, solely because thats the way that I bought it. Space isn't an issue, flexibility is. Besides it provides more surface area for bottles of Laphroaig and odd bits of paper.
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    midi cause full it too big
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    If I only had one PC it would have to be a full tower to cram it all in.
    ATM I have several midi towers.
    But then, to me a Coolermaster CM Stacker is a midi tower, others might see it as a full tower!
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    I currently have a midi tower but my cables are all over the place and no-where really to put them so they are impeding airflow. Would a full tower solve this?
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starbuck
    I currently have a midi tower but my cables are all over the place and no-where really to put them so they are impeding airflow. Would a full tower solve this?
    No. A modular PSU may help though, like this OCZ in my 4200+ X2 rig. This is a mid-tower.

    Last edited by StormPC; 02-07-2005 at 09:36 PM.

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    midi tower, because my last rig wa a shuttle and I cant quite bring myself to get a full tower yet, that and the fact that my room is in the attic and I can just about carry the midi tower up the ladder.

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    why do i have a full towers, well because ebuyer sent one that was too big and i couldn't deal with the hassle of sending it back!
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    mine is deep, same height as a regular case, but as deep as a full tower usually is. (i have plans for the centre section )

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    I prefer my full tower, because I've always got plenty of space to play with and i don't intend on moving the PC ever - mostly because it's just too dammed heavy.
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