I currently run a standard chassis that supports six 2.5 drives, 2 air vents, and an mATX form factor. After looking at all the companies and blogs of people posting about their rigs, I seem to see a lot of people with huge, crazy, and sometimes diabolical setups using a big chassis. My question, is it the bigger the rig the better gaming experience or can standard chassis support great gaming as well and those rigs are simply just for eye candy?
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Personally, I'm a fan of having a case that is just big enough to house what you need inside of it. With all the stuff they build into the motherboards these days and all the external ports available there is little need for a mid or full tower case. You just need a case that is big enough to house your drive(s), & video card(s) along with the CPU/RAM and power supply and keep it cool.
I dont like the ginormous cases - they look cool, but just much to big to fit somewhere.
I like the standard ATX size.
It may sound kind of dumb, but I always use a full tower for my case. Not a super tower, as that is way too big. You never need a full tower a standard chassis should be just fine. I just personally prefer having some extra space just so I can add extra stuff to the rig in the future. I especially like having a lot of hard drive trays. If you are looking for a good Full tower chassis the one I use: http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-PHANTOM-Tower-White-PHAN-001WT/dp/B003WE9WQO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407258564&sr=8-1&keywords=nzxt+full+tower
As for a good mid tower: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Windowed-Computer-CC-9011017-WW/dp/B008B6ONXA/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1407258610&sr=8-7&keywords=mid+tower
What it all comes down to is preference. If you like the extra space in a full tower, go for that. If you like to have an SFF gaming chassis than go for that. If you want a mid-tower rig more power to you. Just find a case look at the specs and if it has everything you need, go for it.
I would just like to say that I'm going to get a Corsair 900D tomorrow as I've officially outgrown the Air 540. I have intentions for it though, 4 way crossfire and EK liquid cooling is definitely happening.
A bigger case, on the other hand, generally brings better airflow with it, the size and the amount of fans you can fit inside one will prevent hot spots from forming up while under load, something that's imperative to someone like me running Crossfired 290x's.
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