The most common size personal computer cases are
the mini tower, the mid-sized tower, the full-sized tower, the desktop,
and the slimline desktop. Most of the others are for special
applications. Keep in mind that the larger the computer housing the
air circulation the better the cooling. In the tower series there is
different size power
supplies, more flexibility in the number of drive bays,
the ability to cool properly, and the room for a larger motherboard
with more expansion slots. Nowadays computer chassis come not only in
white, but, in a rainbow of colors. Construction is of steel, aluminum,
acrylic plastic, and wood, etc.
mini tower excludes the largest of power supplies, only
has three or four drive bays, and can have no more than three expansion
slots on the motherboard. This is a great size for end users and small
mid-sized tower has plenty of expandability for
businesses, end-users, and advanced users. This case is an excellent
choice for all users. Today, this is one of the most popular computer
full-sized tower, having many drive bays, is ideal for
gamers and as a server, because of its size and upgradability. Keep in
mind, the bigger the computer enclosure, the greater the cost.
desktop is similar to the mini tower in capacity, but has
poor upgradeability. If you're looking to place it on the floor or
upgrade it in the future go with one of the towers.
slimline desktop has less capacity then the desktop and
therefore does not lend itself to end-users or small businesses. It is
ideal for a large business with many slimline desktops attached to a
server. This is great when considering security.
With your new found understanding of different kinds of
cases, take a look at this selection of products . Decide which
ones would be used for the home user, business users, or servers. Also
see which ones would satisfy your needs and budget. This self
evaluation will give you a broader understanding of what is a good
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