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Hey guys, heading off to college next year, and I know this is an early question, but I'm curious.
I'm just thinking what would be a good type of case to have in college? Based on your guys experience, does the size of a case matter? Is a full tower an annoyance?

I'm just thinking of what to do for my summer build, but I'm impatient in knowing the answers, so I'm asking you guys now
Edited by Lettuceman - 3/1/11 at 9:37pm
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I recently bought my first full tower after having mostly mid tower cases and I doubt Ill ever go back for a main rig.

Full tower FTW
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tw34k;12578299 
I recently bought my first full tower after having mostly mid tower cases and I doubt Ill ever go back for a main rig.

Full tower FTW

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Small and water proof hahaha.
    
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Originally Posted by Lettuceman;12578289 
Hey guys, heading off to college next year, and I know this is an early question, but I'm curious.
I'm just thinking what would be a good type of case to have in college? Based on your guys experience, does the size of a case matter? Is a full tower an annoyance?

I'm just thinking of what to do for my summer build, but I'm impatient in knowing the answers, so I'm asking you guys now

Depends on the layout of your room. Finding space for a full tower can be annoying, or easy depending on how much of a telephone booth you get crammed into.
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post #6 of 66
Yes it does. You don't want to carry a giant full tower case up and down stairs in to your dorm. It will not fit under the desk either. Get a midrange case, I had an Antec 300 when I was in college. Nice cheap case, great airflow and solid size.
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post #7 of 66
if your in a dorm maybe a cheaper looking case? dont ppl like stealing things that look expensive? id probs just get a cheaperish case like a smallish lian-li. something simple and mid tower like
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I have a full tower and it doesn't really bother me while I'm here. I only take it back home over long breaks so transportation isn't that big of an issue for me. But if you're one of those people who goes back home every weekend and you HAVE to bring it back every time then I would suggest just getting a mid. I use a netbook for class and then yeah.. game and do everything else on the desktop so you might want to consider that option.
    
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post #9 of 66
Just go with a full tower, unless you have an extremely small desk or something.
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post #10 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by justarealguy;12578331 
Yes it does. You don't want to carry a giant full tower case up and down stairs in to your dorm. It will not fit under the desk either. Get a midrange case, I had an Antec 300 when I was in college. Nice cheap case, great airflow and solid size.

This. I had a Antec 300 and it helped out a lot since I lived in Hawaii with no AC. Dropped my temps by 10c from the oem Dell case I had. The 300 is great overall and I didn't care if someone accidentally ruined it since it's so cheap
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