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post #11 of 66
Dude look no further than the Thermaltake A30. This is a great small case for a matx computer the 230mm fan on tops keeps everything nice and cool while being really quite at the same time.
post #12 of 66
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I asked one of my buddies attending, and fitting a full size case in the dorm wouldn't be an issue.

But, I agree that lugging it around wouldn't be that much fun.
I do know there are also lan parties at least once a month as well. Ah decisions, decisions lol. Thanks for the replies though.
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post #13 of 66
i advise on a mid tower.... Full tower cases are a pain in the but in small cramped dorm rooms. I have a haf 932 which is HUGE relative to the room size.

go for one of the antec mid tower cases.
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post #14 of 66
Best cases for dorm use: crappy Dell cases.

The worse your computer looks, the less likely some shyster is to think that it's worth something. Don't brag about your computer at college unless you're good friends with the guy, there are people who'll just go into a room, open up the case, and take the RAM and video card and leave, those being the easiest valuable components to get to.

Happens at LANs too.
post #15 of 66
Get a small case trust me, also be careful. I know people who have gotten their entire desktops stolen.
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post #16 of 66
Full Tower baby! Don't believe the hype. Size matters!
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post #17 of 66
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108236&cm_re=in_win_dragon-_-11-108-236-_-Product

obviously limits you somewhat in your mobo search since it will only do micro atx, but the fact that you could stuff two 5970's in it is pretty cool
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post #18 of 66
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Originally Posted by Limes;12578393 
Get a small case trust me, also be careful. I know people who have gotten their entire desktops stolen.

Even cheapo cable locks and locking case panels can help as well as ditching thumbscrews.

Most thefts are of convenience. All you need do is make it too difficult for someone spur of the moment to walk away with something. A simple cable lock will not stop determined thieves-but if someone is serious, they'll bring diamond-coated cable cutters with them anyway.
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post #19 of 66
Id go with something really simple and not obvious that is a built PC, otherwise it may get stolen.
post #20 of 66
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Dang these are a lot of replies so quickly lol.

To people saying full towers, how often do you guys move your stuff around?

I'm picky about what I buy, especially computer components, so I'm trying to get as many opinions as possible. Plus I'm bored lol.

Thanks everyone for the replies though.
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