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Tooless or Screws?

Poll Results: What do you prefer?

 
  • 45% (24)
    Tool-less
  • 35% (19)
    Screws
  • 18% (10)
    Go with whatever your case has
53 Total Votes  
post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
For Expansion slots, hard drive cages, and 5.25 bays.

What do you prefer and why?
Just curious.
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post #2 of 22
Tooless, simply because of convenience and less likely to have a "mishap" with any tools, and I'm also too lazy to go all the way down to the basement to get tools tongue.gif
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post #3 of 22
Thumbscrews are what I use to keep vibration down on the HD's and to keep it tooless as well. you can have the best of both.
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post #4 of 22
Screws Baby!! tooless just doesnt work for me....
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post #5 of 22
I have a semi tool less case but I use screws for the stuff like graphics cards but I don't mind using tool less for drives.
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkknight512;12950227 
I have a semi tool less case but I use screws for the stuff like graphics cards but I don't mind using tool less for drives.

This.

Coolermaster elite series are the best of both worlds biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 22
For hard drive bays and 5.25 bays, I use tool less. I usually add the optional screws to the tool less drive to make them a bit more secure. Expansion slots, though, I prefer screws or thumbscrews.
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by raidmaxGuy;12950200 
Tooless, simply because of convenience and less likely to have a "mishap" with any tools, and I'm also too lazy to go all the way down to the basement to get tools tongue.gif
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post #9 of 22
I Would pick Screws.. They seem more durable and rigide to me. But I like Tool-less for stuff that I upgrade or change a lot like HDDs or Fans.
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post #10 of 22
tool-less is easier for swapping things out. it is nice that whenever i add a new HDD, or even when i fix other people's computers the tool-less drives are much easier to take out and replace. i always have tools handy, but i would rather not use them. often inside a computer case (especially those cramped dell slimline ones) they put screws in the most awkward positions possible, so the ability to just flip a switch and pull the drive makes things a million times easier
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