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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 #11 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase;12950232 
This.

Coolermaster elite series are the best of both worlds biggrin.gif

And cheap, not a single cheaper case at my local computer store and the PSU in it is not half bad. At least for lower end builds.
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post #12 of 22
I use screws since Im not in the habit if changing out HW very often. That and less vibration.
post #13 of 22
tooless usually.
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post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
I personally prefer toolless for everything; except expansion slots for video cards. Screws seem so much more secure for heavy video cards, and to me, they don't sag as much.
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post #15 of 22
I voted tool-less which, for me, applies to my hard drive try and optical drives (my case specifically). Because I think the expansion slots on this case are kinda meh... I'd rather have thumb screws because clipping over the dual slot bracket is a pita
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post #16 of 22
I prefer tool-less. It's convenient for my annual clean / re-format / build from scratch.

I don't swap hardware very often, but I do like tool-less when Id o.

It looks better too.

I can't see why anyone would prefer screws. However, it's pretty low down my list when chosing a case. Airflow, looks, size etc are much more important.
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post #17 of 22
If its Lian Li's tool-less, then yes.
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post #18 of 22
I use the tool-less features on my case, but I have been tempted to add the Lian Li PCI tool-less adapter. That's the only one I have ever seen that looks like it will work and not wear out like most of the plastic junk others use.
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post #19 of 22
Thumbscrews all the way
Edited by Gunlock - 3/31/11 at 11:37pm
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post #20 of 22
Really depends on the case and how good their toolless system is. I've used cases that had fasteners that were great and some that sucked. I end up using screws in a lot cases, though.
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