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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-07-2020, 12:41 AM - Thread Starter
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Do true desktop cases still exist?

These days, a "desktop" is really a floor tower.

Does anyone even make traditional horizontally-oriented cases which go under the monitor anymore?

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My guess would be that the main thing that happened is that it wouldn't be ergonomic anymore with 27" inch monitor sizes and such. You would have to look upwards and that could be unhealthy for your neck.

Anyway, I remember seeing a bunch of desktop-style cases from Silverstone and looked up the URL:

https://www.silverstonetek.com/produ...8&tb=1&area=en

Looking at those now, I'm thinking these aren't truly "desktop" in the sense that you would put them under your monitor. They look more like intended for use next to people's HIFI stuff in the living room and such, or for mounting in a server rack.

The other thing I remembered is this one here, that's truly "desktop":

https://www.chieftec.eu/en/chassis/t...x/tix-01b.html

And there's also cases that are super small for hiding behind your monitor instead of under the monitor:

https://www.chieftec.eu/en/chassis/i...es/ix-03b.html

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No, the case is a desk these days. Literally.

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I think Cryorig came out with the Taku case a few years back.
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Hi,
You can usually lay any case on it's side and put a monitor on it as long as you don't mind the monitor being 8" inches higher

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You could go for an HTPC case a lot of those are horizontal. If you want to put a heavy monitor on top they might need some reinforcing.

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With monitor arms that make them hover above the table, the need for these sort of cases are close to zero.
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Yeah, a lot of HTPC cases are like that...

That being said, I'd never want to have my screen on top of them

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Quote: Originally Posted by Peon View Post
These days, a "desktop" is really a floor tower.

Does anyone even make traditional horizontally-oriented cases which go under the monitor anymore?
The Nanoxia Project S Mini more or less has a similar form factor to ye olde desktop PC's
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Quote: Originally Posted by Peon View Post
These days, a "desktop" is really a floor tower.

Does anyone even make traditional horizontally-oriented cases which go under the monitor anymore?
yes, all of the OEMs make tiny form factor PCs. HP, Lenovo, dell, etc. They scale from pathetic atom powered rd gateway thin clients up to i7s n stuff. even their 1u FF towers can be oriented any way you like.

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