Mid-tower Full-tower

Is there a difference between full tower cases, and mid-tower cases besides teh obvious fact that one is like two time bigger then the other?

Thanks

~Sly

SychoSly wrote:
>
> Is there a difference between full tower cases, and mid-tower
> cases besides teh obvious fact that one is like two time bigger
> then the other?

Well really the difference is all about how much space you need inside the
machine for peripherals or daughterboards.

IE if you need a DVD-ROM, a CD-ROM, a CD Burner, a couple of hard drives,
a floppy, an internal zip disk, etc… get a full tower. If you just have
a CD-RW, a floppy, a hard drive, etc… get a mid or even baby tower.

It’s all about the space, man. :wink:


Shena Delian O’Brien * http://www.darklock.com/shena/ The Graphics Kitty!

Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:
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> It’s all about the space, man.

Oh yeah and the power supply. Oftentimes you can’t get more than 230-250W
with a baby tower, 350W with a mid tower… so if you want to buy them in
a bundle and need more power, you look at the full towers because those
are usually the ones that come with up to 500W …

Shena Delian O’Brien * http://www.darklock.com/shena/ The Graphics Kitty!

SychoSly wrote:
>
> Is there a difference between full tower cases, and mid-tower
> cases besides teh obvious fact that one is like two time bigger
> then the other?

Well, here’s a little story for you. I have what I assumed to be a nice
mid-tower case. I’ve had it for about a year now, and I’ve liked it thus
far. (besides the shitty power supply). Well, I bought more RAM last week,
and I went to install it last night. Thing is, that the designers of this
case decided that you either have one RAM chip and two 5.25" drives, or
you have more than one RAM chip, and only one 5.25" drive!

GRRR!!!

There’s really no difference. Be careful about the power supply that comes
with the case, and how easy it is to open and work inside of it. Also
worry about the ventilation, because today’s chips (and I don’t only mean
the CPU) get HOT!

-Mike K.

>
> Thanks
>
> ~Sly
>
> –
> Posted via WebDiscuss on the web! - http://www.webdiscuss.com/forums

LOL…and Thanks.


~Sly

> Thing is, that the designers of this case decided that you either have
> one RAM chip and two 5.25" drives, or you have more than one RAM chip,
> and only one 5.25" drive!

>It’s all about the space, man.

yeah, i had a ‘mid-tower’ (three external 5 1/4 bays, 3 3 1/2, one
external…) anyhow, i put the cd rom drive in and wack… bumps up
against the power supply in the back… so since there were no other cases
in the house i just had to have the front of the drive (about
1/4-1/2 inch) sticking out of the case…

Mike King wrote:

>
> SychoSly wrote:
>
>>Is there a difference between full tower cases, and mid-tower
>>cases besides teh obvious fact that one is like two time bigger
>>then the other?
>>
>
> Well, here’s a little story for you. I have what I assumed to be a nice
> mid-tower case. I’ve had it for about a year now, and I’ve liked it thus
> far. (besides the shitty power supply). Well, I bought more RAM last
> week, and I went to install it last night. Thing is, that the designers
> of this case decided that you either have one RAM chip and two 5.25"
> drives, or you have more than one RAM chip, and only one 5.25" drive!
>
> GRRR!!!
>
> There’s really no difference. Be careful about the power supply that
> comes with the case, and how easy it is to open and work inside of it.
> Also worry about the ventilation, because today’s chips (and I don’t
> only mean the CPU) get HOT!
>
> -Mike K.
>
>
>>Thanks
>>
>>~Sly
>>
>>–
>>Posted via WebDiscuss on the web! - http://www.webdiscuss.com/forums

Is there some place where I could purchase an external 5¼" floppy drive? I
have never seen them sold locally and the ‘tech’ help tell me that they
aren’t made any more.

“Tony Ranieri” <tony@woogu.com> wrote in message
news:3B8C9735.8060909@woogu.com
> yeah, i had a ‘mid-tower’ (three external 5 1/4 bays, 3 3 1/2, one
> external…) anyhow, i put the cd rom drive in and wack… bumps up
> against the power supply in the back… so since there were no other
> cases in the house i just had to have the front of the drive (about
> 1/4-1/2 inch) sticking out of the case…
>
> Mike King wrote:
>
> >
> > SychoSly wrote:
> >
> >>Is there a difference between full tower cases, and mid-tower cases
> >>besides teh obvious fact that one is like two time bigger then the
> >>other?
> >>
> >
> > Well, here’s a little story for you. I have what I assumed to be a
> > nice mid-tower case. I’ve had it for about a year now, and I’ve liked
> > it thus far. (besides the shitty power supply). Well, I bought more
> > RAM last week, and I went to install it last night. Thing is, that the
> > designers of this case decided that you either have one RAM chip and
> > two 5.25" drives, or you have more than one RAM chip, and only one
> > 5.25" drive!
> >
> > GRRR!!!
> >
> > There’s really no difference. Be careful about the power supply that
> > comes with the case, and how easy it is to open and work inside of it.
> > Also worry about the ventilation, because today’s chips (and I don’t
> > only mean the CPU) get HOT!
> >
> > -Mike K.
> >
> >
> >>Thanks
> >>
> >>~Sly
> >>
> >>–
> >>Posted via WebDiscuss on the web! - http://www.webdiscuss.com/forums
> >

Full towers are much more intimidating to salespeople visiting your
office. Plus, the chicks dig 'em.

“SychoSly” <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote in message
news:9mhcoa$apf$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> Is there a difference between full tower cases, and mid-tower
> cases besides teh obvious fact that one is like two time bigger
> then the other?
>
> Thanks
>
> ~Sly
>
>
>
>
> –
> Posted via WebDiscuss on the web! - http://www.webdiscuss.com/forums

Tony Ranieri wrote:
>
> yeah, i had a ‘mid-tower’ (three external 5 1/4 bays, 3 3 1/2, one
> external…) anyhow, i put the cd rom drive in and wack… bumps up
> against the power supply in the back… so since there were no other
> cases in the house i just had to have the front of the drive (about
> 1/4-1/2 inch) sticking out of the case…

That’s my current situation, currently shopping for a new full
tower case :slight_smile:

-Mike

look http://addtronics.com/ their cases are pretty nice.

Mike King wrote:

>
> Tony Ranieri wrote:
>
>>yeah, i had a ‘mid-tower’ (three external 5 1/4 bays, 3 3 1/2, one
>>external…) anyhow, i put the cd rom drive in and wack… bumps up
>>against the power supply in the back… so since there were no other
>>cases in the house i just had to have the front of the drive (about
>>1/4-1/2 inch) sticking out of the case…
>>
>
> That’s my current situation, currently shopping for a new full tower
> case :slight_smile:
>
> -Mike