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Buying A Case

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-The system case isn't the hardest thing in the world to shop for but there are a few considerations. What you need to look at most is what you want to use your system for and what do you want it to do? Are you a hardcore gamer that will have many overclocked components? Are you just a computer nerd that needs a little speed to the business application? Of course these are questions for most components in the case but we need to figure what kind of room is needed.

-Most of your internal drives are going to come in 5.25" bays for say a CD-ROM and 3.5" for the old floppy drive. The most typical and longest lasting application is gonna be a ATX case with 3 (5.25") bays and 2 (3.5") bays. This assures that you will have future expansion and upgrading options. Don't overlook this! The more the better in the long run.

What To Look For In A Case

-For the most part you need to look at an ATX format case and stay away from the older AT Format case's. The AT format is cheaper but ventilation is very poor. For the household PC you need to look at having at least 2 5.25" bays and 1 3.5" bays at the very least. Also look into a Mini ATX Tower case. These are excellent and take up little space.

-Power, look for a 300 watt power supply for any future upgrades.

-There are many good cases out there that are trouble free and offer great power supply's to boot. As with most of the shopping guides on this site, I wont lead you to Junk! These are quality products from reputable manufacturers.


-This is a great company offering a great case. I am using one of these at the moment and its great. I also want to add something nice about these people. I bought a Value Line case from them about 4 months ago that was a return items at the store I had purchased it from. Of course there were some things missing but nothing I didn't already have. The one exception to this was a plastic decal? This was no major deal but I went ahead and contacted the company via email. They sent me a new decal and a new I/O shield with no questions asked. Not only this but answered any question I had about the case promptly. This is not one of those company's that sell you a product then take off on you. These guys are pretty cool and I hope the best for there company.

This is one of there Value line case's that I have and is a great case. The case sports:

Power Supply 300W ATX SmartPower
6  Drive Bays 5 External - 3 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5", 1 Internal - 1 x 3.5"
Dimensions: 16.2" H x 7.9" W x 16.8" D
Weight: 23.3 lbs.
Additional Features: Built-in carrying handle on case bottom and screw-less front pane


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