The great debate: Caseless, or Cased?

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by Aastii, Jan 27, 2010.

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Is your main computer in a case?

  1. Yes

    47 vote(s)
    81.0%
  2. No

    11 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. Aastii

    Aastii VIP Member

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    I'd have thought the majority here are running with a case, but which do you prefer and why?

    This will just about certainly turn into a debate/discussion (see post your caseless setup thread -.-), let's try to keep it as that and not flame war/trolling session
     
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  2. awildgoose

    awildgoose New Member

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    Yes, my computer is in a case. I prefer it, because you can modify it to your own liking (like paint it and such), you can make fans look good and there is good airflow. It also (for me at least) takes up less space (surface area) and gives me a good footrest. Plus it is easy for transportation.
     
  3. Shane

    Shane Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I prefer a case,Its easier to keep the dust out and stops you getting electric shock :D

    Id actualy love to have one of these beautys again.....Old sytle Full tower server case and watercooling of course.

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    I currently have a Coolermaster 690 modded,and although these cases are a little bit bigger than your standard ATX case....its still very cramped in there with just a single 4890 graphics card.
     
  4. awildgoose

    awildgoose New Member

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    Would love to mod the hell out of that beast, look at it. That has some serious airflow potential if you had the right tools.
    But on topic, to me as I said, cases are just easier. I really do not get the whole caseless thing, to me it seems like a safety hazard and such.
     
  5. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    Mine is in a case, I've had caseless setups but I don't see how anyone prefers it. Caseless takes up much more space as everything can't be stacked, if you have pets that's just waiting for trouble, they also collect more dust when off, don't look as good, and aren't as good at proper cooling.
     
  6. Aastii

    Aastii VIP Member

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    I want that case :eek:
     
  7. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    Beige cases are so 1990.

    This is the case I want:

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  8. Shane

    Shane Super Moderator Staff Member

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    They are,But i mean look at it...i think it would be great re-sprayed.

    Id actualy go for a High gloss white finish on that case,theres too many people with Black cases these days and i like things diffrent. :)

    Id also put some castor wheels on the bottom and remove the feet.
     
  9. Aastii

    Aastii VIP Member

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    that is what paint is for ;)

    And I love that case, but I would never mod it because of the price I payed for it :p It does look so so nice though

    Gun Metal Grey, not white :D The day I find gun metal grey spray paint is the day my paint stops being blue
     
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  10. ScottALot

    ScottALot Active Member

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    Not so much of a great debate...
     
  11. Gooberman

    Gooberman Active Member

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    i use a case because i have a POS computer and don't wanna look at it!!!!!!!!! >:[
     
  12. mac550

    mac550 New Member

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    Both my main computer and my server are in cases
     
  13. diduknowthat

    diduknowthat formerly liuliuboy

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    Every computer I've built are in cases because:

    a) Cases look sleek, they add sophistication to a computer
    b) They allow my computer to be transported. I live in college and need to move my computer between my house and my dorm a few times a year
    c) My case protects the internals of my computer from random drunk people
    d) My computer cools better in my case as the fans move air in a wind tunnel fashion, thus eliminating hot spots.
     
  14. TFT

    TFT VIP Member

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    In a case, would you buy a Ferrari and drive around with all the body parts removed and sitting on the chassis, of course not you want your pride and joy to look sleek and beautiful. (Unless you're a cheapskate like me and have a POS in a box)
     
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  15. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    My main PC is in a case...cause its a laptop...
     
  16. viper110110

    viper110110 New Member

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    My main PC is in a case because its the one I built in grade 8 that I have just kept upgrading. I have built an open case out of wood, which was pretty fun. I also like the look of caseless setups. As my mom said, the motherboard "Looks like a city. See, there's where Dad works, and there's all the apartment buildings that people live in."

    I would personally never run my main computer out of a case, but I would like to just have random computer parts laying on my desk that magically work and confuse people.
     
  17. Aastii

    Aastii VIP Member

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    lmao, my family say the exact same thing when I have parts out :p
     
  18. G25r8cer

    G25r8cer Active Member

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    Modded case is the only way to go

    Sleek, simple, and effective

    Keeps dust away and protects parts from the elements
     
  19. lubo4444

    lubo4444 Active Member

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    My pc is in case too. :)
     
  20. jasonwow

    jasonwow New Member

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    ive got a case also
     

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