full or mid case? parts.

Should I get a full or mid size case? Will a mid size case fit all my stuff? also if you have any suggestions feel free to tell me, the case should be easy to use because this is my first time building a computer. =X


processor: 3.16 core2duo
hard drive: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4206999&Sku=M122-8048
motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3523225&sku=E145-2034 any or other suggestions?
video card: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3952602&csid=_25
ram: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3404049&csid=_25 I might upgrade in the future
power supply: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2522440&csid=_25 jw if this is enough
CD drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173 should I get 2?
operating system: Vista home premium 64 bit.
cooling: I don't know much about cooling, any suggestions on cooling for this build that's easy to install?


if there's anything wrong/missing from this build please tell me!
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  1. Buy a good quality case .

    Size wont matter as much as good lay out and cooling
  2. Yeah the size of the case wont matter. It's pretty much preference at this point. I would stay away from the Antec 900 as it's a squeeze to work with. Just look for an open case if you dont really care.
  3. oh and I'm still confused about cooling ;o.
    Do I need like a video card cooler or something?
  4. lxseto93 said:


    That second case is as big as most of the "big" cases, and none of these are actually full towers. The "full towers" have been mislabeled, they're just "extra large" mid-towers.

    The Inwin design works fairly well for its compact size, but there's no way the case is worth that much money. If you're interested in that size and general layout, consider less-expensive Inwin models.
  5. Crashman said:
    That second case is as big as most of the "big" cases, and none of these are actually full towers. The "full towers" have been mislabeled, they're just "extra large" mid-towers.

    The Inwin design works fairly well for its compact size, but there's no way the case is worth that much money. If you're interested in that size and general layout, consider less-expensive Inwin models.


    hmm.. I don't really need a compact computer, I have a lot of room to put my computer. Right now I'm thinking of getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233013 . It's pretty big and seems sturdy, it looks nice too. I'm just wondering if it is right for the parts I'm getting. :??:

    and I still haven't gotten any comments/help on my build. :cry:
  6. lxseto93 said:
    hmm.. I don't really need a compact computer, I have a lot of room to put my computer. Right now I'm thinking of getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233013 . It's pretty big and seems sturdy, it looks nice too. I'm just wondering if it is right for the parts I'm getting. :??:

    and I still haven't gotten any comments/help on my build. :cry:


    It's a nice case...is that helpful enough?
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