I'm going to start building my own PC soon and I don't know what size tower to get mid or full. Here is what I'm thinking for hardware
Sesonic 850 psu
1 or maybe 2 HDD's
8 gigs of ram
hyper 212 fan and heatsink
My biggest concearn is first to make sure eveything fits especially the video card. Secondly cooling. I would like to get 2 Radeon 6970 cards and my concearn is that the two cards alone will create so much heat that a midtower will build up heat to fast causing problems.
A Mid size tower should easily fit those parts keep in mind that full towers can be Very big iv seen 25+ pound full towers and in general there for builds with multiple Gpu's or allot of HDD or water cooling to multiple parts. And to address your concern a 6970 will fit and as long as you have decent circulation with fans you will be fine. Keeping in mind that with out proper air flow even a full size case will heat up fast. *Disclaimer all mid sizes cases are not created equal some have poor lay outs and the size can vary by as much as 2 inch's in length and height.
Thanks. I think I'll just got with the mid tower. 23"+ in high and 22-23" in length I think will be to much. Here is the tower I'm thinking of getting. I like the two fans in front for intake. It has a big fan on top for outake and a small fan in the back like most compters. It also has a slot on the side panel for another intake fan to blow air on the CPU.
Are there any other good aftermarket heatsink/fans that are of the same quality as the Coolermaster but not so tall? I guess I could leave off the side panel fan I don't know how much it would help with cooling anyway.