I've been a Coolemaster case fanboy for three or so year's now, having built four computer's with them.
However now with five almost and having one had a broken front end on shipping and numerous USB outlet issue's, i'm starting to look elsewhere.
Now this isn't to dis Coolermaster
I LAN a lot.
I LUG a lot. And to be fair and honest, a full tower that's twenty or so pound's is awkward and cumbersome.
I can't speak ofcourse for the USB issue's being semi permanent.
Durability and lift are important though.
A) So I was actually thinking about a more squarelike case than the rectangle's of today, that is, one more like a box.
Do these even exist, and are there any particularly well-made?
B) And if part A doesn't work above, then:
1) If i'm not using a water cooling system and not sporting many peripheral's, like ton's of storage, CD, or wireless add-on's; then can I go to a mid or even a small tower?
Using high end gfx card, a decent motherboard, CPU with aftermarket coolant, etc...?
2) Are there any super tough, smart, and easy carry case's or companie's reccomended?
Personally, I absolutely love the Bitfenix Prodigy.
The only cube cases you're going to find are micro-ATX or mini-ITX; small form factor cases. However, that doesn't mean they're bad.
I've got the Prodigy, a heavily overclocked i5-3570k on a custom loop, a heavily overclocked air-cooled GTX 670... And the entire thing has handles and is small enough to easily count as a carry-on on any airline. (If I remove the handles, it fits into my backpack. [But it's a large backpack.])