Choosing a Computer Case
Computer cases come in many shapes and sizes. The two most important factors
in choosing a computer case are visual style and utility. First, you
should pick a case that appeals to your taste. Some prefer the brushed aluminum
look while others like black to match their black keyboard, mouse and monitor.
Second, if your computer will serve as a home PC for basic email, printing and
music, a small computer tower would be better as it has a smaller footprint and thus takes up less space in your home.
ATX Computer Cases
For PC enthusiasts such as gamers, a bigger mid or full tower ATX Computer Case would be best as the extra room is needed for better cooling and adding new or extra parts (i.e. 2nd optical drive or PCI cooling fan).The computer chassis you choose must match the motherboard size. For example, if your PC case says it supports micro ATX and ATX, your motherboard must be one of those.
Regarding brand quality, the $100+ cases usually have extra bells and whistles that make installation, maintenance and upgrading of parts more convenient.
What's Right For You?
Most name brand manufacturers such as Antec offer cheap computer cases as well as middle and high-end units to fit all users' needs and budgets.
Some computer cases already have a power supply while others generally do not. The high-end cases usually will not have a power supply included since the manufacturer will leave that up to the consumer to dictate his or her power needs.If you're planning to personalize your computer case, computer mods are very
popular among PC enthusiasts and usually focus on form over function. Hopefully this information give you a nice idea of the different types of computer cases and what’s right for you. Happy Shopping!