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Why Gaming PC Cases Are Important

Computer cases, or sometimes called chassis, are very important to a gaming computer's performance. The gaming pc cases on the market today are not only more appealing to the eye, but help key areas of how a gaming PC operates. There are a few things we need to keep in mind when purchasing our case.

The size of the case will be important in any situation. Making sure that all of our hardware will fit inside a case is often looked over. Hardware mostly meaning the motherboard. It's easy to slip the excited minds we have when we are viewing these cases that have such unique designs. But not keeping an eye on this before hand can cause extra costs in return shipping or replacing hardware. But these cases have sizes to make this a bit easier. The sizes being Micro, Mid-size, and Full. Therefore, motherboards use this same size scheme, so it's basically just matching the sizes.

These cases, when purchased separately, are often shipped pre-equipped with a power supply. Although most of the power supplies that come with the case will have more than enough output to push all the hardware in your PC, it's always a good idea to give it a second glance, just to make sure. Theres nothing worse than being so excited for your case to be shipped, then finding out the composition won't work with your PC.

Some gaming PC cases come equipped with more fans and more cooling efficient designs compared to your basic home and office computers. For example: Side panel fans, bringing cooler air on the areas that take the most stress and produce the most heat from running video games and 3D applications. These areas being the GPU and CPU. So the cooling of the case is something we should definitely pay attention to. Fans may also be located near the bottom of the front panel, bringing cooler air in so that it will be received by the fan on the video card, which most cards have today. Another common area, is in the top panel of the case, near the center. Sometimes this is an exhaust fan location, since hot air rises, its a good location for it. Then you usually have the traditional exhaust fan in your back panel, located near the CPU. In any case, cooling is important.

The visual effect of the case itself is important to most gamers. Some gaming cases have fiberglass side panels so that all the components of the PC are visible. There is nothing better than being proud of your hardware and being able to show it off to someone without having to actually remove the side panel. Lighting is also an option in modern selections. Commonly, LED lights of literally any color that you would prefer, on both the front panel and side panel. Sometimes also sprinkled throughout various other areas of the case.

So one could see the importance of gaming PC cases when buying or building a gaming PC. Both in performance by the cooling of major contributing components and the visual stimulations that the case offers. The case's visuals are completely the owner's choice and won't make the computer more worthy of being labeled a gaming PC, but the added performance of case oriented cooling cannot be denied.


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