Choosing your computer case is the first major step in your parts selection process for building your desktop. When choosing your case there are many factors to take into account.
Some of the factors are solely aesthetic, while on the opposite end of the spectrum some of the determining factors of the case are purely functional.
Lets start with the functional properties. It is easier to match aesthetics to function than to match the function to the aesthetics.
The first factor to analyze when deciding on a case is the size and orientation of the case. Computer cases come in many shapes and sizes: they range from:
* Mid-tower cases* Full-tower computer casing* All-in-one units