What form factor the desktop to choose?

I'm a little behind the desktop of iron, all the information from 10 years ago (but in reality was no longer fumbling in the gland, when Simma changed Dimy) :)
I looked and see that now there are 4 form factor cases

Question: hardware manufacturers release their (top) of the product under every form factor? Or, say, a MIDI case the easiest way is to pick up the hardware change? What are the hidden pitfalls in these various cases?

The config I used to buy it once in 8-10 years :)
April 4th 20 at 13:08
8 answers
April 4th 20 at 13:10
midi is usually more convenient in size and features/convenience upgrade
April 4th 20 at 13:12
Now, unfortunately in the attempt to cheat the buyer, the producers of the hulls started to do good. There are corps like normal, but the length is shortened. That is the mother of a motherboard in there corny won't fit :) not to mention a full-size (long) graphics card. Therefore it is necessary to focus on the size of the body, not on the a - class even more or less honest manufacturers can skimp on "the six yellow buttons" is when the hull is shorter by the length of the tail docking plank which is actually "on the street".
Still need to watch the weight of the shell - wall thickness are indicative not everything, but weight is usually all I write. Lightweight body means iron guano, will fingers to bend, warp and rattle..
Still need to look at the number of fans in the supply and the number of seats...

UPD: Also - the number and location of seats (beev) screw - vertical, horizontal, with quick access or not, there are screwless fixing or not. In "economy" buildings easily face a situation when the screws only a couple beev, and one vertically on the front wall inside the case.
Still - the location of the USB ports. In dermansky buildings often when the ports right next to each other and if one should stick the second insert can only MPH. Therefore, if the housing has a 3.5" oltsik usually in it put the card reader with USB ports.
April 4th 20 at 13:14
Take something like the HP Z440 normal tower, very quiet for a very funny money. Add 1 - 2 top vidyuhi and forget for a few years

By the way here is my Butiful
The radio next to understand sizes. The only negative case is quite heavy - kristofer_Dicki commented on April 4th 20 at 13:17
@kristofer_Dicki, I have an old case Cooler Master weighs in at 20 pounds, so the weight does not scare :) - wyatt_Runolfsson commented on April 4th 20 at 13:20
April 4th 20 at 13:16
To properly analyze the source data:
-the size of the motherboard
-the maximum length of the graphics card
-how many drives (HDD=3.5"/2.5") will
By answering these questions, you are shown the correct response by type of housing.
April 4th 20 at 13:18
Looking at what task.
If you plan to install a powerful graphics card, overclocking - the maximum volume of the housing. It is easier to organize efficient cooling.

I exclusively use for example embedded videos and prefer form factor mini-ITX
In offices where no high productivity is required nettops are used for example on Intel NUC.

Choose a chassis for task and under the iron.
April 4th 20 at 13:20
Full-tower: more space inside => easier installation, better air flow = better cooling.
Everything else makes sense to take only if you want to save some space.
But that's modern case, unfortunately, make the mixture of shit and sawdust, but the price tag quote if they were made of platinum Vietnamese virgins by the light of the full moon.
April 4th 20 at 13:22
Will give preference to the Fula, easy to upgrade. And ful to me as a mother.
April 4th 20 at 13:24
I looked and see that now there are 4 form factor cases
it's a little complicated :)
First, desktops are now divided into types: NUC (in fact a laptop as a small desktop box), desktop (notebook hardware + a monitor in one case) and old system blocks all different sizes. Themselves their sizes have not changed in 10 years, everything from ITX to E-ATX. But, since the iron has become less hot plus the SSD homes are increasingly becoming the only store, there is a tendency to reduce the size of the case. At least the rejection 3.5" basket for HDD already well reduces the body depth (ssd can be mounted above, below or to the side, i.e. right at all is the basket removed from the case).
So, again, if you take something that's not super - the total dissipation will be less than 10 years ago, then you will need a cooler smaller and less fans in the case.
Well, to choose iron - it is necessary to start to understand for what tasks, and what your budget is. And then see what fits what. If a lot of money and very powerful it is not necessary - and can be a very small computer to collect. If money is a little something cheaper to get a roomier case, most inexpensive, etc. Here is "in General" do not answer, specifics are needed.
PS right now there is a tendency of transition from 4хядерных to "dofiga-nuclear" processors with new AMD Ryzen percent. So right now to buy for the next 8-10 years, the idea is so-so, nemalovazhno today's 16ядерный top already after a couple of years is sketchy. Here is the past few years was stagnant, it was possible once to buy a i7-2600K, a few years of grief do not know, then another to disperse and voila - again top-end processor, nothing slows, and a few years of grief do not know.

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