While most PC users often buy their desktop computers as a bulk, all coming in as a part of a package, some avid PC fans would rather build their computers from scratch, getting the most high-tech hardware, and the latest design and features on their computer. DIY computers are becoming popular, especially to the gaming community, which need specific specs to run the latest games these days. But all the effort and money will be all for naught if you do not have the right computer case.
The computer case is basically the armor that shields the life of a desktop. For starters, a desktop computer has 3 major parts: the monitor, the keyboard, and the CPU. The CPU, or the central processing unit, is the brain of the desktop, carrying the different parts like the motherboard, the hard disk drive, the optical drives, and others. To protect all these important features of the PC, the CPU is protected by the computer case, which also holds the other computer components, like the power source, and the other connective ports. It does a major role in holding together the computer together, as well as provide avenues to make connecting to other components much easier. For most DIY computer builders, selecting the computer case first is very important.
Selecting the most appropriate PC case often depends on which hardware you want to put in your PC. The case must have all the ports and compartments that will hold all the elements that you want on your computer. Of course, durability is also a good indicator for a proper cabinet. A PC case is usually made with aluminum that can withstand heat. There are also different sizes of a computer cabinet. A regular sized case stands 18” in height and 2”-3” in width. These sizes were created to save space the desktop may consume, to improve style, to keep the parts intact and to prevent the parts from overheating.
PC cases are also made to protect, not only with impact, pressure, and heat, but also with stuff that can damage the PC. It is best to get a casing that is dustproof, waterproof, and insect proof. Overall, getting the most suitable PC case for your computer is quite a demanding task. But once you get a cabinet from an online store, or from a dealer, assembling your PC would be much, much easier.