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What is a Mid Tower ATX Case?
Mid tower ATX cases are considerably roomier than a small form-factor mini ITX or micro ATX, but not as gargantuan as a full tower ATX case. As the name implies, mid tower ATX cases a middle-of-the-road option that's just right for many PC builders.
What makes a Mid Tower ATX Case so good?
As such, mid tower ATX cases are incredibly popular among PC builders - take a quick glance at the sheer number of cases available at Ebuyer for proof! They don't take up too much room in your gaming set-up, while affording you a great deal of control over your system's specification and airflow with enough room for high-performance PC components. Many mid tower ATX cases come with at least one pre-installed fan to help you get started, exhausting out hot air. If you need more, check out Ebuyer's case fans.
Mid Tower ATX Cases at Ebuyer
Whether you're looking to upgrade your computer case or build a new rig from scratch, a mid tower ATX case offers up plenty of options in size, style and specification. Here's some consideration when browsing Ebuyer's broad range of mid tower ATX cases.
Mid tower ATX cases - motherboards
Even though they're a medium-sized computer case, mid tower ATX cases can easily accommodate motherboards up to 12 x 9.6" - that's an ATX motherboard form-factor. For the most part, they'll also support Micro ATX motherboards. Some mid tower ATX cases even have enough room to squeeze in Extended ATX motherboard, or have mounting points for comparatively tiny Mini ITX motherboards.
Mid tower ATX cases - power supply units
Like a motherboard, a power supply unit (PSU) comes in many form-factors, but the standard ATX form-factor for PSUs is so ubiquitous it's hard to notice. ATX PSUs will effortlessly slide right under the power supply shroud of a mid tower ATX case. If you've got a small form-factor PSU - like an SFX PSU - many units ship with an adapter bracket for installation in a ATX case.
Mid tower ATX cases - clearance
Due to the immense popularity of mid tower ATX cases, you won't have too much trouble finding computer components that'll fit in them. Most components are knowingly designed around this form factor, but don't get complacent. We always recommend double-checking the dimensions of a mid tower ATX case to ensure it will fit all your components.
The ones you'll most likely face trouble with are PC cooling and modding components - CPU coolers, case fans and the like. Some massively sized air coolers may scratch right up against your mid tower ATX case's side panel, or prevent the panel from closing properly. These cases often state the maximum size of a water cooler radiator they can support - 240mm, 360mm and so on - to avoid interference with lengthier graphics cards.
Mid tower ATX cases - cable management
A mid tower ATX case may not be as generously roomy as a full size ATX case, but they've got enough space for tidy cable management. You can't lazily stuff all the cable behind the case's side panel and call it a day. It will require some effort, but many mid tower ATX are extremely optimised for cable management. An abundance of cable routing holes and anchor points for cable ties is more than adequate for clean and streamlined cable management in a mid tower ATX case, even for first-time PC builders.
Mid tower ATX cases - drive bays
Full size ATX cases are the uncontested king where drive bays are concerned, but mid tower ATX cases don't lag far behind. If you're a stickler for physical media - CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays - you'll rarely find drive bays on mid tower ATX cases, that's reserved for full size ATX cases nowadays.
However, mid tower ATX can have surprisingly flexible storage options. Including mounts for 2.5" SATA form-factor solid-state drives on the rear side of the case's motherboard tray, and trays for larger 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives in removeable cages if you need the extra space. Pair this with the expansion slots on many modern motherboards for M.2 form-factor SSDs for terabytes' worth of storage in a mid tower ATX cases.
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