The case that you will use with your computer system is very important. The case you choose can limit your computer in the following ways.
The first thing you must choose is the size of your case. Cases vary greatly in their size. Figure 1-1 shows two computer cases side-by-side.
Figure 1-1: A large and regular sized case
The larger case will give you more room to add drives. The smaller case with be lighter and more easy to move.
Sometimes you will have the option to buy a case that includes the power supply. Make sure you evaluate that the included power supply is of the type that you need. We will be discussing power supplies in the next section.
Some case also provide USB and firewire ports on the front. This can be a nice option if you are going to be hooking up a digital camera, or other USB device often.