COMPUTER HARDWARE AND TECHNOLOGY “F1020”
OBJECTIVE • By the end of this topic, student should be able to: - Define computer casing. - Determine type of computer casing. - List down the example for each part of computer case. - List down three factors influenced the computer case design.
Type Of Casing • Casing also called system is a box like case that contains electronic components of the computer. • Type of casing design : 1. Desktop 2. Tower (Mini Tower, Mid Size Tower, Full Size Tower)
DESKTOP • Desktop is designed so that the system unit fit entirely on/under a desk table. • In some models, the monitor sits on top of system unit, which is placed on top of the desk.
Desktop Advantages:Excellent desk computer.Space Disadvantages:Difficult to upgrade Does not really work on the floor. Recommendations:Excellent choice for a business and home user computer.
TOWER • Most of the casing now using a tower style. • This design enables the system unit to sit on the floor vertically.
MINI TOWER • Advantages:Excellent size which can be placed on top or below of a computer desk.Disadvantages:While this case does offer upgradability, it can be filled up much faster than the Mid-Sized tower.Recommendations:Great PC for end-users and small businesses.
MID-SIZE TOWER • Advantages:Excellent case which can fit below and on top of your computer desk.Plenty of expandability for new devices for businesses, end-users, and advanced users.Disadvantages:NoneRecommendations:This case is an excellent choice for all users and businesses.
FULL-SIZED TOWER • Advantages:Excellent computer for upgradability.Excellent case for a server machine.Disadvantages:Cost is going to be a lot more than a standard case.Generally a large case which cannot be placed on top or beneath a desk.Recommendations:We recommend that this type of case be purchased by advanced users or users who plan to have a stand alone machine as a server.
PARTS OF COMPUTER CASE • Front Panel • Back Panel • Internal Part
What are the factors influenced the computer case design ? • Ergonomic : Space , Materials. • Expansion : Motherboard Configuration • Cooling : Proper size and Position.