I was having a chat the other week with Lifehacker's Spandas, who was looking forward to building a new PC that weekend. The topic of computer cases came up, and she remarked that the build wouldn't feel right without a full-sized tower.
Having grown up with a 286 PC and remembering the time I poured out a glass teddy bear of savings to purchase my first rig, I get it. But PC hardware has come an long way in recent years, and the days of needing a giant tower for giant framerates are over. Here are a few reasons why you should look at a mini PC like ASUS's ROG GR8 II, instead of an oldschool beast.