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dumb question but my credit card is screaming at me.

Today, Newegg has the Fractal Design XL for sale at $100 with free shipping to boot. And this seems to rarely go at that price.

but I have an NZXT Gamma and Silverstone Raven RV-03 just lying around, doing nothing.





I plan on making an ATX home server so this Fractal Design is tempting me since it is much more discreet in design than the other 2 cases. Add that it has about an extra 4/5 extra hard drive space than the RV-03.

Knowing that would you get the Fractal Design XL for $100 and hope to sell the RV-03 for a fraction of that, or just use the RV-03, or even the Gamma for the server.


Yes, this is a tough question tongue.gif
 
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Buy the Fractal, this is what credit cards are for amirite? thumb.gif
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I would say use something you already have and put that money toward storage or a better proc/ram for the server.
 
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Buy the Fractal, this is what credit cards are for amirite? thumb.gif

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I would say use something you already have and put that money toward storage or a better proc/ram for the server.

I'm planning on getting an AMD FX-4100 and a gigabyte atx mobo with raid 5. Then using my spare samsung 1600 mhz 8gb or 8gb of GSkill 1333 that I have lying around. For storage, I have 3TB to start with. I'm planning on adding more hopefully by Black Friday when the forecast said it would drop down to close to pre-flood prices thumb.gif So I should be good there.

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Ah screw it. I think I'll pull the trigger lol
 
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