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post #1 of 6
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I love my Antec 300, and mostly because it doesn't have any of that tool-less nonsense. I like that the only thing I need to keep on hand are thumbscrews and normal case screws for my cards. A friend is asking me to build him a PC, and would also prefer not to have extra parts to keep track of, since his box containing the pieces for an older Antec went missing and mounting anything else in it is impossible without replacements or heavy modding. Before I grab another 300 for this, is there anything newer that I'm missing?
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post #2 of 6
Silverstone is known for using lots of thumbscrews and not using plastic tool less mounts. The TJ04 is one of the newer ones, it's a mid-tower. They're stuff isn't cheap though. I believe there's a k-series equivalent of the TJ04 that's cheaper and doesn't have all the extras.
Also, I think Lian-li it pretty good too. Some of their cases have a sort of rail for the drive and you just put your standard screw on and slide it in.
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post #3 of 6
Would the SilverStone TJ07 be something you're interested in? it doesn't have any of those tooless locking mechanisms for the 5/25" bays.
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post #4 of 6
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Thanks for the comments, I really appreciate it. It looks like the Silverstone TJ04-E is the way I'm leaning right now. Somehow I'd missed that one in my Newegg browsing, but not really a good way to search for what I'm looking for so it was rough going.
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post #5 of 6
I love tool-less bays, but then again I'm no longer using drives with moving parts wink.gif If you're on a budget, perhaps check out some of the NZXT Source models. You can't go wrong with another 300, either. What it lacks in cable-hide-ability, it makes up for with some of the best airflow potential of any case I've worked with in that price range.
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post #6 of 6
The HAF912 is pretty good at that price range as well, though it's "tool less" but you can remove them and I'm pretty sure it has screw holes for mounting. I'd have to check my brothers build to make sure.
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