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post #1 of 6
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Hey guys, I'm in the market for my wife. Her photography business is picking up and I wanted to build her an editing PC, however I could use some suggestions for a good case.

I would like it to have a SDHC and CF memory card ports and any other things (if there are photographers on here) that you suggest.

Thanks all!! biggrin.gif
post #2 of 6
Wouldn't it be better to buy a card reader and install it in to the case? That way you have more inputs than just the 2 types of cards you listed.

Buy a Source 210 or similarly priced one + a 5-10 £/$ multi card reader.

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Edited by trojan92 - 10/19/13 at 2:42pm
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I second getting an addon 3.5" multicard reader - there is really no quality cases i know about that have built in card reader. Smth like this :

LINK

Supports SD, Compact flash and other types...

I would also suggest something with 4 front usb ports, cause your wife probably tends to use lots of removable storage. For example many fractal design cases have 4 usb ports conviniently located at the top of a front panel. These cases also very well built and have good cooling.

Core 3000

Define R4 White

Define R4 Black (on sale for $80 shipped)

Edit: If you want something smaller there are also

Arc Mini

Define Mini

Both support Matx/mitx motherboards, both with 3 front usb ports.
Edited by ekg84 - 10/19/13 at 2:31pm
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This is sleek:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129187




It's not too sturdy, but for the price it is great IMO.
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post #5 of 6
you really should put down important information such as

1. budget? for the case as well as the overall machine

2. where is the machine going to be located? at work or at home? what kind of dust level is the environment going to have where this machine is going to be located?

3. what kind of editing will she be using? extensive photoshop? or just some light editing? since it's professional work i'm assuming you gonna need LOTS of RAM for the machine? or maybe even a xeon workstation rather then a consumer grade equipment?

4. is size/noise a factor in the build?

anyway. these are some of the more relevant info needed to make better recommendations for your purpose
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+1 for a source 210 Elite and just buy the needed card readers and slap it in. thumb.gif
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