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This case is blowing my mind, but I'm not a modder and don't have the experience that you guys have.

The case I have in mind and need advice for: CM Storm Stryker Full Tower Chassis

UPDATE => BUMMER! I was just told in a PM that it won't fit my mobo. This one was recommended instead: Corsair Obsidian Series 900D CC-9011022-WW Black Aluminum ATX Super Tower. I want as little dust as possible and as much positive pressure as possible (within reason).

The above case doesn't look like it has many fans. I'm concerned about whether the screen filters for the fans need me to unscrew the case (this is what I have to do with my current 4 year old cooler master beast). The description at the link does not say anything about the screens.

I have ordered these parts, but have not yet assembled the machine ===>

My motherboard: SUPERMICRO X9DAi SOCKET LGA2011 INTEL XEON WORKSTATION/SERVER MOTHERBOARD SAS

My CPUs: 2 x XEON E5-2660 2.20GHz 20M 8GT/s CPU SR0GZ FOR HP BL460C G8

Cooling: The EK Predator 360

My RAM: 64GB (8X8GB) DDR3 PC3-10600 ECC REG 240-PIN 1333MHZ

My GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 TURBO-GTX970-OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP

My SSD: 1 x SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SATA 6.0Gb/s SDSSDXPS-480G-G25

My hard RAID storage array: 6 x 1TB 3.5" western digital black

My optical drive: LG WH16NS40 Super Multi Blue Internal SATA 16x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
Edited by linuxjedi - 10/22/15 at 5:22pm
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I should have mentioned that I haven't purchased the cooling yet. If anyone has an opinion on that cooling, I'd appreciate that feedback as well, gurus!
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This case is blowing my mind, but I'm not a modder and don't have the experience that you guys have.

The case I have in mind and need advice for: CM Storm Stryker Full Tower Chassis

UPDATE => BUMMER! I was just told in a PM that it won't fit my mobo. This one was recommended instead: Corsair Obsidian Series 900D CC-9011022-WW Black Aluminum ATX Super Tower. I want as little dust as possible and as much positive pressure as possible (within reason).

The above case doesn't look like it has many fans. I'm concerned about whether the screen filters for the fans need me to unscrew the case (this is what I have to do with my current 4 year old cooler master beast). The description at the link does not say anything about the screens.
Plenty of fan options (15 total), but it looks like you have to pry the top and front off to expose the filters.

There are many other options for E-ATX. For $$$ cases I'd sooner have a look at Lian Li, In Win, Phanteks, etc., and on the higher end, Case Labs. The Phanteks Enthoo Primo, for example, has easy access filters and is a much more compelling buy IMO. You may want to have a look at the Cooler Master HAF series (especially the Haf-X) too.
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Nordilith
(20 items)
 
NAS / HTPC
(11 items)
 
Workstation
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.5ghz 1.34v GA-P67A-UD7 (f3h) NVIDIA EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3gb F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black 1TB (OS) Seagate (Media) - Thanks shlunky WD and Seagate (Backups) ASUS DVD R/W 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Scythe Ninja 4 M$ Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Panasonic X3 42in Plasma HP ~720p 19in 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm Quickfire Pro (Cherry MX Reds) Seasonic SS-850HT Fractal Define Design R3 Corsair M95 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Corsair MM400 Onboard (Realtek) + Philips Home Theatre System... Lots of case fans and Aerocool fan controller Logitech M318 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 Dell 0x501h ATI Radeon HD 5450 (Dell) 12gb 1066mhz CL7  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
JBOD (ext4 + ZFS) Xigmatek Gaia Antergos XFCE HP S2031A and Panasonic X3 
PowerCase
Flextronics 475W Dell P/N 0F217J OEM 
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AMD Athlon II X4 640, 4/4, 3ghz (Foxconn 2AB1) N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX ATI Radeon 4200 (RS880) HP 6gb DDR3 1333 CL9 
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