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Need help finding 4U rack cases

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Hi everyone,

I am moving to a new apartment and as part of that I want to consolidate a bunch of my computer junk into a shallow 2-post 20U rack. I'll be building the rack using a rack kit from Amazon.com and framing it within 2 x 4's.

I'm looking for a 4U case for my main PC, but I can't seem to find any that have front USB 3.0 ports. Do these exist? I see lots of nice options but they're all USB 2.0.

Requirements:
  • 4U (so fans can be quiet and has room for a full-sized GPU)
  • Support an ATX motherboard
  • One 5.25" bay for a DVD drive
  • Front USB 3.0 ports (at least one)
  • Room for 1 2.5" SSD and 1 3.5" HDD
  • Fairly short/shallow, think of a standard ATX case bolted to a rack and not a 4-foot-long Dell server

Any suggestions? I suppose a 3.5" USB 3.0 panel is an option as well, to retrofit 3.0 support on these cases.
post #2 of 3
Here is mine, 4U, cheap and pretty strong, really quiet, used the fans it came with, only thing, like you said, no USB3 in front.



https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055EV30W/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1
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2x 3TB HDD Raid 0 2x 240 GB SSD in Raid 0 NZXT X61 8.1 
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We have a few of those Rosewill cases at work, and I plan to get one to convert my game server to rackmount since I really like doors on servers to prevent anything from accidentally hitting the power or reset buttons. But no USB 3.0 unfortunately...
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