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Man I am getting so bogged down in all these complex LC mods that I have one of my main rigs sitting in parts in a tote...sad really: those 4 Raptors need to be humming.

So help me decide what case to buy to just use as a case. I know: hard to believe...

I do not want to modify this case.

I want to be able to fit ten HDDs and at least one Optical Drive in the case. I am not adverse to using Bay Inserts or adapters and I have a dozen or so on hand. So those cases I usual ignore with the multiple front bays might work.

It has to be a nice case. I prefer aluminum. I don't like "wing" doors.

The obvious suspects have crossed my mind but I was thinking perhaps someone might have something completely different they know about.

I kinda like the Temjin with the rounded exterior--but I am not sure if I could fit enough drives in there.

I am pretty sure one of the Lian Li big Bahstahds would do..but I want usally shop cases for mod purpose..so I am a little lost when it comes to just picking a great stock case.

Thanks in advance!

BTW I plan to use external standalone LC on this--so no need for the case to be LC ready in any way shape or form.

At the moment the rig would be my Abit FP190HD using onboard graphics, Areca 1210 RAID 5 card driving 4 Raptors, Symbios SCSI card driving two Cheetahs and 4 Seagate 7200.10 on the 4 SATA headers.

For now I will simply aircool the E6600 until I get the Monolith LC unit fabricated.

So obviously a case with good aircooling is required.

Fire Away!
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Get something that's cal-i...trust me..

OK, but seriously. Does it matter if it looks good? I'm sure most miditowers can fit 10 drives.. at least mine can - sans the floppy drive, but with 3 bay converters.
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The TEMJIN with the rounded edges is the TJ-07 and it is HUGE, here are the spec's for it, according to that it should work fine

Here are the specs for the latest TEMJIN the TJ-09, i have the black version and IMO it is perfect, the build quality is fantastic if you want any specific pictures then PM me
    
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Have you seen the Lian Li Cube Case? I think The Pope has it, I saw it in Max. PC.

http://www.xoxide.com/lian-li-pc-343b-case.html
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Get something that's cal-i...trust me..

OK, but seriously. Does it matter if it looks good? I'm sure most miditowers can fit 10 drives.. at least mine can - sans the floppy drive, but with 3 bay converters.
Hairshellacer you must yolking. It's gotta look soo cal-i that even I would not dare to modify it's perfectly perfect perfectness.

@Nostrano: yeah I am seriously wanting the 7,,,but **** the price tag is giving me apoplepsy
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Have you seen the Lian Li Cube Case? I think The Pope has it, I saw it in Max. PC.

http://www.xoxide.com/lian-li-pc-343b-case.html
Yeah that thing is big enough--and difenitelym defenitly dafinitely deefinitely could handle some hardware--probably two motherboards 2 PSUs and 15 HDDs lol....

IDK it is ridicuolously expensive...
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Get something that's cal-i...trust me..
Saw that coming from a mile away.

Alien Cube?
Lian Li V300
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Hairshellacer you must yolking. It's gotta look soo cal-i that even I would not dare to modify it's perfectly perfect perfectness.

@Nostrano: yeah I am seriously wanting the 7,,,but **** the price tag is giving me apoplepsy
Take the jump, if the build quality is anything like that of other silverstone products it will be worth it, you can have entire watercooling loops internally including a 360 rad AND a 340 rad
    
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Saw that coming from a mile away.

Alien Cube?
Lian Li V300
lol no

not enough space
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Have you seen the Lian Li Cube Case? I think The Pope has it, I saw it in Max. PC.

http://www.xoxide.com/lian-li-pc-343b-case.html
Yup I have the case and i love it ... Only downside is that you have to order all the hard drive cages and other accessories separate. Meaning you have to order the panel with the clear window separate, and the top accessories separate. So all the other accessories will increase you bill by like $150 if not $200...


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Another issue with this case is that it is near impossible to secure things in the 5.25" bays. ( very odd design...)
    
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