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Micro ATX for Home Server

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I was wondering what is a good and cheap computer case I could buy that will fit a Micro ATX Motherboard. I want to use it for a home server so something efficient and quiet would be ideal. Room for alteast 4 hard drives would also be a bonus as well but not required.
My 1st Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 5600+ @ 2.8GHz ASUS Crosshair eVGA 8800GTS 640MB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 4GB(2X2GB) Cas 5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB OS Drive + 500GB x4 = 1.5TB RAID 5 Lite-On SATA Burner Windows Vista Ultimate (64-Bit) Dual 20" Dell Widescreen's 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Antec Earthwatts 500W Thermaltake Armor Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
None 
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My 1st Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 5600+ @ 2.8GHz ASUS Crosshair eVGA 8800GTS 640MB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 4GB(2X2GB) Cas 5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB OS Drive + 500GB x4 = 1.5TB RAID 5 Lite-On SATA Burner Windows Vista Ultimate (64-Bit) Dual 20" Dell Widescreen's 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Antec Earthwatts 500W Thermaltake Armor Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
None 
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post #2 of 5
For a small home server, the CM690 is hard to beat. It holds up to 5 drives, has good cooling, and is reasonably quiet. Inexpensive, too.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 stock (OC coming this weekend) EVGA X58 SLI msi 5850 Twin Frozar Kingston HyperX 6GB DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Intel X25-M 160GB SSD Windows 7 64 bit Corsair HX1000 Corsair 800D 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 stock (OC coming this weekend) EVGA X58 SLI msi 5850 Twin Frozar Kingston HyperX 6GB DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Intel X25-M 160GB SSD Windows 7 64 bit Corsair HX1000 Corsair 800D 
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post #3 of 5
Agreed. The CM isn't specifically an mATX case but it can hold five drives and is relatively quiet. Hard drive options are usually quite limited with mATX cases.
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My case is elegant and specifically small for mATX.
SUGO Reborn
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2620M @ 2.7 GHz Sony laptop AMD Radeon HD 6630m + Intel HD Graphics (hybrid) 6 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 SSD 16x DVD+/-RW SuperDrive Windows 7 Professional x64 13.3" (1366x768) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Chiclet keyboard Sony laptop charger Black plastic Trackpad 
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SUGO Reborn
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2620M @ 2.7 GHz Sony laptop AMD Radeon HD 6630m + Intel HD Graphics (hybrid) 6 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 SSD 16x DVD+/-RW SuperDrive Windows 7 Professional x64 13.3" (1366x768) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Chiclet keyboard Sony laptop charger Black plastic Trackpad 
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post #5 of 5
Oh yeah! I totally forgot about the SG-01! I was looking at that case a while back. How many hard drives will it hold?
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