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post #1 of 14
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Well, my current case is, well, crowded to say the least.

I currently have a Raidmax Smilodon case. And it is well equipped with much more then what ever should have been put in it.

I need something can fit Ten Hard Drives, Two Optical Bays, Two SLI cards, a RAM cooler (I currently don't have one, but am thinking about getting one.), a monster heatsink, and a floopy disk bay.

Pretty much the only problem I have right now with my box is cable management, or the lack there of with the cables I am currently using. I have routed some cables, but not enough for anything to look decent. The lack of space in the front. Where the HDD, CD/DVD drives, and Ram are located, there isn't any space.

Really, a new case is in need I think. I currently reach 90F or 33C, roughly the same thing. Usually, before all of these drives were added, it was around high 70 to mid 80's.

Any suggestions on a case? I do have a space requirement. As long as it can fit in two feet high and 1 feet wide. Currently, I have a bar that runs across my desk, that could block it from getting in or out. Though I can probably just slice the bar off.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 14
How much are you willing to spend? I would be looking into a full tower Lian Li case.
    
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post #3 of 14
I used to own the case you have in your sig rig, and it's really nice, but I didn't like the door in front, and the mobo tray was a hassle because you had to unplug everything if you wanted to fold the tray all the way down. Cable management is also impossible in it. It pretty much turned into a brick of cables.

Anyway, if you're looking for a full tower, read the review I wrote on the Antec 1200 in the reviews section. It's pretty extensive. The case has AWESOME cable management. Also, the case is ~20 inches high, which comes right under 2 feet. It also has enough bays for 9 hard drives (in 3.5 bays) plus three 5.25 bays so you can throw a hdd into one of those. anyways, check it out as a suggestion.
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post #4 of 14
10 HHDs
Are you using something like an Icy Dock that can fit 4 drives in 3, 5 1/5 bays?
    
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post #5 of 14
Hmmmm NZXT Tempest has 8 HD slots 2x4 cages +2x5.25 cages has 4 120mm fans and 2 140mm I just got mine and I love it! $159 at PCCG + all 6 fans! cable management it will also fit everything you want the only down is no floppy drive but im sure this case will be good enough for you




http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...6689106f1b256a
Edited by xon1kz - 6/23/08 at 7:40am
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Here are a couple I was thinking at getting.

Mozart TX Case

Coolermaster Cosmos

I was looking at alot of the different Lian Li cases.


Right now, price is going to be hard, this is more of a wait along way down the road opportunity, because I am needing to save for alot of important stuff.

At the least I can spend is 100, at the most I can spend anywhere to 500. But, right now, I won't be buying the case, not just yet.
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post #7 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
10 HHDs
Are you using something like an Icy Dock that can fit 4 drives in 3, 5 1/5 bays?
Even Better. The Lian Li Expansion module, 3 Hard drives in two 5 1/5 bays.



Sad, I don't even run a server. I could though.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
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Even Better. The Lian Li Expansion module, 3 Hard drives in two 5 1/5 bays.



Sad, I don't even run a server. I could though.
Sweet
I use both the 3 HDD (2, bay) and 4 HDD (3 bay)quick swap SATA Icy Docks
    
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post #9 of 14
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This was the third case I was looking at.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112168

Really, I just need space and room for cable management. Heat won't be a problem afterwords, because it could always be the summer.

Any opinions on those three cases?

Edit:
Nessthehero, I will look into the Antec 1200 and see how it could accommodate the needs. Thanks.
Edited by Lige - 6/23/08 at 8:05am
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by GH0 View Post
This was the third case I was looking at.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112168

Really, I just need space and room for cable management. Heat won't be a problem afterwords, because it could always be the summer.

Any opinions on those three cases?
I can't recall the site that is an Official Lain Li distributor, but some one will... there prices seem to be very good though.
    
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