Originally Posted by 1Quickchic
What would every recommend for a smaller box like case that can handle 10x 3.5" hard drive's 4x2.5 hard drive's(ssd) have at least 3x preferable 4x 5.25 bays for dvd/r /hot swap bays and room to water-cooled also fit a xl atx/at motherboard??
Looking to redo my server/work machine I currently have almost all that stuffed in a fractal r4 but need another hot swap Bay, I can live with 3 bays but I'd prefer 4 so I can go back to having an internal dvd/r right now I have an LG external and it's fine but it does take up desktop real estate, and since I have some water cooling parts I figure I could loop it, currently it is water cooled using a corsair 100i AIO
A Caselabs M8 might be good for this. Like you I also have a TH10 and then I just got an M8 to do a build that is similar to what you've laid out.
You don't say what kind of radiators you have but on mine, I am going to try to fit dual 120.3 at the top, with no extended top or pedestal. This will reduce what can go in the top bays, but you could still fit 8 HDDs + the 4 SSDs in one side, then your hot-swap bays, DVD + remaining two HDDs in additional hot-swap bays, then you will probably be able to fit 3 bays worth of water cooling stuff (since you'll probably need a bay res as opposed to tube for this). That is almost exactly my setup, at least. Haven't hooked up the loop yet though.
Or with the rads in an extended top or ped you can have all the 10 HDDs+4SSDs on one side, then you'll have 13 flex-bays for your other stuff.