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so instead of turning my old PC into an HTPC, decided to go change it into a WHS for backup, stream, remote access.

Silverstone mATX Cases
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163116
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163171
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163112
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163151
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163172
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163170

Lian Li
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112280
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112219
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112218
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112221

specs

E8400
4GB G.Skill DDR2 800
will replace 9800 GTX+ with GT 240 or 8600GT for less power consumption if i plan to leave 24/7
Corsair 750W
may put just 2-3 2TB drives.

EVGA 750i FTW but will need to replace with an mATX mobo. any suggestions for that too?
Edited by yuugotserved - 2/20/11 at 11:45am
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post #2 of 25
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really digging this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112218

wonder why this silver one only supports ATX mobo and not mATX. exact same case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112219
Edited by yuugotserved - 2/18/11 at 4:40pm
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post #3 of 25
I love the SG05-B that you linked, I would go with that one if it were me.
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post #4 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HobieCat View Post
I love the SG05-B that you linked, I would go with that one if it were me.
yeah, that one does look nice, but just saw that it's limited to only 1x 3.5" and 1x 2.5"

i think ill go with the PC-A05NB

the PSU mounting position is quite nice.. mounts on the other side with the internal power connector... now that's genius

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...d/IMG_2144.jpg

^ taken from this thread: http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...5nb-fully.html
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post #5 of 25
I would choose a LIAN LI PC-V354B or fractal design R3. The Lian Li can hold 6 hdds plus an ssd and the fractal can hold 8 drives. Always good to have more drive spaces then needed cause they fill up fast.
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post #6 of 25
Get the a05nb i have it and its so small and so nice has alot of nice features and you'll be happy with it
post #7 of 25
I am using an Ultra aluminus, I have a hard drive stuffed into every possible mounting position, here are the pics for reference. This is my WHS...




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post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by yuugotserved View Post
EVGA 750i FTW but will need to replace with an mATX mobo. any suggestions for that too?
So why not go with an IGP to save on power/heat/noise?
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post #9 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ounderfla69 View Post
I would choose a LIAN LI PC-V354B or fractal design R3. The Lian Li can hold 6 hdds plus an ssd and the fractal can hold 8 drives. Always good to have more drive spaces then needed cause they fill up fast.
oh dang... those are nice!

where can i get the fractal if i decide to get it?
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post #10 of 25
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@fg2chase: nice! that's the 20TB one right?

but i just need a small one to put under my desk.. the lian li mATX ones were perfect!
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