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what about the corsair cube?
I don't know of any cube case that supports e-ATX as well as 8+ HDDs.

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i think most folks have resorted to external solutions
Like, external HDDs? The problem is you can't then easily access them when you want them.

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a home server
Like, a NAS storage server? Isn't that basically buying a separate case (not to mention other components like a PSU) just for your HDDs? Why not just put them in a case like we always have?

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or caselab scale cases.
I don't think they exist anymore

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No reason to run HDD anymore really, SSDs out perform and last longer - so unless its for existing back stock until they die & get replaced...
Price-per-GB-wise, HDDs are vastly cheaper than SSDs.

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The Tower 900

Take a look at the Thermaltake The Tower 900. It fits two up front in the main chamber, and since you mentioned going air cooled, the rear chamber will allow you to install another 10 on each side; which would bring you to a total of 22 drives if you decide to max the thing out. Only thing is that you would need to purchase additional drive cages in order to reach max capacity, but they're relatively cheap direct from Thermaltake. You also get the added benefit of having the bulk of cabling confined to the rear chamber and totally out of view!
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yes, like a NAS i suppose, if you want everything all-in-one.

It's the same as its ever been. Space constraints, and willingness to mod or conform to existing standards.

The 900 looks like a good recommendation.

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Why not just put them in a case like we always have?
Because coolers/fans have gotten better and SSD's got affordable , so everything got quieter. Except for HDD's, those got louder, basically the higher in capacity you go the louder they get.

So most people don't want HDD in the case near them anymore, but prefer them in a NAS/Server somewhere where the noise doesn't bother anyone.
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Take a look at the Thermaltake The Tower 900. It fits two up front in the main chamber, and since you mentioned going air cooled, the rear chamber will allow you to install another 10 on each side; which would bring you to a total of 22 drives if you decide to max the thing out. Only thing is that you would need to purchase additional drive cages in order to reach max capacity, but they're relatively cheap direct from Thermaltake. You also get the added benefit of having the bulk of cabling confined to the rear chamber and totally out of view!
I just did a build in the tower 900 and if I hadn't gone for 2x 560mm rads then there was tons of HDD space. If you wanted the best of both worlds (watercooling and storage space) a single 560 + 12 drives or a 560+280 and 7 drives seems like a nice amount.

I've also contemplated buying or building some mountable hotswap bays for the front of the chassis where there is normally pumps/reservoirs (as this is typically a showcase case but TBH very functional if size is not an issue) I think you could easily fit another 12 drives up front if you had the right mount, even more if you can somehow stack them (and feel like doing a lots of modding, which this case was built for).

The case will make an E-ATX build gorgeous, but its definitely not for the feint of heart.

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Because coolers/fans have gotten better and SSD's got affordable , so everything got quieter. Except for HDD's, those got louder, basically the higher in capacity you go the louder they get.

So most people don't want HDD in the case near them anymore, but prefer them in a NAS/Server somewhere where the noise doesn't bother anyone.
I guess I've never understood why people don't like PC noises. It's not like fans and HDDs are annoying noises like squeaking or rattling, at least to me. Especially for an enthusiast community that cares so much about squeezing every megahertz out of an overclock, I'm kind of surprised with this focus on quiet PCs.

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I guess I've never understood why people don't like PC noises. It's not like fans and HDDs are annoying noises like squeaking or rattling, at least to me. Especially for an enthusiast community that cares so much about squeezing every megahertz out of an overclock, I'm kind of surprised with this focus on quiet PCs.
Because you can have both these days, currently running my CPU at 4.8Ghz all cores and I can barely even hear my fans.

I don't mind the noise of fans, especially quality ones. But HDD noises are just unpleasant.
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my main issue with PC noise is backwash into my mic, though I haven't found a new guild to pew pew with in ages, so it rarely gets used.

however, i have an STH10 with 40 AP15s, so hearing anything over them is unlikely.

the only thing going into my main tower is SSD tier storage. Life's too short to wait on HDDs, even in RAID.

my few remaining large HDDs are for backups, on a different machine.

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I would checkout Mountain Mods Pinnacle 24 w/ the Pedestal 24 bottom.

https://www.mountainmods.com/product...roducts_id=498

It's one of the last true Aluminum cases on the market.
This case is so big, it could fit two systems in it with a minimum of modding.
Only down side to this case is, it requires some serious cable management skills.

Also, take a look at the Lian Li PC-V3000
another of the few & true all aluminium case.
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I second the lian li PC-V3000 even though this seems to be old dead thread necromancy going on



Great modern super tower with good looks and enough HDD space to put at least a dozen drives in it. It has 2 removable drive cages on the bottom that hold 3 each IIRC. and has individual drive trays for the top front that are removable as well, plus includes mounting screws to attach drives behind the back cover as well if you want to shove some SSDs back there.

I went with this case for my build, but I did it for the radiator space + front USB 3.1 support, and just loved the way it looked.

But if you have a gazillion spin drives and want to stack up a case full of them: this case will do it. However what it won't do is internal optical drives. So a USB 3.x external bluray/dvd drive would be needed with that case if you need to have an optical drive still. I just use my laptop or threadripper rig when I need to RIP a bluray. and for drive space I have an 8 bay NAS with 8x3TB drives I dump everything on running RAID Z2. Just my opinion but a DIY or pre-build NAS solution would be much cleaner and more reliable for long term storage of your data. and with gig networking these days you could read from and write to your data just as fast as if it was locally attached when it comes to spin drives.

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