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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 06:21 PM - Thread Starter
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Any super towers with lots of HDD bays? Now that Corsair 900D is dead...

I was incredibly disappointed to find out that the Corsair 900D has been discontinued in favor of the 1000D. I was wanting to upgrade my case to the 900D because I prefer lots of room rather than a smaller footprint.

The problem with the 1000D is that it only supports five 3.5" HDDs. For data hoarders like me, that simply won't do.

So, does anyone know of any super sized (i.e., larger than a full-sized case) cases with support for at least, say, eight 3.5" drives?

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https://www.fractal-design.com/home/...r2-black-pearl
https://www.amazon.com/Lian-Li-PC-A7...search&sr=8-17


*my case is available overseas, but you'll be paying through the nose.

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not that many choices in canada

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/products...sort=price&t=4

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Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure both those cases are full towers, not super towers.

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Quote: Originally Posted by looniam View Post
not that many choices in canada

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/products...sort=price&t=4

might want to look at that fractal define XL R2 already mentioned.
There are several pretty big cases that for whatever reason get left out of the "full tower" search results.
Uncheck "full tower" and use motherboard form factor instead.
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/products...2,3,6,13,14,12



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Quote: Originally Posted by ltpdttcdft View Post
There are several pretty big cases that for whatever reason get left out of the "full tower" search results.
Uncheck "full tower" and use motherboard form factor instead.
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/products...2,3,6,13,14,12
Hmm, would it be a good idea to limit the filter to XL-ATX form factor, or would that result in a lot of false omissions for 900D-sized cases?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Aelius View Post
Hmm, would it be a good idea to limit the filter to XL-ATX form factor, or would that result in a lot of false omissions for 900D-sized cases?
i tried newegg canada and searched 10 expansion slots and 8 HDs:


https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...sPowerSearch=1

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Quote: Originally Posted by looniam View Post
i tried newegg canada and searched 10 expansion slots and 8 HDs:


https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...sPowerSearch=1
Are pretty much all super tower sized cases going to have 10+ expansion slots, or might I find some super tower sized cases with fewer?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Aelius View Post
Are pretty much all super tower sized cases going to have 10+ expansion slots, or might I find some super tower sized cases with fewer?
i don't know. tbh, i never paid attention to "super" towers, just full or mid.

however i went w/10 expansion slots as thats what the 900D has but the 1000D has 8 so . . .

the question i want to ask is, whats all the room for? well besides the spinners. going w/a dual custom loop?

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i don't know. tbh, i never paid attention to "super" towers, just full or mid.

however i went w/10 expansion slots as thats what the 900D has but the 1000D has 8 so . . .

the question i want to ask is, whats all the room for? well besides the spinners. going w/a dual custom loop?
Nope, just ordinary air-cooled and single-GPU. I am just so tired of the cramped space inside a full tower. It's almost physically impossible for me to reach some of my motherboard fan connectors, for example, without taking out my GPU or CPU heatsink fan. I don't think I have particularly large hands or fingers, either.

I'm honestly rather amazed that super-towers aren't the standard choice for PC builders.

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