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I do some computer repair as a side business, in which I have to backup a lot of hard drives. Currently I connect the hard drives to an external enclosure or cable and copy to my laptop. Then I have to copy to an external hard drive. Obviously this isn't the most efficient process. I have been looking for a case that would make it easy for me to connect the hard drives internally to speed up the process. I found this one at newegg, but I'm not sure it will be the best.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160

I was going to pick up the i7 920 from Microcenter, and go from there. Could you recommend the rest of the parts. Video card is not very important right now. I am shooting for $1000 and under. I could buy the parts from Microcenter or Newegg.

Open to suggestions. Thanks.
 

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nice gaming case..

however for your application you should get a case with 5.25 bays from the top to the bottom

fill them up with hot swap bays to change out hdds on the fly
 

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eVGA x58 for the board and atleast 1600mhz memory with a GTX 2** series card, that case is great although it is for gaming mostly. As for a case I used to use this for hot swapping
Good luck
 

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eVGA x58 for the board and atleast 1600mhz memory with a GTX 2** series card, that case is great although it is for gaming mostly. As for a case I used to use this for hot swapping
Good luck
With that case, would you also have to buy the hard drive enclosures, or does it come with the case?
 

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eVGA x58 for the board and atleast 1600mhz memory with a GTX 2** series card, that case is great although it is for gaming mostly. As for a case I used to use this for hot swapping
Good luck
what exact model of the x58? There are 6 on Newegg.
 

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I would say 80% of the hard drives i work on are IDE, so I need an easy solution for backing those up. thanks for the help!
 

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Here is what I have for the initial setup: I am going to buy the i7 920 for $199, and a case/ps combo http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0315118 from microcenter.

These are from newegg:

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136319 $74.99

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130339 $134.99

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227365 $30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card $149.99

ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131359 $219.99

Any thoughts on substitutions? I will also buy a dvd drive, but don't need anything fancy.
 
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