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#1 AndyD

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 16:50

I was thinking of this case...

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811112388

But some of the reviews I've read make it sound like it's not worth the $$$

I'm willing to spend no more than $250. I'm currently using...

http://lian-li.com/v...=38&ss_index=96

With a hotswap cage in the 5.25 cage which I prefer to get rid of


#2 Winslayer

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 17:19

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129100

This is the case I have. It's pretty awesome if you don't mind the lights (I like em!)
And it's cheaper.

#3 OP AndyD

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 18:32

Lights actually may be a little too much for me. I should elaborate - the case will be sitting in my living room as I'm currently using it as an htpc as well

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 18:52

I have the Antec Twelve Hundred and the Dark Fleet 85 which both can cover your needs - You can just not power the front fans and thus the LEDs will not show or you can remove the LEDs to maintain the fans (noting this cannot be reversed easily.)

P.s. I like your choices the Lian Li series are simple / clean looking.

#5 Luc2k

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 19:02

Fractal's Define XL maybe.

#6 Arkos Reed

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 19:12

Enermax Fulmo GT, I have one, it's a monster, it can house at least 10 drives as-is, and if you add 5"1/4 converters, it can go up to 14

http://www.enermax.c...2&lv1=22&no=179

edit: whoops, didn't see the lights requirements, nevermind (I use mine as a server in a locked room)
the Fractal Design Define XL will better fit your needs

#7 TPreston

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 19:20

Is it for a home server if so norco rpc 20 hotswap bay cases are not far off your buget

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 21:49

Thanks guys...that Fractal case may be the winner though I do prefer aluminum cases...

tim_s - Yeah I really like Lian Lis clean looks and it fits my living room. I built most of my PCs using their cases till I got a Corsair for my main desktop recently

Luc2k - definitely will further read into this one

Arkos - yeah. Originally I was going to have a separate server and htpc. I ended up combining because I figured that the server would always be on whenever my HTPC was as well so why not consolidate. So far so good. I'm using Win 8 (used to be WHS 2011) + Drive Bender (still on the fence about using some form of RAID). I do have two rooms where I could separate the two and not be it an issue with space but for now not sure I want to go down that route

TPreston - I wish I could have a closet where I could build out a rack. Maybe one day when I own a house :)

#9 tim_s

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 00:03

tim_s - Yeah I really like Lian Lis clean looks and it fits my living room. I built most of my PCs using their cases till I got a Corsair for my main desktop recently


Corsair make great cases - cannot go wrong there.

#10 Crisp

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 00:10

It's more than what you want to spend, but if I had the money I would love a PC-A77F

#11 +PeterUK

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 14:43

SilverStone Temjin Series SST-TJ04B-E
http://www.silversto...pid=325&area=en

#12 sc302

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 15:18

I know of a 36 bay, but it is a bit out of your price range, by almost 10 times.
http://www.wiredzone...~10019702~0.htm

#13 Azusa

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 15:28

Take a look at Case-labs they do some pretty big cases.

#14 ajcdotme

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 15:41

My dev server at the house is built inside a LIAN LI A76 and I've been very happy with the build quality and airflow inside the case.

#15 Teebor

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 15:45

Thermaltake and Antec cases usually have a range with a large number of 3.5 inch bays, and they are of good construction (Y)



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