I have been looking around for a new case. Because I got the thinking, if I can get rid of my 2 NAS, (sell on eBay) and put it in one computer, I'd be set. Have 2x 640GB and 2x 320GB, all WD Blue drives. Two less systems I have to worry about the IP to.
I have in the one system:
ASUS P8H67-M PRO
i3 2100 (1156)
550w Seasonic PSU
60GB OCZ Vertex SSD
4GB G.Skill RipJaws DDR3 1600
What I was thinking of, is junking my old Antec P180, and get something like this:
My old P180 is just really a piece of lump. Yeah, it was great in its days, but really doesn't serve a purpose anymore. Can't fit that many HDDs in there and call it safe.
That case just looks perfect for what I want. 5 Hot-Swap bays, enough to get on by. And It's not the cheapest, then again, not the most expensive. I've tried reading reviews on this, but other than Newegg, there is nothing on this. And no documentation? Geez, I throw away the instructions on most all cases.
I guess the blueness caught me first, but after reading its specs, wow... This thing will do me more that I was looking for.
Also, on the i3 2100, I am using the stock Intel cooler. I get a cool 35C with it. And currently, it is only running a Minecraft server. Have Debian Wheezy on it for the OS. Should I get like a passive cooler, in which there is no sound coming from the system? I believe that a full-height heatsink can fit in the case above, so any of you know a good brand? I looked on Xoxide, they have more selections of the big boys. Any/Most of those fanned ones can be turned off/removed. Any suggestions?