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Old 11-10-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Best server case ???

Not rack mount but traditional tower.

What's best available ?
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
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well, what do you need this for?

Noise level?
# of HDD bays?
EATX? ATX? SSI-EEB/CEB? Proprietary?
Does it need to be a server case? Some desktop cases take E-ATX boards.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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Specifications? Requirements?

What size board?
How many hard drives?
Hot Swap drives?

Please provide some relevant information.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:51 AM   #4
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ATX style desktop tower max number HDDs
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:17 AM   #5
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Budget?
Redundant Power Supplies?
What is "Max Number HDDs"?
Plus, please answer my questions from before.

There are many cases out there. You need to be more specific in your needs. I can suggest a $100 case or a $800 case.
Plus, if you only need ATX, just get a standard PC case.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:39 AM   #6
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Build a Backblaze-style storage pod and tilt it on its side.
45 * 3.5" drives in a 4U-size.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #7
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I'm planning on using a Fractal design r4 for my server when it Is time for me to add another drive. It has space for 8 3.5" drives, I can use 5.25"bay adapters for more, it's silent, understated and good quality.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #8
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$400 budget.

ATX tower or super tower style.
One PSU
16 HDDs
One SSD
ATX board
No video cards.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #9
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Fractal Define XL + 2 3 in 2 hot swap bays in the 5.25" bays will get you 16 drives and be under budget.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:03 AM   #10
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Well as cases go maybe there is a search engine like at newegg, that lets you select the number of drives and just search for a list.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:33 PM   #11
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holy cow 16 drives?!?!?!?!!?

your not gonna make it unless u use swap bays on any single case.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:53 PM   #12
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You could also go with something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811219033

and just put it on it's side.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:41 PM   #13
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811815011

with:

http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Produc...FcU-MgodNFoATg

is 20 3.5 drives.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:21 PM   #14
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How about this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112312

I love Lian Li quality.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:04 PM   #15
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I'm considering rack mount now.
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