Best server case ???

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  1. Mfusick

    Mfusick Senior member

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    Not rack mount but traditional tower.

    What's best available ?
     
  2. PCTC2

    PCTC2 Diamond Member

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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.
     
  3. Vertaxis

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    Specifications? Requirements?

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

    Please provide some relevant information.
     
  4. Mfusick

    Mfusick Senior member

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    ATX style desktop tower max number HDDs
     
  5. PCTC2

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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.
     
  6. Ayah

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    Build a Backblaze-style storage pod and tilt it on its side.
    45 * 3.5" drives in a 4U-size.
     
  7. Slimline

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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.
     
  8. Mfusick

    Mfusick Senior member

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    $400 budget.

    ATX tower or super tower style.
    One PSU
    16 HDDs
    One SSD
    ATX board
    No video cards.
     
  9. Arcanedeath

    Arcanedeath Platinum Member

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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.
     
  10. piasabird

    piasabird Lifer

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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.
     
  11. aigomorla

    aigomorla Cases&Cooling Mod<br>PC Gaming Mod<br>Elite Member
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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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  14. Mfusick

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    I'm considering rack mount now.