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    #1 CablDeViL

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    Posted 25 July 2010 - 03:28 PM

    I just changed out one of my hdds on my WHS and realized that the case is way over crowded. For 250 or less what server case would you recommend?


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    #2 Alvin Ramard

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    Posted 25 July 2010 - 05:22 PM

    I bought this one a few months ago and I like it.

    COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119216

    Plenty of space. Came with 3 very quiet fans.
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    #3 dvn

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    Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:37 PM

    What size mobo are you running? And how many HDDs?
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    Posted 26 July 2010 - 12:45 AM

    Here is my two cents. If you have 5 or less drives, get the Lian Li Lancool PC-K7B, good dust filters, good cooling and great prices.
    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811112154

    If you want a case that will hold, 6-10 or more with adapters, here are some good options from the Lian Li that are all under your budget. As I have one similar to these I can vouch for the quality of their cases as well as their cooling designs which is important in a server case. Things like dust filters adds to the experience and they are all very very quiet. I do not get a commission on Lian-Li but there is a reason why I have 8 of them. They are absolutely outstanding.

    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811112243
    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811112244
    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811112224
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    Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:56 AM

    I currently have 6 drives in my WHS. So I would like to have a large case. I will check out your suggestion and post. TY

    What size mobo are you running? And how many HDDs?


    Fill size atx - 6 hdds now
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    Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:30 AM

    Here is my two cents. If you have 5 or less drives, get the Lian Li Lancool PC-K7B, good dust filters, good cooling and great prices.
    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811112154

    If you want a case that will hold, 6-10 or more with adapters, here are some good options from the Lian Li that are all under your budget. As I have one similar to these I can vouch for the quality of their cases as well as their cooling designs which is important in a server case. Things like dust filters adds to the experience and they are all very very quiet. I do not get a commission on Lian-Li but there is a reason why I have 8 of them. They are absolutely outstanding.

    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811112243
    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811112244
    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811112224


    Like those suggestions - think its time to pull out my smoking Amex card....

    OK just purchased the LIAN LI PC-A70F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case and 2 of the 2tb EARS drives on sale today for $99 thanks for the help. I really need to hide my Credit Cards when I use this forum!
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    Posted 26 July 2010 - 01:33 PM

    Awesome choice on the case. This is almost identical to mine and I love it. There is even room in 5.25 bay to add an adapter to add three more drives for a total of 13. Room to grow...
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    Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:18 PM

    Lian Li, Lian Li! That's all I wanted to say. Well, that and the fact that I own 4 Lian Li cases and just love 'em. The way the HDDs can be inserted without tools, and the way I can pull my video card out for testing in another system without tools, is really nice. You get what you pay for. B)
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    Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:19 AM

    Get the Antec P180, wonderful case
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    Posted 18 November 2010 - 05:15 PM

    Lian Li, Lian Li!  That's all I wanted to say.  Well, that and the fact that I own 4 Lian Li cases and just love 'em. The way the HDDs can be inserted without tools, and the way I can pull my video card out for testing in another system without tools, is really nice.  You get what you pay for. 

    Lian Li is not the only case manufacture that provide those features. But than again I only own one Lian Li case which is great although pricey:)
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    Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:15 PM

    Lian Li is not the only case manufacture that provide those features. But than again I only own one Lian Li case which is great although pricey:)



    You are right they are not the only ones but they are one of the few that adds tooless, anti-vibration/noise and support both 2.5 and 3.5 inch drives. Needless to say I am a Lian Li fan as well.
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    Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:24 PM

    Another Lian Li fan as well I have 5 right now and have had 6 others. I have owned other cases from Antec, coolermaster, Silverstone, Corsair, etc... build quality and fit n finish is top notch. Lian Li are the only ones I build with right now as I haven't found anything better.
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    Posted 30 November 2010 - 12:29 PM

    I had the same need. I was initially going to get a rack, but then determined that my rack was only 17" deep, and most racks were 24". I then decided to find a big tower and landed on the Antec DF-85.

    This thing is huge and comes with 7 fans. It has slots of 12 3.5" drives as well as 3 5" slots, so I should be good on drive slots. It also has front USB slots as well as a front USB3 and 2.5" SATA drive slot. I really could not think of anything additional that I need, so hopefully it lives up to my expectations.

    I am in the process of moving over to this machine for my main server and will be posting about this later. It also looks great...
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    Posted 30 November 2010 - 01:18 PM

    This Cooler Master case should fit your needs and is one heck of a bargain right now.
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