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Upgrading My Tower Case?


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#1 Johnz414

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:23 PM

Hi,

My current Tower only holds 3 HDs. I have a number of HDs that I'd like to play with and I may be purchasing a new one for better and more reliable backup storage.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a tower with 5 or 6 or more HD slots under $75.00 that's not to "Alien" looking, i.e., that is more on the conservative side.

My current tower case is "NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail", not only is it short on the HD slots but it's "Alien Head" like appearance isn't that appealing to me.

Any suggestions will be welcome. Thanks.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:46 PM

For that price, it's kind of hard. I did find one for $79.99, but it does have free shipping which can be around $20 for a full ATX tower. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811215009 . It's seems to be a good case too. If you don't like the logo on the front, it may not be as noticeable if you don't plug the LED's for it in.

Here's a case that isn't as big, but has 6 hard drive bays. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811129042 $59.99 and free shipping is a really good price for a quality case like this too.
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 07:02 PM

OK, if price weren't an issue :thumbsup: (within reason of course) what would you suggest for what I'm looking for?

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Edited by Johnz414, 20 April 2009 - 07:04 PM.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:38 PM

I'd probably go with the Antec three hundred (the second one I mentioned in my previous post), but if you don't like the looks, coolermaster makes some nice cases, and some can be found at not bad prices. Here's an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811119161. These are only mid-sized towers (same size you have). If you wanted something bigger, you can go with a full tower, but those are generally going to cost more.

If price wasn't an option, I would probably get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811112159 which cost more than my computer when I originally put it together :thumbsup: .
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:12 PM

I have a full tower that will hold 6 HDs
The one thing you have to remember about a large case is the cabling
A lot of wires won't reach. I had to make several longer cables
Even though the case is bigger, you still want to route the wires out of the way
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