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A good easy to maintain computer case for my father


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#1 MadmanRB

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 02:40 PM

So my own new rig is nearly complete (and I will post about it soon) I got all my parts and pieces almost together and my father is getting my old machine.
The thing is my father isnt as tech savvy as I am and even a computer case needs to be simplistic and easy to maintain with easy to remove dust filters and wont be a hassle for him to keep up and running.
My raidmax Viper GX II was a good case for my build for me at the time buy now it needs to go and I could still use that case for a future project.
Now there is one catch:
The case must support optical drives.
My father is a bit of a traditionalist with wanting physical media and I still have a working optical drive so why let it go to waste because cases are eliminating optical drive support.
I will give this topic two months for suggestions before buying, just try to keep your suggestions under or around $100
No tempered glass though 

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 05:13 PM

I don't know what makes and models are available in your area but I would have thought there were plenty of cheap cases with optical drive bays available. The one suggestion I would make is pick one that has thumb screws holding the side panels in place. These are much easier to remove than cross head screws.

 

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:12 PM

Fractal Design Define R5

 

Pros - Quiet, conservative but attractive design, large air filters that can be accessed and removed from the front, good cable management, well built, easy to build in, masses of drive bays.

Cons - Probably the full $99, larger than the average mid tower, heavy

 

Also I like the look of the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M, and it's well reviewed, cheaper, but I've not had first hand experience with it.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:23 PM

Would he like big? small? average?

What is the motherboard size? ATX?


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:58 PM

I'd use a  Corsair 100R ($49); it has a pair of 5.25" drive bays.

 

(Could you not just vacuum it out or leaf-blower it yourself annually during a visit?) :)


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:02 PM

Would he like big? small? average?

What is the motherboard size? ATX?

 

Yeah standard ATX size motherboard.

Not extended ATX, MATX or mini itx


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:03 PM

I'd use a  Corsair 100R ($49); it has a pair of 5.25" drive bays.

 

(Could you not just vacuum it out or leaf-blower it yourself annually during a visit?) :)

 

+ 1 on the leaf blower option during annual visit comment.






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