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I would like to get a new case...

LostElement
  • 27 months ago

Hello everyone. I built a pretty beastly machine monthes back, but now since I am adding more and more stuff to it, I am realizing the limitations of the case. Particularly cable management and drive bays.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9Q48hq This is the build.

I love how much airflow it has and I love the horizontal motherboard orientation, but it lacks the drive bays I need. I have another 2TB drive laying aroung but I cannot find space for it.

I would like a new case. Something that looks amazing, has good airflow (has support for at least four fans) has decent cable management, and most importantly, plenty of drive bays.

I don’t really have a budget, but I would really prefer not to spend over 180$. The less it costs the better. Also keep in mind that my motherboard is microATX.

Thanks.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I would look into one of these two.

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/bwgPxr,kRDzK8/

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Those only have two 3.5” drive bays. I need at least 5.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.coolermaster.com/case/mini-tower/mastercase-pro-3/

You can add more to the Pro 3.

Although honestly you should probably just get larger drives and sell of the ones you have.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

mATX form factor and high drive count is something of an odd combination. Aesthetics and drive count are one as well; manufacturers have been dropping drive bays to make room for aesthetics (and other features) for awhile now.

These are the only two mATX cases I'd recommend from your criteria.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have to agree with the others that getting bigger capacity drives would be easier. The most recent cases you might be able to find would be a fractal design define mini (not the new mini c), or a fractal design node 804.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I’d probably have to say that the Fractal Design Define Mini looks like your only option

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $289.95
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $34.99
Motherboard MSI - B250M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $90.50
Memory Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory Purchased For $121.99
Storage PNY - CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $57.99
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $64.99
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Strix Video Card Purchased For $350.18
Case Fractal Design - Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - PRIME Titanium 650W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $160.00
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - Archer T6E AC1300 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $49.99
Case Fan Corsair - ML120 75.0 CFM 120mm Fans Purchased For $32.99
Keyboard Thermaltake - CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $32.28
Mouse Logitech - G602 Wireless Optical Mouse Purchased For $39.99
Headphones Corsair - VOID PRO RGB USB (Black) 7.1 Channel Headset Purchased For $64.64
Other Acer KG271 bmiix 27" Full HD (1920 x 1080) TN Monitor with AMD FREESYNC Technology (2 x HDMI & VGA Port) Purchased For $180.00
Other Acer KG271 bmiix 27" Full HD (1920 x 1080) TN Monitor with AMD FREESYNC Technology (2 x HDMI & VGA Port) Purchased For $180.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1840.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-13 15:54 EST-0500
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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1tb drive and 750gb drive was from a previous build that I had for a while in my PC. I only recently bought a 2tb drive because I ran out of space. I have another 2tb drive that I plan to install once I get a new case.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep it polite.

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