Does my dream case exist?
My mobo and my two sata cards give me a total of 16 sata connectors.
My current case can only hold 14 drives (12x 3,5" 2x 2,5" hdd's)
If i wasn't on a budget i would buy a Coolermaster Cosmo II in a heartbeat.
I kinda like the nanoxia deep silent 6 rev b also. But there might be a problem with air intake behind the top door. (if a 4in3 drive cage is mounted)
I have had Antec before, and got quite exited when i saw the price point on the Antec 1900. But this case get's so bad reviews that it has scared me away.
I've tried to find alternatives, but haven't had any luck.
I would like to re-use the 4in3 drive cage, but it isn't a must.
what i'm looking for is a case with.
- Good airflow
- 10x 3,5" internal drive bays + 3x 5,25" bays that can be converted to the 4in3 cage (isn't an ultimate demand) 2x 2,5" bays (have 1x 2,5" SSD i use as a cache drive)
- A case that's on the european market
- Side mounted drive bays, have been a real nice thing on my current case.
I'm not looking for top to bottom front hot swap drive bays. Internal bays will do just fine.
My system at the moment.
CPU: Core i5-3570K
MOBO: Asrock B75 Pro3-M (firmware 1.80) (micro atx)
RAM: Kingston ValueRAM 2 x 4 GB 1600mhz (KVR16N11S8K2/8)
Case: Enermax Ostrog GT (ECA3280A-B-F)
Drive Cage: Raidsonic IB-544SKK (2 months old)
PSU: Corsair CX600 V2
SATA Expansion Card: LyCOM PE-120 (fully connected) Adaptec RAID 1430SA (1 drive connected)
USB key: Sandisk Cruzer Fit 4GB (pro licence ordered 18. august 2013)
Fans: The 3 fans that were included in the case.
Sata power splitter: Silverstone CP06
Sata data: sata 600 0,5m
Primary Use: Media (movies, tvseries and backup)
Parity Drive: 3TB WD RED WD30EFRX
Data Drives: *
Cache Drive: 128GB Intenso SSD
Total Drive Capacity: 11+1 (3,5") Drives 2 (2,5")
2 x 2TB WD20EARX Caviar green
1 x 2TB WD20EARS Caviar green
1 x 2TB WD20EACS Caviar green
2 x 2TB ST2000DM001 Seagate
4 x 3TB DT01ACA300 Toshiba
1 x 3TB WD30EZRZ (not yet precleared, ready to stand in for one of the green drives)