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 Post subject: New server, which case?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:49 am 
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Hey everyone

I am currently building a new server for home use, and can't seem to decide on a case.
The system will be a standard sized ATX with an old i7 920 and a passively cooled gpu, which i have bought used to save some money.

So i just need a relatively small case, that will be quiet, have decent cooling and room for minimum 4 disks.
I have been thinking about the Obsidian 550D from corsair, i have just been thinking it is a bit overkill for my system and perhaps a little to pricey. So, any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: New server, which case?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:15 am 
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Fractal Define R3? http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=pro ... =2&prod=72


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 Post subject: Re: New server, which case?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:22 am 
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Definitely fits the bill if it's available where you are. The white edition if you'll be looking at it from time to time, the black if saving a buck is more important. :) It's smallish as far as fully featured ATX cases go.


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 Post subject: Re: New server, which case?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:04 am 
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Not sure why you'd put an i7 920 and a GPU in a home server though.


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 Post subject: Re: New server, which case?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:26 am 
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I will put ESXi on it and run a few virtual machines on it.. Mostly for fun and learning. The reason for the GPU is because there is no onboard on the setup i have bought.

Have also been thinking about the R3, i guess it is the best choice.. Was just wondering if there were any choices i haven't considered.


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