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 Post subject: Two identical uATX cases that are super suspenders
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:59 pm 
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I use ATX utower cases with ATX PSUs and 120mm exhaust fans. There are only
3 that I know of: Evercase E3505B, which I have, Silverstone TJ08-B ($99,
no PSU), and Athenatech A301BS.400 ($44 with PSU). That's right, $44 with
PSU, $99 without. What makes it strange is that the latter two are almost
exactly the *same case*!

Here are Newegg pics of the Athenatech A301BS case + PSU.

And here are Newegg pics of the Silverstone TJ08 case.

The Athena does need a better exhaust vent, which can be fixed with a Dremel tool. Or if you have deep pockets, just buy the TJ08, which has an excellent exhaust vent.

I spotted something: it seems both cases are very well suited to DIY HDD suspension. Being a cheapskate with a Dremel, I bought an A301 and stripped it down. It's even better than I thought: both sides of the suspension area are wide open (unlike my Evercase E3505s). Here's a pic:

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Shown is the second version of my "SUV HDD suspension", with 2 HDDs and an internal 100mm spot cooling fan. You can read about the original here:

However, the A301/TJ08 case is well suited to HDD suspensions of all types. In fact, I'm waiting for some parts from McMaster so I can create the lightest, skinniest, full suspension ever to complement my "SUV Sus" (tm)! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:02 pm 
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Is that a comb under the HD cage??? :lol:


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Mats wrote:
Is that a comb under the HD cage??? :lol:

Yep; good leveler. And I had only 5 rubber washers at the time, so there's one missing on one of the rods. Sue me! :D


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 Post subject: The parts came in for the skinniest HDD suspension ever
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:22 pm 
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And I posted the results here.


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