Question Looking for Recommendation on a Pre-Built Reliable Upgradeable Mid+ Tower

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It's been a while since I have been shopping for a PC but now that it's time, it seems that the market has changed a fair bit, and I can't seem to find what I want. I am hoping that I could get some recommendations.

What I am looking for:
  • PRE-BUILT. I am okay with it costing more if it can provide what I want and I don't have to assemble it. I like the idea of tech support provided it really is. Also, it is easier to get graphics cards these days with prebuilt.
  • SIZE: I actually want a larger case. I am sick of having to try to break my hand in weird poses trying to fit an odd-shaped screw into a hole only a Yogi can reach. I actually like the old-fashioned tower cases without shrouds, unreasonably secure zip ties, super glue, and special tools required for screws I have never seen before in my life. And why larger is also because I have 4 hard drives and I would like them all to go into the case. If the machine comes with one, I will want to put in the remaining 3 (so that the total drives is 4). If this is impossible, I will take less, but if it can fit 4 I'd like 4. Also, I realize that there are SSD size and larger hard drive sizes. Just as long as it is easy to fit a hard drive into the case. I am also using external hard drives (I have an external RAID), but I do have a preference for internal hard drives as well. This is one of the big issues for me because most gamers do not require a whole lot of space, so I am seeing chassis that can support like 2 small form factor SSDs. This would not work for me.
  • MEMORY: 32GB
  • GRAPHICS: RTX3070 or 3080 preferred; also the ability to support at least 3 monitors
  • OS: Really would prefer Windows 11 (many places still use Windows 10, yes I know you can upgrade for free)
Given these specs, you might think it would be easy to find a prebuilt manufacturer, but I've already looked and maybe I am not looking in the right places. By far the biggest problem was determining the number of bays available for internal HDD - none of the mfgs publish this on the website or when you configure, instead they use terms like "compact" which is not a good sign but how compact exactly? They don't say. Corsair in particular has 2 different lines and I suspect one is more roomy than the other but they are scarce on details.

Could anyone recommend where I could look and if you have experience with the PC makers in question could you tell me which of their lines would work?

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Budget: $3500 approx.
Country: USA
Resolution: 42 Megapixels
 
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What I am looking for:
PRE-BUILT.
you need to change the title of this thread to reflect that you are looking for a pre-built system, not just a mid+ ATX tower.

NZXT has a good line of customizable PCs available.
but a better option is always to find something local that you can visit in person for any dialogue, troubleshooting, or necessary repairs.

any issue you have with a prebuilt system will mean that you will usually have to pay to ship the entire system back to the manufacturer and wait for them to diagnose and determine if there actually is a fault with the hardware or if the owner may have caused the problem.
then you may also have to pay to ship the item back.
the process can take weeks at least and up to months to get your system back plus what can be hundreds to ship such a large heavy item both ways.
 
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You could always order the parts and have a local PC shop put it together for you. Another option is to wait until next month to see the reviews on Intel's new Alder Lake. btw check Amazon for these components for the free shipping.

https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-lancool-atx-mid-tower/p/2AM-000Z-00063
LIAN LI LANCOOL II MESH PERFORMANCE $129.99

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focus-plus-750-gold-ssr-750fx-750w/p/N82E16817151187
Seasonic FOCUS GX-750, 750W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $129.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119392
ASUS TUF GAMING H570-PRO WIFI $188.00

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124826721651
Intel Core i7-11700 $329.99

https://www.amazon.com/Gelid-Solutions-Black-CPU-Cooler/dp/B00BF3LF2I
Gelid Solutions Phantom Black CPU Cooler $39.99

Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz 32GB (16GBx2) CL16 $139.99

https://www.newegg.com/pny-2tb-cs2130/p/0RN-002V-003B4
PNY CS2130 M.2 2280 2TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 3D NAND Internal SSD $199.49

https://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-Graphics-IceStorm-Advanced-ZT-A30710J-10P/dp/B09CML48LD/
ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Trinity OC $1,295.00

Total: $2458

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/All-series/TUF-GAMING-H570-PRO-WIFI/

 
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