[SOLVED] need help deciding on a good computer case.

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Hello everyone,

My current computer case is coming to a space limit. its set up as a plex server but needs to have more hard drive space. I'd like to get opinions on cases. I've found one I like and it has room for 15 3.5 hard drives and some ssd but no optical (not a deal breaker) but its like 259 bucks and from a company i've never heard of.

the system is or will be air cooled.

here's a case i was looking at but was hoping to get away wtih a much cheaper case but don't want to regret it in a year or so so need good advice on cases to look at.

https://www.newegg.com/p/2AM-0035-00054?Item=9SIA7TD8T76473&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=IGNEFL121719&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL121719-_-EMC-121719-Index-_-ComputerCases-_-9SIA7TD8T76473-S1A6B


thank you all

ryan
 
Looks like a good quality unit...

"Anidees released a really nice chassis with the AI-Crystal XL AR. 1 mm steel, 5 mm tempered glass makes it a very solid offering, aimed mainly at liquid cooling enthusiasts. It's all about the features and looks though, you should remember that it’s very big, so you'd better measure the place and space you plan to put it. We'd recommend under the desk, due to the 20 kg of weight, (that's without gear in it). The overall design makes sense, the case is easy to use and maintain. There are plentiful storage options, with reasonable cable routing. Airflow is more than enough for most users, despite the covered/tempered glass front panel. Five installed RGB fans make a pleasant visual effect, and it’s very nice that there’s a remote control to adjust the settings, because not everyone has an Asus Aura/MSI Mystic compatible motherboard (like me, with EVGA). We can recommend the chassis very much, as it does offer an excellent combination of features and performance and comes with really good looks. "

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/anidees_ai_xl_ar_pc_chassis_review,10.html
 

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My current one has space for 9.

10 wouldn't be all that future proof. 12 would be a min and that might go for a couple of years but 15 might last me 4 or 5. Maybe even longer If drives come down in price to allow me to condense some of the first ones.
But I'll make a decision on what to get in a day or two but I am liking the one I posted except for the price.

Ryan
 
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well everyone just as I was about to purchase it i ended up deciding on a different case.

its one that will suit me for now and with plenty of room for more hard drives but its less than half the price of the one i was going to get.

its not a tower case but more a server case, but if it gets full I can figure out then how to connect more than one server rack together.

https://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-Rackmount-Computer-Pre-Installed-RSV-L4500/dp/B0091IZ1ZG/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=computer+case+15+bays&qid=1576937061&s=electronics&sr=1-3
 

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