Recommendations for a large 'dust resistant' tower with at least 8 HDD bays.

Jak_Sparra

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Hi,

I tend to fill HDD's quickly and have a motherboard that can support 10x SATA 3 connetions. 2 of the SATA connections will be SSDs and they can fit in any old space, but I still need 8 HDD bays. The case would also have to have dust filters that are accessible to clean as it appears I live in another dimension where dust builds up about 3x as fast as normal households.

Budget is £100 (give or take £20). I have looked at this:- http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/fractal-design-arc-xl-review,7.html

and it seems to tick all the right boxes, just wondering if there is anything else I should consider.

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Check their specs for yourself again,but the next cases should be able to house all these hdd's if i'm correct,
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/compare/cooler-master-case-sil652kkn1%2Ccooler-master-case-sil652kkn2%2Cfractal-design-case-fdcadefr4bl%2Cfractal-design-case-fdcadefr5bk/
there is a difference in those cooler master cases which is about the fans used.They seem to have enough filters too.
 
F.D. arc mid or define r4 are good cases (I have the r4) and support 8 drive bays.
I don't know about the arc mid but the r4 has 2 slots for SSD drives behind the mobo tray as well.

Any decent case should have good enough cooling options and cable management. For 8 bays you will want to have 2 fans for the intake since they are stacked so close to one anther. The F.D. fans are pretty nice, I have added 2 of them to my case.
 

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Thank you for your suggestions, As lovely as the Lian Li case is, it is way out of my price range. Although there is nothing wrong with both the NZXT options (and it was good to see what else was out there) I prefer the Fractal Design. Unless there are any other suggestion then I'll buy the one I linked tomorrow.

Thank you.
 

Vic 40

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Check their specs for yourself again,but the next cases should be able to house all these hdd's if i'm correct,
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/compare/cooler-master-case-sil652kkn1%2Ccooler-master-case-sil652kkn2%2Cfractal-design-case-fdcadefr4bl%2Cfractal-design-case-fdcadefr5bk/
there is a difference in those cooler master cases which is about the fans used.They seem to have enough filters too.
 

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Ok, this is now a contender. The side intake fan will come in very handy to keep the extreme temps of the M.2 SSD under 100C. In fact. I now think a side intake is going to have to be a necessity.

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