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Help choosing computer case for server

Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:29 PM

Im going to build a home server and i need recommendations for computer case im going too use.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811112343
The case in the link is LIAN LI PC-A71F.
It has alot of Internal 3.5" Drive Bays and looks plain for a server

If you need any additional information, just ask below, im new to the whole home server topic


ALSO. If you have experience or a server of your own, suggest me internal hardware suited for my server :)

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Re: Help choosing computer case for server

Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:43 PM

A nice Antec 300.


Or ThermalTake's Level 10... in snow colors!
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:45 PM

I got to admit the level 10 computer case looks like it was made from Skynet :D, but it too pricy in my country

Lian li probably isn't the best choice considering price either, but what do i know.. its my first time :P

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Re: Help choosing computer case for server

Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:51 PM

Well servers aren't supposed to look pretty.. the antec 300 case (which I own) is a solid case.. big.. lots of bays.. well vented.
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Re: Help choosing computer case for server

Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:51 PM

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Or ThermalTake's Level 10... in snow colors!


That case is bad ass!

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ALSO. If you have experience or a server of your own, suggest me internal hardware suited for my server


What are you using it for? Media Server, Web Server, File server? What hardware do you plan on using? I don't see the need to spend $200 on a case, especially if your on a budget, unless your installing multiple large video cards, water cooling (w/ radiators), or something along those lines. The Antec case that modi123_1 posted is more than enough for most setups.

My case isn't worth more than $20 (I think it's plastic, lol), and my CPU is never goes above 44C (and that's with two fans).

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Re: Help choosing computer case for server

Posted 15 December 2011 - 02:22 PM

I totally changed my mind about the lian li case xD There are plenty of good cases for half the price :P

The Antec 300, modi123_1 mentioned looks good and i also found this Fractal R3
http://www.komplett....aspx?sku=354717
http://www.komplett....aspx?sku=648534
Sorry i dont have newegg links.


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ALSO. If you have experience or a server of your own, suggest me internal hardware suited for my server


What are you using it for? Media Server, Web Server, File server? What hardware do you plan on using? I don't see the need to spend $200 on a case, especially if your on a budget, unless your installing multiple large video cards, water cooling (w/ radiators), or something along those lines. The Antec case that modi123_1 posted is more than enough for most setups.

My case isn't worth more than $20 (I think it's plastic, lol), and my CPU is never goes above 44C (and that's with two fans).


Im going to use as a file server.
So basically, cheap motherboard, cheap decent RAM, no video card, few extra fans, and alot of harddrives.

I have an old Dell Dimension E520, so maby i can reuse the old motherboard, cpu and some of the fans of that, but im not sure if want to destroy it yet, it has alot of memories for me :P

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Re: Help choosing computer case for server

Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:52 PM

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