Looking for case

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  1. Lime
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    I'm looking for a case with front mounted SATA bays so I can hot swap SATA drives as needed. I want to stick my old ATX board in there. It would be nice to have and IDE for an old harddrive as well, but I can live without. Hoping for something with 4+ SATA bays.
     
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    I use this case
    Got it on sale a while back for like 99. I'm really happy with it. It doesn't have front mounted bays.. I mean they ARE in the front of the case, as opposed to being in the back =P you'd have to pull both sides off if you needed to pull out a drive.. so I guess if ease of pulling out is really important to you.. this one might not be too good.

    One reason I really like it is the rails on the top and bottom.. once you have everything installed, its really heavy.. so with the rails, it will slide on carpet really well =P

    My only issue is the USB ports and eSATA ports on top. There isnt a dust guard.. so it will tend to fill with dust. =/
     
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    the amount of space, how heavy it is, and sucks air like a jet engine.... but, it has mesh screens on the door,i could put 3 gtx 295's in this case and have room for a single slot 9800 gt.

    and like i said, if i didn't have a budget... and was going for max performance...
     
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    It kind of looks like there is a circuit board where the HD's go.. is that for drive swaping?
    Or is that not actually a board and Im just seeing things heh
     
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    theirs a board their but i have no clue what it does...
     
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    The one you were looking at expensive but good choice since its aluminum.. In this day and age stay away from steel.
     
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    You get what you pay for, tired of cheap ass cases that I end up replacing anyway. The case is a beaut. Designed weird, but pretty interesting. Def worth checking out for new case buyers.
     
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    ...lol.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025

    that's the case I have, it works well. Unfortunately the side headphone jacks have shorted out twice and I don't know how to fix it :( (first time it was still under warranty from the place I bought it)
     

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