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    SFF Cases for mATX and NAS Use

    Hi.

    I've just had my old hardware wireless router go bang in the heat that we've had over the last 2 weeks and looking to tidy up my computer area ( print server, 3 external hard drives and 8 port switch) as a result.

    I'm therefore trying to find a small mATX case that has space for 2x5 1/2 " bays and pref 5x 3.5" bays.

    Do such things exist to buy off the shelf, or has anybody built one themselves?

    Cheers!

    Wolfsbane2k

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    hey man, the aspire x-qpack case is m-atx format, and it takes 2x5.25" and 3x3.5" which i think is the most ur gonna be able to fit in such a small case. If ur using on-board VGA, you can create a plinth to mount another 2 hdd's on the other side of the 5.25" drive cages and that'll give u all 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B
    hey man, the aspire x-qpack case is m-atx format, and it takes 2x5.25" and 3x3.5" which i think is the most ur gonna be able to fit in such a small case. If ur using on-board VGA, you can create a plinth to mount another 2 hdd's on the other side of the 5.25" drive cages and that'll give u all 5
    Excellent idea. Any pictures of it being done?

    Hmm, price of the case is £65, a little higher than i wanted :/

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    ive not seen it being done, but it is a fantastic case. if u google it for some inside pictures, the rack that the hard drives sit in slides out to allow u to mount the hdd's
    ive got my res mounted there so i dont actually use the drive rack.
    if you do end up using that case, u can have the rack for the other 2 drives if u want

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    Silverstone TJ-08 has 2x 5.25" & 4x 3.5" plus there is space for more if you get the mounting brackets plus decent cooling (2x120mm)


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