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    Recommendations on Case with multiple drive access bays

    guys,

    I was looking at getting a coolermaster stacker due to the large ammound of accessable 5.25 bays on the front. A few people have warned me against them, not being a case/modder buff, are there any other options that will allow around 7 - 10 5.25 bays accessed easy at the front ?

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    One of these perhaps?
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    Mountain Mods UFO, or as Clunk suggested the Lian Li.

    What reasons were given to go away from the Stacker? A few people I know have had it and loved it, one bloke only changed because he bought a Lian Li V2000...

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    clunks looks interesting if not a tad pricy, and also seems to suffer from poor cooling unless you lose some of the drive bays (which I could as I wouldn't need them all) and put fans in.

    I've been given the reason of poor cooling on the stacker, the ali frame is prone to bad vibrations
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    those mountain mod cases look excellent lots of bays and easy to put fans in the front.

    Seems hard to find in the UK, I may make a post to see if anyone else wants one or two to try to get the shipping down and split the import if any taxes.
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    over-clock.co.uk stock the mountain mods, works out about the same as importing one, if i remember right, but when I last looked, the dollar wasnt as weak

    p.s. there was also a thread started a while ago in the modding section by Butcher about the mountain mods one, theres a few pics as well.
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    big thanks for the informaiton !
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    No worries , what is it that you need all the drive bays for?
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    large collection of disks
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    just 3.5" hard disks?

    if so, have you considered a Lian-Li V2000/2100.

    Holds 12 in the bottom and then theres quite a few 5.25 bays to put them in as well. Worth a look.
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    the disks sit in a chassis that takes up 5.25 bays, hence the need for the 5.25 bays
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    In which case the Mountain Mods case would be perfect for you - pretty roomy too

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    I almost bought a mountain mods, but I saw one of the aluminium ones in the flesh and it was rough as!, The powder coated ones look pretty stunning though
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    I know the Thermaltake Armour has alot of drive bays. Looks lovely to me also. But thats coming from an owner

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    I have zero issues with my stacker. Near silent as you like. ANd it doesnt have an ali frame, so whoever told you that was talking out their backside. I imagine with all the bays full itd be pretty noisy, but youd have 1x120mm fan per 4 hdds, so not a huge cooling issue methinks. Also, if you can get the windowed panel, its a lot quiter than the non windowed one.

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    yours is the first positive review I've had.
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