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Any super towers with lots of HDD bays? Now that Corsair 900D is dead...

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was incredibly disappointed to find out that the Corsair 900D has been discontinued in favor of the 1000D. I was wanting to upgrade my case to the 900D because I prefer lots of room rather than a smaller footprint.

 

The problem with the 1000D is that it only supports five 3.5" HDDs. For data hoarders like me, that simply won't do.

 

So, does anyone know of any super sized (i.e., larger than a full-sized case) cases with support for at least, say, eight 3.5" drives? Ideally with a side window.

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2 minutes ago, Aelius33 said:

Alas, that's a full tower.

Just looked at dims, yeah quite a bit smaller than a 900D lol


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Tristerin said:

It seems big enough and the HDD support is excellent. Not sure how I feel about not having a side window though, now that I'm confronted with that possibility. :( I've always felt like not having a side window makes a PC look like a generic prebuilt Dell or something. Oh well, I might have to settle.

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46 minutes ago, Aelius33 said:

So, does anyone know of any super sized (i.e., larger than a full-sized case) cases with support for at least, say, eight 3.5" drives? Ideally with a side window.

7 for the Dark Base PRO + a couple others with the 5,25" Bays

Or Cooler Master Storm Trooper, if you can get one, comes with 9 5,25" Bays, 6 of them used by 3,5" "Adaptors/Cages with 4 3,5" Bays each.

 

Nanoxia (if available) Deep Silence 5B (not that good) and 6.


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4 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

7 for the Dark Base PRO + a couple others with the 5,25" Bays

Or Cooler Master Storm Trooper, if you can get one, comes with 9 5,25" Bays, 6 of them used by 3,5" "Adaptors/Cages with 4 3,5" Bays each.

 

Nanoxia (if available) Deep Silence 5B (not that good) and 6.

Other than the Nanoxia 6, those are all full towers I'm afraid :(

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10 hours ago, Aelius33 said:

Other than the Nanoxia 6, those are all full towers I'm afraid :(

Why does it strictly matter that it has to be labeled a super tower? If a full tower meets all your requirements, isn that acceptable? It just seems silly to limit yourself to a class of tower based on a preconceived notion.

 

For the record, there's no set "spec" in terms of size that hard defines a Super tower verses a Full tower (or a full tower vs a Mid tower). There are mid towers that are larger than Full towers (havent done any comparisons with full versus super, but I imagine there's some)


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3 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

Why does it strictly matter that it has to be labeled a super tower? If a full tower meets all your requirements, isn that acceptable? It just seems silly to limit yourself to a class of tower based on a preconceived notion.

 

For the record, there's no set "spec" in terms of size that hard defines a Super tower verses a Full tower (or a full tower vs a Mid tower). There are mid towers that are larger than Full towers (havent done any comparisons with full versus super, but I imagine there's some)

Because I know that typical full towers are too small for my requirements, so I'm restricting my search to cases that are larger than that.

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48 minutes ago, Aelius33 said:

Because I know that typical full towers are too small for my requirements, so I'm restricting my search to cases that are larger than that.

And your requirements are Eight (8) 3.5" drive bays and a side window? Or is there more to it than that?


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1 minute ago, TVwazhere said:

And your requirements are Eight (8) 3.5" drive bays and a side window?

Then the 780T meets that, you just need to buy an extra cage for $10.

 

Bam, 9 (3.5") drive capability.


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54 minutes ago, Aelius33 said:

Because I know that typical full towers are too small for my requirements, so I'm restricting my search to cases that are larger than that.

I can get a full size Card in my Nanoxia 5B.

There's more to it.


You are too fixated on how something is called. Ignore that and look at the specs of the case. And what you need.


Those "small" Cases can also fit some nice GPUs inside.

The only disadvantage is that you might not want to use a 180mm PSU or larger.


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Silver stone tj07 with extra HDD racks and 5.25 bay to 3.5" bay adapters. Yeah is a old case but it can still be bought.

 


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11 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

And your requirements are Eight (8) 3.5" drive bays and a side window? Or is there more to it than that?

 

It needs to be physically more spacious than a typical full tower case. I think most full towers are something along the lines of 22" x 9" by 21". That's just over 4000 cubic inches. The 900D, by contrast, is 25.6" x 10" x 27" (close to 7000 cubic inches). The Cosmos II, at 26" x 13.5" x 27.7", is close to 10,000 cubic inches.

 

3 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

I can get a full size Card in my Nanoxia 5B.

There's more to it.


You are too fixated on how something is called. Ignore that and look at the specs of the case. And what you need. 


Those "small" Cases can also fit some nice GPUs inside.

The only disadvantage is that you might not want to use a 180mm PSU or larger.

 

It has nothing to do with fitting graphics cards into the case; it has to do with there being a lot of room to move my hands around.

 

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The Silverstone tj07 and Corsair 780t are also too small, I'm afraid :(

 

The CM Cosmos II looks promising, but the low price makes me worry about build quality. I'll look into it though! Thanks :D

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5 minutes ago, Aelius33 said:

The Silverstone tj07 and Corsair 780t are also too small, I'm afraid

Maybe mod a Praxis Wetbench? HDD support is the only area where it's kinda lacking. It shouldn't be hard to adapt some HDD cages. Plus, as an open air test bench, it's rather easy to work around. I've had mine for a day and I already prefer it to my 780T.


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