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NZXT H440 Successor/Alternative (8+ HDDs)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, 

 

I've been planning a home NAS build and found some builds using the NZXT H440. It seems like that case is very close to my personal *best* case compromise between available capacity, size, drive cooling etc. Unfortunately it seems to be discontinued. Has anybody seen a good alternative? The main features I'm looking for are: 

 

- 8 or more 3.5" HDDs

- all HDD's MUST be well cooled (ie. direct blast from a fan) 

- *relatively* compact, no bigger than the H440 is. Approximately 51 x 22 x 47.6 cm  OR  20 x 9 x 19 inches. 

- dust resistant

- budget of AU$200. Open to minor upgrades over time.

 

I'm located in Australia, not keen on importing. This NAS will be in hot weather (easily 40 deg C or 104 deg F) during the summer.

 

I've spotted the Phanteks Eclipse P400A, which SEEMS to have similar features, but requires a separate purchase of those drive cages. From videos it appears the front fans may interfere with the drive cage installation? 

 

Thanks all. 

 

 

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9 hours ago, artkingjw said:

- 8 or more 3.5" HDDs

- all HDD's MUST be well cooled (ie. direct blast from a fan) 

- *relatively* compact, no bigger than the H440 is. Approximately 51 x 22 x 47.6 cm  OR  20 x 9 x 19 inches. 

- dust resistant

- budget of AU$200. Open to minor upgrades over time.

 

I'm located in Australia, not keen on importing. This NAS will be in hot weather (easily 40 deg C or 104 deg F) during the summer.

The go-To recommendation is the Fractal design Define R6 (comes with 6, can hold up to 11 with seperate purchase of drives) but it's $230-260 AUD (probably due to a weaker AUD dollar AND import fees) depending on which version you get

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/VNF48d/fractal-design-design-define-r6-usb-c-blackout-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-r6c-bko

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/JKQG3C/fractal-design-define-r6-usb-c-blackout-tg-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-r6c-bko-tgl

 

The P600S is also an option (again, you'd need to buy additional HDD's, and the four on the bottom wouldnt have as much airflow as those sititng in front of the fans) and again, it's over the $200 budget

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/6cw7YJ/phanteks-eclipse-p600s-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec600psc_bk01

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/2Kw7YJ/phanteks-eclipse-p600s-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec600pstg_bk01

 

Older options include the Define R5

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/sjX2FT/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr5bk

 

The Silverstone CS380  (This is normally out of stock or a ridiculous price in the states) Doesnt have active cooling on the drives IIRC....

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/jgPKHx/silverstone-cs380-atx-mid-tower-case-sst-cs380b


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4 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

The go-To recommendation is the Fractal design Define R6 (comes with 6, can hold up to 11 with seperate purchase of drives) but it's $230-260 AUD (probably due to a weaker AUD dollar AND import fees) depending on which version you get

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/VNF48d/fractal-design-design-define-r6-usb-c-blackout-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-r6c-bko

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/JKQG3C/fractal-design-define-r6-usb-c-blackout-tg-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-r6c-bko-tgl

 

The P600S is also an option (again, you'd need to buy additional HDD's, and the four on the bottom wouldnt have as much airflow as those sititng in front of the fans) and again, it's over the $200 budget

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/6cw7YJ/phanteks-eclipse-p600s-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec600psc_bk01

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/2Kw7YJ/phanteks-eclipse-p600s-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec600pstg_bk01

 

Older options include the Define R5

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/sjX2FT/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr5bk

 

The Silverstone CS380  (This is normally out of stock or a ridiculous price in the states) Doesnt have active cooling on the drives IIRC....

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/jgPKHx/silverstone-cs380-atx-mid-tower-case-sst-cs380b

Thanks for the reply! Yea I've seen those options. I like the look of the p600s but yea its just over the budget. 

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