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Any suggestions on where to find some cheap/affordable PC cases that have at least 4x 5.25 and 1x 3.5 external bays?

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I've been trying to find some and the only ones listed on ca.pcpartpicker are crazy expensive. I can't believe how common this style of case used to be and now it's like difficult to find lol.

 

Any suggestions?

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3 minutes ago, Caroline said:

used market?

Aye I'm checking now. I live in a small town so the pickings are slim unfortunately.

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If there is a (regional?) PC recycler around (the kind that takes in old PCs and then parts them out or rebuilds) - maybe in a larger town a bit away from you - they might actually be scrapping out that kind of case just for the metal content. Wouldn't hurt to ask if such a place exists...

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2 minutes ago, sailsman63 said:

If there is a (regional?) PC recycler around (the kind that takes in old PCs and then parts them out or rebuilds) - maybe in a larger town a bit away from you - they might actually be scrapping out that kind of case just for the metal content. Wouldn't hurt to ask if such a place exists...

Good idea!

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1 external 3.5" is hard ... cases with only 5.25" bays are more common. So you can use an adapter that converts a 5.25" to a 3.5" one and now you have more options available.

If you look on sites like newegg, also look in categories like server cases, 4U cases will have a lot of 5.25" bays or at least hard drive bays.

I'll try to add some suggestions to this post or in a new post when I can (have to go to work now and will probably be busy for a few hours)

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Newegg's server cases with 3 or more external 5.25" bays : https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100161262 600006517 600006511 600006516 600006510&Order=1

 

 

Ok, lots of cases with 2 external 5.25" bays in local stores, fewer with FOUR.

 

Deepcool Tesseract SW black has 4  5.25" bays, 4 internal 3.5" and 3 internal 2.5"  : https://www.deepcool.com/products/Cases/fulltowercases/2021/14433.shtml

If you look at the pictures, it seems like there's 4 external 5.25"  and you can see in the pictures of the insides there's 5.25" bays but the description says only 2 external so maybe 2 of them can't be opened to the outside? Not sure... 

 

In local stores, it's 280 RON which is around 60 US dollars. 

 

Inter-Tech Starter 4  had 4 external 5.25" bays and 1 3.5" external one ... but it's a 2014 design, and mostly sold in Europe : https://www.techpowerup.com/204483/inter-tech-rolls-out-the-starter-4-midi-tower-pc-case

It was 36$ in the local stores. 

 

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