Hi, folks, this is going to be my new computer. I need to build a storage server here and store plenty of data, but I have not decided (I am a newbie at this) which computer case/full tower and power supply are the best for me.
I also need to know if will be necessary to buy a new FAN or dedicated cooler for something. My old P4 uses a Leardership Gamer II Blueye, but only 2 Hard Drives and a single DVD+RW recorder.
No external bays... don't you think it's better to have all SATA drives inside the case and protected? I have found some cases with 10 internal 3.5 bays on NewEgg, but I don't think this is enough if you are planning to store + than 10 drives.
3 SATA controllers can support 12 SATA drives, plus 6 drives from the ABIT motherboard. Hard Drives are too small these days and it's too dangerous if you are buying the wrong case, you will not have enough space to store all of them.
And I didn't even mention the power supply that can support all that.