Hi all, I recently found a Skulltrail (Intel D5400XS) mobo on my desk, along with two quad core Xeons, and 16GB of RAM to use in my new workstation.
It's an E-ATX board, 12x13 in size. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good case for this size? I have a feeling this workstation will run extremely hot, so good cooling is important. I'm also looking for a good power supply that won't completely break the bank. It should probably be in the 1200-1400W range. I don't intend on doing SLI or Crossfire. Just one video card to drive dual monitors. I will have 3 SATA hard drives and a blu-ray burner also.
Do you want a conservative looking case that is appropriate for an office environment or do you want something that looks like a serious gamer's case? Either way it will probably have to be a full size tower case with very good ventilation, airflow, and cooling. My initial reaction is to recommend the Antec Twelve Hundred case:
Thanks for the advice! I have an Antec 900 for my home PC, and I have been really happy with it. Newegg doesn't list E-ATX under the specifications, but that doesn't necessarily mean it wouldn't fit. Anyone have any experience?
Given the choice, I'd probably take a boring-looking case, as long as the ventilation and airflow are good.