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a b ) Power supply
June 13, 2010 9:26:21 PM

Hello everyone,
I hope you can point me in the right direction. I am looking for a PC case (Full tower) that has as many free external 5.25 drivebays as possible. I need a good size power supply too. The last thing is that I don't want it too gamey looking as it is for business use. Also does anyone know a good PC building company that could take the case and build a lowish spec machine. We add our own hardware in to the PC case hence the need for a lot of room. If you want to know what we do our website is Thanks for your help

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a c 91 ) Power supply
June 13, 2010 11:55:41 PM

Any word on the budget.? Take a look at the cooler master ATCS 840 and the corsair obsidian 800D.. I think the cooler master cosmos s should fit your requirements but you may find the look too flamboyant..
a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2010 3:16:14 AM

i think a corsair obsidian 800d-but its expensive :p 
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a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2010 3:31:32 AM

holy cow! i didnt onw that had another case-finally!
it has 5 bays of the kind u want.
so does the 800d.
a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2010 8:05:44 AM

Thanks very much for all your help. Budget is open as the rest of the spec is quite low, no need for huge horsepower in either the processor or graphics. I am happy to spend to get the right looking case. That ATCS 840 looks good. We also have to bolt a large box to the side full of connections and that case looks to have the space as there is no side fan. I'll give overclockers uk a ring. Thanks everyone.
a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2010 1:17:40 PM

for that kind of money (ATCS 840) I would sooner be looking at antec's cases. very well performing cases, which do not look like they are showing off. very elegant cases.

I would look at the p180 series:

Very good cooling capability and very silent. 3 layered side panels so it really dampens sound.
a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2010 5:15:39 PM

the p180 only has 4 bays. the op wants as many as possible. the atcs 840 has 6, which is quite a lot!
a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2010 5:54:06 PM

true... why do you actually need so many for a business purpose?
a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2010 5:58:09 PM

oh and if the op wants a good psu he should get a corsair 950, so he has enough connections for 6 cd drives and 4 hard drives...
a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2010 5:59:10 PM

god point :) 
June 16, 2010 4:36:46 PM

The reason for so many is that we make a control box that sits in a 5.25 drive bay. The control box moves hydraulic actuators in either load or displacement feedback. It is in essence a PID controller with amplifiers. The actuators are a much quicker responding (and vastly more expensive!) type that you see on diggers etc. With our controllers we can move them to within 1/100mm or +/-2N. They are used for testing cars,planes anything that needs loading or moving. We can get two channels (ie move two hydraulic actuators) in one 5.25 bay. We currently have the need for 8 channels of control so 4 empty drive bays. By the time we have added DVD drive and possible analog in cards we don't have much room left.
June 16, 2010 4:39:54 PM

Our website is as posted at the top Thank you for all your responses they have been of great help.
June 16, 2010 4:43:04 PM

Have a look at our website for a few more details if you are interested. I admit we need a better picture of it!
a b ) Power supply
June 16, 2010 5:01:36 PM

oddly interesting-but totally friggin bizarre
a b ) Power supply
June 16, 2010 7:03:13 PM

i know sharkoon makes a few cheap cases with loads of 5.25 inch drive bays. and by loads I mean the entire front is full of them.. im talking about 9 or so..

or 12:

or just the page with all their choices.

I actually built a server into a rebel9 economy, and it was quite a pleasant case to work with. good build quality for the price too.