I'm looking for a case that can handle and ATX mobo and 12 3.5" internal drives as well as at least one optical drive. This can be done by using 4-in-3 5.25"-3.5" adapters if necessary. So far I've been able to find a case that has a handle and holds 12 harddrives but wouldnt have any room for an optical drive as well. Or I've found cases that can hold 12 drives + the optical drive BUT dont have a handle.
I thought about that, but how safe is it to mod a case for handles that wasnt designed to handle weight in that manner? Especially when its loaded up with 12 drives and a big power supply.
Perfectly safe .. the handles attatch through the top panel and through the frame in the top of the case .. The case itself is very light as the the frame and skin both are aluminium .. no steel anywhere ... I have one
this one has more than enough frame to mount handles to . In the event that they didnt you could easily add more aluminium in the mount locations with a few pop-rivets or self tapping sheetmetal screws ( approx . $ 10.00 )