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Please suggest an easy to build Mid Tower

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May 17, 2012 7:46:24 AM

Hi all.

I need a mid-tower soon.
It will have Micro-ATX, 4 3.5" drives (RAID5), a SSD, DVD-RW, and a high-end video card. With good airflow and cable management (under the motherboard). No liquid cooling (done with that)
This is easy to find.

The hard part is I can't stand needing to take apart the whole PC just to replace a hard-drive, DVD, RAM, etc.
Some 3.5” drive bays have tool-less locks, but they face the graphics card so I need to remove the card to remove a drive.
Do I expect too much??

Any ideas?

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May 17, 2012 11:13:58 AM

What graphics card are you using? Also what is your budget? I would get the HAF 912. It has really nice tool-less drives that shouldn't get in the way of your graphics card.
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May 17, 2012 12:18:35 PM

Thanks for the posts!

The card is a GTX 680 and the budget is unlimited (without being silly).
Let me check your suggestions!
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May 18, 2012 12:32:03 AM

Hi again.

The cases look great. But I'm not sure if it's possible for the CoolMaster to have a 11" / 270mm card AND lots of drive bays at the same time? Just not described clearly.

The Fractal Design "Supports graphics card lengths up to 260mm when removable upper HDD-bay is in place"

Do I need a FULL Tower if I want this kind of space?
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May 18, 2012 6:22:41 AM

take a look at the Fractal R3 Mid ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 18, 2012 6:32:43 AM

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