HTPC case with 4 HD's. Is there such a thing?

Munkey

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Gents or Digicol :)

I am looking for a new HTPC case that can carry four hard drives. I have searched a fair bit but the maximum any HTPC case has currently is 2 internal hard drives.

Does anyone know of and nice looking HTPC cases that carry the space that I need?

Thanking you kindly...
 

little_pob

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The Zalman XT160 and XT160Plus both have 5x3.5" bays and 7" touch screen LCD.

Whilst there is only one 5.25" bay, most High Def optical drives are both blu-ray and HD-DVD compatible - I know blu-ray 'won', but not everyone invested in blu-ray, so is mentioned just-in-case.

At £387.74 from overclockers its not the cheapest of cases and it'll be a huge : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-019-ZA&groupid=701&catid=7&subcat=

Alterntively concider MSI's Media Live AM2 barebone system with HDMI built-in with a NAS box or media server. £269.97 from ebuyer: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128368
 

Trancemaster

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You could just use the space provided for optical drives for HDD's instead. Or you could get a couple of external hard drive caddies and hot glue them to the side of the media centre case!
 

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Thank you gentlemen.

I love the look of the Zalman 160XT and I think I'll be getting that one on my trip to the US this summer. I cant justify spending that amount of cash on a case but in US dollars it works out to half. I think I'll use the 5.25"-3.5" drive bay converters as they are very cheap

Mmmm a new touch screen sounds very nice indeed.
 

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What about a Silverstone? I'm using an LC17 with 2 drives in it but it'll take 6 drives as well as 2 optical drives (and a floppy if you don't want the front mounted USB bits). They're really well built as well.
 

Munkey

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What about a Silverstone? I'm using an LC17 with 2 drives in it but it'll take 6 drives as well as 2 optical drives (and a floppy if you don't want the front mounted USB bits). They're really well built as well.
Thanks mate I think the Silverstone is a great case for the money. I've been thinking that I may be needing a rack so the Zalman would be overkill as it would be hidden in a cupboard.

I have plenty of time so any suggestions are most welcome.

Cheers
 

digicol

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Sorry mate but as much as I would like to help, HTPC's are not a real subject I have been into so I will leave this one to the more hands on peeps of the forum.
:Cheers:
 
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