Originally posted by cheerios
But seriously at the end of it all it really brings it down to what the cases have to offer. Seriously!
DITTO. Like my next case is going to be the following :-
Disk Drive Bays : 3.5" *2/5(external/internal), 5.25" *6/0(external/internal)
Power Supply : 530/400/350/300W ATX (Ball bearing fan in US), 460W SSI, 350W HOT-SWAP 1+1 redundant SPS, UL/CSA/CE/VDE/S/D/N /FI/FCC DoC Certified
Dimensions : Width 7.87"(200mm), Height 24.61"(625mm), Depth 18.7"(475mm)
Ventilation : 7pcs air vents with optional 8cm DC fan
I am going to see if I can get the this verient in via my suppliers :-
For my main PC, and thing with less than 5 external 5 1/4 inch drive bay does not cut the mustard with me.
Plus a full tower does not have a big of an over heating problem at i have better air flow.
When I get my new full tower, I plan to have the following :-
1. Primary Hard Drive in removable rack (40gb) - just there for my Operating System and programs.
2 and 3. IDE RAID (2x 160 Gb) - My Data.
4. DVD Drive
5. DVD Burner
6. Internal Case Speakers
7. (optional) an Spare Removalbe Rack.
Now, why Removable Rack???
So I can easly move my hard drives in and out of the machine in about 10 seconds (as appose to 5 minutes). Win Xp Pro is OS I use MOST of the time. But from time to time, I do need to familarise myself with other OS.
The spare is there so I can plug in an extra hard drive. There is a lot of times that i get asked if I can back up people's hard drives on to DVD.
Now, why the RAID????
I have lucked out with 2 hard drive crashes all ready. The first crash was a 3gb and the second was a 40Gb. I was lucky that I was able to move the data off both drives before it finally died on me. Now 3gb and 40gb worth of dynamic data is not too hard to move from one drive to another.
3gb of data is some thing I can afford to loose completely.
3gb and 40gb worth of dynamic data is not too expesive to back up either.
However, 160 Gb worth of dynamic data to backed up starts to strech my wallet a little too far. Therefore, I need the RAID.
Now, why the internal Speakers????
Just for LAN and Leech Parties. Nothing more.
I do have a set of Logitech 5.1 with are normally left plugged in.
I do plan to MOD this case. I will be installing my handle on the top. I will be getting a side case can installed. Plus I will be getting some body graphics paited on. (I got a freind that does cars graphics professionally, but in his own time, we will do things like skateboards, surfboard, t-shirts and recently PC Cases.)