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Old 03-20-2005, 08:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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can you guys recommend computer cases with 4 5.25 inch drives and PSU's of over 350 watts.

also how easy is it to marry a PSU with a case. are there any pitfalls that i need to watch out for?
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just buy a nice big case. Solves all your problems, compatability, airflow, size of the extras, ease of construction etc etc.
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Most raidmax fit your description, my Raidmax cobra case have 5 5.25 bays and 420 PSU.
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Old 03-20-2005, 11:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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its better to buy a seperate psu, usually psu that comes with cases sucks
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This is true, spend a good amount on a PSU they need to be good and reliable. Also the more phases of power it has the better.
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i have heard good reviews of the 380watt PSu which comes with the antec sonata, what do you guys think of that PSU?

i checked out raidmax, they look kool, they seem to have 3 3.5 inch internal drives. i thought 4 was a standard amongst cases with 4 5.25 drives, or in mid towers you probably trade a 5.25 inch drive for a 3.5 inch drive

dont you need 4 internal drives for a good RAID, i guess one would use an external bay and 3 internal bays
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Be careful of the dimensions of a PSU, because I had to put my top case fan on the outside of the case because the PSU was a bit too big.
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if the PSU was too big, how did it fit in the case?

i was wondering how difficult is it to fit a PSU to a case? are there any pitfalls to watch out for?
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It will fit in the case but it may be longer than the one that the case came with and will not fit if you have a blowhole. I had to do the same thing as m3trj here is a link to pics of my case

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hey the link did not work
what is a blowhole?
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