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Title: Can't find a single good desktop case
Post by: Serious on March 10, 2019, 03:14:31 AM
I mean an old style desktop case rather than a tower case.

Would mean I don't have to put it on it's side when I want to do anything inside and the graphic card/HSF won't stress the motherboard.
Title: Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Post by: Clock'd 0Ne on March 10, 2019, 16:14:51 PM
Have you tried Silverstone? Not sure what your budget is but I'm sure they still make desktop style cases.
Title: Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Post by: Serious on March 11, 2019, 18:10:10 PM
SilverStone Grandia SST-GD08B does look like an option. £137.88 is a little more than I would have liked but it's a home cinema case.

Now to find some guts to go into it. Already have a spare 1TB Crucial SSD. Some form of Nvidea GeForce 2070, AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Gen2 or 7 2700X Gen2 and 16GB memory. Decent starting point?
Title: Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Post by: Binary Shadow on March 11, 2019, 18:24:47 PM
full atx or could you use an mATX board?
Title: Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Post by: Serious on March 11, 2019, 18:29:39 PM
I would prefer a full ATX merely for the room to do stuff in the case. I have had mATX before but the case does get tight. Drive bays I really just need a couple of 5.25and a 3.5. One 5.25 is going to get a home for up to 4 X SSDs.
Title: Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Post by: Binary Shadow on March 11, 2019, 18:34:41 PM
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/search?sSearch=grandia

theres a few here but maybe too small for you, theres a couple of b grade items that might save a few £££ too
Title: Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Post by: Serious on May 01, 2019, 14:40:57 PM
OK, decided to do something completely different - 4U rack mount case.

Yes, totally mad. But there is method in it.

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07G4KF134
Title: Re: Can't find a single good desktop case
Post by: Serious on May 04, 2019, 14:42:34 PM
Case arrived. Heavy duty steel. No instructions of course, as if I need them. Chocolate fireguard lock - better than nothing.

Think it will do.


Waited so long the next gen AMD should be shipping in a few months...