Good small case for home server?

TheBuzzer

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Hi, I am wondering what is the best case to make a home server. The smaller the case the better with 5 slots at least for hdds.
 

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that seesm way too big.

it is almsot the same size as my antec p180b

I want something with like a custom motherboard running like a intel atom maybe. so laptop size board in the side of the hard drive rack. there was one before but they stop making it.
 

WarlordOne

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What form factor?

If your going mini-itx the Chenbro is nice

If you want to go mATX I would buy a mATX midtower and throw in a four bay hot swap cage (keep the 5th internal)

If you don'tt want hot swap I'd look at this case. Plenty of room for many HDD's
 

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cooler master centuriun. it is cheap, has all open bays for 4 hotswap bays . i own a antec mini p180 and it is a nice cool case with lots of room. for my whs
 

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I actually thought of both those cases but they aren't the smallest possible cases you could get for a mATX board. They are both nice cases but possibly bigger than necissary.

cooler master centuriun. it is cheap, has all open bays for 4 hotswap bays . i own a antec mini p180 and it is a nice cool case with lots of room. for my whs
 

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so far the chenbro one seems good . it would be cool if there was one like the chenbro one where it has two mroe hdd slots making the case a bit wider.
 

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it seems like mini itx board does not have much sata. wonder what motherboard they use that have enough for the 4 sata and did the dvd drive use an ide or usb?
 

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well it seems like chenbro is the only choice out there :) for mini itx server case.
 

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That is whay my Windows Home Server sits in.

It's what my Ubuntu server sits in too. Great case. It might not be particularly "mini" but I have 8 HDDs in it (plus the OS on a cheap SSD). No fuss, no external enclosures, great build quality and exceptionally quiet.
 
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