[H]ard as it Gets
- Oct 14, 2001
I am considering taking mine out to put in a Lian-Li 343B 120mm fan adapter into my machine. I will put my drive into an external enclosure for the meantime. Anything wrong with that??
PXE server FTW!!At work I have about 1/2 of the machines without dvd drives since I never use them. All of our windows software is on isos that I can access via a network share (academic volume licencing) and Virtual CloneDrive.
Most people have no need for a server and many can eliminate the need by putting four, five, six or more large storage drives in a desktop. System designs today are silent and energy efficient enough that these systems can be run 24x7 and act as file servers on a network.I don't understand why cases are still designed with so many external bays, for the most part. Even the ones that have few 5.25" bays just replace all the gained space with 3.5"bays as if the majority of enthusiasts were running a server off their desktop cases.
Lian Li and Silverstone have a number of innovative small case designs, but they don't all sacrifice internal drive space purely for the sake of compactness.I wanna see more compact/efficient case designs with maybe a single 5.25" bay moved up and over the entire case (over the RAM area), add some sleds for two to four 3.5"/2.5" drives along the floor of the case (maybe two 3.5" there and two 2.5" behind the mobo), and shrink the entire thing substantially without really sacrificing GPU/CPU HSF room. Why is no one building something like this?