What to do with old Thermaltake Tai-Chi case?

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by tikiman2012, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. tikiman2012

    tikiman2012 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Does anybody have any ideas about what an old Thermaltake Tai-Chi case can be reused or re-purposed for? It's been lying around for 10 years now. I can't bring myself to throw it away. It's a very rugged case & has to be good for something.

    It's this case.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/atx-btx-cases,1187-11.html
     
  2. Guarana [BAWLS]

    Guarana [BAWLS] [H]ard|Gawd

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    Mail it to me! :D
    (No, not really, the GF would murder me in my sleep)
     
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  3. JJ Johnson

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    File/storage server. Looks like there's room for a minimum of nine hard drives, but you could get a few 5-in-3 drive cages and have as many as 15 hot-swap hard drives with three of the drive cages.

    You could use the Supermicro cages at $100 each, or the Icy Dock cages, $80 each. there may be cheaper options.
     
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  4. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I'll take that thing.

    I love old thick aluminum cases. My current case is a modded for good cooling Lian Li PC-767.

    But seriously.. if you want to get rid of it, I'll pay shipping for it provided it isn't too much.
     
  5. stinger608

    stinger608 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Man, I wanted that case so bad when they were new, but it was way out of my price range. I never could justify the expense for one of those!

    As most have posted, I'd take that puppy off your hands for a nostalgic server build using my ole MSI Master 2FAR board and processors!

    That would be frigging awesome!!!!!!!!
     
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    w1retap [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I always wanted one of those as well. I remember drooling over it at CompUSA back in high school. :p
     
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    Cataulin [H]ard|Gawd

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    man if you were on the east cost in virginia/NC/Maryland I would drive to pick it up