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Budget case with more than two 3.5 drive bays

lyndonguitar

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#1
can anyone recommend me/help me find a budget case under $200 with more than two 3.5 HDD bays, I plan to build a PC once coffeelake releases(i7-8700k) and I am looking to replace my CM storm sniper.

I use 3 HDDs + 2 SSDs and in my research, most cases I see supports just 2 HDDs with the rest for SSDs.

It would be nice to have simple red/black colors/lighting, or have RGB.

I found this Thermaltake View 31 RGB Tempered Glass and Phanteks Enthoo Pro, looking nice for their prices. I am looking for others as well. I found a couple of decent ones but they all support just TWO 3.5 drive bays in the specs sheet like the Thermaltake Versa C23 and C21... I'm not sure if they can be configured to support more than two.
 
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#2
You can convert 5.25" -> 3.5" -> 2.5" (two if you want). Your case supports 5 x 3.5" as is...
 

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You can convert 5.25" -> 3.5" -> 2.5" (two if you want). Your case supports 5 x 3.5" as is...
I am looking to replace my cm storm sniper which is looking old and worn out, buying a new case together with my planned coffeelake build :)
 

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So a "budget" case is <$200....

NZXT Source 210 has 8 drive bays.
 

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after further research, I found the Thermaltake View 31 to support 6 drives, but only have 3 drive bays come from the box... It'll be hard to find where to buy additional 3 drive bays so I guess that option is out of the window
 
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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe...and it is under 200$, not really a budget case though
 

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$200 is more like my hard limit, but ofcourse the lower the price the better
 
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Err...under $200 is generous and just about everything. :)

I'd just recommend good material.. not some plastic hot rod looking crap.
 
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How big do you want the case to be? My Arc XL from Fractal has 8 bays
 

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You can look at the Corsair 750D.