I've been looking for a case that I can live with. I was originally going with a Lian-li pc60 I think was the model. Got one from Newegg, but one of the MB standoffs was corroded so I sent it back. I did not get it replaced.
Here's a link to the Lian-li for reference. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112330
The design of that case is the general idea of what I want. But I'd like to look at other options. I don't want one of those cases with an LCD screen so I have to pay an extra $200. I'd like to stay under $300. But if there's a case that speaks to me I'll consider going over.
I would like a case that can house at least three 3.5" HDs. 1 or 2 OD drives. I want a case that has fan sizes 120mm or up, there are a few with 80mm in the rear, but I want to avoid smaller than 120mm fans. I would like space for 140mm but I haven't seen any. Also needs to be aluminum.
So if anyone knows of a case that can pull those requirements, list it off. Otherwise, I'm looking for brands I can just google and search myself. Lian-li and Silverstone are really the only 2 names I know that do aluminum HTPC cases.
edit: realized I put 2.5" instead of 3.5"