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Hi guys,

I currently have an Acer Easystore H340 and it is getting to be time to upgrade. At the moment I am really unsure about which case to use. I was hoping I could tap into the expertise of the users on this forum for advice. I will be looking at using something like this


A 5 into 3 backplane for those who don't want to click. I am planning on using 2 of them. So my question is which case would fit two of these without case mods? I have googled around, but haven't really found much that matched what I was looking for.

EDIT: As for form factor, I was thinking smaller, but I have started to think that maybe something a bit larger would be better for keeping things cool. Anyhow, I look forward to your advice guys!

EDIT 2: for the motherboard I am looking at one of these




Ideally I would like something with 6 SATA 3 ports and dual NICs (nice but not a necessity), so if anyone knows of a mobo like that, please let me know smile.gif.

EDIT: come to think if it, 8 Sata ports may better serve my needs (6 for the storage drives +1 for the OS drive. Probably not going to find many 7 SATA port mobos).

Thoughts on this mobo?


Found a mobo with 7 SATA 3 ports


Know of any mobos for a core processor like this?
TIA guys!
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