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    Default Need case with tons of 5.25" bays

    I'm building a home file server and want to use many 5-in-3 HDD stackers, so I need a case with lots of exposed 5.25" bays. I find Lian Li's website difficult to use as I have to click through to each chassis to see any details. There should be a way to search based on number of drive bays, or such.

    I'm aware of the PC-P80N with 12 bays, and the PC-343B with 18. The PC-A77 has 12 but doesn't seem to be available anywhere.

    Any others I should consider that I haven't found yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottJ97 View Post
    I'm building a home file server and want to use many 5-in-3 HDD stackers, so I need a case with lots of exposed 5.25" bays. I find Lian Li's website difficult to use as I have to click through to each chassis to see any details. There should be a way to search based on number of drive bays, or such.

    I'm aware of the PC-P80N with 12 bays, and the PC-343B with 18. The PC-A77 has 12 but doesn't seem to be available anywhere.

    Any others I should consider that I haven't found yet?
    Hi ScottJ97,

    The PC-80N and PC-343B would be your best options for cases that have a ton of 5.25" bays. Another option if you just wanted just straight 3.5" bays with a hotswap backplane is the PC-D8000, which has 20 easy access 3.5" bays.
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    Default Re: Need case with tons of 5.25" bays

    G'day ScottJ97,

    Start here with the PC-a77 or the PC-P80

    Older versions of these cases PC-a77F or PC-A79

    I am using the PC-A79 on which I have 2 Blu-Ray burners and 10 HDD's ( 2 cages of 4 HDD's {each cage of 4 HDD's take 3 normal bays} + 2 in 5.25, Bays to give me room for extra panels like card readers etc.) etc.

    Depending of where you are, some of the newer ones may not be available to you, i.e. the Suppliers may not have them or are to lazy to get them in for you.
    I'm in Australia and all I could get was the PC-A79.

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    Default Re: Need case with tons of 5.25" bays

    Not i Lian Li

    What Country and state are you looking in ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcbugfixer View Post
    Not i Lian Li

    What Country and state are you looking in ?

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    His location tag says San Fran, California. Newegg has the PC-80N and the PC-A79. The PC-D8000 is available in several places. The PC-343 can be found here.
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    Default Re: Need case with tons of 5.25" bays

    Quote Originally Posted by Lian Li Tech View Post
    His location tag says San Fran, California. Newegg has the PC-80N and the PC-A79. The PC-D8000 is available in several places. The PC-343 can be found here.
    My Browser was palying up and I could not see his Location Tag.

    You have this in hand so I will butt out ☺

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    Default Re: Need case with tons of 5.25" bays

    Quote Originally Posted by pcbugfixer View Post
    My Browser was palying up and I could not see his Location Tag.

    You have this in hand so I will butt out ☺

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    Thanks for the help. :)
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