Okay, yeah. Let’s get right down to it.
For years, I’ve been waiting to replace my computer case with the perfect case. Of course, no one makes one. I’ve scoured Newegg’s catalog, but to no avail. No one else takes between 4 and 7 pictures of their products, though, so I haven’t bothered looking anywhere else.
Here’s what I need:
[ul]Case must be more than 18 inches deep. Height and Width are irrelevent, but my Abit AT7-Max2 requires 1 inch more than most ATX cases have in the depth department, otherwise, the case would have to be a full tower to prevent the CD-ROM drives from hanging over the motherboard, where they may not end up fitting due to motherboard doohickeys.
Case must accomodate at least 1 120 mm fan - Preferably in the front. The ability to place a 120 mm fan in the exhaust position would be an added bonus.
Case must have the internal 3.5" bays located directly behind the front intake fan. I’m sick of mounting my hard drives in the 5.25" bays and using those shitty baycoolers.
Minimum of 3 external 5.25" bays, and 2 3.5" bays.
Solid construction and rounded edges, because I hate bleeding on PCB’s.
Ability to mount feet on it is a plus. Ability to mount casters is a super-mega-double-plus.
Is it too much to ask for beige? I figure it is, so I won’t. Beige is an ultra-infinity-plus.
I DO NOT WANT A DRIVE BAY DOOR. I do not want to have to open a fucking door to access my CD-ROM drives, and I don’t want to click eject only to realize, “Shit, the door’s closed. There goes another drive.” Doors suck. I will hunt down and kill whoever invented them if I find out who it was. If you’re reading this, start running.
I could give two shits if it has a power supply or not, and I could give three shits if it has front-mounted USB. I have power supplies coming out my wazoo, and a hub for a reason. However, I will not complain if the perfect case cannot be purchased without these features.[/ul]
If anyone has seen anything vaguely resembling the perfect case I’m dreaming of, let me know.
This one was pretty close, until I realized it had a door. And it doesn’t come in anything but that ugly off-black, so it can go suck an egg.
This was the closest I could get, but guess what - Black! And gold? How gaudy is that shit? Ugh.
I’m really starting to think I need to invest in some sheet metal and crafting tools. I’m starting to wonder if the only way I’ll get a case with these specs is by making it myself.