Two Cases for Your Home Server

By Victor Loh  |  Posted 2006-05-08 Email Print this article Print

Review: Home servers need lots of space, ample cooling, and a touch of style. We review two big PC cases that want to get a foot in your door.

Looking for a chassis with room to grow? Beefing up storage capacity with stacks of hard drives will require plenty of open bays, effusive airflow, and a sturdy frame to hold it all together. Heat and vibration kill hard drives, so selecting the proper container is more than just a matter of pricing and aesthetics. Massing bulk storage into a single box introduces heat density issues, potentially placing a substantial strain on your chassiss physical structure and cooling system, more so if youre running a dual-graphics setup or doing any overclocking. To deal with these challenges, you need a chassis built with these considerations in mind. Thermaltake and Silverstone have stepped up to the plate with their Eureka and Temjin TJ07 chassis. Do they have what it takes to keep your computer running strong and your data safe?
At a glance, these cases look pretty similar. But one costs twice as much as the other. Could Silverstone be taking us for a ride? Or could Thermaltake be cutting corners where they shouldnt? Lets take a closer look to find out.
Thermaltake is no stranger to large cases, to wit, the
The Eureka comes in your choice of two innocuous home theater colors—black or silver. Despite its size, it tips the scales at slightly less than 20 pounds, thanks to its all aluminum construction. Read the full story on ExtremeTech: Two Cases for Your Home Server

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