Posts Tagged: atx

1The search for a 12 bay 5.25″ full tower case

I have an original CoolerMaster Stacker case (STC-T01-UW) that I use for my server. It is great because it has 12 5.25″ external drive bays. Strictly speaking it has 11 useable as 1 of them is taken up by the power button and front-usb module, but this can be modified if necesary. This spectacular case is great for fitting lots of HDDs for a storage array. My system currently has 10 regular size HDDs and 2 SSDs in it which fit easily with plenty of cooling. As I want to build a second server to migrate the older drives into I am looking for another case with equally impressive capacity…
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0PSU LogoPSU Efficiency: worth the upgrade? part 3

This is the third installment in a series of articles addressing PSU efficiency.  Article one focused on a theoretical new server, article 2 on a typical desktop PC.  This article will focus on a current real server, and introduces a new PSU – an 80+ platinum model.
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