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    Chassis options that can rival the front-end of this? link/pics

    Currently using a Corsair 600T-white with iStarUSA 4x3.5's and 4x2.5's up front. The case is nice but after using the newer Dell servers at the office, it's hard to be impressed by the quality of consumer-grade parts.

    Is there any chassis (or REALLY solid 5.25-to-HDD bays) that can match the Dell parts in the links below? The security bezel up front is solid metal, and drive sleds are VERY solidly built with full-thick metal levers and proper LEDs for failed drives, activity, and power. None of it is just some stamped lightweight crap.

    http://www.zdnet.com/dell-poweredge-...ew-7000003879/

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-3-5-SAS...-/130701693993


    Any opinions? Thanks!!

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    supermicro are pretty good, still plastac

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    The Dell is a nice server, but very disappointing that it can only hold a maximum of 12x 3.5" drives, especially considering that the HP ML350P Gen8 can hold up to 18 and still have a full sized 5.25" bay available.
    Server: HP Proliant ML370 G6, 2x Xeon X5690, 144GB ECC Registered, 8x OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB on LSi 9265-8i (RAID 0), 12x Seagate Constellation ES.2 3TB SAS on LSi 9280-24i4e (RAID 6) and dual 1200W redundant power supplies.
    Gamer: Intel Core i7 6950X@4.2GHz, Rampage Edition 10, 128GB (8x16GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum 2800MHz, 2x NVidia Titan X (Pascal), Corsair H110i, Vengeance C70 w/Corsair AX1500i, Intel P3700 2TB (boot), Samsung SM961 1TB (Games), 2x Samsung PM1725 6.4TB (11.64TB usable) Windows Software RAID 0 (local storage).
    Beater: Xeon E5-1680 V3, NCase M1, ASRock X99-iTX/ac, 2x32GB Crucial 2400MHz RDIMMs, eVGA Titan X (Maxwell), Samsung 950 Pro 512GB, Corsair SF600, Asetek 92mm AIO water cooler.
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    Thanks for the help (or lack thereof) in resolving my P3700 issue, FUGGER...

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    Yeah, its a tough call... the supermicro stuff seems nice on paper, but not be stuck on aesthetics... looks fresh out of the 80s.

    Dell needs to step up the T320 and T420 a bit... there's more room for drives up front and not everyone needs a dual socket system.

    On the fence... the other thing is dust filtration... at least with the 600T (and many other consumer cases), the front fan filter takes care of 90% of the dust. I cut in a bitfenix spector pro fan up front in the 600T and use an aquaero on the fans to keep the drives at exactly 38C no matter the temp of the room. Not sure if I'd have that kind of control and cleanliness with the Dell chassis. Decisions decisions...

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